I have an archer character and wind has often caused me difficulties.

There are two weapon properties that work with wind. Tailwind and cyclonic (with cyclonic being my preferred choice and also lower bonus cost).

Brilliant energy allows the weapon, in this case an arrow, to ignore nonliving matter. Which to my thinking should include wind.

Phase arrows are a specific magic item which causes the arrow to be ethereal until it reaches the targets space. As far as I know ghosts are not subject to wind so neither should these arrows.

So are brilliant energy arrows or phase arrows immune to wind conditions?


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  • \$\begingroup\$ Does your GM apply real world Physics to spells and magical equipment? \$\endgroup\$ – Jared Kossler Mar 21 '17 at 4:46
  • \$\begingroup\$ Wind is in the rules d20pfsrd.com/gamemastering/environment/weather/… \$\endgroup\$ – Fering Mar 21 '17 at 4:55
  • \$\begingroup\$ That isn't why I was asking. I asked because it is somewhat of a grey area for people and I may have an answer for one of the abilities. \$\endgroup\$ – Jared Kossler Mar 21 '17 at 5:01
  • \$\begingroup\$ In the game the DM does use wind effects, but I was hoping to save money if those other effects could also protect my attacks in the wind. \$\endgroup\$ – Fering Mar 21 '17 at 5:27

What's happening here is you're asking us to issue a house rule for you. Unfortunately we can't do that: we're not your DM.

Rules As Written, the brilliant energy and phase arrows don't say they ignore wind, so they don't ignore wind.

Common sense would dictate that these arrows should ignore wind, and a reasonable DM might make a house rule to that effect. But, again, we're not your DM, and we can't make that house rule for you. :)

  • \$\begingroup\$ I try to get questions answered before having to raise them to a DM and thus present what others have done. \$\endgroup\$ – Fering Mar 21 '17 at 16:06

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