Arbalest is a Crossbows in Elden Ring. The Arbalest does not scale with any primary attribute, but requires both Strength and Dexterity. It is a good Weapon for those who prefer ranged combat.
Large crossbow made from composite materials. One of the largest of all bolt firing devices.
Its limbs are more pliable than metallic ones, allowing bolts fired from this weapon to pierce even forged of steel.
Where to Find Arbalest in Elden Ring
The Arbalest weapon can be found at the following location:
In Stormveil Castle, On a rampart past the courtyard filled with Exile Soldiers. Once underneath the gate (which the Arbalest is on), run up the left rocky outcrop, jump across the gap and head right to the rampart. [Elden Ring Map Link]
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Elden Ring Arbalest Notes & Tips
- Weapon Skill: Kick
- This weapon cannot be infused with Ashes of War
- Arbalest can be upgraded by using Smithing Stones
- Sell Value: 100
- Crossbows have less damage falloff and fire in a straighter line for longer than bows but when they start to drop their damage falloff is much faster than bows.
- Highest base physical damage of the crossbows, coming at the cost of higher base stat investment requirement
- Pulley Crossbow and Full Moon Crossbow can potentially deal more damage under the right conditions, but it often comes at the cost of more expensive ammo, or higher ammo consumption
- Other notes and player tips go here
Moveset & Videos in Elden Ring for Arbalest
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Arbalest Upgrades in Elden Ring
Please see the Upgrades page to understand the weapon bolstering process.
Requires regular reinforcement with Smithing Stone , Smithing Stone , Smithing Stone , Smithing Stone , Smithing Stone , Smithing Stone , Smithing Stone , Smithing Stone , and Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone.
This upgrade can be enchanted with Magic or boosted with Consumables.
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Great for dealing with barrier champions
Before making the jump across the gap to get this weapon, I would highly recommend baiting out a shot from the left ballistae. That particular one seems to have years of sniping experience and will hit you midair or just after making the jump (before you can roll), knocking you back down to make you try the jump again. The one on the right has a worse angle on you and cannot shoot you until after you make the jump.
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Miyazaki personally adding the Light Crossbow, Heavy Crossbow, and Arbalest in every game knowing damn well everyone will only use the Arbalest.
i started using this in the off hand and now every weapon i try out it has the arbalest on the offhand as a finisher or to punish mages that run away
I kinda miss old ds3 meta, when using crossbows actually took skill to aim with exploding bolts instead of just dumping sleep bots in true combos.
Some more specific directions:
From the Gateside Chamber site of grace head north through the courtyard and pass through the portcullis. Jump up the rocks to the left of the stairs, turn right at the tree, and jump across the gap. Turn right and jump down into the small section of wall with an exile manning a ballista. The arbalest is on a dead body just past him.
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so crossbows have less damage falloff and fire in a straighter line for longer than bows but when they start to drop their damage falloff is much faster than bows.
they got linear fusion rifles in elden ring
Despite its name, you have to pull the bowstring back manually.
Man they really ****ed up with the crossbows, completely unusable.
Going through the gargoyle door and jumping down is the most Ass backwards path you can take to get to the Arbalest. Just follow the path from the main gate and as soon as you walk into the courtyard with the exploding ballista turrets, run/jump up the obvious rocky path on your left and hop over the small gap to the ballista above the door you walked in from. The Arbalest is directly behind him.
Alternatively, an easy way up is just jumping onto the rocks in the main entrance, below the rampart with the Arbalest. There's two ballistas and two exiles throwing fire bombs, but they go down in two kukris. Then you make the jump across and onto the rampart with the item.
Using a Stonesword Key to access, additionally obtaining the Godskin prayerbook and Godslayer Seal:
From the Rampart Tower bonfire, take the shortcut lift down to where the Grafted miniboss is fought inside the storeroom (or reach this point manually). Exit into the courtyard with the flamethrowers and barricades. Take an immediate left and hug the wall until you enter a cellar containing rats. You will hit a fog wall that requires one Stonesword Key to open. Continue past this fog wall until you reach an outdoors area again. Pull an immediate right and hug the wall until you reach a ladder. Continue past this point and almost all the way across the bridge, then jump to the rocky outcropping to your right (it's a tight jump). Continue and jump back into a walled-in area with a ballista. The Arbalest is on a corpse in that area.
Saving a Stonesword key:
From the Rampart Tower bonfire, go back into the tower and up the wooden stairs, and exit outside there. Get onto the wooden platform the hornblowing exile stands on and use that to jump onto the wall, then onto the roof of the wooden part of the building in front of you. Follow that down onto the rooftop with the broken pillar, and climb the pillar onto the outcropping. When you reach a spot where you can jump up on the left and get the Claw Talisman, drop down onto the walkway below, and then drop down again. Run across the wooden bridge and then down the ladder on your right. Continue until you've just stepped onto another wooden bridge and then jump (it's a pretty tight jump) onto the outcropping on your left. Continue and jump back into a walled-in area with a ballista. The Arbalest is on a corpse in that area.
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Getting this is a bit tricky to describe, but basically if you go down into the cellar area with the rats in stormveil castle, exit and go to the right to climb a ladder, progress forward to climb another ladder, run past two storm nights in the open area after this and pass over a small wooden bridge while running from them. After you get off the bridge, immediately take a sharp right and jump over the wall into a grassy area. From here, you can jump onto another walled area with a siege ballista on it. Keep running past there and you'll find the Arbalest on a corpse.
The Arbalest is found past the stonesword key fogwall found in a basement to the side of the large central plaza in stormveil castle, with all the flamethrowers. You need to jump off of the wooden bridge onto where the ballistas are. It is then found on a corpse next to the second balista.
Aight, so thats a cool description and all for its location, but "On top of a wall in stormveil castle" is a bit vague.