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Overhand Chop wrote:Overhand Chop (Ex): At 3rd level, when a two-handed fighter makes a single attack (with the attack action or a charge) with a two-handed weapon, he adds double his Strength bonus on damage rolls. This ability replaces armor training 1.PRD, Combat Section, Damage Subsection wrote:
Strength Bonus: When you hit with a melee or thrown weapon, including a sling, add your Strength modifier to the damage result. A Strength penalty, but not a bonus, applies on damage rolls made with a bow that is not a composite bow.
Off-Hand Weapon: When you deal damage with a weapon in your off hand, you add only 1/2 your Strength bonus. If you have a Strength penalty, the entire penalty applies.
Wielding a Weapon Two-Handed: When you deal damage with a weapon that you are wielding two-handed, you add 1-1/2 times your Strength bonus (Strength penalties are not multiplied). You don't get this higher Strength bonus, however, when using a light weapon with two hands.
Check the two wording. They're the same. Your Str bonus never change. Your bonus damage for wielding a 2 handed weapon is equal to 1,5 Str bonus. Your Str bonus never change. Overhand chop says that you add 2*Str bonus to damage when you make a single attack action.
If you're not agree, please, argument, because it's really clear for me.
Yeah, RAW, it appears you get the bonus for two-handed weapon and the bonus for Overhand Chop. Then again, RAW, it appears you get this :
When you hit with a melee or thrown weapon, including a sling, add your Strength modifier to the damage result.
And this :
When you deal damage with a weapon that you are wielding two-handed, you add 1-1/2 times your Strength bonus
Going by the wording here, and following exactly the same logic, nothing indicates those two bonuses are mutually exclusive either. So technically, any character using a two-handed weapon adds a total of 2-1/2 times his Strength bonus, with Overhand Chop letting you add a total of 4-1/2 times your Strength bonus.
But really, there's a point where the silliness has to stop. In any game worth its salt, by RAW, you get a book to the head.