# Do Arcane Ward's starting hit points include the INT modifier once or twice?

An abjuration wizard's Arcane Ward states:

[...] The ward has hit points equal to twice your wizard level + your Intelligence modifier.

So how many hit points is this supposed to be?

$$\ (2 \times WizardLevel) + INT_{mod}\$$

or

$$\2 \times (WizardLevel + INT_{mod})\$$ ?

I feel like the phrasing hints toward the first calculation, but it's still somewhat ambiguous.

• I knew the answer (Sdjz's answer) and yet every time I skimmed over that line personally I've re-questioned the same thing. It ALMOST SOUNDS like option 2, and oh how I wish it was. Jun 13 '18 at 12:15
• I don't mind downvotes, but I would appreciate it if they were accompanied by a comment explaining the issue. After all, you must think that something makes the question a bad one - but how would I change that for future questions if I don't know what the problem is? Jun 13 '18 at 14:16

It is $$\ (2 \times WizardLevel) + INT_{mod}\$$.