# Does the half-level modifier contribute to damage?

Taking a random spell, I find Flames of Phlegethos. Its hit is 3d10 + Constitution modifier fire damage. Let's say the caster has a constitution score of 16, and he is level 2. This means his constitution modifier is +3 from his constitution score, and he has +1 from his half level.

Would his damage on this spell be 3d10 + 3 or would it be 3d10 + 4? The PHB doesn't seem to clarify this. Thanks!

• Welcome @James! Luckily this question has been asked and answered before, so I've closed your question and merged it over to this one. – mxyzplk Jul 22 '12 at 1:09

Ability modifiers are applied to damage, but half-level isn't. So, in your example, the Flames of Phlegethos would inflict 3d10+3 damage.