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Clue scroll (hard)
Clue scroll (hard).png
Released5 May 2004 (Update)
MembersYes
Quest itemNo
Properties
TradeableNo
EquipableNo
StackableNo
OptionsRead, Check steps
DestroyDrop
ExamineEmote:

A set of instructions to be followed.
Anagram:
A clue!
Map:
A place of the world map, but where?
Part of the world map, but where?
Coordinates:
Perhaps someone at the observatory can teach me to navigate?
Fairy ring:
A clue suggested by (Player's Name)!
Cipher:

I need to decipher this.
Values
Value20 coins
High alch12 coins
Low alch8 coins
Weight0.02 kg
Advanced data
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Clue scroll (hard) detail.png

A 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 rune, 3rd 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.

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

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. 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 however will be lost upon death and duplicates are easily obtainable. 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[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 hard clue. Quest skill requirements are not noted in this table.

Skill level Details
Agility 56 Required to get through the dense forest in Tirannwn (can be boosted from 51 with a summer pie).
Attack 40 Required to wield various rune weapons and the mystic fire staff.
Defence 40 Required to wield rune equipment and blue dragonhide body.
Fishing 68 Required to access the Fishing Guild (can be boosted from 63 with an admiral pie).
Magic 66 Required to start Swan Song and enter the Piscatoris Fishing Colony.
Prayer 60 Required to wield stoles and croziers.
Ranged 50 Required to wear blue dragonhide armour.
Strength 20 Required to wield rune halberd.

Additional Ironman requirements[edit | edit source]

Players playing the ironman mode need to meet some more skill requirements to be able to solve all the clues.

Skill level Details
Crafting 58 Required to make a diamond bracelet
Crafting 68 or Hunter 50 Required to obtain blue d'hide chaps
Hunter 83 or (Magic 68 and Crafting 80 ) Required to obtain an amulet of glory
Slayer 80 Required to obtain rune boots
Quest points The Lost Tribe Required for access to bone spear

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
A Kingdom Divided Gives access to the song Regal Pomp.
Bone Voyage Gives access to Fossil Island and needed to unlock the Fossilised song.
Cabin Fever Gives access to Mos Le'Harmless.
Dragon Slayer I Grants ability to equip a rune platebody.
Elemental Workshop I Grants ability to equip an elemental shield.
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).
The Fremennik Isles (started) Gives access to Neitiznot and abiblity to speak to Mawnis Burowgar.
The Giant Dwarf (started) Gives access to Keldagrim for the Dr Warden Funk anagram.
The Grand Tree Gives access to the Ship Yard.
Holy Grail (started) Gives access to the Fisher Realm.
Horror from the Deep Gives access to the Lighthouse.
Icthlarin's Little Helper (started) Gives access to Sophanem.
In Aid of the Myreque (started) Gives access to Burgh de Rott.
Legends' Quest (started) Gives access to the Kharazi Jungle.
Land of the Goblins Gives access to Yu'biusk
Monkey Madness I (started) Gives access to Ape Atoll and able to speak to King Awowogei.
Mountain Daughter (optional) Gives access to Mountain Camp, without the need of a rope everytime.
Mourning's End Part II Gives access to the song La Mort.
My Arm's Big Adventure Gives access to the song Roc and Roll.
Nature Spirit (started) Gives access to the Nature Grotto.
Plague City (started) Gives access to West Ardougne.
Priest in Peril Gives access to Canifis.
Shadow of the Storm Access to Evil Dave west of Edgeville bank.
Regicide 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.
Swan Song Gives access to the Piscatoris Fishing Colony and able to speak to Arnold Lydspor (only works after the quest).
Troll Romance Gives access to the song Hells Bells.
Troll Stronghold Gives access to Trollheim.
Watchtower (started) Gives access to Gu'Tanoth.
Zogre Flesh Eaters (started) Gives access to Jiggig.

Music requirements[edit | edit source]

Music Track Unlock location Notes
Complication Chaos Altar N/A
Fossilised Wyvern Cave on Fossil Island Requires completion of Bone Voyage.
Hells Bells Trollweiss Mountain Usually acquired while sledding down Trollweiss mountain but can be acquired without starting Troll Romance.
La Mort Death Altar Requires completion of Mourning's End Part II.
Little Cave of Horrors Mos Le'Harmless Cave Requires completion of Cabin Fever.
Regal Pomp Coronation ceremony during A Kingdom Divided. Requires completion of A Kingdom Divided.
Roc and Roll Fight with the Giant Roc during My Arm's Big Adventure. Requires completion of My Arm's Big Adventure.
Scorpia Dances Scorpia's cave beneath the Scorpion Pit. The cave is located deep in the Wilderness.
Subterranea Inside the Waterbirth Island Dungeon N/A

Other requirements[edit | edit source]

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


Possible rewards[edit | edit source]

The average loot roll is worth 30,910. On average, hard clues are worth 154,550.

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
Cavaliers
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 armour
3rd age range coif.png 3rd age range top.png 3rd age range legs.png 3rd age vambraces.png 3rd Age ranger kit
3rd age mage hat.png 3rd age robe top.png 3rd age robe.png 3rd age amulet.png 3rd Age mage robes
Amulet of glory (t).png Amulet of glory (t)
Guthix coif.png Guthix d'hide body.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 body.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 body.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 body.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 body.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 body.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

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).
SourceLevelQuantityRarity
Aberrant spectre96 Multicombat.png11/128
Abhorrent spectre253 Multicombat.png11/128
Abyssal demon Multicombat.png11/128
Alchemical Hydra426 Multicombat.png11/100
Ankou Wilderness Slayer Cave98 Multicombat.png11/256; 1/128
Ankou Regular (m)75; 82; 86; 95 Multicombat.png11/512; 1/256
Aviansie69–148 Multicombat.png11/128; 1/64
Balfrug Kreeyath151 Multicombat.png11/128
Bandit Level 130130 Multicombat.png11/128; 1/64
Bandit Level 130130 Multicombat.png11/128; 1/64
Basilisk Knight204 Multicombat.png11/192
Basilisk Sentinel358 Multicombat.png110/192
Black demon Wilderness Slayer Cave188 Multicombat.png11/128; 1/64
Black demon Regular172; 178; 184 Multicombat.png11/128; 1/64
Black dragon Wilderness Slayer Cave247 Multicombat.png11/128; 1/64
Black dragon Regular227 Multicombat.png11/128; 1/64
Blood Reaver161; 174 Multicombat.png1Unknown
Bloodveld Multicombat.png11/256; 1/128
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
Casket (Reward pool)N/A Casket.png12/100
Cave abomination206 Multicombat.png110/128
Cave horror80 Multicombat.png11/128
Cave kraken127 Multicombat.png11/100
Chaos Fanatic202 Multicombat.png11/128; 1/64
Chest (Rogues' Castle)84 Thieving icon.png11/99
Coffin (Hallowed Sepulchre) Multicombat.png11/50
Colossal Hydra309 Multicombat.png11/128
Crazy archaeologist204 Multicombat.png11/128; 1/64
Cyclops Warriors' Guild Basement106 Multicombat.png11/256
Cyclops Regular,Warriors' Guild Multicombat.png11/512
Dagannoth Prime303 Multicombat.png11/42
Dagannoth Rex303 Multicombat.png11/42
Dagannoth Supreme303 Multicombat.png11/42
Dark beast182 Multicombat.png11/128
Dark warrior High level145 Multicombat.png11/128; 1/64
Demonic gorilla275 Multicombat.png11/100
Deviant spectre169 Multicombat.png11/128
Drake192 Multicombat.png11/128
Elder Chaos druid129 Multicombat.png11/128; 1/64
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
Gorak Gorak Plane145 Multicombat.png11/128
Gorak Regular149 Multicombat.png11/128; 1/64
Greater Nechryael Multicombat.png11/128
Greater abyssal demon342 Multicombat.png110/128
Greater demon Regular92; 100; 101; 113 Multicombat.png11/128; 1/64
Greater demon Wilderness Slayer Cave104 Multicombat.png11/128; 1/64
Green dragon Regular79 Multicombat.png11/128; 1/64
Green dragon Wilderness Slayer Cave88 Multicombat.png11/128; 1/64
Growler139 Multicombat.png11/128
Guard (Prifddinas)108 Multicombat.png11/128
Guardian Drake386 Multicombat.png11/128
Hellhound Wilderness Slayer Cave136 Multicombat.png11/64; 1/32
Hellhound Regular122; 127 Multicombat.png11/64; 1/32
Hydra194 Multicombat.png11/128
Insatiable Bloodveld202 Multicombat.png110/256
Insatiable mutated Bloodveld278 Multicombat.png110/128
Intricate pouchN/A Casket.png11/10
Iorwerth Archer90 Multicombat.png11/128
Iorwerth Warrior Iorwerth Dungeon108 Multicombat.png11/128
Iorwerth Warrior Iorwerth Camp108 Multicombat.png11/128
Iron dragon189; 215 Multicombat.png11/128
Jelly78 Multicombat.png11/128
King kurask295 Multicombat.png110/128
Knight of Saradomin101; 103 Multicombat.png11/128; 1/64
Kurask106 Multicombat.png11/128
Lizardman shaman150 Multicombat.png11/200
Long-tailed Wyvern152 Multicombat.png11/118
Magpie impling jarN/A Casket.png11/50
Magpie impling65; 75 Hunter icon.png11/50
Marble gargoyle349 Multicombat.png110/128
Moss giant Iorwerth Dungeon84 Multicombat.png11/200
Mourner Level 108108 Multicombat.png11/128
Mutated Bloodveld123 Multicombat.png11/128
Mystery box MembersN/A Casket.png14/150
Mystery box EntranaN/A Casket.png14/150
Nature impling jarN/A Casket.png11/100
Nature impling58; 68 Hunter icon.png11/100
Nechryael115 Multicombat.png11/128
Nechryarch Greater300 Multicombat.png11/128
Nechryarch Normal300 Multicombat.png110/128
Night beast374 Multicombat.png110/128
Ninja impling jarN/A Casket.png11/25
Ninja impling74; 84 Hunter icon.png11/25
Nuclear smoke devil280 Multicombat.png110/128
Ork107 Multicombat.png11/128; 1/64
Red dragon152 Multicombat.png11/128
Repugnant spectre335 Multicombat.png110/128
Sarachnis318 Multicombat.png11/40
Saradomin priest113 Multicombat.png11/128
Scorpia225 Multicombat.png11/100; 1/50
Screaming twisted banshee144 Multicombat.png110/128
Sergeant Grimspike142 Multicombat.png11/128
Sergeant Steelwill142 Multicombat.png11/128
Sergeant Strongstack141 Multicombat.png11/128
Shadow Wyrm267 Multicombat.png11/256
Silver Chest (black)N/A Casket.png12/152.6
Silver Chest (brown)N/A Casket.png12/152.46
Silver Chest (crimson)N/A Casket.png12/152.53
Silver Chest (purple)N/A Casket.png12/152.67
Silver Chest (red)N/A Casket.png12/152.39
Skeleton (Shayzien Crypts)132 Multicombat.png11/100
Skotizo321 Multicombat.png1Always
Smoke devil160 Multicombat.png11/128
Spider (araxyte) Level 123123 Multicombat.png11/192
Spider (araxyte) Level 8787 Multicombat.png11/192
Spiked Turoth244 Multicombat.png11/128
Spiritual mage120; 121; 123 Multicombat.png11/128; 1/64
Spiritual mage Zaros182 Multicombat.png1Uncommon
Spiritual ranger115; 118; 122; 127 Multicombat.png11/128; 1/64
Spiritual ranger Zaros158 Multicombat.png1Unknown
Spiritual warrior115; 123; 125; 134 Multicombat.png11/128; 1/64
Spiritual warrior Zaros158 Multicombat.png1Unknown
Spitting Wyvern139 Multicombat.png11/118
Starlight149 Multicombat.png11/128
Steel dragon246; 274 Multicombat.png11/64
Suqah111 Multicombat.png11/129
Taloned Wyvern147 Multicombat.png11/118
Temple Spider75 Multicombat.png11/200
Terror dog Level 100100 Multicombat.png11/128
Terror dog Level 110110 Multicombat.png11/128
Thermonuclear smoke devil301 Multicombat.png11/96
Tortured gorilla141; 142 Multicombat.png11/300
Tstanon Karlak145 Multicombat.png11/128
Turoth83–89 Multicombat.png11/128
Twisted Banshee89 Multicombat.png11/128
Undead Druid105 Multicombat.png11/100
Vitreous Jelly206 Multicombat.png110/128
Vitreous warped Jelly241 Multicombat.png110/64
Vyrewatch Sentinel151 Multicombat.png11/100
Vyrewatch87–125 Multicombat.png11/128
Warped Jelly112 Multicombat.png11/64
Waterfiend115 Multicombat.png11/128
Wingman Skree143 Multicombat.png11/128
Wyrm99 Multicombat.png11/256
Zakl'n Gritch142 Multicombat.png11/128
Zombie (Shayzien Crypts)132 Multicombat.png11/100

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
11 April 2019
(update)

The item was graphically updated.

9 March 2017
(update)

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

21 April 2016
(update | poll)

Hard clue scrolls have been added to nature, magpie, and ninja impling drop tables.

24 September 2015
(update)

A typo in the hard emote clue telling you to laugh in Jokul's tent has been fixed.

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
(update)

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

2 October 2014
(update)

A hard level coordinate clue where the wrong type of wizard was spawning has now been fixed.

6 March 2014
(update | poll)
  • Bloodveld and Dark beasts now have a chance of dropping hard clue scrolls.
  • The item was renamed from "Clue scroll" to "Clue scroll (hard)".

Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]

Clue scroll (v1) detail.png
Clue scroll (hard) detail.png
Clue scroll v1.png
Clue scroll (hard).png
5 May 2004 –
11 April 2019
11 April 2019 –
present

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.

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."