Splintering Bolt is an Ammunition in Dark Souls 3.

Splintering Bolt

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Bolts that explode immediately after being shot.  

Makes unusual shots possible, and releases splinters that cause immense bleeding.  

These are, after all, prototypes created by the weapon craftsman Edmond. You get what you pay for. 


Splintering Bolt Usage

  • Ammo for Crossbows.
  • Bolts that explode immediately after being shot, causing Bleeding.
  • Deal 20 Physical, and 3 bleed damage.



Splintering Bolt Locations



  • Each bolt costs 280 Souls.
  • You can only carry 60 in your inventory at any one time, as well as 600 in stash.
  • Bolt will split into shards after traveling roughly a metre after being fired.
  • Useful in PvP to help build the opponent's bleed meter, making it easier to proc bleed with weapons, especially when combined with Carthus Rouge or a Bleed Infusion.
  • Luck does not affect the amount of Bleed inflicted.



  • Quite similar to the Blunderbluss class of guns in FromSoftware's previous title Bloodborne.


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    • 09 May 2019 14:44  

      Better stock up on these and Explosive Bolts if you're planning on going into NG+, 'cause it's saving Greirat and having him die at Lothric Castle all over again.

      • Anonymous

        01 Feb 2019 19:37  

        Remember when the triple shot uzi was amazing with this? Yeah then From released a crossbow that did more damage per bolt and fired more projectiles as well so screw balance I guess

        • Anonymous

          17 Jan 2019 15:53  

          Wait one second. Repeating crossbow weapon art fires ten bolts at a time, splinter bolts split into around ten shards, that's one hundred projectiles per shot, 3 bleed per shard means the possibility of 2-3 bleed procs per shot.... who thought this was ok to have in the game!!

          • Anonymous

            29 Oct 2018 11:58  

            OFCOURSE *****ING GREIRAT -.- Always awesome to send him to irithyll and patches just doesnt give a ***** instead of saving him -.-

            • Anonymous

              25 Apr 2017 20:58  

              This bolt is kinda meh if you want to apply bleed in pvp. From what I tested the 3 bleed is per shrapnel, which is hard to hit in pvp since character models are small than pve mobs and most of the time players are in your face, before the shots "explode" and do it's full potential.

              • Anonymous

                20 Mar 2017 21:54  

                luck does not appear to affect bleed on these bolts. the other weapons with inherent bleed show theyre bleed damage. so I would imagine the 3 bleed damage would increase with higher luck. however, there is no difference between 10 luck and 70 luck, its still just 3. and after testing between having 10 luck vs. having 70 luck on sister freide, there doesn't seem to be any difference at all.

                bottom line: luck does not affect these bolts. awesome spread and stagger though.

                • Anonymous

                  Bloodborne offhand?25 Jul 2016 16:32  

                  Wouldn't using these make for a great makeshift blunderbuss for a Bloodborne cosplay of some description?

                  • Splintering Bolt Dual Avelyns?30 Jun 2016 08:56  

                    imagine shoving 6 flurries of Splintering Bolts at once, it'd be more than enough to turn everything into a hedgehog.Alas, poor Greirat...

                    • Anonymous

                      PVP24 Jun 2016 21:04  

                      Insane ammo for PVP , the wide spread makes it really to dodge and the bleed +damage is good and fairly easy to get. Prepare for a maximum rage inducer build with an Avelyn.

                      • Anonymous

                        awesome ammo28 Apr 2016 17:05  

                        They are most certaintly in the game, use them all the time gr8 for applying bleed to tryhard gank squads.

                        • Anonymous

                          Splintering Bolts23 Apr 2016 00:17  

                          Give Grey Rat's ashes to the shrine maiden after he dies in Lothric Castle, and try putting these in an avelyn for maximum effect...

                          • Anonymous

                            A19 Apr 2016 08:10  

                            I know someone can sell an unlimited amount of these, but i cant figure out who or where. Havent found since my ng+

                            • Anonymous

                              aaa17 Apr 2016 21:56  

                              Has anyone ever found these?Have only seen them mentioned in a loading screen so far, so was wondering if they are even in the game or not.

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