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They are two separate things. Let's say you are a Rogue (1d8). When you level up, you roll 1d8 to determine your HP increment, no matter what your level is. Also, you have a reserve of dice (d8). When you perform a short rest, you can roll one or more of those dice in order to recover HP. The higher your level, the larger your dice reserve (at each levelup, ...


The character will begin with 3000 EXP SRD To determine the effective character level (ECL) of a monster character, add its level adjustment to its racial Hit Dice and character class levels. The monster is considered to have experience points equal to the minimum needed to be a character of its ECL.


It gives the total bonus, not the additional bonus per level. In other words, suppose I level up to 6. Is my proficiency bonus 3 or 14? It is 3 Page 57 of the System Reference Document 5.1 gives an example: Your proficiency bonus is always based on your total character level, as shown in the Character Advancement ...

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