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From Final Fantasy Wiki

Crossbows are a type of weapon commonly used by Archers. Although typically more powerful than bows they fire in a direct line of sight rather than an arched trajectory of a bow, which sometimes can be a disadvantage.




Final Fantasy IV

The first appearance of a Crossbow in the series. It is a low-ranked bow and can be used by several characters.

Final Fantasy V

The Crossbow appears as a weapon that can be used by the Ranger job. It can inflict Instant Death.

Final Fantasy VI

Edgar is able to use the Auto Crossbow as part of his Tools command to attack all enemies. No other Crossbows are seen used in the game, and none can be equipped as actual weapons.

Final Fantasy XI

Crossbows are one of the two major types of Marksman weapons (the other being Guns). They seldom reach the same power of Bows or Guns, but there exists special "status bolts" which can inflict a variety of status ailments, making them useful in some circumstances.

Notable crossbows:

  • Gastraphetes
  • Killer Bow
  • Staurobow
  • Armbrust
  • Arbalest
  • Perdu Crossbow
  • Othinus' Bow
  • Grosveneur's Bow
  • Rikonodo

Final Fantasy XII

Crossbows are Long-Range weapons which deal normal damage. They generally do not deal as much damage as Bows and its accuracy can be badly affected by windy weather or low visibility, but they have the shortest recharge time of any ranged weapon. Bolts must be equipped in order to use crossbows.

Final Fantasy Tactics

Archers are able to use Crossbows in battle. They are one-handed weapons, usually with a range of four tiles and are unaffected by height. However the main disadvantage of Crossbows is that they cannot be fired over obstacles like regular bows can so the target must be directly in front of the crossbow user with no obstacles in between in order for the target to be hit.

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Up to date as of February 07, 2010
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From the RuneScape Wiki, the wiki for all things RuneScape

Bronze Crossbow Blurite Crossbow Iron Crossbow Steel Crossbow Black Crossbow Mithril Crossbow Adamant Crossbow Rune Crossbow
Members only? Yes, except for normal and Phoenix
Ammunition? Bolts or bolt racks
Two-handed? No, except for Karil's
Speed File:speed6.gif
A player using a Crossbow to fight.

Crossbows are weapons used in ranged combat that require a certain Ranged level to wield. They are different from bows in that they are horizontal and can be held with one hand, allowing a player to carry a shield with the other; another difference is that they use bolts instead of arrows. Non-members are recommended to stay with bows as the crossbows available to them (only the regular crossbow and the Phoenix crossbow) are weak, while members have much better crossbows to choose from. In addition to the various metallic crossbows, Hunter's crossbow, Dorgeshuun crossbow and Karil's crossbow are available in pay-to-play. Crossbows require ammunition in the form of bolts (or racks for Karil's).

Crossbows are commonly used in P2P, mainly due to their ability to inflict substantial damage quickly and the ability to use a shield at the same time. Many people use them for PvP combat, and use enchanted bolts for even more power. Crossbows are also cheap on the Grand Exchange, and bolts are always in good supply. Crossbows can also fire mithril grapples for agility shortcuts. Despite being slower then Bows, crossbows are much more accurate, and bolts used with them are more powerful than arrows.

A player stringing a crossbow.


Metal crossbows

Metal crossbows can be created through the Fletching skill. The stocks must first be cut from logs; the limbs have to be made via the Smithing skill. The player then needs to add those two together and string it with a crossbow string. Most limbs and stocks can be purchased at the crossbow stall in the dwarven city of Keldagrim.

A player using the Dorgeshuun crossbow's "Snipe" Special Attack.

Other crossbows

Crossbows vs Bows

With the introduction of crossbows, use of a bow has decreased as crossbows are much more accurate and only require one hand to use, although many people still prefer to use a bow such as the Magic Shortbow because it is much faster than a crossbow and it has a special attack. Metal crossbows offer a variety of ammunition of which can be enchanted to provide special effects during combat, although currently these enchanted bolts can be quite expensive. Enchanted bolts can hit much higher than arrows, for example ruby bolts (e), which can hit up to 100 on the Corporeal Beast.

During PvP, crossbows can be so slow that your opponent can hit you twice before you get your second shot in, so a shortbow would be more preferable.


  • Mod Mark confirmed in a Q&A that the dragon crossbow is planned to be implemented into the game eventually.
  • When a crossbow is fired, there is a recoil-animation similar to that one would expect of a gun. Older crossbows did indeed have recoil similar to that of shotgun.
  • According to archaeological studies, the Chinese people invented the 1st crossbow. That would explain why the man selling bolt racks would be from the East.
  • In real life, some crossbows can shoot arrows.
  • If you look carefully at a crossbow before you fire it, you can see the bolt floating right above the crossbow. Once the bolt is fired, for a split-second, you can still see the floating bolt, even though you just fired it.

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Up to date as of February 05, 2010
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From TibiaWiki

Mostly used by paladins, because of their quick advances in Distance Fighting.

Crossbows and bows are unique because they cannot be used by themselves. They require Ammunition to cause damage.

Distance Weapons

Name Lvl Atk Def Type Hands Weight Range Dropped By
Arbalest Image:Arbalest.gif 75 Crossbows Two 95.00 6 None.
Assassin Star Image:Assassin Star.gif 80 65 0 Throwing Weapons One 2.00 4 Quara Predator, Warlock, Behemoth, Demon, Dark Torturer, Fury, Hellspawn, Morguthis, Zarabustor, The Noxious Spawn, Ghazbaran.
Bow Image:Bow.gif 0 Bows Two 31.00 6 Elf, Elf Scout, Poacher, Hunter, Hero.
Chain Bolter Image:Chain Bolter.gif 60 Crossbows Two 55.00 3 Morgaroth
Composite Hornbow Image:Composite Hornbow.gif 50 Bows Two 52.00 6 Wyrm.
Crossbow Image:Crossbow.gif 0 Crossbows Two 40.00 5 Dragon, Dwarf Soldier, Minotaur Archer, Wyrm.
Elvish Bow Image:Elvish Bow.gif 0 Bows Two 39.00 6 Elf Scout.
Enchanted Spear Image:Enchanted Spear.gif 42 38 0 Throwing Weapons One 20.00 4 None.
Hunting Spear Image:Hunting Spear.gif 20 32 0 Throwing Weapons One 22.00 3 Dworc Fleshhunter, Barbarian Brutetamer, Lizard Sentinel, Orc Berserker, Orc Warlord, Valkyrie, Undead Gladiator
Modified Crossbow Image:Modified Crossbow.gif 45 Crossbows Two 35.00 5 None.
Musician's Bow Image:Musician's Bow.gif 0 Bows Two 12.50 4 Boogey
Royal Crossbow Image:Royal Crossbow.gif 130 Crossbows Two 120.00 6 Morgaroth
Royal Spear Image:Royal Spear.gif 25 35 0 Throwing Weapons One 25.00 3 Dragon Lord, Orc Leader, Blue Djinn, Marid, Green Djinn, Efreet, Quara Predator.
Silkweaver Bow Image:Silkweaver Bow.gif 40 Bows Two 22.00 6 Orc Marauder.
Slingshot Image:Slingshot.gif Two ? None.
Small Stone
Snowball Image:Snowball.gif 0 0 0 Throwing Weapons One 0.80 Yeti, Grynch Clan Goblin.
Spear Image:Spear.gif 0 25 0 Throwing Weapons One 20.00 3 Troll, Troll Champion, Swamp Troll, Frost Troll, Island Troll, Orc Spearman, Orc Shaman, Black Knight, Valkyrie, Lizard Sentinel, Pirate Marauder.
The Devileye Image:The Devileye.gif 100 Crossbows Two 55.00 6 Morgaroth.
The Ironworker Image:The Ironworker.gif 80 Crossbows Two 150.00 5 Morgaroth
Throwing Knife Image:Throwing Knife.gif 0 25 0 Throwing Weapons One 5.00 4 Orc Leader, Stalker, Dworc Venomsniper, Dworc Fleshhunter, Pirate Buccaneer, Hellhound.
Throwing Star Image:Throwing Star.gif 0 30 0 Throwing Weapons One 2.00 4 Assassin, Crypt Shambler, Energy Elemental, Demon Skeleton, Orc Warlord, Pirate Corsair, Undead Gladiator.
Viper Star Image:Viper Star.gif 28 0 Throwing Weapons One 2.00 4 Assassin, Annihilon.
Warsinger Bow Image:Warsinger Bow.gif 80 Bows Two 45.00 7 None.
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