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The Warlock's Pact of the Blade feature specifies that you can only create melee weapons, but you can also turn a magic weapon into your pact weapon (without specifying that it's only melee weapons). Can I have a magic bow as my pact weapon without getting the Improved Pact Weapon Eldritch Invocation?

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Concerning magic weapons, the Pact of the Blade option for the Pact Boon feature says (PHB, pg. 108):

You can transform one magic weapon into your pact weapon by performing a special ritual while you hold the weapon.

The qualifying word “melee” is notably absent, so you may perform the ritual to make a magical bow your pact weapon; the improved pact weapon invocation is not necessary.

As user RevenantBacon pointed out in comments, this is explained in further detail in the Sage Advice Compendium (p. 6 of the PDF):

If a warlock uses Pact of the Blade to bond with a magic weapon, does that weapon have to be a melee weapon, and can the warlock change the weapon’s form?

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You can also use Pact of the Blade to bond with a magic weapon, turning it into your pact weapon. This magic weapon doesn’t have to be a melee weapon, so you could use the feature on a +1 longbow, for instance.

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