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Skyrim:Crossbow



Crossbow
Crossbow
Base Damage 19
Speed 1
Weight 14
Value 120
Level 1+
Category Crossbow
Class Steel
Variants Enhanced Crossbow
Skill Archery
Unique -
Item ID XX000801
Game/DLC Dawnguard

The Crossbow is one of the best ranged weapons found in The Elder Scrolls: V Skyrim. While it is the worst Crossbow in the game it still deals the same amount of base damage as a Daedric Bow. Unlike Bows, crossbows use Bolts.

Weapon Enchantment

All crossbows have a 50% chance to stagger enemies, which increases to 75% if you unlock the Power Shot Perk. The crossbow can also be enchanted with any effect for the ranged weapon category in addition to this.

You can find full breakdown and information of all Weapon Enchantment Effects.

Where to get the Crossbow Location?

You can get the Crossbow and ammunition (Bolts) for it, in Skyrim at one of several locations:

  • During the "Dawnguard" quest, the Orc Durak will give you a crossbow and 45 steel bolts if you talk to him. If you don't talk to Durak, Isran rewards you with a regular crossbow and bolts at the quest's end. If you talk to both, you can get two crossbows and 90 bolts by removing Durak's crossbow before talking to Isran.
  • Members of the Dawnguard Faction use crossbows which can be taken from them once defeated.
  • You can find a couple of Crossbows in Fort Dawnguard, one is in the lobby on a wooden crate and the other is upstairs on the castle battlements.


How to Start the Dawnguard


Crossbow Gameplay Tips And Tricks

  • The crossbow is a strong weapon but takes longer to reload compared to most bows.
  • All crossbows have a 50% chance to stagger enemies, which increases to 75% if you unlock the power shot.
  • Crossbows also make more noise than bows when fired, so they aren't great for sneaky attacks.

Smithing.png Smithing Guide

Enchanted weapons require the Arcane Blacksmith Perk to upgrade.

Crafting Materials Upgrade Materials Smithing Level Smithing Perk
- 3x Firewood
- 2x Steel Ingot
Steel Ingot - Steel Smithing

Item tier.png Weapon Levels

Some weapons in Skyrim are Levelled. The power of a levelled weapon is based on your charcters level when you get them. Some get stronger in both physical and magical aspects, while others only improve their enchantments. These items don't get better as your character levels up.

The Crossbow is not a leveled weapon.

Level Damage Weight Value Enchantment Level ID
1+ 19 14 120 Enchantable XX000801



Ranged Weapon Categories






All Crossbows



Name Image Damage Speed Weight Value Enchantment Item ID Level Upgrade Material Crafting Perk Skill Unique DLC
Crossbow Skyrim Crossbow.webp 19 1 14 120 Enchantable XX000801 1+ Steel Ingot Advanced Armors Archery - Dawnguard
Dwarven Crossbow Skyrim Dwarven Crossbow.webp 22 1 20 350 Enchantable XX00B647 12+ Dwarven Metal Ingot Dwarven Smithing Archery - Dawnguard
Enhanced Crossbow Skyrim Enhanced Crossbow.webp 19 1 15 200 Attacks ignore 50% of armor, Enchantable XX00F19E 1+ Steel Ingot Advanced Armors Archery - Dawnguard
Enhanced Dwarven Crossbow Skyrim Enhanced Dwarven Crossbow.webp 22 1 21 550 Attacks ignore 50% of armor, Enchantable XX00F19F 12+ Dwarven Metal Ingot Dwarven Smithing Archery - Dawnguard
Ebony Crossbow Skyrim Ebony Crossbow.webp 23 1 25 610 Enchantable FEXXX8A6 36+ Ebony Ingot Ebony Smithing Archery - Creation Club
Enhanced Ebony Crossbow Skyrim Enhanced Ebony Crossbow.webp 24 1 25 870 Attacks ignore 50% of armor, Enchantable FEXXX8AE 36+ Ebony Ingot Ebony Smithing Archery - Creation Club
Elven Crossbow Skyrim Elven Crossbow.webp 21 1 23 480 Enchantable FEXXX801 19+ Refined Moonstone Elven Smithing Archery - Creation Club
Enhanced Elven Crossbow Skyrim Enhanced Elven Crossbow.webp 22 1 23 630 Attacks ignore 50% of armor, Enchantable FEXXX809 19+ Refined Moonstone Elven Smithing Archery - Creation Club
Daedric Crossbow Skyrim Daedric Crossbow.webp 28 1 20 1400 Enchantable FEXXX808 46+ Ebony Ingot Daedric Smithing Archery - Creation Club
Dragonbone Crossbow Skyrim Dragonbone Crossbow.webp 30 1 22 1500 Enchantable FEXXX809 46+ Dragon Bone Dragon Smithing Archery - Creation Club
Glass Crossbow Skyrim Glass Crossbow.webp 25 1 16 800 Enchantable FEXXX80A 27+ Refined Malachite Glass Smithing Archery - Creation Club
Imperial Crossbow Skyrim Imperial Crossbow.webp 20 1 14 200 Enchantable FEXXX80B 1+ Steel Ingot None Archery - Creation Club
Nordic Crossbow Skyrim Nordic Crossbow.webp 23 1 15 400 Enchantable FEXXX80C 18+ Quicksilver Ingot Advanced Armors Archery - Creation Club
Orcish Crossbow Skyrim Orcish Crossbow.webp 22 1 15 700 Enchantable FEXXX80D 6+ Orichalcum Ingot Orcish Smithing Archery - Creation Club
Silver Crossbow Skyrim Silver Crossbow.webp 21 1 14 600 Enchantable FEXXX80E 1+ Quicksilver Ingot Advanced Armors Archery - Creation Club
Stalhrim Crossbow Skyrim Stalhrim Crossbow.webp 27 1 18 1100 Enchantable, Frost Enchants are 25% stronger FEXXX80F 35+ Stalhrim Ebony Smithing Archery - Creation Club
Enhanced Daedric Crossbow Skyrim Enhanced Daedric Crossbow.webp 28 1 20 1700 Attacks ignore 50% of armor, Enchantable FEXXX814 46+ Ebony Ingot Daedric Smithing Archery - Creation Club
Enhanced Dragonbone Crossbow Skyrim Enhanced Dragonbone Crossbow.webp 30 1 22 2000 Attacks ignore 50% of armor, Enchantable FEXXX815 46+ Dragon Bone Dragon Smithing Archery - Creation Club
Enhanced Glass Crossbow Skyrim Enhanced Glass Crossbow.webp 25 1 16 1000 Attacks ignore 50% of armor, Enchantable FEXXX816 27+ Refined Malachite Glass Smithing Archery - Creation Club
Enhanced Imperial Crossbow Skyrim Enhanced Imperial Crossbow.webp 20 1 14 400 Attacks ignore 50% of armor, Enchantable FEXXX817 1+ Steel Ingot None Archery - Creation Club
Enhanced Nordic Crossbow Skyrim Enhanced Nordic Crossbow.webp 23 1 15 700 Attacks ignore 50% of armor, Enchantable FEXXX818 18+ Quicksilver Ingot Advanced Armors Archery - Creation Club
Enhanced Orcish Crossbow Skyrim Enhanced Orcish Crossbow.webp 22 1 15 900 Attacks ignore 50% of armor, Enchantable FEXXX819 6+ Orichalcum Ingot Orcish Smithing Archery - Creation Club
Enhanced Silver Crossbow Skyrim Enhanced Silver Crossbow.webp 21 1 14 700 Attacks ignore 50% of armor, Enchantable FEXXX81A 1+ Quicksilver Ingot Advanced Armors Archery - Creation Club
Enhanced Stalhrim Crossbow Skyrim Enhanced Stalhrim Crossbow.webp 27 1 18 1300 Attacks ignore 50% of armor, Enchantable, Frost Enchants are 25% stronger FEXXX81B 35+ Stalhrim Ebony Smithing Archery - Creation Club

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