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This question already has an answer here:

The table mapping an ability score to a modifier covers Ability Scores from 1 to 30.

A previous question established that it is indeed possible to attain an Ability Score of 1 due to effects lowering a character score below its nominal value.

This question wishes to explore the other end of the spectrum:

Is it possible for a character to attain a Strength Score of 30?


Another question established that 30 is the absolute cap: there is no way to go over 30. It is mentioned that monsters and gods could have an Ability Score of 30, but not that a character could.

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marked as duplicate by Rubiksmoose dnd-5e Apr 5 at 18:25

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  • \$\begingroup\$ @Rubiksmoose: I could not find any evidence that a character can indeed attain a Strength Score of 30 in the linked question/answers, only that it could not exceed 30, did I miss something? \$\endgroup\$ – Matthieu M. Apr 5 at 18:29
  • \$\begingroup\$ yes - you can benefit from a Manual of Gainful exercise (or more likely several different Manuals if you're a short-lived species) several times. Your score and maximum are raised by 2 each time. \$\endgroup\$ – Carcer Apr 5 at 18:31
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    \$\begingroup\$ @MatthieuM. Try seeing if this one answers that better. Are you just looking for what a score theoretically can be or for how it can be achieved? \$\endgroup\$ – Rubiksmoose Apr 5 at 18:32
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Rubiksmoose: Thanks, the latter is just spot on! I had not noticed that Manuals could be stacked, or that an Epic Boon existed. (I was looking for how to achieve it, I'd like a +10 modifier if possible!) \$\endgroup\$ – Matthieu M. Apr 5 at 18:34
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Rubiksmoose: This answer is exactly what I was looking for, so I'm content with my question remaining closed. Note that "duplicates" never get removed, they act as redirection signs, so the linked question will not go anywhere anytime soon :) \$\endgroup\$ – Matthieu M. Apr 5 at 18:40