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'''COCK''' is the verb used to draw a [[light crossbow|light]] or [[heavy crossbow]] to prepare it for shooting. Cocking a crossbow forces the user into offensive stance and incurs some [[roundtime]].
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'''COCK''' is the verb used to draw a [[light crossbow|light]], [[heavy crossbow|heavy]], or [[hand crossbow]] to prepare it for shooting. Cocking a crossbow forces the user into offensive stance and incurs 2 seconds of [[roundtime]]. If the character is [[encumbrance|encumbered]] then this may take additional roundtime. [[Dwarf]],  [[Burghal Gnome]], and [[Forest Gnome]] characters have reduced penalty to encumbrance-based roundtime.
  
The general procedure for operating a crossbow is:
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For crossbows, it is '''optional''' to manually {{boldmono|COCK}} the bow prior to firing. If it is not pre-cocked then the {{boldmono|[[FIRE]]}} command will {{boldmono|COCK/FIRE}} in the same action with combined roundtime. Light crossbows and hand crossbows take 2 seconds to cock and 2 seconds to fire (4 seconds combined), while heavy crossbows take 2 seconds to cock and 3 seconds to fire (5 seconds combined).
  
*COCK {crossbow}
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For more information about operating crossbows, see [[Ranged Weapons]].
*[[GET]] 1 BOLT
 
*[[LOAD]] {crossbow}
 
*[[FIRE]]
 
 
 
== Roundtime ==
 
 
 
With a strength bonus of +10, light crossbows can be cocked in 6-8 seconds and heavy crossbows in 9-11 seconds while standing and unencumbered. Cocking from non-standing positions takes 2 additional seconds.
 
 
 
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Latest revision as of 19:40, 22 November 2020

COCK is the verb used to draw a light, heavy, or hand crossbow to prepare it for shooting. Cocking a crossbow forces the user into offensive stance and incurs 2 seconds of roundtime. If the character is encumbered then this may take additional roundtime. Dwarf, Burghal Gnome, and Forest Gnome characters have reduced penalty to encumbrance-based roundtime.

For crossbows, it is optional to manually COCK the bow prior to firing. If it is not pre-cocked then the FIRE command will COCK/FIRE in the same action with combined roundtime. Light crossbows and hand crossbows take 2 seconds to cock and 2 seconds to fire (4 seconds combined), while heavy crossbows take 2 seconds to cock and 3 seconds to fire (5 seconds combined).

For more information about operating crossbows, see Ranged Weapons.