A Light Crossbow has a weight of 7 lbs, which is half the weight of a Heavy Crossbow, and the speed factor is also halved. The strength requirement of this weapon is 8, and it has a THAC0 bonus of -2. The only disadvantage, compared to the heavy variant, is that this weapon does not have a +2 bonus to the bolts' damage.


A crossbow is a bow mounted crosswise on a wooden or metal shaft, the latter called a tiller. The bow is usually made of ash or yew.  The crossbow fires a quarrel (also called a bolt).


Compared to Baldur's Gate, in the Icewind Dale series crossbows have a -2 THAC0 bonus, which they don't have in the Baldur's Gate games.

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