Questions tagged [ability-scores]

For questions primarily about ability scores (and their associated abilities), mechanical components of a character in all editions of D&D that represent the character's innate attributes: Strength, Dexterity, Constitution, Intelligence, Wisdom, Charisma.

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Is the Great Weapon Master feat's +10 damage bonus added on top of your ability score modifier?

Using the Great Weapon Master feat, do you add the 10 damage bonus on top of the strength modifiers or is it just add 10 without the strength modifiers?
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How do I roleplay a character with low wisdom? [closed]

Each of the ability scores have their own quirks when it comes to negative numbers. 1 in strength is they can't wear clothes because they're so weak, 1 in con is their blood can't clot and they ...
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Is it possible to use a whip as an instrument because it creates a “sonic boom?” Furthermore, can they attack while “performing?”

I noticed that a whip when used creates a sonic boom. The definition of a musical instrument is as follows A musical instrument is a device created or adapted to make musical sounds. In principle, ...
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How can I roleplay a character who's been lobotomized? [closed]

I am doing a Starfinder campaign playing a Ysoki technomancer who had a black market brain augmentation go wrong, resulting in a "unique type of emergency lobotomization." I was lucky in my ability ...
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Can players perform checks using Ability modifiers? [duplicate]

To be broad here: Can Players use Ability Score Modifiers to add to their checks? For example: can someone make a "Strength" check. (Not an Athletics Check) to, perhaps, break open a chest with force....
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Would this Point Buy method be unbalanced? [closed]

I’m wanting to create a very unique character based around stat creation. The resulting character would be physically and mentally inept at all stats except one. Which stat is not the question but ...
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Are there rules that say that extremely high ability scores provide additional benefits solely because those ability scores are so high? [closed]

Skills are affected through stats obviously and it's pretty self explanatory how they will affect a skill as it's usually in the description. But what about things outside of skill scaling? Does a ...
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Are Ability Score Increases the same across all classes?

I did some quick research through the players handbook and it seemed like all classes gained ability score increase at 4th, 8th, 12th, 16th, and 19th levels. I only did this for a few classes but is ...
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Can I use an ability increase across two abilities or just 1?

When I level my paladin to level 4, I get an Ability Score improvement. Can I choose any ability score to improve? I can upgrade one by 2 or two by 1, correct?

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