I don't think that's the case. In all the other places on the official char sheet where they add the ability modifier to half the character level, the label is "mod + 1/2 lvl" or "abil mod + 1/2 lvl". I think it's just using the base dex mod, here, and adding the 1/2 level explicitly. The effect is the same. Your cumulative initiative bonus is your Dex mod plus half your level.skullking said:This means that half the level is double counted.