[RPG] How to determine the DC of a Strength Save


As example I'm using Pushing Attack from the Battle Master Martial archetypes of the Fighter. How do you determine the Strength Save DC that the enemy has to roll against?

Since normally it would be a deal of the attacker and defender roll a competing roll but here it just says they roll against… what?

Am I missing something? I appreciate any help anyone can give!

Best Answer

The DC for an enemy's saving throw depends on the class feature you have that is causing them to make a saving throw. Generally the DC follows a formula of 8 + your proficiency + an ability modifier.

For any Battlemaster Fighter abilities, there is a section that describes the saving throw (PHB page 73):

Saving Throws. Some of your maneuvers require your target to make a saving throw to resist the maneuver’s effects. The saving throw DC is calculated as follows:

Maneuver save DC = 8 + your proficiency bonus + your Strength or Dexterity modifier (your choice)