Rotting Citadel arbalester

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Rotting Citadel arbalester
Level 58
Family Humanoid family creatures
Body Type Biped
Classification(s) Corporeal undead
Area(s) Found The Citadel
HP 300
Attack Attributes
Physical Attacks
Heavy crossbow 312 AS
Combat Maneuvers
Defense Attributes
Brigandine Armor ASG 12
Defensive Strength (DS)
Melee 272
Ranged 261
Bolt 251
Unarmed Defense Factor
Target Defense (TD)
Bard Base 185
Cleric Base 202
Empath Base
Paladin Base 173
Ranger Base
Sorcerer Base 224
Wizard Base
Minor Elemental 224
Major Elemental
Minor Spiritual
Major Spiritual
Minor Mental
Treasure Attributes
Coins Yes
Gems Yes
Magic Items Yes
Boxes Yes
Skin None
Other None

A rusted conical helmet, wrapped in a band of buff and blue, sits above the empty eye sockets of a skull draped in the rotting remains of a rotting Citadel arbalester's face. Residual juices drip from the head of the arbalester and down a ragged surcoat of buff and blue cinched with a tattered leather belt buckled with a rusted shield stamped with a large letter "E." A quiver hangs from the belt, flush with feathered bolts and within easy reach of the arbalester's gloved hands.

Hunting strategies

It's well advised to somehow prevent arbalesters from firing at all unless you are absolutely certain they cannot hit you. Besides having a very short roundtime between shots (about 3 seconds), successful shots hit the eyes often enough it's possible they are aiming for them. Stunning, inducing RT (e.g. Slow (504), Pious Trial (1602), etc), and removing an arm are all good options.

Other information

Arbalesters can set their arrows on fire, which can then result in flares:

A rotting Citadel arbalester pulls a linen-wrapped bolt and a piece of flint from her quiver.  She strikes the flint against the bolt's metal tip and the linen is immediately set ablaze!
A rotting Citadel arbalester cocks her arbalest and loads it with a wooden burning bolt.
A rotting Citadel arbalester fires a wooden burning bolt at you!
  AS: +312 vs DS: +306 with AvD: +22 + d100 roll: +96 = +124    ... and hits for 4 points of damage!    Tap to the arm pricks some interest but not much else.  ** As a rotting Citadel arbalester's burning bolt hits you, it emits a burst of flame! **    ... 20 points of damage!    Flames incinerate muscle tissue in neck exposing the trachea. More than you ever wanted to see.    You are stunned for 4 rounds! The burning bolt burns away into nothingness.

See Also

Near-level creatures - edit
Level 56 Level 57 Level 58

Level 59 Level 60

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