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What's a good way for an archer to get around 3.5 piercing damage… 
20th-Feb-2004 03:41 am
rocketship to neptune
What's a good way for an archer to get around 3.5 piercing damage reduction using his bow? Any trick to turn an arrow into one of the other two damage types?
20th-Feb-2004 05:05 am (UTC)
Magic Arrows? You might still lose the arrow's damage, but wouldn't you get the extra damage for fire or other magical element?
20th-Feb-2004 05:22 am (UTC)
ummm.... that was the point of a bow, was the fact that it could pierce a mounted knight clad in platemail a few hundred paces away. (more actually)
20th-Feb-2004 05:25 am (UTC) - Re:
Yeah, but it doesn't do bupkiss to skeletal undead.
20th-Feb-2004 05:28 am (UTC) - Re:
I don't think British Engineers had undead in mind when they designed it.

Just draw a warhammer and deal as best u can.
20th-Feb-2004 05:49 am (UTC) - Re:
Agreed but I would have said heavy mace.
20th-Feb-2004 03:17 pm (UTC)
We're just starting out an epic campaign, level 25. I assure you, this is WELL beyond the realm of realism here.
22nd-Feb-2004 04:58 pm (UTC) - Re:
Alchemist fire arrows. Or blunt arrowheads. They do less damage...but they are effective vs undead. I thinks arms and equipment covers this stuff.
20th-Feb-2004 05:26 am (UTC)
Technically, I suppose, you could take your DM into letting you used "modified" arrows that are partially weighted with a wide blunt tip at the end, but I'd give you all sorts of range and to-hit penalities based on the goofiness of the arrows.
20th-Feb-2004 10:55 am (UTC) - Re:
not necessarily....hollow point arrows made from ceramic filled with holy water perhaps? or arrows enchanted with Disrupt Undead?

20th-Feb-2004 11:46 am (UTC) - Re:
There's an arrow type that has a specific name (can't remember) that are all undead bane. Very expensive, very rare.
20th-Feb-2004 12:45 pm (UTC) - Re:
exploding arrows maybe? I'm sure i can come up with how to make them....
20th-Feb-2004 05:49 am (UTC) - Arrows to hit Skeletons??
That is why you have a CLERIC in the party. That is why you carry a club as a backup weapon. Arrows on skeletons just doesn't make sense.

20th-Feb-2004 06:12 am (UTC) - Re: Arrows to hit Skeletons??
I can definetly see his desire to circumvent the piercing rules. I like to play keepaway, too. But the character I play keepaway with would rather close with undead because he's a Hunter of the Dead and I've got a an undead bane sword so coupled with a handy feat called Supernatural Blow.
20th-Feb-2004 03:07 pm (UTC) - Re: Arrows to hit Skeletons??
Actually, this is a level 25 campaign, and I want to have all my DR bases covered, since the character I'm playing is a bow specialist. Didn't know if there were any obscure magic spells, or feats, or such.
20th-Feb-2004 06:24 am (UTC)
Throwing Hammers? Rocks? Sling? Unless your bow starts doing oodles of damage, it's just not going to be effective against a skeleton.
20th-Feb-2004 03:31 pm (UTC) - Hammer arrow!

(hopes it works!)
21st-Feb-2004 12:07 am (UTC)
Right, I was just going to say, is "fire" one of the other damage types? :)
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