D&D 5E Conditions

Baksartha

First Post
Does it seem odd to anyone else that when a creature is paralyzed,
unconscious, etc., it doesn't lose its Dex bonus to AC? Can some-
one explain why they chose to do this?

Thanks!
 

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Esper the Bard

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It does increase game speed, but I am never one to sacrifice immersion for the sake of speed. In this case, simply have a flat-footed type AC takes you maybe a few seconds to figure and write on your character sheet, and doesn't increase game complexity much at all.
 


Losing its dex bonus would be inappropriate actually. Instead it needs to read: "Dexterity drops to 0" so you now have a -5 bonus instead of what you had before!
 

Starfox

Hero
I wouldn't expect an official fix - 4E never had one as far as I know. But it doesn't annoy me particularly - I prefer the simplicity. You can always say they are helpless and auto-hit.
 

Blackbrrd

First Post
Odd? Sure.

At the same time it's a game and not a reality simulator and you allready feel fubar when unconscious/paralyzed, so I am happy it's not in the rules.
 

Klaus

First Post
Does it seem odd to anyone else that when a creature is paralyzed,
unconscious, etc., it doesn't lose its Dex bonus to AC? Can some-
one explain why they chose to do this?

Thanks!

Doesn't "attacks against you have advantage" cover that? It is essentially a -5 penalty to AC.
 


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