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Kage72

01-18-2010, 11:55 PM

I was curious how BAB stacked when multiclassing. Does the 1st number alone dictate the attack speed and number of attacks?

Or, does multiclassing stack it in a way that would not allow for 2nd attack at +6.

Debating my battle cleric options. Wether it might be worthwhile to add more fighter levels higher BAB and/or 4th attack. Perhaps as extreme as 11/9 since most 11+ cleric spells are mass or divine casting related.

I appreciate any feedback, thanks.

Calebro

01-19-2010, 12:04 AM

You add the totals. I'm not exactly sure what you mean by "the first number" unless you're multiclassing with monk.

If that's the case, the first number is your BaB, while the second number is your BaB if you're using a monk weapon.

So if you're a 6th level cleric / 2nd level fighter, your BaB would be 4 (cleric) + 2 (fighter) = 6

If you're a 6th level cleric / 2nd level monk, the attack bonus on your charatre sheet would show +5/+6

The number before the slash is your BaB. The number after the slash is your BaB if you're weilding a monk weapon.

Only the first of those two numbers is your *true* BaB (which you may need to qualify for certain feats).

If you're looking at people's builds and you see 14/14/19/24, and that's what you're asking about, then this is shown that way because in DDO, if you stand still long enough throughout your attack sequence, you get +5 and +10 on your next two attacks (in that sequence).

Again, I'm not exactly sure what you're asking.

Does that make sense and/or answer your question?

Kage72

01-19-2010, 12:07 AM

i mean when you look at classes bab. it shows a progressing ladder which adds another number when ya get to say +6. It goes from:

+5

+6/+1

+7/+2

+8/+3

+9/+4

+10/+5

+11/+6/+1

Calebro

01-19-2010, 12:10 AM

The first number shows your Base Attack Bonus (BaB).

Every 5 BaB you receive another attack in your sequence, but at a reduced chance of connecting. This is reflected by the second number (and later third, etc).

The larger the first number, the faster you'll attack, and the larger the first number the more subsequent attacks will be granted.

At a BaB of 6, you get a second attack at a -5 to hit.

At 11 BaB you get a third attack at a -10 to hit.

At 16 BaB you get a fourth attack at a -15 to hit.

Calebro

01-19-2010, 12:18 AM

Oh, and you add the totals of the FIRST number from all of your classes to get your BaB.

So a Wiz 9 / Fighter 2 / Rogue 1 would get 4 (wiz) + 2 (fighter) + 0 (rogue) = 6

Or

+6/+1 BaB

While a 12 Fighter / 2 Rogue would get a 12 (fighter) + 1 (rogue) = 13

Or

+13/+8/+3 BaB

Make sense now?

Kage72

01-19-2010, 12:21 AM

ok, so it is all relative on the 1st number. If you multiclassed one with +4 and a class that added +10/+5, you would have +14/+9/+4, not +14/+5, right?

Kage72

01-19-2010, 12:22 AM

Oh, and you add the totals of the FIRST number from all of your classes to get your BaB.

So a Wiz 9 / Fighter 2 / Rogue 1 would get 4 (wiz) + 2 (fighter) + 0 (rogue) = 6

Or

+6/+1 BaB

While a 12 Fighter / 2 Rogue would get a 12 (fighter) + 1 (rogue) = 13

Or

+13/+8/+3 BaB

Make sense now?

ya, i think i got it now. :) thanks

Calebro

01-19-2010, 12:24 AM

ok, so it is all relative on the 1st number. If you multiclassed one with +4 and a class that added +10/+5, you would have +14/+9/+4, not +14/+5, right?

That is correct.

ya, i think i got it now. :) thanks

Looks like ya do. :)

Guildmaster_Kadish

01-19-2010, 12:28 AM

+5

+6/+1

+7/+2

+8/+3

+9/+4

+10/+5

+11/+6/+1

That's in PnP. In DDO, the additional attacks gain +5 to hit, for a final sequence of +20/+20/+25/+30 with a 20 BAB (and actually +10/+10/+15/+20 at level 10, since you don't gain an additional attack at 15 or 20--the fifth was taken out due to slow graphics which actually reduced attack speed and the sixth never existed).

There are three BAB progressions: Full, Medium, and Low. These are:

Full: 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/13/14/15/16/17/18/19/20

Medium: 0/1/2/3/3/4/5/6/6/7/8/9/9/10/11/12/12/13/14/15

Low: 0/1/1/2/2/3/3/4/4/5/5/6/6/7/7/8/8/9/9/10

Full: Barbarian, Ranger, Fighter, Paladin, Monk in Flurry of Blows

Medium: Cleric, FvS, Rogue, Bard, Monk

Low: Sorceror, Wizard

For a multiclass, add the BABs. For example: 11 Wizard/6 Ranger/3 Monk would be

5 from 11 wizard

6 from 6 ranger

2 from 3 monk

For a total of 13 BAB. Or, if you are centered so that Flurry of Blows applies, it's 3 from monk for a total of 14 BAB. Tenser's Transformation, Divine Power, or Madstone Rage bump it up to full progression for everything, so your BAB would be at +20.

Calebro

01-19-2010, 12:34 AM

That's in PnP. In DDO, the additional attacks gain +5 to hit, for a final sequence of +20/+20/+25/+30

Yes, but he was asking in terms of what was shown in the compendium, so those were the terms that I answered in (so as not to confuse him with numbers that went up instead of down).

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