Treasure Trails/Strategies

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See this page for suggested methods of obtaining clue scrolls as well as for the most efficient setups for completing clue scrolls.

Clue scroll sources[edit | edit source]

Opening impling jars is by far the quickest method to find clue scrolls. For some clue scroll levels it can get rather expensive however. Therefore there'll also be some other methods being mentioned in this section.

Opening impling jars[edit | edit source]

Clue scroll level Impling jar Droprate Average cost per clue
Clue scroll (beginner).png Beginner Baby impling jar.png Baby 1/50
Young impling jar.png Young 1/25
Clue scroll (easy).png Easy Baby impling jar.png Baby 1/100
Young impling jar.png Young 1/50
Gourmet impling jar.png Gourmet 1/25 -32,075
Clue scroll (medium).png Medium Earth impling jar.png Earth 1/100
Essence impling jar.png Essence 1/50
Eclectic impling jar.png Eclectic 1/25 -38,149
Clue scroll (hard).png Hard Nature impling jar.png Nature 1/100 -97,069
Magpie impling jar.png Magpie 1/50 -106,533
Ninja impling jar.png Ninja 1/25 -203,332
Clue scroll (elite).png Elite Dragon impling jar.png Dragon 1/50 -7,292,478

Other methods[edit | edit source]

See this section for the best methods outside opening impling jars. Click the links below for a complete list of drop sources.

Beginner clue scrolls[edit | edit source]

  • Killing Bryophyta or Obor for a guaranteed beginner clue scroll drop.
  • Killing hill giants for a 1/50
  • Killing minotaurs for a 1/60 drop rate of a beginner clue scroll.

Easy clue scrolls[edit | edit source]

  • Pickpocketing H.A.M. Members for a 1/50 chance of an easy clue scroll.
  • Killing thugs with a ring of wealth (i) equipped for a 1/64 drop rate.
  • Killing swamp crabs for a 1/96 drop rate.
  • Killing goblins for a 1/128 drop rate of an easy clue scroll. Their low hitpoints and great numbers in a tight space make it very easy for players to get clue scrolls this way.

Medium clue scrolls[edit | edit source]

Hard clue scrolls[edit | edit source]

  • Killing hellhounds in wilderness with a ring of wealth (i) equipped for a 1/32 drop rate of a hard clue scroll.
  • Killing Skotizo for a guaranteed hard clue scroll.
  • Killing warped jellies for a drop rate 1/64 as well as additional ones through totem pieces they drop.
  • Killing the Dagannoth Kings for a 1/42 drop rate of a hard clue scroll.
  • Looting the Rogue chest for a 1/99 drop rate.

Elite clue scrolls[edit | edit source]

  • Killing Skotizo for a 1/5 drop rate of an elite clue scroll.
  • Killing lava dragons with a ring of wealth (i) equipped for a 1/125 chance of an elite clue scroll.
  • Killing Sarachnis for a 1/60 drop rate of an elite clue scroll.
  • Looting the Barrows chest after killing all six Barrows brothers for a 1/33 chance of an elite clue scroll.
  • Killing Callisto, Venenatis or Vet'ion with a ring of wealth (i) equipped for a 1/50 drop rate of an elite clue scroll.
  • Killing Vorkath for a 1/65 drop rate of an elite clue scroll.
  • Killing Zulrah for a 1/75 drop rate of an elite clue scroll.

Master clue scrolls[edit | edit source]

  • Giving one of each easy, medium, hard and elite clues to Watson in exchange for a master clue scroll.
  • Completing an easy clue scroll for a 1/50 chance of receiving a master clue scroll.
  • Completing a medium clue scroll for a 1/30 chance of receiving a master clue scroll.
  • Completing a hard clue scroll for a 1/15 chance of receiving a master clue scroll.
  • Completing an elite clue scroll for a 1/5 chance of receiving a master clue scroll.

Setups[edit | edit source]

See the sections below for the most efficient setups for each clue scroll level. For more information see their individual guides on the page linked above.

Beginner clues (free-to-play)[edit | edit source]

Chef's hat.png
Red cape.png
Amulet of strength.png
Rune scimitar.png
Rune platebody.png
Chronicle.png
Rune platelegs.png
Green d'hide vambraces.png
Leather boots.png
Gold ring.png
Strange device (beginner).pngSkull sceptre.pngLaw rune.png200Air rune.png200
Energy potion(4).pngEnergy potion(4).pngFire rune.png200Earth rune.png200
Energy potion(4).pngEnergy potion(4).pngWater rune.png200Coins 100.png10000
Black pickaxe.pngSpade.png
Fly fishing rod.pngFeather.png1000
Fishing rod.pngFishing bait.png1000Bronze axe.pngGold necklace.png

Inventory[edit | edit source]

  • Use the skull sceptre to teleport to the Stronghold of Security to kill minotaurs for beginner clue scrolls.
  • Use the right skull halves dropped by the minotaurs to recharge the skull sceptre.
  • The chef's hat can be swapped for any full helm if more defence bonuses are needed.
  • If your Defence level is high enough to easily kill minotaurs, you can choose to bank the platebody and legs for weight reduction purposes.
  • A black pickaxe is preferred, since it weighs 0 kg, thus saving a bit of run energy over any other pickaxe.

Bank[edit | edit source]

Some other items that are useful to have stored in your bank are:

Item Item Item
Raw trout.png Raw trout Raw pike.png Raw pike Iron bar.png Iron bar
Needle.png Needle Leather.png Leather Thread.png Thread
Hammer.png Hammer

Beginner clues (members)[edit | edit source]

Graceful hood.png
Ava's assembler.png
Amulet of glory.png
Toxic blowpipe.png
Black d'hide body.png
Black d'hide chaps.png
Combat bracelet.png
Graceful boots.png
Ring of dueling.png
Strange device (beginner).pngSkull sceptre.pngLaw rune.png200Lava rune.png200
Draynor manor teleport (tablet).png100Lassar teleport (tablet).png100Coins 100.png10000Mist rune.png200
Chronicle.png
Fly fishing rod.pngFeather.png1000Black pickaxe.pngStamina potion(4).png
Fishing rod.pngFishing bait.png1000Bronze axe.pngGold necklace.png

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Bank[edit | edit source]

Some other items that are useful to have stored in your bank are:

Item Item Item
Raw trout.png Raw trout Raw pike.png Raw pike Iron bar.png Iron bar
Needle.png Needle Leather.png Leather Thread.png Thread
Hammer.png Hammer

Easy clues[edit | edit source]

Kandarin headgear 4.png
Max cape.png
Amulet of eternal glory.png
Steam battlestaff.png
Graceful top.png
Kharedst's memoirs.png
Morytania legs 4.png
Combat bracelet.png
Fremennik sea boots 4.png
Ring of wealth.png
Clue scroll (easy).pngSpade.pngStamina potion(4).pngMaster scroll book (empty).png
Ring of dueling.pngSlayer ring (eternal).pngArdougne teleport (tablet).png100Camelot teleport (tablet).png100
Games necklace.pngXeric's talisman.pngFalador teleport (tablet).png100Lumbridge teleport (tablet).png100
Skills necklace.pngNecklace of passage.pngVarrock teleport (tablet).png100Soul rune.png1000
Dust rune.png1000Rune pouch.png

It is highly recommended to fill up your bank with bank fillers and the loot of gourmet impling jars, while having no placeholders of the teleport tabs, dust runes and rune pouch. This way you can quickly withdraw 10 jars, open them and bank everything without having to withdraw big stacks of items again. It is also recommended to have the 9 other items in your inventory close to each other in the bank, so that you can quickly withdraw them once you manage to find a clue scroll.

For ironmen, the recommended method of obtaining the clues is pickpocketing H.A.M. members.

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Bank[edit | edit source]

Some other items that are useful to have stored in your bank are:

Item Item Item
Ring of wealth.png Ring of wealth Music cape.png Music cape Steel key ring.png Steel key ring
Combat bracelet.png Combat bracelet Quest point cape.png Quest point cape Digsite pendant.png Digsite pendant
Desert amulet 4.png Desert amulet 4 Achievement diary cape.png Achievement diary cape Rope.png Rope
Explorer's ring 4.png Explorer's ring 4 Ardougne cloak 4.png Ardougne cloak 4 Charge dragonstone jewellery scroll.png Charge dragonstone jewellery scroll

Medium clues[edit | edit source]

Kandarin headgear 4.png
Max cape.png
Amulet of eternal glory.png
Rada's blessing 4.png
Mud battlestaff.png
Graceful top.png
Tome of fire.png
Morytania legs 4.png
Combat bracelet.png
Fremennik sea boots 4.png
Ring of wealth.png
Clue scroll (medium).pngSpade.pngGames necklace.pngSkills necklace.png
Kharedst's memoirs.pngSlayer ring (eternal).pngStamina potion(4).pngMaster scroll book (empty).png
Music cape.pngQuest point cape.pngAchievement diary cape.pngArdougne cloak 4.png
Xeric's talisman.pngNecklace of passage.pngArdougne teleport (tablet).png100Varrock teleport (tablet).png100
Ring of dueling.pngDragon dagger.pngCamelot teleport (tablet).png100Kharyrll teleport (tablet).png100
Lumbridge teleport (tablet).png100Watchtower teleport (tablet).png100
Soul rune.png1000Rune pouch.png

It is highly recommended to fill up your bank with bank fillers and the loot of eclectic impling jars, while having no placeholders of the teleport tabs, soul runes and rune pouch. This way you can quickly withdraw 10 jars, open them and bank everything without having to withdraw big stacks of items again. It is also recommended to have the 16 other items in your inventory close to each other in the bank, so that you can quickly withdraw them once you manage to find a clue scroll.

If you don't have the achievement diary cape, substitute it with the steel key ring.

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Bank[edit | edit source]

Some other items that are useful to have stored in your bank are:

Item Item Item
Rope.png Rope Desert amulet 4.png Desert amulet 4 Steel key ring.png Steel key ring

Medium clues (hunting your own implings)[edit | edit source]

Graceful hood.png
Graceful cape.png
Drakan's medallion.png
Rada's blessing 4.png
Mud battlestaff.png
Graceful top.png
Tome of fire.png
Graceful legs.png
Graceful gloves.png
Graceful boots.png
Slayer ring (eternal).png
Magic butterfly net.pngSpade.pngGames necklace.pngSkills necklace.png
Kharedst's memoirs.pngMaster scroll book (empty).pngNecklace of passage.pngRing of dueling.png
Xeric's talisman.pngDramen staff.pngGold bar.png1Oak plank.png1
Rune pouch.pngJar generator.pngReward casket (medium).pngCoins 100.png5000
Impling jar.pngImpling jar.pngImpling jar.pngImpling jar.png
Impling jar.pngImpling jar.pngImpling jar.pngImpling jar.png
Law rune.pngAir rune.pngNature rune.png

This is a possible setup for player who wish to hunt their own Eclectic implings as a source of medium clues, while solving them as they go. This setup assumes you drop or alchemize the non-stackable loot from implings on the spot. If you want to keep the loot, simply bank them and refer to the other medium clue setup instead. This can be used by ironmen who cannot buy the implings but want to complete the clues as fast as possible. Adjust the inventory depending on the teleports you have available in your player owned house, for example it is worth saving the inventory space if you have a Jewellery box and replacing it with more jars or other useful items (see below). Use standard spellbook for the teleports and casting Snare/Entangle on implings you fail to catch as they spawn.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Bank[edit | edit source]

Some other items that are useful to have stored in your bank are:

Item Item Item
Rope.png Rope Desert amulet 4.png Desert amulet 4 Steel key ring.png Steel key ring
Ardougne cloak 4.png Ardougne cloak 4 Ring of wealth (5).png Ring of wealth (5) Combat bracelet(6).png Combat bracelet(6)

Hard clues (from implings)[edit | edit source]

Kandarin headgear 4.png
Max cape.png
Amulet of eternal glory.png
Toxic blowpipe.png
Black d'hide body.png
Morytania legs 4.png
Combat bracelet.png
Fremennik sea boots 4.png
Slayer ring (eternal).png
Clue scroll (hard).pngSpade.pngGames necklace.pngBurning amulet.png
Stamina potion(4).pngClue box.pngNecklace of passage.pngSkills necklace.png
Super restore(4).pngQuest point cape.pngRing of wealth.pngRing of dueling.png
Saradomin brew(4).pngWilderness sword 4.pngArdougne cloak 4.pngKaramja gloves 4.png
Ranging potion(2).png
Astral rune.png200Nature rune.png200Ectophial.pngMaster scroll book (empty).png
Law rune.png200Blood rune.png200Soul rune.png200Rune pouch.png

It is highly recommended to fill up your bank with bank fillers and the loot of magpie or ninja impling jars, while having no placeholders of the runes, rune pouch, master scroll book and ectophial. This way you can quickly withdraw 10 jars, open them and bank everything without having to withdraw big stacks of items again. It is also recommended to have the 16 other items in your inventory close to each other in the bank, so that you can quickly withdraw them once you manage to find a clue scroll.

Only fill your master scroll book with about 20 teleport scrolls each to minimise your risk when entering the wilderness.

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Bank[edit | edit source]

Some other items that are useful to have stored in your bank are:

Item Item Item
Bronze axe.png Any axe Machete.png Any machete Achievement diary cape.png Achievement diary cape
Camulet.png Camulet Xeric's talisman.png Xeric's talisman Teleport crystal.png Teleport crystal
Goblin village sphere.png Goblin village sphere Skull sceptre.png Skull sceptre Royal seed pod.png Royal seed pod
Pharaoh's sceptre.png Pharaoh's sceptre

Hard clues (other sources)[edit | edit source]

Kandarin headgear 4.png
Max cape.png
Amulet of eternal glory.png
Toxic blowpipe.png
Black d'hide body.png
Morytania legs 4.png
Combat bracelet.png
Fremennik sea boots 4.png
Slayer ring (eternal).png
Clue scroll (hard).pngSuper combat potion(4).pngXeric's talisman.pngLaw rune.png200
Spade.pngRanging potion(4).pngMaster scroll book (empty).pngLava rune.png200
Dragon claws.pngStamina potion(4).pngClue box.pngMist rune.png200
Saradomin brew(4).pngSuper restore(4).png

Bank the Xeric's talisman and master scroll book in case of a high level Wilderness step.

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Elite clues[edit | edit source]

Kandarin headgear 4.png
Max cape.png
Amulet of eternal glory.png
Holy blessing.png
Toxic blowpipe.png
Armadyl d'hide body.png
Morytania legs 4.png
Zamorak bracers.png
Fremennik sea boots 4.png
Slayer ring (eternal).png
Clue scroll (elite).pngLava rune.png200Blood rune.png200Soul rune.png200
Spade.pngMist rune.png200Nature rune.png200Rune pouch.png
Xeric's talisman.pngMaster scroll book (empty).pngQuest point cape.pngAchievement diary cape.png
Wilderness sword 4.pngClue box.pngCamulet.pngDesert amulet 4.png
Teleport crystal.pngEnchanted lyre.pngRope.pngVolcanic mine teleport.png20
Dragon claws.png
Stamina potion(4).pngSuper restore(4).pngSuper combat potion(4).pngRanging potion(4).png

It's recommended to have the required Sherlock items close to each other in your bank. These items are listed on this page: list of items for elite clues at Sherlock.

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Bank[edit | edit source]

Some other items that are useful to have stored in your bank are:

Item Item Item
Varrock teleport (tablet).png Varrock teleport Lumbridge teleport (tablet).png Lumbridge teleport Ardougne teleport (tablet).png Ardougne teleport
Kharyrll teleport (tablet).png Kharyrll teleport Watchtower teleport (tablet).png Watchtower teleport Camelot teleport (tablet).png Camelot teleport
Rune thrownaxe.png Rune thrownaxe Mirror shield.png Mirror shield

Master clues[edit | edit source]

Kandarin headgear 4.png
Max cape.png
Amulet of eternal glory.png
Peaceful blessing.png
Toxic blowpipe.png
Black d'hide body.png
Morytania legs 4.png
Guthix bracers.png
Fremennik sea boots 4.png
Slayer ring (eternal).png
Clue scroll (master).pngMusic cape.pngQuest point cape.pngAchievement diary cape.png
Spade.pngStrange device.pngKaramja gloves 4.pngDesert amulet 4.png
Master scroll book (empty).pngXeric's talisman.pngClue box.pngWilderness sword 4.png
Dragon claws.pngStamina potion(4).pngSuper combat potion(4).pngRanging potion(4).png
Anglerfish.pngAnglerfish.pngAnglerfish.png

When you have a high level wilderness step it is recommended to bank the Xeric's talisman, master scroll book and slayer ring (eternal).

Inventory[edit | edit source]

  • While an abyssal bracelet isn't necessary to complete any steps, it is very useful to keep yourself unskulled for all the steps that require you to traverse to the Abyss.

Bank[edit | edit source]

It's recommended to have the required Sherlock and Falo the Bard items close to each other in your bank, as well as high strength, ranged attack and magic attack bonus equipment:

Some other items that are useful to have stored in your bank are:

Item Item Item
Void knight top.png Void knight top Void knight robe.png Void knight robe Void knight gloves.png Void knight gloves
Unholy symbol.png Unholy symbol Unholy blessing.png Unholy blessing Ring of visibility.png Ring of visibility
Ancient staff.png Ancient staff Clockwork suit.png Clockwork suit Abyssal bracelet.png Abyssal bracelet
Unpowered orb.png Unpowered orb Lockpick.png Lockpick Dragon pickaxe.png Any pickaxe
Dragon axe.png Any axe Air rune.png Air runes Cosmic rune.png Cosmic runes
Machete.png Any machete

Solving the Treasure Trails[edit | edit source]

See the table below for links to the pages with solutions for each clue.

Anagrams Challenge scrolls Ciphers Coordinates Cryptic clues Emote clues Hot Cold Light boxes Maps Puzzle boxes
Beginner Solutions N/A N/A N/A Solutions Solutions Solutions N/A Solutions N/A
Easy N/A N/A N/A N/A Solutions Solutions N/A N/A Solutions N/A
Medium Solutions Solutions Solutions Solutions Solutions Solutions N/A N/A Solutions N/A
Hard Solutions Solutions Solutions Solutions Solutions Solutions N/A N/A Solutions Solutions
Elite Solutions Solutions N/A Solutions Solutions Solutions N/A N/A Solutions Solutions
Master Solutions N/A N/A Solutions Solutions Solutions Solutions Solutions N/A Solutions