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Bolas detail.png

Bolas are thrown weapons made using items gained from the Jadinko Lair. They can be made from 2 excrescence and a mutated vine, requiring level 87 Fletching and giving 50 experience. They require level 76 Ranged to use. Even though Fletching is an assistable skill, bolas cannot be made via the Assist System.

When a bolas is thrown as an auto-attack, it binds the NPC or player for around 10 seconds. It is possible to miss the bind as with other attacks from a weapon, although the bolas seems to have high accuracy. Due to the weapon's intentions, any attacks with a bolas equipped deals no damage. Interestingly, Fragmentation Shot and Corruption Shot always bind the target if they do not miss, but all other ranged abilities (excluding binding abilities) do not apply the bind.

Anticipation and Freedom will work against bolas.

Thrown bolas cannot be retrieved from the ground or by Ava's device, which is usually the case when throwing them against monsters. They do not appear to be consumed when thrown at players.

A player throws Bolas at another player

Combat stats[edit | edit source]

Creation[edit | edit source]

Bolas.png Bolas
Fletching-Hourglass.pngMake-X GE icon.png
50 XP-2.5 (1.5s) 684
Fletching Fletching level87
P2P icon.png Members only
Excrescence 5.pngExcrescence2N/A-
Mutated vine.pngMutated vine12323

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 7 December 2020 (Update):
    • Fixed a bug where only 10 bolas could be fletched at one time, instead of 60.
  • ninja 14 March 2016 (Update):
    • Increased the maximum amount of Bolas made at one time from 10 to 60.
  • patch 4 August 2014 (Update):
    • Being attacked by bolas will no longer give an interrupt to abilities.
  • patch 26 July 2011 (Update):
    • No longer disappears on death.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Bolas are a thrown weapon designed to entangle an animal's legs.
  • There appears to be a metallic, hexagonal ring holding the bolas, despite that no metal is used in the process of making these.
  • On the day of the release when making bolas using the Assist system, the player making the bolas would receive the experience instead of the one assisting.
  • Bolas are the slowest Fletching item to make, not considering the time it takes to collect the untradeable component.
  • Prior to the Evolution of Combat, bolas held other players for 15 seconds, and the length would be halved if the enemy player was using Protect from Ranged or Deflect Missiles, and halved again if they were wielding or carrying a slashing weapon.