The bowcaster (sometimes called the Wookiee Crossbow) was a Wookiee projectile weapon that fired a metal quarrel enveloped in energy. Some bowcasters were modified to fire pure energy. Some variants had a capacity of twenty-four shots. The bowcasters were magazine-loaded with usually six to ten explosive bolts per magazine. However some Wookiees developed a bowcaster that fired pure blaster bolts and no magazine was required. A quiver of 10 quarrels cost 50 credits and weighed 1 kilogram.