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The Explosive Crossbow is a two-handed crossbow-type ranged/melee weapon which fires arrows that damage enemies in a small area. The projectile does critical damage to anything struck by the bolt. The secondary ability, Cross Hit, is a melee strike which deals critical damage to foes directly struck by it, while pushing others away, similar to how Wave of Denial behaves.

Details[]

  • Ammo: 4
  • Special Effects:
    • Fired bolts explode, damaging enemies within range and line of sight of the explosion's center and cause strong knockback. The explosion itself has a radius of 2 tiles.
    • The explosion and the bolt cannot damage enemies simultaneously.
    • The secondary attack, like the main attack, deals critical damage to enemies struck directly with the crossbow, while enemies hit by the explosion take normal damage.
    • The explosion from both the ranged attack and the melee attack briefly stun enemies. The ranged attack stuns for 0.2 seconds while the melee attack stuns for 0.5 seconds.

Explosive Crossbow[]

  • Breach Bonus: -0.7
    • Base Breach Damage: 30 (51)
    • Base Breach DPS: 43 (73)
  • Attack Duration: 0.7 seconds
    • Charge: 0.5
    • Lock: 0.1
    • Cooldown: 0.2
  • Tags: HasBullets, Ranged, LimitedAmmo, IsCrossbow, Explosive, HeavyWeapon, UnlockInPublicEvent, DualWeaponBase
  • Legendary Version: Ravager
    • Forced Affix: Pierce
      • "Shots pierce the first target."

Cross Hit[]

  • Breach Bonus: 0.5
    • Base Breach Damage: 45 (158)
    • Base Breach DPS: 82 (287)
  • Attack Duration: 0.55 seconds
    • Charge: 0.35
    • Lock: 0.1
    • Cooldown: 0.2

Location[]

The blueprint for this item in the Promenade of the Condemned is locked behind three Enigma doors which require Gardener's Keys to be opened, they can be found in the following locations:

  • There is a place to dive through the ground using the Ram Rune where one Gardener's Key can be found.
  • There is a tower to find that you can climb up with the Spider Rune where another Gardener's Key can be found. Alternatively, the key can be grabbed with your head using the Homunculus Rune.
  • There is a potted rose that is on the ground somewhere in the Promenade, dive three times and it will give you the last Gardener's Key
    • If done correctly, stomping it once will cause the rose to yell "Hey", the second time "What the......?" and the third stomp will cause the key to spawn.

History[]

  • 0.5: Introduced.
  • 1.9: Scaling changed from Skill Hp.png Tactics/ Survival to Health Stat.png Survival.
    • Changed from one-handed to two-handed weapon.
      • Added secondary abilty that does two melee strike combo with the second creating an explosion.
    • Added tag "Heavy Weapon".
    • Base price increased from 1750 to 2250.
  • 2.0
    • Main attack reworked.
      • Swing speed increased.
      • Damage increased from x to x.
      • No longer stunlocks enemies.
      • Knockback reduced.
    • Secondary ability reworked.
      • Now is a single explosive melee strike.
      • Attack speed increased.
      • Damage reduced from x to x.
      • Explosion ranged decreased.
      • Knockback increased.
      • Knockback no longer affects the player.
  • 2.1: Scaling changed from Health Stat.png Survival to Skill Hp.png Tactics/ Survival.
    • Now can have different affixes on each part.
  • 2.9: Unlock cost decreased from 100 cells to 80.

Gallery[]

Weapons
Melee
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Ranged
Beginner's Bow Icon.pngBeginner's BowMultiple-nocks Bow Icon.pngMultiple-nocks BowBow and Endless Quiver Icon.pngBow and Endless QuiverMarksman's Bow Icon.pngMarksman's BowSonic Carbine Icon.pngSonic CarbineRotGInfantry Bow Icon.pngInfantry BowQuick Bow Icon.pngQuick BowIce Bow Icon.pngIce BowHeavy Crossbow Icon.pngReload Icon.pngHeavy CrossbowRepeater Crossbow Icon.pngQuiver of Bolts Icon.pngRepeater CrossbowIce Crossbow Icon.pngPiercing Shot Icon.pngIce CrossbowExplosive Crossbow Icon.pngCross Hit Icon.pngExplosive CrossbowAlchemic Carbine Icon.pngAlchemic CarbineBoomerang Icon.pngBoomerangHemorrhage Icon.pngHemorrhageRotGThe Boy's Axe Icon.pngThe Boy's AxeRotGWar Javelin Icon.pngWar JavelinRotGHokuto's Bow Icon.pngHokuto's BowNerves of Steel Icon.pngNerves of SteelThrowing Knife Icon.pngThrowing KnifeElectric Whip Icon.pngElectric WhipFirebrands Icon.pngFirebrandsIce Shards Icon.pngIce ShardsPyrotechnics Icon.pngPyrotechnicsLightning Bolt Icon.pngLightning BoltFire Blast Icon.pngFire BlastFrost Blast Icon.pngFrost BlastMagic Missiles Icon.pngMagic MissilesRotGBlowgun Icon.pngBlowgunTBSBarrel Launcher Icon.pngBarrel LauncherKilling Deck Icon.pngKilling DeckTQatSGilded Yumi Icon.pngGilded YumiTQatSMoney Shooter Icon.pngMoney Shooter
Shield
Old Wooden Shield Icon.pngOld Wooden ShieldFront Line Shield Icon.pngFront Line ShieldCudgel Icon.pngCudgelPunishment Icon.pngPunishmentKnockback Shield Icon.pngKnockback ShieldRampart Icon.pngRampartAssault Shield Icon.pngAssault ShieldBloodthirsty Shield Icon.pngBloodthirsty ShieldGreed Shield Icon.pngGreed ShieldSpiked Shield Icon.pngSpiked ShieldParry Shield Icon.pngParry ShieldForce Shield Icon.pngForce ShieldThunder Shield Icon.pngThunder ShieldRotGIce Shield Icon.pngIce Shield
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