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Can you take the sharphooter's -5 to hit, +10 damage ability and the piercing arrow arcane shot. If so does it do the +10 on both a successful or failed save or only on a failed save?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Are you asking about the UA Arcane Archer or the XgtE Arcane Archer? \$\endgroup\$ – GreySage Jan 26 '18 at 23:13
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    \$\begingroup\$ XgtE, didn't know there is more than 1. \$\endgroup\$ – Steve Bauer Jan 26 '18 at 23:18
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You cannot use Sharpshooter with Piercing Arrow

Sharpshooter requires an attack roll, Piercing Arrow doesn't have one, it has a saving throw.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Where does it say it requires an attack roll? Piercing Arrow counts as an attack with a ranged weapon that you are proficient in. Aren't you adding to the text for sharpshooter "an attack that requires an attack roll". You could argue this is implied but it is not stated. \$\endgroup\$ – Steve Bauer Jan 26 '18 at 22:52
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Dale See twitter.com/jeremyecrawford/status/936464530317570048?lang=en \$\endgroup\$ – David Coffron Jan 26 '18 at 23:01
  • \$\begingroup\$ @SteveBauer He did not add any text. The feat gives a "penalty to the attack roll". Also PA does not count as an attack, precisely because it does not involve an attack roll. \$\endgroup\$ – Szega Jan 26 '18 at 23:01
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Steve If you separate the sentences of the portion of the feat you would always get the benefit regardless of choosing the penalty. It probably could be improved with "if the attack still hits" but it has the same meaning. \$\endgroup\$ – David Coffron Jan 26 '18 at 23:08
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    \$\begingroup\$ Check out @JeremyECrawford’s Tweet: twitter.com/JeremyECrawford/status/941095016209850369?s=09 \$\endgroup\$ – Rubiksmoose Jan 26 '18 at 23:10

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