Heavy crossbow ( } )
Item Type Missile weapon
Artifact? No
Weight 140s
Danger Level 1
Material Iron

Heavy crossbows are one of the basic types of missile weapon in ADOM. They have default stats of (+3, +3), although variations from this are common.


Crossbows are very popular due to the abundance of slaying ammunition for the crossbow weapon class. Heavy crossbows are powerful, but 140 stones can sting for weaker PCs, especially if they want to keep a stock of quarrels at the same time.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

They can be obtained in the same manner as all generic loot. Dwarven Archers begin with one. Kherab drops one when killed.

Greater Identify information[]

------------------------ blessed heavy crossbow (+3, +3)-----------------------

When used in melee combat it grants a -3 bonus to hit and causes 1d6 points of
damage. When used as a missile it grants a +3 bonus to hit and causes 1d3+3
points of damage.