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'''Attack bonus''' is a [[weapon]] [[item property]] which makes a [[character]]'s attacks more accurate by adding an amount to a character's [[attack bonus]].
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An '''attack bonus''' [[item property]] (on a [[weapon]]) makes a [[character]]'s attacks (with that weapon) more accurate by adding an amount to a character's [[attack bonus]].
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This also allows those attacks to pierce [[damage reduction]]; a weapon with a +2 attack bonus property ignores damage reduction of X/+2 and lower.
   
== Notes ==
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Multiple attack bonuses on an item do not [[stack]] with each other, nor with the attack aspect of an [[enhancement bonus]]. For example, a weapon with a +3 attack bonus and a +5 attack bonus versus dragons will add +3 to attack rolls against non-dragons and +5 to attack rolls against dragons. Similarly, a weapon with a +5 attack bonus and a +3 attack bonus versus dragons will add +5 to all attack rolls, regardless of what is being attacked.<!-- I concocted these examples, but would prefer it if the latter one could come from a standard item. Too many to look through at the moment though. -->
*A weapon with an attack bonus of +X can pierce [[damage reduction]] of N/+X or lower.
 
   
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The bonus from this item property is subject to the +20 [[attack bonus cap]].
 
[[category:item properties]]
 
[[category:item properties]]

Latest revision as of 00:39, August 22, 2011

An attack bonus item property (on a weapon) makes a character's attacks (with that weapon) more accurate by adding an amount to a character's attack bonus. This also allows those attacks to pierce damage reduction; a weapon with a +2 attack bonus property ignores damage reduction of X/+2 and lower.

Multiple attack bonuses on an item do not stack with each other, nor with the attack aspect of an enhancement bonus. For example, a weapon with a +3 attack bonus and a +5 attack bonus versus dragons will add +3 to attack rolls against non-dragons and +5 to attack rolls against dragons. Similarly, a weapon with a +5 attack bonus and a +3 attack bonus versus dragons will add +5 to all attack rolls, regardless of what is being attacked.

The bonus from this item property is subject to the +20 attack bonus cap.

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