Bolt trap

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A well-concealed hole containing a crossbow-like contraption with a self-loading mechanism. Beware of its bolts, as a steel construction can reach draw forces far above those of a living arbalester.

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A bolt trap is a mechanical trap which fires a bolt when stepped upon by a player or monster. It is the most damaging of the traps that fire damaging ammunition, followed by the spear trap.

Bolt traps can fire 3-11 times before running out of ammo, dealing between 1 and 40 damage to the player, or just between 1 and 13 to a monster.

Repel Missiles and Deflect Missiles both reduce the chance of this trap being able to hit the player.


Prior to 0.15, activating a bolt trap would produce usable bolt ammunition.