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When using hail of thorns is the spell attack bonus added to the roll?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Can you clarify what game/edition you're asking about? And perhaps provide more detail about what exactly you mean by "spell attack bonus," and which roll it might be added to? \$\endgroup\$ – A_S00 Dec 15 '17 at 19:09
  • \$\begingroup\$ I'm with @A_S00: without knowing which roll you're talking about--and for all I know you're talking about the originating attack roll, damage roll, the targets' saves, or something else--I can't tell whether the answers that come in are good ones. \$\endgroup\$ – nitsua60 Dec 15 '17 at 19:56
  • \$\begingroup\$ Using 5E, asking about adding the spell attack modifier to the D10 damage roll from hail of thorns spell, not the weapons damage roll. \$\endgroup\$ – Ryan Perry Dec 16 '17 at 21:47
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No. On the first successful hit (using a normal weapon attack), Hail of Thorns forces the targets within 5' to make a Dexterity save against the spellcaster's spell DC or else take full damage (half damage on a miss). The spell DC for the character's spells is calculating similarly, but separately form the character's spell attack bonus.

Spell casting Ability (Ranger)

Wisdom is your spellcasting ability for your ranger spells, since your magic draws on your attunement to nature. You use your Wisdom whenever a spell refers to your spellcasting ability. In addition, you use your Wisdom modifier when setting the saving throw DC for a ranger spell you cast and when making an attack roll with one.

Spell save DC = 8 + your proficiency bonus + your Wisdom modifier

Spell attack modifier = your proficiency bonus + your Wisdom modifier

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