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For other uses, see Heavy Crossbow.

The Arbalest is a crossbow in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

The largest crossbow, and suitably powerful for its size.
The bow string is made of metal, requiring great strength to fire.
Skill: Tackle
Lunge into a shoulder tackle, pushing back enemies to create distance.


  • Cathedral of the Deep
    • Dropped by crossbow-wielding Devouts of the Deep.
    • At the very top of the Cathedral that leads into the rafters, after taking an elevator up from the second shortcut, head down a path along the second flying buttress after crossing from the elevator tower. The Arbalest can be found at the end.


The largest basic crossbow available, the Arbalest is bulky and requires considerable Strength to wield one-handed. Short of the Avelyn however, it is one of the strongest crossbows that can be used in the midst of combat at lock-on range, dealing very respectable damage with each shot.

Care should be taken when wielding this weapon though, as its weight makes it rather unwieldy in situations where it can be fired one-handed. And in situations where it can be two-handed for longer-ranged precision fire, the stats invested in wielding it could be better put to use firing a bow instead, taking advantage of scaling damage.


Upgrade Level Attack Values Aux. Effects Bonuses
Physical Magic Fire Lightning Dark Bleed Poison DSIIIWFrost Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith
Arbalest 78
Arbalest +1 (Titanite Shard ×2 & 550 souls) 97
Arbalest +2 (Titanite Shard ×4 & 660 souls) 117
Arbalest +3 (Titanite Shard ×6 & 770 souls) 136
Arbalest +4 (L. Titanite Shard ×2 & 880 souls) 156
Arbalest +5 (L. Titanite Shard ×4 & 990 souls) 175
Arbalest +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×6 & 1100 souls) 195
Arbalest +7 (Titanite Chunk ×2 & 1210 souls) 214
Arbalest +8 (Titanite Chunk ×4 & 1320 souls) 234
Arbalest +9 (Titanite Chunk ×6 & 1430 souls) 253
Arbalest +10 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 1650 souls) 273

The data displayed above are current as of Patch App 1.15 Regulation 1.35.


  • Despite being named differently, the Arbalest is the variant of the Heavy Crossbow that has appeared in the previous two games, as opposed to the crossbow that carries the name in Dark Souls III.

ArbalestAvelynHeavy CrossbowKnight's CrossbowLight CrossbowSniper Crossbow
The Ringed City
Repeating Crossbow