Black-Key Bolt

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attack power elden ring wiki guide 18Attack Power
Phy 30
Mag -
Fire -
Ligt -
Holy -
Crit 100
passive effects elden ring wiki guide 18Passive
Causes scarlet
rot buildup (60)

Bolt Pierce

Black-Key Bolt is a type of Bolt in Elden Ring. Black-Key Bolts are bolts used in Crepus' Black-Key Crossbow. Ammunition can be used in ranged weapons such as Bows and Crossbows, so players can deal ranged damage to Enemies and Bosses.


Bolts used in Crepus' Black-Key Crossbow, an assassin's tool of exquisite craftmanship.

The intricate spiral tip bores deep, injecting scarlet rot far into the flesh of its target. 


Where to Find Elden Ring Black-Key Bolt

Black-Key Bolt can be found at the following locations:


Elden Ring Black-Key Bolt Notes & Tips

  • Deals Ranged Damage
  • Pierces enemies' armor


How to Craft Elden Ring Black-Key Bolt

To craft Black-Key Bolt you need the following materials:

  • Black-Key Bolt is a special ammunition that cannot be crafted but a total of 90 are found throughout the game.


Elden Ring Black-Key Bolt Moveset & Videos

    • Videos for the Black-Key Bolt Coming Soon



Elden Ring Arrows
Arrow  ♦  Ballista Bolt  ♦  Bloodbone Arrow  ♦  Bloodbone Arrow (Fletched)  ♦  Bloodbone Bolt  ♦  Bolt  ♦  Bone Arrow  ♦  Bone Arrow (Fletched)  ♦  Bone Ballista Bolt  ♦  Bone Bolt  ♦  Bone Great Arrow  ♦  Bone Great Arrow (Fletched)  ♦  Burred Bolt  ♦  Coldbone Arrow  ♦  Coldbone Arrow (Fletched)  ♦  Coldbone Bolt  ♦  Dwelling Arrow  ♦  Explosive Bolt  ♦  Explosive Greatbolt  ♦  Fire Arrow  ♦  Firebone Arrow  ♦  Firebone Arrow (Fletched)  ♦  Firebone Bolt  ♦  Flaming Bolt  ♦  Golden Arrow  ♦  Golden Bolt  ♦  Golden Great Arrow  ♦  Golem's Great Arrow  ♦  Golem's Magic Arrow  ♦  Great Arrow  ♦  Haligbone Arrow  ♦  Haligbone Arrow (Fletched)  ♦  Haligbone Bolt  ♦  Lightning Greabolt  ♦  Lightning Greatbolt  ♦  Lightningbone Arrow  ♦  Lightningbone Arrow (Fletched)  ♦  Lightningbone Bolt  ♦  Lordsworn's Bolt  ♦  Magicbone Arrow  ♦  Magicbone Arrow (Fletched)  ♦  Magicbone Bolt  ♦  Meteor Bolt  ♦  Perfumer's Bolt  ♦  Poisonbone Arrow  ♦  Poisonbone Arrow (Fletched)  ♦  Poisonbone Bolt  ♦  Radahn's Spear  ♦  Rainbow Stone Arrow  ♦  Rainbow Stone Arrow (Fletched)  ♦  Rotbone Arrow  ♦  Rotbone Arrow (Fletched)  ♦  Rotbone Bolt  ♦  Serpent Arrow  ♦  Shattershard Arrow  ♦  Shattershard Arrow (Fletched)  ♦  Sleepbone Arrow  ♦  Sleepbone Arrow (Fletched)  ♦  Sleepbone Bolt  ♦  Spiritflame Arrow  ♦  Storm Arrow  ♦  Stormwing Bone Arrow

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    • Anonymous

      If you ever needed a reason to mod your game to justify giving yourself infinite of a resource, this is one reason.

      • Anonymous

        I'm such a dumbass. Instead of just looking to see how many I had in my inventory when I read that there are 10 to loot from the lake of rot, I fast travelled straight there dressed up like a mushroom and started running around looking for them and casting flame cleanse me as I went. There were none there I looted them first time around but didn't notice.

        • Anonymous

          To everyone speculating that they will add a way to buy these, you are not paying attention. They will not do this because these apply rot. Similarly to how you can only craft a limited number of rotbone bolts/arrows due to there only being a certain number of Aeonian butterflies in the game.

          • Anonymous

            Most of these comments are nothing more than speculation. None of it concrete. There's always been limited available items in souls games. This isn't anything new, and it's unlikely they just decided to leave in unfinished portions of the game.

            • Anonymous

              My guess is there were plans at some point to put Crepus in at some point as an invader if not a NPC/ Merchant. On top of all the item descriptions mentioning him, this being the only ammo in limited supply gives me the feeling they couldn't decide how to implement him/cut for time, but shoved all his stuff in the game anyways because those were the parts they had completed.

              • Applying Scarlet Rot seems kinda... arbitrary for these. As far as I can tell Crepus was a Confessor working for the Roundtable Hold and the Two Fingers, but that's pretty far from Malenia and her Rot. Especially with that gnarly tip, it feels like it was intended to be a Bleed bolt but plans just... changed? For some reason? Who knows.

                • Anonymous

                  There's some more bolts at the Lake of Rot to the right side from the grace adding up to a total of 90 bolts per playthrough.

                  • Anonymous

                    Not noticeably better than rotbone bolts, but I wish I could farm these somewhere, just cause they look so good with the black-key crossbow

                    • Anonymous

                      its so stupid they don't let u but all things u need for pvp after u beating the game and u need to spend hours and hours (if u want to be a bit honest and not dupe) on pve to get items.

                      • Anonymous

                        Do these do more damage or cause more rot build up with crepus’ crossbow? The description kinda implies that, but it does not outright state that like other special bow & arrow combos…

                        • Anonymous

                          I feel like the seller of these doesn’t have a finished questline yet, as having only 60 or 90 in the whole game is kinda stupid.

                          I hope these are something patches will sell once they finish up his and tanith’s questline. Cuz that is clearly unfinished as of 1.03…

                          • Anonymous

                            60 shots in the entire game is pretty ridiculous. That is one thing I don't like about the souls game is you end up NEVER using your rare items and finish the game without enjoying them

                            • Anonymous

                              Where do you buy these: so if you get the infinite use consumable item, the red badge lookin thing from the white masked man's questline (the npc you meet right at the start in the overworld, feel free to look up their questline if you dont care to be spoiled) you can use it to teleport to a LATE game zone. This zone hits really hard early on but if you absolutely want to buy these bolts, then just sprint and dodge and bob and weave like a madman up the cliff path and go in to the temple at the top, from there you will be ambushed by an enemy who teleports in, but if you run past them and take a left at the fork in the tunnel you'll find the wondering merchant who sells these bolts sitting there chilling. Just be prepared to buy them bolts quick if the ambushing enemy remains aggro's after you run past.

                              • Anonymous

                                This could only be useful for PVP, for about 100 lv red phantom it needs about 4 shots to inflict scarlet. It is impractical to get larger enemies (such as dragons) into scarlet rot with this, and for PVE it deals much less raw dmg than regular bolts that has unlimited access from merchants.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Well you can buy a bunch of other special bolts and arrows, would seem strange for this one to be totally limited. Havent given up hope of finding a merchent, after all how many people are really eager to explore the nooks and crannies of the largest poison swamp in soulsborn history?

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Well I got to craft the Rotbone bolt
                                    I assume it's the craftable version of these

                                    Got the book on the Rot lake

                                    • Anonymous

                                      does anyone know where to find more of these? i know you get 60 at round table hold but any way to craft and or buy them?

                                      • Anonymous

                                        you can get additional ones by defeating Rileigh the Idle. You get to meet her along the Volcanic Manor questline with Tanith. She's the second target (at least was for me). You have to read the Volcanic Manor letters though

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