Light crossbows are crossbows with a decent speed factor and don't weigh much, but they don't add more damage to the bolt. They must be used with two hands and they require bolts as ammunition. Only warriors and bards can use them if they have a strength of 8 points. This item appears in Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn and Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition. Bolts and light crossbows are sold at stores selling weapons.
In Baldur's Gate, they fall under the missile weapons category, but in the other games, light and heavy crossbows are in the crossbow 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).||”|