The Blitzbow

A powerful shortbow made in Seacastle

weapon (ranged)

+ 1 Shock Shortbow (+2 strength bonus)
Valued at 8,225 gp

d6 piercing damage
d6 electricity damage
+1 enhancement bonus to attack and damage rolls
Adds strength modifier up to +2 to damage
-2 penalty to hit if wielder’s strength is below 14
Adds strength penalties (if any) to attack rolls

Shortbow, Composite: You need at least two hands to use a bow, regardless of its size. You can use a composite shortbow while mounted. All composite bows are made with a particular strength rating (that is, each requires a minimum Strength modifier to use with proficiency). If your Strength bonus is lower than the strength rating of the composite bow, you can’t effectively use it, so you take a –2 penalty on attacks with it. The default composite shortbow requires a Strength modifier of +0 or higher to use with proficiency. A composite shortbow can be made with a high strength rating to take advantage of an above-average Strength score; this feature allows you to add your Strength bonus to damage, up to the maximum bonus indicated for the bow. Each point of Strength bonus granted by the bow adds 75 gp to its cost. If you have a penalty for low Strength, apply it to damage rolls when you use a composite shortbow.

Shock: Upon command, a shock weapon is sheathed in crackling electricity that deals an extra 1d6 points of electricity damage on a successful hit. The electricity does not harm the wielder. The effect remains until another command is given.
Moderate evocation; CL 8th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, call lightning or lightning bolt; Price +1 bonus.


The Blitzbow is crafted of aged yew and antler by the weaponsmiths of Seacastle for the Dragonborn-Elven War a millennium ago. It has a recurve-reflex shape and is gilded with a blend of gold and bronze. The bow’s arms are shaped to resemble lightning bolts formed by the feathers of a bird of prey. Upon loosing an arrow, it sometimes makes an alarming crack upon discharging stored energy. Drawing the Blitzbow without firing causes it to accumulate a charge of static electricity, often grabbing the archer’s clothes and administering a harmless zap as he draws a metal weapon.

The Blitzbow

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