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Heavy crossbow

Source Ranged Tactics Toolbox pg. 0, PRPG Core Rulebook pg. 142, Ultimate Equipment pg. 17

Statistics

Cost 50 gp Weight 8 lbs.
Damage 1d8 (small), 1d10 (medium); Critical 19-20/x2; Range 120 ft.; Type P; Special
Category Ranged; Proficiency Simple
Weapon Groups Crossbows

Description

You draw a heavy crossbow back by turning a small winch. Loading a heavy crossbow is a full-round action that provokes attacks of opportunity. A heavy crossbow fires crossbow bolts.

Normally, operating a heavy crossbow requires two hands. However, you can shoot, but not load, a heavy crossbow with one hand at a –4 penalty on attack rolls. You can shoot a heavy crossbow with each hand, but you take a penalty on attack rolls as if attacking with two one-handed weapons. This penalty is cumulative with the penalty for one-handed firing.