Questions tagged [bonus-type]

For questions about the various categories of numerical additions to rolls and scores - often pertaining to whether a particular type of bonus can stack with another, or with itself.

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Do ability-boosting items or spells count for meeting feat prerequisites? [duplicate]

Do ability-boosting items or spells count for meeting feat prerequisites? I always reckoned that they do not. But now I wonder. For example, the text for Gloves of Dexterity is They add to the ...
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Where does the Saber-Toothed Tiger's static +5 damage bonus on her Bite and Claw attacks come from?

From the description in the Monster Manual, one can clearly see the Saber-Toothed Tiger has a Proficiency Bonus of +2. She has +3 in Perception which is 2 + her Wis modifier (+1). She has +6 for ...
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Does Iron Guard's Glare stack with itself?

The Devoted Spirit Stance Iron Guard Glare reads: While you are in this stance, any opponent that you threaten takes a -4 penalty on attack rolls against your allies. Tome of Blades p. 59 Let's ...
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What are the monk's stat bonuses? [closed]

I can't seem to find what bonuses the monk gets. I play a genasi monk, and I know that I get a +1 on Wisdom because of my race. I also know that Dexterity and Constitution are important for a monk, ...
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Does Mental Arsenal improve Reflex defense?

The Iron Soul Monastic Tradition in Psionic Power includes Mental Arsenal: Mental Arsenal: While wielding a weapon other than one in the unarmed weapon group, you gain a +1 shield bonus to AC. ...
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Aid another bonus type?

So after dredging every resource I can, I still can't find what bonus type aid another is... First thought was circumstance, but that doesn't stack while aid another does... Or is it simply not typed? ...
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Is spell attack bonus added to hail of thorns? [closed]

When using hail of thorns is the spell attack bonus added to the roll?
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If a penalty is reduced past 0, does it become a bonus?

Context: stealthy sniper advanced rogue talent reduces sniping check to -10. Expert sniper feat reduces the penalty by 10. The 5 rank skill unlock for stealth also reduces the penalty for sniping by ...
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Does the feat allied spellcaster stack with itself?

I am building a caster and looking for ways to increase my caster level. One such way is the teamwork feat Allied Spellcaster. The bonus is untyped so I am wondering if it is allowed to stack with ...
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Ioun Stone (amber spindle) stacking

Ioun Stone (amber spindle) states: This stone grants you a +1 resistance bonus on saving throws. The bonuses from multiple amber spindles stack (up to a maximum of a +5 resistance bonus to saving ...
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Do a competence bonus vs. poison and an untyped bonus vs. poison stack?

A character just acquired a Serpent Belt which gives a +4 bonus vs all poisons. This belt’s wearer gains a +4 bonus to all poisons. The same character also has a Comfort's Cloak which gives a ...
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How is attack bonus calculated with a Multiclassed Zen Archer Evangelist with flurry of arrows?

How is attack bonus calculated with a Multiclassed Zen Archer Evangelist with flurry of arrows? It seems that I am getting a double bonus with successive levels. I am outpacing my fellow adventurers....
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Do Arcane Strike and similar feats stack with Enhancement bonus?

Arcane Strike: As a swift action, you can imbue your weapons with a fraction of your power. For 1 round, your weapons deal +1 damage and are treated as magic for the purpose of overcoming damage ...
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Can the Stat Bonus from Wish and from a Tome of Understanding Stack?

Can I stack the enchantment bonus of a wish spell (aka raising one stat by +5) with the bonus from reading a Tome of Understanding (if it was made via a miracle) to raise the same stat? Basically ...
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Can a character ever use multiple tomes of the same type?

The manual of bodily health, tome of understanding, tome of clear thought and similar items grant their readers inherent an bonus to their ability scores. From what I understand, these bonuses ...
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Are Sacred and Profane bonuses the same thing?

The way they are presented, Sacred and Profane bonuses very much look like two sides of the same coin. That said, is there any indication in the rules of whether they stack (as different bonuses) or ...
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Do bonuses of the same type to specific saving throws stack if they can be both applied to the same effect?

My question may look unclear, so here is my problem : I found two character traits, one gives a +2 trait bonus to saving throws against charm and compulsion effects, the other gives a +2 trait bonus ...
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Would the shield spell stack with shield enhancement when it replaces the shield bonus?

When you use a shield and it has an enhancement value, both of these are added to your AC. Normally when you use the shield spell, it tends to have a better bonus than the shield you are using so it ...