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    Default Help! Base attack bonus 19 or 20?

    I have a "Sword and Board" fighter (that occasionally uses Two Handed Fighting) that I am considering on multiclassing 2 levels into either paladin or rogue, and really can't decide. Upon pouring over the pros and cons of each decision, I found various threads and wiki articles on how BAB affects attack speed and number of hits in an animation sequence.

    I've gotten quite lost in the statistics and and various formulas, and so would like to know if there is a simpler answer to this question:
    -Is +20 actually faster than +19 in terms of rate of attacks per time frame? Or is +19 actually faster because of some odd factor? (Such as additional attack animations being slower, the attack speed bonus not fitting in properly with other buffs, or some other obscure reason.)

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    Probably so little you won't be able to tell. Ranged > melee as far as BAB difference in attack rate.

    https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthrea...tanding-still)

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    4 animations. Max. You hit 4 early. So that's not a factor

    20 is faster, but by a very small amount compared to 19

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    theoretically in the near future you will be able to get a BAB of 25 (at level 29 according to http://ddowiki.com/page/Epic_level ) unclear if that will add an animation etc or not

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddong View Post
    Probably so little you won't be able to tell. Ranged > melee as far as BAB difference in attack rate.

    https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/443151-Interesting-Attack-Speed-Data-(acrobat-bonus-only-applies-when-standing-still)
    Thanks for pointing me to some more information, hadn't seen that one yet, looking it over now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Soulfurnace View Post
    4 animations. Max. You hit 4 early. So that's not a factor

    20 is faster, but by a very small amount compared to 19
    Ah, I'm glad to hear that, as animation count being a factor would take awhile for me to get the hang of.

    Quote Originally Posted by painkiller3 View Post
    theoretically in the near future you will be able to get a BAB of 25 (at level 29 according to http://ddowiki.com/page/Epic_level ) unclear if that will add an animation etc or not
    Oh, that sounds rather interesting, Thanks! I'll have to keep an eye out for any new info on that.

    Thanks for clarifying that for me, fellow forum-goers! I won't have to feel as uneasy about my BAB being slightly lower than 20 on melee builds now.

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