Arcane Archer


An Arcane Archer studies a unique elven method of archery that weaves magic into attacks to produce supernatural effects. Arcane Archers are some of their most elite warriors among the elves. They stand watch over the fringes of elven domains, keeping a keen eye out for trespassers and using magic-infused arrows to defeat monsters and invaders before they can reach elven settlements. Over the centuries, the methods of these elf archers have been learned by members of other races who can also balance arcane aptitude with archery.

*Denotes modification from vanilla NWN.

Alignment Restriction: None

Hit Die: d8

Proficiencies: All simple & martial weapons, light & medium armor & shields

Skill Points: 5 + INT Modifier

Class Skills: All Knowledges, Barter, Bluff, Craft Trap, Decipher Script, Diplomacy, Heal, Intimidate, Perception, Perform, Sense Motive, Spellcraft, Stealth, Taunt, Tumble

Primary Saving Throws: Reflex & Will

Base Attack Bonus: + 1 Levels

Racial Restriction: Half-Elf & Elf Only

Base Attack Bonus: +4

Feats: Weapon Focus (Longbow or Shortbow), Point Blank Shot

Skills: Spellcraft 8 ranks

Spellcasting: A level of Bard, Wizard or Sorcerer

Level Progression

LevelBABFortReflexWillFeatEnchant Arrow
Enchant Arrow
Imbue Arrow​
3rd+3+1+3+3Entangle Arrow I+1
Blindness/Deafness Arrow I, Seeker Arrow I​
Hold Monster Arrow I
Entangle Arrow II, Seeker Arrow II​
Slow Arrow I, Blindness/Deafness Arrow II
Silence Arrow, Hail of Arrows I, Hold Monster Arrow II
Greater Dispel Arrow, Slow Arrow II
Hail of Arrows II

  • Magical Arrow Caster Level:
    • The caster level of spells cast by your magical arrows stacks with the caster levels of your other caster classes. (A level 8 wizard, level 10 AA's fireball arrow would do 18d6 damage)
  • Magical Arrow DCs:
    • The DC of your magical arrows is equal to 10+ (1/2 the sum of AA and previous caster classes) + Dex modifier. (a level 8 wizard, level 10 AA's with 24 dex would have a death arrow DC of 26).
  • Enchant Arrow:
    • Enchant arrow raises the enhancement bonus of both the equipped arrows and bow of the Arcane Archer. This is an actual enhancement bonus and no longer stacks as it did in vanilla.