This may have been discussed already, but I couldn't find an answer after searching.
Does a spellcaster add his primary ability modifier to damage from spells which use attack rolls? Page 12 of the How to Play packet says yes, but I don't see this in the various sample characters.
Each weapon and spell indicates the damage it deals, such as 1d8 or 2d8. Roll the dice, add any modifiers (including the ability modifier you used to make the attack), and apply the damage to your target. Magic weapons, special abilities, and so forth can grant a bonus to your damage.
#1 Wed Sep 26, 2012 - 10:09pm