Clue nest

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Clue nests are nests that can be found while training Woodcutting or emptying bird houses on Fossil Island. Searching them will give players a clue scroll of the indicated difficulty, leaving an empty bird nest (excluding beginner clue nests). Like clue scrolls, players can only have one of each type of clue nest in their possession.

There are five types of clue nests:

Rates[edit | edit source]

Like skilling pets, the rate of obtaining clue nests are dependent on the player's woodcutting level and the type of tree the player is chopping. A ring of wealth (i) will double the rate of clue nests for chopping trees in the Wilderness.

The chance of obtaining a clue nest of any difficulty is 1 in , where is the base chance and is the player's woodcutting level. For example, a player cutting redwood trees at level 99 woodcutting will have a 1 in 364 chance of obtaining a clue nest.

The table below displays the base chances of obtaining a clue nest; all rates are confirmed by Mod Tide.[1][2]

Tree Base chance Tree Base chance
Achey trees 317,647 Normal trees 317,647
Oak trees 361,146 Willow trees 289,286
Teak trees 264,336 Juniper trees 360,000
Maple trees 221,918 Hollow trees 214,367
Mahogany trees 220,623 Arctic pines 145,758
Yew trees 145,013 Sulliusceps 343,000
Magic trees 72,321 Redwood trees 72,321

Once a player successfully rolls for a clue nest, a separate table is rolled to determine the type of nest received. A player can increase the rate of a specific clue to be dropped; having a clue scroll of a higher tier will increase the chance of receiving a lower tier clue nest.[3]

For example, if a player already possesses an elite clue and a hard clue, and rolls an elite clue nest, they will receive a medium clue nest instead. This process will only give substitute clue nests of a tier lower than the one originally rolled for.

The table below displays the chances of obtaining a specific clue nest.

Nest Chance
Beginner 4/14
Easy 4/14
Medium 3/14
Hard 2/14
Elite 1/14

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Tide's Twitter account. 24 May 2019. (Archived from the original on 24 May 2019.) Mod Tide: "I know its been a while since the clue expansion but here is the information on clue scroll drop rates and loot chances! If anything changes I will keep you posted."
  2. Clue scrolls 2019.*
  3. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 25 August 2018. Mod Ash: "If you'd got an elite nest, hard nest and medium nest in your bank, and you successfully rolled for another elite one, it'd turn itself into the next tier that you'd not already got, i.e. it'd drop as an easy nest. That's kinda forcing it to be a certain type."