Atlatl (5e Weapon)

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Date Created: 2015-08-13
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The atlatl is a tool that uses leverage to achieve greater velocity in projectile-throwing. It may consist of a shaft with a cup or a spur at the end that supports and propels the butt of the ammunition. It is held in one hand, gripped near the end farthest from the cup. The projectile is thrown by the action of the upper arm and wrist. The throwing arm together with the atlatl acts as a lever.

The atlatl will use either darts, javelins, or spears as ammunition. The atlatl will be designed to work with only one of these, and cannot be used with the other types of ammunition.

The effect of using an atlatl is that the short range is tripled, the long range is doubled, and damage is increased. Also, as the atlatl is a ranged weapon, the user will use the Dexterity modifier for to-hit rolls and damage rolls.



Simple Ranged Weapon

Name Cost Damage Weight Properties
Atlatl Varied Varied  Varied lbs Ammunition, Range (2x/3x), Special, Exotic
Name Cost[1] Damage Weight[1] Properties
Atlatl w/ Dart 5 sp 1d6 piercing 1/2 lbs. Ammunition, Range (60/120), Exotic[2]
Atlatl w/ Javelin 1 gp 1d8 piercing 1 lbs. Ammunition, Range (90/240), Exotic
Atlatl w/ Spear 2 gp 1d8 piercing 2 lbs. Ammunition, Range (60/120), Exotic


  1. The Atlatl is a Racial Weapon for the Rakasta and Longshanks Halflings.
  1. 1.0 1.1 Cost and weight do not include the ammunition
  2. See Exotic Weapon for restrictions on these weapons.

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Facts about "Atlatl (5e Weapon)"
Ammunitiontrue +
AuthorRlyehable +
CostVaries + and Varied +
DamageVaried + and Varies +
DamageTypePiercing +
Identifier5e Weapon +
Magicfalse +
Other PropertyExotic +
ProficiencySimple +
PropertiesAmmunition +, Range (2x/3x) +, Special +, Exotic + and Range +
Racial WeaponRakasta + and Longshanks Halfling +
Range2x/3x + and Varies +
RatingUnrated +
Specialtrue +
SummaryA tool to increase range and damage from a thrown projectile +
TitleAtlatl +
TypeRanged +
WeightVaries + and Varied +