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Description: (PRESTIGE CLASS) Master of the elven warbands, the arcane archer is a warrior skilled in using magic to supplement his combat prowess.

Hit dice: d8

Proficiencies: all simple and martial weapons, light and medium armor, and shields

Skill points: 4 + int modifier

Skills: craft armor, craft trap, craft weapon, heal, hide, listen, lore, move silently, ride, spot

Unavailable feats: brew potion, craft wand, curse song, deflect arrows, divine might, divine shield, extra music, extra turning, lingering song, quicken spell, scribe scroll, spell focus, weapon specialization
These general feats cannot be selected when taking a level of arcane archer.

Primary saving throw(s): Fortitude, Reflex

Base attack bonus: +1/level

RequirementsEdit

To qualify as an arcane archer, a character must fulfill all of the following criteria:

Base attack bonus: +6

Feats: weapon focus (longbow or shortbow), point blank shot

Race: elf or half-elf

Spellcasting: ability to cast arcane spells (Bard, Sorcerer, or Wizard classes)

Level progressionEdit

Lvl BAB Saves Feats HP range Arrow
enchantment
Imbued arrow
explosion damage
Fort Ref Will
1st +1 +2 +2 +0 enchant arrow 4-8 +1 -
2nd +2 +3 +3 +0 imbue arrow 8-16 +1 10d6
3rd +3 +3 +3 +1 12-24 +2 10d6
4th +4 +4 +4 +1 seeker arrow I 16-32 +2 10d6
5th +5 +4 +4 +1 20-40 +3 10d6
6th +6 +5 +5 +2 seeker arrow II   24-48 +3 10d6
7th +7 +5 +5 +2 28-56 +4 10d6
8th +8 +6 +6 +2 hail of arrows 32-64 +4 10d6
9th +9 +6 +6 +3 36-72 +5 10d6
10th   +10 +7 +7 +3 arrow of death 40-80 +5 10d6

Tip: becoming an arcane archerEdit

Epic Arcane ArcherEdit

The epic arcane archer is the living extension of her bow. Lesser beings can only gape in awe at the wonders she can achieve.

Hit die: d8

Skill points: 4 + int modifier

Bonus feats: The epic arcane archer gains a bonus feat every four levels. In other words, at levels 14, 18, 22, 26, and 30.

Epic bonus feats: blinding speed, devastating critical (longbow, shortbow), epic prowess, epic reflexes, epic toughness, epic weapon focus (longbow, shortbow), great dexterity, improved combat casting, overwhelming critical (longbow, shortbow)

Unavailable epic feats: automatic quicken spell, automatic silent spell, automatic still spell, bane of enemies, construct shape, dragon shape, epic spell penetration, epic spell: dragon knight, epic spell: epic mage armor, epic spell: epic warding, epic spell: greater ruin, epic spell: hellball, epic spell: mummy dust, epic weapon specialization, great smiting, improved ki strike 4, improved ki strike 5, improved sneak attack, improved spell resistance, improved stunning fist, lasting inspiration, mighty rage, outsider shape, planar turning, terrifying rage, thundering rage, undead shape
These epic general feats cannot be selected when taking a level of arcane archer.

Epic Arcane Archer level progressionEdit

  Lvl   Feats HP range Arrow
enchantment
Imbue arrow
explosion damage
 
11th44-88+6 10d6
12th48-96+611d6
13th52-104+711d6
14thbonus feat56-112+712d6
15th60-120+812d6
16th64-128+813d6
17th68-136+913d6
18thbonus feat72-144+9 14d6
19th76-152+1014d6
20th80-160+1015d6
21st84-168+1115d6
22ndbonus feat88-176+1116d6
23rd92-184+1216d6
24th96-192+1217d6
25th100-200+1317d6
26thbonus feat104-208+1318d6
27th108-216+1418d6
28th112-224+1419d6
29th116-232+1519d6
30thbonus feat120-240+1520d6

SpecialEdit

Enchant arrow: For every two levels beyond 9th, the potency of the arrows fired by the arcane archer increases by +1.

NotesEdit

  • Requires Shadows of Undrentide.
  • Some documentation states that the ability to cast level 1 spells is required to be an arcane archer, but that is incorrect. Only a single level of any arcane class is needed. For example, bards don't get level 1 spells until their second level, but only one bard level is needed to become an arcane archer. The same applies to wizards with 10 or lower Intelligence and to sorcerers with 10 or lower Charisma.