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 Credits645,000, it is also a requisite ingredient for Akbolto Akbolto (x2) and Hystrix Hystrix.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 25
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64 175 Blueprint2 Blueprints Price:Credits6415,000


This weapon deals primarily Puncture b Puncture damage.


  • High Puncture b Puncture damage – effective against health.
  • On kill, bodies will follow the bolt that killed them, damaging anyone in their path and pinning the corpse to walls.
  • A Vazarin Pol polarity slot.


  • Low Impact b Impact and no Slash b Slash damage – less effective against shields.
  • Projectiles have travel time.
  • Noticeable muzzle climb during rapid fire, reducing ranged accuracy.


  • Bolto, compared to Akbolto:
    • Higher base damage (45.0 vs. 27.9)
      • Higher Impact b Impact damage (4.5 vs. 2.8)
      • Higher Puncture b Puncture damage (40.5 vs. 25.1)
    • Lower fire rate (6.83 rounds/sec vs. 10 rounds/sec)
    • Smaller magazine (15 rounds vs. 30 rounds)
    • Smaller max ammo capacity (60 rounds vs. 120 rounds)
    • Faster reload speed (1.3 s vs. 2.6 s)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (7 vs. 9)
    • Higher disposition (5 vs. 2)

Weapon LoadoutsEdit


  • 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 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.


  • Bolts pin killed enemies to walls or floors.
  • Unlike its akimbo variant, the Bolto doesn't have prime version.


  • Bolto in Codex.

Bolto Skins

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 21.0

  • Now available for use in Conclave.

Hotfix: Specters of the Rail 2.2

  • Fixed enemies not being alerted by the Bolto.

Update 16.8

  • Ormolu skin added.

Update 15.0

Update 11.3

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

Update 7.x Weapon Balance

  • 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

  • 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

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

Update 6.2

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

Update 5.3

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

Last updated: Update 22.15

See alsoEdit

  • Akbolto Akbolto, the dual wield counterpart of this gun.
  • Boltonfa Boltace, the melee counterpart of this gun.
  • Boltor Boltor, the rifle counterpart of this gun.
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