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Exploding crossbow
Exploding Crossbow (MCD).png
Type

Filter ranged default.png Ranged Weapon

Rarity

Common Common Rare Rare

Power

12.3

Speed

1

Ammo

1

Level ID

ExplodingCrossbow

The power of TNT fused with the latest in archery design resulted in this devastating crossbow.

In-game description

EXPLODING CROSSBOW – This unique crossbow – imbued with the incendiary power of TNT – has a devastating explosive shot, which is great for clearing a passage through a horde of mobs.

Guide to Minecraft Dungeons:
A Handbook for Heroes

An exploding crossbow is a ranged weapon that can be found within the various missions of Minecraft Dungeons. Its unique variants are the imploding crossbow and the firebolt thrower.

Obtaining[]

Missions

Listed difficulties are considered to be the minimum difficulty the item is obtainable on unless stated otherwise.

Merchants
Ancients

Usage[]

Exploding crossbows possess 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.

Damage caused by the arrows can be increased with enchantments, the Strength buff, and certain armor have ranged damage increases, such as hunter's armor. Also, it is the only ranged weapon in the game that is unaffected by the Deflect enchantment.

Abilities[]

  • X ranged damage
  • Explodes on Impact

Stats[]

  • Multiplier: 1.2
    Quiver: 20
Power Damage
38 150
80 901
87 1182
100 2006
101 2143
102 2222
105 2508

Sounds[]

SoundDescription
Explode
Impact

History[]

Minecraft Dungeons
Dungeons BetaExploding Crossbow (MCD Gear).pngAdded exploding crossbows.
1.3.2.0Now obtainable from the Jungle Awakens.
1.4.3.0Updated arrow impact noises.
1.7.2.0Now obtainable from the Howling Peaks.

Trivia[]

  • Including the Jungle Awakens, exploding crossbows are the only ranged weapon to appear in four DLCs.
  • Exploding crossbows and it's variants are used often in speed-runs for a quick and effective route through large mobs.

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