[RPG] Do bonuses from proficiency and Fighting Style stack


One of the pregen fighters in the Starter Set has proficiency in simple & martial weapons, giving a +2 bonus, but also has the Archery fighting style, giving a +2 bonus.

I don't see these added together. Why bother adding 'Archery' if a +2 bonus is already added in proficiencies; does the Archery option offer anything later on?

Best Answer

Both of those modifiers do add to the attack roll; the combined modifier is then relevant ability mod (DEX, +3) + proficiency bonus (+2) + Archery bonus (+2), yielding the +7 you see in the "Attacks & Spellcasting" section of the pregen character sheet (available from Wizards here).

pregen ftr (version 2) from starter set

(Note that the +4 attack bonus for greatsword is just the relevant ability mod (STR, +2) + proficiency bonus (+2).)