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Atlatl

Source Ranged Tactics Toolbox pg. 0 (Amazon), Ultimate Equipment pg. 19 (Amazon)

Statistics

Cost 2 gp Weight 2 lbs.
Damage 1d4 (small), 1d6 (medium); Critical x2; Range 50 ft.; Type P; Special
Category Ranged; Proficiency Martial

Description

This Stone Age weapon is a thin piece of wood or antler used as a lever to hurl a specially fitted dart. An atlatl gives much greater range to a dart, but must be loaded like a projectile weapon. Your Strength modifier applies to damage rolls when you use an atlatl, just as it does for thrown weapons. You can fire—but not load—an atlatl with one hand. Loading an atlatl is a move action that requires two hands and provokes attacks of opportunity. The Rapid Reload feat can be taken for atlatls, allowing you to load a dart as a free action.