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The bolts that rangers use with their crossbows are predominantly made from metals; hence, to make bolts you will need a certain Smithing level depending upon what sort of bolt you wish to make. Fletching is useful when making bolts as it is not possible to make them work without first adding the flights (feathers). Equally, bolts may have a variety of tips attached, some of which allow the bolts to then be enchanted.

Bolts

To make bolts, you must first smith their shafts. Note that silver bolt shafts are crafted rather than smithed. You must then attach flights (feathers) to your bolts to finish them.

Bolt Step 1: Bolt Shafts Step 2: Bolt Flights
Shaft Bar Level Mining XP Level Fletching XP
(Per Bolt)
bronze bolt.gif
Bronze
bronze bolts.gif
Bronze bolts (unf) x10
bronze bar.gif
Bronze bar x1
3 Smithing 12.5 9 Fletching 0.5
blurite bolt.gif
Blurite *
blurite bolts.gif
Blurite bolts (unf) x10
blurite bar.gif
Blurite bar x1
8 Smithing 17.5 24 Fletching 1
iron bolt.gif
Iron
iron bolts.gif
Iron bolts (unf) x10
iron bar.gif
Iron bar x1
18 Smithing 25 39 Fletching 1.5
silver bolt.gif
Silver ~
silver bolt.gif
Silver bolts (unf) x10
silver bar.gif
Silver bar x1
21 Crafting 50 43 Fletching 2.5
steel bolt.gif
Steel
steel bolts.gif
Steel bolts (unf) x10
steel bar.gif
Steel bar x1
33 Smithing 37.5 46 Fletching 3.5
mithril bolt.gif
Mithril
mithril bolts.gif
Mithril bolts (unf) x10
mithril bar.gif
Mithril bar x1
53 Smithing 50 54 Fletching 5
Broad-Tipped Bolt.gif
Broad-tipped *

Unfinished broad bolts
N/A N/A N/A 55 Fletching 3
adamantite bolt.gif
Adamant
adamantite bolts.gif
Adamant bolts (unf) x10
adamantite bar.gif
Adamant bar x1
73 Smithing 62.5 61 Fletching 7
abyssalbane bolt.gif
Abyssalbane &
abyssalbane bolt.gif
Abyssalbane bolts (unf) x10
abyssalbane bar.gif
Abyssalbane bar x1
82 Smithing 75 80 Fletching 10
basiliskbane bolt.gif
Basiliskbane &
basiliskbane bolt.gif
Basiliskbane bolts (unf) x10
basiliskbane bar.gif
Basiliskbane bar x1
82 Smithing 75 80 Fletching 10
dragonbane bolt.gif
Dragonbane &
dragonbane bolt.gif
Dragonbane bolts (unf) x10
dragonbane bar.gif
Dragonbane bar x1
82 Smithing 75 80 Fletching 10
wallasalkibane bolt.gif
Wallasalkibane &
wallasalkibane bolt.gif
Wallasalkibane bolts (unf) x10
wallasalkibane bar.gif
Wallasalkibane bar x1
82 Smithing 75 80 Fletching 10
runite bolt.gif
Runite
runite bolts.gif
Runite bolts (unf) x10
rune bar.gif
Rune bar x1
88 Smithing 75 69 Fletching 10


* Blurite bolts are not available until you have completed The Knight's Sword quest.

* Broad-tipped bolts are not available until you have completed the Smoking Kills quest.

~ Silver bolts are crafted rather than smithed.

& You must have completed Ritual of the Mahjarrat to fletch these items and they are untradeable.

Tipped Bolts

Bolts may also be tipped with gems, pearls, barbs and grapples; this is all dependent on the type of bolt you have, of course. To fletch tips, use a chisel on the gem or pearl (barbed tips are available from the Ranging Guild; mithril grapple tips are smithed); Bakriminel bolt tips are purchased from Mami Rimba, and a number of tips will be made.

onyx warning1.jpg

You can make most types of tip simply by using a chisel on the correct gem, and this will normally allow you to choose how many gems to convert into tips. In the case of dragonstone and onyx, though, your character's natural reaction is going to be panic, so you will be presented with an option to change your mind.

Thankfully for those rangers who have saved up the vast quantity of tokkul needed to purchase an onyx from the TzHaar city, the same store there also sells onyx tips for a more reasonable price.

Once you have tips, you can use them on bolts of the correct type to attach them. The primary use of gem-tipped and pearl-tipped bolts is to then enchant them, granting them specific powers, which you can read about here.

Note that when you put a tip on a crossbow bolt you may no longer poison it.

Bolt Stage 1: Tips Stage 2: Bolts
Gem Level XP
(per gem)
Tips Bolt XP
(per tip)
bronze opal.gif
Opal
opal.gif
Opal
11 Fletching 1 opal tips.gif
Opal x12
bronze bolt.gif
Bronze
1.6
blurite jade.gif
Jade
jade.gif
Jade
26 Fletching 2 jade tips.gif
Jade x12
blurite bolt.gif
Blurite
2.4
iron pearl.gif
Pearl

Oyster pearl
41 Fletching 3 pearl tips.gif
Pearl x6
iron bolt.gif
Iron
3.2

Oyster pearls
pearl tips.gif
Pearl x24
steel topaz.gif
Red topaz
red topaz.gif
Red topaz
48 Fletching 3 red topaz tips.gif
Red topaz x12
steel bolt.gif
Steel
3.9
bronze barb.gif
Barbed
N/A 51 Fletching N/A barb tips.gif
Barbed
bronze bolt.gif
Bronze
9.5
mithril sapphire.gif
Sapphire
sapphire.gif
Sapphire
56 Fletching 4 sapphire tips.gif
Sapphire x12
mithril bolt.gif
Mithril
4.7
mithril emerald.gif
Emerald
emerald.gif
Emerald
58 Fletching 5 emerald tips.gif
Emerald x12
mithril bolt.gif
Mithril
5.5
mithril grapple.gif
Mithril grapple
N/A 59 Fletching N/A grapple tip.gif
Mithril grapple
mithril bolt.gif
Mithril
11
adamantite ruby.gif
Ruby
ruby.gif
Ruby
63 Fletching 6 ruby tips.gif
Ruby x12
adamantite bolt.gif
Adamantite
6.3
adamantite diamond.gif
Diamond
diamond.gif
Diamond
65 Fletching 7 diamond tips.gif
Diamond x12
adamantite bolt.gif
Adamantite
7
runite dragonstone.gif
Dragonstone
dragonstone.gif
Dragonstone
71 Fletching 8 dragonstone tips.gif
Dragonstone x12
runite bolt.gif
Runite
8.2
runite onyx.gif
Onyx

Onyx
73 Fletching 9 onyx tips.gif
Onyx x24
runite bolt.gif
Runite
9.4
ascendri bolts.gif
Ascendri
hydrix.gif
Hydrix
80 Fletching 10.6 hydrix bolt tips.gif
Hydrix x36
ascension bolts.gif
Ascension
10.6
bakriminel bolts.gif
Bakriminel
N/A 93 Fletching N/A bakriminel tips.gif
Bakriminel
bakriminel bolt.gif
Bakriminel
130

Enchanted Bolts

Some bolts can be enchanted using the Enchant Crossbow Bolt spell from the Standard Spellbook. The power given varies depending on the gem being enchanted - stronger gems will require more runes and a higher Magic level to enchant. Once bolts have been enchanted they have a small chance of unleashing their power when fired at opponents. Each spell cast will enchant up to 10 bolts - below is a table showing the different enchantments.

Bolt Level Runes XP Effect
bronze opal.gif
Opal
4 Magic crune.gif x1, arune.gif x2 9 Deals extra damage.
mithril sapphire.gif
Sapphire
7 Magic crune.gif x1, wrune.gif x1, chrune.gif x1 17 Siphons Prayer points from target.
blurite jade.gif
Jade
14 Magic crune.gif x1, erune.gif x2 19 Knocks down opponent.
iron pearl.gif
Pearl
24 Magic crune.gif x1, wrune.gif x2 29 Deals extra water-based damage.
mithril emerald.gif
Emerald
27 Magic crune.gif x1, arune.gif x3, nrune.gif x1 37 Greater chance of poisoning target.
steel topaz.gif
Topaz
29 Magic crune.gif x1, frune.gif x2 33 Lowers a player opponent's Magic.
adamantite ruby.gif
Ruby
49 Magic crune.gif x1, frune.gif x5, blrune.gif x1 59 Drains 10% of your life points, and 20% of the target's life points.
adamantite diamond.gif
Diamond
57 Magic crune.gif x1, erune.gif x10, lrune.gif x2 67 Ignores most of a target's ranged defence.
runite dragonstone.gif
Dragon
68 Magic crune.gif x1, erune.gif x15, srune.gif x1 78 Inflicts dragonfire damage.
runite onyx.gif
Onyx
87 Magic crune.gif x1, frune.gif x20, drune.gif x1 97 Deals extra damage and siphons life points.
ascendri bolts (e).gif
Ascendri
90 Magic crune.gif x1, frune.gif x20, drune.gif x1 120 On hitting a target, you may gain a deathmark for 15 seconds. While marked you gain 1% extra adrenaline per hit on any target. The mark can be refreshed while active.

Special Bolts

Some bolts are made in unusual ways, others are not made at all but purchased or dropped by creatures.

Bolt Level XP
(per bolt)
Notes
spikebolt.gif
Kebbit Members icon
32 Fletching 0.83 Kebbit-tipped hunting bolts do not require flights to be attached, and are made simply by using a chisel on the appropriate kebbit spike.
longspikebolt.gif
Long kebbit Members icon
42 Fletching 1.33 Long kebbit-tipped hunting bolts do not require flights to be attached, and are made simply by using a chisel on the appropriate kebbit spike.
fragment bolts.gif
Fragment Members icon
60 Fletching 0.5 Ascension fragment bolts need bronze bolts and ascension fragments. They do not need flights or shafts as these are provided by the bronze bolts.
ascension bolts.gif
Ascension Members icon
90 Fletching 20 Ascension bolts are made by fletching ascension shards, they do not need flights or shafts.
bakriminel bolt.gif
Bakriminel Members icon
93 Fletching 130 Bakriminel bolts can only be fletched near a Bloodwood tree and require bolt tips to be purchased from Mami Rimba. They do not require flights.
royal bolts.gif
Royal Members icon
N/A N/A Royal bolts are dropped by the creatures in the Grotworm Lair.


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