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This article is about the item used as ammunition. For the category of Magic spells, see Bolt spells.
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Bolts are the ammunition used by crossbows. Most types of bolts are made using a combination of the Smithing and Fletching skills, the initial bolts being made with Smithing, and feathers being added with Fletching. Certain special bolts can only be obtained through other methods, such as monster drops or specialist shops.

Bolts may be used with crossbows that are lower level than themselves, but their damage will be capped at the crossbow's level.[1] For example, if one were to use level 80 royal bolts with the level 50 rune crossbow, the bolts would perform as level 50 runite bolts.

Different types of bolts can be stored in a bolt pouch to conserve space. Bolts sometimes survive shots, so you can pick up your fired bolts.

Types of bolts

Non-enchanted bolts

Level Bolt type Cost Damage
1 Bronze bolts 5 Bronze 33 48
5 Fragment bolts 4 Fragment N/A 48
10 Iron bolts 5 Iron 39 96
Opal bolts 5 Opal 24
20 Steel bolts 5 Steel 62 192
Pearl bolts 5 Pearl 60
25 Black bolts 5 Black 35 240
Jade bolts 5 Jade N/A
30 Mithril bolts 5 Mithril 112 288
Topaz bolts 5 Topaz 140
40 Adamant bolts 5 Adamant 182 384
Sapphire bolts 5 Sapphire 123
50 Runite bolts 5 Runite 949 480
Emerald bolts 5 Emerald 199
Ruby bolts 5 Ruby 240
Broad-tipped bolts 5 Broad-tipped 36
60 Diamond bolts 5 Diamond 295 576
Dragon bolts 5 Dragonstone 1,066
70 Bolt rack 5 Bolt rack 131 672
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx 7,926
80 Royal bolts 5 Royal 41 768
85 Wyvern spines 5 Wyvern spines 342 816
90 Ascension bolts 4 Ascension 61 864
Ascendri bolts 4 Ascendri 9,721 902
92 Blight bolts 5 Blight 516 883

Gem-tipped and enchanted bolts

Smithable metal bolts can be enhanced by adding gem bolt tips. These have a higher Damage stat, and a correspondingly raised minimum crossbow level needed to fire them with uncapped damage. They can be further improved by enchantment, which raises both the damage and level requirement even further.

Each type of enchanted bolt has a unique effect that triggers randomly with auto-attacks. These are described in the table below.

Level Bolt type Cost Damage Enchantment
20 Opal bolts (e) 5 Opal (e) 24 192 Lucky lightning: +10% damage.
30 Pearl bolts (e) 5 Pearl (e) 44 288 Sea curse: +15% more damage to enemies that are weak to water. Performs 15% less damage on enemies that are weak to fire. Stops enemies from running in PvP.
35 Jade bolts (e) 5 Jade (e) N/A 336 Earth's fury: Stun your opponent for 4.8 seconds. Only Binds in PvP.
40 Topaz bolts (e) 5 Topaz (e) 71 384 Down to earth: Reduce your opponents magic level by 2 and damage by 1%. Caps at 10 levels and 5% damage.
50 Sapphire bolts (e) 5 Sapphire (e) 133 480 Clear mind: Steal 5% of your maximum prayer points from your opponent.
60 Emerald bolts (e) 5 Emerald (e) 278 576 Magical poison: Poison your enemy for 4% of your weapon damage.
Ruby bolts (e) 5 Ruby (e) 212 Blood forfeit: Deal damage worth 20% of your enemy’s life points, while also dealing 10% of your own life points to yourself. Damage dealt to players caps at 3,000.
70 Diamond bolts (e) 5 Diamond (e) 401 672 Armour piercing: Hit with 100% accuracy and deal up to 15% more damage.
Dragon bolts (e) 5 Dragon (e) 320 Dragon's breath: Hit your opponent a second time for 25% of your current attack as dragonfire. Dragons and those under dragonfire protection are immune.
80 Onyx bolts (e) 5 Onyx (e) 8,066 768 Life leech: Heal up to 25% of damage potential (capping at 2.5k) and dealing 25% more damage.
90 Ascendri bolts (e) 4 Ascendri (e) 9,865 902 Deathmark: Instantly provide 10% adrenaline and an additional 1% adrenaline from basic abilities for 15 seconds.

Enchanted bakriminel bolts

Bakriminel bolts are fletched by players from Bloodwood logs. The unfinished bolts must be assembled with the tips while standing close to the tree that the logs were cut from, or the logs and unfinished bolts will disintegrate. These very high level bolts are especially damaging against mages in PvP with specific targeted attacks. They can be enhanced by adding gem bolt tips and can be further improved by enchanting them.

Level Bolt type Cost Damage Enchantment
99 Opal bakriminel bolts (e) 5 Opal (e) 511 912 Lucky lightning: +10% damage.
Pearl bakriminel bolts (e) 5 Pearl (e) 445 Sea curse: +15% more damage to enemies that are weak to water. Performs 15% less damage on enemies that are weak to fire. Stops enemies from running in PvP.
Jade bakriminel bolts (e) 5 Jade (e) 433 Earth's fury: Stun your opponent for 4.8 seconds. Only Binds in PvP.
Red topaz bakriminel bolts (e) 5 Red topaz (e) 466 Down to earth: Reduce your opponents magic level by 2 and damage by 1%. Caps at 10 levels and 5% damage.
Sapphire bakriminel bolts (e) 5 Sapphire (e) 609 Clear mind: Steal 5% of your maximum prayer points from your opponent.
Emerald bakriminel bolts (e) 5 Emerald (e) 843 Magical poison: Poison your enemy for 4% of your weapon damage.
Ruby bakriminel bolts (e) 5 Ruby (e) 3,112 Blood forfeit: Deal damage worth 20% of your enemy’s life points, while also dealing 10% of your own life points to yourself. Damage dealt to players caps at 3,000.
Diamond bakriminel bolts (e) 5 Diamond (e) 3,057 Armour piercing: Hit with 100% accuracy and deal up to 15% more damage.
Dragonstone bakriminel bolts (e) 5 Dragonstone (e) 1,730 Dragon's breath: Hit your opponent a second time for 25% of your current attack as dragonfire. Dragons and those under dragonfire protection are immune.
Onyx bakriminel bolts (e) 5 Onyx (e) 9,849 Life leech: Heal up to 25% of damage potential (capping at 2.5k) and dealing 25% more damage.
Hydrix bakriminel bolts (e) 5 Hydrix (e) 11,827 Deathmark: Instantly provide 10% adrenaline and an additional 1% adrenaline from basic abilities for 15 seconds.

Player-made bolts

Ascension bolts detail

Store-bought bolts

Broad-tipped bolts detail

Bolts obtained as drops

Royal bolts detail

Bane bolts

Wallasalkibane bolt detail

Bane bolts are available after completion of the Ritual of the Mahjarrat quest. They are made by casting Tune Bane Ore on Bane ore, smelting the ore, smithing the bars on the tempered anvil in Kethsi, and fletching them with Feathers. The Tune Bane Ore spell enhances the weapon to be more effective against a specific creature, depending on the item it is tuned with. There are four types of bane bolts:

Hand cannon

Hand cannon shot detail

The Hand cannon is also classed as a crossbow, and thus its shot are considered "bolts". However it fires at an average speed, but does more damage than a one-handed crossbow or dual-wielded crossbow. It can only fire Hand cannon shot, which can be obtained as a drop from the monsters at the Chaos Dwarf Battlefield. They can also be bought from the Grand Exchange.

References

  1. ^ Mod Michelle. "Patch Notes - Archive." July 9, 2013. RuneScape Forums.