I am playing with a group of relatively new players aside from one and the DM, and while another character and I seem to be contradicting each other, we have both been told we are right. What we don't understand is what bonuses are added to an attack roll to see if the blow will hit, and what is added to a damage roll to see how much damage is dealt.
In this example, here are my character's stats and weapon of choice:
- Initiative modifier: +5 = +5 [dexterity]
- Attack (handheld): +6/+1 = 7 [base] -1 [strength]
- Weapon Finesse: +12/+7 = 7 [base] +5 [dexterity]
- Attack (unarmed): +6/+1 = 7 [base] -1 [strength]
- Attack (missile): +12/+7 = 7 [base] +5 [dexterity]
Light Crossbow [1d8, crit 19-20/x2, range inc 80 ft., 4 lb, piercing]
As I'm wielding a crossbow, would I add my attack missile bonus (+12) to my attack roll to see if I get past the AC, or to the damage roll to see how much damage I deal?
My apologies for the confusing question. I'm afraid I don't have anything other than online resources, which don't seem to cover this specific detail of where to add the attack bonus.