Ruby bolts (e)

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Enchanted ruby bolts are adamant bolts tipped with ruby bolt tips and enchanted with the spell Enchant Crossbow Bolt (Ruby) by a player with level 49 Magic. The spell enchants 10 ruby bolts at a time and uses 1 blood rune, 1 cosmic rune, and 5 fire runes.

Enchanted ruby bolts have a chance of activating the Blood Forfeit effect. When activated, damage dealt to the target will be 20% of the opponent's current Hitpoints with a cap of 100 damage[1] and at the cost of 10% of the player's current Hitpoints. The effect does not activate if the player cannot spare the hitpoints below 10. A long, shrieking noise can be heard when this activates.

For low hitpoint opponents, this effect can be disadvantageous because the effect overrides bolts damage; for example, the effect might only cause 15 damage while a regular hit would cause 30. For this reason, it is often useful to also bring enchanted diamond bolts to use at the end of a fight when ruby bolts cause diminishing returns.

This enchantment is especially effective against opponents with a high number of Hitpoints. These bolts are most often used in killing bosses, commonly against God Wars Dungeon bosses and Vorkath.

The special effect has a 11% chance of activating in PvP and a 6% of activating in PvM. If the player has completed the Hard Kandarin Diary then these values increase to 12.1% and 6.6% respectively. The Kandarin Diary boost is always active regardless of whether the headgear is equipped.[2]

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Blood Forfeit
The sound which can be heard when the Blood Forfeit effect is triggered.
Attack icon.png Attack bonusesA player activates the Blood Forfeit effect
A player activates the Blood Forfeit effect
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Defence icon.png Defence bonuses
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Melee.png Other bonusesSlot
Strength icon.pngRanged Strength icon.pngMagic Damage icon.pngPrayer icon.pngAmmo slot.png

Creation[edit | edit source]

Magic Magic4959.0
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Ticks3 (1.8s)
pxRuby bolts102,730
pxFire rune525
pxBlood rune1387
pxCosmic rune1173
Total Cost3,315
pxRuby bolts (e)101,640

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
16 April 2015
Completing the Kandarin Hard Diary now increases the chance of enchanted bolt special effects activating by 10%, even without wearing Kandarin headgear 3.
5 March 2015
(update | poll)
The chance of enchanted bolt special effects activating is increased by 10% wearing Kandarin headgear 3.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Kieren's Twitter account. 10 Jan 2017. Mod Kieren: "As many have noticed, ruby bolts have proven rather powerful in Raids due to the large health pools, we are going to cap ruby specs at 100."
  2. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 23 Apr 2015. Mod Ash: "We went with an increase of 10% as specified in the original blog."