Last Friday, I played my first session of D&D and I loved it.
I have a little bit of an obsession with seeing how to make characters be specifically optimised in one area. Right now I'm trying to figure out what is the highest usable base AC of a playable race.
So far I've come to the warforged race with their heavy armor for Integrated Protection. You have to be proficient with heavy armor, but from what I can tell, that has the possibility of giving the highest usable AC.
Class doesn't seem to matter, as long as you get proficiency with heavy armor.
But back to the race. With the warforged's Integrated Protection, the plate armor gives you an AC of 16 + proficiency bonus. At level 16, that would make your AC equal to 16 + 6, for a total of 22.
With that in mind, is there any way of increasing your proficiency bonus other than level?