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I'm building a character in the 5th edition and my background and class both mention survival proficiency, do i add the proficiency bonus twice or only once?

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marked as duplicate by SevenSidedDie dnd-5e Oct 19 '17 at 6:24

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    \$\begingroup\$ What system is it that you are using? Without that information, I'm afraid this is impossible to answer. \$\endgroup\$ – Wibbs Oct 18 '17 at 19:04
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    \$\begingroup\$ This sounds like it's probably 5th edition D&D. Is that the case? (If so, I believe we already have the answer to this question on the site, and we can provide a link to it.) You can edit your question to add what game it's about. \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie Oct 18 '17 at 19:08
  • \$\begingroup\$ it is the 5th edition. im new to D&D and dont really know what im doing. i do have a friend that is a DM but we havent been able to get together to figure everything out. \$\endgroup\$ – Vazlund Oct 19 '17 at 4:48
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    \$\begingroup\$ Possible duplicate: What happens if I get the same skill from both my background and my class? \$\endgroup\$ – daze413 Oct 19 '17 at 4:56
  • \$\begingroup\$ No trouble! As I thought, we do conveniently already have an answer for this question. I've made this question into a link to that existing matching question, where you'll find the answer to yours. Thank you for contributing to our “web” of questions that lead to that set of answers. :) \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie Oct 19 '17 at 6:24