Slingshot Crossbow (3.5e Equipment)

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A typical Slingshot Crossbow
Slingshot Crossbow
Simple Two-Handed
Critical: 19-20/x2
Range Increment: 50 ft
Type: Bludgeoning
Hardness: 5
Size Cost1 Damage Weight1 hp
Fine * *
Diminutive * *
Tiny * *
Small 1gp 1d3+1 2lb
Medium 1gp 1d4+1 4lb
Large 2gp 1d6+1 6lb
Huge * *
Gargantuan * *
Colossal * *
  1. The SRD only gives a means to determine costs and weights of weapons for Large and Small versions based on the Medium weapons. Any other supplied values are the author's best determination.


A slingshot crossbow is a light crossbow designed to shoot sling lead bullets. The crossbow design gives the bullets a +1 to their normal damage and a critical range of 19-20/x2. You need at least two hands to use a slingshot crossbow.

You draw a slingshot crossbow back by pulling a lever. Loading a slingshot crossbow is a move action that provokes attacks of opportunity.

Normally, operating a slingshot crossbow requires two hands. However, you can shoot, but not load, a slingshot crossbow with one hand at a –2 penalty on attack rolls. You can shoot a slingshot crossbow with each hand, but you take a penalty on attack rolls as if attacking with two light weapons. This penalty is cumulative with the penalty for one-handed firing.


You can fire ordinary stones with a slingshot crossbow, but stones are not as dense or as round as bullets. Thus, such an attack deals damage as if the weapon were designed for a creature one size category smaller than you (for instance, 1d3+1 instead of 1d4+1 for medium size), and you take a -1 penalty on attack rolls.


Halflings Do Not gain their +1 racial bonus on attack rolls with a slingshot crossbow


--Mufasa 14:56, 20 May 2011 (MDT)



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