What are the best bolts in Old School RuneScape?

If you consider crossbows as your weapon of choice in OSRS, then you should know that choosing your ammo is no way an easy call - there's just so many variants. No worries, our users suggested the best bolts in Old School RuneScape to help you gain leverage against your mighty opponents.

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    #1Onyx Bolts

    Onyx Bolts

    Onyx bolts are rune bolts with enchanted onyx. This ammunition can be crafted by a player with level 87 Magic through the Enchant Crossbow Bolt. It has a chance of triggering the Life Leech effect.

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    Elizabeth Watson
    Written on July 8, 2019
    "Im relatively new to the game and came upon onyx bolts on reddit... definitely top tier at the very least 🧐"
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    #2Dragon Bolts

    Dragon Bolts

    Dragon bolts are a type of crossbow ammo that has the highest ranged bonus of any bolt in the entire game. They can only be fired from an Armadyl crossbow, dragon crossbow, or dragon hunter crossbow. They can be wielded by Ranged level 64.

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    Ronald Castillo
    Written on July 8, 2019
    "Theyre very easy to use, but my problem is you really need a high level to get this. It's so worth the leveling up tho! "
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    #3Diamond Bolts

    Diamond Bolts

    Diamond bolts are adamant bolts tipped with Armor Piercing enchantment diamond. These bolts can be enchanted by using the spell Enchant Crossbow Bolt (Diamond) by a player with 57 Magic. This ammo increases the max by 15%.

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    Teresa Owens
    Written on July 8, 2019
    "best bolts for rune crossbow osrs! ALWAYS HAS BEEN. "
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    #4Ruby Bolts

    Ruby Bolts

    Ruby bolts are adamant bolts tipped powered by ruby tips a the spell Enchant Crossbow Bolt by a player with level 49 Magic. They can activate the Blood Forfeit effect, which sacrifices some of your HP to deal damage on the opponents.


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    Timothy White
    Written on July 8, 2019
    "been a big fan since runescape old school and man ruby bolts are the real deal but theyre criminally underrated 😤"
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    #5Sapphire Bolts

    Sapphire Bolts

    Sapphire bolts are mithril bolts fueled with sapphire bolt tips. They can be created through the Fletching skill. They require a player to have level 56 Fletching to use this.

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    Russell Peters
    Written on July 8, 2019
    "i have this weird fascination for mithril bolts... they just look so good."
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    #6Amethyst Broad Bolts

    Amethyst Broad Bolts

    Amethyst broad bolts are enhanced broad-tipped bolts. Much like any other variant of this ammo, they require a certain Slayer level and Ranged level to equip. They can be fired only by the runite, dragon hunter, dragon and Armadyl crossbows.

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    Bobby Simmons
    Written on July 8, 2019
    "i remember playing this crossbow way back in 2012 when it was first released according to Runescape wiki even though it just feels like 2 years to me! LMAO... crazy how time flies. "
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    #7Dragonstone Bolts

    Dragonstone Bolts

    Dragonstone Bolts are rune bolts flared up by the power of dragonfire that has a chance to trigger the Dragon's Breath effect. This deals significant bonus damage depending on the opponent's defense. It can be used by a player with level 68 Magic.

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    Vihaan Patil
    Written on July 8, 2019
    "Seriously the coolest background story in the game 🙌"
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    #8Emerald Bolts

    Emerald Bolts

    Emerald bolts are mithril bolts tipped with enchanted emerald. Emerald bolts can be enchanted through the spell Enchant Crossbow Bolt (Emerald) by a player with level 27 Magic. They have a chance of setting the Magical Poison debuff.

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    Tyler Webb
    Written on July 8, 2019
    "Not super impressive in the long run, but man. It will get you through the game!"

Summary

Best What are the best bolts in Old School RuneScape
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Onyx BoltsGame Elements 18 Paid
2Dragon BoltsGame Elements 12 Paid
3Diamond BoltsGame Elements 8 Paid
4Ruby BoltsGame Elements 3 Paid
5Sapphire BoltsGame Elements 3 Paid
6Amethyst Broad BoltsGame Elements 2 Paid
7Dragonstone BoltsGame Elements 1 Paid
8Emerald BoltsGame Elements 1 Paid
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