I decided to try the 5.8.0rc6 with my Arcane Archer. Now the archer
is in a FRCS campaign but uses standard gear and standard feats to
Since I have quite a few CMP datasets, I tried this first under 5.6.1
with the CMP datasets. When I discovered that the bonuses were wrong
there, I figured that I'd try with 5.8.0rc6. Still wrong as far as I
can see. (And it was only with the bows. The sword bonuses were
TestGuy is +6/+1/+9 ranger/wizard/arcane archer. With his equipment
and level, his BAB Ranged is +22/+17/+12. This is correct using PnP
and PCGen. He's a 9th level AA which allows him to enchant arrows at
+5/+5. He has a bow which is a +2 Mighty Composite Longbow (+4 STR)
with Icy Burst. He has Greater Bracers of Archery (competency
bonus!). He has both Point Blank and Weapon Focus (Longbow) feats.
Calculating Atk: +22 (BAB) + 5 (AA enchant) + 2 (Bracer) + 1 (Weap
Focus) + 1 (Point Blank) = +31/+26/+21 standard full round attack
within 30'. PCGen shows +28/+25/+18. As far as the rules go, I
think everything should stack except for the initial +2 on the bow
because of the Archer's enchantment.
Calculating Dmg: +4 (STR) + 5 (AA enchant) + 1 (Bracer) + 1 (Point
Blank) = 1d8+11 base damage within 30' (+1d6 cold). PCGen is showing
1d8+8 (+1d6 cold).
I'm not sure why it's doing this. Equipment pieces of note are:
Gloves of Dexterity (+4) and Belt of Giant Strength (+4). His stats
at lvl 16 are 16/20/16/12/14/14 before applying the two items
Am I calculating it incorrectly or is PCGen?