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In Pathfinder, is there a race (including alternate racial traits) or a trait that grants a bonus proficiency in Net (or in a weapon of choice that can include Net?) What about a class that grants a bonus proficiency in it?

I seem to remember some way to do this other than using a feat for it, but can't find it. Thanks!

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It's worth noting that since a net is a touch attack, you can often hit with it even while taking the nonproficiency penalty. – KRyan Aug 2 '13 at 14:32
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The Spirit of the Waters elven alternate racial trait gives proficiency in longsword, trident, and net.

Also the Huntmaster cavalier archetype.

More generally for exotic weapon proficiency, the half-elf Ancestral Arms alternate racial trait gives you a free exotic weapon proficiency for which you could choose net.

There's other more long and painful ways - like a dwarven oracle favored class option lets you reduce the nonproficiency penalty by 1 each time you level, so by level 4 you could be net-proficient. Kitsune and Hobgoblins have an option like that too.

There's a bunch of third party classes that give net proficiency, not sure if you just want Paizo-published or not but search in the classes on the d20pfsrd if you want those.

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Yeah that's awesome but the Net is exotic. – mxyzplk Sep 13 '13 at 1:55
Ugh. That's right, thanks. I guess I'll delete my comment now. – Jeff Fry Sep 13 '13 at 6:35

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