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DnD 5e - Proficiency

Proficiency is one of the most important parts of the game. It is a central part of any character or creature's statistics, and it's a defining part of what they are good at. Proficiencies come from several different sources, and apply to a variety of subjects, but every proficiency is measured by the same proficiency bonus.

For any given proficiency, you either have the proficiency or you don't. You will gain proficiencies from your character's race, their class, their background, and occasionally from some other sources.

Proficiency Bonus

Every character and every creature has a proficiency bonus, starting at +2 and growing as a creature becomes more powerful or as a character gains levels. This bonus applies to every d20 roll where one of your proficiencies applies.

Language proficiencies are an exception to this rule: Proficiency in a language allows you to speak, read, and write in that language, but you don't recieve a numerical bonus related to that capability.

Types of Proficiencies

  • Armor (Light, Medium, Heavy, and Shields)
  • Gaming Sets
  • Languages
  • Saving Throws
  • Skills
  • Tools
  • Vehicles
  • Weapons (Simple and Martial weapons)