DPR Calculator

DnD 5e – DPR Calculator Updates!

The DPR calculator has been an absolute treasure while developing new subclass handbooks, allowing us to provide actual math to back up our assertions and speculation about the effectiveness of various options and the opportunity costs for doing one thing over another. But it didn’t support once-per-turn damage bonuses, which made DPR calculations for some builds require some extra manual math.

No longer. The DPR calculator now supports once-per-turn damage boosts. This makes it much easier to calculate DPR for characters that rely on damage boosts like Sneak Attack or the Horizon Walker Ranger’s Planar Warrior.

What does this let me do?

Ask yourself: “How much does two-weapon fighting improve a rogue’s damage output?” Well, you could spend a bunch of time doing that math manually, or you could open up the DPR calculator and work it out in just a few minutes.

Let’s assume short swords, 16 Dexterity, and +2 Dex at levels 4 and 8.

LevelOne WeaponTWF% DifferenceOne Weapon (Adv.)TWF (Adv.)% Difference
16.858.0217%9.4610.6713%
26.858.0217%9.4610.6713%
39.3011.6425%12.8715.3019%
49.9512.2924%13.7516.1818%
512.4015.9228%17.1620.8121%
612.4015.9228%17.1620.8121%
714.8519.5432%20.5725.4424%
815.5020.1930%21.4526.3223%
917.9523.8133%24.8630.9524%
1017.9523.8133%24.8630.9524%
1120.5027.4434%28.2835.5726%
1220.5027.4434%28.2835.5726%
1322.8531.0636%31.6940.2027%
1422.8531.0636%31.6940.2027%
1525.3034.5837%35.1044.8328%
1625.3034.5837%35.1044.8328%
1727.7538.3038%38.5149.4628%
1827.7538.3038%38.5149.4628%
1930.2041.9239%41.9254.0929%
2030.2041.9239%41.9254.0929%

Answer: Almost 40% at high levels, and TWF becomes a larger boost as you add more Sneak Attack damage.

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  1. Dmitriy February 26, 2023
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