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Originally Posted by Elessaria666
Honestly this is the thing I find most annoying about DnD; because I'm a massive pedant. Intelligence is something innate that makes you adaptable and able to infer things from your surroundings, which fits the description of all of the Wisdom skills in the rules. Wisdom is something gained from learning, experience and study, and fits the description of all of the Intelligence skills. It makes zero sense but it's what they call stuff so whatever I guess...


Don't you love being a Druid with the Nature proficiency and still being worse than a Wizard at it.

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Originally Posted by JDCrenton
Not sure if this has been posted before but there's a bunch of ability checks that don't make any kind of sense when you compare them to the stat they are associated with:

Religion - Intelligence ( Both Priest and Druid are Wisdom Classes ) Just use your common sense here.

Nature - Intelligence ( Both Ranger and Druid are Wisdom Classes ) A Ranger is obviously well versed in Nature just like a Druid and still common sense would dictate to lean over Wisdom.

Intimidation - Charisma ( A 17 Strenght Gith would make a lot more sense using intimidation ) Brutal, Savage or Strong chars are supposed to be intimidating to the average normie villager.

Deception is debatable since it could be more of an Intelligence Skill but Persuasion is definitely a Charisma skill.
Why do you think that a skill that is thematically appropriate to a class should be governed by that classes main stat?
With this mindset you are leading yourself into a trap.
Wizard, Sorcerer, Arcane domaine cleric. 3 classes for wich Arcana is thematically appropriate skill. But they relly on defferent stats for casting spells.

A farmer that was conscripted as a fighter will know more about nature or animal handling than a noble that became a ranger.

And how exactly is wisdom more apropriate to detemine wich god is asociated with a symbol?

In some cases you can make an argument for strenth for intimidation. But have you ever watched any movies? Having someone at gunpoint only works if you can present yourself in a way that you will follow thrugh. And presenting yourself is a charisma skill.

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