4E - Stacking in 4E?

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4E - Stacking in 4E?

How do the stacking rules work?

What stacks and what doesn't?

What about special monster abilities? does ongoing damage stack?
What about poison or disease?
All penalties stack unless from the same source.

All untyped bonuses stack, typed bonuses do not.

Effects like ongoing damage (of the same type) and temporary hp use the higher value.

See page 275 of the PHB, Bonuses and Penalties for more info.
All penalties stack unless from the same source.

All untyped bonuses stack, typed bonuses do not.

Effects like ongoing damage (of the same type) and temporary hp use the higher value.

See page 275 of the PHB, Bonuses and Penalties for more info.

Also,

Zone efect penalties to rolls don´t stack... even if from diferent sources.

And zone damage do not stacks either.
For example: Two-Weapon Fighting gives a +1 untyped bonus to your main-hand attack. Weapon Focus gives a +1 feat bonus to attacks with the weapon type you chose. Power Attack grants a +2 untyped bonus to damage. Dwarven Weapon Training gives a +2 feat bonus to damage with axes and hammers.

A dwarf with all of the above feats (weapon focus axe) using power attack will get a bonus of +1 (TWF) +2 (Power Attack) +2 (Dwarven Weapon Training) = +5 from the feats. Notice that the Weapon Focus gave no bonus because it was a feat bonus, just like the Dwarven feat. Biggest bonus wins.
All penalties stack unless from the same source.

All untyped bonuses stack, typed bonuses do not.

Effects like ongoing damage (of the same type) and temporary hp use the higher value.

See page 275 of the PHB, Bonuses and Penalties for more info.

Correct!
Another note: Ongoing damage only stacks if the damage types are different.

Standard Answer to all 5E rules questions: "Ask your DM."

I started a similar thread, but dealing with a specific example, please help us.

http://forums.gleemax.com/showthread.php?p=16824399#post16824399

I don't know how to fancy it up and make it clicky able
All penalties stack unless from the same source.

All untyped bonuses stack, typed bonuses do not.

Effects like ongoing damage (of the same type) and temporary hp use the higher value.

See page 275 of the PHB, Bonuses and Penalties for more info.

Also,

Zone efect penalties to rolls don´t stack... even if from diferent sources.

And zone damage do not stacks either.

Where can I find that zone damage does not stack please. I am having a hard time finding it. Some of the builds that I am running up against require that conflagrating breath weapon stacks....thank you very much.

All untyped bonuses stack, typed bonuses do not.

Typed bonuses don't stack with other bonuses of the same type. They stack just fine with other types!

Likewise, untyped bonuses don't stack if they're from the same named game element.