Reading all the ranged damage discussion I figured out no one (literally no one) uses slings for some reason and everyone says the bow is the way to go and that's it. I agree, in PnP, they are quite bad (though my experience is mostly with Pathfinder), buuuut in ToEE they are, actually, quite good. Now, the reasons slings are good when used by Halflings. I will make a comparison to a regular Composite 18 str bow. Lest st Bow pros: Bracers of Archery, which give +2 to attack and +1 to damage are only usable with bows. Arrows are plentiful. Elves get proficiency. d8 damage die. x3 critical Sling pros: Bludgeoning damage. All the reach weapons are either piercing or slashing so adding some bludgeoning is a good thing. Everyone can use them. Halflings get +1 to attack (the only race that gets attack bonuses with any weapon). Unlimited Strength scaling. Both bows and slings can be reloaded for free and can be used for iterative attacks. If you roll good enough on your character creation you will get 18 18 in str and dex. Let's compare Elven bow archer vs Halfling Slinger at LVL 1. Both Rangers. Elf - +6 to attack 1d8 dmg die. 1-8 dmg Halfling - +8 to attack (tanks to size and bonus) and 1d4+3 damage. 4-7 dmg. (and let's not forget the skeletons) Lvl 10 (Gloves of Dex and Belts of Str for both and bracers for an Elf, both improvements to Dex) Elf - +21 to attack (10 from levels, 9 from Dex, 2 from bracers), 1d8+4+1 dmg. 6-13 Halfling - +21 to attack (10 from levels, 9 from dex, 1 from the size and 1 from racial bonus), 1d4+6 dmg 7-10. The difference is close to zero but let's not forget that bracers use a slot that can be used by bracers of armor for extra AC for our nimble slinger. Which (with enchanted padded armor) increases our armor by 4. You can also use slingers with various spells that give size bonuses to Str (like Divine Power) and actually hit harder (another +3). All in all Halfling SLingers are awesome and can be effectively used together with traditional bow classes. You can always use a halfling with a short bow, but it is heresy and should not be allowed Cheers.