When casting the spell Reincarnate (PHB pg.271), does the target retain the ability score bonuses of their previous race?


When reincarnated you do not reatain ability score improvements from your previous race

Since your racial ability score improvements come directly from your race's nature, if anything changes your race, whether reincarnation, polymorph, etc. your racial ability score improvements will change just like any other racial trait

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    \$\begingroup\$ Can you add some references to support this? \$\endgroup\$ – NeutralTax Jan 15 at 3:58
  • \$\begingroup\$ @NeutralVax Your race changes, the mechanics for being your previous race go away. Are you disputing that? \$\endgroup\$ – Mark Wells Jan 15 at 4:57
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    \$\begingroup\$ You can actually add a citation to this. "...except it changes it's original race for the new one and changes it's racial traits accordingly." \$\endgroup\$ – Jason_c_o Jan 15 at 5:52
  • \$\begingroup\$ Wildshape changes the race but keeps the original mental stats. \$\endgroup\$ – Eternallord66 Jan 15 at 14:17

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