World of Warcraft Weapons Guide: Crossbows – Part 1

Crossbows belong to the ranged weapons type of items in World of Warcraft. It sits on the same level as bows, guns, and other thrown weapons. Hunters, warriors, and rogues can all use ranged weapons especially crossbows and they can also train to use these weapons but the classes of Death Knight, Druids, Paladins, and Shamans cannot use ranged weapons because they have the Relic item which takes the place of ranged weapons in their hands. Crossbows (like Guns and Bows) are slower compared to other ranged weapons but they inflict a greater damage than all the other ranged WoW items. So, here are some of Crossbows that you might use in the game. Some of the listed items here are powerful and others will require you to take extra care of them. Here is the list.


Archer’s Crossbow

Added in patch 2.0.1, the Archer’s Crossbow has gained quite a reputation (a good one at that) in the game. It is not that powerful but when it comes to random enchantments, the Archer’s Crossbow is truly a league above all others. Plus, this WoW item really delivers a striking blow to its target thanks to its accuracy. The Archer’s Crossbow is a level 99 item that will bind to characters in the 63rd level when equipped. In this event, this WoW crossbow will increase the character’s agility by 14, intellect by 15, spirit by 14, strength by 14, and stamina by 21 points. Aside from those, the Archer’s Crossbow will also increase the hit rating of the character by as much as 7 and critical strike rating by 7 points also. It is a capable weapon but not as powerful as other crossbows and certainly is not up to par with some of the greatest bows that you can buy in the game. Its speed is at 2.70 and it can inflict 127-238 total health damage or 67.5 damage per second to its target. The Archer’s Crossbow suffers one drawback though – durability. This WoW item is certainly not durable so extra caution and care must be executed. It is sold for 5 Gold and 65 Silver and was dropped by about 93 characters (including NPCs); the characters include:

  • Phasing Soldier at Auchenai Crypts
  • Firewing Courier at Terokkar Forest
  • Ethereal Sorcerer at Mana-Tombs
  • Ethereal Darkcaster at Mana-Tombds
  • Auchenai Vinidicator at Auchenai Crypts
  • Ethereal Priest at Mana-Tombs
  • Ethereal Crypt Raider at Mana-Tombs
  • Fen Ray at The Underbog
  • Wrathfin Myrmidon at The Underbog
  • Durnholde Tracking Hound at Old Hillsbrad Foothills
  • Nexus Stalker at Mana-Tombs
  • Lykul Stinger at The Underbog
  • Angered Skeleton at Auchenai Crypts
  • Bladespire Brute at Blade’s Edge Mountains
  • Ethereal Spellbinder at Mana-Tombs
  • Raging Skeleton at Auchenai Crypts
  • Auchenai Necromancer at Auchenai Crypts
  • Underbog Lord at The Underbog
  • Ango’rosh Shadowmage at Zangarmarsh
  • Bladewing Bloodletter at Blade’s Edge Mountains
  • Bloodmaul Skirmisher at Blade’s Edge Mountains
  • Bloodmaul Mauler at Blade’s Edge Mountains
  • Bloodmaul Brute at Blade’s Edge Mountains
  • Bladespire Shaman at Blade’s Edge Mountains
  • Ridgespine Stalker at Blade’s Edge Mountains
  • Fel Corrupter at Blade’s Edge Mountains
  • Murkblood Oracle at The Underbog
  • Phantasmal Possessor at Auchenai Crypts
  • Greater Windroc at Nagrand
  • Ethereal Arcanist at Terokkar Forest
  • Warmaul Chef Bufferlo at Nagrand
  • Boulderfist Mage at Nagrand
  • Durnholde Sentry at Old Hillsbrad Foothills
  • Durnholde Rifleman at Old Hillsbrad Foothills
  • Kil’sorrow Deathsworn at Nagrand
  • Firewing Defender at Nagrand
  • Murkblood Raider at Nagrand
  • Tortured Earth Spirit at Nagrand
  • Talbuk Stag at Nagrand
  • Bladespire Raptor at Blade’s Edge Mountains
  • Bloodscale Slavedriver at Zangarmarsh
  • Boulderfist Crusher at Nagrand
  • Enraged Crusher at Nagrand
  • Ethereal Theurgist at Mana-Tombs
  • Lake Spirit at Nagrand
  • Lake Surger at Nagrand
  • Mature Bone Sifter at Terokkar Forest
  • Murkblood Spearman at The Underbog
  • Starving Bog Lord at Zangarmarsh
  • Starving Fungal Giant at Zangarmarsh
  • Warmaul Warlock at Nagrand
  • Windroc at Nagrand
  • Auchenai Death-Speaker at Terokkar Forest
  • Bloodscale Enchantress at Zangarmarsh
  • Dampscale Devourer at Terokkar Forest
  • Dust Howler at Nagrand
  • Ethereal Nethermancer at Terokkar Forest
  • Firewing Warlock at Terokkar Forest
  • Lashh’an Windwalker at Blade’s Edge Mountains
  • Lashh’an Wing Guard at Blade’s Edge Mountains
  • Timber Worg Alpha at Terokkar Forest
  • Shadowy Summoner at Terokkar Forest
  • Unliving Cleric at Auchenai Crypts
  • Unliving Stalker at Auchenai Crypts
  • Vir’aani Arcanist at Nagrand
  • Voidspawn at Nagrand
  • Warp Stalker at Terokkar Forest
  • Wild Elekk at Nagrand


Arugoo’s Crossbow of Destruction

Arugoo’s Crossbow of Destruction is a reward from the quest titled “The Prophecy of Akida” which requires level 8 players. The item level of the Arugoo’s Crossbow of Destruction (level 12) is a good indication of its performance – that is, it is not powerful. Added in patch 2.0.1, this WoW item will bind to characters when picked up. It has a speed of 2.80 but could only induce 8.5 damage per second or from 18 to 29 total health damage to its target. Moreover, when it binds, it will increase the agility of the character by just 1 points. The Arugoo’s Crossbow of Destruction is the same model as:

  • Truestrike Crossbow (level 115 item, level 70 players)
  • Barreled Crossbow (level 114 item, level 68 players)
  • Citadel Crossbow (level 90 item, level 60 players)
  • Crossbow of the Hand (level 20 item, level 18 players)
  • Expedition Repeater (level 93 item, level 61 players)
  • Ironstar Repeater (level 81 item, level 58 players)
  • Ram’s Head Crossbow (level 84 item, level 58 players)
  • Crossbow of the Albatross (level 10 item, level 5 players)
  • Draenic Light Crossbow (level 71 item, level 60 players)


Assassins’ Silent Crossbow

Assassins’ Silent Crossbow is not a very powerful weapon in WoW. However, it is powerful enough to stand most battles and let its user emerge victorious. This WoW item was added in patch 2.0.1 and is sold for 4 Gold, 95 Silver, and 12 Bronze. It is a level 108 item that will bind when equipped to characters that can reach the level 66. When it binds, it will increase the character’s agility by 16, intellect by 16, spirit by 16, strength by 16, and stamina by as much as 24 points. Furthermore, the Assassins’ Silent Crossbow will also improve the critical strike rating of the character by 8 and hit rating by also 8 points. Aside from those, the Assassin’s Silent Crossbow has a rated speed of 2.70 which is pretty OK for a crossbow. Its damage infliction prowess is also good as it can induce 75.2 damage per second orfrom 142to 264 total health damage to its victims. However, the drawback of this WoW item is that it is not that durable. In fact, if we compare its power and random enchantments to its durability, they certainly do not match or even be appropriate for its item level. However, this World of Warcraft item is still good to use for most battles. This item was dropped by 120 characters including:

  • Korgaah at Blade’s Edge Mountains
  • Fingrom at Blade’s Edge Mountains
  • Naberius at Netherstorm
  • Tarren Mill Guardsman at Old Hillsbrad Foothills
  • Wretched Skulker at Magisters’ Terrace
  • Deathforge Guardian at Shadowmoon Valley
  • Cabal Warlock at Shadow Labyrinth
  • Time-Lost Shadowmage at Sethekk Halls
  • Greater Crust Burster at Blade’s Edge Mountains
  • Raliq the Drunk at Shattrath City
  • Durnholde Sentry at Old Hillsbrad Foothills
  • Durnholde Rifleman at Old Hillsbrad Foothills
  • Rocknail Ripper at Shadowmoon Valley
  • Spectral Servant at Karazhan
  • Ripfang Lynx at Netherstorm
  • Tarren Mill Lookout at Old Hillsbrad Foothills
  • Sethekk Talon Lord at Sethekk halls
  • Shattered Hand Sharpshooter at The Shattered Halls
  • Sundered Rumbler at Netherstorm
  • Wyrmcult Zealot at Bade’s Edge Mountains
  • Arcatraz Warder at The Arcatraz
  • Creeping Ooze at The Shattered Halls
  • Ethereum Assassin at Netherstorm
  • Sethekk Shaman at Sethekk Halls
  • Hellfire Watcher at Hellfire Ramparts
  • Arcane Annihilator at Netherstorm
  • Banthar at Nagrand
  • Artifact Seeker at Netherstorm
  • Dark Conclave Shadowmancer at Shadowmoon Valley
  • Ethereum Nullifier at Netherstorm
  • Farahlon Breaker at Netherstorm
  • Illidari Shocktrooper at Shadowmoon Valley
  • Infinite Saboteur at Old Hillsbrad Foothills
  • Murkblood Invader at Nagrand
  • Restless Shade at Deadwind Pass
  • Scorch Imp at Blade’s Edge Mountains
  • Summoned Cabal Deathsworn at Shadow Labyrinth
  • Wailing Spectre at Deadwind Pass
  • Avian Ripper at Sethekk Halls
  • Eclipsion Soldier at Shadowmoon Valley
  • Zaxxis Raider at Netherstorm
  • Bloodwarder Protector at The Botanica
  • Cabal Acolyte at Shadow Labyrinth
  • Underbog Lurker at The Underbog
  • Protean Horror at The Arcatraz
  • Raging Skeleton at Auchenai Crypts
  • Shattered Hand Warhound at Hellfire Ramparts
  • Bloodfalcon at The Botanica
  • Shadowbat at Karazhan
  • Sunseeker Astromage at The Mechanar
  • Dire Raven at Blade’s Edge Mountains
  • Durnholde Tracking Hound at Old Hillsbrad Foothills
  • Eye of Culuthas at Netherstorm

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