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Weapon damage mods

hong

WotC's bitch
Which modifiers go inside the [ ], and which outside?

Ability modifier - outside (obviously)
Versatile - outside
Enhancement/magic weapon - inside
Weapon Focus - inside?
Others - inside?
 

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Zurai

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Only the dice are counted in the [W]. The others are added outside implicitly, except for stat modifiers, which are only included if explicitly called for.
 


Zurai

First Post
PHB page 276:
"Roll the damage indicated in the power description. If you're using a weapon for the attack, the damage is some multiple of the weapon damage dice.

...

In addition, any of the following may apply to the damage roll:
...
An enhancement bonus"
 

NorthSaber

First Post
A) So if a Str 18 Eladrin Fighter with the feat Eladrin Soldier used Sure Strike (no Str bonus to damage) while wielding a +1 longsword two-handed, how much damage would he do?

B) How about if he attacked with Brute Strike instead?

The way I figure it:

A) 1d8 (longsword) +1 (magic) +1 (versatile) +2 (feat) = 1d8+4

B) 3d8 (longsword) +1 (magic) +1 (versatile) +2 (feat) +4 (strength) = 3d8+8

Page 276 has a pretty clear example - only the rolled dice (both normal damage and crit) get multiplied.

This means that attacks that give you multiple hits at 1[W] are usually better than ones that give you a single high-damage hit, as you get the secondary bonuses multiplied by the amount of hits.
 
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Danceofmasks

First Post
As well as more chances of rolling crits ... and using 'em to recharge powers by being a swordmaster .. *whistles innocently*

Getting back from tangent, longsword does D8
 

hong

WotC's bitch
NorthSaber said:
A) So if a Str 18 Eladrin Fighter with the feat Eladrin Soldier used Sure Strike (no Str bonus to damage) while wielding a +1 longsword two-handed, how much damage would he do?

B) How about if he attacked with Brute Strike instead?

The way I figure it:

A) 1d8 (longsword) +1 (magic) +1 (versatile) +2 (feat) = 1d8+4

Is there a cite for this?
 



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