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Crossbow, Light

Cost 35 gp Weight 4 lbs.
Damage 1d6 (small), 1d8 (medium) Critical 19-20/x2 Type piercing
Range Increment 80 ft. (projectile)
Category ranged Proficiency simple
Weapon Group crossbow

Load: Loading a light crossbow is a move action that provokes attacks of opportunity.

You draw a light crossbow back by pulling a lever. Normally, operating a light crossbow requires two hands. However, you can shoot, but not load, a light crossbow with one hand at a –2 penalty on attack rolls. You can shoot a light crossbow with each hand, but you take a penalty on attack rolls as if attacking with two light weapons. This penalty is cumulative with the penalty for one-handed firing.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook. Copyright 2009, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Author: Jason Bulmahn, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.