At level 4, Ability score improvement count magical Ability boosts instead of the real Ability score

Baraz
Level 14
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10 months ago

Example to make this clearer : 

  • My Dwarf Paladin has a real Str of 14.
  • He just found a magical belt that raises his Str above 20. 
  • He gained level 4 and does a Long Rest, but cannot use the Ability score improvement to boost his real Str 14 without first cancelling the whole rest/levelling, reloading a save and removing the magical item to redo the levelling. 

It is probably not a priority bug, as it is easy for the player to understand the bug and restart (presuming they had the wits to do a save game before levelling). 


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Subetai99
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10 months ago

Why are you raising his actual strength, if he has a belt of giant strength?  Seems like I would take a feat or put the points into somewhere else on my character.  I can see what you are saying, in your comment about the game thinking you have a 21 strength, instead of your actual 14.  That might be harder for them to fix, though and not sure how many people will raise up their 14 str to 16, while wearing a belt of giant strength! :) 

Baraz
Level 14
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10 months ago (edited)

Why are you raising his actual strength, if he has a belt of giant strength?  Seems like I would take a feat or put the points into somewhere else on my character.  I can see what you are saying, in your comment about the game thinking you have a 21 strength, instead of your actual 14.  That might be harder for them to fix, though and not sure how many people will raise up their 14 str to 16, while wearing a belt of giant strength! :) 

Ultimately, I improved his Con for both better HP and Con saves. 

The idea though is that, a player could decide to increase Str and transfer the magical item unto another character.  My Dwarf Clerc would love 21 Strength also. :P 

Note the issue would occur for less powerful items like an item of +2 Dexterity (if the character has 18 or 19+2 magical for example), etc.


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Tactical Myzzrym
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10 months ago

Noted