Crossbow Light
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Load: Loading a light crossbow is a move action that provokes attacks of opportunity.

Note: You draw a light crossbow back by pulling a lever. Normally, operating a light crossbow requires two hands. However, you can shoot, but not load, a light crossbow with one hand at a –2 penalty on attack rolls. You can shoot a light 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.

Load: Loading a light crossbow is a move action that provokes attacks of opportunity.

Note: You draw a light crossbow back by pulling a lever. Normally, operating a light crossbow requires two hands. However, you can shoot, but not load, a light crossbow with one hand at a –2 penalty on attack rolls. You can shoot a light 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.

Range increment

Range increment is how far this weapon can be fired at the penalty shown is to hit without far shot feat and with far shot feat

Range Without far shot feat with far shot feat
80 ft. 0 0
160 ft. -2 -1
240 ft. -4 -2
320 ft. -6 -3
400 ft. -8 -4
480 ft. -10 -5
560 ft. -12 -6
640 ft. -14 -7
720 ft. -16 -8
800 ft. -18 -9

Enhancements

These are the prices for this item when made with specific materials or enhancements.
Light Crossbow Enhancements

Material Cost Hardness Hit Points Special
Steel and Wood $550 5 5 -
Adamantine $3,250 5 6 n/a
Darkwood $610 5 5 1/2 weight
Iron, Cold n/a n/a n/a n/a
Mithral n/a n/a n/a n/a
Silver, Alchemical n/a n/a n/a n/a

1: The given costs include the masterwork component. The armor check penalties for masterwork armor and shields are lessened by 1.

Weapon Enhancements
Bonus Value Additional Cost Hardness Increase Additional HP
+1 $+2,000 +2 +10
+2 $+8,000 +4 +20
+3 $+18,000 +6 +30
+4 $+32,000 +8 +40
+5 $+50,000 +10 +50
+6* +72,000 +12 +60
+7* +98,000 +14 +70
+8* +128,000 +16 +80
+9* +162,000 +18 +90
+10* +200,000 +20 +100

1 For ammunition, this price is for 50 arrows, bolts, bullets, or firearm ammunition.

A weapon can't have an enhancement bonus higher than +5. Use these lines to determine price when special ability are added in.

Unlike the additional cost, the increase the weapon's hardness and hit points are only gained from its enhancement bonus, not its special abilities.

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