Missile Ranges

Missile Ranges

When a character uses a bow, a crossbow, or a hand-hurled weapon, there is a maximum distance that the missile can reach. The table below gives the short, medium, and long ranges for the most common missile weapons. The numbers shown are read as feet when underground or as yards when outdoors.

* Attacks at short range get a +1 bonus to hit.
** Attacks at long range suffer a –1 penalty to hit.

Weapon

Bow

Composite

Long

Short

Crossbow

Heavy

Light

Sling

Javelin

Spear

Axe

Dagger

Short*

 

0-80

0-70

0-50

 

0-80

0-60

0-60

0-20

0-10

0-10

0-10

Medium

 

81-160

71-140

51-100

 

81-160

61-120

61-120

21-40

11-20

11-20

11-20

Long**

 

161-240

141-210

101-150

 

161-240

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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