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.
  • 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 (%)
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)



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

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    • Anonymous

      19 Aug 2020 17:57  

      *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

        15 Aug 2020 15:42  

        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

          23 Jul 2020 13:33  

          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

            13 Jul 2020 01:21  

            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

              12 Jul 2020 00:28  

              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

                15 Mar 2020 21:40  

                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

                  18 Feb 2020 15:18  

                  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

                    23 Jan 2020 12:41  

                    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

                      13 Jan 2020 22:09  

                      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

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