World of Warcraft Weapons Guide: Crossbows – Part 5

This 5th part of the article series focusing in World of Warcraft Crossbows contains some of the most powerful bows in the game as well as some of the weakest. Crossbows do not always look fancy, gorgeous, or beautifully feisty but they still can pack a punch in them. When choosing weapons, it is important not to base your choice from looks alone (I know some players who do this). Continue reading and enjoy.


Crossbow of the Hand

Crossbow of the Hand is not a special or a powerful weapon in any way. This level 20 WoW item can only muster 13.2 damage per second (35 – 36 Damage) that it can inflict to its targets. Its speed is at 2.70 which is average for crossbows in World of Warcraft. There is completely nothing special about this WoW item. It sells for 11 Gold and is a reward from a quest titled “Ending Their World” which requires level 18 players.

Crossbow of the Hand is similar to these 9 models:

  1. Truestrike Crossbow (level 115 item, level 70 players)
  2. Arugoo’s Crossbow of Destruction (level 12 item, level 8 players)
  3. Barreled Crossbow (level 114 item, level 68 players)
  4. Citadel Crossbow (level 90 item, level 60 players)
  5. Crossbow of the Albatross (level 10 item, level 5 players)
  6. Expedition Repeater (level 93 item, level 61 players)
  7. Ironstar Repeater (level 93 item, level 61 players)
  8. Ram’s Head Crossbow (level 84 item, level 58 players)
  9. Draenic Light Crossbow (level 71 item, level 60 players)


Crossbow of Imminent Doom

The name of this crossbow might suggest something dark or bad but its impact is quite far from it. It is not to say that the Crossbow of Imminent Doom is weak (it is not weak), it just means that names and titles can be deceiving. This level 72 item will need level 69 players to pick it up for it to bind. When it binds, the Crossbow of Imminent Doom will increase the character’s agility by 7, strength by 5, and stamina by 5. When equipped, this WoW item can increase the character’s hit rating by 10 or 1.07%. Its speed of 3.10 is enough for this crossbow to induce 69.6 damage per second (172 – 259 Damage) to unlucky targets.  Plus, you do not have to worry about its durability as it has one of the highest durability ratings in the game. The Crossbow of Imminent Doom is sold for 6 Gold, 7 Silver, and 38 Bronze and was dropped by Ossirian the Unscarred  at the Ruins of Ahn’Qiraji.

This WoW item is the same model as:

  • Polished Ironwood Crossbow (level 71 item, level 60 players)
  • Coilfang Needler (level 91 item, level 62 players)


Crystalline Crossbow

Unlike the other crossbows we have discussed in this article, the Crystalline Crossbow is powerful. This WoW item is one of the best pre-raid weapons that you can use as a Hunter. Still, many WoW players argue with the Crystalline Crossbow’s use as they believe that other weapons are more worthy to use than this one. Plus, the fact that its design is not that good (some players call it “hideous”) does not help at all. The Crystalline Crossbow was added to the game in patch 2.1.0 as a level 100 weapon that will bind to characters in the 70th level or higher given that they have exalted Ogri’la. It binds when picked up and will automatically increase agility by 12 and stamina by 16. When equipped, the Crystalline Crossbow will increase hit rating by 11 points or 0.74%. The speed of this WoW item is 2.80 and it can induce 105.7 damage per second (236 – 356 Damage) to its targets. This bow is one of the most durable crossbows in the game. Despite its so-called “ugliness”, the Crystalline Crossbow is a good WoW item to use. This item is sold by Jho’nass at Blade’s Edge Mountains.

The Crystalline Crossbow is the same model as:

  1. Collapsible Crossbow (level 96 item, level 62 players)
  2. Hand of Argus Crossfire (level 16 item, level 10 players)
  3. Mighty Crossbow (level 102 item, level 64 players)
  4. Spymaster’s Crossbow (level 108 item, level 67 players)
  5. Dalaran Crossbow (level 80 item, level 70 players)
  6. Exodar Crossbow (level 5 item, level 2 players)


Crystalspine Stinger

Crystalspine Stinger, though a pretty plain weapon, is quite popular. It is popular not because it is powerful but because you can get it very easily. This level 32 item will bind to level 27 characters when equipped. Its speed is 2.80 and it can only induce 26.8 damage per second (59 – 90 Damage) to its targets. Durability wise, the Crystalspine Stinger is pretty average and will stand most battles. In fact, there are some players that can still use this even in level 41. At level 27, you can already afford to have more powerful crossbows than the Crystalspine Stinger. You can check the end part of this section to see the WoW items similar to this model. It sells for 47 Gold and 29 Silver and was dropped by 107 characters including:

  • Gelkis Stamper at Desolace
  • Gan’dranda at The Hinterlands
  • Bloodsail Warlock at The Cape of Stranglethorn
  • Freewheelin’ Juntz Fitztittle at The Cape of Stranglethorn
  • Putridus Satyr at Maraudon
  • Mosh’Ogg Shaman at Northern Stranglehtorn
  • Putridus Shadowstalker at Maraudon
  • Wildhammer Warrior at The Hinterlands
  • Lashvine at the Southern Barrens
  • Razorfen Thornweaver at Thousand Needles
  • Elder Mistvale Gorilla at The Cape of Stranglethorn
  • Scarlet Trainee at the Scarlet Monastery Bloodsail Elder Magus at The Cape of Stranglethorn
  • Rejuvenated Thunder Wizard at Desolace
  • Bloodsail Sea Dog at The Cape of Stranglethorn
  • Taurajo Looter at the Southern Barrens
  • Burning Blade Adept at Desolace
  • Opengut Behemoth at Western Plaguelands
  • Ninja at The Cape of Stranglethorn
  • Tower Warden at Southern Barrens
  • Creeping Sludge at Maraudon
  • Desolation Raider at Southern Barrens
  • Revantusk Hexxer at The Hinterlands
  • Bael’dun Foreman at Southern Barrens
  • Burning Blade Shadowmage at Desolace
  • Ancient Kodo at Desolace
  • Scarlet Sentry at the Scarlet Monastery
  • Deeprot Tangler at Maraudon
  • Gorlash at The Cape of Stranglethorn
  • Wildhammer Mercenary at the Southern Barrens
  • Silverback Patriarch at The Cape of Stranglethorn
  • Saltwater Snapjaw at The Hinterlands
  • Unfettered Spirit at the Scarlet Monastery
  • Hatefury Felsworn at Desolace
  • Deviate Plainstrider at Southern Barrens
  • Bloodsail Deckhand at The Cape of Stranglethorn
  • Burning Blade Felsworn at Desolace
  • Haunting Phantasm at the Scarlet Monaster
  • Northspring Windcaller at Feralas
  • Scarlet Torturer at The Scarlet Monastery
  • Spawn of Shadra at The Hinterlands
  • Skymane Gorilla at The Cape of Stranglethorn
  • Stranglethorn Tigress at The Cape of Stranglethorn
  • Burning Blade Reaver at Desolace
  • Crystal Spine Basilisk at Northern Stranglethorn
  • Desiccated Spearman at Western Plaguelands
  • Honor’s Stand Footman at Southern Barrens
  • Outgrowth at Southern Barrens

The Crystalspine Stinger is contained in these 4 items:

  1. Sturdy Treasure Chest at Northern Stranglethorn, The Storm Peaks, and Scholazar Basin
  2. Runestone Treasure Chest at Darkshore and Shimmering Expanse
  3. Silverbound Treasure Chest at Terokkar Forest, Nagrand, and Zangarmarsh
  4. Solid Chest at Stranglethorn Vale, Tanaris, and Winterspring

This WoW item is similar to these models:

  1. Blackcrow (level 60 item, level 55 players)
  2. Bloodseeker (level 63 item, level 51 players)
  3. Carapace Spine Crossbow (level 53 item, level 48 players)
  4. Fahrad’s Reloading Repeater (level 65 item)
  5. Swiftwind (level 40 item, level 35 players)
  6. Assassins’ Silent Crossbow (level 108 item, level 66 players)
  7. Heartseeking Crossbow (level 56 item, level 51 players)
  8. Skull Splitting Crossbow (level 48 item, level 43 players)
  9. Battle Damaged Crossbow (level 105 item, level 65 players)
  10. Archer’s Crossbow (level 99 item, level 63 players)
  11. Grebo’s Crossbow (level 30 item, level 26 players)
  12. Crossbow of the Twice-Slain (level 21 item, level 19 players)
  13. Mercenary’s Crossbow (level 37 item)
  14. Plaguefix Launcher (level 42 item, level 39 players)
  15. Pocket Ballista (level 111 item, level 67 players)
  16. Rampant Crossbow (level 120 item, level 70 players)
  17. Paulson’s Crossbow (level 28 item, level 26 players)
  18. Huntsman’s Crossbow (level 17 item, level 13 players)
  19. Marshal’s Light Crossbow (level 10 item, level 7 players)
  20. Repeater Crossbow (level 93 item, level 61 players)
  21. Shrewd Crossbow (level 18 item, level 14 players)
  22. Silver Crossbow Hunter (level 12 item)
  23. Steelarrow Crossbow (level 27 item, level 22 players)
  24. Stronghold Crossbow (level 87 item, level 59 players)
  25. Tower Crossbow (level 81 item, level 57 players)
  26. Underestimated Crossbow (level 13 item, level 11 players)
  27. Well-Balanced Crossbow (level 117 item, level 69 players)
  28. Abbey Defender’s Crossbow (level 5 item, level 2 players)
  29. Fine Light Crossbow (level 21 item, level 16 players)
  30. Heavy Crossbow (level 34 item, level 29 players)
  31. Houndmaster’s Crossbow (level 5 item)
  32. Light Crossbow (level 8 item, level 3 players)
  33. Night Web Crossbow (level 5 item, level 2 players)
  34. Weathered Crossbow (level 2 item)


You Are Welcome To Read :

World of Warcraft Weapons Guide: Crossbows Part 1
World of Warcraft Weapons Guide: Crossbows Part 2
World of Warcraft Weapons Guide: Crossbows Part 3
World of Warcraft Weapons Guide: Crossbows Part 4
World of Warcraft Weapons Guide: Crossbows Part 6
World of Warcraft Weapons Guide: Crossbows Part 7