Crossbows are a Weapon Category in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered. Crossbows are ranged weapons that use bolts for ammunition, granting players the ability to modify elemental damage accordingly. They do not have a zoomed-in aiming capability like bows but can deal higher damage. Crossbows deliver thrust damage that is compounded with critical when the wielder pulls off a headshot, and can be used in melee combat by "shooting from the hip". Crossbows have no stat scaling, leaving players to focus on elemental upgrades.

  • Pros: Relatively lightweight. Deals heavy Thrust damage, very high base damage, good for players with Low Dexterity and suitable for elemental upgrades.
  • Cons: No aim function; not suitable for sniping, needs to be reloaded making one vulnerable to damage and backstabs without fighting back, No Parameter Bonus.
  • Recommendation: Leo Ring for Counter Damage.

 

All Crossbows in Dark Souls

  Attack Power
Damage Reduction (%)
Aux
Effects
Requirements
Param Bonus
Durability / Weight - Shot Range
Image Name icon_dmg_phy.png
icon_prot_phy.png
icon_dmg_magi.png
icon_prot_magi.png
icon_dmg_fire.png
icon_prot_fire.png
icon_dmg_lightn.png
icon_prot_lightn.png
icon_dmg_cbonus.png
icon_prot_stab.png
icon_aux_toge1.png
icon_aux_toge2.png
icon_strength.png
icon_dexterity.png
icon_intelligence.png
icon_faith.png
icon_other_dura.png
icon_other_weig.png
Range Acquired From
light_crossbow.png Light Crossbow 50
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
100
0
  10
-
8
-
0
-
0
-
150
3.0
50
heavy_crossbow.png Heavy Crossbow 55
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
100
0
  14
-
8
-
0
-
0
-
150
5.0
50
sniper_crossbow.png Sniper Crossbow 52
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
100
0
  20
-
16
-
0
-
0
-
150
8.0
70
avelyn.png Avelyn 37
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
100
0
  16
-
14
-
0
-
0
-
150
6.0
50
  • There's a variety of different Bolts available for crossbows.



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    • Anonymous

      15 Aug 2021 07:02  

      Okay, when I wear a crossbow I have three buttons for one and the same attack. Dear Fromsoft team, one of these keys could have been used for manual aiming as with bows ...

      • Anonymous

        21 Jul 2021 17:02  

        i started an SL1 crossbow only run as a bit of a joke, but uh, i dont think crossbows are a joke anymore. a +5 light crossbow (with large bolts) made gargs and capra almost trivial.

        • Anonymous

          25 Feb 2019 14:31  

          "For counter damage" can the heccing crossbow riposte or something? Or do headshots get a boost from the Leo Ring?

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