Repeating Crossbow

83 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg -
0 lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg -
100 icon-wp_stability.png -
icon_weight.png 7.5
Requirements & Bonus
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16 20 - -
weapon_type-icon.jpg Crossbow damage_type-icon.jpg None
skill-icon.jpg Repeat Fire icon_fp_cost.png -(13/13)

Repeating Crossbow is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3. It is part of The Ringed City.

This crossbow, customized for repeat-firing to face mobs alone, was wielded by Slave Knight Gael.

Used in the battles of an endless journey, this crossbow is covered with twists and dinks, rusted with blood, and made extremely brittle from overuse.

Skill: Repeat Fire 
Assume stance to activate repeat firing mechanism, and repeat fire with normal and strong attacks.

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Buffed or Infused.
  • Upgrades with Titanite Scale.
  • Has the lowest durability among all crossbows.
  • With the exception of the Light CrossbowAvelyn and the Knight's Crossbow (which is split damage), the Repeating Crossbow is outclassed in damage by every Crossbow.

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Repeating Crossbow Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular  83 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +1 112 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +2 141 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +3 170 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +4 199 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +5 228 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Table Key


Requirement Parameter Bonus Attack Values Damage Reduction % Auxiliary Effects Others
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png Physical  Physical icon-wp_bleed.png Bleeding  Durability
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-magicbonus.png Magic  Magic icon-wp_poisonbld.png Poison


icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-firebonus.png Fire  Fire Frost Frost  
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-lightningbonus.png Lightning  Lightning  Curse  
    icon-darkbonus.png Dark  Dark    
    Critical Critical
    Spell Buff Spell Buff

Parameter Bonus: Strength, Dexterity,Magic, Fire, Lightning and Dark bonuses - The scaling multiplier applied to the [Attack: stat]. Scaling quality is from highest to lowest as follows: S/A/B/C/D/E.The higher the player's [Str, Dex, Mag, Fire, Light] stat, the higher the [Attack Bonus: Stat] is (found on the player status screen). The higher the scaling letter, the higher the percent multiplier applied to the [Attack: Stat].This resulting bonus damage is added to the base physical damage of the weapon and is shown in the equipment screen in blue numbers as a "+ X". 
Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost uselessness. When an items durability is low, a message will come up saying "Weapon At Risk!" at this point the weapon does not perform at it's best.
Weight: How much the item weights when equipped. 
Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit
Attack Type: Defines what kind of swing set the weapon has: Regular(R), Thrust(T), Slash(Sl), Strike(St)

    • Anonymous

      02 Oct 2017 16:13  

      The last bullet point in the "Notes and Tips" section should seriously be rephrased or thrown out.

      "With the exception of half of the crossbows, the Repeating Crossbow is outclassed by all of the crossbows."

      • Anonymous

        25 Sep 2017 06:09  

        Using the weapon art at close-medium range whilst locked on to Harald Legion Knights causes consistent consecutive headshots against them, allowing for anywhere between 800 and 1,300 damage per WA due to the headshot bonus benefiting each hit. Due to how headshots stun them briefly, this also keeps them completely immobilised for the duration of the weapon art.

        • Anonymous

          15 Jun 2017 21:37  

          i truthfully believe the WA should do full damage per bolt, which in turn would make this a GOOD *****ING WEAPON, why on earth would the autofired bolts deal nearly no damage when they're the SAME thing being shot, just a lot more

          • Anonymous

            13 Jun 2017 23:55  

            Does anyone know why the weapon art would not work, i have all the correct stats, got bolts and arrows to check, main-hand and off-hand checked and it just clicks like its not loaded?

            • Anonymous

              16 May 2017 22:38  

              It may be the weakest, but atleast its the most awsome of the crossbows. If only "Repeat Fire" had an higher damage output.

              • Anonymous

                09 May 2017 09:22  

                How potent is this with say the elemental bolts? How bad does it sting? I have this soul and I'm Considering getting this but i want to use it with the surplus of elemental bolts i have

                • Anonymous

                  06 May 2017 01:00  

                  I know you guys love the idea of machinegun build with this thing and Splintering Bolts. just as I do. I tested it out a few times, it deals next to no damage with splintering bolts in WA bolt barrage even at medium distance (where Splintering Bolts would shine when used with Avelyn or something similar).

                  So do you, know that when you fire Splintering Bolts it looks like big bundle of bolts that deals little damage when it hits, but if it flies it splinters to many little bolts with similar damage, delivering that "shotgun effect" at middle distance? Repeating Crossbow's WA has a bug where Splintering bolts just don't "splinter" sometimes as if you would hit people at a point blank range, so even visually volley of bolts looks almost the same with any regular kind of bolt. Pretty disappointing, really.

                  So if you really want it, you can try and solve something out of this combo, but I am warning you that it's probably not gonna neither look cool nor be effective. It's much better off being used with something that is not a Splintering or Explosive kind of bolt.

                  • 18 Apr 2017 20:48  

                    Doesn't work with Pontiff Eye Rings, Old Wolf Curved Sword, or Carthus Beacon. There is no bleed scaling with Luck on Splintering Bolts. The WA barely does more damage than a normal shot, IF you hit with most of the bolts. (You won't) I'm struggling to understand what the intention of this weapon is. Right now, it's just a nice looking pile of trash.

                    Buff crossbows or just give me my Sanctum Repeating Crossbow back...

                    • Anonymous

                      13 Apr 2017 03:44  

                      Hard to believe nobody has done a firing squad yet. Get the timing right with maybe 3 players and you potentially have a constant fire rate.

                      • Anonymous

                        10 Apr 2017 01:34  

                        It bothers me how you can only do the repeating shots if you have the weapon in your right hand or two handed making it the same thing, while in the boss fight you see how Gael shoots it with his left hand, i honestly think that this crossbow should just shoot his WA with R1 and R2 normaly like Avelyn does, but still consuming durability from the weapon to balance it, and just the normal tackle as his deffault WA like any other crossbow in the game.

                        • Anonymous

                          09 Apr 2017 05:25  

                          wow, where to begin. this crossbow is so damn disappointing. it uses the exact number of bolts when you spray. thats ten bolts per squeeze. keeping in mind you can only carry 99 at a time of any type of bolt, you better be bringing stacks of all types of bolts to swap out when you burn thru em. and yet, this weapon doesnt end there. every pull of the WA consumes fp and durability. i think by going through one stack of bolts youll need to pop a repair powder too.

                          so... you must be getting a ton of damage output, right...? nope. its akin to a flashbang in pvp. one user already mentioned it drifts to the right. come the ***** on, at least get the accuracy right. it does stagger which ie nice but only if you manage to land more than a few bolts. and the dmg output is rather pitiful, but not the worst offense of this weapon.

                          tldr, joke weapon, easier to believe someone at from wanted to ridicule guts cosplayers by releasing this weapon than any other explanation

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