Thanks to their four arms, kasathas can master a combat form native to their home world and rarely witnessed elsewhere—wielding two bows at once. This archetype is available to kasathas (and to other races with four or more arms at the GM’s discretion).
At 1st level, a bow nomad can simultaneously wield a combination of two of any of the following ranged weapons: shortbow, longbow, and their composite versions. When a bow nomad makes a full attack with two bows, two-weapon penalties apply and can be offset with Two-Weapon Fighting feats. Since bows aren’t light weapons, a bow nomad with Two-Weapon Fighting takes a –4 penalty on attacks with each of her bows. Extra attacks from other sources, such as those granted by Manyshot or Rapid Shot, can be applied to only one of the wielded bows per round.
This ability replaces wild empathy.
At 2nd level, a bow nomad must select archery as her combat style.
At 3rd level, a bow nomad gains Agile Maneuvers as a bonus feat.
This feat replaces Endurance.
A bow nomad can make a number of trick shots per day equal to 1/2 her ranger level + her Dexterity modifier. Unless otherwise noted, making a trick shot is a standard action that provokes attacks of opportunity.
Deflecting Arrow: At 3rd level, as an immediate action that doesn’t provoke attacks of opportunity, a bow nomad can deflect a single ranged attack. This ability functions as the Deflect Arrows feat, except the bow nomad need not have a hand free and can deflect an attack targeting any creature within 30 feet.
Pinning Strike: At 13th level, a bow nomad can attempt to pin a Large or smaller opponent’s limb or clothing to the ground or a wall in place of an attack. If the bow nomad’s attack roll exceeds her opponent’s CMD, the opponent is pinned and cannot move from its current position. As a move action, the opponent can attempt a Strength check to free itself (DC = 10 + 1/2 the bow nomad’s ranger level + her Strength modifier). Only creatures adjacent to a solid, anchored, penetrable surface can be affected by this ability.
Exploit the Gap: At 18th level, a bow nomad can exploit the natural weaknesses of her foes. When a bow nomad makes a full attack with her twin bows, each arrow that deals damage in that attack also reduces the target’s natural armor bonus (if any) by 1 (to a minimum of 0) for 1 round.
This ability replaces favored terrain.
At 6th level, the bow nomad must select the Manyshot feat as her 6th-level combat style feat. In addition to the normal benefit of Manyshot, the bow nomad can specify the bow in her off hands as the source of the second arrow (precision damage and critical damage are still only added once). The bow nomad takes no two-weapon penalties when using this ability, but she cannot use it and Two-Weapon Fighting in the same round. The nomad can still choose to use Manyshot in the normal manner.
At 11th and 16th level, the bow nomad can apply this ability to each of her iterative attacks.
Pathfinder Player Companion: People of the Stars © 2014, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Ethan Day-Jones, Jim Groves, Jonathan H. Keith, Andrew Romine, David N. Ross, and James L. Sutter.