Fletching training

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This article gives tips about training the Fletching skill.

Helpful quests[edit | edit source]

Some quests give Fletching experience as a one-time quest reward:

Spending experience lamps gained from quests on fletching is considered bad practice.

Zero time methods[edit | edit source]

Fletching can be trained while doing other activities, meaning that the skill can be trained in zero time.

Darts[edit | edit source]

Fletching darts is arguably the most feasible option for zero time training, as it only requires two clicks to fletch a set of darts, doesn't interrupt movement, offers high experience per action and dart tips usually have a high supply on the Grand Exchange. However, this comes at a moderate to high loss and requires a large amount of capital to buy all the dart tips and feathers needed. Most common and usually the cheapest options are mithril or adamant.

To smith dart tips the player must have completed The Tourist Trap quest, however you can fletch them without the quest being completed or started.

Image Material Fletching level Experience (per dart) Cost (per dart) Cost per experience
Bronze dart tip.pngBronze101.8-18-10
Iron dart tip.png Iron22 3.8 -23-6.05
Steel dart tip.pngSteel 37 7.5 -48 -6.4
Mithril dart tip.png Mithril52 11.2-55 -4.91
Adamant dart tip.png Adamant 67 15 -90 -6
Rune dart tip.png Rune81 18.8-180 -9.57
Dragon dart tip.pngDragon9525-385-15.4

Bolts[edit | edit source]

Fletching bolts (attaching feathers to unfinished bolts) works similarly to darts, but it offers less experience per action compared to darts, and some options aren't viable due to low supply or low buy limits.

Image Material Fletching level Experience (per bolt) Cost (per bolt) Cost per experience
Unfinished broad bolts 1.pngBroad55370.33
Adamant bolts(unf) 1.png Adamant 61 7 -4 -1.43
Runite bolts (unf) 1.png Rune 6910 -40 -4.6
Dragon bolts (unf) 1.png Dragon 8412 -28 -2.33

Other methods[edit | edit source]

This section will show the time and number of either logs or unstrung bows and bowstrings needed to reach level 99 if switching to each newly unlocked bow type you can fletch as soon as possible, along with the amounts of the materials involved: logs, bowstrings, unstrung bows and finished bows.

These experience rates do not account for time spent banking, i.e. the fastest xp you can get stringing magic longbows is a bit more than 195k xp/h.

Level 1 - 25 - Iron arrows[edit | edit source]

Fletch 2,505 arrowshafts (167 regular logs), attach 2,505 feathers (which will get you past level 15, so that you can proceed), and then attach 2,505 Iron arrowtips. This method will roughly break even.

This method actually achieves level 26 for a total of 9,602.5 xp (assuming player is starting at level 1 with 0 xp). 5xp per 15 arrow shafts, 15 xp per 15 feathers attached, and 37.5 xp per 15 arrowtips attached.

Level 1- 5/10 – Arrow shafts[edit | edit source]

Arrow shaft 5.png The best way to get from level 1 to level 5 is by fletching arrow shafts, which give 5 experience per log.

  • Experience needed: 388
  • Logs needed: 78
  • Time: 150 seconds
  • Logs cost = 4,056
  • Arrow shafts = 1,170
    • Total Profit/Loss = -2,886

Level 5-10 – Shortbows[edit | edit source]

Shortbow (u).png You can now make basic shortbows which give 5 experience for fletching or stringing them.

  • Experience needed: 767
  • Logs/Shortbows (u) needed: 153
  • Time: 6 minutes (fletch) or 4 minutes (string)
  • Logs cost = 7,956
  • Shortbow (u) cost = 306
  • Bowstrings cost = 22,950
    • Shortbow (u) and bow strings total = 23,256
  • Shortbows = 5,049
    • Total Profit/Loss(stringing) = -18,207
      • Per xp: -23.8
    • Total Profit/Loss(fletching) = -7,650
      • Per xp: -10

Level 10- 20 – Longbows[edit | edit source]

Longbow (u).png You can now make basic longbows which give 10 experience for fletching or stringing them.

  • Experience needed: 3,316
  • Logs/longbows (u) needed: 332
  • Time: 12 minutes (fletch) or 8 minutes (string)
  • Logs cost = 17,264
  • Longbow (u) cost = 2,324
  • Bow strings cost = 49,800
    • Longbow (u) and bow strings total = 52,124
  • Longbows = 19,920
    • Total Profit/Loss(stringing) = -32,204
      • Per xp: -9.7
    • Total Profit/Loss(fletching) = -14,940
      • Per xp: -4.5

Level 20 - 25 – Oak shortbows[edit | edit source]

Oak shortbow (u).png You can now create oak shortbows which give 16.5 experience for fletching or stringing them.

  • Experience needed: 4,082
  • Oak logs/oak shortbows (u) needed: 205
  • Time: 6 minutes (fletch) or 4 minutes 20 seconds (string)
  • Oak logs cost = 10,045
  • Oak shortbow (u) cost = 2,665
  • Bow strings cost = 30,750
    • Oak shortbow (u) and bow strings total = 33,415
  • Oak shortbows = 5,740
    • Total Profit/Loss(stringing) = -28,425
      • Per xp: -8.18
    • Total Profit/Loss(fletching) = -7,380
      • Per xp: -2.18

Level 25 - 35 – Oak longbows[edit | edit source]

Oak longbow (u).png You can now make oak longbows which give 25 experience for fletching or stringing them.

  • Experience needed: 14,564
  • Oak logs/oak longbows (u) needed: 583
  • Time: 21 minutes (fletch) or 14 minutes (string)
  • Oak logs cost = 28,567
  • Oak longbow (u) cost = 6,413
  • Bow strings cost = 87,450
    • Oak longbow (u) and bow strings total = 93,863
  • Oak longbows = 22,154
    • Total Profit/Loss(stringing) = -71,709
      • Per xp: -4.92
    • Total Profit/Loss(fletching) = -22,154
      • Per xp: -1.52

Level 30-99 - Steel arrows[edit | edit source]

Steel arrow 5.png Fletching steel arrows is a reasonably fast method of training Fletching that is occasionally profitable. This is due to it sometimes being possible to sell the arrows above the market price, meaning that players can sell them at the same price which they bought the materials for (allowing them to break even). Each set made yields 75 experience (5 experience per arrow).

  • Experience needed: 13,021,068
  • Steel arrowtips and headless arrows needed: 2,604,214
  • Time: 57 hours 52 minutes (Estimated 155,000 experience per hour)
  • Steel arrowtips price = 96,355,918
  • Headless arrow price = 13,021,070
    • Cost per arrow = -7
  • Total cost = 109,376,988
  • Total Profit/Loss= -18,229,498

Level 35-40 – Willow shortbows[edit | edit source]

Willow shortbow (u).png You can now make willow shortbows which give 33.5 experience for fletching or stringing them.

  • Experience needed: 14,818
  • Willow logs/willow shortbows (u) needed: 446
  • Time: 16 minutes (fletch) or 11 minutes (string)
  • Willow logs cost = 4,895
  • Willow shortbow (u) cost = 7,565
  • Bow strings cost = 66,750
    • Willow shortbow (u) and bow strings total = 74,315
  • Willow shortbows = 33,375
    • Total Profit/Loss(stringing) = -40,940
      • Per xp: -2.75
    • Total Profit/Loss(fletching) = 2,670
      • Per xp: 0.18

Level 40-50 – Willow longbows[edit | edit source]

Willow longbow (u).png You can now make willow longbows which give 41.5 experience for fletching or stringing them.

  • Experience needed: 64,109
  • Willow logs/willow longbows (u) needed: 1,545
  • Time: 55 minutes (fletch) or 37 minutes (string)
  • Willow logs cost = 16,995
  • Willow longbow (u) cost = 21,630
  • Bow strings cost = 231,750
    • Willow longbow (u) and bow strings total = 253,380
  • Willow longbows = 173,040
    • Total Profit/Loss(stringing) = -80,340
      • Per xp: -1.25
    • Total Profit/Loss(fletching) = 4,635
      • Per xp: 0.07

Level 50-55 – Maple shortbows[edit | edit source]

Maple shortbow (u).png You can now make maple shortbows which give 50 experience each for fletching or stringing them.

  • Experience needed: 65,303
  • Maple logs/maple shortbows (u) needed: 1,307
  • Time: 47 minutes (fletch) or 32 minutes (string)
  • Maple logs cost = 9,149
  • Maple shortbow (u) cost = 41,824
  • Bow strings cost = 196,050
    • Maple shortbow (u) and bow strings total = 237,874
  • Maple shortbows = 241,795
    • Total Profit/Loss(stringing) = 3,921
      • Per xp: 0.06
    • Total Profit/Loss(fletching) = 32,675
      • Per xp: 0.5

Level 52-99 – Broad arrows[edit | edit source]

Broad arrow 5.png Fletching broad arrows is a fast but expensive method for training Fletching. When fletching broad arrows, you make 10 sets of 15 arrows at 10 experience per arrow (150 experience per set). As broad arrows are untradeable, no profit can be made from this method of training.

  • Experience needed: 12,910,771
  • Broad arrowheads and headless arrows needed: 1,291,078
  • Time: 28 hours 41 minutes (Estimated 310,000 experience per hour)
  • Broad arrowheads price = 69,718,212
  • Headless arrow price = 6,455,390
    • Cost per arrow = -59
  • Total cost = 76,173,602
  • Total Profit/Loss= -76,173,602 (finished product is untradeable)

Level 55-65 – Maple longbows[edit | edit source]

Maple longbow (u).png You can now make maple longbows which give 58.2 Fletching experience for fletching or stringing them.

  • Experience needed: 282,792
  • Maple logs/maple longbows (u) needed: 4,861
  • Time: 2 hours 53 minutes (fletch) or approximately 2 hours 15 minutes (string)
  • Maple logs cost = 33,957
  • Maple longbow (u) cost = 135,828
  • Bow strings cost = 727,650
    • Maple longbow (u) and bow strings total = 863,478
  • Maple longbows = 1,217,601
    • Total Profit/Loss(stringing) = 354,123
      • Per xp: 1.25
    • Total Profit/Loss(fletching) = 101,871
      • Per xp: 0.36

Level 65-70 – Yew shortbows[edit | edit source]

Yew shortbow (u).png You can now make yew shortbows, which give 67.5 experience for fletching or stringing them.

  • Experience needed: 288,199
  • Yew logs/yew shortbows (u) needed: 4,270
  • Time: 2 hours 33 minutes (fletch) or 1 hour 42 minutes (string)
  • Yew logs cost = 1,029,070
  • Yew shortbow (u) cost = 730,170
  • Bow strings cost = 640,500
    • Yew shortbow (u) and bow strings total = 1,370,670
  • Yew shortbows = 1,426,180
    • Total Profit/Loss(stringing) = 55,510
      • Per xp: 0.19
    • Total Profit/Loss(fletching) = -298,900
      • Per xp: -1.04

Level 65-99 – Diamond bolts[edit | edit source]

Diamond bolts 5.png Diamond bolts can be made as an alternative to broad bolts, giving significantly more experience and profit per hour. Although a larger cash stack is required to buy the supplies for adamant bolts and diamond bolt tips. Diamond bolts are made 10 at a time and give 7 Fletching experience per bolt, resulting in 70 experience per set.

  • Experience needed: 12,585,003
  • Adamant bolts needed: 1,797,858
  • Diamond bolt tips needed: 1,797,858
  • Time: 66 hours 35 minutes
  • Adamant bolts cost = 359,571,600
  • Diamond bolt tips cost = 336,199,446
    • Adamant bolts and diamond bolt tips total = 695,771,046
  • Total Profit/Loss= 21,574,296
    • Per xp: 1.71

Level 70-80 – Yew longbows[edit | edit source]

Yew longbow (u).png You can now make yew longbows which give 75 experience for fletching or stringing them.

  • Experience needed: 1,248,441
  • Yew logs/yew longbows (u) needed: 16,646
  • Time: 9 hours 55 minutes (fletch) or 6 hours 37 minutes (string)
  • Experience rate: 126,000 (fletch) or 189,000 (string)
  • Yew logs cost = 4,011,686
  • Yew longbow (u) cost = 4,993,800
  • Bow strings cost = 2,496,900
    • Yew longbow (u) and bow strings total = 7,490,700
  • Yew longbows = 9,471,574
    • Total Profit/Loss(stringing) = 1,980,874
      • Per xp: 1.59
    • Total Profit/Loss(fletching) = 982,114
      • Per xp: 0.79

Level 80-85 – Magic shortbows[edit | edit source]

Magic shortbow (u).png You can now make magic shortbows which give 83.3 experience for fletching or stringing.

  • Experience needed: 1,272,526
  • Magic logs/magic shortbows (u) needed: 15,277
  • Time: 9 hours 6 minutes (fletch) or 6 hours 4 minutes (string)
  • Experience rate: 140,000 (fletch) or 210,000 (string)
  • Magic logs cost = 16,646,454
  • Magic shortbow (u) cost = 12,977,814
  • Bow strings cost = 2,292,900
    • Magic shortbow (u) and bow strings total = 15,270,714
  • Magic shortbows = 12,748,524
    • Total Profit/Loss(stringing) = -2,522,190
      • Per xp: -1.98
    • Total Profit/Loss(fletching) = -3,668,640
      • Per xp: -2.88

Level 85-99 – Magic longbows[edit | edit source]

Magic longbow (u).png Magic longbows are the last type of bow unlocked. They give 91.5 experience for fletching or stringing them.

  • Experience needed: 9,775,837
  • Magic logs/magic longbows (u) needed: 106,840
  • Time: 56 hours 26 minutes (fletch) or 38 hours 22 minutes (string)
  • Experience rate: 163,000 (fletch) or 210,000 (string)
  • Magic logs cost = 116,348,760
  • Magic longbow (u) cost = 117,096,640
  • Bow strings cost = 16,026,000
    • Magic longbow (u) and bow strings total = 133,122,640
  • Magic longbows = 140,494,600
    • Total Profit/Loss(stringing) = 7,371,960
      • Per xp: 0.75
    • Total Profit/Loss(fletching) = 747,880
      • Per xp: 0.08

Level 92-99 – Dragon javelins[edit | edit source]

Dragon javelin.png Added with the release of Monkey Madness II, Dragon javelins are an extremely fast way to train Fletching, at a moderate loss. They are fletched in 10 sets of 15, at 15 experience per javelin (225 experience per action). It is possible to achieve 670,000 experience per hour with high concentration.

  • Experience needed: 6,517,178
  • Dragon javelin heads and shafts needed: 434,479
  • Time = 9 hours 39 minutes
  • Dragon javelin head cost = 472,713,152
  • Javelin shafts = 434,479
    • Loss per javelin = -70
  • Total cost = 473,147,631
    • Total Profit/Loss= -30,413,530

Level 92-99 - Redwood shields[edit | edit source]

Redwood shield.png Redwood shields are an alternative way of training Fletching. Fletching one shield requires two redwood logs, and gives 216 experience per shield.

  • Experience needed: 6,517,178
  • Redwood logs needed: 60,346
  • Time: 38 hours 35 minutes
  • Experience rate: 168k xp/hr
  • Redwood logs cost = 23,112,518
  • Redwood shields = 12,461,449
    • Total Profit/Loss(fletching) = -10,651,069
      • Per xp: -1.63