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Fletching is a skill in which the player can create various types of ranged weapons and their ammunition. The product of the skill is mainly focused towards Ranged combat. It also produces some of the most popular High Alchemy materials, which is a primary method for Magic training.

At higher Fletching levels, the skill can potentially be trained without losing any profit, although a decent amount of money is very useful for training being most players purchase the materials needed to train the skill.

Materials used

General

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Knife Knives are used to whittle wood into unstrung bows or arrow shafts. You can find one in the Lumbridge castle basement and are an item commonly found for sale in general stores.
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Chisel Used to cut gems the second time into various types of bolt tips.
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Logs Logs may be obtained from chopping trees via the woodcutting skill.

Making weapons

Bows

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Bow strings Bow strings are one of the materials used in making bows. They can be spun from flax using a Spinning Wheel and are commonly purchased from other players in large quantities.
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Flax Flax can be picked in Seers' Village and in the Taverley courtyard right next to the fountain. It can be spun into a bow string on a spinning wheel. There is a spinning wheel on the 2nd floor of the house north of the churchyard. Spinning flax gives 15 Crafting experience, and requires level 10 Crafting.

Making projectiles

Arrows

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Arrowtips Arrow heads can be bought in a ranging shop or smithed. 15 arrowtips are made from each bar.
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Arrow shafts Arrow shafts can be made by using a knife on some logs. 15 shafts are made from each pile of logs. Normal logs can be fletched into 15 arrow shafts, oak into 30, adding 15 additional shafts for each tier of logs higher.
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Feathers Feathers can be acquired by killing chickens. Chickens have a chance of dropping 0, 5, 10, or 15 feathers. Feathers can also be bought in Shantay Pass. Shantay holds up to 500 feathers at a time, and feathers can be bought for a base price of 2 gold coins.
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Headless arrows Combine feathers with arrow shafts. About 180 000 fletching experience per hour with maple logs while bank standing.
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Arrows Combine headless arrows with arrow heads.

Bolts

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Barb bolttips Barbed tips are rewards from the Ranging Guild minigame.
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Gem bolt tips Gem bolt tips are attached to unfinished bolts (with feathers already attached) to make gem tipped bolts. They can be made by using the gem with a chisel. Every gem in RuneScape, including the Shilo gems, can be made into gem tips.
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Pearl bolt tips Pearl bolt tips can be made by using an oyster pearl with a chisel.
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Unfinished bolts Unfinished bolts can be smithed from metal bars. 10 Unfinished bolts are made from each bar.
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Feathers Feathers can be acquired by killing chickens. Chickens have a chance of dropping 0, 5, 10, or 15 feathers. Feathers can also be bought in Shantay Pass. Shantay holds up to 500 feathers at a time, and feathers can be bought for a base price of 2 gold coins.

Darts

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Dart tips Dart tips can be smithed from metal bars. 10 are made from 1 bar.
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Feathers Feathers can be acquired by killing chickens. Chickens have a chance of dropping 0, 5, 10, or 15 feathers. Feathers can also be bought in Shantay Pass. Shantay holds up to 500 feathers at a time, and feathers can be bought for a base price of 2 gold coins.

Making the items

Weapons

Bows

To fletch bows, a player must use a knife on a log to whittle a short bow or longbow of that wood. Then, a bow string must be attached to the unstrung bow. Bows, especially Yew longbows and Magic longbows, are frequently high alched as a means of income.

Bow Level Half Exp Cut/String Total Experience
Shortbow 5 5 10
Longbow 10 10 20
Oak shortbow 20 16.5 33
Oak longbow 25 25 50
Willow shortbow 35 33.3 66.6
Willow longbow 40 41.5 83
Maple shortbow 50 50 100
Maple longbow 55 58.3 116.6
Yew shortbow 65 67.5 135
Yew longbow 70 75 150
Magic shortbow 80 83.3 166.6
Magic longbow 85 91.5 183


Projectiles

Arrows

To fletch arrows, use a knife on a regular log to create arrow shafts. Each log yields 15 arrows shafts. Add feathers and arrow heads.

The following table shows experience per item made, although 15 items are made at a time:

Arrow Level Needed Experience Experience for 15
Arrow shafts 1 1/3 5
Bronze arrows 1 1⅓ 20
Iron arrows 15 2.5 37.5
Steel arrows 30 5 75
Mithril arrows 45 7.5 112.5
Adamant arrows 60 10 150
Rune arrows 76 12.5 187.5

Bolts

This section is incomplete due to skill not being 100% developed. Upon completion of development, the section will be modified for completion.

Bolts are the standard ammunition for crossbows. They are created by combining unfinished bolts with feathers. One feather is consumed for every unfinished bolt and is finished bolts are created in stacks of 10. Finished bolts can be improved by adding bolt tips to them. For example, Sapphire bolt tips can be attached to Mithril bolts to create Sapphire bolts.

The following table shows every type of bolt available:

Bolt Level Needed Experience Experience for 10
Opal bolts 11 1.6

5

Pearl bolts 41 3.2 32
Barbed bolts 51 9.5 95

Darts

You can fletch darts by adding feathers to a smithed dart.

Dart Level Needed Experience Given
Bronze dart 10 1.8
Iron dart 22 3.8
Steel dart 37 7.5
Mithril dart 52 11.2
Adamant dart 67 15
Rune dart 81 18.8

Training

Level advancement

A base training method will be added once enough fletching has been completed in-game.


Quests rewarding Fletching experience

The following quests provide fletching experience:

Quest Required Fletching Level Experience given Additional information
Big Chompy Bird Hunting 5 262 Upon completion, players are able to fletch Ogre arrows.
The Fremennik Trials 25 2,812.4
Temple of Ikov No level needed 8,000


Random events

Players will encounter many random events while fletching; however, there are no random events that pertain to fletching.

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