Skill: Tackle Lunge into a shoulder tackle pushing back enemies to create distance. "These weapons do not scale with stats, and as a result are less useful on consecutive NG+ runs." 0.0 Otherwise it's pretty much essential to at least have the option for added utility that ANYONE can access.You can choose not to have one despite all this, but in my book that's just limiting your character for the sake of... nothing? And plus if the enemy is killed, but it isn't alone, most enemies realize that they're under attack and rush to you. 14 I always use a crossbow In my left hand at all times, just In case I have to go against someone who seems that they can parry, I just fill them with arrows until they become really aggressive and put their shield or other parry tool away. Don't know about crossbows though. ANDDD the Arbalest does more damage with slightly more bolt drop whilst also completely outclassing the Sniper Crossbow up close.Oh the Sniper Crossbow also loads slower than other crossbows when one-handed? He spends the whole fight slow-walking at you. They are generally more close ranged weapons, allowing players to "shoot from the hip" and reload on the move without entering a two-handed stance. (Yes I'm that high in the game, making a 802 LV build) I just want to use this as a now-and-then fun tool but it should at least do a good job. Looted from a corpse at the top of a gatehouse just before the dragons in. That or Splintering Bolts to build up bleed/nearly guarantee a finisher on barely surviving enemies since the splinters spread into such a wide area. Skill: Tackle Lunge into a shoulder tackle pushing back enemies to create distance. Crossbows are a type of weapon in Dark Souls III. Bolts must be equipped in order to use crossbows. Universally useful tools on pretty much any character.Not much stat-investment required for a relatively strong ranged option that can be used one-handed for quick shots on openings or to finish off a weakened enemy. Attribute bonus They just had to make the best crossbow the ugliest too, that is the actual video for the location. 8 Couldn't they reuse the shotgun holding animations from BB? The higher the scaling letter, the higher the percent multiplier applied to the [Attack: Stat].This resulting bonus damage is added to the base physical damage of the weapon and is shown in the equipment screen in blue numbers as a "+ X". Sniper Crossbow is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3. The best weapon in the whole damn game. It makes perfect sense these don't scale, but damn, From should at least have given them a damage buff. This affects the accuracy of the projectile resulting in some shots seeming inaccurate (this does not affect locked-on shots). Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost uselessness. This is a weapon meant for long range assassination. Again, this isn't a weapon you can use effectively in the middle of combat. 0 Skill: Tackle Lunge into a shoulder tackle, pushing back enemies to create distance.