The hand crossbow is a missile weapon, commonly referred to as a ranged weapon, that fires a projectile (usually a light crossbolt), and requires the ranged weapon skill to use effectively. Crossbow bolts are arrow-like projectiles that are much shorter than arrows but considerably heavier. The crossbow is attached to a stock, so that it can be kept in the loaded state without effort from the user. In general, a crossbow is much easier to wield than its cousin, the bow.
The hand crossbow is unique for its small, one-handed design, allowing the wielder to employ it along with a shield, or even with two weapon combat. Unlike heavy or light crossbows, archers using hand crossbows do not get the bonus attack strength for kneeling or lying prone.
This table applies to the hand crossbow when used as a ranged weapon.
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The standard hand crossbow has a weight of ?? lbs.
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