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950 – 1,050
Req. level
Account Bound on Use
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Bolt swing.jpg

Electric effect on weapon swing.

Bolt footfalls.jpg

Footfall effect.

Superior Sigil of Air.png Superior Sigil of Air
Offensive Infusion Slot Unused Offensive Infusion Slot

— In-game description

Bolt is a Legendary sword crafted in the Mystic Forge.


Mystic Forge
Output qty.



  • Lightning surrounds the weapon when it is drawn.
  • Lightning surrounds the user's body when the sword is drawn if equipped in main hand slot.
  • Leaves trails of lightning when slashing.
  • Unique sound effects when slashing and striking.
  • Lightning footprints when walking and the weapon is equipped (does not need to be drawn).
  • Mesmer clones will inherit all the graphic and sound effects of Bolt when wielded in the main hand.
  • Enemies killed by Bolt will display electrocution death animations.
  • Using the Impale skill on warrior will still display the default sword.

Special Changes for Thieves:

  • Projectile stolen skills such as Throw Scale have electric effects on hit.

Full Material List[edit]

Bolt requires the following:

Required item Primary ingredients Component materials
Gift of Mastery.png Gift of Mastery Bloodstone Shard.png Bloodstone Shard
200 Skill point.png
250 Obsidian Shard.png Obsidian Shard
525,000 Karma.png or 3,750 Fractal Relic.png Fractal Relics or 250 Laurel.png Laurels1 or 12,500 Bandit Crest.png Bandit Crests 5
Gift of Exploration.png Gift of Exploration
World Completion
Gift of Battle.png Gift of Battle
500 Badge of Honor.png Badges of Honor
Gift of Fortune.png Gift of Fortune 250 Glob of Ectoplasm.png Glob of Ectoplasm
77 Mystic Clover.png Mystic Clover
~231 Mystic Coin.png Mystic Coins
~231 Glob of Ectoplasm.png Globs of Ectoplasm
~231 Obsidian Shard.png Obsidian Shards
     (485,100 Karma.png or 3,465Fractal Relic.png Fractal Relics or 231 Laurel.png Laurels or 11,550 Bandit Crest.png Bandit Crests)
~231 Crystal.png Crystals or ~1,386 Philosopher's Stone.png Philosopher's Stones
    (cost of either: 139 Skill point.png)
Gift of Magic.png Gift of Magic
250 Vial of Powerful Blood.png Vials of Powerful Blood
250 Powerful Venom Sac.png Powerful Venom Sacs
250 Elaborate Totem.png Elaborate Totems
250 Pile of Crystalline Dust.png Piles of Crystalline Dust
Gift of Might.png Gift of Might
250 Vicious Fang.png Vicious Fangs
250 Armored Scale.png Armored Scales
250 Vicious Claw.png Vicious Claws
250 Ancient Bone.png Ancient Bones
Gift of Bolt.png Gift of Bolt 2 Icy Runestone.png Icy Runestones x100
100 Gold coin total, bought from Rojan the Penitent
Superior Sigil of Air.png Superior Sigil of Air
Gift of Metal.png Gift of Metal 3
Recipe cost: 10 Gold coin, bought from Miyani
Requires 400 Weaponsmith tango icon 20px.pngWeaponsmith to make.
250 Orichalcum Ingot.png Orichalcum Ingots
250 Mithril Ingot.png Mithril Ingots
250 Darksteel Ingot.png Darksteel Ingots
250 Platinum Ingot.png Platinum Ingots
Gift of Lightning.png Gift of Lightning 3
Recipe cost: 10 Gold coin, bought from Miyani
Requires 400 Artificer tango icon 20px.pngArtificer to make.
Gift of Ascalon.png Gift of Ascalon bought from Historian Symon (500 Ascalonian Tear.png Ascalonian Tears)
100 Charged Lodestone.png Charged Lodestones
250 Orichalcum Ingot.png Orichalcum Ingots
250 Bolt of Gossamer.png Bolts of Gossamer
Crystalline Blade.png Zap 2
  • Can drop from any enemy, chest, or WvW loot bag
  • Combining exotics or rares in the Mystic Forge.4
1 Obsidian Shards are bought in multiples of three, costing three Laurels each. You would end up purchasing a total of 252 shards.
2 This item varies with each legendary.
3 These two Gifts change with each Legendary and require you to have characters that have mastered the respective crafting disciplines. The finished Gifts are Account Bound, which allows you to craft them on different characters.
4 Chance to get a precursor varies with rarity and level. [1]
5 There is an additional 96 Copper coin charge for each Shard bought from the Priory Historian (Bandit Crest Collector)