Ruby bolts (e)

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Ruby bolts (e)
Ruby bolts (e) 1.png Ruby bolts (e) 2.png Ruby bolts (e) 3.png Ruby bolts (e) 4.png Ruby bolts (e) 5.png
Released31 July 2006 (Update)
Quest itemNo
OptionsWield, Drop
ExamineEnchanted Ruby tipped Adamantite Crossbow Bolts.
Value138 coins
High alch82 coins
Low alch55 coins
Weight0 kg
Grand Exchange
Exchange71 coins (info)
Buy limit11,000
Daily volume2,777,442
Advanced data
Item ID9242
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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, requiring 46 Ranged to wield. The spell enchants 10 ruby bolts at a time and uses 1 blood rune, 1 cosmic rune, and 5 fire runes.

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Blood Forfeit
Ruby bolts special.gif
A player activates the Blood Forfeit effect
 Attack bonuses
 Defence bonuses
 Other bonusesSlot
StrengthRangedMagic damagePrayerAmmo slot

Special effect[edit | edit source]

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, oftentimes bosses such as Vorkath and Nex.

The special effect has a 11% chance of activating in PvP and a 6% chance 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]

Enchanted ruby bolts are particularly powerful in conjunction with the Zaryte crossbow's special attack, which will guarantee the effect of these bolts with 10% boosted effectiveness for a max hit of up to 110 if the player successfully hits their target.

This effect rolls its chance of activation regardless of whether or not it passes an accuracy roll.

Creation[edit | edit source]

Magic Magic49 (b)59
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Ticks3 (1.8s)
Ruby bolts 5.pngRuby bolts101,760
Fire rune.pngFire rune520
Blood rune.pngBlood rune1196
Cosmic rune.pngCosmic rune191
Total cost2,067
Ruby bolts (e) 5.pngRuby bolts (e)10710

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.

25 February 2016

The animation for the Ruby bolt (e) special attack has been replaced, since the original version caused numerous issues with NPCs such as Zulrah being turned invisible.

18 June 2007

The item's value was increased from 1 to 138.

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References[edit | edit source]

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