I'm playing a level 5 Eladrin Ranger (I think it's a pre-gen) with 4e rules. On my character sheet under attacks it says:

Longbow: +10 attack, 1d10+1 damage

What is the +10? Do I add it to my attack roll? Cause that'd be awesome, but adding 10 to every roll seems kind of OP. I know how to do the damage, I only want to know what I do with this +10. I can't find an explanation anywhere.

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That's your total attack modifier, which is added to your d20 roll.

The Character Builder (and its associated character sheet viewer) automatically adds all relevant numbers for a power together and gives you the total, to allow for quick reference instead of having to add everything up manually every time. It can be customized to display values for a number of different weapons, if you have more than one applicable one available.

As a side note, +10 is a pretty standard attack bonus at level 5, it's certainly not OP.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Might even be a touch low. \$\endgroup\$
    – wax eagle
    Jan 8, 2016 at 5:19
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    \$\begingroup\$ Probably worth noting: at level 5, your average monster should have an AC of 19. +10 to hit means you would have a 60% chance of hitting, on average, which is standard to slightly low. \$\endgroup\$
    – JLan
    Jan 10, 2016 at 4:01

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