Clue scroll (hard)

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clue scroll (hard) is a valuable random drop from a large variety of high-levelled monsters. A hard clue scroll can be 4-6 steps long. 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 trail, players receive a reward of items randomly selected from a specific list, possibly including very rare and very valuable items. Hard clue scrolls are usually long and complex, and can give the player puzzle boxes to solve. They can also involve trips to the Wilderness, and fights with a Zamorak wizard, a Saradomin wizard, or the Double agent. They can offer many valuable rewards in return, including Rune3rd age and Gilded weapons and armour.

These clue scrolls are much harder than easy and medium clue scrolls, due to the risk of being attacked, as well as requiring more quests to be at least partially completed. For this reason many players prefer to complete the easy or medium ones.

If you have dropped the prior clue scroll while having done some of the steps on that, the next clue scroll you receive will NOT have retained the steps of the dropped clue.

If a player dies in the Wilderness with a clue scroll above level 20, it will disappear whether it's a PvP death or not, unless it is an item kept on death, or if that player has a clue box. Players will find that the clue scroll will be gone upon returning to their loot otherwise. However, when dying in the Wilderness with a clue box, provided the player returns quick enough, the clue will stay in the inventory while the clue box is lost. In lower wilderness however (level 20 or lower) in PvP death, the unprotected clue will stay on the ground for up to 1 hour. The same goes for reward caskets. If you die in lower Wilderness due to a monster you will always keep the clue whether protected or not.

Completion of hard clues will give a casket (hard), containing the final reward for the trail. After completing 300 hard clues the player will unlock the Uri Transform emote.

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

Types of clues[edit | edit source]

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

Requirements[edit | edit source]

Skill requirements

Certain clues will require items that need a certain skill requirement in order to wear, wield or access. The table below shows the highest skill requirement, in order to complete every hard clue. Quest skill requirements are not noted in this table.

Skill level Details
60 PrayerPrayer icon.png Required to wield stoles and croziers.
50 RangedRanged icon.png Required to wear blue dragonhide armour.
40 MagicMagic icon.png Required to wear the mystic hat and wield the mystic fire staff.
40 AttackAttack icon.png Required to wield various rune weapons and the mystic fire staff.
20 StrengthStrength icon.png Required to wield rune halberd.
40 DefenceDefence icon.png Required to wield rune equipment and blue dragonhide body.
68 FishingFishing icon.png Required to access the Fishing Guild (can be boosted from 63 with an admiral pie).
56 AgilityAgility icon.png Required to get through the dense forest in Tirannwn (can be boosted from 51 with a summer pie).

Quest requirements[edit | edit source]

Some clues require access to areas which may require quests. Some only require to start the quest in order to access the area.

Quest Details
Priest in Peril Gives access to Canifis.
Plague City (started) Gives access to West Ardougne.
Regicide Gives access to Tirannwn. Highly recommended to complete the quest, as travelling becomes easier with using a charter ship to Port Tyras.
Icthlarin's Little Helper (started) Gives access to Sophanem.
Legends' Quest (started) Gives access to the Kharazi Jungle.
Mountain Daughter (optional) Gives access to Mountain Camp, without the need of a rope everytime.
Watchtower (started) Gives access to Gu'Tanoth.
The Grand Tree Gives access to the Ship Yard.
Shilo Village Gives access to Shilo Village.
Nature Spirit (started) Gives access to the Nature Grotto.
Troll Stronghold Gives access to Trollheim.
Fairytale II - Cure a Queen Gives access to fairy rings, which is required for some clues. Also useful for getting around Gielinor easier. Completion is required for Fairy Queen cipher clue (GBJSZ RVFFO).
Elemental Workshop I Grants ability to equip an elemental shield.
Dragon Slayer (started) Gives access to Crandor.
Zogre Flesh Eaters (started) Gives access to Jiggig.
Cabin Fever Gives access to Mos Le'Harmless.
In Aid of the Myreque (started) Gives access to Burgh de Rott.
Holy Grail Gives access to the Fisher Realm.
Bone Voyage Gives access to Fossil Island and needed to unlock the Fossilised song.
Recipe for Disaster -Evil Dave subquest(started) Access to Evil Dave west of Edgeville bank.
The Fremennik Isles (started) Gives access to Neitiznot and able to speak to Mawnis Burowgar.
Horror from the Deep Gives access to the Lighthouse.
My Arm's Big Adventure Gives access to the song Roc and Roll.
Mourning's End Part II Gives access to the song La Mort.
Troll Romance Gives access to the song Hells Bells.
Swan Song Gives access to the Piscatoris Fishing Colony and able to speak to Arnold Lydspor (only works after the quest).

Other[edit | edit source]

Requirement Details
5% Shayzien Favour To enter the Lizardman Canyon.

Possible rewards[edit | edit source]

Main article: Reward casket (hard)

The average loot roll is worth 31,934. On average, hard clues are worth 159,672.

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 (hard).

Image Name
Rune full helm (t).png Rune platebody (t).png Rune platelegs (t).png Rune plateskirt (t).png Rune kiteshield (t).png Rune trimmed armour
Rune full helm (g).png Rune platebody (g).png Rune platelegs (g).png Rune plateskirt (g).png Rune kiteshield (g).png Rune gold-trimmed armour
Guthix full helm.png Guthix platebody.png Guthix platelegs.png Guthix plateskirt.png Guthix kiteshield.png Guthix rune armour
Saradomin full helm.png Saradomin platebody.png Saradomin platelegs.png Saradomin plateskirt.png Saradomin kiteshield.png Saradomin rune armour
Zamorak full helm.png Zamorak  platebody.png Zamorak platelegs.png Zamorak plateskirt.png Zamorak kiteshield.png Zamorak rune armour
Ancient full helm.png Ancient platebody.png Ancient platelegs.png Ancient plateskirt.png Ancient kiteshield.png Ancient rune armour
Bandos full helm.png Bandos platebody.png Bandos platelegs.png Bandos plateskirt.png Bandos kiteshield.png Bandos rune armour
Armadyl full helm.png Armadyl platebody.png Armadyl platelegs.png Armadyl plateskirt.png Armadyl kiteshield.png Armadyl rune armour
Gilded full helm.png Gilded platebody.png Gilded platelegs.png Gilded plateskirt.png Gilded kiteshield.png
Gilded med helm.png Gilded chainbody.png Gilded sq shield.png Gilded 2h sword.png Gilded spear.png Gilded hasta.png
Gilded armour
Rune helm (h1).png Rune helm (h2).png Rune helm (h3).png Rune helm (h4).png Rune helm (h5).png
Rune platebody (h1).png Rune platebody (h2).png Rune platebody (h3).pngRune platebody (h4).png Rune platebody (h5).png
Rune shield (h1).png Rune shield (h2).png Rune shield (h3).png Rune shield (h4).png Rune shield (h5).png
Rune heraldic armour (h1 to h5)
Blue d'hide body (t).png Blue d'hide chaps (t).png Blue d'hide trimmed armour
Blue d'hide body (g).png Blue d'hide chaps (g).png Blue d'hide gold-trimmed armour
Red d'hide body (t).png Red d'hide chaps (t).png Red d'hide trimmed armour
Red d'hide body (g).png Red d'hide chaps (g).png Red d'hide gold-trimmed armour
Enchanted hat.png Enchanted top.png Enchanted robe.png Enchanted robes
Robin hood hat.png Robin hood hat
Tan cavalier.png Dark cavalier.png Black cavalier.png
White cavalier.png Red cavalier.png Navy cavalier.png
Pirate's hat.png Pirate's hat
3rd age full helmet.png 3rd age platebody.png 3rd age platelegs.png 3rd age plateskirt.png 3rd age kiteshield.png 3rd age melee equipment
3rd age range coif.png 3rd age range top.png 3rd age range legs.png 3rd age vambraces.png 3rd age range equipment
3rd age mage hat.png 3rd age robe top.png 3rd age robe.png 3rd age amulet.png 3rd age mage equipment
Amulet of glory (t).png Amulet of glory (t)
Guthix coif.png Guthix d'hide.png Guthix chaps.png Guthix bracers.png Guthix d'hide boots.png Guthix d'hide shield.png Guthix blessed d'hide armour
Saradomin coif.png Saradomin d'hide.png Saradomin chaps.png Saradomin bracers.png Saradomin d'hide boots.png Saradomin d'hide shield.png Saradomin blessed d'hide armour
Zamorak coif.png Zamorak d'hide.png Zamorak chaps.png Zamorak bracers.png Zamorak d'hide boots.png Zamorak d'hide shield.png Zamorak blessed d'hide armour
Armadyl coif.png Armadyl d'hide.png Armadyl chaps.png Armadyl bracers.png Armadyl d'hide boots.png Armadyl d'hide shield.png Armadyl blessed d'hide armour
Ancient coif.png Ancient d'hide.png Ancient chaps.png Ancient bracers.png Ancient d'hide boots.png Ancient d'hide shield.png Ancient blessed d'hide armour
Bandos coif.png Bandos d'hide.png Bandos chaps.png Bandos bracers.png Bandos d'hide boots.png Bandos d'hide shield.png Bandos blessed d'hide armour
Guthix stole.png Guthix crozier.png Saradomin stole.png Saradomin crozier.png Zamorak stole.png Zamorak crozier.png Vestment stoles and croziers (Guthix, Saradomin, and Zamorak)
Green dragon mask.png Blue dragon mask.png Red dragon mask.png Black dragon mask.png Chromatic dragon masks
Pith helmet.png Pith helmet
Explorer backpack.png Explorer backpack
Rune cane.png Rune cane
Zombie head (Treasure Trails).png Zombie head
Cyclops head.png Cyclops head
Nunchaku.png Nunchaku
Dual sai.png Dual sai
Thieving bag.png Thieving bag
Dragon boots ornament kit.png rune defender ornament kit.png Tzhaar-ket-om ornament kit.png Berserker necklace ornament kit.png Ornament kits

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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Aberrant spectre96 Multicombat.png11/128
Abhorrent spectre253 Multicombat.png11/12.8
Abyssal demon124 Multicombat.png11/128
Alchemical Hydra426 Multicombat.png11/100
Ankou75–98 Multicombat.png11/512
Aviansie69–148 Multicombat.png11/128
Balfrug Kreeyath151 Multicombat.png11/128
Bandit22; 130 Multicombat.png11/128
Black demon172–292 Multicombat.png11/128
Black dragon227; 247 Multicombat.png11/128
Bloodveld76; 81 Multicombat.png11/256
Blue dragon111 Multicombat.png11/128
Bree146 Multicombat.png11/128
Bronze dragon131; 143 Multicombat.png11/128
Brutal black dragon318 Multicombat.png11/128
Brutal blue dragon271 Multicombat.png11/128
Brutal green dragon227 Multicombat.png11/128
Brutal red dragon289 Multicombat.png11/128
Cave abomination206 Multicombat.png110/128
Cave horror80 Multicombat.png11/128
Cave kraken127 Multicombat.png11/100
Chaos Fanatic202 Multicombat.png11/128
Chest (Rogues' Castle)84 Thieving icon.png11/99
Crazy archaeologist204 Multicombat.png11/128
Cyclops56; 76; 81; 106 Multicombat.png1Varies
Lv 56 and 76
Lv 81: (1/512)
Lv 106: (1/256)
Dagannoth Prime303 Multicombat.png11/42
Dagannoth Rex303 Multicombat.png11/42
Dagannoth Supreme303 Multicombat.png11/42
Dark beast182 Multicombat.png11/128
Dark warrior8; 145 Multicombat.png11/128
Demonic gorilla275 Multicombat.png11/100
Deviant spectre169 Multicombat.png11/128
Drake192 Multicombat.png11/128
Elder Chaos druid129 Multicombat.png11/128
Elf Archer90 Multicombat.png11/128
Elf Warrior108 Multicombat.png11/128
Experiment No.2109 Multicombat.png11/128
Flight Kilisa159 Multicombat.png11/128
Flockleader Geerin149 Multicombat.png11/128
Gang boss76; 83 Multicombat.png11/65
Gangster45; 50 Multicombat.png11/65
Gargoyle111 Multicombat.png11/128
Gorak145; 149 Multicombat.png11/128
Greater Nechryael200 Multicombat.png11/128
Greater abyssal demon342 Multicombat.png11/12.8
Greater demon92–113 Multicombat.png11/128
Green dragon79; 88 Multicombat.png11/128
Growler139 Multicombat.png11/128
Guard (Prifddinas)108 Multicombat.png11/128
Hellhound122; 127; 136 Multicombat.png11/64
Hydra194 Multicombat.png11/128
Insatiable Bloodveld202 Multicombat.png15/128
Insatiable mutated Bloodveld278 Multicombat.png110/128
Iorwerth Archer90 Multicombat.png11/128
Iorwerth Warrior108 Multicombat.png11/128
Iron dragon189; 215 Multicombat.png11/128
Jelly78 Multicombat.png11/128
King kurask295 Multicombat.png1Rare
Knight of Saradomin101; 103 Multicombat.png11/128
Kurask106 Multicombat.png11/128
Lizardman shaman150 Multicombat.png11/200
Long-tailed Wyvern152 Multicombat.png11/118
Magpie impling65 Hunter icon.png11/50
Magpie impling jarN/A Casket.png11/50
Marble gargoyle349 Multicombat.png1Uncommon
Mutated Bloodveld123 Multicombat.png11/128
Mystery boxN/A Casket.png1Uncommon
Nature impling58 Hunter icon.png11/100
Nature impling jarN/A Casket.png11/100
Nechryael115 Multicombat.png11/128
Nechryarch300 Multicombat.png15/128
Night beast374 Multicombat.png15/64
Ninja impling74 Hunter icon.png11/25
Ninja impling jarN/A Casket.png11/25
Nuclear smoke devil280 Multicombat.png11/128
Ork107 Multicombat.png11/128
Red dragon152 Multicombat.png11/128
Repugnant spectre335 Multicombat.png110/128
Sarachnis318 Multicombat.png11/40
Saradomin priest113 Multicombat.png11/128
Scorpia225 Multicombat.png11/128
Screaming twisted banshee144 Multicombat.png1Common
Sergeant Grimspike142 Multicombat.png11/128
Sergeant Steelwill142 Multicombat.png11/128
Sergeant Strongstack141 Multicombat.png11/128
Silver key blackN/A Casket.png12/153
Silver key brownN/A Casket.png12/153
Silver key crimsonN/A Casket.png12/153
Silver key purpleN/A Casket.png12/153
Silver key redN/A Casket.png12/153
Skeleton (Shayzien Crypts)132 Multicombat.png1Rare
Skotizo321 Multicombat.png1Always
Smoke devil160 Multicombat.png11/128
Spiritual mage120; 121; 123 Multicombat.png11/128
Spiritual ranger115; 118; 122; 127 Multicombat.png11/128
Spiritual warrior115; 123; 125; 134 Multicombat.png11/128
Spitting Wyvern139 Multicombat.png11/118
Starlight149 Multicombat.png11/128
Steel dragon246; 274 Multicombat.png11/64
Suqah111 Multicombat.png11/129

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
6 March 2014
(update | poll)
  • Bloodveld and Dark beasts now have a chance of dropping hard clue scrolls.
  • Clue scrolls and caskets now state the levels in their names.

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 their current one.