# Is the FastCharacter website incorrectly calculating HP for my Sorcerer?

Based on my current knowledge, a Sorcerer with 14 Constitution (assuming you did HP averages) would start with:

Level 1: 6+2 = 8 hp
Level 6: 8+5x(4+2) = 38 hp

But on fastcharacter.com using the same relevant stats (14 con, lvl 6, wild magic, sorcerer), the character sheet shows 45 HP. What seems to be the problem?

• Nice character name - 'Heusten, we have a problem!' – Tiggerous Aug 7 '18 at 13:29

Creator of FastCharacter.com here. Y'all are right, sorcerers were getting d8 instead of d6 hit dice. Fixed it.

Your HP calculations look correct to me. Sorcerers have d6 hit die, the average of which is 4, which gives me the same result you came up with (assuming a CON modifier of 2):

Level 6: (6+2)+5x(4+2) = 38 hp

The average of a d8 is 5. So if a Sorcerer had a d8 hit die:

Level 6: (8+2)+5x(5+2) = 45 hp

Therefore, my conclusion is that the fastcharacter.com website might be using a d8 by mistake.

I made a 1st level wild magic teifling sorcerer at Fastcharacter.com, and got 10 HP with 14 Con.

Fastcharacter.com is using a d8 for the sorcerer instead of a d6

• I find this useful for having actually gone and creating the character yourself. Just to be sure I would instead say that you created a "1st level wild magic sorcerer" – Sdjz Aug 7 '18 at 13:31

Your calculation is correct, the site is wrong. It looks like they have used the calculation for d8s instead of d6s.

I would assume that if you de-leveled to 1st you would see 10hp

• Clarifying questions should be asked as a comment on the question, not as part of your answer. – V2Blast Aug 7 '18 at 9:52
• @V2Blast it wasn't a clarifying question, it was an assumption about a tool I have not used – Caleth Aug 7 '18 at 14:38