After using this bolts in multiple PVP instances I can safely say that this bolts has it's niche and it does it well. The bolt's costly, but worth every penny if you struggle with ToD users and people running away at low hp. This bolt will more than likely hit multiple times and has a wide AoE that even attempting to roll from is risky at best and impossible at worst (for the target). The bolt doesn't stagger enemies on hit, is completely blocked by a shield and the bleed buildup is unnoticeable when invading unless you already got a fair amount of bleed proc on the enemy. In general this bolt shouldn't be your go-to in many cases and should be used as a secondary bolt just in case alongside the exploding bolt which compliments this bolt's wide and weak damage with it's precise and heavy damage.