Bolts can be wielded by any player, but could not be fired if the equipped crossbow's minimum ranged level was below the equipped bolts' own minimum level. The more powerful a bolt was, the higher the minimum level requirement was.
Basic metal bolts had a minimum level that matched the corresponding basic crossbow. Adding a lower-level gem tip increased this minimum level by 10. Adding a higher-level gem tip increased this minimum level by 20 instead. Enchanting any gem-tipped bolt increased the minimum level by a further 10.
|Bolt type||Crossbow level needed||Compatible crossbows|