I'm new here and this is my first question, so please excuse me if I didn't follow the rules or something.
I received my 5th edition D&D books recently and I'm working on a basic translation of the rules so I can play with some friends (French speaking).
Anyways, it took me a while to get my head around the whole Proficiency thing.
I think I understood how it works now and to which rolls I have to add the proficiency bonus.
However, after creating a sample character of each class for my friends to pick from, I couldn't stop thinking that something didn't seem quite right.
Here is a quick example;
The Fighter has a +3 STR modifier meaning that with a weapon he has Porficiency with he attacks with D20+5
The Druid has a +2 DEX modifier meaning that with a weapon he has Proficiency with he attacks with D20+4
I feel like this is a little unbalanced, the Fighter except for a few class perks (which the Druid also has by the way) has nothing "special" nor attractive.
Both the Fighter and the Druid have very similar attack rolls, they both have unique class perks, but the Druid also has a bunch of Cantrips and Spells.
What incentive do players have for picking a Fighter over a Druid?
For a moment I started thinking that it would make more sense if each class was proficient in an ability score instead.
This way the Druid would be proficient in Charisma, to help his spellcasting abilities, but would not have such a high DEX attack roll. - making the spellcasting ability the attractive part of playing a Druid.
The Fighter would be proficient in Strength, to help his close combat attack rolls. - making his high chances to land attacks in close combat the attractive part of playing a Fighter.
Did I misunderstand something when it comes to Proficiency? Am I reading too much into this and should spend time playing the game instead of asking these questions? Haha :)
Let me know what you guys think!