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Is there a Feat of some sort which allows the use of a Ranged weapon in 'Melee Range' without provoking an Opportunity attack?

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Is there a specific build/use case you have in mind? Because no such general feat exists(Except for Sling expertise, but that locks you to slings). –  wax eagle Mar 22 '13 at 14:25
    
There build I had in mind is a Rogue using a Melee weapon in one hand and a *Hand Crossbow in the other. –  Lucifer Mar 22 '13 at 14:27
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come to chat :) chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/11/rpg-general-chat we can find you something that will work :) –  wax eagle Mar 22 '13 at 14:28
    
@Lucifer Chat is great for build advice; I highly recommend asking about it in there. :) –  Jonathan Hobbs Mar 22 '13 at 14:35
    
Thanks, I'll Check it out. –  Lucifer Mar 22 '13 at 15:31

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There appear to be a few feats along these lines, but none are as straightforward as "You get to use a ranged weapon without provoking an opportunity attack."

The closest may be these three, which require the Harrowing Swarm Student feat and are from Martial Power 2 p115-116, and are for Warlords, Rangers and Rogues, respectively:

Harrowing Swarm Captain [Greater Style] (Warlords)

Benefit: When you are attacking with a bow or a crossbow and you have proficiency with that weapon, you gain the following two benefits: You do not provoke an opportunity attack from the target of your attack. You can use a power associated with this feat as a ranged power instead of a melee power.

Harrowing Swarm Scout [Greater Style] (Rangers)

Benefit: When you are attacking with a bow or a crossbow and you have proficiency with that weapon, you gain the following two benefits: You do not provoke an opportunity attack from the target of your attack. When you use a power associated with this feat, you can use your bow or crossbow instead of a thrown weapon. If you do so, you use Dexterity instead of Strength for attack rolls and damage rolls.

Harrowing Swarm Stalker [Greater Style] (Rogues)

Benefit: When you are attacking with a bow or a crossbow and you have proficiency with that weapon, you gain the following two benefits: You do not provoke an opportunity attack from the target of your attack. You can use a power associated with this feat as a ranged power instead of a melee power and you can attack using a crossbow instead of a light blade.


The remainder I could find get fairly specific as to the circumstances under which you can avoid provoking OAs:

  • Opportunistic Archer, a paragon tier feat for an 11th level elf fighter, from Martial Power p144: "When you can make a melee basic attack against a target because of Combat Challenge, you can instead make a ranged basic attack with a bow against the target. The ranged basic attack does not provoke opportunity attacks."

  • Sling Expertise from Heroes of the Fallen Lands p317 and Heroes of the Forgotten Kingdoms p318 allows you to make a sling attack without provoking OAs (as well as increasing your attack stat).

  • Combat Casting for the Swordmage, from Arcane Power p124, has this effect: "When you use a melee swordmage attack power and hit an enemy, your ranged and area swordmage attack powers don’t provoke opportunity attacks until the end of your next turn."

  • Defensive Throw for the Ranger, from Martial Power 2 p132, has a similar effect: "Whenever you make a melee attack, your ranged attacks with thrown weapons don’t provoke opportunity attacks until the start of your next turn."

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Beautiful, Thank you, Thank you very Much. –  Lucifer Mar 22 '13 at 14:22

I am not sure about a feat, but there is Shadowdance Armor from Seekers of the Ashen Crown page 26, a level 5 uncommon item. Its property states "Your area and ranged attacks don’t provoke opportunity attacks." It is compatible with cloth or leather.

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+1 Wow, this one is really quite good. –  Jonathan Hobbs Mar 22 '13 at 23:21

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