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Bloody Bolt
[Ammo] All RacesLv.25 WAR/THF/DRK/RNG
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bolt hp return
# Jun 19 2008 at 12:19 PM Rating: Default
This would be useful for soloing big time
bolt hp return
# Jun 19 2008 at 12:17 PM Rating: Default
Its a proven fact that int effects bolt HP return. Dont quote me but i believe its 2 int for every 1 hp drain increase
they do work on bats
# Oct 20 2006 at 10:10 AM Rating: Decent
Bloody bolts do work on bats, but they have alot of resistance to it. I have gotten them to fire off on bats in garlaige citadel--but not often. However, sleep bolts do not fire on bats at all.
they do work on bats
# Apr 09 2007 at 6:46 AM Rating: Default
Correction, as rare as it works, sleep bolts do work against bats. I'd imagine you need to keep your marksmanship capped. I fired one off on a set of incubus bats in Upper Delkfutt Tower and put them to sleep so I could Utsusemi. I was only able to get it to work once. However, it's not something I try to do often. I find most status bolts don't fire off their effects against bats very often at all, except Venom Bolts which seem to hit damn near every time.
These are the words of the Pharaoh. Pharaoh's word is Law. So let it be written. So shall it be DONE!
# Jul 30 2006 at 11:52 PM Rating: Decent
I find it hard to believe the i use 1xBloodyB.Heads and Ash lumberx1 to make 33 bolts at a time, has the recipe changed since the BoltHeads stack to 99 now?
High Quality 1 & 2
# Mar 19 2006 at 6:31 AM Rating: Decent
168 posts
At what level WW can I expect to HQ1 & HQ2 these. At the moment I am lvl 52 WW.
# Jan 16 2006 at 3:09 PM Rating: Decent
While I'm soloing on THF/NIN

I got these macros ready

/equip "ammo" "Acid Bolt"
/ra <t>

/equip "ammo" "Venom Bolt"
/ta <t>

/equip "ammo" "Blind Bolt"
/ra <t>

/equip "ammo" "Sleep Bolt"
/ra <t>

/equip "ammo" "Bloody Bolt"
/ra <t>

And use at freewill.
RE: Hey
# Jun 20 2006 at 1:10 AM Rating: Good
102 posts
For soloing does anyone else cheat and use a long /ra macro?

I mean..
/ra <t>
/wait 9
/ra <t>
/wait 9
/ra <t>
(wait is just long enough to take swings with daggers, different depending on your bow or xbow)

Just for skilling up mostly I guess, just putting that out there if it hadn't been thought of. Also use it extensivly in the BCNM Worms Turn...

Also.. I like having my /equip 'bolt' macros separate from any /ra <t>

For example.. pulling, swap in acid as I'm running around but then hit a /p text macro for the actual pull. Running back to camp might swap to a blind and then use that whenever I've got the opportunity. Just seems hazardous to put the /ra <t> in the actual switch, thats just me.
RE: Hey
# Mar 14 2006 at 12:57 AM Rating: Decent
So what do you put to change the ranged weapon?
RE: Hey
# Mar 29 2006 at 1:20 AM Rating: Decent
558 posts

Edited, Wed Mar 29 00:17:43 2006
RE: Hey
# Mar 15 2006 at 2:29 PM Rating: Default
there bolts.
bolts are fired by a crossbow
there is no need to change the weapon if your using just bolts.

but just so you know it's: /equip Range "Weapons name"
RE: Hey
# Mar 14 2006 at 12:56 AM Rating: Decent
Double post -_-

Edited, Mon Mar 13 23:54:07 2006
50 WoodWorking
# Dec 09 2005 at 10:40 PM Rating: Decent
Man im like 50 in WW and i failed on the stupid Bloody Bolts 2 times in a row i was soo pissed its only a fricked 16 craft i should be HQing it and it costs like 35k to even make em on Odin i miss Ifrit - - - (LS: MeltingPot) /t Sylador on Odin if interested in Joining
drained ammount
# Nov 01 2005 at 9:24 PM Rating: Decent
Try Slime type mobs

I hit 80+hp drain on them Camping Oozes forever

BTW anyone know a good slime mob to camp for oils? just hit 20 alchemy and need a cheap way to make oils figure ill farm them

Also by good i mean a level 54 THF can beat them and there is a high concentration of them

thx in advance
Bloody bolts
# Sep 29 2005 at 10:01 AM Rating: Decent
Quite simply put....

These are the only bolts i will use on my DRK
RE: Bloody bolts
# Jun 17 2006 at 10:59 AM Rating: Decent
why not use acid bolts if you have marksmenship leveld on a drk?
I Love These
# Aug 29 2005 at 4:17 PM Rating: Good
Im new to Thf and start using these the other day and all i can say is WOW!. Using Acid + Venom sometimes Blind then Bloddy Bolts in that order until its dead. Im chaining T's in Qufim with my lvl 25 thf/nin and im now 27. I still cant believe how good these are. A bit pricey so i need to start crafting ;) But man these things rock. Peace All

Edited, Mon Aug 29 17:31:31 2005
Changing bolts using macros
# Aug 19 2005 at 4:01 PM Rating: Decent
I just started skilling up Marksmenship with my thief for ranger but i'm sick of having to manually change the bolts for when i need some hp.

If anyone will post what to type in for the macros to change bolts you will be greatly appriciated

Thank you for any replies

Edited, Fri Aug 19 17:15:32 2005
RE: Changing bolts using macros
# Aug 31 2005 at 12:17 PM Rating: Excellent
21 posts
/equip Ammo "Insert Ammo name"
bloody bolts
# Aug 17 2005 at 3:42 PM Rating: Decent
im a 56thf and i use these for soloing, farming, NM hunting just bout everything even when im in exp pty and i run outta reg ammo i use these if i have em on me.
i can h.q 99 at a shot most of the time. so really cheap for me.

and last but not least i have drained upto 72hp
but if u bolt more than hit with dagger sword etc the drains will not all be the same mine range between ??? & 72 hp. when full hp u only get bolt dmg from mob no drained hp
# Jun 23 2005 at 11:17 AM Rating: Decent
Ya problem is they cost a lot for non crafters. And
even then the bolts are a bit pricy from time to time...that's the only reason keeping me from buying them from time to time.
# Mar 13 2005 at 2:03 AM Rating: Decent
Regarding the amount of HP drained from a mob, cnosider this scenario. Lets say the mob is even match: would a Lv.1 xbow drain more HP than a Lv.60 xbow? Does the Lv. xbow matter. Yes it will do less "damage" but will they drain the same amount of HP. I must find out. Cuz i like the way Power Crossbow looks, and the AGI+1 is nice. Im a level 72 DRK, so i want to carry Xbow and bloods, instead of bomb core, i threw it on accident >< So i was wondering if i should keep Powercrossbow or upgrade to Armburst (3m on Quetzalcoatl ; ;, you are unable to buy for 2m) Please tell me, i asked several high lv. RNG on my server, but no one really knows for sure, and im not rich enought to test it out. Thanks.
RE: Question
# Mar 15 2005 at 3:25 PM Rating: Excellent
2,214 posts
No, the level of bow does not matter for any of the procing bolts. Basically, all it will do is determine the amount of damage you do. Since I do more dmg with my drain then I do with the bolt itself, I don't really consider it too much of a pressing matter to have a high level xbow. But to each their own. What does matter is your <Marksmanship> level. The lower you are the more chance of miss, proc failure, and the less amount of hp drain. Also, what mobs you are attacking. Undead and life draining mobs (e.g. wights, bogies, ghosts and bats) you can not drain at all. Pure magical mobs (elementals, ahriman, hecteyes) you can't drain much out of (I average about 15-20 against them at lvl 40+). However, you get yourself a good beastman and well, you are draining them for more then they are hitting you. I only wish that ninja could use a crossbow, and I don't know why every war/nin out there isn't using them. No offense to the pally, but imagine a tank that can take more dmg, deal more dmg, skillchain, and require no healing during battle... You can keep your 10 million gil gear and give me a tank that uses this:)

And for any thfs out there, these give you infinite farming abilities... imagine never needing to take a knee... hours of farming fun:)... just use wisely:)

Now they just need to make MP drain arrows, and my rdm will be happy:)
Bloody Bolt
# Mar 05 2005 at 12:03 PM Rating: Decent
The Bloody bolt apears to be one of the best bolts you can have for soling, however there is a misconception on the way these bolts work.. Regarding the HP drain, it always drains HP on hit with the noted exceptions(bats and undead), if you have full HP it just doesn't give you any HP.. it's still drained from the target.. max HP given to me from drain has been right around 48-55hp on my lvl 35 thf.. with 22 marksmanship..
# Mar 03 2005 at 3:16 PM Rating: Decent
i have been lvling my archery thinking that is what i needed as a thf now im gonna switch thx ev1 for posts.
not very true...
# Feb 25 2005 at 2:46 PM Rating: Decent
I saw 2 things that are not very correct...
Used them yesterday with my 31 Thief / 17 Ranger
and I can tell u what I got:

1. I drained 61 HPs at times and 50 HPs so its NOT 10-20 HPs!

2. It doesnt drain EVERY time the bolt hits. Most times u hit it will drain but at times it doesnt!

Was soloing for a Pal.... (sp) Mines Key and was at full HP after 30 mins NON-STOP soloing...I LOVE THESE BOLTS :)

RE: not very true...
# Mar 01 2005 at 9:38 AM Rating: Good
190 posts
Amount drained depends on level difference. It will drain a lot more from Easy Prey then from Incredibly Tough.

It will NEVER drain if you are at full HP. If you are shooting things and hitting but have full HP, guess what, HP Drained = 0.
RE: not very true...
# Oct 20 2006 at 10:05 AM Rating: Decent
It still drains from the target if you are at max hp, it just does not give you any health--what you dont need in health goes to waste.
Additional Effect?
# Jan 09 2005 at 1:58 AM Rating: Decent
140 posts
On melee weapons Additional effect only happens every once in a while, is this the same for arrows?
RE: Additional Effect?
# Jan 30 2005 at 12:09 PM Rating: Decent
258 posts
No, as long as it hits, you will get the effect
RE: Additional Effect?
# Feb 10 2005 at 4:10 PM Rating: Excellent
2,214 posts
Actually, that is not quite correct. The effect is GREATLY more applicable, however, your level verses the mob level, as well as the mobs resistance to the item. E.g. do not use Bloody or sleep bolts on Undead or Bats... it's just a waste of a perfectly good bolt. I have found that <IT procs (happens) about 100% of the time. However, with IT and stronger (e.g. IT+ or IT++) I get a sucess rate of 99 down to about 80% (IT++). Now don't get me wrong, a thf at lvl 30 using this things against an IT will hit about 40-60% of the time (depending on the food), so, out of 1 stack of bolts, say 40 bolts will hit, out of those 40 bolts 38 of them will drain life. The reason I know this is I tried the lvl 30 BNCM (stupid me was not capped on my Marksmanship at the time) and did the Sleep Bolt trick... We only died once, but we did fail horribly (had the mob within 100 hp 2 or 3 times... which sucks more then being slaughtered in my book... cause if I had just did 1 more sneak attack... or if the RNG did one more Weapon Skill... or if the SMN got one more AF off... shoulda-woulda-coulda:().

Anyways, They are Much better then the weapons, and I swear by them. But 1 you need to cap out your marksmanship... The lvl of marskmanship DIRECTLY effects their ability to trigger. And 2, It will miss from time to time even when you are capped. So expect it to fail once and a while.. Basically, the are the mirror image of a status weapon... Instead of failing every time they succeed every time with a couple of random failures you might miss:).

Ok, that is my rant for the day:)
# Jan 04 2005 at 9:46 AM Rating: Decent
596 posts
10-20 drained each hit?

I solo'd Even Match mobs when raising Marksmanship from over 60 levels below cap, thanks to RNG great accuracy I hit almost every time. Mobs would hit me for about 30-40 dmg, and my HP would INCREASE. I was draining anywhere frmo 40-80 hp. Something has to be said about Bloody Bolts when you can solo a Tough tiger with only one Utsusemi cast when they can do Razor Fangs for easily over 100 dmg. These are UBAR.
# Jan 04 2005 at 9:46 AM Rating: Decent
596 posts
10-20 drained each hit?

I solo'd Even Match mobs when raising Marksmanship from over 60 levels below cap, thanks to RNG great accuracy I hit almost every time. Mobs would hit me for about 30-40 dmg, and my HP would INCREASE. I was draining anywhere frmo 40-80 hp. Something has to be said about Bloody Bolts when you can solo a Tough tiger with only one Utsusemi cast when they can do Razor Fangs for easily over 100 dmg. These are UBAR.
The Real Stats
# Nov 17 2004 at 4:11 PM Rating: Decent
This picture doesn't have the correct jobs that can use these, however the item description above it is correct. The correct stats are as follows:

Bloody bolt
(Marksmanship) All Races
DMG:1 Delay:240
Additional effect: HP drain

Edited, Wed Nov 17 16:13:59 2004
The Real Stats
# Nov 17 2004 at 4:10 PM Rating: Decent

Edited, Wed Nov 17 16:11:33 2004
#REDACTED, Posted: Nov 15 2004 at 1:43 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I was recently checking my items at AH in sandy. I had my prized bloody bolts up for sale from my recent synths. To my utter amazement and frustration someone had undercut everyone else by whole 2k. I immediately sent him a tell why he was ruining the Valefor economy on bloody bolts. he told me that it was a mistake and that he had meant to put em up for the regular price(3.2k). It wasnt later that i went back to look anothe time that i found that he had sold 3 stacks at 1k instead of just one. my only question to undercutters is why would you do something like that to an already fast selling item.And if you absolutely must undercut why a whole 2k?
# Nov 13 2004 at 1:36 PM Rating: Decent
i was able to start crafting these @ woodworking lvl 9, out of 5 stacks of crystals i lost maybe 8 (on windsday, moon 18-21%) got from lvl9-13
Just want to say
# Nov 01 2004 at 5:45 PM Rating: Excellent
18 posts
I have to proclaim my love for these little beauties...

They go for about 3k a stack on my server at non Jeuno AH's and they making farming a dream. Slap them on my WAR / THF and I never have to rest!

It makes going after Cockatrices and the like breezy.

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