Clue scroll (elite)

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Clue scroll (elite)
Clue scroll (elite).png
Released12 June 2014 (Update)
Quest itemNo
OptionsRead, Check steps
ExamineA clue!
Sherlock: A clue suggested by (Player's Name)!
Value20 coins
High alch12 coins
Low alch8 coins
Weight0.02 kg
Advanced data
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Clue scroll (elite) detail.png

A clue scroll (elite) is the second highest tier of Treasure Trail. It can be between 5 and 7 steps long, and rewards an elite reward casket upon completion.

As for all tiers of clue scrolls, only one elite clue scroll can be held, kept in death's office or stored in a bank at one time.

After completing 200 elite clues, the player will be awarded a heavy casket. Elite clue scrolls are a random drop from a large variety of high-levelled monsters, implings, raids rewards, and skilling clues such as clue nests, clue bottles, and clue geodes.

Clue scrolls are the start of a treasure trail — a treasure hunt that sends players hunting all around Gielinor and other realms. At the end of the hunt, players receive a reward of items randomly selected from a specific list, with the possibility of receiving rare and valuable items. Elite clue scrolls are usually long and complex, and take significant effort to be completed — though not more so than their master-tier counterparts. These clue scrolls have a greater list of requirements with respect to quests and item possession (for ironmen). For this reason, many players prefer to complete easy, medium, or hard clues, instead. Venturing into the Wilderness may be required in order to complete the steps, whilst coordinate clues will require the player to fight an Armadylean guard or a Bandosian guard.

It should be noted that unless the clue scroll is an item kept on death or it is protected by a clue box, dying beyond level 20 Wilderness will cause the clue scroll to be destroyed, regardless of the cause of death, unless it is protected. That is, players will find that the clue scroll will be gone upon returning to their loot. Players may find it beneficial to carry a Wilderness sword to cut webs, royal seed pod/teleport crystal and/or an explorer's ring, as clue scrolls are always kept above these items; these will be lost upon death, but replacements are easily and freely obtainable. In the typical case of death, the unprotected clue will stay on the ground for up to 1 hour, including PvP deaths below level 20 Wilderness; the same rules apply for reward caskets. The only exception is in the case of death to a monster in the Wilderness below level 20, the clue will always be protected.

An elite clue scroll can be given to Watson along with an easy, medium, and hard clue scroll to receive a master clue scroll.

Types of clues[edit | edit source]

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

Requirements[edit | edit source]

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.

Skill level Details
Agility 70 [1] Required to complete Song of the Elves, to gain access to Prifddinas.
Attack 70 [1] Required to wield a black salamander.
Construction 70 [1] Required to complete Song of the Elves, to gain access to Prifddinas.
Cooking 70 Required to complete Recipe for Disaster to wear Barrows gloves.
Crafting 63 Required to craft a green d'hide body for Sherlock.
Defence 65 [1] Required to activate Chivalry for Sherlock.
Farming 70 [1] Required to complete Song of the Elves, to gain access to Prifddinas.
Firemaking 60 Required to light yew logs for Sherlock.
Fishing 76 Required to fish a shark for Sherlock.
Fletching 70 Required to create a yew longbow for Sherlock.
Herblore 70 [1] Required to complete Song of the Elves, to gain access to Prifddinas.
Hunter 70 [1] Required to complete Song of the Elves, to gain access to Prifddinas.
Magic 70 [1] Required to wield a black salamander.
Mining 70 [1] Required to complete Song of the Elves, to gain access to Prifddinas.
Prayer 60 [1] Required to activate Chivalry for Sherlock.
Ranged 70 [1] Required to wear black dragonhide armour and wield a black salamander.
Runecraft 59 Required to runecraft double cosmic runes for Sherlock.
Slayer 65 Required to kill a dust devil for Sherlock.
Smithing 70 [1] Required to complete Song of the Elves, to gain access to Prifddinas.
Strength 50 Required to equip granite shield.
Thieving 72 Required to picklock the Ardougne Castle Chest for Sherlock.
Woodcutting 70 [1] Required to complete Song of the Elves, to gain access to Prifddinas.
Attack 130 + Strength [1]
Attack 99 [1]
Strength 99 [1]
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.

Quest Details
Another Slice of H.A.M. Gives access to Ambassador Alvijar.
Cabin Fever Gives access to Mos Le'Harmless and its nearby cave.
Darkness of Hallowvale (started) Gives access to Meiyerditch.
Death to the Dorgeshuun Gives access to Dorgesh-Kaan.
Desert Treasure (partial completion) Gives access to the Shadow Dungeon.
Dragon Slayer II (partial completion) Gives access to Lithkren.
Eagles' Peak Required to catch a carnivorous chinchompa for Sherlock.
Elemental Workshop II Required to wield the mind shield.
Fairytale II - Cure a Queen (partial completion) Gives access to fairy rings.
The Fremennik Exiles (partial completion) Gives access to the Island of Stone.
The Fremennik Isles Gives access to Neitiznot and Jatizso; required to wear helm of neitiznot.
The Great Brain Robbery (partial completion) Gives access to Harmony Island.
Haunted Mine Gives access to Tarn's Lair.
Heroes' Quest Gives access to the Heroes' Guild and required to wield dragon battleaxe.
Horror from the Deep Required to equip a filled god book.
In Aid of the Myreque Gives Access to Burgh de Rott.
Jungle Potion Gives access to the Hardwood Grove.
Legends' Quest Gives access to the Kharazi Jungle, Legends' Guild and cape of legends.
Lunar Diplomacy Gives access to Lunar Isle and Pirates' Cove.
Making Friends with My Arm (partial completion) Gives access to Weiss.
Mourning's End Part I (started) Gives access to Lletya and mourner gear.
Monkey Madness I Gives access to Crash Island and Ape Atoll.
Plague City (partial completion) Gives access to West Ardougne.
Priest in Peril Gives access to Canifis.
Recipe for Disaster Required to wear Barrows gloves.
Regicide (started) Gives access to Tirannwn. Highly recommended to complete the quest, as travelling becomes easier with using a charter ship to Port Tyras.
Shilo Village Gives access to Shilo Village.
Sins of the Father (partial completion) Required to unlock music track Lament for the Hallowed.
The Slug Menace Required to wear proselyte hauberk.
Song of the Elves Gives access to Prifddinas.
Spirits of the Elid Gives access to the crack west of Nardah.
Swan Song Gives access to the Piscatoris Fishing Colony.
Troll Romance (partial completion) Gives access to Trollweiss Mountain.
Troll Stronghold (partial completion) Gives access to Trollheim.
Underground Pass Gives access to Tirannwn.

Music requirements[edit | edit source]

Music Track Unlock location Notes
Lament for the Hallowed Darkmeyer Requires partial completion of Sins of the Father to travel to Icyene Graveyard.
The Pharaoh Sophanem Unlocks during Beneath Cursed Sands

Other requirements[edit | edit source]

Requirement Details
40% Lovakengj favour To hand in a boxed set of Shayzien supply armour at tier 2 or above.

Possible rewards[edit | edit source]

The average loot roll is worth 44,161.00. On average, elite clues are worth 220,807.00.

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

Image Name
Dragon full helm ornament kit Dragon chainbody ornament kit Dragon legs/skirt ornament kit Dragon sq shield ornament kit Dragon scimitar ornament kit Dragon ornament kits
Light infinity colour kit Dark infinity colour kit Infinity colour kits
Fury ornament kit inventory image Fury ornament kit
Musketeer hat Musketeer tabard Musketeer pants Musketeer outfit
Dragon cane inventory image Dragon cane
Briefcase inventory image Briefcase
Sagacious spectacles inventory image Sagacious spectacles
Gilded boots Gilded scimitar Gilded axe Gilded pickaxe Gilded spade
Gilded d'hide vambraces Gilded d'hide body Gilded d'hide chaps Gilded coif
Gilded equipment
Top hat inventory image Top hat
Monocle inventory image Monocle
Big pirate hat inventory image Big pirate hat
Deerstalker inventory image Deerstalker
Bronze dragon mask Iron dragon mask Steel dragon mask Mithril dragon mask Adamant dragon mask Rune dragon mask Metal dragon masks
Lava dragon mask inventory image Lava dragon mask
Black d'hide body (t) Black d'hide chaps (t) Black d'hide trimmed armour
Black d'hide body (g) Black d'hide chaps (g) Black d'hide gold-trimmed armour
Rangers' tunic inventory image Rangers' tunic
3rd age cloak 3rd age wand 3rd age bow 3rd age longsword 3rd age cloak/3rd age weapons
(along with all other 3rd age items excluding tools)
Afro inventory image Afro
Katana inventory image Katana
Royal crown Royal gown top Royal gown bottom Royal sceptre Royal set
Arceuus scarf Hosidius scarf Lovakengj scarf Piscarilius scarf Shayzien scarf Kourend city scarves
Blacksmith's helm inventory image Blacksmith's helm
Bucket helm inventory image Bucket helm
Ranger gloves inventory image Ranger gloves
Holy wraps inventory image Holy wraps
Ring of nature inventory image Ring of nature
Dark bow tie Dark tuxedo jacket Dark trousers Dark tuxedo cuffs Dark tuxedo shoes Dark tuxedo outfit
Light bow tie Light tuxedo jacket Light trousers Light tuxedo cuffs Light tuxedo shoes Light tuxedo outfit
Rangers' tights inventory image Rangers' tights
Uri's hat inventory image Uri's hat
Fremennik kilt inventory image Fremennik kilt
Heavy casket inventory image Heavy casket
Giant boot inventory image Giant boot

Item sources[edit | edit source]

The below rates have rarities provided by Jagex.[1]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
Abyssal Sire350 Multicombat.png11/180
Abyssal demon Multicombat.png11/1,200
Adamant dragon338 Multicombat.png11/320
Alchemical Hydra426 Multicombat.png11/256
Ancient Wyvern210 Multicombat.png11/350
Ancient chest Multicombat.png11/12
Barbarian Assault/Rewards HighN/A Casket.png11/15
Black dragon Wilderness Slayer Cave247 Multicombat.png11/500; 1/250
Black dragon Regular227 Multicombat.png11/500; 1/250
Brutal black dragon318 Multicombat.png11/250
Brutal blue dragon271 Multicombat.png11/750
Brutal red dragon289 Multicombat.png11/500
Callisto470 Multicombat.png11/100; 1/50
Cave kraken127 Multicombat.png11/1,200
Cerberus318 Multicombat.png11/100
Chaos Elemental305 Multicombat.png11/200; 1/100
Chest (Barrows)N/A Casket.png11/2001/33.75
Chest (Tombs of Amascut)N/A Casket.png1Varies
Coffin (Hallowed Sepulchre) Multicombat.png11/60
Colossal Hydra309 Multicombat.png11/512
Commander Zilyana596 Multicombat.png11/250
Corporeal Beast785 Multicombat.png11/200
Crystal impling jarN/A Casket.png11/50
Crystal impling80; 90 Hunter icon.png11/50
Dagannoth Prime303 Multicombat.png11/750
Dagannoth Rex303 Multicombat.png11/750
Dagannoth Supreme303 Multicombat.png11/750
Dark beast182 Multicombat.png11/1,200
Demonic gorilla275 Multicombat.png11/500
Deranged archaeologist276 Multicombat.png11/200
Dragon impling jarN/A Casket.png11/50
Dragon impling83; 93 Hunter icon.png11/50
General Graardor624 Multicombat.png11/250
Giant Mole230 Multicombat.png11/500
Gold Chest (black)N/A Casket.png11/144.18
Gold Chest (brown)N/A Casket.png11/143.99
Gold Chest (crimson)N/A Casket.png11/144.08
Gold Chest (purple)N/A Casket.png11/144.28
Gold Chest (red)N/A Casket.png11/143.91
Grand Hallowed Coffin Multicombat.png11/30
Greater abyssal demon342 Multicombat.png11/120
Grotesque Guardians Multicombat.png11/230
Hydra194 Multicombat.png11/512
K'ril Tsutsaroth650 Multicombat.png11/250
Kalphite Queen333 Multicombat.png11/100
King Black Dragon276 Multicombat.png11/450
Kraken291 Multicombat.png11/500
Kree'arra580 Multicombat.png11/250
Lava dragon252 Multicombat.png11/250; 1/125
Lizardman shaman150 Multicombat.png11/1,200
Mithril dragon304 Multicombat.png11/350
Monumental chest Multicombat.png11/253.5/25
Nex Multicombat.png11/48
Night beast374 Multicombat.png11/120
Nuclear smoke devil280 Multicombat.png110/750
Phosani's Nightmare Multicombat.png11/35
Reward Chest (The Gauntlet)N/A Casket.png11/25
Reward Chest (The Gauntlet) (Corrupted)N/A Casket.png11/20
Rune dragon380 Multicombat.png11/300
Salarin the twisted70 Multicombat.png11/500
Sarachnis318 Multicombat.png11/60
Skeletal Wyvern140 Multicombat.png11/350
Skotizo321 Multicombat.png11/5
Smoke devil160 Multicombat.png11/750
Steel dragon246; 274 Multicombat.png11/500
The Nightmare814 Multicombat.png11/190; 1/200
Thermonuclear smoke devil301 Multicombat.png11/500
Tortured gorilla141; 142 Multicombat.png11/1,500
Venenatis464 Multicombat.png11/100; 1/50
Vet'ion454 Multicombat.png11/100; 1/50
Vorkath392; 732 Multicombat.png11/65
Zulrah725 Multicombat.png11/75

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
17 February 2021

Two new elite Treasure Trail steps were added.

11 April 2019

The item was graphically updated.

9 March 2017

The item's value was increased from 1 to 20.

21 April 2016
(update | poll)

Elite clue scrolls have been added to dragon impling drop tables.

24 September 2015

Typo fixed on an elite clue scroll.

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.

18 June 2015
(update | poll)

You will now be able to have up to one clue scroll of each tier and will be able to complete clue scrolls of different tiers simultaneously.

14 May 2015

Clue scroll stages no longer increase when bouncing different clue scrolls.

12 March 2015

Crafting anything with leather no longer completes an elite skill challenge.

29 January 2015

The spelling of 'Lathas' in an elite clue challenge has now been fixed.

6 November 2014

Fixed a typo on an elite clue scroll.

Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]

Clue scroll (v1) detail.png
Clue scroll (elite) detail.png
Clue scroll v1.png
Clue scroll (elite).png
12 June 2014 –
11 April 2019
11 April 2019 –

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.
  • The cryptic clue "Green is the colour of my death as the winter-guise, I swoop towards the ground." is part of the lyrics to the song December Flower by In Flames.

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."