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The Bolto fires slow, heavy bolts that are capable of impaling enemies to walls.

The Bolto is a Tenno secondary that fires piercing bolts with a noticeable travel time.

This weapon can be sold for Credits64.png 5,000, it is also a requisite ingredient for Akbolto.png Akbolto (x2) and Hystrix.png Hystrix.

Characteristics[]

This weapon deals primarily DmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture damage.

Advantages:

Disadvantages:

  • Low DmgImpactSmall64.png Impact and no DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash damage – less effective against shields and health.
  • Projectiles have travel time.
  • Extremely low status chance.
  • Noticeable muzzle climb during rapid fire, reducing ranged accuracy.

Comparisons:

Acquisition[]

The Bolto's blueprint can be purchased from the Market.

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64.png
20,000
Lato.png
1
PolymerBundle.png
800
OrokinCell.png
2
Neurodes.png
2
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 25
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 175 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png15,000

Notes[]

  • Bolts pin killed enemies to walls or floors.
  • Bolto can puncture a container and has a 100% chance to destroy the container behind it. The Akbolto.png Akbolto does not have this capability.
  • Upon release, the Bolto created no noise when fired, making it SILENT, but in its upgrade section of the Arsenal its noise level was listed as ALARMING. This was because enemies may still be alerted if the player hits the ground around the target. This was a bug and is no longer the case as of Hotfix: Specters of the Rail 2.2 (2016-08-10), Bolto (along with Akbolto and Telos Akbolto) are now ALARMING at all times.
  • Unlike its akimbo variant, the Bolto doesn't have a prime version.

Tips[]

  • Higher fire rate can be achieved by tapping the trigger at specific intervals, not quickly tapping the trigger, as the fire rate will be lower.
    • Pacing shots allows the Bolto to recover from a shot's muzzle climb, improving the accuracy of the following shot.
  • The innate Vazarin Pol.svg polarity can somewhat limit elemental modding potential, thus making it a less desirable polarity for elemental modding. If you wish to focus more on elemental damage, then it is recommended to either ignore the polarity or use Forma to turn it into a more suitable polarity.

Media[]

Bolto Skins Edit

Patch History[]

Update 21.0 (2017-06-29)

  • Now available for use in Conclave.

Hotfix: Specters of the Rail 2.2 (2016-08-10)

  • Fixed enemies not being alerted by the Bolto.

Update 16.8 (2015-06-10)

  • Ormolu skin added.

Update 15.0 (2014-10-24)

Update 11.3 (2013-12-12)

  • Slightly more damage, more crit, projectile speed increase.

Update 7.x Weapon Balance (2013-03-22)

  • Added Recoil and Accuracy values.
  • Derived a new projectile type for use with Akimbo model since projectile controls accuracy.
  • Solo model is twice more accurate.
  • Projectile speed increased from 40 to 65.
  • Added force feedback to firing sounds.

Update 6.5 (2013-02-22)

  • Bolto projectiles should now be less affected by lag and more reliable at hitting targets.
  • Fixed Bolto projectiles firing in the wrong direction when standing close to an object.

Hotfix 6.3.1 (2013-02-15)

  • Fixed an issue with Bolto projectiles velocity slowing to zero while in the air still.

Update 6.2 (2013-02-08)

  • Fixed Bolto & Javelin projectiles carrying enemies for unrealistic distances.

Update 5.3 (2013-01-10)

  • Weapon Blueprint for Bolto added.
  • Fixed Bolto and powers inflating player weapon accuracy.

Last updated: Hotfix 24.1.5 (2018-12-13)

See also[]

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