The Rhodok crossbowman is the ranged class of the Kingdom of Rhodoks in Multiplayer games. The Rhodok crossbowman has the weakest torso armor of any multiplayer class in the game, but its combination of accurate crossbow shots, solid melee weapon selection and board shields, and melee weapon proficiencies approaching the level of a dedicated melee class nonetheless give them advantages. They should not attempt to duel against archers at range unless they have cover -- the rapid shots of an archer will render them incapable of successfully reloading, while rapidly sapping their health.
Crossbows present a tradeoff of speed and damage -- the standard crossbow being quickest to reload, and the siege crossbow doing the most damage. The other dilemma is two-hander and extra bolts vs. one-hander and board shield for melee backup. If you find yourself rarely getting off more than 30 crossbow shots before dying anyway, then a board shield could add to your life span. The spiked staff provides a good level of reach, and can be used one or two-handed. The hammers provide an excellent surprise to anyone approaching you with a 1-handed weapon and shield -- as many people do when approaching ranged classes.