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This page contains information on Best Crossbows and Bolts in the game The Witcher 3. Read on to learn more information on which Crossbow has the best stats that you can equip in the game.
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Crossbow is an important tool for witchers because of its many uses in combat and quests. It is important to equip the right crossbow to maximize its use on different situations.
The best crossbow you can equip is either the Ursine Crossbow or the Feline Crossbow because of their 15% bonus experience from monsters. This can be extremely helpful when trying to level up more quickly. Sadly, Witcher crossbows have no Legendary versions in New Game+ and they cannot be upgraded to a higher rarity to unlock the Witcher set bonus.
The best bolt you can equip to deal damage are the Exploding Bolts but they can take up a lot of weight and they are rarely sold by merchants and blacksmiths which makes them difficult to stock up on. If you want to save as much weight slot as possible and not to worry about the quantity, it might still be better for you to use the default infinite Bolts.
The main purpose of equipping a crossbow is to shoot down flying enemies to get them in range of your sword attacks or to stagger enemies for instant kills.
Using crossbows underwater will guarantee a one shot kill against drowners regardless of the crossbow's damage. Equipping higher damaging crossbows will have no impact for underwater combat and it will only use the default bolts which is unlimited.
|Completing the Story|
|Controls and Techniques||Difficulty Level Differences|
|Does Dialogue Matter?||How to Fast Travel|
|Most Important Side Quests for the Story||Romance Guide|
|List of Endings and How to Get the Best Ending||What is Enemy Upscaling?|
|Things to Know Before Starting Witcher 3||What is New Game+?|
|Should You Simulate a Witcher 2 Save File?||Which Version to Buy?|
|Fighting Like a Pro|
|Combat Guide and Tips||Sign Tier List|
|Healing During Battle & Meditation||Is Repairing Weapons and Armor Worth It?|
|What are Adrenaline Points?||How to Fight on Horseback|
|How to Fight Underwater||What is Toxicity?|
|What are Mutations||What are Mutagens|
|Leveling Up & Getting Beefy|
|How to Level Up Fast||Place of Power Locations|
|Best Character Builds||Best Early Game Skills and Builds|
|Skills Ranking and Tier List||Top Five Best and Most Useful Skills|
|How to Get Magic Acorn||How to Reset Ability Points|
|Best Death March Build and Tips for Survival||Max Level and Level Cap for Geralt|
|Obtaining Weapons & Armor|
|Best Early Game Weapons and Armor||The Best Weapons, Armor and Equipment Sets|
|How to Upgrade Weapons and Armor||Most Rewarding Side Quests and Contracts|
|Witcher Gear Locations||Where to Find Blacksmiths and Armorers?|
|Which Trophy is the Best?||Best Crossbow and Bolts|
|Managing Money & Items|
|Managing Your Inventory||Best and Worst Items to Sell|
|Where to Sell Junk||Where to Find Ingredients and Crafting Materials|
|Should You Loot Everything?||How to Dismantle Items|
|How to Make Money Fast||Can You Cook Food?|
|What Items to Buy From Shops||-|
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|List of Hairstyles||Best Looking Armor for Geralt|
|How to Get Paintings||How to Win Horse Races|
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