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
- - - -
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 are the low-weight, multi-hit, and split damage counterparts respectively), the Repeating Crossbow is outclassed in attack rating 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)



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    • 15 Mar 2019 18:38  

      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

        18 Jun 2018 14:24  

        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)

        • 25 May 2018 16:49  

          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

            18 May 2018 00:16  

            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

              28 Apr 2018 00:09  

              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

                25 Apr 2018 19:53  

                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

                  30 Jan 2018 10:44  

                  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

                    29 Jan 2018 03:17  

                    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

                      16 Jan 2018 04:36  

                      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

                        06 Jan 2018 13:36  

                        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

                          04 Dec 2017 08:50  

                          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

                            03 Dec 2017 15:32  

                            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

                            • Anonymous

                              01 Nov 2017 12:57  

                              They should have given us Gael's Sick Cape instead of this hunk o' junk. I want to slap some fashion sense into people.

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