Core Rulebook errata? Shuriken in Flurry?


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Silver Crusade

This is probably a silly question, but according to the Core Rulebook, a Shuriken is included in the flurry of blows. Under FOB, it says, "When doing so [ed. FOB] he may make one additional attack using any combination of unarmed strikes or attacks with a special monk weapon (kama, nunchaku, quarterstaff, sai, shuriken, and siangham)..."

I think that is just a mistake in the book. Any other explanation doesn't make sense, really.

Right?


Flurry of shurikens sounds awesome to me!


As far as I can tell, I do not think it is a mistake.

Shurikens are thrown one by one now (at least that is what I have found out by reading the Core).


Pathfinder Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

shurikens have always been a flurry weapon. You dont melee with them, you throw them.

Sovereign Court

Remember that they're drawn like ammunition, so it's a free action to pull out another one. They look weak at first glance but they can be used with decent effectiveness.

Silver Crusade

Kolokotroni wrote:
shurikens have always been a flurry weapon. You dont melee with them, you throw them.

You're all right, I guess. I checked the WOTC site and found this "official" word:

"Shuriken are on the list of special monk weapons, so a monk character can use the flurry of blows class feature to throw extra shuriken when using the full attack action."

Thanks, all, my monk O will be happy to start using these. With his STR bonus he can definitely make use of them!


+Deadly aim and you got some ninja there :P (yes yes, i would not choose that feat for an "optimized" monk, but is a funny option)


At one point the Sage commented that you could get up to 9 shuriken off in a round with Rapid Shot, Two-Weapon Fighting, and flurry. I wonder if they ever recanted that....

Liberty's Edge

Lathiira wrote:
At one point the Sage commented that you could get up to 9 shuriken off in a round with Rapid Shot, Two-Weapon Fighting, and flurry. I wonder if they ever recanted that....

That would be cool, as 9 is historically the magic number of shuriken for ninjas.

But, IIRC, TWF is not cumulative with flurry anymore, though Rapid Shot seems to be by the RAW. Thus only 8 shuriken at 17th+ level.

This becomes impressive when you multiclass as a Rogue and get all those nice sneak attack damage on each and every attack you make.


And poison. Don't forget the poison.

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