I was looking through the Pathfiner feat selection, and noticed Prone Shooter.
The PFSRD text helpfully links to the Prone condition, which describes the penalties and benefits associated with being Prone.
So what penalties is Prone Shooter supposed to negate? I'm a little confused right now.
|Benefit: If you have been prone since the end of your last turn, you can ignore the penalty the prone condition imposes on ranged attack rolls you make using a crossbow or firearm with which you have Weapon Focus.|
The character is lying on the ground. A prone attacker has a –4 penalty on melee attack rolls and cannot use a ranged weapon (except for a crossbow). A prone defender gains a +4 bonus to Armor Class against ranged attacks, but takes a –4 penalty to AC against melee attacks.
Standing up is a move-equivalent action that provokes an attack of opportunity.