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Ranged Attack Options when you dump Dex


Advice

Silver Crusade

Let's say you made a Full BAB character who has a high Str and dumped Dex completely (i.e. 7 Dex). And let's say that you've worked around/compensated for other aspects of having such a low Dex.

What are some Ranged attack options to use as a backup, for when you can't get into melee?

Options I've considered:

1) Carry around a Wand of Magic Missile and put ranks into Use Magic Device.
2) Use Alchemist's Fire/Acid Flasks (for Ranged touch attacks).
3) Dip into a level of Gunslinger, and use a gun to make Ranged touch attacks.

Anything else that is Pathfinder-specific (i.e. no third party stuff)?

On an un-related note, man, do I miss Brutal Throw from 3.5...


Pathfinder Companion Subscriber

One level Cleric Dip, worship a god who's favored weapon is a ranged weapon, then take the Guided Hand feat to use wisdom for attack rolls with your god's favored weapon.

Also, carry a Net.


Wand of wonder?

or a Horn of Blasting or other area effect magic items.

Aid other for the folks with ranged attacks.

Intimidate/Antagonize to get them to come to you.

Dodge and wait them out.

Smokesticks on arrows. They can't shoot if they can't see.

Shadow Lodge

Buy a belt of mighty hurling. Then you get Strength to hit and damage with thrown weapons. It also gives a +2 to strength and increases thrown weapon range by 10ft.
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+1
the hurling rage power also lets you throw big items as a touch attack (reflex half, though)

Andoran

Shotgun?

Cheliax

Seriphim84 wrote:

Buy a belt of mighty hurling. Then you get Strength to hit and damage with thrown weapons. It also gives a +2 to strength and increases thrown weapon range by 10ft.

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Wow. That's awesome.


Seriphim84 wrote:

Buy a belt of mighty hurling. Then you get Strength to hit and damage with thrown weapons. It also gives a +2 to strength and increases thrown weapon range by 10ft.

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Combine that with a Chakram, the longest ranged throwing weapon with the highest damage. 30' range, damage.

Silver Crusade

Seriphim84 wrote:

Buy a belt of mighty hurling. Then you get Strength to hit and damage with thrown weapons. It also gives a +2 to strength and increases thrown weapon range by 10ft.

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WOW. This is exactly the kind of thing I was hoping to see, thanks!


Seriphim84 wrote:

Buy a belt of mighty hurling. Then you get Strength to hit and damage with thrown weapons. It also gives a +2 to strength and increases thrown weapon range by 10ft.

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huh, i thought you get your str to damage on thrown weapons normally. wonderful item besides.

wondrous, even.

Cheliax

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

You can always get strength on damage rolls, but the belt allows you to get it on attack rolls as well; this is the only way I know of to get strength to attack rolls.

Unfortunately, have fun without a belt of physical perfection mister martial character.


Mergy wrote:

You can always get strength on damage rolls, but the belt allows you to get it on attack rolls as well; this is the only way I know of to get strength to attack rolls.

Unfortunately, have fun without a belt of physical perfection mister martial character.

eh, +4 str isnt anythign to sneeze at, and the others can be gotten via ioun stones (onyx rhomboid for con stacks up to +6, but you'll have to make due with a deep red sphere for +2 dex).

that said, def. gonna get this on my dwarf character idea: large-sized throwing enchanted (among other things) dwarven waraxe, with the greater belt of mighty hurling tacked on it gets hilarious.

Silver Crusade

Mergy wrote:

You can always get strength on damage rolls, but the belt allows you to get it on attack rolls as well; this is the only way I know of to get strength to attack rolls.

Unfortunately, have fun without a belt of physical perfection mister martial character.

Lucky for me, this is a PFS character, so a belt of physical perfection wasn't something I was even thinking about getting :}


Mergy wrote:

You can always get strength on damage rolls, but the belt allows you to get it on attack rolls as well; this is the only way I know of to get strength to attack rolls.

Unfortunately, have fun without a belt of physical perfection mister martial character.

Outside of PFS where you can't have a DM, simply further enchant it.

-James

Qadira

splash weapons that merely require you to hit a square. origami swarm.

zen feats where you substitute wisdom for dex.

Wizards with ddoor. Who needs ranged weapons?


My solution ranged weapon solution for 7 dex and full BAB: Longbow.


Pathfinder Companion Subscriber

The belt is a bit expensive though.

Qadira

splash weapon= origami swarm.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
blackbloodtroll wrote:
The belt is a bit expensive though.

Eh, it's only a 10k GP difference from a normal belt of giant strength +2. The Strength to attack and increased range increment seems worth it, especially for a Monk I'm currently running, who only has a 14 dex, 20 Strength and loves using shuriken.

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