Heavy Crossbows weigh a lot more and have a slower speed factor when compared to light crossbows, but they have bonus to damage of +2 to compensate for this. It requires 12 strength to use this weapon, which may only be used by fighters, paladins, rangers, barbarians and bards These crossbows require bolts as ammunition and the ammunition determines whether the user can harm enemies immune to normal weapons&missiles. This item appears in Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition and Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn and it will also appear in Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition. It's sold by many weapon stores in those games.

In Baldur's Gate, these crossbows are in the missile weapons proficiency, while in the other games, they are in the crossbows proficiency.


A crossbow is a bow mounted crosswise on a wooden or metal shaft, the latter called a tiller. The bow is usually made of ash or yew. The crossbow fires a quarrel (also called a bolt).


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