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Bolts are the ammunition used by Link to Crossbow (weapon) crossbows. Most types of bolts are made using a combination of the Skill icon of Smithing, File:Smithing icon.png Smithing and Skill icon of Fletching, File:Fletching icon.png Fletching skills; the metal component is made with Smithing, and Item image of %7B%7B%3AFeather%7D%7D, File:Feather.png feathers are added with Fletching. Certain special bolts can only be obtained through other methods, such as Link to Drops monster drops or Link to Shop#Types of shops specialist shops.

Different types of bolts can be stored in a Item image of %7B%7B%3Abolt+pouch%7D%7D, File:bolt pouch.png bolt pouch to conserve space. Like other Skill icon of Ranged, File:Ranged icon.png Ranged ammunition, bolts can occasionally be left on the ground after firing, able to be picked up by the player.

Types of bolts

Normal metal bolts

All of the following bolts can be made through the Smithing and Fletching skills, excluding Dragon; the unfinished bolts are obtained as a monster drop, and can be finished using Item image of %7B%7B%3Afeather%7D%7D, File:feather.png feathers. All metal bolts can be Link to Poison poisoned.

Metal Image Ranged Strength
Bronze Bronze bolts 5.png +10
Blurite Blurite bolts 5.png +28
Iron Iron bolts 5.png +46
Steel Steel bolts 5.png +64
Mithril Mithril bolts 5.png +82
Adamant Adamant bolts 5.png +100
Rune Runite bolts 5.png +115
Dragon Dragon bolts 5.png +122

Gem-tipped and enchanted bolts

Metal bolts can be enhanced by adding Link to Bolt tips gem bolt tips, which increases their Ranged Strength bonus. They can be further improved through Link to Enchant Crossbow Bolt enchantment, which adds an effect that will occasionally trigger in combat. With the completion of the Link to Kandarin Diary#Hard hard Kandarin Diary, bolts have a 10% increased base chance of activation.

Bolt type Image Enchantment Base

chance in PvP (with Diary)

Other notes Ranged Strength
Opal bolts (e) Opal bolts (e) 5.png Lucky Lightning: extra damage 5.0% (5.5%) +14
Jade bolts (e) Opal bolts (e) 5.png Earth's fury: chance of knocking the target to the ground 6.0% (6.6%) Agile targets may resist this +30
Pearl bolts (e) Jade bolts (e) 5.png Sea curse: chance of striking the target with a mighty bolt of water, dealing extra damage 6.0%


It will have more damage and a higher accuracy on fiery monsters (e.g. Chromatic dragons) +48
Topaz bolts (e) Topaz bolts (e) 5.png Down to earth: chance of lowering the target's Magic level 4.0%


Only works on another player +66
Sapphire bolts (e) Sapphire bolts (e) 5.png Clear mind: chance of lowering the target's Prayer points and giving part of them to the attacker 5.0%


Only works on another player +83
Emerald bolts (e) Emerald bolts (e) 5.png Magical poison: Chance of poisoning the opponent 54.0%


Poison damage starts at 5.

In PvM, the base chance is increased to 55.0%, which stacks with the diary boost.[1]

Ruby bolts (e) Ruby bolts (e) 5.png Blood forfeit: chance of removing 20% of the target's current Hitpoints 11.0%


This effect costs 10% of the attacker's own current Hitpoints.

In PvM, the base chance is reduced to 6.0%.[1]

Diamond bolts (e) Diamond bolts (e) 5.png Armour piercing: the bolts will negate a sizeable portion of the target's Ranged defence, and the special attack raises the bolts' maximum hit 5.0%


In PvM, the base chance is increased to 10.0%, which stacks with the diary boost.[1] +105
Dragonstone bolts (e) Dragonstone bolts (e) 5.png Dragon's breath: chance of inflicting a Dragonfire hit against the target 6.0%


Does not work if the target has protection against dragonfire, or are dragons themselves +117
Onyx bolts (e) Onyx bolts (e) 5.png Life leech: Chance of doing extra damage and healing the attacker by 25% of the damage dealt 10.0%


This does not work on the undead, as they have no "life" to leech.

In PvM, the base chance is increased to 11.0%, which stacks with the diary boost.[1]


Gem-tipped and enchanted dragon bolts

Dragon bolts are the only type of bolt that can accept all available gem bolt tips, excluding Amethyst bolt tips 1.png amethyst. All variants of enchanted dragon bolts have the same Ranged Strength of +122, but are otherwise identical in function to their inferior enchanted variants.

Name Image
Opal dragon bolts (e) Opal dragon bolts (e) 5.png
Jade dragon bolts (e) Jade dragon bolts (e) 5.png
Pearl dragon bolts (e) Pearl dragon bolts (e) 5.png
Topaz dragon bolts (e) Topaz dragon bolts (e) 5.png
Sapphire dragon bolts (e) Sapphire dragon bolts (e) 5.png
Emerald dragon bolts (e) Emerald dragon bolts (e) 5.png
Ruby dragon bolts (e) Ruby dragon bolts (e) 5.png
Diamond dragon bolts (e) Diamond dragon bolts (e) 5.png
Dragonstone dragon bolts (e) Dragonstone dragon bolts (e) 5.png
Onyx dragon bolts (e) Onyx dragon bolts (e) 5.png

Other player-made bolts

Silver bolts 1.png Silver bolts are much like other silver items, in that they are Skill icon of Crafting, File:Crafting icon.png crafted using an appropriate Item image of %7B%7B%3ABolt+mould%7D%7D, File:Bolt mould.png mould and a Link to furnace furnace. Silver bolts are the only Link to Weapons#Ranged weapons ranged weapons that can be used effectively against Vanstrom Klause chathead.png vampyres.



Ranged Strength
Silver Silver bolts 5.png +36

Item image of %7B%7B%3AKebbit+bolts%7D%7D, File:Kebbit bolts.png Kebbit bolts and Item image of %7B%7B%3Along+kebbit+bolts%7D%7D, File:long kebbit bolts.png long kebbit bolts are fletched from Item image of %7B%7B%3Akebbit+spike%7D%7D, File:kebbit spike.png kebbit spikes and Item image of %7B%7B%3Along+kebbit+spike%7D%7D, File:long kebbit spike.png long kebbit spikes, respectively. They can only be used with the Item image of %7B%7B%3AHunters%27+crossbow%7D%7D, File:Hunters' crossbow.png Hunters' crossbow.



Ranged Strength
Kebbit Kebbit bolts.png +28
Long kebbit Long kebbit bolts.png +38

Broad-tipped bolts

Unfinished broad bolts 1.png Unfinished broad bolts can be obtained through Turael chathead.png Slayer masters, either via Link to Slayer reward point Slayer reward points or with coins. In order to make them usable, the player must have bought the ability to fletch them in the Slayer rewards shop, after which they can add Item image of %7B%7B%3Afeather%7D%7D, File:feather.png feathers. They are primarily used in the Skill icon of Slayer, File:Slayer icon.png Slayer skill in order to harm creatures such as Turoth.png Turoth and Kurask.png Kurasks, which are resistant to all but a select few weapons that have a certain Slayer requirement. Outside of Slayer, broad bolts are often used as a cheaper alternative to adamant bolts, having the same Ranged Strength.



Ranged Strength
Normal Broad bolts 5.png +100
Amethyst Amethyst broad bolts 5.png +115

Bolts obtained through other means


Barbed bolts 1.png Barbed bolts are made from Bronze bolts 1.png bronze bolts by attaching Item image of %7B%7B%3Abarb+bolttips%7D%7D, File:barb bolttips.png barb bolttips, which can be purchased in the Link to Ranging Guild Ranging Guild using Item image of %7B%7B%3AArchery+ticket%7D%7D, File:Archery ticket.png archery tickets.



Ranged Strength
Barbed Barbed bolts 5.png +12

Bone bolts 1.png Bone bolts can be bought from Link to Nardok's Bone Weapons Nardok's Bone Weapons shop, and are only usable with the Item image of %7B%7B%3ADorgeshuun+crossbow%7D%7D, File:Dorgeshuun crossbow.png Dorgeshuun crossbow.



Ranged Strength
Bone Bone bolts 5.png +49

Through drops

Bolt rack 1.png Bolt racks are obtained from the Link to Barrows Barrows minigame, usable only with Item image of %7B%7B%3AKaril%27s+crossbow%7D%7D, File:Karil's crossbow.png Karil's crossbow.



Ranged Strength
Bolt rack Bolt rack 5.png +55

Mithril grapple

The Item image of %7B%7B%3AMith+grapple%7D%7D, File:Mith grapple.png Mithril grapple is used in conjunction with a Item image of %7B%7B%3Acrossbow%7D%7D, File:crossbow.png crossbow to grapple Skill icon of Agility, File:Agility icon.png Agility Link to shortcuts shortcuts and obstacles. They can break when used.

Ranged Strength comparison of standard ammunition

Metals Arrows Brutal arrows Bolts Darts Javelins Knives Throwing axes
Bronze +7 +11 +10 +1 +25 +3 +5
Iron +10 +13 +46 +3 +42 +4 +7
Steel +16 +19 +64 +4 +64 +7 +11
Black N/A +22 N/A +6 N/A +8 N/A
Mithril +22 +34 +82 +7 +85 +10 +16
Adamant +31 +45 +100 +10 +107 +14 +23
Rune +49 +60 +115 +14 +124 +24 +26
Dragon +60 N/A +122 +20 +150 N/A +47