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    I know that kneeling in combat gives you +2 to your AC against ranged attacks, but I thought it also gave a bonus to ranged attacks because of the greater stabilization. Is that true? If not, is there an ability that does that?
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    You take a longbow

    and try squatting and then firing

    that did NOT make it easier.

    But i wouldn't be surprised if there was some kind of thing you could do to munchkin your way to a +2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dixieboy View Post
    You take a longbow

    and try squatting and then firing

    that did NOT make it easier.

    But i wouldn't be surprised if there was some kind of thing you could do to munchkin your way to a +2
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    Default Re: kneeling in combat

    Quote Originally Posted by yilduz View Post
    I know that kneeling in combat gives you +2 to your AC against ranged attacks, but I thought it also gave a bonus to ranged attacks because of the greater stabilization. Is that true? If not, is there an ability that does that?
    Not according to this table. Note that you get -2 AC to melee attacks too when kneeling. You don't get a bonus while prone either, which would give even more stability. (Although this obviously only applies to crossbows) Personally, I would also rule that when kneeling, longbows are out, although shortbows should be OK. Hmm, +2 to hit kneeling, +4 to hit prone (provided weapon is usable). Would that be too much?

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    Default Re: kneeling in combat

    Let's take a look here: http://www.d20srd.org/srd/combat/com...ableConditions

    This table lacks any mention of a bonus gained for kneeling, so I guess there is none. And, I've not heard of any such ability existing. I don't believe there is any rule to support it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dagren View Post
    Not according to this table. Note that you get -2 AC to melee attacks too when kneeling. You don't get a bonus while prone either, which would give even more stability. (Although this obviously only applies to crossbows) Personally, I would also rule that when kneeling, longbows are out, although shortbows should be OK. Hmm, +2 to hit kneeling, +4 to hit prone (provided weapon is usable). Would that be too much?
    I would think that's a bit much. If you want to give more for prone I would only give +1 for kneeling and +2 to prone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by talus21 View Post
    I would think that's a bit much. If you want to give more for prone I would only give +1 for kneeling and +2 to prone.
    Sounds better to me, too. Charging only grants as much as a +2 in melee. Higher ground only gives a +1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flickerdart View Post
    Crossbow? Ray spells?
    Using a crossbow while squatting would result in you shifting to prone position pretty quickly.

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