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It's probably a mistake The details in your question rule out most ways of acquiring an extra skill proficiency according to the rules, in that: All your class/background skill choices are accounted for, so you didn't get it as a free choice due to overlapping class/background skill proficiency You don't get any skill proficiencies from your race You don't ...


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Your proficiency bonus is already applied to spell save DCs and spell attacks The Basic Rules clarify, in the chapter on Spellcasting (emphasis mine): The DC to resist one of your spells equals 8 + your spellcasting ability modifier + your proficiency bonus + any special modifiers. and... Your attack bonus with a spell attack equals your spellcasting ...


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The Handaxe is listed as a Military Melee Weapon. But in addition to that it has the Heavy Thrown property, and the Heavy Thrown property (Rules Compendium 260) specifies that A thrown weapon is a ranged weapon that is hurled from the hand, rather than used to launch a projectile. Thus, the Handaxe is both a melee and a ranged weapon. It can take ...


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There are a lot of questions here, but the main thrust of them appears to be "What are the properties of a Lizardfolk's Spiked Shield at being a weapon and/or a shield when a PC uses it?", mostly because all of these questions have the same answer. ...you [the DM] decide how much of a monster's equipment is recoverable after the creature is slain and ...


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The Player's Handbook only refers to adding “Your weapon's proficiency bonus (if you're using a weapon you're proficient with)” (page 274). Every other mention of determining attack bonus in the Player's Handbook and the Rules Compendium uses “appropriate bonuses” and such, not more specific language. It seems simplest to allow it, since they are proficient ...


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