Longbow, Composite

Range Increment:110 ft.
SizeCost1DamageWeight1hpTemplate:ifexpr: 1 and 0 or 0 or 0 or 0 or 0 or 0 or 0 or 0 or 0
Small100 gp1d61-1/2 lb.2
Medium100 gp1d83 lb.5
Large200 gp2d66 lb.10
Collossal*6d6*80Template:ifexpr: 1 or 1 or 1 and 0 or 0 or 0 or 0 or 0 or 0 or 0 or 0 or 0


You need at least two hands to use a bow, regardless of its size. You can use a composite longbow while mounted. All composite bows are made with a particular strength rating (that is, each requires a minimum Strength modifier to use with proficiency). If your Strength bonus is less than the strength rating of the composite bow, you can?t effectively use it, so you take a ?2 penalty on attacks with it. The default composite longbow requires a Strength modifier of +0 or higher to use with proficiency. A composite longbow can be made with a high strength rating to take advantage of an above-average Strength score; this feature allows you to add your Strength bonus to damage, up to the maximum bonus indicated for the bow. Each point of Strength bonus granted by the bow adds 100 gp to its cost.
For purposes of weapon proficiency and similar feats, a composite longbow is treated as if it were a longbow.


Composite Longbow Material Enhancements
Wood100 gp400 gp55?
Crystal, Deep?1,100 gp1015Psionic
Crystal, Mundane?{{{mccost|400 gp}}}812No rusting, not metal
Darkwood?430 gp551/2 weight
Iron, Coldn/an/an/an/a?
Silver, Alchemicaln/an/an/an/a?

  1. Masterwork weapons have a +1 enhancement bonus on attack rolls.
  2. The SRD gives neither this value nor a means to accurately determine it.
Magical/Psionic Weapon Enhancements
Bonus ValueAdditional Cost1Hardness Increase2Additional hp2
+1+Template:formatnum: -- template expr: 40 50 gp+2+10
+2+Template:formatnum: -- template expr: 160 50 gp+4+20
+3+Template:formatnum: -- template expr: 360 50 gp+6+30
+4+Template:formatnum: -- template expr: 640 50 gp+8+40
+5+Template:formatnum: -- template expr: 1000 50 gp+10+50
+6+Template:formatnum: -- template expr: 1440 50 gp3+12+60
+7+Template:formatnum: -- template expr: 1960 50 gp3+14+70
+8+Template:formatnum: -- template expr: 2560 50 gp3+16+80
+9+Template:formatnum: -- template expr: 3240 50 gp3+18+90
+10+Template:formatnum: -- template expr: 4000 50 gp3+20+100
+11 or more+ bonus × bonus
× Template:formatnum: -- template expr: 400 50 gp
+ enhancement bonus × 2+ enhancement bonus × 10

  1. Increase total cost for magical enhancement by 2,000 gp for cold iron weapons.
  2. Unlike the additional cost, the increase the weapon's hardness and hit points are only gained from its enhancement bonus, not its special abilities.
  3. If the weapon has a magical bonus greater than +5 or a special ability worth more than +5, the weapon is epic. Multiply magic cost by 10.

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System Reference Document -> Equipment (SRD) -> Weapon Descriptions
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