Double crossbow

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Firing two bolts at once, the double crossbow is a large, heavy weapon. Because of the two different bows incorporated into this weapon, it takes twice as long to reload as a normal crossbow. The weight of the double crossbow forces people to train with it if they want to be an accurate shot.[1]

History and use

The double crossbow traces its invention to Absalom, though no single inventor is credited with its conception. It is a popular weapon among Absalom's public and private guards but is relatively rare outside the Isle of Kortos, except among followers of crossbow-favoring Abadar.[2]

Many minotaurs favor the double crossbow to deal with threats from afar before dealing with them in hand-to-hand combat.[3]


  1. Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 208. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
  2. David N. Ross, David Schwartz, and Kaitlyn Sprague. (2014). Ranged Tactics Toolbox, p. 5. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-705-5
  3. Jason Bulmahn. (2008). Minotaur. Classic Monsters Revisited, p. 45. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-079-7