This weapon used to fire at a slightly quicker rate than normal crossbows, but due to a hidden update, was reduced to normal crossbow speed.
NPC firing animations for the Dorgeshuun crossbow were adjusted on 9 November2009.
Before the Evolution of Combat this weapon used to have a special attack called Snipe which would increase accuracy on an unsuspecting opponent (i.e. if the opponent was not looking your way when you used the special attack) and also lowered the opponent's defence by 1/10 of the amount of damage inflicted. It is one of the few weapons that did not see its special attack return with the release of Legacy Mode.