|Item value||8000 GP|
|Proficiency Type||Missile weapons in Baldur's Gate. Crossbows in other games.|
|Appears in||Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate EE.|
|Only usable by||Fighter, Paladin, Ranger|
The Guide is an enchanted crossbow. This crossbow has +2 damage bonus and +5 thaco bonus, increasing the chances that a shot with this weapon will not miss and inflicting a lot of damage. It has a speed factor of 7 and a weight of 10 lbs. It fall under the crossbow proficiency all games except Baldur's gate, where the weapon is in the missile weapons proficiency. This item appears in Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition.
In Baldur's Gate, it can be gained from the brother of a hunter in the Cloakwood if the hunter is killed in a subquest he is involved in. The brother, who is in the city of Baldur's Gate, will try to avenge his death if he meets with the party and will drop the weapon when he is killed. This crossbow and The Army Scythe are the best crossbows, but the scythe has a better rate of fire, but is less accurate and adds less damage to bolts.
|“||Heavy crossbow of accuracy: 'The Guide'. A favored siege weapon of King Shastir Longeve, crossbows of this type were designed for the systematic removal of defensive forces thought safe behind the battlements of castles. Scant few of these weapons survive to this day, mainly due to the eventual annihilation of the king's forces by a coalition of subjugated lands.||”|