[RPG] Calculating Wizard spell casting ability and spell attack bonus


How do you determine the Spellcasting ability and the spell attack bonus? I've tried searching for it in the player's handbook and searched for answers here, but I haven't found anything.

Best Answer

Page 114 of the player's handbook under the Spellcasting Ability header lists the ability and relevant spell modifiers for wizards:

Intelligence is your spellcasting ability for your wizard spells...You use your intelligence whenever a spell refers to your spellcasting ability:

Spell save DC = 8 + your proficiency bonus + your Intelligence modifier
Spell attack modifier = your proficiency bonus + your Intelligence modifier

Note that the same rules can be found on page 32 of the basic rules