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I am creating a drow ranger. They're at 3rd level, and it's my first time playing.

Their attack score is proficiency + ability + other bonuses.

They have Drow weapon training which includes shortswords, rapiers, and hand crossbows. My ranger class gives me simple & martial weapons training.

Does that mean their attack score is (2+2) + ability + other bonuses? enter image description here


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  • \$\begingroup\$ 3rd level, jumping into a game. first time playing. \$\endgroup\$ – ShadyGrin Oct 25 '17 at 22:11
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Training proficiencies don't stack.

It means 4+2 (ability and proficiency) as your ability is 18 for a rapier, or a hand crossbow, or a long bow, or a short sword. There are no other bonuses unless you left some out in your question.

The overlap between Drow and Ranger proficiency in weapons does not add / stack proficiency.

If you had made a Drow wizard, the wizard would have the same race based weapon proficiencies -- short swords, rapiers, hand crossbows -- which is a good deal since a normal wizard does not.

  • \$\begingroup\$ thank you, my DM is in Chicago, i am on the west coast. he has been as helpful as he can, but the time difference makes it hard to communicate. \$\endgroup\$ – ShadyGrin Oct 25 '17 at 22:37
  • \$\begingroup\$ @ShadyGrin Glad to be of help. My DM is in Spokane, two of us are on Central time, the other three on Eastern time. (Yeah, tough to get it all sorted sometimes ...) \$\endgroup\$ – KorvinStarmast Oct 25 '17 at 22:38

No, not 2 + 2. Proficiency bonuses don't stack even if you get them from multiple sources. You either know it or you don't. So assuming +2 as your proficiency bonus and, say, +3 as your Dex or Str, and no magic weapons or other non-proficiency bonuses, add 5 to the d20 roll.


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