Clue scroll (medium)

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Clue scroll (medium)
Clue scroll (medium).png
Released5 May 2004 (Update)
Quest itemNo
OptionsRead, Check Steps
  • "A set of instructions to be followed"
  • "A clue!"
  • "A piece of the world map,but where?"
  • "Perhaps someone at the observatory can teach me to navigate?"
  • "It points to great treasure!"
  • "A clue suggested by Tach!"
Value20 coins
High alch12 coins
Low alch8 coins
Weight0.02 kg
Advanced data
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A clue scroll (medium) is a valuable random drop from a large variety of mid-levelled monsters. Clue scrolls are the start of a Treasure Trail - a treasure hunt that sends players hunting all around Gielinor. 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. For a guide on how to complete a clue scroll, see: Treasure Trails Guide. Medium clue scrolls are mostly easy to obtain and complete, and offer average rewards in return. The rewards can range from mithril armour to ranger boots.

Medium clue scrolls offer coordinate clues along with more complex puzzles than easy clues, and occasionally a monster ranging from a chicken to a Market Guard may be fought. However, there are no clue steps that brings you to the wilderness.

They can take between 3 and 5 steps to complete.

Completion of medium clues will give a casket (medium) containing the final reward for the trail. After completing 400 medium clues, the player will be awarded a clueless scroll.

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

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. In lower level Wilderness, unprotected clue scrolls will stay on the ground for an hour if killed by another player, or remain in the inventory if killed by a monster.

A one-time medium clue scroll can be rarely obtained (1/256 chance[1]) from feeding a monkey bananas. When this happens, a message appears in the player's chat box saying "The monkey chews on the banana and spits out a clue!".

A medium clue scroll can be given to Watson along with an easy, hard 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[edit | edit source]

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 medium clue. Quest skill requirements are not noted in this table.

Skill level Details
Agility 35 Required to enter the Barbarian Agility Arena.
Attack 30 Required to wield adamant weaponry.
Defence 40 Required to wear green or blue d'hide body.
Farming 45 Required to enter the Farming guild. 60% Hosidius favour also required.
Magic 40 Required to wear mystic robes.
Ranged 50 Required to wear blue dragonhide armour.
Strength 15 Required to wield adamant halberd.
Construction 42 Required to build STASH units

Additional requirements for ironmen[edit | edit source]

Players playing in the ironman mode may find it more difficult to obtain certain items required for emote clues. Possible challenges are listed below.

Skill level Details
Crafting 45 or Hunter 74 To obtain snakeskin boots.
Crafting 71 or ability to kill brutal blue dragons. To obtain blue d'hide body.
Magic 66 , Slayer 55 , or Hunter 83 To obtain mystic robe bottoms.
Slayer 52 To obtain mithril boots.

Furthermore, obtaining an adamant sq shield may prove challenging, see item page for possibilities. Note, that a clue step requiring adamant boots is blocked for ironmen.[2]

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
Biohazard Gives access to the Combat Training Camp.
Bone Voyage Gives access to Fossil Island.
The Corsair Curse (Completion of quest not necessary) Gives access to Corsair Cove.
Creature of Fenkenstrain (Completion of quest not necessary) Gives access to Mausoleum.
Dragon Slayer I Gives access to green d'hide body and Crandor.
The Fremennik Trials Gives access to Miscellania.
Horror from the Deep (Completion of quest not necessary) Gives access to the Lighthouse.
Jungle Potion Gives access to Gabooty in Tai Bwo Wannai.
Lost City Gives access to the song Faerie.
Mountain Daughter (Completion of quest not necessary) Gives access to the song Cave of Beasts.
Nature Spirit (Completion of quest not necessary) Gives access to Mort Myre Swamp.
Priest in Peril Gives access to Morytania.
Ratcatchers (Completion of quest not necessary, must complete part 1 "Jimmy Dazzler" to access Ardougne rat pit.) Gives access to the song Catch Me If You Can.
Ironman: Regicide (Completion of quest not necessary) Gives access to the Quartermaster store to buy an adamant halberd.
Sea Slug (Completion of quest not necessary) Gives access to Fishing Platform.
The Tourist Trap (Completion of quest not necessary) Gives access to the Desert Mining Camp.

Music requirements[edit | edit source]

Music Track Unlock location Notes
Catch Me If You Can Ardougne Rat Pits Requires partial completion of Ratcatchers.
Cave of Beasts The Kendal's cave Requires partial completion [up to boss fight] of Mountain Daughter.
Devils May Care Smoke Devil Dungeon If you quickly enter and then exit the dungeon right away, then a facemask or slayer helmet is not necessary.
Faerie Zanaris Requires completion of Lost City.
Forgotten Ruins of Uzer N/A
Karamja Jam Brimhaven Dungeon Access to the dungeon requires a fee from either Saniboch or Banisoch.
Subterranea Crabclaw Caves or Waterbirth Island Dungeon N/A

Other requirements[edit | edit source]

Requirement Details
60% Hosidius favour To enter the Farming Guild.

Possible rewards[edit | edit source]

The average loot roll of a medium clue is worth 47,688.00. If ranger boots are excluded, the expected value of each loot roll is worth 9,614.00.

On average, medium clues are worth 190,752.00, or 38,459.00 when the ranger boots are excluded.

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 (medium).

Image Name
Mithril full helm (t).png Mithril platebody (t).png Mithril platelegs (t).png Mithril plateskirt (t).png Mithril kiteshield (t).png Mithril trimmed armour
Mithril full helm (g).png Mithril platebody (g).png Mithril platelegs (g).png Mithril plateskirt (g).png Mithril kiteshield (g).png Mithril gold-trimmed armour
Adamant full helm (t).png Adamant platebody (t).png Adamant platelegs (t).png Adamant plateskirt (t).png Adamant kiteshield (t).png Adamant trimmed armour
Adamant full helm (g).png Adamant platebody (g).png Adamant platelegs (g).png Adamant plateskirt (g).png Adamant kiteshield (g).png Adamant gold-trimmed armour
Climbing boots (g).png Climbing boots (g)
Spiked manacles.png Spiked manacles
Ranger boots.png Ranger boots
Holy sandals.png Holy sandals
Wizard boots.png Wizard boots
Red headband.png Black headband.png Brown headband.png White headband.png
Blue headband.png Gold headband.png Pink headband.png Green headband.png
Headbands (Black, Red, Brown, Pink, Green, Blue, White, Gold)
Red boater.png Orange boater.png Green boater.png Blue boater.png
Black boater.png Pink boater.png Purple boater.png White boater.png
Boaters (Red, Orange, Green, Blue, Black, Pink, Purple, White)
Green d'hide body (t).png Green d'hide chaps (t).png Trimmed green dragonhide armour
Green d'hide body (g).png Green d'hide chaps (g).png Gold-trimmed green dragonhide armour
Adamant helm (h1).png Adamant helm (h2).png Adamant helm (h3).png Adamant helm (h4).png Adamant helm (h5).png
Adamant platebody (h1).png Adamant platebody (h2).png Adamant platebody (h3).png Adamant platebody (h4).png Adamant platebody (h5).png
Adamant shield (h1).png Adamant shield (h2).png Adamant shield (h3).png Adamant shield (h4).png Adamant shield (h5).png
Adamant heraldic armour (h1 to h5)
Black elegant shirt.png Black elegant legs.png White elegant blouse.png White elegant skirt.png Black/white elegant clothing
Purple elegant shirt.png Purple elegant legs.png Purple elegant blouse.png Purple elegant skirt.png Purple elegant clothing
Pink elegant shirt.png Pink elegant legs.png Pink elegant blouse.png Pink elegant skirt.png Pink elegant clothing
Gold elegant shirt.png Gold elegant legs.png Gold elegant blouse.png Gold elegant skirt.png Gold elegant clothing
Wolf mask.png Wolf cloak.png Wolf cloak and Wolf mask
Strength amulet (t).png Amulet of strength (t)
Adamant cane.png Adamant cane
Guthix mitre.png Guthix cloak.png Saradomin mitre.png Saradomin cloak.png Zamorak mitre.png Zamorak cloak.png
Ancient mitre.png Ancient cloak.png Bandos mitre.png Bandos cloak.png Armadyl mitre.png Armadyl cloak.png
Vestment mitres and cloaks (Guthix, Saradomin, Zamorak, Zaros, Bandos, and Armadyl)
Ancient stole.png Ancient crozier.png Armadyl stole.png Armadyl crozier.png Bandos stole.png Bandos crozier.png Vestment stoles and croziers (Ancient, Armadyl, and Bandos)
Cat mask.png Cat mask
Penguin mask.png Penguin mask
Gnomish firelighter.png Gnomish firelighter
Crier hat.png Crier hat
Crier bell.png Crier bell
Crier coat.png Crier coat
Leprechaun hat.png Leprechaun hat
Black leprechaun hat.png Black leprechaun hat
Black unicorn mask.png Black unicorn mask
White unicorn mask.png White unicorn mask
Arceuus banner.png Hosidius banner.png Lovakengj banner.png Piscarilius banner.png Shayzien banner.png Great Kourend city banners
Cabbage round shield.png Cabbage round shield
Clueless scroll.png Clueless scroll

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
Abyssal guardian59 Multicombat.png11/256
Abyssal leech41 Multicombat.png11/256
Abyssal walker81 Multicombat.png11/256
Ancient Zygomite109 Multicombat.png11/128
Angry barbarian spirit166 Multicombat.png11/128
Bandit (Shayzien)22 Multicombat.png11/128
Berserk barbarian spirit166 Multicombat.png11/128
Black Chest (black)N/A Casket.png14/141.11
Black Chest (brown)N/A Casket.png14/141.02
Black Chest (crimson)N/A Casket.png14/141.07
Black Chest (purple)N/A Casket.png14/141.15
Black Chest (red)N/A Casket.png14/140.98
Black Guard Berserker66 Multicombat.png11/128
Black Guard Level 4848 Multicombat.png11/128
Black Heather (m)34 Multicombat.png11/128; 1/64
Brine rat70 Multicombat.png11/128
Casket (Reward pool)N/A Casket.png13/100
Catablepon (m)49; 64; 68 Multicombat.png11/101
Chest (Isle of Souls Dungeon)28 Thieving icon.png12/200
Cockathrice89 Multicombat.png110/128
Cockatrice37 Multicombat.png11/128
Coffin (Hallowed Sepulchre) Multicombat.png11/50; 1/25
Dagannoth (Waterbirth Island) Level 9090 Multicombat.png11/128
Dagannoth (Waterbirth Island) Level 8888 Multicombat.png11/128
Dagannoth74; 92 Multicombat.png11/128
Dark warrior Great Kourend37; 51; 62 Multicombat.png11/96
Donny the lad (m)34 Multicombat.png11/128; 1/64
Earth impling jarN/A Casket.png11/100
Earth impling36; 46 Hunter icon.png11/100
Eclectic impling jarN/A Casket.png11/25
Eclectic impling50; 60 Hunter icon.png11/25
Enraged barbarian spirit166 Multicombat.png11/128
Essence impling jarN/A Casket.png11/50
Essence impling42; 52 Hunter icon.png11/50
Feral Vampyre61–130 Multicombat.png11/128; 1/64
Flaming pyrelord97 Multicombat.png110/128; 10/64
Former VampyreN/A Casket.png1Rare
Giant Rock Crab137 Multicombat.png11/128
Giant Sea Snake149 Multicombat.png11/128
Giant skeleton (Shadow Dungeon)80 Multicombat.png1Rare
Giant skeleton (Tarn's Lair)100 Multicombat.png11/128
Guard (Burthorpe)37 Multicombat.png11/128
Guard (Hosidius)19; 22 Multicombat.png11/128
Guard (Shayzien)21 Multicombat.png11/128
Guard (m)19; 20; 21; 22 Multicombat.png11/128; 1/106
Harpie Bug Swarm46 Multicombat.png11/128
Head Guard84 Multicombat.png11/128
Ice warrior (m)57 Multicombat.png11/128; 1/64
Infernal pyrelord134 Multicombat.png110/104
Jogre53; 58 Multicombat.png11/129
Jungle horror70 Multicombat.png11/128
King Sand Crab107 Multicombat.png11/128
Lynx Tamer21 Multicombat.png11/128
Magic axe42 Multicombat.png11/256
Mammoth41; 80 Multicombat.png11/128; 1/64
Market Guard48 Multicombat.png1Rare
Mummy Jaldraocht96; 103 Multicombat.png11/513
Mystery box MembersN/A Casket.png16/150
Mystery box EntranaN/A Casket.png16/150
Necromancer68 Multicombat.png11/128
Paladin49; 62; 121 Multicombat.png11/128
Possessed pickaxe Catacombs of Kourend50 Multicombat.png11/256
Pyrefiend43; 48 Multicombat.png11/128; 1/64
Pyrelord60 Multicombat.png11/104
Rock lobster127 Multicombat.png11/128
Sea Snake Hatchling62 Multicombat.png11/128
Sea Snake Young90 Multicombat.png11/128
Sergeant (Shayzien)84 Multicombat.png11/128
Sir Carl62 Multicombat.png11/128
Sir Harry62 Multicombat.png11/128
Sir Jerro62 Multicombat.png11/128
Skeletal miner42 Multicombat.png11/128
Skeleton (Tarn's Lair) Medium level40; 63; 72; 77 Multicombat.png11/128
Skeleton (Tarn's Lair) Level 81 Multicombat.png11/128
Skeleton (mage)94 Multicombat.png11/128
Skeleton Mage Level 8383 Multicombat.png11/128
Skeleton brute132 Multicombat.png11/128
Skeleton heavy132 Multicombat.png11/128
Skeleton hero149 Multicombat.png11/128
Skeleton thug132 Multicombat.png11/128
Skeleton warlord132 Multicombat.png11/128
Soldier (Shayzien)21 Multicombat.png11/128
Speedy Keith34 Multicombat.png11/128; 1/64
Steel Chest (black)N/A Casket.png13/134.46
Steel Chest (brown)N/A Casket.png13/134.39
Steel Chest (crimson)N/A Casket.png13/134.43
Steel Chest (purple)N/A Casket.png13/134.5
Steel Chest (red)N/A Casket.png13/134.35
Stone chestN/A Casket.png11/100
Sulphur Lizard50 Multicombat.png11/128
Tribesman32 Multicombat.png11/138
Vampyre JuvinateN/A Casket.png1Rare
Wall beast49 Multicombat.png1Rare
Wallasalki98 Multicombat.png11/128
Werewolf88; 93 Multicombat.png11/512; 1/256

Shop locations[edit | edit source]

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in stock
sold at
bought at
Honest Jimmy's House of Stuff.Trouble BrewingN/APieces of eight 3.png 5,000N/AMember icon.png

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
11 April 2019

The item was graphically updated.

4 January 2018

The medium clue answer regarding the number of gravestones in Lumbridge now includes the Jarvis gravestone for those who let him die during the Halloween event.

9 March 2017

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

21 April 2016
(update | poll)

Medium clue scrolls have been added to earth, essence, and eclectic impling drop tables.

8 October 2015

Increased the zone check for an emote clue at the Observatory.

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.

23 April 2015

The drop rate of medium clue scrolls from guards in Falador is now increased by 20% if you have completed the Falador Medium Diary.

6 March 2014
(update | poll)

The item was renamed from "Clue scroll" to "Clue scroll (medium)".

Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]

Clue scroll (v1) detail.png
Clue scroll (medium) detail.png
Clue scroll v1.png
Clue scroll (medium).png
5 May 2004 –
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 in order to receive a new one of the same difficulty.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 17 April 2018. (Archived from the original on 23 March 2019.) Mod Ash: "The chance is 1/256, btw."
  2. ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 25 April 2019. (Archived from the original on 30 May 2020.) Mod Ash: "Interestingly, yes, that one is blocked for Iron players."