Ability Dice

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See also Racial Ability Modifiers

Method V

This method, introduced in Unearthed Arcana and expanded here, gives the player an opportunity to generate a character of the desired class and be (reasonably) assured that the ability scores for the character will meet the minimum requirements for the class in question.

After the player chooses his race and class(es), he or she rolls a certain number of six-sided dice for each ability score to be generated, as indicated on the following table. The best three dice rolls for each ability are added together to produce the ability score. Racial Ability Modifiers are applied after the abilities are rolled.

If the total of the three highest die rolls (after ability modifiers) are below the minimum requirements for an ability in the chosen class(es), the player may still pursue their chosen class, but suffers a -5% penalty on earned experience for every ability score that is below the required levels.

Sub-Abilities: If using sub-ability scores (from Player’s Options: Skills and Powers), the dice listed below should be rolled twice (once for each sub-ability). The player can assign the results of the roles to either of the two sub-abilities as he chooses. The primary ability (which is only used for Proficiency checks) is the average of the two sub-ability scores (round up). Any racial modifiers are applied equally to both sub-abilities (for example, an Elf which receives +1 to Dexterity, applies a +1 bonus to both his Aim and Balance sub-ability scores).

Improving Abilities: Through extensive training and practice, all characters can eventually improve their core attributes. At 10th level (and again at 20th level and 30th level), the character may add 1 point to a single sub-ability score. In addition, many magic items can increase a character’s ability scores and certain kits may grant additional opportunities to improve the character’s abilities. Any such effects will be described in the specific entry for the kit or magic item in question.


Single-class Characters

Class Strength Dexterity Constitution Intelligence Wisdom Charisma
Fighter 8 6 7 3 4 5
Paladin 6 3 5 4 7 8
Ranger 6 5 8 4 7 3
Barbarian 8 6 7 3 4 5
Berserker 7 5 8 3 4 6
Harper 6 7 3 5 8 4
Cleric 6 4 7 3 8 5
Crusader 8 4 5 3 6 7
Monk 4 5 6 7 8 3
Shaman 6 5 7 3 8 4
Druid 6 4 5 3 7 8
Mystic 3 5 4 6 7 8
Mage 3 7 5 8 6 4
Illusionist 3 8 4 7 6 5
Runecaster 4 6 5 7 8 3
Spellsinger 3 7 4 8 6 5
Thief 6 8 7 5 3 4
Bard 5 6 3 7 4 8
Shadow Walker 4 8 6 7 5 3
Spy 6 8 4 7 5 3
Lone Wolf 3 8 4 7 6 5
Tinker 4 8 6 7 3 5
Psionicist 3 5 6 7 8 4

Multi-class Characters

Class Strength Dexterity Constitution Intelligence Wisdom Charisma
Fighter/Cleric 7 5 7 3 6 4
Fighter/Crusader 8 5 6 3 5 5
Fighter/Monk 6 6 7 5 6 3
Fighter/Shaman 7 6 7 3 6 4
Fighter/Holy Crusader 8 5 7 3 6 4
Fighter/Druid 8 6 7 4 6 6
Fighter/Mystic 6 6 6 5 5 6
Fighter/Mage 6 7 6 6 5 4
Fighter/Illusionist 6 7 6 5 5 4
Fighter/Runecaster 6 6 6 5 6 3
Fighter/Spellsinger 6 7 6 6 5 4
Fighter/Thief 7 7 7 4 3 4
Fighter/Bard 7 6 5 5 4 6
Fighter/Shadow Walker 6 7 7 5 4 3
Fighter/Spy 7 7 6 5 4 3
Fighter/Lone Wolf 6 7 6 5 5 4
Paladin/Cleric 6 4 6 4 6 5
Paladin/Crusader 7 4 5 4 5 6
Paladin/Monk 5 4 6 6 6 4
Paladin/Shaman 6 4 6 4 6 4
Paladin/Holy Crusader 7 4 6 4 6 5
Paladin/Druid 7 4 6 4 6 7
Paladin/Mystic 5 4 5 5 6 6
Paladin/Mage 5 5 5 6 5 4
Paladin/Illusionist 5 6 5 6 5 5
Paladin/Runecaster 5 5 5 6 6 4
Paladin/Spellsinger 5 5 5 6 5 5
Paladin/Thief 6 6 6 5 4 4
Paladin/Bard 6 5 4 6 4 6
Paladin/Shadow Walker 5 6 6 6 5 4
Paladin/Spy 6 6 5 6 5 4
Paladin/Lone Wolf 5 6 5 6 5 5
Ranger/Cleric 6 4 8 4 8 4
Ranger/Crusader 7 4 7 4 7 5
Ranger/Monk 5 5 7 6 8 3
Ranger/Shaman 6 5 8 4 8 4
Ranger/Holy Crusader 7 4 7 4 8 4
Ranger/Druid 7 5 7 5 8 6
Ranger/Mystic 5 5 6 6 7 6
Ranger/Mage 5 6 7 7 7 4
Ranger/Illusionist 5 6 6 6 7 4
Ranger/Runecaster 5 5 7 6 8 3
Ranger/Spellsinger 5 6 6 7 7 4
Ranger/Thief 6 6 8 5 5 4
Ranger/Bard 6 5 6 6 6 6
Ranger/Shadow Walker 5 6 7 6 6 3
Ranger/Spy 6 6 6 6 6 3
Ranger/Lone Wolf 5 6 6 6 7 4
Barbarian/Cleric 7 5 7 3 6 5
Barbarian/Crusader 8 5 6 3 5 6
Barbarian/Monk 6 6 7 5 6 4
Barbarian/Shaman 7 6 7 3 6 5
Barbarian/Holy Crusader 8 5 7 3 6 5
Barbarian/Druid 8 6 7 4 6 7
Barbarian/Mystic 6 6 6 5 6 7
Barbarian/Mage 6 7 6 6 5 5
Barbarian/Illusionist 6 7 6 5 5 5
Barbarian/Runecaster 6 6 6 5 6 4
Barbarian/Spellsinger 6 7 6 6 5 5
Barbarian/Thief 7 7 7 4 4 5
Barbarian/Bard 7 6 5 5 4 7
Barbarian/Shadow Walker 6 7 7 5 5 4
Barbarian/Spy 7 7 6 5 5 4
Barbarian/Lone Wolf 6 7 6 5 5 5
Harper/Cleric 6 6 5 4 8 5
Harper/Crusader 7 6 4 4 7 6
Harper/Monk 5 6 5 6 8 4
Harper/Shaman 6 6 5 4 8 4
Harper/Holy Crusader 7 6 5 4 8 5
Harper/Druid 7 6 5 5 8 7
Harper/Mystic 5 6 4 6 8 6
Harper/Mage 5 7 4 7 7 4
Harper/Illusionist 5 8 4 6 7 5
Harper/Runecaster 5 7 4 6 8 4
Harper/Spellsinger 5 7 4 7 7 5
Harper/Thief 6 8 5 5 6 4
Harper/Bard 6 7 3 6 6 6
Harper/Shadow Walker 5 8 5 6 7 4
Harper/Spy 6 8 4 6 7 4
Harper/Lone Wolf 5 8 4 6 7 5
Cleric/Mage 5 6 6 6 7 5
Cleric/Illusionist 5 6 6 5 7 5
Cleric/Runecaster 5 5 6 5 8 4
Cleric/Spellsinger 5 6 6 6 7 5
Cleric/Thief 6 6 7 4 6 5
Cleric/Bard 6 5 5 5 6 7
Cleric/Shadow Walker 5 6 7 5 7 4
Cleric/Spy 6 6 6 5 7 4
Cleric/Lone Wolf 5 6 6 5 7 5
Crusader/Mage 6 6 5 6 6 6
Crusader/Illusionist 6 6 5 5 6 6
Crusader/Runecaster 6 5 5 5 7 5
Crusader/Spellsinger 6 6 5 6 6 6
Crusader/Thief 7 6 6 4 5 6
Crusader/Bard 7 5 4 5 5 8
Crusader/Shadow Walker 6 6 6 5 6 5
Crusader/Spy 7 6 5 5 6 5
Crusader/Lone Wolf 6 6 5 5 6 6
Monk/Mage 4 6 6 8 7 4
Monk/Illusionist 4 7 5 7 7 4
Monk/Runecaster 4 6 6 7 8 3
Monk/Spellsinger 4 6 5 8 7 4
Monk/Thief 5 7 7 6 6 4
Monk/Bard 5 6 5 7 6 6
Monk/Shadow Walker 4 7 6 7 7 3
Monk/Spy 5 7 5 7 7 3
Monk/Lone Wolf 4 7 5 7 7 4
Shaman/Mage 5 6 6 6 7 4
Shaman/Illusionist 5 7 6 5 7 5
Shaman/Runecaster 5 6 6 5 8 4
Shaman/Spellsinger 5 6 6 6 7 5
Shaman/Thief 6 7 7 4 6 4
Shaman/Bard 6 6 5 5 6 6
Shaman/Shadow Walker 5 7 7 5 7 4
Shaman/Spy 6 7 6 5 7 4
Shaman/Lone Wolf 5 7 6 5 7 5
Holy Crusader/Mage 5 6 6 6 7 5
Holy Crusader/Illusionist 5 6 5 5 7 5
Holy Crusader/Runecaster 6 5 6 5 8 4
Holy Crusader/Spellsinger 5 6 5 6 7 5
Holy Crusader/Thief 7 6 7 4 6 5
Holy Crusader/Bard 6 5 5 5 6 7
Holy Crusader/Shadow Walker 6 6 6 5 7 4
Holy Crusader/Spy 7 6 5 5 7 4
Holy Crusader/Lone Wolf 5 6 5 5 7 5
Druid/Mage 5 6 6 6 7 7
Druid/Illusionist 5 7 5 6 7 7
Druid/Runecaster 6 6 6 6 8 6
Druid/Spellsinger 5 6 5 6 7 7
Druid/Thief 7 7 7 5 6 7
Druid/Bard 6 6 5 6 6 8
Druid/Shadow Walker 6 7 6 6 7 6
Druid/Spy 7 7 5 6 7 6
Druid/Lone Wolf 5 7 5 6 7 7
Mystic/Mage 3 6 5 7 7 6
Mystic/Illusionist 3 7 4 7 7 7
Mystic/Runecaster 4 6 5 7 8 6
Mystic/Spellsinger 3 6 4 7 7 7
Mystic/Thief 5 7 6 6 5 6
Mystic/Bard 4 6 4 7 6 8
Mystic/Shadow Walker 4 7 5 7 6 6
Mystic/Spy 5 7 4 7 6 6
Mystic/Lone Wolf 3 7 4 7 7 7
Mage/Thief 5 8 6 7 5 4
Mage/Bard 4 7 4 8 5 6
Mage/Shadow Walker 4 8 6 8 6 4
Mage/Spy 5 8 5 8 6 4
Mage/Lone Wolf 3 8 5 8 6 5
Illusionist/Thief 5 8 6 6 5 5
Illusionist/Bard 4 7 4 7 5 7
Illusionist/Shadow Walker 4 8 5 7 6 4
Illusionist/Spy 5 8 4 7 6 4
Illusionist/Lone Wolf 3 8 4 7 6 5
Runecaster/Thief 5 7 6 6 6 4
Runecaster/Bard 5 6 4 7 6 6
Runecaster/Shadow Walker 4 7 6 7 7 3
Runecaster/Spy 5 7 5 7 7 3
Runecaster/Lone Wolf 4 7 5 7 7 4
Spellsinger/Thief 5 8 6 7 5 5
Spellsinger/Bard 4 7 4 8 5 7
Spellsinger/Shadow Walker 4 8 5 8 6 4
Spellsinger/Spy 5 8 4 8 6 4
Spellsinger/Lone Wolf 3 8 4 8 6 5
Thief/Bard 6 7 5 6 4 6
Thief/Shadow Walker 5 8 7 6 4 4
Thief/Spy 6 8 6 6 4 4
Thief/Lone Wolf 5 8 6 6 5 5
Berserker/Cleric 7 5 8 3 6 6
Berserker/Crusader 8 5 7 3 5 7
Berserker/Monk 6 5 7 5 6 5
Berserker/Shaman 7 5 8 3 6 5
Berserker/Holy Crusader 7 5 7 3 6 6
Berserker/Druid 7 5 7 4 6 8
Berserker/Mystic 5 5 6 5 6 7
Berserker/Mage 5 6 7 6 5 5
Berserker/Illusionist 5 7 6 5 5 6
Berserker/Runecaster 6 6 7 5 6 5
Berserker/Spellsinger 5 6 6 6 5 6
Berserker/Thief 7 7 8 4 4 5
Berserker/Bard 6 6 6 5 4 7
Berserker/Shadow Walker 6 7 7 5 5 5
Berserker/Spy 7 7 6 5 5 5
Berserker/Lone Wolf 5 7 6 5 5 6
Psionicist/Fighter 6 6 7 5 6 5
Psionicist/Paladin 5 4 6 6 8 6
Psionicist/Ranger 5 5 7 6 8 4
Psionicist/Barbarian 6 6 7 5 6 5
Psionicist/Berserker 5 5 7 5 6 5
Psionicist/Harper 5 6 5 6 8 4
Psionicist/Cleric 5 5 7 5 8 5
Psionicist/Crusader 6 5 6 5 7 6
Psionicist/Monk 4 5 6 7 8 4
Psionicist/Shaman 5 5 7 5 8 4
Psionicist/Holy Crusader 5 5 6 5 8 5
Psionicist/Druid 5 5 6 6 8 7
Psionicist/Mystic 3 5 5 7 8 6
Psionicist/Mage 3 6 6 8 7 4
Psionicist/Illusionist 3 7 5 7 7 5
Psionicist/Runecaster 4 6 6 7 8 4
Psionicist/Spellsinger 3 6 5 8 7 5
Psionicist/Thief 5 7 7 6 6 4
Psionicist/Bard 4 6 5 7 6 6
Psionicist/Shadow Walker 4 7 6 7 7 4
Psionicist/Spy 5 7 5 7 7 4
Psionicist/Lone Wolf 3 7 5 7 7 5
Tinkers/Fighter 6 7 7 5 4 5
Tinkers/Paladin 5 6 6 6 5 7
Tinkers/Ranger 5 6 7 6 5 4
Tinkers/Barbarian 6 7 7 5 4 5
Tinkers/Berserker 6 7 7 5 4 6
Tinkers/Harper 5 8 5 6 6 5
Tinkers/Cleric 5 6 7 5 6 5
Tinkers/Crusader 6 6 6 5 5 6
Tinkers/Monk 4 7 6 7 6 4
Tinkers/Shaman 5 7 7 5 6 5
Tinkers/Holy Crusader 6 6 6 5 6 5
Tinkers/Druid 6 7 6 6 6 7
Tinkers/Mystic 4 7 5 7 5 7
Tinkers/Mage 4 8 6 8 5 5
Tinkers/Illusionist 4 8 5 7 5 5
Tinkers/Runecaster 4 7 6 7 6 4
Tinkers/Spellsinger 4 8 5 8 5 5
Tinkers/Thief 5 8 7 6 3 5
Tinkers/Bard 5 7 5 7 4 7
Tinkers/Shadow Walker 4 8 6 7 4 4
Tinkers/Spy 5 8 5 7 4 4
Tinkers/Lone Wolf 4 8 5 7 5 5
Tinkers/Psionicist 4 7 6 7 6 5

Triple-Class Characters

Class Strength Dexterity Constitution Intelligence Wisdom Charisma
Fighter/Mage/Thief 6 7 6 5 4 4
Fighter/Mage/Cleric 6 6 6 5 6 5
Fighter/Mage/Crusader 6 6 6 5 5 5
Fighter/Mage/Monk 5 6 6 6 6 4
Fighter/Mage/Shaman 6 6 6 5 6 4
Fighter/Mage/Holy Crusader 6 6 6 5 6 5
Fighter/Mage/Druid 6 6 6 5 6 6
Fighter/Mage/Mystic 5 6 5 6 6 6
Fighter/Mage/Bard 5 6 5 6 5 6
Fighter/Mage/Shadow Walker 5 7 6 6 5 4
Fighter/Mage/Spy 6 7 5 6 5 4
Fighter/Mage/Lone Wolf 5 7 5 6 5 5
Fighter/Mage/Tinkers 5 7 6 6 4 5

Ability Dice

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