For an attack to successfully hit a given Armor Class, would it need to get a number higher than the Armor Class or does it hit with the exact number as well?


From the PHB section on Attack Rolls, emphasis added:

If the total of the roll plus modifiers equals or exceeds the target's Armor Class (AC), the attack hits.

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    \$\begingroup\$ The mnemonic that I sling around is "Ties go to the roller." \$\endgroup\$ – goodguy5 Dec 11 '18 at 14:56
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    \$\begingroup\$ Or as I just heard in Role-playing Games Chat: "Tie goes to the die." or "die wins tie" \$\endgroup\$ – Rubiksmoose Dec 11 '18 at 18:27
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    \$\begingroup\$ Or, if you want an equivalent to "equals or exceeds": "meets or beats". \$\endgroup\$ – V2Blast Dec 11 '18 at 19:02
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    \$\begingroup\$ I call ACs and DCs the 'target number'. You succeed if you hit the target. \$\endgroup\$ – aherocalledFrog Dec 17 '19 at 16:15

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