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Harold is a rare, lightly enchanted (+1) special variant of the Heavy Crossbows family of weapons. It is a martial ranged weapon that's wielded with both hands.

Description Icon.png
Named after Harold Butterbisk, who opened the Butterbisk Inn in Waterdeep before it was renamed by new owners. The stock of the crossbow reads: Quaffing is a shootable offence.


  • Damage:
  • D10 Piercing.png 1d10 + 1 (2~11) + Dexterity modifier Damage Types Piercing damage
  • Details:
  • Heavy Crossbows Heavy Crossbows
  • Rarity: Rare
  • Enchantment: + 1
  •  Two-Handed
  • Dippable Dippable
  • Range: 18 m / 60 ft
  • Weight: 8.1 kg / 16.2 lb
  • Price: 480 gp
  • UID MAG_BG_Harold_HeavyCrossbow
    UUID 22bf3680-a37f-4a04-b036-2865805f3d60


The holder of this item gains:

  • Haroldish Doom: When you deal damage to a target with a ranged weapon, it must succeed a Charisma DC 13  Charisma saving throw or be Baned Baned for 2 turns.

Weapon actions

Proficiency Icon.png If you have proficiency, equip in main hand to gain:

Piercing Shot Piercing Shot(): Shoot a foe in the chest and possibly inflict Gaping WoundsGaping Wounds. Undead and Constructs can't suffer Gaping Wounds.
Brace (Ranged) Brace (Ranged)(): Spend 6 m / 20 ft of your movement. For the rest of your turn, roll ranged damage twice and use the highest result.

Where to find

Reward for bringing the chest to Zarys in the Zhentarim Hideout as part of Find the Missing Shipment.

Alternatively you could also just kill Zarys.


  • UUID: 22bf3680-a37f-4a04-b036-2865805f3d60

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

Harold is also found in Baldur's Gate 2. However, the description of the item in Baldur's Gate differs slightly from the description in the earlier game. That weapon had a chance of inflicting Doom, as the spell Bane did not exist in the 2e ruleset.