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"deals more damage and has greater range"

The Crossbow is a long-range weapon available at Age 8 as an alternative to the Katana or Great Axe.

Technical

  • The Crossbow, like the Hunting Bow, fires arrows that cost wood. Arrows fired from the Crossbow, however, cost 10 wood compared to the Bow's 3.
  • Arrows fired from the crossbow travel approximately 2.5x human speed.
    • This increase in Speed over the Hunting Bow also sees an increase in Range, as the two are related.
  • Arrows fired from the crossbow deal 35 damage each.
  • Arrows fired from the Crossbow cannot travel over any Structure unless Platforms are used, with the exception of the Pit Trap, Pads, and the aforementioned Platform. Other Structures, such as Windmills, Trees, Food Bushes, and Cacti may not be fired over even with platforms.
  • Arrows fired from the Crossbow are incapable of damaging any structure besides Wood Walls.
  • The Crossbow has a fire rate of 0.5, slightly slower than the Bow.
  • The Crossbow reduces speed by approximately 27%.
  • When the Crossbow is used to gather 3,000 Resources, it will turn into the Gold Crossbow. Likewise, gathering 7,000 resources with the Crossbow will turn it into the Diamond Crossbow. When you farm 12,000 Resources, it will turn into the Ruby Crossbow, which has the same effect as all Ruby Weapons.
    • The only resource the Crossbow can gather is Food, and this can only be gathered by killing Mobs.
    • It is also possible to gather some Wood points using the Crossbow by destroying Wood Walls with arrows. But this is highly inefficient as arrows cost 10 wood each and Wood Walls only give 10 wood each.

Strategy

  • If you wear Samurai Armor, your crossbow's power will be boosted. You can take players down more effectively it and even better when using platforms, and it will be harder for enemies to escape and hide from you. Also try holding a Crossbow with the Bush Gear on, then face Crossbow to a resource so that the Crossbow is covered. Other players will mistake you for an ordinary Bush.
  • Since it costs wood to shoot, it would be wise to pair it with an Axe for faster Wood collecting as well as faster movement.
  • The Crossbow had several advantages over the Musket, specifically its fire rate. The Crossbow can deal 70 damage in the same time the Musket can deal 60 damage, assuming that all arrows fired from the Crossbow hit the target. Keep that in mind when you decide whether to upgrade to the Musket or not.
  • The Crossbow's only advantages over the Repeater Crossbow are its slightly increased damage and halved projectile cost.
  • Make sure to switch back to something faster. The bow is a bit slow.
  • Try using a Polearm with this. That way once you swing the Polearm with the Bull Helmet, you can quickly switch to fire the crossbow at the enemy for a quick and clean kill.

Golden Crossbow

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The Golden Crossbow is the golden variant of The Crossbow. The only way to get it is to kill Cows, Pigs, Bulls, Bullies, and Wolves since that's the only way to get resources with a bow, making one of the hardest golden weapons to get.

Diamond Crossbow

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Diamond Crossbow

The Diamond Crossbow is the diamond version of the normal/gold Crossbow. It deals the same damage as the normal/gold crossbow to everything. The normal/gold parts of the Crossbow turn blue, and the spikes become more pronounced.

Trivia

  • For a long time, the Crossbow was the most powerful ranged weapon in the game.

History

The Crossbow was added to the game in version 0.68. It has not changed since then.

Footnotes

Gallery

Weapons
Primary
Hammer 1Hammer 1 GHammer 1 DHammer 1 R Tool Hammer Hammer 1 RHammer 1 DHammer 1 GHammer 1Sword 1Sword 1 GSword 1 DSword 1 R Short Sword Sword 1 RSword 1 DSword 1 GSword 1

Samurai 1Samurai 1 GSamurai 1 DSamurai 1 R Katana Samurai 1 RSamurai 1 DSamurai 1 GSamurai 1Axe 1Axe 1 GAxe 1 DAxe 1 R Hand Axe Axe 1 RAxe 1 DAxe 1 GAxe 1

Great Axe 1Great Axe 1 GGreat Axe 1 DGreat Axe 1 R Great Axe Great Axe 1 RGreat Axe 1 DGreat Axe 1 GGreat Axe 1Spear 1Spear 1 GSpear 1 DSpear 1 R Polearm Spear 1 RSpear 1 DSpear 1 GSpear 1

Bat 1Bat 1 GBat 1 D Bat Bat 1 DBat 1 GBat 1Dagger 1Dagger 1 GDagger 1 DDagger 1 R Daggers Dagger 1 RDagger 1 DDagger 1 GDagger 1

Stick 1Stick 1 GStick 1 DStick 1 R Stick Stick 1 RStick 1 DStick 1 GStick 1

Secondary
Bow 1Bow 1 GBow 1 R Hunting Bow Bow 1 RBow 1 GBow 1Crossbow 1Crossbow 1 GCrossbow 1 DCrossbow 1 R Crossbow Crossbow 1 RCrossbow 1 DCrossbow 1 GCrossbow 1

Crossbow 2Crossbow 2 GCrossbow 2 DCrossbow 2 R Repeater Crossbow Crossbow 2 RCrossbow 2 DCrossbow 2 GCrossbow 2Musket 1 Musket (Removed) Musket 1

Shield 1Shield 1 GShield 1 DShield 1 R Wooden Shield Shield 1 RShield 1 DShield 1 GShield 1Shield 2 Stone Shield (Removed) Shield 2

Great Hammer 1Great Hammer 1 GGreat Hammer 1 DGreat Hammer 1 R Great Hammer Great Hammer 1 RGreat Hammer 1 DGreat Hammer 1 GGreat Hammer 1Grab 1 Mc Grabby Grab 1

Unreleased
Shotgun 1 Shotgun Shotgun 1