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Steel BoltDwarvenbolt

Steel and Dwarven Bolts, respectively.
For other uses, see Bolt.

Bolts are projectiles fired by crossbows in The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard.

Unlike arrows, which are slung across the back, bolts are worn at the hip in a quiver. Similarly to arrows, bolts can be forged using the Smithing skill (however, as noted below, only after the quest Ancient Technology has been started).

TypesEdit

Name DamageIcon WeightIcon GoldIcon Description Item ID
Steel Bolt 10 0 1 - xx000BB3
Dwarven Bolt 14 0 3 - xx00D099
Exploding Steel Bolt of Fire 10 0 5 Explodes for 10 points of fire damage. xx00F1A0
Exploding Steel Bolt of Ice 10 0 5 Explodes for 10 points of frost damage to Health and Stamina. xx00F1B7
Exploding Steel Bolt of Shock 10 0 5 Explodes for 10 points of shock damage to Health and half that to Magicka. xx00F1BC
Exploding Dwarven Bolt of Fire 14 0 15 Explodes for 15 points of fire damage. xx00F1B1
Exploding Dwarven Bolt of Ice 14 0 15 Explodes for 15 points of frost damage to Health and Stamina. xx00F1BB
Exploding Dwarven Bolt of Shock 14 0 15 Explodes for 15 points of shock damage to Health and half that to Magicka xx00F1B9

CraftingEdit

Recipes yield bolts in stacks of ten. Forging Exploding Bolts requires ten steel or Dwarven bolts and either fire salts, frost salts or void salts, which yields Fire Bolts, Frost Bolts and Shock Bolts, respectively.

Note: Bolts may only be crafted after starting Sorine's quests to find schematics

Attributes by pieceEdit

Name Firewood Steel Ingot Dwarven Metal Ingot Fire Salts Frost Salts Void Salts Steel Bolt Dwarven Bolt
Steel Bolt (10) 1 1
Dwarven Bolt (10) 1 1
Exploding Steel Bolt of Fire 1 10
Exploding Steel Bolt of Ice 1 10
Exploding Steel Bolt of Shock 1 10
Exploding Dwarven Bolt of Fire 1 10
Exploding Dwarven Bolt of Ice 1 10
Exploding Dwarven Bolt of Shock 1 10

Unlimited boltsEdit

To obtain an unlimited number of bolts, perform one of the following methods:

Method AEdit

  1. At the beginning of the quest, Dawnguard, bring Agmaer to Fort Dawnguard.
  2. Upon completion of the quest, Agmaer will be given a crossbow by Isran, and told to shoot at a set of crates.
  3. Begin to collect. Collection is a slow process, as he fires a bolt roughly every 8 seconds. He continues to fire bolts until completion of the next quest.

Method BEdit

  1. Find a Hold Guard that is shooting arrows repetitively at a target/practice dummy. The best place to do this is in Solitude near the Castle Dour courtyard.
  2. Pickpocket his bow and arrows. May require perks to be unlocked first.
  3. Replace the bow with a crossbow (any kind) and give him a bolt (any kind will do, and only one of the bolts needs to be given).
  4. Retrieve the bolts as they are fired at the target.

Method CEdit

  1. Give a Crossbow to a follower and take away their melee weapons, giving them only a few bolts.
  2. Engage in a series of battles.
  3. Search the corpses of enemies to find the bolts. Since followers have an unlimited number of projectiles, this method can be used endlessly.

Method DEdit

  1. When the Dragonborn arrives at Fort Dawnguard for the first time, Durak will be shooting bolts at a tree on the path leading up to the fort.
  2. When he is spoken to, he may be asked what he's shooting with, and he'll hand over a crossbow and bolts; but don't talk to him yet, as he may stop shooting.
  3. Stand by the stump and pluck the bolts out every few minutes before they disappear.
  4. Occasionally, he will stop shooting for a long time. Turn and look at him, as this may get him shooting again; walking toward him, or backing away from the tree may also make him start again.
  5. When enough bolts have been collected, talk to him and get the crossbow and 45 more bolts.
  6. Collecting bolts from Durak seems a bit faster than collecting bolts from Agmaer, possibly because Isran keeps 'encouraging' him.

TriviaEdit

GalleryEdit

BugsEdit

  •  PC   PS3   360  The bolt quiver does not fit several armor or clothing pieces not found in the The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard DLC and actually has a visible space between it and the equipped apparel - This is due to the bolts being fixed as a quiver slot, and as the character leans forward, the bolts do the same.

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