Arbalest

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50    
Requirements & Bonus
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18 8 0 0
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skill-icon.jpg Tackle icon_fp_cost.png 7 (-/-)

Arbalest is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.



The largest crossbow, and suitably powerful for its size.

The bow string is made of metal, requiring great strength to fire.

Skill: Tackle
Lunge into a shoulder tackle pushing back enemies to create distance.



Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused or Buffed.
  • Reinforced with Titanite.
  • Best Crossbow in terms of raw damage.



Location/Where to Find

  • Found at Cathedral of the Deep: Can be found as a treasure on the balcony before the cathedral rafters on the way to Rosaria. It is also a random drop from the hollow arbalesters on the roof of the Cathedral.




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Arbalest Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
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Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
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Regular 78 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +1 97 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +2 117 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +3 136 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +4 156 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +5 175 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +6 195 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +7 214 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +8 234 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +9 253 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +10 273 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 


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

 Weight

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
 Stability
   
    Spell Buff Spell Buff
     
     Range      

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)



 

 




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    • Anonymous

      09 Jun 2021 08:23  

      I usually punish 2h ultras with a bolt to the face with this crossbow whenever they swing randomly or swing when I'm slightly out of range. Also people who parry spam. Let me just say they DO NOT like it

      • Anonymous

        25 May 2021 22:06  

        funny how the weapon literally called the arbalest is the only crossbow in the game that wouldn't be considered an arbalest (other than maybe the avelyn)

        • Anonymous

          27 Jan 2021 19:02  

          Unfortunate that you can't infuse crossbows. This thing would be nuts with a fire infusion loaded with exploding bolts

          • Anonymous

            22 Mar 2020 10:12  

            I just noticed that your character is holding the crossbow as if there's a pistol grip, but they're not actually holding onto anything. Couldn't they reuse the shotgun holding animations from BB?

            • Anonymous

              06 Apr 2019 07:23  

              I (Grim) regularly destroy top tier PKCS users with the crossbow. Just freeaim exploding bolts on the ground, throw a few rope black firebombs, and whenever they get in melee range just spam with your gotthards

              • Anonymous

                03 Oct 2018 02:04  

                Uhh...you apparantly missed something; I got my arbalest from the first Cathedral Knight wielding one. They drop 'em, too.

                • Anonymous

                  27 Jul 2018 09:21  

                  As odd as it seems, I just got my second arbalest dropped from a random arbalest bearer undead. It should not be classified as Rare Item anymore, I guess.

                  • Anonymous

                    20 Dec 2017 01:36  

                    Whenever you enter the arena and your opponent spawns in with a dark infused Lothric Knight Sword and an Arbalest on their side, you know you're in for fun time.

                    • Anonymous

                      04 Dec 2016 14:54  

                      The best weapon in the whole damn game. There's no 'hard' boss it can't cheese, or at least make MUCH easier. Champion Gundyr? Cheesed. Nameless King? CHEESED. He spends the whole fight slow-walking at you. Friede? Well, not cheesed, but made much safer during the first and third phase, and she's filled with bolts to ruin her invisibility for good measure. Even at NG+7, this thing is indispensable. Long live the arbalest. Composite bow, go home.

                      • Anonymous

                        02 Dec 2016 14:44  

                        The stagger on this looked to almost break my character's back when they were hit. With the new poise rules, if you don't have a lot of poise it WILL stagger you.

                        • Anonymous

                          26 Oct 2016 08:43  

                          most gamebreaking weapon in pvp with exploding bolts free aimed at the ground dealing always 200-350 damage interrupting each *****in time nearly every move, it's so op, love to troll with it lol

                          • Anonymous

                            Scaling?30 Apr 2016 07:37  

                            So, compared to the light crossbow for example, which only has the base damage, why does the arbalest have (base) + (scaling) for damage? The screen says it has no scaling.

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