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The Crossbow is a long-range weapon in which is achieved at Age 8 as an alternative to the Katana and Great Axe.

Technical

  • The Crossbow, like the Hunting Bow, fires arrows that cost wood. Arrows fired from the Crossbow, however, cost 5 wood compared to the Bow's 3.
  • Arrows fired from the crossbow travel at a speed approximately 2.5x human speed.
  • Arrows fired from the crossbow deal 35 damage each.
  • Arrows fired from the Crossbow cannot travel over any Structure unless Platforms are used, with the exception of the Pit Trap, Pads, and the aforementioned Platform. Other Structures, such as Windmills, Trees, Food Bushes, and Cacti may not be fired over even with platforms.
  • Arrows fired from the Crossbow are incapable of damaging any structure besides Wood Walls.
  • The Crossbow has a fire rate of 0.5, slightly slower than the Bow but faster than the Musket.
  • The Crossbow reduces speed by approximately 27%.
  • When the Crossbow is used to gather 5,000 Resources, it will turn into the Golden Crossbow. Likewise, gathering 10,000 resources with the Crossbow will turn it into the Diamond Crossbow.
    • The only resource the Crossbow can gather is Food, and this can only be gathered by killing Mobs.
    • It is also possible to gather some Wood points using the Crossbow by destroying Wood Walls with arrows. But this is highly inefficient as arrows cost 5 wood each and Wood Walls drop only 10 wood.

Strategy

  • If you wear Samurai Armor, your crossbow's power will be boosted. You can take players down more effectively with mentioned hat and even better when using platforms, and it will be harder for enemies to escape and hide from you. Also try holding a Crossbow with the Bush Gear on, then face Crossbow to a resource so that the Crossbow is covered. Other players will mistake you for an ordinary Bush.
  • Since it costs wood to shoot, it would be wise to pair it with an Axe for faster Wood collecting as well as faster movement.
  • The Crossbow has several advantages over the Musket, specifically its fire rate. The Crossbow can deal 70 damage in the same time the Musket can deal 60 damage, assuming that all arrows fired from the Crossbow hit the target. Keep that in mind when you decide whether to upgrade to the Musket or not.

Trivia

  • For a long time the Crossbow was the most powerful ranged weapon in the game.

History

The Crossbow was added to the game in version 0.68. It has not changed since then.

Gallery

Weapons
Primary (Basic Variants)
Hammer 1 Tool Hammer Hammer 1Sword 1 Short Sword Sword 1Samurai 1 Katana Samurai 1

Axe 1 Hand Axe Axe 1Great Axe 1 Great Axe Great Axe 1Spear 1 Polearm Spear 1

Primary (Gold Variants)
Hammer 1 G Tool Hammer Hammer 1 GSword 1 G Short Sword Sword 1 GSamurai 1 G Katana Samurai 1 G

Axe 1 G Hand Axe Axe 1 GGreat Axe 1 G Great Axe Great Axe 1 GSpear 1 G Polearm Spear 1 G

Primary (Diamond Variants)
Hammer 1 D Tool Hammer Hammer 1 DSword 1 D Short Sword Sword 1 DSamurai 1 D Katana Samurai 1 D

Axe 1 D Hand Axe Axe 1 DGreat Axe 1 D Great Axe Great Axe 1 DSpear 1 D Polearm Spear 1 D

Secondary (Basic Variants)
Bow 1 Hunting Bow Bow 1Crossbow 1 Crossbow Crossbow 1Crossbow 2 Repeater Crossbow Crossbow 2

Musket 1 Musket Musket 1Shield 1 Wooden Shield Shield 1Great Hammer 1 Great Hammer Great Hammer 1

Secondary (Gold Variants)
Bow 1 G Hunting Bow Bow 1 GCrossbow 1 G Crossbow Crossbow 1 GCrossbow 2 G Repeater Crossbow Crossbow 2 G

Musket 1 Musket Musket 1Shield 1 G Wooden Shield Shield 1 GGreat Hammer 1 G Great Hammer Great Hammer 1 G

Secondary (Diamond Variants)
Bow 1 G Hunting Bow Bow 1 GCrossbow 1 D Crossbow Crossbow 1 DCrossbow 2 D Repeater Crossbow Crossbow 2 D

Musket 1 Musket Musket 1Shield 1 D Wooden Shield Shield 1 DGreat Hammer 1 D Great Hammer Great Hammer 1 D

Unreleased (Basic Variants)
Bat 1 Bat Bat 1Shotgun 1 Shotgun Shotgun 1Shield 2 Shield 2 Shield 2
Unreleased (Gold Variants)
Bat 1 G Bat Bat 1 GShotgun 1 Shotgun Shotgun 1Shield 2 Shield 2 Shield 2
Unreleased (Diamond Variants)
Bat 1 G Bat Bat 1 GShotgun 1 Shotgun Shotgun 1Shield 2 Shield 2 Shield 2