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With your own hands you forged the mighty Bolt-Caster. Now take it in hand and unleash its thunder.
― In-game description

Bolt-Caster is an exotic sword in The Taken King. It can be dismantled to generate Glimmer, Weapon Parts, and an Exotic Shard. An destiny 2 reprise can be found Here


Bolt-Caster can be retrieved from one of the following activities/vendors:

Quest source icon.png Quest
This item can drop as a Quest reward from A Sword Reforged.
The Taken King source icon.png The Taken King
This item requires the Taken King expansion.


Bolt-Caster can be upgraded with the following perks:

Arc Damage perk icon.png Arc Edge
This weapon deals Arc damage.

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Sword Strike icon.png Sword Strike
Use R1/RT to attack with the sword.
Arc-Forged Guard icon.png Arc-Forged Guard
Use to guard. Effective against Solar and Void attacks, less effective against Arc attacks.
Infuse perk icon.png Infuse
Consume a more powerful Weapon to boost the Attack value of this Weapon.

Column 1[]

Tempered Light icon.png Tempered Light
Increased Armor when wielding the sword.

Column 2[]

Scabbard icon.png Scabbard
Increases Sword Ammo Capacity
Infusion icon.png Live by the Sword
Kills with the sword have a chance to grant Orbs.

Column 3[]

Sword of Thunder icon.png Sword of Thunder
Use to shoot a beam of Arc Light from your sword creating a lingering electrical storm.

Column 4[]

Scabbard icon.png Scabbard
Increases Sword Ammo Capacity
Arc Armor icon.png Warrior of Light
Increased damage for your attack.