Master of the Order of the Bow - Epic Prestige Class
This Prestige class uses elements that may not be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
The Way of the Bow, describes the spiritual, philosophical, and religious aspects of archery. But while the Order of the Bow initiate dabbles in such learning, the master truly dedicates his life to these teachings. In doing so, the master reaches levels of enlightenment and spiritual understanding that defy explanation.
While fighters, rangers, and other combat-oriented characters can greatly benefit from this class, most who become masters of the Order of the Bow (or bow masters as they are often called) have already pursued advanced training in archery skills. Obviously, Order of the Bow initiates are singularly qualified to become masters, but arcane archers also find that much of their training overlaps with that required for this class. In fact, dedication to either of those prestige classes can greatly accelerate a character's entry into this prestige class.
Bow masters are highly revered individuals, respected for their dedication and extraordinary skills. Most bow masters feel driven to help others find the discipline of the Way of the Bow. Even those who continue adventuring often make time to give back to other would-be masters in the form of teaching, guidance, and example. Whether this occurs in the disciplined setting of an academy or while wandering through the countryside depends on each individual.
Hit Die: d10
To qualify to become a Master of the Order of the Bow, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Skills: Knowledge (religion): 12 ranks.
- Feats: Weapon Focus (any bow), Weapon Specialization (any bow), Point Blank Shot, Precise Shot, Rapid Shot, Shot on the Run, Manyshot.
Epic Feats: Combat Archery, Epic Weapon Focus (any bow), Epic Weapon Specialization (any bow), Swarm of Arrows.
- Special: Character may substitute the superior weapon focus class feature for the Epic Weapon Focus epic feat requirement.
Character may substitute the superior weapon specialization class feature for the Epic Weapon Specialization epic feat requirement.
Character may substitute the close combat shot class feature for the Combat Archery epic feat requirement.
Epic Level Handbook
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