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Weapon Skill: Automaton Weapon Skill

Properties

  • Damage Multipliers by TP:
100%TP 200%TP 300%TP
2.5 3.0 4.0

History

Arcuballista comes from an amazing weapon from the past called the Arbalest. The Arbalest was a larger version of the crossbow and it had a steel prod (”bow”). Since an arbalest was much larger than earlier crossbows, and because of the greater tensile strength of steel, it had a greater force. The strongest windlass-pulled arbalests could have up to 22 kN (5000 lbf) strength and be accurate up to 500m. A skilled arbalestier (arblaster) could shoot two bolts per minute. Arbalests were sometimes considered inhumane or unfair weapons, since an inexperienced crossbowman could use one to kill a knight who had a lifetime of training.


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