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Love the Arbalest? Wish there were more? More Crossbows adds bolts and crossbows for all biomes.

Last updated a month ago
Total downloads 13304
Total rating 4 
Categories Hildir's Request Update Gear Mods Misc Server-side Client-side Mistlands Update
Dependency string probablykory-MoreCrossbows-1.2.6
Dependants 68 other mods depend on this mod

This mod requires the following mods to function

denikson-BepInExPack_Valheim-5.4.2105 icon

BepInEx pack for Valheim. Preconfigured and includes unstripped Unity DLLs.

Preferred version: 5.4.2105
ValheimModding-Jotunn-2.12.4 icon

Jötunn (/ˈjɔːtʊn/, 'giant'), the Valheim Library was created with the goal of making the lives of mod developers easier. It enables you to create mods for Valheim using an abstracted API so you can focus on the actual content creation.

Preferred version: 2.12.4


A Valheim mod which adds several crossbows and bolts.



Progression-appropriate crossbow options for every 'age'.
New bolts to provide direct elemental damage.
New recipes for crafting the existing bolts from Workbench or Forge.
Brand new Area Effect bolts, based on the ooze & bile bombs, but includes fire and ice as well.

Showcase AoE

Detailed list of new items

Wooden crossbow
Bronze crossbow
Iron crossbow
Silver crossbow
Blackmetal crossbow
Wood bolt
Fire bolt
Ooze bolt (change config to enable)
Surtling bolt (change config to enable)
Poison bolt
Silver bolt
Frost bolt
Ice bolt (change config to enable)
Lightning bolt (change config to enable)
Lightning arrow (change config to enable)
Bile bolt (change config to enable)
Flametal bolt (change config to enable)


During my first playthrough of Mistlands, the Arbalest fundamentally changed my experience of the game. I love that thing. On subsequent playthroughs I found myself wanting progression-appropriate crossbows to compliment the bows. So I made some 🙂

The reasoning behind the Lighting Bolts and Arrows is similar. I wanted a way to have some fun with Eitr that didn't demand I change armor and weapons.

Lastly, I added the Area Effect bolts to spice things up a bit, give the mod something fun outside the vanilla experience.


NOTE: Users that are upgrading should delete their config file and run the game to let the plugin generate a new one. Settings can and do change between versions, and old configs may be incompatible.


  • Un-zip MoreCrossbows.dll to your /Valheim/BepInEx/plugins/ folder.

Thunderstore (manual install)

  • Go to Settings > Import local mod > Select
  • Click "OK/Import local mod" on the pop-up for information.


This mod has full support for translations, but at the moment only has values for English & Russian. If you wish to add a translation, please do the following:

  1. Copy the json file located at $your_valheim_folder/BepInEx/plugins/MoreCrossbows/Translations/English/english.json into a new directory within Translations
  2. Name that directory the same as the language you wish to translate (refer to this list of languages; the name must be exact).
  3. Change the values for all the json keys to what they should be.

Now when you run Valheim, it should see the translations automatically. Lastly, consider sending me the json file (via an issue on github or on discord). I'd like to add as many translations as I can. 🙂

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I spend countless hours every day working on, updating, and fixing mods for everyone to enjoy. While I will never ask for anyone to pay me to make a mod or add a feature, any support is greatly appreciated!



  • Small bugfix to ensure crossbow sfx are properly registered to znetview.


  • Updates to tooltip patches, minor fix for Hildir compat.
  • Updated build to require Jotunn 2.12.4
View changelog history


  • Bugfixes related to configuration and log warnings. MC should now properly react when any of its settings is changed.
  • Updated build to require Jotunn 2.12.1


  • Added customized gem effects for crossbows, loaded if and only if Jewelcrafting is installed. (This change is in tandem with a PR to Jewelcrafting itself, enabling gem effects for the arbalest.)
  • Slight adjustment to translation naming.
  • Russian translation added, thanks to Migilian!


  • Minor fixes to config, enabled reloading when file changes or when config manager is used.


  • Minor bugfix for Surtling bolt.


  • Added new AOE bolts
  • General configuration overhaul.
  • Damage is now configurable. Defaults are balanced well for vanilla, but those who play on higher-difficulty servers or in radically different environments can now tweak the damage to suit their needs.
  • Localization updates. Plugin now writes default translations to disk, allowing users to modify/add languages.


  • Fixed minimum table level requirement defaults for the later crossbows.
  • Texture fixes for all crossbows, should now have a more pixelated look, just like all vanilla valheim weapons.


  • Repo move to accommodate other mod plugin projects.
  • Minor balance adjustments to crossbow damage.
  • Increased default create and update costs for Iron, Silver and Blackmetal xbows.
  • Updated build targets for BepInEx and Jotunn.


  • Item and Recipe requirements are now configurable.
  • Adjusted default upgrade costs of several xbows.
  • Wooden Crossbow size reduced by 5%.
  • Several bugfixes.


  • Initial Version

Known issues

If you find a problem, please visit my github

Available versions

Please note that the install buttons only work if you have compatible client software installed, such as the Thunderstore Mod Manager. Otherwise use the zip download links instead.

Upload date Version number Downloads Download link  
2023-8-30 1.2.6 1521 Version 1.2.6 Install
2023-8-22 1.2.5 834 Version 1.2.5 Install
2023-6-15 1.2.4 3525 Version 1.2.4 Install
2023-6-2 1.2.3 1204 Version 1.2.3 Install
2023-5-6 1.2.2 1821 Version 1.2.2 Install
2023-4-23 1.2.1 1248 Version 1.2.1 Install
2023-4-16 1.2.0 790 Version 1.2.0 Install
2023-4-8 1.1.2 880 Version 1.1.2 Install
2023-4-1 1.1.1 680 Version 1.1.1 Install
2023-3-27 1.1.0 500 Version 1.1.0 Install
2023-3-21 1.0.0 301 Version 1.0.0 Install