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Yes, the Barbarian is still surprised for any and all effects (including Surprise Attack) that rely on a creature being surprised. Surprise is a whole section, but the key part which really defines it is: Any character or monster that doesn’t notice a threat is surprised at the start of the encounter. If you’re surprised, you can’t move or take an ...


They are correct, you loose, well you don't get, the increase at level 19 for the Barbarian. However, you get the increase for 4 levels in the Fighter class. Hence, you are correctly assuming that you get 7 increases total. Their confusion is likely due to previous editions, notably 3e, to award ability score increases by character level, not class level. ...


You are correct, you get 7 ASIs You get 1 at Barbarian level 4. You get 1 at each of Fighter levels 4, 6, 8, 12, 14 and 16 For a total of 7 Ability score increases are computed for each class separately, and they go by class level and not character level.


You are correct, a Barbarian 4/Fighter 16 gains 7 ability score increases over the course of their career. 6 from their Fighter levels and 1 from their Barbarian levels. Obviously, if you had gone, for example, Barbarian 2/Fighter 18, you would have "lost" the level 19 ability score increase as was suggested to you, but since you took enough levels to gain ...


The Finesse property allows you to choose between using strength or dexterity when making an attack. As such, so long as you're making a melee weapon attack and choose to use strength for the attack roll than yes, Sneak Attack can be used in conjunction with Reckless Attack.


Nothing from the description of Uncanny Dodge suggests that it would reduce damage. At 2nd level, a barbarian gains the ability to react to danger before her senses would normally allow her to do so. She cannot be caught flat-footed, nor does she lose her Dex bonus to AC if the attacker is invisible. She still loses her Dexterity bonus to armor class if ...

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