4th edition rules
Type Embedded
Category Basic
Rarity Uncommon
Slot Hand crossbow
Level 9 +2 4,200 gp
Level 14 +3 21,000 gp
Level 19 +4 105,000 gp
Level 24 +5 525,000 gp
Level 29 +6 2,625,000 gp
Source Dragon Magazine issue #364

The shoulderbow is a warforged component that is embedded, hidden in the back of a warforged. With a thought, the shoulderbow can extend and mount on the warforged's shoulder. Once in position, the shoulderbow can fire using mental commands, and generates its own ammunition.[1]

4th Edition MechanicsEdit

The shoulderbow can be activated with a thought, and takes a minor action to rise into position. Once in position, the shoulderbow can be fired as a standard action using a mental command and no hands. As a daily power, the shoulderbow can make a ranged basic attack as a minor action.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Playing Warforged" (June 2008) by Chris SimsDragon Magazine issue 364.