|Attack bonus if proficient||+2|
|Weapon die ([W])||1d8|
|Weapon properties||load free, small|
Bards, blackguards, cavaliers, fighters, rangers, and seekers are proficient with all military ranged weapons, including the shortbow. Warlords who select the Archer Warlord class feature gain proficiency with all military ranged weapons, including the shortbow. Elves gain proficiency with the shortbow as a racial trait.
Other classes and races do not have proficiency with the shortbow as a class or racial trait, but any character can become proficient by taking a Weapon Proficiency feat.