Small God of the Dozens
Yeah, ability checks only. Yikes. I wasn't implying that the bonus should apply to combat (at all, ever), only that the purview of the profession was combat-oriented and might seem on the surface to lack ability checks to use it on.I think I'd just codify the Advantage thing to only apply to Ability Checks, to avoid the oddity of the Soldier and combat. If you're worried about in-combat things other than attack rolls, maybe limit it to out-of-combat--or unopposed, I guess, but that eliminates the benefits for your example of passing as a soldier.