Clue scroll (hard)
|Clue scroll (hard)|
|Released||5 May 2004 (Update)|
|Options||Read, Check steps|
• A set of instructions to be followed.
|High alch||12 coins|
|Low alch||8 coins|
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.
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.
|56||Required to get through the dense forest in Tirannwn (can be boosted from 51 with a summer pie).|
|40||Required to wield various rune weapons and the mystic fire staff.|
|40||Required to wield rune equipment and blue dragonhide body.|
|68||Required to access the Fishing Guild (can be boosted from 63 with an admiral pie).|
|66||Required to start Swan Song and enter the Piscatoris Fishing Colony.|
|60||Required to wield stoles and croziers.|
|50||Required to wear blue dragonhide armour.|
|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.
|58||Required to make a diamond bracelet|
|68 or 50||Required to obtain blue d'hide chaps|
|83 or ( 68 and 80 )||Required to obtain an amulet of glory|
|80||Required to obtain rune boots|
|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.
|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|
|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]
|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.
Item sources[edit | edit source]
The below rates have rarities provided by Jagex.
Changes[edit | edit source]
|11 April 2019
The item was graphically updated.
|9 March 2017
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
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
Clue scroll stages no longer increase when bouncing different clue scrolls.
|2 October 2014
A hard level coordinate clue where the wrong type of wizard was spawning has now been fixed.
|6 March 2014
(update | poll)
Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]
|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 their current one.
References[edit | edit source]