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Base Attack Bonus


Rules Questions

Shadow Lodge

I went through the book several times and the PFS manual and was unable to find how to calculate the base attack bonus. I even searched the forums for a bit and nothing there either.

Little help here? And yes this is my first pathfinder character.

Thanks in advance.

Qadira

dweber77 wrote:

I went through the book several times and the PFS manual and was unable to find how to calculate the base attack bonus. I even searched the forums for a bit and nothing there either.

Little help here? And yes this is my first pathfinder character.

Thanks in advance.

Base attack bonus is defined by what class you play. Just look at the tables for the individual classes in the books or the PRD. For instance, take a look at the Barbarian table and you will see the 'Base Attack Bonus' column.

Grand Lodge

dweber77 wrote:

I went through the book several times and the PFS manual and was unable to find how to calculate the base attack bonus. I even searched the forums for a bit and nothing there either.

Little help here? And yes this is my first pathfinder character.

Thanks in advance.

Hello and welcome! You need to look in each class there is a table which shows your level progression and it's listed there.

The short hand is:

d10 and d12 for HD, +1 BAB each level (so level)
d8 for HD, +3/4 BAB each level (so rounddown(level*.75))
d6 for HD, +1/2 BAB each level (so rounddown(level*.5))

Hope that helps (and makes sense) :)

Shadow Lodge

Son of a gun. Ok got it thank you.

How I missed that I have no clue. Thanks both of you.

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