Clue scroll (elite)
|Clue scroll (elite)|
|Released||12 June 2014 (Update)|
A clue suggested by (Player's Name)!
|High alch||12 coins|
|Low alch||8 coins|
|Store price||Not sold|
A clue scroll (elite) is a valuable random drop from a large variety of high-levelled monsters. An elite clue scroll can be 5-7 steps long. Clue scrolls are the start of a treasure trail — a treasure hunt that sends players hunting all around RuneScape. At the end of the hunt, players receive a reward of items randomly selected from a specific list, possibly including very rare and very valuable items. Elite clue scrolls are usually very long and complex, and take significant effort to be completed.
These clue scrolls are much harder than lesser difficulty clues and require more quests to be at least partially completed. For this reason many players prefer to complete easy, medium, or hard clues. The average reward for elite clues is currently only slightly higher than that of hard clues. After completing 200 elite clues, the player will be awarded a heavy casket.
It should be noted, that unless the clue scroll is an item kept on death or it is protected by a clue box, dying in over level 20 Wilderness will cause the clue scroll to DISAPPEAR, whether it's a PvP death or not. That is, players will find that the clue scroll will be gone upon returning to their loot. In lower Wilderness however (lvl 20 or lower) in PvP death, the unprotected clue will stay on the ground for up to 1 hour. The same rules apply for reward caskets. If you die to a monster in lower Wilderness you will always keep the clue whether protected or not.
Elite clue scrolls can be between 5 and 7 steps long, and reward an elite reward casket upon completion.
Types of clues[edit | edit source]
Please note that it is possible to receive the same clue more than once.
Requirements[edit | edit source]
As elite clues are the second highest tier clue scroll, there are many more requirements needed to complete every clue given.
Skill requirements[edit | edit source]
Some clues will require items that have a certain skill requirement in order to wear, wield or access. The table below shows the highest skill requirement, in order to complete every elite clue. Quest skill requirements are not noted in this table. Sherlock may also give you skill challenges which require certain skill levels to complete. Temporary skill boosts can be used for most non-combat skill challenges.
|Attack 70||Required to wield black salamander.|
|Strength 50||Required to equip granite shield.|
|Defence 65||Required to activate Chivalry.|
|Ranged 70||Required to wear black dragonhide armour and black salamander.|
|Prayer 60||Required to activate Chivalry and to equip a stole.|
|Fishing 76||Required to fish a shark for Sherlock.|
|Runecraft 59||Required to runecraft double cosmic runes for Sherlock.|
|Mining 65||Required to mine lovakite ore to hand in a tier 2 Shayzien armour set for Sherlock.|
|Herblore 66||Required to make a super defence potion for Sherlock.|
|Firemaking 60||Required to light yew logs for Sherlock.|
|Woodcutting 60||Required to cut a yew tree for Sherlock.|
|Hunter 68||Required to catch a Mottled eel for Sherlock (with 73 Fishing).|
|Thieving 72||Required to picklock King Lathas's chest for Sherlock.|
|Crafting 63||Required to craft a green dragonhide body for Sherlock.|
|Smithing 64||Required to smith a mithril 2h sword for Sherlock.|
|Fletching 70||Required to create a yew longbow for Sherlock.|
|Slayer 65||Required to kill a Dust devil for Sherlock.|
|Farming 47||Required to plant a Watermelon Seed for Sherlock.|
|Agility 60||Required to access the Seers' Village Agility Course.|
|130 Attack + Strength
|Required to access Warriors' Guild.|
Quest requirements[edit | edit source]
Some clues require access to areas or NPCs which may require quests. Some only require to start the quest in order to gain access.
Other requirements[edit | edit source]
Possible rewards[edit | edit source]
|Dragon ornament kits|
|Infinity colour kits|
|Fury ornament kit|
|Gilded boots/Gilded scimitar|
(along with other gilded equipment)
|Big pirate hat|
|Metal dragon masks|
|Lava dragon mask|
|Black d'hide trimmed armour|
|Black d'hide gold-trimmed armour|
|3rd age cloak/3rd age weapons|
(along with all other 3rd age items excluding tools)
|Great Kourend house scarves|
|Ring of nature|
|Dark tuxedo outfit|
|Light tuxedo outfit|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- After the update of 18 June 2015 it is now possible to have one clue scroll of each tier at a time, while previously the player could not get any clue scroll at all until completing or dropping the current one.
- Upon release, elite treasure trails were 9-12 steps long. Due to complaints about the substantial jump in the number of steps required, it was changed to 5-7 steps in an update on 13 July 2017.