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Do attacks without proficiency have disadvantage? [duplicate]

Do attacks without proficiency have disadvantage or do they just use the modifier for the weapon? ie. dex or str
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How to determine attack roll [duplicate]

I believe that you are supposed to add the strength modifier or dexterity modifier depending on if it is a melee weapon or if it is a ranged weapon respectively. Then add the proficiency bonus if they ...
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I need some help with understanding damage types and damage added to damage dice [duplicate]

I’m super new to DnD and I was hoping to get some clarification on a few things. My character has a long bow and a short sword. For the longbow it has an ATK bonus of +5 and damage/type of 1d8 +3 ...
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mechanics of attack and roll damage for hill dwarf figther lvl1 [duplicate]

STR 13 +1 DEX 14 +2 CON 17 +4 INT 15 +2 WIS 12 +1 CHA 17 +3 So, I attack with one hand Battleaxe 1d8 with dueling fighting style: Attack rolld20 - 16+1 from strength +2 from proficiency with ...
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In D&D, how do you calculate the attack bonus for a weapon? [duplicate]

I had my first character made for me, which was a big mistake. I am making a new lvl 6 druid/3 fighter/3 , and I'm stuck on this one part. So if I'm a drow druid/fighter with 2 short sword and 2 ...
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How are attack bonuses calculated in dnd 5e? [duplicate]

I am new to dnd, and all of my other characters were told what the attack bonuses are for their weapons, but now that I am on my own, I need to figure out the attack bonus for the quarterstaff, and ...
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Confusion about the damage modifier [duplicate]

I am a bit confused with the D&D 5e Starter Set. I'm fairly new to the game. In the character sheets, I am confused of what dice I use for damage rolls and what the modifiers are? Is it the ...
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How do hit dice affect my attacks?

I'm a brand new player and I want to clarify my attack sequence as simple as possible. I'm a level 1 Rogue, so I have 1d8 "hit dice" according to the rules. How does that affect me if I'm making ...
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Under what conditions would I NOT add my Proficiency Bonus to a Spell Attack Roll (or Saving Throw DC)?

For physical attacks, the scenario where you don't add your Proficiency bonus to an attack roll is relatively clear-cut: when you don't have proficiency in a weapon. If you're a Sorcerer trying to ...
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Which modifier shown in the D&D Beyond character sheet do I add to attack rolls with my longbow?

I'm a little uncertain what to add to my attack rolls. Can anyone confirm which of the below highlighted modifiers I should be adding to my D20 roll for attack with the longbow? I am proficient in ...
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How are attack bonuses calculated?

I have a level 2 Oathbreaker paladin with a javelin and a halberd, and I'm not sure how to calculate my attack bonuses. Can anyone explain it to me?
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If my character exchanges a crossbow for a longbow, how do my attack and damage rolls change?

My fighter exchanged a crossbow for a longbow at a Weapons Workshop he came across. The character has proficiency with Simple and Martial Weapons, with the Dueling fighting style, and is Dexterity ...
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Are hit dice used to add damage?

I know it’s a stupid question, but allow me to explain. I’m a DM with a group of players who all learned how to play at the same time about a year ago, (me included). We got off to a rough start and ...
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How much damage do I deal with the Shocking Grasp cantrip?

The description of the shocking grasp cantrip says: Make a melee spell attack against the target. You have advantage on the attack roll if the target is wearing armor made of metal. On a hit, ...
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What do you add to damage rolls? (5e) [duplicate]

Say you have a level 1 character (so a proficiency bonus of +2) and that character is proficient in ranged martial weapons and they have a dexterity of 16 (+3). If they attack using a longbow then ...

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