Heavy crossbow

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The heavy crossbow is a missile weapon, commonly referred to as a ranged weapon, that fires a projectile (usually a heavy crossbow bolt), 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. Thus, archers using crossbows may kneel in order to improve their aim.

Heavy crossbows have a flat FIRE roundtime of 5 seconds when unencumbered, or 3 seconds if they are manually COCKed beforehand.

When used in melee to attack or parry, the heavy crossbow acts as a cudgel (including AvD stats). Blunt weapon skill is recommended for using the weapon in this manner.

Alternate Names

  • heavy arbalest
  • kut'ziko
  • siege crossbow

Game Mechanics

This table applies to the heavy crossbow when used as a ranged weapon.

Weapon AG Cloth Leather Scale Chain Plate RT Min RT Damage Type STR/DU
AsG 1 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Heavy crossbow DF .425 .325 .375 .285 .175 7 5 Puncture/Slash 60/315
AvD 30 36 35 34 33 31 29 27 25 46 42 38 34 40 34 28 22

The standard heavy crossbow has a weight of 12 lbs.

Note: To edit this table go to Template:Weapon table heavy crossbow

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