Talk:Power Bow (3.5e Feat)

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"Heavy crossbows gain +3 damage for each point of BAB sacrificed." This is too much.

Heavy crossbows can be fired every-other round. That mitigates the penalty. To really take advantage of this, you need an exotic crossbow proficiency and rapid reload. That's four feats to get a +3 to damage. That is balanced. Note that you do not get a strength bonus with crossbows, but strength is trivial with a regular bow. So while the archer is getting +4 strength bonus to damage, you get none. Even with this feat, you are getting less than that.--Dmilewski 07:11, 31 May 2008 (MDT)

I like the idea of this feat and it seems well executed (although there ought to be a precision damage clause on it), but I don't think power attack should be a prerequisite. I know it's the functional equivalent of Power Attack for ranged attacks, but it really shouldn't require 13 str to get this feat. --Eardatch 21:31, 2 June 2009 (MDT)


It didn't like it, it was too general, and conceptually doesn't make sense for mechanical weapons.
I've rewritten it to apply only to composite bows, and limited it to their strength modifier rating. Marasmusine (talk) 05:17, 23 November 2014 (MST)
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