Fletching training

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This article gives tips about training the Fletching skill.

Starting off[edit | edit source]

Early levels can be skipped by completing quests that give Fletching experience. Completing Animal Magnetism, Big Chompy Bird Hunting and Zogre Flesh Eaters will grant a total of 3,262 Fletching experience, which will get the player up to level 18. These quests have few requirements and can be done at a low level. Completing Temple of Ikov and The Fremennik Trials will grant an additional 10,812 Fletching experience, which will get the player up to level 30.

Quest Experience
reward
Fletching
requirement
Other requirements
Big Chompy Bird Hunting 262 Fletching 5 Ranged 30 , Cooking 30
Animal Magnetism 1,000 - Slayer 18 , Crafting 19 , Ranged 30 , Woodcutting 35
Zogre Flesh Eaters 2,000 Fletching 30
(if fletching your own comp ogre bow)
Smithing 4 , Herblore 8 , Ranged 30
The Fremennik Trials 2,812 Fletching 25 (if crafting your own lyre) Woodcutting 40 , Crafting 40
(if crafting your own lyre)
Temple of Ikov 8,000 - Thieving 42 , Ranged 40
Total 14,074

Zero time methods[edit | edit source]

Fletching can be trained entirely while doing other activities, meaning that the skill is considered passive and can be trained in "zero time". Activities which involve a lot of running or have downtime, and do not require full inventory space are well-suited for Fletching training, such as questing, training Agility, training Hunter (excluding black salamanders and black chinchompas), farm runs, training Slayer, subduing Wintertodt etc.

Darts[edit | edit source]

Fletching darts is arguably the most feasible option for zero time training. Fletching them only requires two clicks per a set of darts, offers high experience per action, and does not interrupt movement. Dart tips also have a steady supply on the Grand Exchange. However, this method can be expensive and may require a large amount of capital to buy all the dart tips and feathers needed. Most common and usually the cheapest options are amethyst, mithril, or adamant.

The Tourist Trap quest is not required to fletch darts, only for smithing dart tips.

Tip: If you are not click-savvy, consider fletching darts on mobile with two fingers tapping feathers and dart tips one after another. It is possible to fletch 2–4 sets of darts per tick or more this way.

Fletching Level Item Materials Experience
(per dart)
Max Experience
(per buy limit)
Material cost
(per dart)
Profit
(per dart)
GP/XP
10 Bronze dart inventory image Bronze FeatherBronze dart tip 1.8 23,400 −42 −24 -13.33
22 Iron dart inventory image Iron FeatherIron dart tip 3.8 49,400 −48 −32 -8.42
37 Steel dart inventory image Steel FeatherSteel dart tip 7.5 97,500 −61 −58 -7.73
52 Mithril dart inventory image Mithril FeatherMithril dart tip 11.2 224,000 −81 −77 -6.87
67 Adamant dart inventory image Adamant FeatherAdamant dart tip 15 300,000 −198 −176 -11.73
81 Rune dart inventory image Rune FeatherRune dart tip 18.8 206,800 −721 −482 -25.64
90 Amethyst dart inventory image Amethyst FeatherAmethyst dart tip 21 231,000 −511 −171 -8.14
95 Dragon dart inventory image Dragon FeatherDragon dart tip 25 275,000 −1,683 −217 -8.68

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.

Fletching Level Item Materials Experience
(per bolt)
Material Cost
(per bolt)
Profit
(per bolt)
GP/XP
9 Bronze bolts inventory image Bronze FeatherBronze bolts (unf) 0.5 −22 −19 -38.00
24 Blurite bolts inventory image Blurite FeatherBlurite bolts (unf) 1 N/A N/A N/A
39 Iron bolts inventory image Iron FeatherIron bolts (unf) 1.5 −17 −5 -3.33
43 Silver bolts inventory image Silver FeatherSilver bolts (unf) 2.5 −11 −4 -1.60
46 Steel bolts inventory image Steel FeatherSteel bolts (unf) 3.5 −52 −8 -2.29
54 Mithril bolts inventory image Mithril FeatherMithril bolts (unf) 5 −62 −16 -3.20
55 Broad bolts inventory image Broad[1] FeatherUnfinished broad bolts 3 −58 2 0.67
61 Adamant bolts inventory image Adamant FeatherAdamant bolts(unf) 7 −193 −36 -5.14
69 Runite bolts inventory image Rune FeatherRunite bolts (unf) 10 −308 −76 -7.60
84 Dragon bolts inventory image Dragon FeatherDragon bolts (unf) 12 −1,575 −35 -2.92
  1. ^ Requires the broader fletching Slayer Reward.

Semi-zero time methods[edit | edit source]

Some methods of Fletching training, while they can be done running or inbetween other activities, create products at a constant rate, rather than darts or bolts which give experience every two clicks and can be made incredibly quickly. The actions are done every two game ticks (1.2 seconds) and in sets of 10 or 15, requiring periodic requeueing to make another set. These methods open a dialogue window upon creation which can delay the actions, making them less feasible for actions like Agility where there is constant interruption, but are still useful.

Tipping bolts[edit | edit source]

Some options are not viable due to low supply, low trade volume of material or product, or low buy limits, and often require a large amount of capital.

Fletching Level Item Materials Experience
(per bolt)
Max Experience
(per hour)[1]
Material cost
(per bolt)
Profit
(per bolt)
GP/XP Volume
11 Opal bolts inventory image Opal-tipped bronze bolts Opal bolt tipsBronze bolts 1.6 48,000 −69 −5 -3.12 47858
26 Jade bolts inventory image Jade-tipped blurite bolts[2] Jade bolt tipsBlurite bolts 2.4 72,000 −13 −13 -5.42 N/A
41 Pearl bolts inventory image Pearl-tipped iron bolts Pearl bolt tipsIron bolts 3.2 96,000 −69 16 5.00 253918
48 Topaz bolts inventory image Red topaz-tipped steel bolts Topaz bolt tipsSteel bolts 4 120,000 −261 37 9.25 362558
51 Barbed bolts inventory image Barbed-tipped bronze bolts Barb bolttipsBronze bolts 9.5 285,000 −159 2 0.21 197621
56 Sapphire bolts inventory image Sapphire-tipped mithril bolts Sapphire bolt tipsMithril bolts 4.7 141,000 −117 15 3.19 469377
58 Emerald bolts inventory image Emerald-tipped mithril bolts Emerald bolt tipsMithril bolts 5.5 165,000 −101 22 4.00 1002355
63 Ruby bolts inventory image Ruby-tipped adamant bolts Ruby bolt tipsAdamant bolts 6.3 189,000 −254 21 3.33 2030614
65 Diamond bolts inventory image Diamond-tipped adamant bolts Diamond bolt tipsAdamant bolts 7 210,000 −335 3 0.43 2536276
71 Dragonstone bolts inventory image Dragonstone-tipped runite bolts Dragonstone bolt tipsRunite bolts 8.2 246,000 −588 −2 -0.24 3226091
73 Onyx bolts inventory image Onyx-tipped runite bolts Onyx bolt tipsRunite bolts 9.4 282,000 −8,526 136 14.47 800989
76 Amethyst broad bolts inventory image Amethyst-tipped broad bolts[3] Amethyst bolt tipsBroad bolts 10.6 318,000 −312 −20 -1.89 1319489
  1. ^ Assumes 3,000 actions of 10 per hour.
  2. ^ Blurite bolts in all forms are untradeable.
  3. ^ Requires the broader fletching slayer reward.

Adding tips to dragon bolts can be more profitable, but requires a large amount of capital, and some options are not viable due to low supply, low trade volume of material or product, or low buy limits.

Fletching Level Item Materials Experience
(per bolt)
Max Experience
(per hour)[1]
Material cost
(per bolt)
Profit
(per bolt)
GP/XP Volume
84 Opal dragon bolts inventory image Opal Opal bolt tipsDragon bolts 1.6 48,000 −1,606 64 40.00 102438
Jade dragon bolts inventory image Jade Jade bolt tipsDragon bolts 2.4 72,000 −1,606 43 17.92 10568
Pearl dragon bolts inventory image Pearl Pearl bolt tipsDragon bolts 3.2 96,000 −1,597 72 22.50 501
Topaz dragon bolts inventory image Red Topaz Topaz bolt tipsDragon bolts 4 120,000 −1,757 103 25.75 5053
Sapphire dragon bolts inventory image Sapphire Sapphire bolt tipsDragon bolts 4.7 141,000 −1,568 46 9.79 80484
Emerald dragon bolts inventory image Emerald Emerald bolt tipsDragon bolts 5.5 165,000 −1,595 −26 -4.73 271
Ruby dragon bolts inventory image Ruby Ruby bolt tipsDragon bolts 6.3 189,000 −1,637 85 13.49 1759182
Diamond dragon bolts inventory image Diamond Diamond bolt tipsDragon bolts 7 210,000 −1,718 70 10.00 1444573
Dragonstone dragon bolts inventory image Dragonstone Dragonstone bolt tipsDragon bolts 8.2 246,000 −1,896 30 3.66 150486
Onyx dragon bolts inventory image Onyx Onyx bolt tipsDragon bolts 9.4 282,500 −9,834 −66 -7.02 1072
  1. ^ Assumes 3,000 actions of 10 per hour.

Arrows[edit | edit source]

Fletching Level Item Materials Experience
(per arrow)
Max Experience
(per hour)[n 1]
Material cost
(per arrow)
Profit
(per arrow)
GP/XP
1 Headless arrow inventory image Headless Arrow shaftFeather 1 45,000 −4 3 3.00
1 Bronze arrow inventory image Bronze Headless arrowBronze arrowtips 1.3 58,500 −10 −6 -4.62
15 Iron arrow inventory image Iron Headless arrowIron arrowtips 2.5 112,500 −13 −10 -4.00
30 Steel arrow inventory image Steel Headless arrowSteel arrowtips 5 225,000 −46 −38 -7.60
45 Mithril arrow inventory image Mithril Headless arrowMithril arrowtips 7.5 337,500 −50 −47 -6.27
52 Broad arrows inventory image Broad[n 2] Headless arrowBroad arrowheads 10 450,000 −62 N/A -6.20
60 Adamant arrow inventory image Adamant Headless arrowAdamant arrowtips 10 450,000 −107 −93 -9.30
75 Rune arrow inventory image Rune Headless arrowRune arrowtips 12.5 562,500 −281 −176 -14.08
82 Amethyst arrow inventory image Amethyst Headless arrowAmethyst arrowtips 13.5 607,500 −279 −47 -3.48
90 Dragon arrow inventory image Dragon Headless arrowDragon arrowtips 15 675,000 −1,756 −75 -5.00
  1. ^ Assumes 3,000 actions per hour.
  2. ^ Requires the broader fletching Slayer reward.

Javelins[edit | edit source]

Fletching Level Item Materials Experience
(per javelin)
Max Experience
(per hour)[1]
Material cost
(per javelin)
Profit
(per javelin)
GP/XP
3 Bronze javelin inventory image Bronze Javelin shaftBronze javelin heads 1 45,000 −46 −45 -45.00
17 Iron javelin inventory image Iron Javelin shaftIron javelin heads 2 90,000 −30 −27 -13.50
32 Steel javelin inventory image Steel Javelin shaftSteel javelin heads 5 225,000 −64 −61 -12.20
47 Mithril javelin inventory image Mithril Javelin shaftMithril javelin heads 8 360,000 −130 −115 -14.37
62 Adamant javelin inventory image Adamant Javelin shaftAdamant javelin heads 10 450,000 −160 −89 -8.90
77 Rune javelin inventory image Rune Javelin shaftRune javelin heads 12.4 558,000 −619 −459 -37.02
84 Amethyst javelin inventory image Amethyst Javelin shaftAmethyst javelin heads 13.5 607,500 −800 −138 -10.22
92 Dragon javelin inventory image Dragon Javelin shaftDragon javelin heads 15 675,000 −977 −73 -4.87
  1. ^ Assumes 3,000 actions of 15 per hour.

Other methods[edit | edit source]

Level 1–5: Headless arrows[edit | edit source]

A profitable way of training Fletching is to fletch headless arrows using arrow shafts and feathers. This grants 15 experience per action, for 1 experience per headless arrow fletched.

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

Arrow shaft 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 = 4,602
  • Arrow shafts = 1,170
    • Total Profit/Loss = −3,432

Level 5–99: Bows[edit | edit source]

Making bows is a very slow method of training Fletching, but it requires a low amount of effort and is usually cheap or profitable. Fletching unstrung bows is more AFK-able but yields less experience per hour, stringing bows is faster but requires paying more attention. Since fletching unstrung bows takes 3-ticks per bow, fletching an inventory takes 48.6 seconds; stringing bows takes 2-ticks per bow which makes an inventory take 16.8 seconds to string.

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, bow strings, unstrung bows and finished bows.

The below table assumes 1,700 bows are fletched per hour, and 2,450 bows are strung per hour.

Levels Bow type XP/action XP/h
(fletching)
XP/h
(stringing)
XP needed Logs/unstrung bows
and bow strings needed
Logs cost Unstrung bows and
bowstrings cost
Total profit/loss
(fletching)
Total profit/loss
(stringing)
GP/XP
(fletching)
GP/XP
(stringing)
5–10 Shortbow (u) inventory imageShortbow 5 8,500 12,250 764 153 9,027 16,677 −8,109 −11,016 -10.60 -14.40
10–20 Longbow (u) inventory imageLongbow 10 17,000 24,500 3,315 332 19,588 40,504 −13,280 −27,224 -4.00 -8.20
20–25 Oak shortbow (u) inventory imageOak shortbow 16.5 28,050 40,425 3,367 205 12,710 25,215 −8,610 −18,245 -2.55 -5.39
25–35 Oak longbow (u) inventory imageOak longbow 25 42,500 61,250 14,548.5 582 36,084 71,004 −25,026 −38,994 -1.72 -2.68
35–40 Willow shortbow (u) inventory imageWillow shortbow 33.33 56,525 81,462.5 14,816.5 445 10,680 60,520 4,005 −19,135 0.27 -1.29
40–50 Willow longbow (u) inventory imageWillow longbow 41.5 70,550 101,675 64,093.65 1,545 37,080 250,290 54,075 −7,725 0.84 -0.12
50–55 Maple shortbow (u) inventory imageMaple shortbow 50 85,000 122,500 65,279.15 1,306 9,142 235,080 91,420 36,568 1.40 0.56
55–65 Maple longbow (u) inventory imageMaple longbow 58.3 99,025 142,712.5 282,771.15 4,851 33,957 911,988 378,378 606,375 1.34 2.14
65–70 Yew shortbow (u) inventory imageYew shortbow 67.5 114,750 165,375 288,156.85 4,269 969,063 1,306,314 −102,456 303,099 -0.36 1.05
70–80 Yew longbow (u) inventory imageYew longbow 75 127,500 183,750 1,248,440.35 16,646 3,778,642 6,991,320 1,498,140 2,363,732 1.20 1.89
80–85 Magic shortbow (u) inventory imageMagic shortbow 83.3 141,100 203,350 1,272,516.35 15,277 14,986,737 13,489,591 −3,070,677 −519,418 -2.41 -0.41
85–99 Magic longbow (u) inventory imageMagic longbow 91.5 155,550 224,175 9,775,779.25 106,840 104,810,040 124,789,120 8,974,560 16,987,560 0.92 1.74

Level 40–80: Battlestaves[edit | edit source]

Celastrus bark Fletching battlestaves requires one piece of Celastrus bark, and yields 80 experience per bark. Only level 40 is needed to fletch a battlestaff, which makes it a better training method than fletching bows in this level range. At level 80, players can fletch magic shortbows which yields more experience per action.

  • Experience needed: 1,948,844
  • Celastrus barks needed: 24,361
  • Time: 17 hours 40 minutes
    • Experience rate: 110,000 experience per hour
  • Celastrus barks cost = 202,001,412
  • Battlestaves = 199,102,453
    • Total Profit/Loss = −2,898,959
      • Per XP = -1.49

Level 92–99: Redwood shields[edit | edit source]

Redwood shield Redwood shields are an alternative method to fletching bows. 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: 168,000 experience per hour
  • Redwood logs cost = 20,879,716
  • Redwood shields = 12,310,584
    • Total Profit/Loss(fletching) = −8,569,132
      • Per XP = -1.31