[RPG] Do luck bonuses stack


I know that usually you pick the highest value bonus of the same type, but I see a lot of D&D threads where people are stacking their luck bonuses.

Let's say I cast

  • Divine Favor (You gain a +1 luck bonus on attack and weapon damage rolls for every three caster levels you have (at least +1, maximum +3))
  • Prayer (You and each of your allies gain a +1 luck bonus on attack rolls, weapon damage rolls, saves, and skill checks)
  • Recitation (Your allies gain a +2 luck bonus to AC, on attack rolls, and on saving throws, or a +3 luck bonus if they worship the same deity as you)

Will I get only one luck bonus at all (from only one spell), all luck bonuses (but not stacking, only the highest values from each category, like +3 saves and attack from Recitation, +3 on damage rolls from Divine Favor (if max +3)), or all luck bonuses (and they stack with each other)?

Best Answer

Luck bonuses do not stack with each other

From the SRD:

Luck Modifier
A luck modifier represents good (or bad) fortune. Multiple luck bonuses on the same character or object do not stack. Only the highest luck bonus applies.

However, bonuses of the same type, but to different scores, coexist. For example, if all three of those spells were affecting you as cast by a ninth level caster, you would have:

  • A +3 luck bonus to attack rolls and weapon damage rolls
  • A +2 luck bonus to AC and saving throws
  • A +1 luck bonus to Skill Checks
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