|— In-game description|
Listed difficulties are considered to be the minimum difficulty the item is obtainable on unless stated otherwise.
- Fiery Forge (Adventure)
- Redstone Mines (Adventure)
- Underhalls (Adventure)
- ??? (Adventure)
- Dingy Jungle (Adventure, DLC)
- Colossal Rampart (Adventure, DLC)
The Exploding Crossbow possesses very high power, very low speed, and a very small ammo supply. The quiver starts with 20 arrows, normal arrow bundles give 10 arrows, supply chest bundles give another 20 arrows, and Surprise Gift bundles give 5 arrows. The exploding crossbow is a little smaller than most crossbows.
Crossbows can be shot repeatedly if the ranged attack button is held down. Ranged weapons require the player to have at least one normal arrow or a special arrow from a quiver artifact in their inventory to shoot. Unlike bows, shots from crossbows cannot be charged.
Damage caused by the arrows can be increased with enchantments, the Strength buff, and certain armors that have ranged damage increases, such as the Hunter's Armor. Also, it is the only ranged weapon in the game that is unaffected by the Deflect enchantment.
- X ranged damage
- Explodes on Impact
- Multiplier: 1.2
- Including the DLC Jungle Awakens, the Exploding Crossbow is the only ranged weapon to appear in four dungeons.
- The Exploding Crossbow and it's variants are used often in speed-runs for a quick and effective route through large mobs.
|Dungeons Beta||Added the Exploding Crossbow.|
|22.214.171.124||Now obtainable from the Jungle Awakens DLC.|
|126.96.36.199||Updated arrow impact noises.|
|188.8.131.52||Now obtainable from the Howling Peaks DLC.|