The Infernal Legacy racial trait grants a Tiefling the ability to cast Hellish Rebuke as a 2nd level spell and the Handbook says that you use Charisma for the spellcasting ability of these spells. So if my Ranger Tiefling has a Charisma score of 14, would the Spell Save DC for Hellish Rebuke's damage be 10 (8+Charisma Mod of 2) or would I add the proficiency bonus to it as well?

  • \$\begingroup\$ @Thyzer - we should not assume the edition, even if there are terms that make it seem obvious. \$\endgroup\$ – inthemanual Apr 24 '17 at 23:39
  • \$\begingroup\$ Hey all, it's not necessary to require the OP to fix the tag themself when it's obvious. There's only one edition that has all these terms together, so we're safe to do it ourselves. \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie Apr 25 '17 at 0:09
  • \$\begingroup\$ I guess it's ok to undelete my answer then. \$\endgroup\$ – Thyzer Apr 25 '17 at 0:13

The Spell save DC would include the proficiency bonus.

Player Handbook (p.205)

The DC to resist one of your spells equals 8 + your spellcasting ability modifier + your proficiency bonus + any special modifiers

A special modifier would be a bonus from a magic item for example.


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