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A clue scroll (beginner) is a random drop from a large variety of lower-levelled monsters in free-to-play. They can also be received from baby implings, young implings, clue bottles, clue geodes, and clue nests. Clue scrolls are the start of a Treasure Trail - a treasure hunt that sends players hunting all around Gielinor following a trail of clues that lead to rare and unique treasures. However, accounts that are less than 10 hours old will not be able to receive any unique rewards[1].

As for all tiers of clue scrolls, only one beginner clue scroll can be held or in a bank at one time.

For a guide on how to complete a clue scroll, see Treasure Trails Guide. Beginner clues can be between 1-3 steps long. Unlike all other clue types, which are equally likely to have each number of steps, beginner clues have a 10% chance of completion at 1 step and a 45% chance of completion at 2 or 3 steps.[2]

Beginner clue scrolls are the easiest to obtain and complete, and offer low rewards in return. One is given as a reward by Veos after completing X Marks the Spot should players not have one already in their possession.

Completion of beginner clue steps will give another clue or a reward casket, containing the final reward for the trail. After completing 600 beginner clues, the player will unlock the Explore emote.

Beginner clue scrolls are not required to be given to Watson in exchange for a master clue scroll. In addition, beginner clue scrolls will not give master clue scrolls as a reward.

Types of clues[edit | edit source]

Please note that it is possible to receive the same clue more than once.

Requirements[edit | edit source]

Certain clues will require items that need a certain skill requirement in order to wear or wield. The table below shows the highest skill requirement, in order to complete every beginner clue.

Skill level Details
Cooking 20 Required to cook a pike.
Fishing 25 Required to catch a raw pike.
Mining 15 Required to mine an iron ore.
Smithing 15 Required to smith an iron dagger.
Crafting 18 Required to craft leather chaps.

Ironman will require the specific crafting level for the gold jewellery for some of the emote clues.

Possible rewards[edit | edit source]

The average loot roll is worth 3,351. On average, beginner clues are worth 6,702.

As well as unique Treasure Trails rewards, players may also receive a variety of items. A more detailed overview of all possible rewards can be found at reward casket (beginner).

Image Name
Bear feet.png Bear feet
Mole slippers.png Mole slippers
Frog slippers.png Frog slippers
Demon feet.png Demon feet
Sandwich lady hat.png Sandwich lady top.png Sandwich lady bottom.png Sandwich lady outfit
Rune scimitar ornament kit (zamorak).png Rune scimitar ornament kit (saradomin).png Rune scimitar ornament kit (guthix).png Ornament kits (Zamorak, Saradomin, and Guthix)
Monk's robe top (t).png Monk's robe (t).png Trimmed monk's robes
Amulet of defence (t).png Amulet of defence (t)
Jester cape.png Jester cape
Shoulder parrot.png Shoulder parrot

Item sources[edit | edit source]

With the current price of implings, the average cost to obtain a beginner clue is approximately 43,650 from a Young impling jar or 53,750 from a Baby impling jar. This ignores all other loot obtained from the jars, easy clues, and/or caskets.

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
SourceLevelQuantityRarity
Afflicted30; 32; 34; 37 Multicombat.png11/90
Al-Kharid warrior9 Multicombat.png11/90
Anja2 Multicombat.png11/90
Baby impling jarN/A Casket.png11/50
Baby impling17; 27 Hunter icon.png11/50
Barbarian (Barbarian Camp) Low level9; 10 Multicombat.png11/75
Barbarian (Barbarian Camp) High level15 Multicombat.png11/55
Barbarian Low level8; 9; 10 Multicombat.png11/75
Barbarian High level15; 17 Multicombat.png11/55
Bear Cub15 Multicombat.png11/90
Black Guard Level 2525 Multicombat.png11/100
Black Knight Titan Multicombat.png11/50
Black bear19 Multicombat.png11/90
Boar5; 7 Multicombat.png11/128
Body Golem50 Multicombat.png11/100
Breoca5 Multicombat.png11/90
Bryophyta128 Multicombat.png1Always
Cave goblin (monster)3 Multicombat.png11/64
Ceolburg4 Multicombat.png11/90
Chaos Golem70 Multicombat.png11/100
Chicken1 Multicombat.png11/300
Cow calf2 Multicombat.png11/128
Cow2 Multicombat.png11/128
Cuffs3 Multicombat.png11/90
Cyclops Ardougne Zoo56 Multicombat.png11/50
Dark wizard Low level7; 11 Multicombat.png11/50
Dark wizard High level20; 22; 23 Multicombat.png11/35
Deadly red spider34 Multicombat.png11/128
Death wing83 Multicombat.png1Rare
Drunken man3 Multicombat.png11/90
Dungeon rat12 Multicombat.png11/128
Dwarf7; 10; 11; 20 Multicombat.png11/100
Farmer7 Multicombat.png11/90
Farmer7 Multicombat.png11/90
Flawed Golem13 Multicombat.png1Rare
Ghost19; 29; 76; 77 Multicombat.png11/90
Giant frog Level 1313 Multicombat.png11/128
Giant frog Level 9999 Multicombat.png11/64
Giant lobster (Ghosts Ahoy)32 Multicombat.png1Rare
Giant rat3; 6; 26 Multicombat.png11/128
Giant spider2; 27; 50 Multicombat.png11/128
Goblin (Goblin Village)5 Multicombat.png11/80
Goblin (God Wars Dungeon)12; 13; 15; 17 Multicombat.png11/80
Goblin (Vault of War)5–25 Multicombat.png11/80
Goblin guard42 Multicombat.png11/64
Goblin2; 5; 13 Multicombat.png11/64
Goblin Level 2 (armed) Multicombat.png11/80
Grave scorpion12 Multicombat.png11/100
Grizzly bear cub33; 36 Multicombat.png11/90
Grizzly bear21; 42 Multicombat.png11/90
Gunthor the brave29 Multicombat.png11/30
Hengel2 Multicombat.png11/90
Hill Giant (Dark)28 Multicombat.png11/50
Hill Giant (Desert Plateau)28 Multicombat.png11/50
Hill Giant28 Multicombat.png11/50
Hobgoblin28; 42; 47 Multicombat.png11/70
Hobgoblin28; 42; 47 Multicombat.png11/70
Hygd4 Multicombat.png11/90
Ice giant Regular Multicombat.png11/40
Ice spider61 Multicombat.png11/128
Jeff2 Multicombat.png11/90
Jungle spider (Ape Atoll)37 Multicombat.png1Rare
King Scorpion32 Multicombat.png11/100
Man Regular2 Multicombat.png11/90
Mind Golem30 Multicombat.png1Unknown
Minotaur12; 27 Multicombat.png11/60
Moss giant Regular42; 48 Multicombat.png11/45
Mugger6 Multicombat.png11/80
Narf2 Multicombat.png11/90
Obor106 Multicombat.png1Always
Ocga5 Multicombat.png11/90
Penda5 Multicombat.png11/90
Pit Scorpion28 Multicombat.png11/100
Poison Scorpion20 Multicombat.png11/100
Poison spider31; 64 Multicombat.png1Rare
Rogue Level 1515 Multicombat.png11/90
Rooster2; 3 Multicombat.png11/300
Rusty2 Multicombat.png11/90
Scorpia's offspring (monster)15 Multicombat.png11/100
Scorpion14; 37; 38; 59 Multicombat.png11/100
Shadow spider52 Multicombat.png11/128
Skeletal miner42 Multicombat.png11/100
Skeleton Armed25; 45; 85 Multicombat.png11/100
Skeleton Unarmed21; 22; 60; 68 Multicombat.png11/100
Spider (Ape Atoll)1 Multicombat.png1Rare
Spider (Ungael)35 Multicombat.png1Rare
Spider1; 24 Multicombat.png11/128
Thief14; 16; 21 Multicombat.png11/90
Treus Dayth95; 194 Multicombat.png11/90
Wolf11; 14; 25; 64 Multicombat.png1Rare
Woman Regular2 Multicombat.png11/90
Young impling jarN/A Casket.png11/25
Young impling22; 32 Hunter icon.png11/25

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
2 July 2015
(update | poll)

All clue scrolls now have a right-click 'Check steps' option that will allow you to see exactly how many steps you have completed so far.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 24 July 2021. (Archived from [10 hours, applies to all accounts doing beginner clues. the original] on 22:34, 29 July 2021 (UTC).) Mod Ash: "10 hours, applies to all accounts doing beginner clues."
  2. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 16 March 2020. (Archived from the original on 26 May 2020.) Mod Ash: "While other tiers have equal chances of each length being chosen, beginners have a 10% chance of being 1-step, and 45% chances of 2 and 3 steps."