The Arbalester is the final upgrade of the archer line and the strongest standard crossbow-unit in AoCH. It is available in the 14th century at the Archery Guild and can become cheaper with Crossbow Companies. The Arbalester has more HP and attack, but does not shoot further than a normal Crossbowman.

The Arbalest was a late variation of the European Crossbow. A larger weapon, the arbalest 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.

Unit Statistics[edit | edit source]

VitalEdit[edit | edit source]

Available to: Bavaria , Bohemia, Brittany, Denmark, Florence, Friesland, Genoa, Guelders, Helvetia, PolandSaxony, Venice

Trained at: Archery Guild. Century: 14th

Cost: 30 Wood , 54 Florins

CombatEdit[edit | edit source]

HP: 40

Attack: 12

Armor/Pierce Armor: 0/0

Range: 8

Accuracy Percentage: 80

Reloading Time: 5

Special: +7 vs spearmen

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Upgrade from: Crossbowman

Attack, range: Fletching, Bodkin Arrow, Bracer, Bow Practice

Attack: Alchemy

Armour: Padded Archer Armour, Leather Archer Armour, Ring Archer Armour, Pavises

Accuracy: Thumb Ring

Costs: Crossbow Companies

Civs and Arbalesters[edit | edit source]

Bavaria: +2 attack, longer reload.

Bohemia: +1 attack, cheaper. Researching Taborite Sect provides +1 attack.

Brittany: more HP, cost more.

Genoa: +10 HP.

Guelders: more HP, slower.

Poland: +1 attack vs. buildings (Team Bonus).

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