Slow firing weapons and force multipliers


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Shadow Lodge

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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Lost Omens, Rulebook, Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

OK, 2 questions of importance to make sure I am looking at this right.

1. Can a gunslinger use the dead shot deed with a Slow-Firing weapon?

2. Can you Vital Strike with a slow firing weapon? (Although I believe this would turn the attack into a full round action instead of a standard action.)


Is slow firing a new quality from the new tech book that was just released?

Can you post the pertinent text of it because I am not familiar with it to be able to answer your question.

Shadow Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Lost Omens, Rulebook, Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Yes it is from the technology guide and reads as follows:

Slow-Firing: A slow-firing weapon requires a full-round
action to use, and thus cannot be used to make iterative attacks.


Okay, absed on that and because Vital Strike is it's own standard action it will not combine with Vital Strike. It should probably be possible, but with the way the abilities are written they are not compatible.

Dead Shot wont work properly either, as you can only make 1 attack as a full round action with the slow-firing weapon. I think the only thing that would happen is you could make multiple attack rolls to see if the 1 attack hits. Which probably isn't intended, but based on my parsing of the rules is how it would funciton.

In any event, slow-firing will not combine well with these abilities.

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