Mysterious emblem

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Mysterious emblem was removed after an update.
As the contents of this page no longer exist in Old School RuneScape, this article is preserved for historical purposes.
This article is about emblems purchased from the Emblem Trader. For the old version of this item, see archaic emblem.
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A mysterious emblem was an item that was purchasable from the Emblem Trader, which a player could upgrade by killing the player's assigned target on the official Bounty Hunter world whilst having a mysterious emblem in their inventory. However, their opponent must also have had a mysterious emblem of the same tier in order for it to be upgraded. If a player is holding multiple emblems, only the highest tier emblem will be upgraded.

Emblems were always lost upon death; players were willing to risk their emblem to either receive an emblem in another player's possession or to upgrade their own. For example, if a player was killed and had a tier 4 emblem in their inventory, the target's emblem will be destroyed upon death, and the victor's emblem would have been upgraded to tier 5.

Players were not able to drop Mysterious emblems. Unlike most items, mysterious emblems had a seven second timer before being destroyed, in order to prevent players from destroying them mid-combat to deny their killer the emblem as loot.

Tiers[edit | edit source]

There were five tiers of emblem with increasing values. Once a mysterious emblem was purchased, players were able to upgrade the emblem or sell it back to the Emblem Trader for the same amount of coins. Players couldn't buy a tier 5 emblem; they were obtainable only by upgrading a tier 4 emblem.

The price of a mysterious emblem depended on its tier:

Emblem Buy price Sell price
Mysterious emblem (tier 1).png Tier 1 75,000 75,000
Mysterious emblem (tier 2).png Tier 2 150,000 150,000
Mysterious emblem (tier 3).png Tier 3 300,000 300,000
Mysterious emblem (tier 4).png Tier 4 600,000 600,000
Mysterious emblem (tier 5).png Tier 5 N/A 1,200,000

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
23 April 2020
(update)
The Return of Bounty Hunter Update removed Mysterious emblems.
17 October 2019
(update)
  • All existing mysterious emblems prior to this update were converted into archaic emblems.
  • Mysterious emblems now exist up to tier 5 and are purchased from the Emblem Trader.
  • Mysterious emblems can no longer be received as drops from NPCs.
13 June 2019
(update)
Tier 10 mysterious emblems are now tradeable on the Grand Exchange.
29 November 2018
(update)
Emblems may now be received as a drop from other players only if the killer has an emblem in their inventory. Emblems now also have a seven second timer to destroy to prevent players from destroying it mid-combat out of spite.
2 March 2017
(update | poll)
Mysterious emblems were made more common from monsters. Previously, they had a 1/12 drop rate from bosses and 1/50 from demi-bosses. Tier 1 emblems were also made tradeable on the Grand Exchange.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The tier 1 emblem bares a striking resemblance to the Ancient statuette from RuneScape 3.
  • Attempting to destroy a mysterious emblem while in combat will yield a message reading "Trying to destroy your stuff?" along with a 7 second cooldown, identical to the message displayed when attempting to teleport in Deadman Mode.