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Chapter 1: Introduction / Character Creation / Step 10 Finishing Details

Armor Class (AC)

Source Core Rulebook pg. 29 1.1
Your character’s Armor Class represents how difficult they are to hit in combat. To calculate your AC, add 10 plus your character’s Dexterity modifier (up to their armor’s Dexterity modifier cap; page 274), plus their proficiency bonus with their armor, plus their armor’s item bonus to AC and any other permanent bonuses and penalties.