Dwarven Guardbow (3.5e Equipment)

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Author: Leziad (talk)
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Date Created: 5 June 2011
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Dwarven Guardbow

Exotic Two-Handed Projectile Melee

Cost: 100 gp
Damage (Small): 1d8
Damage (Medium)1: 1d10
Critical: 18-20/x2
Range Increment: 120'
Weight2: 14 lbs
Type3: Piercing
HP4: 5
Hardness: 5

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.


A strange hybrid between a repeating heavy crossbow and a heavy pick, it is treated as a martial weapon for dwarves. When used in melee it has the damage, crit and properties of a heavy pick of it size. Thanks to it form, firing in melee with a dwarven guardbow do not provoke an attack of opportunity.

Like the repeating heavy crossbow holds 5 crossbow bolts. As long as it holds bolts, you can reload it by pulling the reloading lever (a free action). Loading a new case of 5 bolts is a full-round action, but thanks to it form it does not provokes attacks of opportunity.

You can fire a repeating dwarven guardbow with one hand or fire a dwarven guardbow in each hand in the same manner as you would a normal heavy crossbow. However, you must fire the weapon with two hands in order to use the reloading lever, and you must use two hands to load a new case of bolts.



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AuthorLeziad + and Eiji-kun +
ClassProjectile + and Melee +
Cost100 gp +
Critical18-20/x2 +
Damage1d10 +
Damage TypePiercing +
Hardness5 +
Hit Points5 +
Identifier3.5e Equipment +
ProficiencyExotic +
Range120 +
RatingUndiscussed +
SizeTwo-Handed +
TitleDwarven Guardbow +
Weight14 +