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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

The Exploding Crossbow is a ranged weapon in Minecraft Dungeons that fires one arrow that explodes on impact. Its unique variants are the Imploding Crossbow and the Firebolt Thrower.

Obtaining[]

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

Other:

Ancient Mobs:

Usage[]

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.

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
Arrow Explosion
Arrow Impact

Gallery[]

Trivia[]

  • 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.

History[]

Minecraft Dungeons
Dungeons BetaExploding Crossbow (MCD Gear).png Added the Exploding Crossbow.
1.3.2.0Now obtainable from the Jungle Awakens DLC.
1.4.3.0Updated arrow impact noises.
1.7.2.0Now obtainable from the Howling Peaks DLC.
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