You can defend yourself if creatures come too close to you while in combat.
Prerequisite(s): Proficiency with some sort of bow.
Benefit(s): You can use a shortbow, longbow, or greatbow* you are proficient with as a melee weapon, and you use your Dexterity modifier when attacking and determining the damage. When attacking in this way, the weapon die is lowered one level, meaning that 1d8 becomes 1d6 and 1d6 becomes 1d4 and so on. You are proficient in these attacks.
You can use an action of attempt to restrain a large or smaller creature by choking them out with the string on your bow. Make an Strength (Athletics) check opposed the creature’s Strength (Athletics) or Dexterity (Acrobatics) check. If you succeed, the creature is restrained. It may use its action on its turn to attempt to break free, and you may use your action on each of your subsequent turns to maintain your hold over the creature. The creature is given another chance to escape if you do so.
*This weapon is detailed in this compendium.
Aaralyn’s Stolen Notes to Velea Copyright 2018 Anne Gregersen Author Anne Gregersen