The Boltor is an automatic rifle that rapidly fires heavy bolts that can pin your foes to the walls.
The Boltor is a Tenno assault rifle with a unique characteristic of firing bolt projectiles, instead of conventional bullets. This requires the user to take into account projectile travel time while aiming at targets, as well as the projectile drift, this renders the Boltor ineffective beyond medium ranges. Despite this, the Boltor can still easily punish target within close proximity. Its high Puncture damage makes it an excellent close-quarters rifle against the Grineer.
Alternatively, bring along a good sidearm/melee weapon if in a tight spot with no ammo.
Mods like Ammo Drum can also help with ammo efficiency problems.
The bolts, like kunai, stagger enemies, making it useful for crowd control as well.
This weapon was introduced on January 30, 2013.
An update on February 5, 2013 nerfed the Boltor to have 12.5 damage per shot. Soon after it was given a slight buff to 18.0 damage per shot, which is still less than the 25 on its initial release. On December 12, 2013, it was given a buff from 18 to 25 damage, same as when it was released.
On April 12, 2013, an update addressed the issue of frame-rate affecting the fire-rate of weapons and several weapons have had their baseline values changed. This update reduced the firing rate value of the Boltor from 11.7 to 8.8.
Originally the weapon shared the same icon and description as Braton, while the blueprint icon and in-game model shared that of Burston. As of a visual update on February 8, 2013, it now has a unique appearance and description.
Improved customization potential as of Update 9.
Prior to U9, only the yellow part of the weapon could be colored.