Light crossbow

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The light crossbow is a missile weapon, commonly referred to as a ranged weapon, that fires a projectile (usually a light crossbolt), and requires the Ranged Weapons 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.

Light crossbows have a flat FIRE roundtime of 4 seconds when unencumbered, or 2 seconds if they are manually COCKed beforehand.

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

Alternate Names

  • kut'zikokra
  • light arbalest

Game Mechanics

This table applies to the light 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
Light crossbow DF .350 .300 .325 .275 .150 6 4 Puncture/Slash 50/285
AvD 25 31 30 29 28 25 23 21 19 39 35 31 27 32 26 20 14

The standard light crossbow has a weight of 8 lbs.

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

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