Hand Crossbow, Repeating (3.5e Equipment)

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Crossbow, Repeating Hand
Exotic Light Projectile
Critical: 19–20/×2
Range Increment: 30 ft.
Type: Piercing
Hardness: 5
Size Cost1 Damage Weight1 hp
Fine * * 1
Diminutive * 1 * 1
Tiny * 1d2 * 1
Small 1000 gp 1d3 2 lb. 2
Medium 1000 gp 1d4 4 lb. 5
Large 2000 gp 1d6 8 lb. 10
Huge * 1d8 * 20
Gargantuan * 2d6 * 40
Colossal * 3d6 * 80
  1. For values marked with an asterisk, the SRD gives neither this value directly nor a means to determine it.

Description[edit]

The repeating hand crossbow holds five crossbow bolts. As long as it holds bolts, you can reload it by pulling the reloading lever (a free action). Loading a new case of 5 bolts is a full-round action that provokes attacks of opportunity.

You can shoot a hand crossbow with one hand at no penalty. You can shoot a hand crossbow with each hand, but you take a penalty on attack rolls as if attacking with two light weapons. The reloading lever of a repeating hand crossbow can be pulled with the opposite hand even if that hand is holding another hand crossbow with no penalty, provided the wielder can use his ring and pinky fingers and has a Strength score of 5 or more. The lever can also be pushed against another object, say the wielder's forearm, for example, to the same effect. In this manner, two repeating hand crossbows can be wielded at the same time, each offering multiple attacks per round.


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