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Weighted bolt

Source Dragonslayer's Handbook pg. 27


Cost 50 gp Weight 40 lbs.
Category Ammunition; Proficiency Ammunition


This barbed ballista bolt is equipped with a heavy weight at the end of a long chain. The bolt’s extra weight makes the bolt harder to fire accurately, and imposes a –2 penalty on attack rolls. In addition to the normal damage dealt by a ballista bolt of its size, on a successful hit the weighted bolt lodges itself into the target’s body, leaving the weighted chain hanging loosely, imparting a –5 penalty on all Fly checks made by the target. These penalties stack if a target is hit with multiple weighted bolts. A weighted bolt can be removed with a successful DC 25 Heal check or a DC 20 Strength check.