Role-playing and fantasy-genre game fans are in love with this game and spending days and weeks of their life playing it! The Witcher 3-Wild Hunt is an entrancing game and one of the best RPGs since Skyrim.
It is an enormous world to traverse and explore. The enchanting landscapes throw you into a supernatural world of combat that will keep you hooked; driven by intriguing characters and excellent acting.
It’s not a slow turn-based game; you get to quickly attack the enemies in real-time using swords, Crossbows, and bombs.
A crossbow is one of the vital tools for Witchers which is used for combat on the ground, underwater, on a horse, or on a boat’s helm. Equipping the right Crossbow is essential to maximize its use in various situations. In this article, we will discuss the crossbows in Witcher 3. Let’s get going!
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Equipping The Crossbows:
Crossbows are found in the inventory on the Ranged Weapon slot. They may also be fitted with various types of Bolts. If no Bolts are mounted, the Crossbow will use the infinite regular Bolts automatically.
Operating the Crossbow:
Crossbows are selected from the Quick Access Menu (Tab button on a PC and L1 on a controller) from your inventory. Select the Crossbow, and fire it by clicking the mouse button or L1 on consoles. The bolts should instantly hit its target when locked on to them. Otherwise, zoom in by holding down the same button to aim freely.
When to use Crossbows:
Crossbows are used to effectively strike the enemy from a distance; they can be used against enemies such as:
1. Airborne Enemies:
The Crossbow is specifically used to battle against a Griffin and knock them out of the air. It can hit enemies where your sword can’t reach. It might do less damage, but once the flying enemy is on the ground, you can use other powerful attacks to kill them.
2. Underwater Enemies:
While driving a boat or exploring the world underwater, you cannot use any weapon and spell except for the Crossbow.
Types of Crossbows in Witcher 3:
There are a total of 11 Witcher 3 Crossbows which are divided into three tiers in the game, namely:
- Common Crossbows
- Master Crossbows
- Relic Crossbows
- Witcher Crossbows
Among these, the Witcher crossbows, which include Ursine and Feline, are considered the best.
1. Witcher 3 Ursine Crossbow:
It is a craft-able crossbow in the game and is part of the Bear School Gear. Unlike other weapons by Bear School, it cannot be upgraded. The diagram can be found in a cave near North-West Island in Skellige.
It has an attacking power of 210%, and the price is nominal. Other benefits include 1% Adrenaline point gain, 2% bonus whenever a critical shot is taken and 15% bonus experience fighting monsters. It has a weight of 1.81 units.
To craft this Crossbow, first, you need to obtain a diagram; secondly, you have to acquire the necessary components and finally visit the craftsman with the required level and pay him to make the Crossbow.
The Ursine Crossbow is made from the following components:
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2. Witcher 3 Feline Crossbow:
It is also a craftable and non-upgradeable Crossbow and is part of the Cat School Gear. This diagram of this weapon can be found around South-west of Novigrad in a shipwreck.
The attacking power and armor-piercing of the feline are more than any crossbow in the game. It also has 1% Adrenaline point gain, 2% bonus for a critical shot and 15% bonus for fighting monsters.
It is lighter than ursine Crossbow and weighs only 1.68 units.
To craft this Crossbow, you need to obtain the following items:
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Once the components are required according to the diagram, visit the craftsman and pay him to build a crossbow.
Crossbows in Witcher 3 can be equipped with a variety of bolts, such as:
The crossbows come with default crossbow bolts as a part of the weapon. These bolts are infinite, and can still be used with a crossbow if no other type of bolt is equipped.
Whenever you are fighting the enemy underwater, your crossbow is automatically equipped with the specific type of infinite Harpoon bolts. They are more damaging than the above default bolts.
The Witcher 3 best crossbow bolts are the exploding ones, which can be accessed by using the console command of additem (‘Explosive Bolt Legendary’). The exploding bolts can set an entire area and enemies on fire, and can also knock out the bigger enemies.
Where can I get a better crossbow in Witcher 3?
Basic crossbow was found by Geralt in Vesemir in White Orchard. You can find better crossbows for sale from blacksmiths in Novigrad and Oxenford; they can also be acquired from loots like bandit camp.
Is the crossbow good in Witcher 3?
Crossbow in Witcher 3 is useful for bringing flying enemies down on the ground and then kills them with a melee attack. They can also be used to hunt animals for food.
What are the Witcher 3 elite crossbows?
Elite crossbow set is one of the 16 DLCs launched for the game. It includes Nilfgaardian, Skellige and Witcher 3 Elven crossbow.
What is the fastest way to get mutations in Witcher 3?
Open the character screen and select the mutation icon. You can choose any of the twelve mutations available.
What is the Witcher 3 best crossbow?
The best crossbow in the game is either the Ursine Crossbow or the Feline Crossbow because they are helpful for quickly leveling up. They also provide a 15% extra bonus for fighting with monsters.