Does anyone have any experience/opinions on a high STR, mid DEX archer? Specifically, Ranger?
My idea here, is that a Freebooter Ranger gains a +1 to 5 bonus to attack and damage as a move action. For purposes of accuracy damage, this counts as a +1 modifier to STR and DEX.
With a 6th level ranger, with a stat distribution such as this:
and putting your stat boosts into STR... Can your accuracy be maintained purely through the Freebooter's Bane ability?
1 Point Blank Shot
1 Precise Shot
3 Deadly Aim
5 Weapon Focus: Longbow
(6)Point Blank Master
Assuming no special equipment or other items, But your Bane running, your BAB would be:
rapid Shot: 10/10/5 (1d8+5)
Deadly Aim: 10/5 (1d8+9)
RS and DA: 8/8/3 (1d8+9)
After this point, Going straight for Snap Shot, Combat Reflexes, and Improved Snap Shot.
With lower DEX, you can maintain a higher AC via Medium Armor, and have a higher damage. Push come to shove, you can use a back up melee with similar accuracy to a dedicated melee character.
Between Combat Reflexes and the Snap Shot, it seems overall damage should be much higher than a typical archer.
Is it worth it as a concept?