Okay, so here are the circumstances. For the Rogue class in the PHB, p. 95, Dexterity and Intelligence are listed under Proficiencies > Saving Throws.
Does this mean I am granted the proficiency bonus in addition to my DEX and INT modifiers towards those saving throws?

Also are all of your saving throws granted bonuses from ability modifiers? Say I'm not proficient in CHA saving throws - do I still get the +1 from having 12 CHA?

  • \$\begingroup\$ before I adjusted your question, you asked whether the +2 modifier from 12 CHA would still get added - are you aware that, with 12 CHA, your modifier is only +1? The PHB has a list of modifiers according to ability scores, or you simply subtract 10 from your score and halve it (rounding down). \$\endgroup\$ Mar 20, 2018 at 0:27
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    \$\begingroup\$ Does this differ from all the similar questions that have been asked and closed? A cursory search reveals this, among many others, to say nothing of the PHB, starter set, etc. \$\endgroup\$
    – lunatamis
    Mar 20, 2018 at 4:36
  • \$\begingroup\$ @lunatamis IMO it is close but not a duplicate of that or any other question I can find. We also don't close questions if their answers can be found in the books. Our job is often to create answers using those references and point people to the books. \$\endgroup\$ Mar 20, 2018 at 11:38

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Your saving throw modifiers are calculated from the corresponding ability score and, if you are proficient in a particular save, your proficiency bonus.

So, assuming that you're for example a level 1 Half-Orc Barbarian (saving throw proficiencies: STR, CON) with the following stats (point buy):

  • STR: 16 (+3)
  • DEX: 14 (+2)
  • CON: 16 (+3)
  • INT: 8 (-1)
  • WIS: 10 (0)
  • CHA: 8 (-1)

You would have the following saving throw modifiers

  • STR: +5
  • DEX: +2
  • CON: +5
  • INT: -1
  • WIS: +0
  • CHA: -1

See also PHB, p. 179, Saving Throws.


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