STR 13 +1
DEX 14 +2
CON 17 +4
INT 15 +2
WIS 12 +1
CHA 17 +3

So, I attack with one hand Battleaxe 1d8 with dueling fighting style:

  1. Attack rolld20 - 16+1 from strength +2 from proficiency with Battleaxe total 19

  2. Now roll for damage - 1d8 + 2 damage from dueling style = rolled 3+2 (dueling)

Is this correct? And on the attack roll do I need to add +1 damage from strength ability score modifier?

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    – Someone_Evil
    Apr 21, 2020 at 14:36
  • \$\begingroup\$ As the linked answer shows, yes, you add the +1 (STR) damage to the damage roll \$\endgroup\$ Apr 21, 2020 at 14:36
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You've got it.

Attack bonus is {relevant ability modifier} + {proficiency bonus, if proficient with the weapon} plus anything else that says it modifies your attack.

Damage bonus is {relevant ability modifier (with squirrely bits when two-weapon fighting)} plus anything else that says it modifies damage.

For your battleaxe STR is the relevant ability, and as a fighter you're proficient. Check, check!

(Also, your CON most should be +3, not +4. It's given by score - 10, divide by 2, round down, if that helps. Or it may just have been a typo.)

  • \$\begingroup\$ thank you, I have been reading all the basic rules and i am using charactermancer on rolld20, but it seems that messes up the scores etc... \$\endgroup\$
    – DT8
    Apr 21, 2020 at 15:34
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    – nitsua60
    Apr 21, 2020 at 16:53
  • \$\begingroup\$ Since you got an answer in, it may be good to cover the misconceptions on modifiers they have for CON. \$\endgroup\$
    – NotArch
    Apr 21, 2020 at 17:33
  • \$\begingroup\$ Good point. Hadn't even noticed! \$\endgroup\$
    – nitsua60
    Apr 21, 2020 at 18:18
  • \$\begingroup\$ thanks guys for helping, i am new to the game although i play other games fantasy etc \$\endgroup\$
    – DT8
    Apr 22, 2020 at 17:48

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