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    Default Question on Ranged Touch Attacks

    Is there any way to make regular ranged attacks which deal damage into ranged touch attacks which deal damage?
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    Default Re: Question on Ranged Touch Attacks

    The easiest way is probably Fell Shot in the SRD--expend your psionic focus to turn a single ranged attack into a touch attack. I can't think of anything offhand that will turn ranged attacks into touch attacks permanently, if that's what you're asking.
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    Default Re: Question on Ranged Touch Attacks

    IIRC, there's a psionic feat, Fell shot, that lets you make a ranged attack as a touch attack by expending your psionic focus. It's got a bunch of prerequisite feats, though, so I'm not sure if it's worth it or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PairO'Dice Lost View Post
    The easiest way is probably Fell Shot in the SRD--expend your psionic focus to turn a single ranged attack into a touch attack. I can't think of anything offhand that will turn ranged attacks into touch attacks permanently, if that's what you're asking.
    A brilliant energy weapon would do it.

    edit: OK, BR isn't quite a touch attack, since natural armor still applies to the target's AC...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zherog View Post
    A brilliant energy weapon would do it.

    edit: OK, BR isn't quite a touch attack, since natural armor still applies to the target's AC...
    That, plus I assumed he meant something that would apply to any ranged attack, since he didn't narrow it down any. Also, brilliant energy doesn't transfer to ammunition, so it's a rather expensive solution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PairO'Dice Lost View Post
    Also, brilliant energy doesn't transfer to ammunition, so it's a rather expensive solution.
    Absolutely correct, and I thought of mentioning it (but didn't feel like editing a second time once the thought to mention it occurred to me).
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    Default Re: Question on Ranged Touch Attacks

    Thanks for the help.

    I think I'll go with talking to my DM and ask if we can modify certain spells to work with range attacks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Altarus View Post
    I think I'll go with talking to my DM and ask if we can modify certain spells to work with range attacks.
    The spell Find the Gap (SpC) lets you make your first ranged/melee attack each round a touch attack for 1 round/level. It's a 3rd level assassin/paladin/ranger spell.

    Alternatively, just change Wraithstrike to work with ranged attacks. It's as balanced as, well, as Wraithstrike usually is.
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