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Heavy Crossbow of Accuracy
The Guide
Other name(s) The Guide
Item value 8000 BG1 / 7600 in BG2 GP
Weight 10 lbs.
Identify 50
Combat type Ranged
Proficiency Type Missile weapons in Baldur's Gate. Crossbows in other games.
Handing 2-handed
Range 100 ft.
Rate of fire / round 1
Ammunition Bolts
Damage +2 (missile)
THACO -5 bonus
Speed 7
Minimum requirements
Strength 11 in BG, 12 in BG2
Other information
Appears in Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate II, Baldur's Gate: EE and Baldur's Gate II: EE
Only usable by Fighter, Paladin, Ranger, Barbarian and Bard
Item Icon
Icon The Guide
Heavy Crossbow of Accuracy, or The Guide, is an enchanted crossbow. This crossbow has +2 damage bonus and -5 THAC0 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, Dabron Sashenstar, 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 Light Crossbow of Speed are the best crossbows, but the scythe has a better rate of fire, but is less accurate and adds less damage to bolts.

In Baldur's Gate II, it is dropped by one of the Cult of the Unseeing Eye guards after you have killed their Beholder God.

In-game descriptionEdit

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.

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