Treasure Trails/Full guide/Master
For the main article, see Treasure Trails.
Preparation[edit | edit source]
|Clue scroll||Must be in the inventory in order to receive the next step or reward.|
|Spade||Digging in certain locations is required for some clues.|
|Teleportation runes and enchanted jewellery||Use this to travel over large distances.|
|Energy potions (super) or stamina potions||Use these to restore energy.|
|Money||Use this to buy items needed for emote clues and travel costs.|
|Dramen or lunar staff||Use this to access the Fairy ring network shortly into Fairytale II - Cure a Queen (especially useful for level 2 clues).|
|Weapon and armour||Some clue steps require combat.|
|Food||Used to restore Hitpoints.|
|Prayer potions||Used to restore prayer points.|
|(Super) antipoison potions||Use this to cure poison caused by Saradomin wizards.|
|Clue box||Protects clue scrolls while in the wilderness.|
|Kandarin headgear 4||Used to teleport to Sherlock.|
|Music cape||Used to teleport to Falo the Bard.|
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 master clue. Quest skill requirements are not noted in this table. Sherlock may also give you skill challenges which require certain skill levels to complete. Temporary skill boosts can be used for non-combat skill challenges.
|75||Required to wield godswords and Arclight.|
|70||Required to equip Torag's hammers and Dharok's greataxe.|
|70||Required to wear Barrows armour.|
|80||Required to complete a lap of the Rellekka Rooftop Course with full graceful outfit.|
|72||Required to dissect a sacred eel.|
|87||Required to craft a light orb.|
|85||Required to plant spirit saplings and to enter the high tier of the Farming Guild.|
|90||Required to light redwood logs.|
|87||Required to fish a sacred eel.|
|81||Required to fletch rune darts.|
|87||Required to make anti-venom.|
|85||Required to cast Fishing Guild Teleport and Reanimate Abyssal Creature.|
|85||Required to mine runite ore with full prospector kit.|
|70||Required to wear black dragonhide armour and Karil's equipment.|
|77||Required to runecraft blood runes.|
|88||Required to smith a rune med helm.|
|85||Required to kill a reanimated abyssal.|
|85||Required to pickpocket an elf.|
|90||Required to cut a redwood tree with full lumberjack outfit.|
Quest requirements[edit | edit source]
Some clues require access to areas or NPCs which may require quests. Some only require to start the quest in order to gain access.
Other requirements[edit | edit source]
|100% Arceuus Favour||To bind a blood rune at the blood altar, to create a Reanimated abyssal and to create a Barrows teleport tablet.|
|75% Hosidius Favour||To enter the Woodcutting Guild.|
|100% Piscarilius Favour||To catch an anglerfish in Port Piscarilius.|
|100% Shayzien Favour||To kill a Lizardman shaman.|
|Full angler's outfit||To complete a challenge for Sherlock|
|Full lumberjack outfit||To complete a challenge for Sherlock|
|Full prospector's outfit||To complete a challenge for Sherlock|
|Full graceful outfit||To complete a challenge for Sherlock|
|Fire cape||To show Falo the Bard|
|Infernal axe||To show Falo the Bard|
|Fighter torso||To show Falo the Bard|
Anagrams[edit | edit source]
An anagram is a string of letters, which can be rearranged into another word or phrase. For example: orchestra is an anagram of carthorse.
The solution of an anagram is always the name of an NPC. Once the solution is found, the player can get their next clue by talking to that NPC. Often, when talking to an NPC, the player will receive a challenge scroll, puzzle box or light box that they must solve before receiving the next clue.
The anagrams in clue scrolls do not correspond with the number of spaces in a name; an anagram with no spaces may have an answer with a name corresponding with one or more spaces.
Coordinates[edit | edit source]
During a Treasure Trail, a coordinate clue is a clue scroll that contains a set of coordinates. Much like the real-world longitude & latitude geographic coordinate system, coordinates in RuneScape indicate a precise point somewhere on the surface where the next clue scroll, or potentially the treasure casket, is buried. Coordinates are presented in the following format:
03 degrees 00 minutes north/south
02 degrees 00 minutes east/west
In RuneScape, one square of space is equivalent to 1.875 minutes.
On hard Treasure Trails, digging on the correct spot will cause a level 108 Saradomin wizard to appear, which must be defeated before the next clue scroll or the treasure casket may be dug up. If the coordinates are located in the Wilderness, a weaker level 65 Zamorak wizard will appear instead, which must also be defeated in order to dig up the next clue scroll or the treasure casket. Saradomin wizards are poisonous and use both Melee, using a Dragon dagger (p++), and the Magic spell Saradomin Strike. It is advised to wear dragonhide armour and use the Protect from Melee prayer when fighting Saradomin wizards. Zamorak wizards use only the spell Flames of Zamorak. It is advised to use the Protect from Magic prayer when fighting the Zamorak wizard in the Wilderness, and to look out for player-killers, as other players can interrupt your fight.
On elite Treasure Trails, digging on the correct spot will cause either a level 97 Armadylian guard or a level 125 Bandosian guard to appear, which must be defeated before the next clue scroll or the treasure casket may be dug up. Armadylian guards must be killed with either Ranged or Magic attacks, since they are in the form of an Aviansie. It is advised to use the Protect from Missiles prayer when fighting them, and Protect from Melee when fighting Bandosian guards.
Due to the current threat of player-killers, if the coordinates for your scroll is near level 36 Wilderness, it is advisable to use the waka canoe, which requires 57 Woodcutting. This can take you to level 36 Wilderness so that potential player-killers don't immediately spot you going into the Wilderness and kill you. In addition, potential player-killers won't know whether you went into the Wilderness or to a different area. As a result, you should go to one or more different locations, and then take the waka to the Wilderness. This is because if another player spots you in the Wilderness, they might attempt to kill you. Using a games necklace and teleporting to Corporeal Beast works in similar fashion.
On master Treasure Trails, digging in the correct spot will cause either three Ancient Wizards (levels 112, 98, 98) in multi-combat to appear, or a level 140 Brassican Mage, which need to be defeated before the next clue scroll or the treasure casket may be dug up. If the coordinates are located in a multi-combat area, three Ancient wizards, each attacking with a unique attack style, will appear. Melee wizards are poisonous, with poison dealing 8 damage to a player. In single-combat zones, a Brassican Mage will appear, and its attacks cannot be stopped by protection prayers.
Following is a list of all known coordinate clues and their corresponding locations. The list is organised into ascending numerical value (for example, 00:00 north first, then 00:05 south, then 00:13 north, continuing accordingly). Shorthand writing is used together with normal writing. An example: 09.34N, 25.12E = 09 degrees and 34 minutes north, 25 degrees and 12 minutes east.
Remember: You must have a spade with you to dig up coordinate clues.
Note that some of the clues may require skill or quest requirements before you will be able to get to that location.' These quests, which must be finished or partially completed, include: Bone Voyage, Regicide, Legends' Quest, Nature Spirit, The Grand Tree, Fairytale II - Cure a Queen, Troll Stronghold, Cabin Fever, The Fremennik Trials, and Watchtower. Some coordinates will also require a certain skill levels to complete the clue, though the required level is low.
|01 degrees 30 minutes north,
08 degrees 11 minutes west
|In the hunter area directly south of the Iorwerth Camp, past a stick trap, dig by the north-east edge of the pond. An Iorwerth camp teleport can greatly reduce the difficulty in reaching this position.
From Lletya: Pass the tree, go west across the tripwire, continue west through the dense forest. Turn north and up the path to Prifddinas. Before the bridge and the water, head west through the dense forest. Then, keep going west past the leaves pitfall trap, then south-west past a stick trap.
From Port Tyras: Go north through dense forest then east; go south through dense forest; step over tripwire; go east through the dense forest then north-west for quite a while; jump over the leaves. Finally, continue west till you arrive at an elven lamp next to mushrooms. Head south down the small path to the pond. Pass the stick trap and dig by the north-east edge of the pond.
This clue can be frustrating due to the frequency of activating the stick traps, which deal significant amounts of damage. There is a better success rate of passing the trap by turning off run and walking past the trap.
It's recommended to follow this map in order to not get lost.
|01 degrees 54 minutes south,
08 degrees 54 minutes west
|Partial completion of Regicide|
|South of Port Tyras, easily accessible by charter ship or fairy ring code BJS (requires 76 )|
|02 degrees 09 minutes south,
06 degrees 58 minutes west
|Access to fairy rings|
|Code (DLR) at the Poison Waste.|
|03 degrees 09 minutes south,
43 degrees 26 minutes east
|Small island located north-east of Mos Le'Harmless, accessible through the eastern staircase located at the north-east corner of the Mos Le'Harmless Cave. Remember to wear a Witchwood icon when traversing the dungeon, as well as bringing a light source for players who haven't lit the fire pit (requires completion of Making Friends with My Arm).|
|03 degrees 26 minutes north,
12 degrees 18 minutes east
|Partial completion of Dragon Slayer|
|Crandor, centre of the island.|
|03 degrees 50 minutes north,
09 degrees 07 minutes east
|Witchaven, east from the chapel.|
|04 degrees 58 minutes north,
36 degrees 56 minutes east
|Partial completion of Darkness of Hallowvale|
|Located outside the entrance to the Meiyerditch Mine. An easy way to reach the mine is to ask a vyrewatch to send you to the mines, and then mining 15 daeyalt ores to leave.|
|05 degrees 13 minutes north,
04 degrees 16 minutes west
|Partial completion of Regicide|
|East of the eastern entrance to Prifddinas.|
|07 degrees 37 minutes north,
35 degrees 18 minutes east
|The graveyard where players fight Dessous during Desert Treasure.|
|08 degrees 11 minutes north,
12 degrees 30 minutes east
|Next to the ladder on the Water Obelisk Island.|
|12 degrees 35 minutes north,
36 degrees 22 minutes east
|Dig on the rocks, north of the wrecked ship, outside of Port Phasmatys. Climb the ladder of the wrecked ship, cross the gangplank, and jump on the rocks until the end is reached. Each jump requires 5% of your running energy.|
|12 degrees 45 minutes north,
20 degrees 09 minutes east
|By the Obelisk of Air in the Wilderness. Must be accessed through the Edgeville Dungeon.|
|13 degrees 33 minutes south,
15 degrees 26 minutes east
|Partial completion of Monkey Madness|
|Eastern shore of Crash Island.|
|16 degrees 41 minutes north,
30 degrees 54 minutes west
|100% Shayzien favour|
|By the lizardman shaman area west of Lizardman Canyon.|
|18 degrees 03 minutes north,
03 degrees 03 minutes east
|1,000 coins (or completion of The Fremennik Trials)|
|On top of Waterbirth Island. Must be accessed through the dungeon. A pet rock/another player and a rune thrownaxe are required to reach the island's summit.|
|18 degrees 26 minutes north,
37 degrees 15 minutes west
|In the north wing of the Farming Guild.|
|19 degrees 43 minutes north,
23 degrees 11 minutes west
|The coordinate is located in the crypt of the Arceuus church. To reach the crypt, head to the church and climb up the stairs, and then, climb down the stairs that follow.
Players can make the ancient wizards unaggressive by going up the stairs and climbing down immediately.
|20 degrees 35 minutes north,
15 degrees 58 minutes east
|North-west of The Forgotten Cemetery, at level 38 Wilderness, there is a Chaos Temple. Dig inside the building. A cemetery teleport can be used to reach the coordinates relatively quickly.|
|20 degrees 45 minutes north,
7 degrees 26 degrees west
|Started Lunar Diplomacy to access Pirates' Cove|
|21 degrees 37 minutes north,
21 degrees 13 minutes west
|In the Arceuus essence mine. Easily reached with the fairy ring code CIS, but requires paying Trossa 80,000 coins to unlock.|
|21 degrees 56 minutes north,
10 degrees 56 minutes west
|Started Lunar Diplomacy|
|On Lunar Isle, dig on the island west of the astral altar.|
|22 degrees 24 minutes north,
31 degrees 11 minutes west
|Northern area of the sulphur mine in Lovakengj.|
|24 degrees 00 minutes north,
29 degrees 22 minutes east
|Wilderness Volcano at level 51 Wilderness.|
|24 degrees 18 minutes north,
23 degrees 22 minutes east
|Inside the Resource Area, near the anvil. Requires 7,500 coins to enter.|
|24 degrees 22 minutes north,
27 degrees 00 minutes east
|Outside Rogues' Castle, north of the Wilderness Obelisk.|
|25 degrees 00 minutes north,
17 degrees 18 minutes east
|Players can boost their Agility to enter the Wilderness Agility Course.|
Cryptic clues[edit | edit source]
Cryptic clues are common riddle clues that can be found in all tiers of Treasure Trails. These clues demand a fairly wide variety of tasks. The tasks range from speaking to an NPC, searching a designated crate, or directing the player to dig in some fairly obscure location. For higher difficulty Treasure Trails, players may have to complete additional side tasks in order to complete the clue. These side task challenges may include finding a key or completing a puzzle box.
When doing medium Treasure Trails, clues will occasionally lead to a locked chest or drawer, which requires a key to open. Attempting to open the chest or drawer will provide a clue to which specific, usually local, monster to kill. Monsters that drop treasure trail keys drop them only when the player is in possession of that clue. It is worth noting that for clue steps involving keys, it is possible to obtain the key before reading the hint, which could save the player some time.
During hard clue scrolls, players may get shown a fairy ring code followed by some numbers. To solve these, the player must travel to the corresponding fairy ring and then take the number of steps shown by the numbers, in order of the compass direction (North, East, South, West), and then dig at that spot.
During master clues, players are given three cryptic clues in one step. Players must go to the destination each cryptic provides and dig at the correct spot, or talk to the correct NPC, to obtain a torn part of the next step. When all three are obtained, they can be combined into either a new clue step, or the reward casket.
|2 musical birds. Dig in front of the spinning light.||Dig in front of the spinning light in Ping and Pong's room inside the Iceberg. A clockwork suit is required to enter the iceberg.|
|A chisel and hammer reside in his home, strange for one of magic. Impress him with your magical equipment.||Wizard Cromperty at the north-east corner of East Ardougne. Speak to him while wearing equipment adding up to at least +100 in magical attack bonus.|
|A dwarf, approaching death, but very much in the light.||Thorgel at the entrance to the Death altar. Requires partial completion of Mourning's End Part II.|
|A massive battle rages beneath so be careful when you dig by the large broken crossbow.||North-east of the God Wars Dungeon entrance, climb the rocky handholds and dig by the large crossbow.|
|Anger Abbot Langley.||Speak to Abbot Langley while you have a negative prayer bonus (currently only possible with an Ancient staff).|
|Anger those who adhere to Saradomin's edicts to prevent travel.||Port Sarim docks, try to charter a ship to Entrana with armour or weapons equipped.|
|Buried beneath the ground, who knows where it's found.
Lucky for you, A man called Jorral may have a clue.
|Speak to Jorral to receive a strange device, which works similarly to the enchanted key (must have Making History quest completed).|
|Come brave adventurer, your sense is on fire. If you talk to me, it's an old god you desire.||Speak to Viggora. Note that he can be found (is visible) in 3 locations, but you can only speak to (and continue the clue) the version of him that you spoke to during Curse of the Empty Lord miniquest. You can check your quest log to find out which location.
|Darkness wanders around me, but fills my mind with knowledge.||Speak to Biblia on the Arceuus Library's top floor.|
|Dig in front of the icy arena where 1 of 4 was fought.||Where you fought Kamil from Desert Treasure, dig north east of the first small rock just past the wolves.|
|Faint sounds of 'Arr', fire giants found deep, the eastern tip of a lake, are the rewards you could reap.||Dig south of the pillar at the end of the Deep Wilderness Dungeon.|
|Falo the bard wants to see you.||Speak to Falo the Bard, who is located on the road to the Fremennik Province.|
|Elvish onions.||Dig in the onion patch east of the allotment patches in Prifddinas. Requires completion of Song of the Elves.|
|Fiendish cooks probably won’t dig the dirty dishes.||Dig by the fire in the Rogues' Den.|
|Ghommal wishes to be impressed by how strong your equipment is.||Speak to Ghommal with a total Melee Strength bonus of over 100. (Note: Amulet of strength gives +10, even better than a fury for this clue. A Godsword on its own is over 100 Strength bonus.)|
|Great demons, dragons, and spiders protect this blue rock, beneath which, you may find what you seek.||Dig by the runite rock in the Lava Maze Dungeon.|
|Guthix left his mark in a fiery lake, dig at the tip of it.||Dig at the tip of the lava lake that is shaped like a Guthixian symbol, west of the Mage Arena.|
|Here, there are tears, but nobody is crying. Speak to the guardian and show off your alignment to balance.||Talk to Juna while wearing three Guthix-affiliated items. All Void Knight equipment is Guthix-affiliated.|
|Hopefully this set of armour will help you to keep surviving.||Speak to Sir Vyvin while wearing white platebody and white platelegs (white full helm is not needed).|
|If you're feeling brave, dig beneath the dragon's eye.||Dig below the mossy rock under the Viyeldi caves. Requires progress or completion of Legends' Quest. Items needed: Pickaxe, unpowered orb, lockpick (multiple recommended), a spade, and any Charge Orb spell. A bravery potion and rope are also required if the quest is not completed (You also need any Axe and a Machete to get through the jungle).|
|I lie beneath the first descent to the holy encampment.||Dig immediately after climbing down the first set of rocks towards Saradomin's Encampment within the God Wars Dungeon. Two ropes are needed; one to enter the dungeon and another to enter Saradomin's Encampment (not required if you've used once before already). 70 Agility is also required (cannot be boosted).|
|Kill the spiritual, magic and godly whilst representing their own god||Kill a spiritual mage in the God Wars Dungeon - 83 Slayer requirement.
Be sure to wear armour corresponding to their god.
|My life was spared but these voices remain, now guarding these iron gates is my bane.||Speak to the Key Master in Cerberus' Lair.|
|One of several rhyming brothers, in business attire with an obsession for paper work.||Speak to Piles in the Resource Area. An entry fee of 7,500 coins is required (6,000 if the medium Wilderness Diary is completed, 3,750 if the hard diary is completed, or free if the elite diary is completed).|
|Pentagrams and demons, burnt bones and remains, I wonder what the blood contains.||Dig under the blood rune spawn next to the Demonic Ruins.|
|Robin wishes to see your finest ranged equipment.||Robin at the inn in Port Phasmatys. Speak to him while wearing equipment adding up to 182 ranged attack bonus or over (toxic blowpipes cannot be used for this clue.|
|She's small but can build both literally and figuratively, as long as you have their favour||Speak to Lovada south of the Lovakengj blast mine.|
|Shhhh!||Speak to Logosia in the Arceuus Library's ground floor.|
|Show this to Sherlock.||Sherlock can be found south of Seers' Village. Players will have to perform one of the Sherlock tasks in order to complete this challenge.|
|South of a river in a town surrounded by the undead, what lies beneath the furnace?||Dig in front of the Shilo Village furnace.|
|The far north eastern corner where 1 of 4 was defeated, the shadows still linger.||Dig on the northeastern-most corner of the Shadow Dungeon. Bring a ring of visibility.|
|This place sure is a mess.||Ewesey is located in the Hosidius mess hall.|
|Under a giant robotic bird that cannot fly.||Dig next to the terrorbird display in the south exhibit of Varrock Museum's basement.|
|Where safe to speak, the man who offers the pouch of smallest size wishes to see your alignment.||Speak to the Mage of Zamorak in the Zamorakian chapel south of Aubury's Rune Shop in East Varrock while wearing three items aligned to Zamorak.|
Emote clues[edit | edit source]
Emote clues involve equipping certain items in a particular location and performing an emote. These types of clues are featured in all levels of Treasure Trails. Once the emote has been performed, Uri will appear and give the player the next clue (or the reward, if the emote clue was the final step of the Treasure Trail). If the player has been requested to do another emote before talking to Uri, and they forgot to do it, he will say, I don't believe we have any business... but will not leave. The player can still perform the second emote and then talk to Uri to finish the clue. Easy clues require performing one emote, medium clues require performing two, and hard and above clues require performing one emote, then fighting an enemy such as the Double Agent. Elite clues do not involve fighting the Double Agent.
For players who do Treasure Trails frequently, it is not recommended to keep items for all emote clues banked, as hundreds of different items are used across the Treasure Trail levels and can take up bank space. Players with the appropriate construction level can build STASH units to store emote clue items near where the emote clue is located, saving bank space.
|Beckon by a collection of crystalline maple trees. Beware of double agents! Equip Bryophyta's staff and a nature tiara.||The maple trees are found within the town of Gwenith, which requires completion of Song of the Elves to reach. Bryophyta's staff can either be uncharged or charged; both can be used.|
|Blow a kiss outside K'ril Tsutsaroth's chamber. Beware of double agents! Equip a Zamorak full helm and the shadow sword.||70 Hitpoints is required to access this part of the God Wars Dungeon. Completion of The General's Shadow miniquest is required to obtain the Shadow sword.|
|Blow a raspberry at the bank of the Warrior's[sic] guild. Beware of double agents! Equip a dragon battleaxe, a slayer helm of any kind and a dragon defender or avernic defender.||Any variant of Slayer helmet is acceptable.|
|Bow in the Iorwerth Camp. Beware of double agents! Equip a charged crystal bow.||Bow near Lord Iorwerth's location north of the stool located north of the south-eastern fire of the Iorwerth Camp. Works with any amount of charges left on the bow.|
|Cheer in the Entrana church. Beware of double agents! Equip a set of full black d'hide armour.||Players must take a needle, thread, and six black dragon leathers, and craft the armour after arriving at Entrana. Alternatively, you can ask a friend to make it for you. Players with level 88 in Construction can make a master STASH unit to store the d'hide armour in.|
|Clap in the magic axe hut. Beware of double agents. Equip only flared trousers||Level 55 Wilderness, north-east of the Deserted Keep.
Lockpick required to enter
|Cry in the Tzhaar gem store. Beware of the double agents! Equip a fire cape and a TokTz-Xil-Ul.||The Toktz-xil-ul requires level 60 Ranged to equip. Turn off Auto Retaliate before performing the emote, as you may lose the TokTz-Xil-Ul from retaliating against the double agent!|
|Dance in Iban's temple. Beware of double agents! Equip Iban's staff, a black mystic top, and a black mystic bottom.||Requires completion of Underground Pass. Iban's staff (u) can be used as a substitute.
Note that the temple cannot be entered until the Regicide quest is started.
|Dance in the King Black Dragon's lair. Beware of double agents! Equip a black d'hide body, black d'hide vambraces and a black dragon mask.||An anti-dragon shield is recommended to defend against the King Black Dragon's attacks. A STASH unit is found at the south-east corner of the lair for emote item storage.|
|Do a jig at the barrow's chest. Beware of double agents! Equip any full barrows set.||Any set of Barrows equipment.|
|Flap at the death altar. Beware of double agents! Equip a death tiara, a legend's cape and any ring of wealth.||The flap emote requires opening the Gift of Peace at the centre of the Stronghold of Security's first level. Accessing the death altar requires completion of Mourning's End Part II, and a Cape of legends can only be obtained after completion of Legends' Quest.|
|Goblin Salute at the Goblin Village. Beware of double agents! Equip a Bandos platebody, Bandos cloak and Bandos godsword.||The Goblin Salute emote requires partial completion of The Lost Tribe quest.|
|Jump for joy in the centre of Zul-Andra. Beware of double agents! Equip a dragon 2h sword, bandos boots and an obsidian cape.||Partial completion of Regicide is required to reach Zul-Andra.|
|Panic by the big egg where no one dare goes and the ground is burnt. Beware of double agents! Equip a dragon med helm, a TokTz-Ket-Xil, a brine sabre, rune platebody and an uncharged amulet of glory.||Panic by the big egg on the east side of Lava Dragon Isle. Be careful of the lava dragons and player killers roaming the area.|
|Show your anger at the Wise old man. Beware of double agents! Equip an abyssal whip, a legend's cape and some spined chaps.||A volcanic abyssal whip or frozen abyssal whip can be used for this clue.|
|Show your anger towards the Statue of Saradomin in Ellamaria's garden.
Beware of double agents! Equip a Zamorak godsword.
|75 Attack is required to wield the Zamorak godsword.
Zamorak godsword (or) can be used as substitute.
Completion of Garden of Tranquillity is required.
|Slap your head in the centre of the Kourend catacombs. Beware of double agents! Equip the arclight and an amulet of the damned.||Kourend Castle Teleport teleports the player directly to the Catacombs' main entrance. Partially charged items work.|
|Spin in front of the Soul altar. Beware of double agents! Equip a dragon pickaxe, helm of neitiznot and a pair of rune boots.||Completion of The Fremennik Isles is required to wear the helm of neitiznot. Any variant of a dragon pickaxe will work, as well as a crystal pickaxe.|
|Stamp in the Enchanted valley west of the waterfall. Beware of double agents! Equip a dragon axe.||Fairy ring code BKQ (requires partial completion of Fairytale II - Cure a Queen) and the Stamp emote unlocked. The infernal axe and crystal axe can be used instead of a regular dragon axe.|
|Swing a bullroarer at the top of the watchtower. Beware of double agents! Equip a dragon plateskirt, climbing boots and a dragon chainbody.||Partial completion of Legends' Quest is required to obtain the bull roarer. Completion of Watchtower Quest is required. Death Plateau is also required to wear climbing boots.|
|Wave on the northern wall of the Castle Drakan. Beware of double agents! Wear a dragon sq shield, splitbark body and any boater.||Completion of Legends' Quest and partial completion of Darkness of Hallowvale is required. Any coloured boater will work.|
|Yawn in the 7th room of Pyramid Plunder. Beware of double agents! Equip a pharoah sceptre and a full set of menaphite robes.||81 Thieving (cannot be boosted) is required to reach this room, in addition to completing Icthlarin's Little Helper. Any amount of charges will work for the Pharaoh's sceptre, and any menaphite clothing will work as long as all the pieces are the same colour.|
Hot Cold clues are clues in which a strange device will tell the player in the chatbox whether the player is Hot (close to) or Cold (far away from) the intended location to dig. This is based on an older children's game.
To find your location, click on the strange device and it will tell you how close you are to the treasure. (if solving a master clue, you will also take some damage). Its temperature is based on the distance of the treasure from the player, measured in the number of steps it would take to reach the treasure, ignoring any obstacles (this is the Chebyshev distance between the player and treasure). Then, teleport or walk to another location, and check to see if the strange device has gotten warmer. Repeat to pinpoint a location. You can also use the list or map to help you find your location.
If solving a master clue, when you dig at the dig spot, you will be attacked by a Brassican Mage in a single-combat area, or three Ancient Wizards if your clue leads you to a multi-combat area. In the fight against the Brassican Mage, his attacks are not affected by protection prayers; however, ranged armour seems to help. The three Ancient Wizards are a lot stronger and will use all three combat styles alongside poisoning you (poison cannot be blocked by protection prayers)
Beginner Hot Cold clues[edit | edit source]
|Inside the wheat field next to Draynor Village|
|Atop Ice Mountain|
|Cow field north of Lumbridge|
|Patch of mushrooms just northwest of Draynor Manor|
|Northeast of Al Kharid Mine|
Master Hot Cold clues[edit | edit source]
Asgarnia[edit | edit source]
|North of the Warriors' Guild in Burthorpe.||Single|
|East of Jatix's Herblore Shop in Taverley.||Single|
|West of Barbarian Village.||Single|
|North of Miazrqa's tower, outside Goblin Village.||Single|
|In the cow pen north of Sarah's Farming Shop.||Multi|
|Outside the Falador Party Room.||Single|
|Outside the Crafting Guild cow pen.||Single|
|In the centre of the Rimmington mine.||Single|
|Mudskipper Point, on the starfish in the south-west corner.||Single|
|The Troll arena, where the player fights Dad during the Troll Stronghold quest. Bring climbing boots.||Single|
Desert[edit | edit source]
|West of Nardah genie cave.||Single|
|West of Al Kharid mine.||Single|
|North of Menaphos gate.||Single|
|Bedabin Camp, dig around the north tent.||Single|
|West of Uzer.||Single|
|West of Pollnivneach.||Single|
|Next to Mage Training Arena.||Single|
|South-west of Shantay Pass.||Single|
Feldip Hills[edit | edit source]
|West of Jiggig, east of the fairy ring BKP.||Single|
|West of the southeasternmost lake in Feldip Hills.||Single|
|East of the gnome glider (Lemantolly Undri).||Single|
|South of Rantz, six steps west of the empty glass bottles.||Single|
|South of Jiggig.||Single|
|Outside the red chinchompa hunting ground entrance, south of the Hunting expert's hut.||Single|
|South-east of the ∩-shaped lake, near the icon.||Single|
|Directly west of the Castle Wars balloon.||Single|
Fremennik Province[edit | edit source]
|At the Mountain Camp.||Single|
|At the Rellekka Hunter area, near the icon.||Single|
|West of the Keldagrim entrance mine.||Single|
|Outside the fence in the south-western corner of Rellekka.||Single|
|South-east of the Lighthouse.||Single|
|Inside Etceteria's castle, in the southern staircase.||Single|
|Outside Miscellania's courtyard.||Single|
|Central Fremennik Isles mine.||Multi|
|West Fremennik Isles mine.||Multi|
|West of the Jatizso mine entrance.||Single|
|Lunar Isle, inside the village.||Multi|
|Lunar Isle, north of the village.||Multi|
Great Kourend[edit | edit source]
|Next to the bank in the Lovakengj blast mine.||Single|
|Northern part of the Lovakengj blast mine.||Single|
|Next to the lovakite furnace in Lovakengj.||Multi|
|Next to mithril rock in the Lovakengj mine.||Multi|
|Western entrance in Lovakengj's sulphur mine.||Single|
|South-east of the bank in Shayzien.||Multi|
|Overpass between Lovakengj and Shayzien.||Single|
|Within Lizardman Canyon, east of the ladder. Requires 5% Shayzien favour.||Multi|
|Shayzien, south-east of the Combat Ring.||Single|
|North-west of the bank in Shayzien.||Multi|
|North-west of the Arceuus Library.||Single|
|By the entrance to the Arceuus church.||Multi|
|West of the Dark Altar.||Single|
|By the southern entrance to Arceuus.||Multi|
|By the Arceuus essence mine.||Single|
|North-east of the Arceuus essence mine.||Single|
|South of the Piscarilius mine.||Multi|
|South of the gravestone in Kingstown.||Single|
|East of Mess hall.||Multi|
|East of Watson's house.||Multi|
|North of the Tithe Farm.||Single|
Kandarin[edit | edit source]
|North-west of the Sinclair Mansion, near the log balance shortcut.||Single|
|Catherby, between the bank and the beehives, near small rock formation.||Single|
|Grand Tree, just east of the terrorchick gnome enclosure.||Single|
|Between the Seers' Village bank and Camelot.||Single|
|South of Fishing Guild||Single|
|Outside Witchaven, west of Jeb, Holgart, and Caroline.||Single|
|ground floor[UK]1st floor[US] inside the Necromancer Tower. Easily accessed by using fairy ring code DJP.||Multi|
|South of the Fight Arena, north-west of the Nightmare Zone.||Single|
|Tree Gnome Village, near the icon.||Single|
|Grave of Scorpius||Single|
|Khazard Battlefield, in the small ruins south of tracker gnome 2.||Single|
|West Ardougne, near the staircase outside the Civic Office.||Single|
|South-west Tree Gnome Stronghold||Single|
|South of the Tree Gnome Stronghold, north-east of the Outpost.||Single|
|South-east of Almera's house on Baxtorian Falls.||Single|
|Inside the Barbarian Agility Course. Completion of Alfred Grimhand's Barcrawl is required.||Single|
Karamja[edit | edit source]
|Musa Point, banana plantation.||Single|
|Brimhaven, east of the fruit tree patch.||Single|
|West of Brimhaven.||Single|
|West of the gnome glider.||Single|
|North-eastern part of Kharazi Jungle.||Single|
|South-western part of Kharazi Jungle.||Single|
|Northern part of Crash Island.||Single|
Kebos Lowlands[edit | edit source]
|West of the Battlefront.||Single|
|West of the Farming Guild.||Single|
|South-west corner of the Kebos Swamp.||Single|
Misthalin[edit | edit source]
|South of the stone circle near Varrock's entrance.||Single|
|Just north-west of the Lumbridge Fishing tutor.||Single|
|North of the pond between Lumbridge and Draynor Village.||Single|
|Nort-east of Gertrude's house west of Varrock.||Single|
|South of Draynor Village bank.||Single|
|South of Lumber Yard, east of Assistant Serf.||Single|
Morytania[edit | edit source]
|In the north-east area of Burgh de Rott, by the reverse-L-shaped ruins.||Single|
|West of Port Phasmatys, south-east of fairy ring.||Single|
|Inside The Hollows, south of the bridge which was repaired in a quest.||Single|
|Inside the Mort Myre Swamp, north-west of the Nature Grotto.||Single|
|At Haunted Mine quest start.||Single|
|South of the Mausoleum.||Single|
|North-east of Slepe.||Single|
|Northern area of Mos Le'Harmless, between the lakes.||Single|
|Near Mos Le'Harmless southern bar.||Single|
|Northern part of Dragontooth Island.||Single|
|Southern part of Dragontooth Island.||Single|
|Southwestern part of Darkmeyer.||Single|
Western Provinces[edit | edit source]
|North-west of Eagles' Peak.||Single|
|Piscatoris Fishing Colony||Multi|
|Eastern part of Piscatoris Hunter area, south-west of the Piscatoris falconry area.||Single|
|South-west of the crystal gate to Arandar.||Single|
|East of Iorwerth Camp.||Single|
|North-west of Iorwerth Camp.||Single|
|Near Tyras Camp.||Single|
|The northern house at Zul-Andra.||Single|
Wilderness[edit | edit source]
|Inside the Ruins north of the Graveyard of Shadows, level 27 Wilderness.||Single|
|North of the Grand Exchange, level 5 Wilderness.||Multi|
|South-east of the Dark Warriors' Fortress, level 12 Wilderness.||Multi|
|East of the Corporeal Beast's lair, level 20 Wilderness.||Multi|
|North of Venenatis' nest, level 32 Wilderness.||Multi|
|East of Venenatis' nest, level 28 Wilderness.||Single|
|East of the Wilderness canoe exit, level 35 Wilderness.
NOTE: This area is on the single/multi-combat border. It is recommended to dig in the single combat area, so you get the Brassican Mage instead of the Ancient Wizards.
|South-east of the Chaos Temple, level 37 Wilderness.||Single|
|South of Callisto, level 38 Wilderness.||Multi|
|South-west of the Deserted Keep, level 49 Wilderness.||Single|
|West of the Wilderness Agility Course, level 54 Wilderness.||Single|
Falo the Bard[edit | edit source]
Falo the Bard is a Fremennik bard, whom players must visit if their master clue scroll directs them to him. Players must start The Fremennik Trials in order to speak to him. The fastest way to him is by using the Music cape or via fairy ring code CJR, walking south and then west across the bridge north of Seers' Village.
He will sing a ballad, of which players must find the item he is singing about. Players need to show him the item in order to progress to the next clue, the items cannot be noted.
|A blood red weapon, a strong curved sword, found on the island of primate lords.||Dragon scimitar (dragon scimitar (or) also works)|
|A book that preaches of some great figure, lending strength, might and vigour.||God book (must be completed)|
|A bow of elven craft was made, it shimmers bright, but will soon fade.||Crystal bow (doesn't have to be fully charged)|
|A fiery axe of great inferno, when you use it, you'll wonder where the logs go.||Infernal axe|
|A mark used to increase one's grace, found atop a seer's place.||Mark of grace|
|A molten beast with fiery breath, you acquire these with its death.||Lava dragon bones|
|A shiny helmet of flight, to obtain this with melee, struggle you might.||Armadyl helmet|
|A sword held in the other hand, red its colour, Cyclops strength you must withstand.||Dragon defender or Avernic defender|
|A token used to kill mythical beasts, in hopes of a blade or just for an xp feast.||Warrior guild token|
|Green is my favourite, mature ale I do love, this takes your herblore above.||Greenman's ale(m)|
|It can hold down a boat or crush a goat, this object, you see, is quite heavy.||Barrelchest anchor (broken anchor does not work)|
|It comes from the ground, underneath the snowy plain. Trolls aplenty, with what looks like a mane.||Basalt|
|No attack to wield, only strength is required, made of obsidian, but with no room for a shield.||Tzhaar-ket-om (Tzhaar-ket-om (t) also works)|
|Penance healers runners and more, obtaining this body often gives much deplore.||Fighter torso|
|Strangely found in a chest, many believe these gloves are the best.||Barrows gloves|
|These gloves of white won't help you fight, but aid in cooking, they just might.||Cooking gauntlets|
|They come from some time ago, from a land unto the east. Fossilised they have become, this small and gentle beast.||Numulite|
|To slay a dragon you must first do, before this chest piece can be put on you.||Rune platebody (Trimmed or god versions do not work)|
|Vampyres are agile opponents, damaged best with a weapon of many components.||Rod of Ivandis, Ivandis flail, or Blisterwood flail|
Sherlock[edit | edit source]
Sherlock is a character to whom players must speak if their elite or master clue directs them to do so. He is located between the Sorcerer's Tower and Keep Le Faye. Players may teleport to Sherlock once per day with the Kandarin headgear 3 (from the hard Kandarin Diary), or an unlimited number of times with the Kandarin headgear 4 (from the elite diary).
Sherlock will assign players a skill challenge, which may consist of one of the following (temporary skill boosts may be used where applicable). Once complete, he will give players their next clue or reward.
Note that in order for the skill challenge to count as completed, the challenge scroll must be held in the inventory when the action is performed. If the challenge is completed but the challenge scroll is not in the player's inventory, it will not be counted and the player must do it again with the challenge scroll in their inventory.
|Equip an abyssal whip in front of the abyssal demons of the Slayer Tower.||70||Completion of Priest in Peril||Abyssal whip (frozen and volcanic work, but abyssal tentacle does not)|
|Smith a runite med helm.||88||None||Hammer, runite bar|
|Teleport to a spirit tree you planted yourself.||83||Completion of Tree Gnome Village||Spirit sapling, spade, trowel, spade. A spirit tree planted in a Superior Garden will work as well.|
|Create a Barrows teleport tablet.||83||100% Arceuus favour, being on the Arceuus spellbook||Dark essence block, 2 soul runes, 2 law runes, 1 blood rune|
|Slay a Nechryael||80||None||None|
|Kill the spiritual, magic and godly whilst representing their own god.||83||Completion of Troll Stronghold||Equipment to kill a spiritual mage, and a god item aligned with that mage.|
|Create an unstrung dragonstone amulet at a furnace.||80||None||Gold bar, dragonstone, amulet mould|
|Burn a magic log.||75||None||Tinderbox, magic logs|
|Burn a redwood log.||90||Ironman: 90||Tinderbox, redwood logs|
|Complete a lap of the Rellekka rooftop agility course whilst sporting the finest amount of grace.||80||None||Graceful outfit|
|Mix an anti-venom potion.||87||None||Antidote++(1-4), 5-20 zulrah's scales|
|Mine a piece of runite ore whilst sporting the finest mining gear.||85||None||A pickaxe, prospector kit (the Varrock armour 4 can be used to substitute a prospector jacket)|
|Steal a gem from the Ardougne market.||75||None||None|
|Pickpocket an elf.||85||Started Mourning's End Part I||None|
|Bind a blood rune at the blood altar.||77||100% Arceuus favour||Dark essence fragments|
|Mix a ranging mix potion.||80||Completion of the herblore section of Barbarian Training||Ranging potion (2), caviar|
|Fletch a rune dart.||81||Partial completion of The Tourist Trap. Ironmen may need other high requirements to obtain a Rune dart tip.||Rune dart tip, feather|
|Cremate a set of fiyr remains.||80||Completion of Shades of Mort'ton||Magic pyre logs, tinderbox, fiyr remains|
|Dissect a sacred eel.||72 , 87||Partial completion of Regicide||Knife, sacred eel, fishing rod, bait|
|Kill a lizardman shaman.||None||100% Shayzien favour||Combat equipment|
|Angle for an Anglerfish in your finest fishing gear.||82||100% Piscarilius favour||Fishing rod, sandworms, angler's outfit|
|Chop a redwood log whilst sporting the finest lumberjack gear.||90||Completion of In Aid of the Myreque, 75% Hosidius favour||An axe, lumberjack outfit|
|Craft a light orb in the Dorgesh-Kaan bank.||87||Completion of Death to the Dorgeshuun||Cave goblin wire, and an Empty light orb or a Glassblowing pipe and molten glass.
Adding wire to the empty orb completes the challenge.
|Kill a reanimated abyssal.||85 , 85||60% Arceuus favour||Ensouled abyssal head, 4 soul runes, 1 blood rune, 4 nature runes|
|Kill a Fiyr shade inside Mort'tons shade catacombs.||65||Completion of Shades of Mort'ton||65 firemaking is required to light Yew pyre logs in combination with Asyn remains for a silver key. Use this silver key to access them and combat equipment to kill one|
Occasionally, players will need to solve puzzle boxes for a hard, elite or master clue in a Treasure Trail. Puzzle boxes contain a scrambled image that players must work to unscramble by clicking on tiles to move them to an empty space. Once the puzzle box is completed, players will need to talk to the NPC who gave the puzzle box to receive the next clue or the reward.
A guide on how to solve puzzle boxes is available at Treasure Trails/Guide/Puzzle boxes.
|Theatre of Blood|
Light boxes[edit | edit source]
Light boxes are a puzzle players will occasionally need to solve for a master Treasure Trail. Light boxes contain a 5x5 grid of lights and 8 switches to turn them on and off. The goal of the puzzle is to light all the lights.
If destroyed, or otherwise lost, the puzzle will have to be solved again from the beginning.
Solving the puzzle[edit | edit source]
One strategy is to concentrate on one light at a time and flip every switch, taking note on a piece of paper of which switches control that light. Repeat this for all lights until finding one which is only controlled by one switch. The position of that switch which turns that light on is the permanent position of that switch. So you no longer need to check that switch and have halved the remaining switch permutations. In other words, finding one is twice as hard as finding the next with the first one being the hardest to find.
There is also a brute-force method, which requires turning the switches on in this order from left to right:
|Brute force method (from left to right)|
- An emote clue requires any Barrows equipment set.