Longbow, Composite

Martial Ranged



This bow is similar in heigth to that of a normal longbow when strung. It is shaped with a curve to allow for a stronger pull and must be crafted specifically for the owner's strength for maximum effect.

Cost: 100 gp


  • Small: 1d6
  • Medium: 1d8
  • Large: 2d6

Critical: x3

Range: 110 ft

Weight: 3 lb

Damage Type: Bludgeoning Piercing Slashing


Note1 — 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. If you have a penalty for low Strength, apply it to damage rolls when you use a composite longbow.

Note2 — For purposes of Weapon Proficiency and similar feats, a composite longbow is treated as if it were a longbow.

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