Feats of Marksmanship
By Thilo Graf
As with all Feat-book by Abandoned Arts, we get 3 pages – 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 1 page content, his time dealing with ranged combat, so let’s take a look!
- Arced Shots: When in an area with enough vertical space, you may ignore 2 points of cover when using your bow by firing an arcing sot. Neat!
- Easy Draw: Draw your bow with one hand. If you wield a melee weapon in one hand, you need to be proficient with it to make use of the feat, but can’t attack with both.
- Hair Trigger (Grit): When wielding your firearm, you gain + 1/2 grit you still have as a bonus to initiative.
- Heaving Throw: When using two hand to throw a weapon, you reduce the distance penalties beyond the first increment by 1 ad gain a +1 bonus to damage for every increment the foe is away. Nice imagery!
- Marksman’s Eye: Ignore the first 10 feet of distance for every point of BAB you have when calculating distance penalties of perception checks. Simple, elegant, cool!
- Piercing Shot: When using a composite bow and missing your target, compare results of the attack with touch AC If you hit touch AC, you still deal str-mod damage to the foe, though for all intents and purposes the shot is still considered a miss. Cool feat to whittle down those tanks! Two thumbs up!
- Rayslinger: When casting a ray-spell, you get a +8 dodge-bonus vs. AoOs incurred by casting the ray. Again, neat!
- Reach for the Sky (Grit): When reloading your firearm, as long as you have a point of Grit left, you may demoralize opponents within 30 foot as part of your reloading.
- Shootist’s Showmanship: When making a perform check as a swift action, you may also holster, sheathe or draw your crossbow or firearm as part of that action.
- Sniper’s Shot: When using deadly aim versus an opponent unaware of your location, you may ignore the penalties associated with using said feat.
Editing and formatting are very good, I didn’t notice any glitches that impeded my understanding of the feats. Layout adheres to Abandoned Art’s no-frills two-column standard and the pdf has no bookmarks, but needs none at this length. This pdf provides us with a nice, humble array of feats, with especially piercing shot being one of the feats that can be considered a boon (or bane, depending on your end of the shot). All in all, I have no complaints regarding the material presented herein and at the low price, I’d consider buying his worthwhile for Piercing Shot alone – at least if you’re like me and have a player who wants to play an Armiger and want an ace up your sleeve… My final verdict will be 5 stars.
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