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For questions about Armor Class (AC), the mechanical abstraction of how difficult it is to hit and cause damage to an opponent in D&D and related RPGs.

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Does magic armor grant an enhancement bonus to its armor bonus, or directly to your AC? [duplicate]

My previous assumption was that magic armor and magic shields gain an enhancement bonus to their own armor/shield bonuses, which indirectly translates to increased AC. However, in the process of ...
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Does Jack of all trades affect AC?

I have seen many questions on the web related to Jack of All Trades, revealing facts new to me such as that it adds to initiative, on account of being an ability check which Jack of All Trades indeed ...
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How is the Cost of armour affected by the armour's attributes such as AC and type?

The 'Armor and Shields' section of the Player's Handbook lists the AC and Cost of armour and shields. The top end of each armour type (Light, Medium, Heavy) is substantially more expensive than the ...
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Is there anything that prevents this “Negative AC armor” creation process to function?

This is a follow-up to a portion of this answer to a previous question of mine pertaining to the lowest possible achievable AC. The question is also slightly different as it pertains to magical armor ...
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How much of my dexterity modifier can I add when wearing scale mail?

In the 5th edition of Dungeons & Dragons scale mail armor has an AC of 14 + Dexterity bonus (max 2). Does this mean that I can only add 2 from my Dexterity modifier even if it is higher?
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What is Armor Class used for?

I have never understood or found any answer to how to use your AC. Is it something the GM have to keep in mind all the time to reduce or add damage to specific players based on how high their AC is, ...