Assault Bow (3.5e Equipment)
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Exotic Two-Handed Projectile
1. See Damage Increases by Size to calculate the damage for a weapon larger than Medium or smaller than Small.
2. Weight figures are for Medium weapons. A Small weapon weighs half as much, and a Large weapon weighs twice as much.
3. When two types are given, the weapon is both types if the entry specifies "and", either type (player's choice at time of attack) if the entry specifies "or", or each end of the double weapon is a different type if the entry specifies "/".
4. The hp value given is for Medium armor, weapons, and shields. Divide by 2 for each size category of the item smaller than Medium, or multiply it by 2 for each size category larger than Medium.
An advanced recurve bow made of steel and high quality wood, the assault bow was designed for an extremely aggressive fighting style. The strange shape of it grip and limb allow the user to fire quicker than others and easily fire multiple arrows at once. Unlike a Composite Bow, this high quality bow always adjust to the user's strength. You may use a assault bow in melee as a short staff.
Those proficient with the assault bow can make the following Weapon Arts:
Close Quarter-Fire: As a swift you can enter a defensive stance, firing your bow sideway and using it heavy steel parts for protection. You do not provoke attacks of opportunity when firing a Assault Bow in this 'stance', the effect of this weapon art last 1 round. If you already have an ability that allow you to not provoke when firing on melee, if you use this ability you grant yourself additional protection, gaining +2 shield bonus to AC against melee attacks instead of it normal benefit.
Additionally you may spend a 1 round action using this weapon art, if you do you fire twice as many arrows.
Storm of Shots: When using the Rapid Shot feat with an assault bow you may fire one additional shot, the penalty of the second shot is cumulative with the first.