Talk:Beacon Bow (5e Equipment)

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Should this be "rare" already if the "advantage on attacks" is considered second effect. --Misna (talk) 06:47, 19 July 2021 (MDT)

Eh, the way I see it, that effect is so rare that it probably won't come up often enough to be abused. Other than that, it deals no extra damage and only has utility against invisible or hiding creatures. Uncommon seems fair enough to me, to be honest. --SwankyPants (talk) 06:48, 19 July 2021 (MDT)
You are right, I actually seemed to miss the change on the actual page :). Having the effect only for "roll 20" is pretty boring. Happens so rarely it is not really useful for an effect for a single turn. Thus, I have changed this to 17, 18, 19 or 20 on my own game, so it actually happens. I'd suggest we do similar change here, and then this raises the question whether "rare" could be relevant. Moreover, I think this also causes magic damage when shooting? It would be actually the major effect of the bow. --Misna (talk)
Only magic damage if you shoot magic arrows, iirc. Otherwise magic bows just function like normal bows with other benefits. Could add the extra range for the advantage and make it rare, I guess. --SwankyPants (talk) 06:57, 19 July 2021 (MDT)
Magic bows do indeed deal magic damage, even when firing nonmagical arrows. --Lavie (talk) 07:00, 19 July 2021 (MDT)
I added magical attacks to the text. It might not be too clear because only some (activated) attacks have any magical effect. But I agree this is still not strong enough for rare, so I'll leave it as it is now. And thanks a lot for rapid discussion on my first edit! :) --Misna (talk)
I like the current version. Thanks for discussion and thanks for edits by Lavie. --Misna (talk)
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