Discussion:Do the modifiers of arrows and Bows stack?

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Do the Modifiers of Bows and arrows stack?[edit]

Sir Milo Teabag 20:50, 24 October 2007 (MDT)[edit]

Essentially, if I fire a +4 arrow from a +3 bow, is it +7, or +4, or +3?

Sledged-20071025085232

Sledged (talk)
2007 October 25 08:52 (MDT)

from the SRD (Magic Weapons section):

The enhancement bonus from a ranged weapon does not stack with the enhancement bonus from ammunition. Only the higher of the two enhancement bonuses applies.

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123098zxcmnb 17:59, 11 January 2008 (MST)[edit]

I think it would be a +5 arrow, since effectively the +3 bow aims at the enemy and the +4 arrow swerves towards it, but it is never possible to get a weapon with a modifier above +5.

Edit: I did not notice the quote from the SRD. +4 is probably correct.

Chainer 18:12, 11 January 2008 (MST)[edit]

No, it IS correct.

Eiji 20:02, 11 January 2008 (MST)[edit]

Affirmative, +4. Highest bonus applies.

Sledged-20080111200718

Sledged (talk)
2008 January 11 20:07 (MDT)
Posted by 123098zxcmnb

...but it is never possible to get a weapon with a modifier above +5.

Nonsense. Look here in the SRD.

There's no better laugh than the one that you're ashamed to share with your mother.
—Stephen Notley, creator of Bob the Angry Flower
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof was to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
—Ford Prefect in "Mostly Harmless" by Douglas Adams

Aarnott 20:51, 11 January 2008 (MST)[edit]

What is best to do in my opinion is to have a +5 bow (with mods you like and can afford -- splitting if your DM allows it) and +1 arrows with different modifiers. You can have sets of arrows with different purposes (Bane arrows come to mind). I like SRD:Suppression and SRD:Psibane in games with heavy psionics. Fire away with your +5 split bane arrows (so they count as +7). That is 8 attacks with greater multishot at -1 to hit, +7 and +2d6 to damage (good with a scout ranger and the Swift hunter feat from complete scoundrel). Don't forget an SRD:Efficient Quiver!

MorkaisChosen 06:46, 12 January 2008 (MST)[edit]

This is what's so great about the Arcane Archer- a level 10 arcane archer can use a +1 Longbow of Multiple Spectacular carrier effects and +1 Arrows of MSCE and still have the +5 enhancement bonus.



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