Repeating Crossbow

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0
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Requirements & Bonus
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16 20 - -
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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.
  • Received a damage buff in Regulation 1.33; it is still outclassed by most of the crossbows however.



 

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Repeating Crossbow 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  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

 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)

 

 

Crossbows
Arbalest  ♦  Avelyn  ♦  Heavy Crossbow  ♦  Knight's Crossbow  ♦  Light Crossbow  ♦  Sniper Crossbow



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    • Anonymous

      I don't care about what anybody says, im using this to shoot splintering bolts anytime I decide to kill gael. Full auto shotgun ftw!

      • Anonymous

        "you are cheating. You are breaking the game's core mechanics with an unbalanced glitch."

        Oh, so now you care about how is this game supposed to work, you estus-cancelling, ganking twink?

        • Anonymous

          It is such a poetic thing that Gael wields a sword that stuck onto him for many years to deliver justice as a abused slave who executes the pygmy kings with a executioner's sword that has been beyond chipped with years of experience; and a repeating crossbow which is one of it's kind and a ingenuity invention of the future.

          • Anonymous

            When the law is corrupt to the core you gotta break the rules, mate. Summoning was intended? Yeah. Ruining the very concept of invasions by summoning 3 phantoms indefinetly with all the advantages of the world? Not intended in the slightest, but defended to death for pure convenience.

            Pretty sure you're to blame for elden ring's horrendous pvp, hosts of embers. You ain't having a good time here anymore.

            • Anonymous

              That one lone host who tries to smack the invader out of his world by himself doesn't have to worry about this glitch. Those who always run to summon their helicopter papas? Nope. Get chakka chakka.

              Insert your whiny, hypocritic complaints below, or upvote/downvote this coment if you agree this pvp system sucked from day 1 and fromsoft's lazyness had everything to do with it. Remember, both upvotes and downvotes count.

              • Anonymous

                There are two types of people:
                1: ohoh! I was hoping I could get his crossbow. This looks awesome!
                2: *flashbacks*

                • Anonymous

                  greatbow glitch is rude but if youre being a douchey gank and i can use it on a build, im definitely using it on you.

                  • Anonymous

                    "Nyaaaah this glitch is unfair nyaaaah" - every ganker ever. Fck off. If you wanna blame someone blame the lazy dudes in fromsoft who ignored pvp balancing for decades.

                    • Anonymous

                      I always reserve this for the gank squads, just the other day they jumped off a cliff as soon as I started using it, good times!

                      • Anonymous

                        Repeating Crossbow at +1 has almost the same AR as Arbalest +2. This means that at ~20 SL this crossbow is a solid option. They could call you a filthy twink, but as long as you don't have upgraded estus nor prisoner's chain there shouldn't be any wrong, considering how unpopular this weapon is.

                        • Anonymous

                          The WA actually has a very good amount of damage per use and decent accuracy with sniper bolts. You can do A LOT of damage to Midirs head or other bigger enemies from the right distance. Also don't even get me started about lightning bolts and puddles.

                          • Anonymous

                            WA stunlocks and annihilates harald knights in the ringed city, extremely useful for NG+ or jolly cooperation

                            • Anonymous

                              If you were to use the bow glitch to kill people in pvp, why not just straight up start cheating and insta killing people? After all you are still cheating either way.

                              • Anonymous

                                I was legit having fun with this today. If you use this for the glitch just right, you literally can take out an entire gank squad. Gank squads are the legit source for soul farming.

                                Because a lot of players carry high amounts of souls.

                                • Anonymous

                                  I only see people using this for it's glitch. But it definitely doesn't pisses me off as it still requires more effort than ganksquada

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Ganks deserve any glitch this can pull off. They aren't playing clean in any way, so why would you?

                                    Don't hate on the dinamite if you re the one to light the fuse.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      i started trying to figure out how to make a good bow/crossbow build, does anyone know what the best ranged weapon is?

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Balancing attributes with this, and trying to use the Ultragreatsword, as well as Chaos orb to simulate Guts's cannon arm is gonna be interesting. Probably not that viable tbh, but I'll try

                                        • Anonymous

                                          *sees the damage* that's really dumb...

                                          *sees the whole volley* but it's so cool!

                                          *sees the volley's total damage* BUT THAT'S SO DUMB!!

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Can anyone help me? I want to use this thing but I need to know if this thing is even worth it. Which bolts should I use and is the weapon even worth it to use in NG+8? (Yes I'm that high in the game, making a 802 LV build) I just want to use this as a now-and-then fun tool but it should at least do a good job. It would be nice if someone could help me, even if you say don't try it, use another crossbow. I also like the Heavy Crossbow if that's a better choice.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Only real use... True guts cosplay poke/troll WEP... Now we just need a close range cannon or something that matches visually... Then I'll do it

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Just use this with sniperbolts on Midirs head. Even though the accuracy of the WA is bad they can reduce the spread and the hitbox of his head is so big you'll hit almost all of your shoots. Helped me out a lot in NG, but I didn't test the potential of other crossbows for the same situation so I can't tell if another would be exeptionally better.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  I don't know why they would make a crossbow that doesn't scale. Especially because they're weapons that need high level to be effective in an actual build, so it defeats the purpose of ranged damage utility at higher SL. The dumbest thing is that it's supposed to be a weapon who fought many battles, it would make sense that you could master it by also fighting many battles and becoming stronger, but they said nope, it's just a crossbow that will stay the same, only way to change it is ammunition. If splintering bolts didn't suck then maybe it could have been interesting using it. It's the same weight as a Greatbow and much, much worse than the Millwood or even any other crossbow/bow. I'm disappointed...

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    i used this on the crabs in the bottom of the ariandel. 110 damage with single heavy bolt, 220 damage with all 10 bolts combined. this thing is an utter failure. it does as much damage as 2 bolts, uses the same stamina as firing 2 bolts back to back, and wastes FP and essentially throws away 8 arrows. get this for collection only, it's trash.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      With exploding bolts s falloff, i wonder if you can use this from REALLY far as an artillery strike that came out of nowhere. Sure, poor damage but would freak hosts out

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        When I heard "repeating" I thought it would be a cool lever action crossbow. The real thing is even cooler, including the cowboy stance

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Don't know why but I love using that thing. It throws invaders so much off and can be great again certain enemies. ALso it is cool as hell

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Just fought gael with a sunbro who single handedly slaughtered Gael with this, FIRING GREAT ARROWS like a boss, garbage my ass dude

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              "With the exception of half the game's other crossbows, this weapon is outclassed by every crossbow." Who writes this garbage?

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                This is classical Twink weapon. 1. Useless in late game (since players flat reduction + absorption leaves little damage in late game) 2. It can be obtained very late in the game so newbies cant get it in order to defend themselves early on. 3. It has more than enough damage to eat newbie in second.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Is there a way to make this viable? I just wish it had a use and wasn't a waste, and I feel like it has potential.

                                                                  • I imagine this was built and WA designed not to use FP which would offset it's negatives. Someone from F.S said "this is kind of fun and tactically useful. Welp, nerf it." We can't have Boss weapons any where near as cool as the Bosses themselves I guess.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      I actually cannot under stand why People keep trash talking this weapon into oblivion. Yes its damage per bolt is mediocre and yes the WA feels like a child trying to auto-fire an ak 74 with one hand, BUT it is by far not the worst thing to have. Its a great backup weapon for Boss fights when your at low hp and cant risk going near the boss e.g. fightIng twin princes. Just used it on Lothric while Lorian was down and couldnt risk getting hit by the explosion. Simply amazing how rapid fire WA just annihalated this guy on NG+4 (using heavy bolts just to be clear)

                                                                      • Despite all this weapon's hate, I just can't it down. Currently using it in my left hand instead of a shield as a simple poke tool, not really as a damage dealer. As a crossbow, it does low damage (only barely stronger then the light crossbow) but has low stamina consumption. It does have low durability but this isn't really a problem because most stages can be done without it breaking and repair powder is quite easy to obtain. It is heavy however, tied for the heaviest available, and it has some notable stat requirements. These are notable weaknesses and is something to consider. The light crossbow has similar stats offensively, is easier to obtain and is much lighter, but I think the repeating crossbow has a much better WA (I guess being compared to tackle, that isn't saying much). As stated below, it's weapon art is situational but can really prove itself useful if used sparingly but effectively. Exploding bolts, if manually aimed toward the opponents feet will create multiple "firebomb" like explosions that are hard to dodge and can be a great way to close a duel. Keep in mind that they do low damage. It's more then a throwing knife, but should still be used when an opponent is greatly damaged. The WA itself has quite a slow startup and when facing players, is easily telegraphed. It can be formidable at close range with splintering bolts however, and can stagger opponents with ease. I have found that lightning bolts have helped me a lot in PvE, and do respectable damage (unless the enemy is resistant to lightning, then use explosive bolts). In the end, it all comes down to mastering the weapon art, otherwise I find it hard to recommend this weapon. I picked it up because I like the weapon design and heard all the hate about it, and thought I'd try it myself. Now it is honestly one of my favorite weapons.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          To use the "good bolts" you have to sacrifice Greirat sending him on his third mission to Lothric Castle its the only way i think you get to buy them from returning his ashes to handmaid

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            It'd be nice if you could use the WA whilst one-handing, the trade-off being that it can only store one kind of bolt. Would make it much less obvious if you do the WA.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Funfact, the stance you're given when holding the weapon art button is IDENTICAL to the Aquamarine Dagger stance (minus the fact that you hold the crossbow UPWARD instead of at your side, like the dagger), which is also identical to the Darkwraith walking animation.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Add info: it fires 10 consecutive bolts with its weapon art although they spread a lot like a cone shape and most of them probably gonna miss unless your target is at melee range and each one deals significantly less damage than a single bolt fired with the regular attack.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  A bit of advice, don't waste a single upgrade material for it.... I mean has anyone found any usefulness for this weapon? It seems weak, slow, brittle, consumes a massive amount of bolts that you constantly demands you to farm souls to buy them. And its weapon art will most likely get you killed in pvp trying to reload it. Honestly i haven't found a single pro to this weapon apart from being funny. For being a weapon from the last boss of the series and one of the toughest, it sure is disappointing.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    I don't know if I'm doing something wrong, but whenever I use the WA,
                                                                                    it just flies upward at a 30 degree and misses pretty much all the arrows (used at range).

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      idk if it got buffed but ive run into 3 people using this today in invasions with exploding bolts and its LITERALLY a god damn machine gun. 1 burst takes off almost 1000hp and it reloads faster than you can heal. pay to win as hell

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        We could have had a darl miracle that fire those red orbs or those blue lightning, a pyromancy that create Gael's cape but nooooo, we have had this piece of junk.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          If anyone has this and is willing to trade for it please message me PSN- lectusssy I can trade you anything for it and i have lots of explosive bolts

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