Ruby bolts (e)
|Ruby bolts (e)|
|Released||31 July 2006 (Update)|
|Examine||Enchanted Ruby tipped Adamantite Crossbow Bolts.|
|High alch||82 coins|
|Low alch||55 coins|
|Exchange||191 coins (info)|
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 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, such as black dragons. 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.
References[edit | edit source]
- 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."
- Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 23 Apr 2015. Mod Ash: "We went with an increase of 10% as specified in the original blog."
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