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The Healing Crossbow is a Bows that was added in the Winter Games 2017 (Event) event as the final prize.

Strategy

After the charged-shot Bows were buffed in the Archery Tournament 2 (Update), crossbows were left in the dust having received no major buffs.

This weapon really does not have much to offer. It is outclassed by every other Bow-type Weapon, it's long-range capabilities are useless when the travel time is factored in, and the healing ability has a very limited use and better healing weapons like The Healer and the Heavy-Medyk MK 1 are out there. The fast fire rate makes it somewhat useful in close range, but again, better close range Bows like the Shark-Bow and Falcon Fire are out there.

To best utilize this weapon, only use in close range maps such as Sandtown and Headquarters. If the opponent is inexperienced and does not strafe, you can take them out easily by firing a few shots at them. If they are strafing, it will be significantly more difficult.

Weapon Analysis

Advantages

  • Can heal allies
  • Can be buffed by Bow buffing armors.

Disadvantages

  • Low capacity
  • Arrows have a slight travel time, making it difficult to aim.

Trivia

  • The Winter Games 2017(Event) was extremely hard to complete, especially for free players, and many considered this weapon to not be worth the grind.
  • When first released it's clip size was only 21, however, its clip size was later increased to 6 during the extension of the Archery Tournament 2 Update].
  • The weapon's design is "eerily" similar (if not, is directly inspired by) to the Crusader's Crossbow from Team Fortress 2 as used by the Medic class to heal teammates while also dealing minimal damage to enemies.
Crusader's Crossbow

The Crusader's Crossbow from Team Fortress 2.

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