Hi there, sorry if this has been answered elsewhere but my search skills failed dismally. (I tried searching for 'druid' and it returned nothing???)
Anyway - on the Inventory screen under the Details flyout at the bottom there is a field 'Bonus' for each weapon and/or shield you're holding. I assumed this was effectively your attack bonus?
The basic maths works for me in dwarven form:
8th level druid BaB 6, Strength bonus 6 (str=22), Goggles of battle skill +2. Therefore 6+6+2=14
Stack a weapon/shield plus on top:
+1 scimitar 14+1=15
Swap to a +3 sickle 14+3=17
+3 Shield in off hand shows 14+3=17 bonus for both weapons
HOWEVER - when I change to animal form via wildshape (Dire bear for all examples) the basic maths all goes wrong, so what am I missing?
+1 scimitar/+3 shield combo shows 15/17 bonus as a dwarf BUT shows 16/18 as a dire bear. ie. adds 1 to each. Not a huge drama but I would like to know where the extra 1 come from as nothing else relevant (including BaB) shows as changing.
Really confusing - Wildshaping to dire bear while the +3 weapon/+3 shield combo equipped:
the displayed 'bonus' goes from 17/17 to 20/20? ie. adds 3 to each (as opposed to 1 when a +1 weapon was equipped, remembering the +3 for the weapon was already included before wildshaping)??
Is this somehow doubling the weapon bonus? And even then, why would the bonus for EXACTLY the same shield go up by 1 when I wildshape holding a +1 weapon but by 3 when i'm holding a +3 weapon?
What first illustrated this was that as a bear with a +1 weapon my attack bonus is 16 but with a +3 weapon it goes up by an extra 4 to 20?
Also, when I equip 2 weapons (no 2 weapon feats) eg. +3 sickle, +3 dagger - as a dwarf it shows +13/+9 (correct) but as a bear it shows +20/+20!
Any advice wouldn be greatly appreciated as i'm confused!