Crepus's Black-Key Crossbow

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attack power elden ring wiki guide 18Attack
Phy 68
Mag 0
Fire 0
Ligt 0
Holy 0
Crit 100
Rng 47
guarded damage negation elden ring wiki guide 18Guard
Phy -
Mag 
Fire -
Ligt -
Holy -
Boost -

attribute scaling elden ring wiki guide 18Scaling
 -

attributes required elden ring wiki guide 18Requires
Str 14
Dex 16
Crossbow None
Kick FP -
Wgt. 5.0 passive effects elden ring wiki guide 18Passive -

Crepus's Black-Key Crossbow is a Crossbow in Elden Ring. The Crepus's Black-Key Crossbow does not scales with any Stat. It is a good Weapon for Long-Ranged Combat and sniping. 

 

Black crossbow featuring a long stock. Used for sniping, it has a
very long range.

Weapon of Crepus, who served the Two Fingers from the shadows
of the Roundtable as the head confessor.

 

Where to Find Crepus's Black-Key Crossbow in Elden Ring

The Crepus's Black-Key Crossbow can be found at the following location:

 

Elden Ring Crepus's Black-Key Crossbow Notes & Tips

 

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Crepus's Black-Key Crossbow Upgrades in Elden Ring

Please see the Upgrades page to understand the weapon bolstering process.

Requires regular reinforcement with Somber Smithing Stones

This upgrade can't be enchanted with Magic nor boosted with Consumables.

  Attack Power Stat Scaling Passive Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Crepus's Black-Key Crossbow Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Standard 68 - - - - 32 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +1 85 - - - - 35 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +2 102 - - - - 38 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +3 119 - - - - 41 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +4 136 - - - - 44 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +5 153 - - - - 48 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +6 170 - - - - 51 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +7 187 - - - - 54 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +8 204 - - - - 57 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +9 221 - - - - 60 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +10 238 - - - - 64 - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

 




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    • If you are doing a crossbow only run you can technically pick this up without killing anything but then again you can just rob a grave for runes and buy light crossbow. However at least this one is actually much stronger at early upgrade levels, easy to upgrade with somber and comes with rot bolts so you can use those to easily kill margit and get the powerful arbalest which will last you until pulley or even full moon crossbow. Although Arbalest is still great to use for low tier ammo on regular enemies to conserve the good stuff for bosses.

      • Anonymous

        you guys don't get it, the fact that you can get this so early, and that it comes with scarlet rot bolts, it's specifically a noob killer for early game stormveil invasions

        • Anonymous

          I think a good way to use this would be to turn it into a mini-ballista as a stealth invader. equip both arrow talismans, RST, and Concealing Veil/FF Trick Mirror. Use Explosive Bolts and/or a status bolt(s) of your choosing, pump up your ARC. Once your enemy knows where you are, relocate. Probably won't kill anything, but great for trolling.

          • Anonymous

            Not sure if this is accurate, but despite its base phy damage being 2nd highest, its last upgrade makes it the 2nd weakest single hitting crossbow, with the pully being the worst, but just hitting with 2/3 of its bolts surpases most of the crossbows & 3/3 makes it #1.

            Thd black crossbow just ends up with extra range, which has its uses absolutely, but it falls behind kinda hard. Besides the 2 rangeing talisman can make up for range & power both ways.

            • Anonymous

              Stays viable throughout the game, even if it's never really optimal. Best for pest control. Bats, rats, dogs. Sniping and pulling to avoid mobs and ambushes. Would be better of course if it had a unique weapon art. And if the ammo economy wasn't crap. 40 runes per bolt vs 20 for arrows? Crafted bolts have way less range and much higher damage dropoff than purchased bolts? Despite all that, I killed Radahn (pre-nerf) with this thing. Well, the summons probably did most of the work, I just made sure they stayed in the fight, got the occasional bleed proc on the boss, and was the one to deliver the final blow. Have continued using it for the rest of the game... though generally not in boss fights. Should you use this heavily? Probably not. Can you? Definitely!

              • Anonymous

                After the patch, do bows and crossbows still not scale with dex/strength? Hard to believe that they haven’t changed that and it’s just all upgrades. Best to increase a stat and use the ammunition that goes with said stat? (Arcane for Posion and Blood etc.)

                • Anonymous

                  My go-to weapon for attacking the "crow-rex" in Mohgwyn palace. with the increased scoping range, it's a piece of pie to lock-on and fire on the horrid thing. easy pickings.

                  • Anonymous

                    In terms of range, and physical damage per shot, without needing to rely on magical/status bolts, this is the best crossbow, plus it looks boss.

                    • Anonymous

                      you can kill the Great Horn trumpeteer enemy at the end of Haligtree Canopy from afar with this weapon, use bleed bolt

                      • Anonymous

                        Cheesed a bunch of tough enemies from far with this beauty. Collect some craftbooks, craft some good bolts and go ham.

                        • I usually always use a bow to do my minimal ranged damage in Souls games. This crossbow though has one thing going for it: Uses Somber stones. I found those a *lot* more common than being able to upgrade a weapon using Smithing stones. Great choice for when you aren't really focused on archery, but like to have it as an option.

                          • Anonymous

                            This crossbow is capable of cheesing serval open area “boss fight”, dealing about 120 on dragonkin solder with +5 upgrade and Bolt purchased from merchants, so 99 Bolt is already a plenty. It is just that crafted bone bolts are suck.

                            • Anonymous

                              Really good range and damage output and I just upgraded to +5. Plus it matches the symbol on the cape of the confessor set. Good for faith assassin cosplays imo

                              • Anonymous

                                I found myself eager to use my key that I had stumbled upon at some unknown ruins. Went to the roundtable and saw the first statue, didn't think twice and the crossbow was mine. Keep in mind I'm a astrologer. I wont be upgrading stats just to use it. Hopefully it sells well.

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