Artificer Attack 15Animate Arbalester

Your crossbow glows briefly as you infuse it with elemental life force. The weapon then alights, moving as you will it.

Daily        Arcane, Summoning, Weapon
Standard Action      Ranged 5

Requirement: You must be holding a crossbow.

Effect: You throw a crossbow you are holding into an unoccupied square within range. The crossbow has speed 0 and fly 6 (hover). The crossbow is considered to be a Small creature. When the animate arbalester drops to 0 hit points, it is not destroyed, and you don’t lose a healing surge. Instead, the crossbow returns to your hand. The animate arbalester cannot open or close a door or container, or pick up or drop an item. You can give the animate arbalester the following special command.

  Minor Action: Ranged 15/30; targets one creature; Intelligence vs. AC; 2[W] + Intelligence modifier damage.

Published in Eberron Player's Guide, page(s) 53.