Ultimate Ironman Guide/Fletching
Fletching is most often trained through making broad arrows, as the ability to purchase all the ingredients to make them cuts out any frustrating preparation time (at the cost of coins to buy the ingredients). The stackability of all ingredients in making broad arrows makes it an easy skill to train in tandem with other skills, such as Runecraft, Agility, Farming, and more. Fletching is most often used for making high-level darts and arrows for use in Ranged combat, though it can also be useful as a source of mid-tier Ranged armour or weaponry depending on the player's Fletching level.
1+ - Headless Arrows[edit | edit source]
Starting at level 1 Fletching, feathers can be attached to arrow shafts to make headless arrows, rewarding 1 Fletching experience per headless arrow made. This is a relatively slow training method, but is useful if the player plans on training Fletching by making arrows (such as broad arrows) at a higher level. Feathers can be easily bought in bulk through feather packs, costing 2 coins per feather. Arrow shafts can either be cut from logs (willow logs are recommended as the fastest source of arrow shafts) or bought for 1 coin each at the Bow and Arrow shop within the Ranging Guild (requires level 40 Ranged to access).
Because feathers, arrow shafts, and headless arrows are all stackable, this method can be used to train almost anywhere with very little stress in terms of inventory space. For example, some players opt to make headless arrows while playing Pest Control for Prayer experience, or while running about the world for Farming training or Quests. To reach level 52 Fletching it would require making 123,660 headless arrows (less if cutting the shafts from logs) and would cost approximately 375,000 coins (less if cutting the shafts from logs).
5+ - Making Bows[edit | edit source]
Starting as low as level 5 Fletching for regular shortbows, one training method is to cut bows and string them with bow strings. This method works best in a location where flax, a spinning wheel, and trees are all relatively close to each other, such as the Gnome Stronghold or Seers' Village. The exact rates of this method depend on the player's Woodcutting level, though they are generally faster than other low-level methods such as making headless arrows. This method can be a good way to train through the lower levels of Fletching, to get to faster and more convenient methods such as making broad arrows and various darts.
22+ - Iron Darts[edit | edit source]
One way to combine Fletching training with Smithing and Mining training is to smith iron bars into iron dart tips. This can be a good way to train low-level Mining, Smithing, and Fletching at the same time, before faster methods for each skill are available. Once made, adding feathers to dart tips is a very fast and convenient method of training Fletching. Darts can be made while training Agility, doing Farming runs, or running around doing Quests. Because dart tips, feathers, and the darts themselves all stack within the inventory, it is relatively easy to make room for them in most inventory setups for a variety of situations.
For more information, see Ultimate Ironman Guide/Smithing.
52+ - Broad Arrows[edit | edit source]
Broad arrows are not particularly useful as ammunition, but the stackable nature of broad arrowheads, headless arrows, and broad arrows, along with the ability to easily buy broad arrowheads in bulk through broad arrowhead packs, makes fletching broad arrows a very popular training method for the skill. Each broad arrow made gives 10 experience, with a pack of 100 arrowheads costing 5,500 coins. This equates to 5.5 coins per experience point, not including the cost of the headless arrows. The ability to fletch Broad arrows must be unlocked using 300 slayer reward points at any Slayer master.
Because broad arrowheads, headless arrows, and broad arrows are all stackable, this method can be used to train almost anywhere with very little stress in terms of inventory space. For example, broad arrows can be fletched while training Prayer at Pest Control, or while running between locations for Arceuus Runecraft training.
Passive Training - Wintertodt[edit | edit source]
Depending on the exact method used at Wintertodt, it can reward a substantial amount of Fletching experience alongside the usual high amounts of Firemaking experience it gives. Fletching a bruma root into bruma kindling give 0.6 times the player's Fletching level in experience, so the experience rates are heavily dependent on the player's current Fletching level.
For more information, see Ultimate Ironman Guide/Firemaking.
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