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For information on training this skill, see Fletching training.

Fletching is a useful skill in RuneScape Classic. The main function of it is to make bows and other ranged weapons. It is considered to be a production skill, as the player makes bows and other items.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Making bows in the game can be a useful skill to know. Many choose to get the logs through the Woodcutting skill. All you need is a log, a knife, and a bowstring to make a bow. First, you use the knife on the logs, and select which type of bow you want, then you cut it, and after that you add the bow string to the bow, finishing it. A player can make bows out of almost every log in the game. Other weapons that can be made are arrows, which require arrow shafts, feather, and the arrow heads. The player cuts the arrow shafts out of regular logs, adds the feathers, and then the arrowheads. After the arrow is finished, many choose to use the arrows, as it is an inexpensive way to get arrows, only needing the investment of a knife and woodcutting axe, as the rest can be gathered.

Bows[edit | edit source]

First you need to acquire some wood. There are several types of trees that you can cut, depending on your Woodcutting level. Next use a knife on logs to cut them into either shortbow or a longbow. To string a bow you need to find flax. This can be found behind the bee hives in Camelot or even better at Gnome Stronghold as there are a number of flax there. When you get a full load, simply climb the ladder next to the plants and bank them. After you have a large amount, then you need to spin the flax on a spinning wheel to make bow strings. Go to Falador and use the bank and spinning wheel which is near it to spin it. This is by far the fastest way to obtain bow strings. Finally add the string to the bow to complete it. Ordinary trees can be found all over RuneScape Classic but the rarest trees can only be found near Seers' Village.

Image Name Level Experience (unstrung) Total experience Fatigue SU (%) (unstrung)
Shortbow.png Shortbow 5 5 10 80 (0.1066%)
Longbow.png Longbow 10 10 20 160 (0.2133%)
Oak Shortbow.png Oak Shortbow 20 16.5 33 264 (0.352%)
Oak Longbow.png Oak Longbow 25 25 50 400 (0.5333%)
Willow Shortbow.png Willow Shortbow 35 33.25 66.5 532 (0.7093%)
Willow Longbow.png Willow Longbow 40 41.5 83 664 (0.8853%)
Maple Shortbow.png Maple Shortbow 50 50 100 800 (1.0667%)
Maple Longbow.png Maple Longbow 55 58.25 116.5 932 (1.2426%)
Yew Shortbow.png Yew Shortbow 65 66.5 133 1064 (1.4186%)
Yew Longbow.png Yew Longbow 70 75 150 1200 (1.6%)
Magic Shortbow.png Magic Shortbow 80 83.25 166.5 1332 (1.776%)
Magic Longbow.png Magic Longbow 85 91.5 183 1464 (1.952%)

Arrows[edit | edit source]

To make an arrow, first cut some regular logs by using a knife to cut them into arrow shafts. Add feathers and then arrow heads to finish the arrow.

The better the arrow, the more damage it will inflict. You will require a better bow to fire better arrows. Making arrows shafts: 1 log + knife = 10 shafts = 5 exp. Feathering shafts: 10 shafts + 10 feathers = 10 headless arrows = 10 exp. Creating 10 headless arrows from scratch would result in 15 total Fletching exp.

Image Name Level Experience Fatigue SU (%) (unstrung) Bow required
Bronze Arrows.png Bronze Arrows 1 12.5 exp per 10 arrows 200 (0.2667%) Any bow
Iron Arrows.png Iron Arrows 15 25 exp per 10 arrows 400 (0.5333%) Any bow
Steel Arrows.png Steel Arrows 30 50 exp per 10 arrows 800 (1.0667%) Oak bow
Mithril Arrows.png Mithril Arrows 45 75 exp per 10 arrows 1200 (1.6%) Willow bow
Adamantite Arrows.png Adamantite Arrows 60 100 exp per 10 arrows 1600 (2.1333%) Maple bow
Rune Arrows.png Rune Arrows 75 125 exp per 10 arrows 2000 (2.6667%) Yew bow

Oyster Pearl Bolts[edit | edit source]

To make Oyster pearl boltsOyster pearl bolts.png you need to have 34 fletching, chisel, regular bolts and pearls. Use chisel on pearls to get 24 Oyster pearl bolts. Then attach the bolt tips to crossbow bolts to receive Oyster pearl bolts. They are comparable to mithril arrows.

Darts[edit | edit source]

First buy or smith some dart heads and finish the dart by adding a feather to it. feathers can either be bought from fishing shop in Port Sarim and the Shantay Pass store or by killing chickens. Overall they are much easier and faster to make than arrows as you need one step less (no need to cut logs and make shafts). The better the dart, the more it will inflict damage.

Image Name Level Experience
Bronze Throwing Dart.png Bronze Throwing Dart 1 12 exp per 12 darts
Iron Throwing Dart.png Iron Throwing Dart 22 12 exp per 12 darts
Steel Throwing Dart.png Steel Throwing Dart 37 12 exp per 12 darts
Mithril Throwing Dart.png Mithril Throwing Dart 52 12 exp per 12 darts
Adamantite Throwing Dart.png Adamantite Throwing Dart 67 12 exp per 12 darts
Rune Throwing Dart.png Rune Throwing Dart 82 12 exp per 12 darts

Quests[edit | edit source]

The only quest with a guaranteed fletching experience reward is Temple of Ikov, providing a total of .

Tourist Trap has an optional fletching experience reward of .

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Chilipeppers was the first to achieve mastery of the fletching skill.

See also[edit | edit source]