|Effect||Headshots: damage x 10.0|
|Effect||Stun: 2.5 sec|
The Crossbow is the default weapon in Orcs Must Die! It's locked to the skill bar in every single mission.
The primary attack is a basic energy bolt, which can be fired rapidly. After every shot, it's accuracy drops by a small amount. Accuracy quickly restores when not shooting. Headshots will do 10 times as much damage. Its secondary ability is a bolt that stuns targets on impact.
Hot from the forges of the Order Enchanters, this high-powered magical crossbow is perfect for driving sharp bolts straight into the brainpans of pesky orcs. 
One of the signature weapons of the war mages, the crossbow is accurate at long range and has a rapid rate of fire. Experts learn to pace their shots and aim for the head for maximum orc-killing efficiency. The crossbow can also fire a special bolt that stuns small groups of enemies.
- Enchanted Weapons: Gain Flame Crossbow.
- Blinding Stun: Improved Crossbow stun area and duration.
- Charged Weapons: Crossbow kills grant 5% of the mana bar.
- Skull Anatomy: Headshots deal 25% increased damage and headshot kills increase accuracy.
- The Flame Crossbow deals piercing damage.
- With the xbox controller the crossbow is fully automatic.
|Overview of defenses in Orcs Must Die!|
|Weaponry||Alchemist Satchel • Bladestaff • Crossbow • Flame Bracers • Ice Amulet • Lightning Ring • Vampiric Gauntlets • Wind Belt|
|Floor traps||Barricade • Boom Barrel • Brimstone • Coinforge • Decoy • Floor Scorcher • Spike Trap • Spore Mushrooms • Spring Trap • Steam Trap • Tar Trap|
|Wall traps||Arrow Wall • Grinder • Mana Well • Push Trap • Wall Blades|
|Ceiling traps||Autoballista • Pounder • Shock Zapper • Swinging Mace|
|Guardians||Archer Guardian • Paladin Guardian|
|Pre-placed||Acid Cauldron • Ballista • Chandelier • Boiling Cauldron • Rolling Log|