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A clue scroll

A Clue scroll is a random drop from many monsters. Monsters will only drop a new clue scroll if you do not already have one in your bank or inventory. These start a Treasure Trail, a treasure hunt around RuneScape. At the end of the hunt players receive a random reward, possibly including rare items. Players can only ever have one clue scroll at a time. This includes clues which are in their inventory and bank. It has been proven and stated by Jagex that the Ring of wealth does not affect the chance for a clue scroll to drop. This is because the Ring of wealth increases the chance of high-value drops, whereas the clue scroll is worth (according to its high alchemy price) 0 gp.

Clue scrolls come in 3 Levels. The higher the level of the clue, the higher the level of the monsters the player needs to kill to receive one.

  • Level 1 Clues are the easiest to complete, and are dropped by low level monsters such as Men. They are normally short and involve no risk to the player, and also usually include many emote and clothing clues. Players can occasionally get trimmed Black Armour from these clues along with god pages which are fairly common. A level 2 Man or a level 2 Goblin are the lowest level NPCs to drop them; however, they can be stolen from a H.A.M. Member. High Agility and Thieving make this far simpler, but it can be done at Level 15 Thieving and Level 1 Agility. Some players recommend killing Minotaurs at level one of the Stronghold of Security since they have 10 hp, and it is a multi-combat zone, easy to kill many. Players can also get them from the Managing your kingdom minigame on Miscellania from caskets, obtained by having subjects fish.
  • Level 3 Clues are long, feature regular trips into the Wilderness, and are often dangerous as Revenants, Zamorak Wizards, and Saradomin Wizards are very likely (if not guaranteed) to attack the player. Players may receive trimmed Rune Armour and even some very rare items worth over 60 million coins. The most expensive item being the 3rd age platelegs, worth up to 123 million coins. Level 56 Cyclops at the Warriors' Guild are the lowest Level monsters to drop them. Many players choose to kill Hellhounds for Clue scrolls, as they are easily ranged or maged. Green Dragons and Aviansies, commonly killed for profit, can also drop level 3 clues. For melee players, Ankous in the Stronghold of Security are a good choice. Jellys are very good for receiving Clue scrolls, and highly recommended for those who seek just Clue Scrolls, but these require 52 slayer to attack. It would be very wise to use armour that has good magic protection for jellies. Slayer monsters, such as Cave horrors and Aberrant spectre and hellhounds are good monsters to obtain Level 3 Clues from. They can also be thieved from Traders in Keldagrim as of 9 September 2009.


A player with multiple clue scrolls at once.
  • Searching the phrase "clue scroll" in Quick Chat, players get a message which says "Too many results. Please refine your search." because the game treats each clue scroll as an individual item. This bug has not been fixed.
  • Herman Caranos appears to have a Clue scroll in his left hand.
  • There was an error that affected a player when they defeated a Zamorakian mage, then dug in the chest spot, then another Zamorakian mage appeared, this continued to happen to the player and they eventually gave up, this glitch has been fixed by Jagex.
  • Players can also obtain upwards of several clue scroll's at a time by pickpocketing H.A.M members. This is done by a player pickpocketing the H.A.M member till he/she has receives a clue scroll, then the player will drop it until he/she pickpockets another one. Then systematically pick up and drop clues as you get them to stop them de-spawning. (Example picture to the right)
  • Although exceedingly rare, it's possible to receive exactly the same clue twice or even three times for the same treasure trail. It's even possible to receive the same clue twice in a row.
  • The patch notes on 19/01/10 stated that the H.A.M. pickpocket code had been adjusted. This adjustment made it impossible to pickpocket clues until it was brought to the attention of Jagex staff by players. It was admitted to be an error and was fixed two days later.
  • If you click on the Shown Items Kept On Death button with only a clue scroll in your inventory, it will show that the clue scroll is worth 1 coin. However, clue scrolls are not tradeable.
A message appears after opening the casket but still there is the picture of the casket not the clue.

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