Heavy Crossbow

Simple Ranged



A heavy crossbow has a larger bow mounted to a heavier stock than a light crossbow. Its pull strenght is much greater, requiring a winch to draw the string into firing position.

Cost: 50 gp


  • Small: 1d8
  • Medium: 1d10
  • Large: 2d8

Critical: 19-20/x2

Range: 120 ft

Weight: 8 lb

Damage Type: Bludgeoning Piercing Slashing


Load — Loading a heavy crossbow is a full-round action that provokes attacks of opportunity.
Note — You draw a heavy crossbow back by turning a small winch. Normally, operating a heavy crossbow requires two hands. However, you can shoot, but not load, a heavy crossbow with one hand at a –4 penalty on attack rolls. You can shoot a heavy crossbow with each hand, but you take a penalty on attack rolls as if attacking with two one-handed weapons. This penalty is cumulative with the penalty for one-handed firing.

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