Fletching Skill Guide

INTRODUCTION

Fletching is a great skill in RuneScape. It’s fun, and a quick way to make money. If you just want to make money, arrows are the best bet, but remember, not all arrows can be used on F2P. Fletching is for members only, but all arrows up to and including adamant can be used on F2P. This guide will take you through the different types of fletching items you can make in the game, and will show you how and where to do it.

What is fletching? Well, fletching is a skill which allows you to make items used in ranging. The higher your fletching skill is, the more cool stuff you can make. You can make items such as bows, arrows, special bolts and darts.

The most important tool in fletching is a knife. These can be found many places in RuneScape. One place is just south of Lumbridge castle; there’s one on the ground. There’s also one in the Lumbridge Castle basement, in the Karamja general store, and in Seers’ Village, south-west of the bank in the house with a sink. They are also sold in many stores (see knife in our Items database for a list of shops.)

Note: You can put a knife on your Toolbelt in order to save inventory space whilst fletching.

MAKING BOWS

Making bows is fairly easy. All you have to do is cut some wood and use a knife on it. For the best locations to cut wood, check our Woodcutting guide. After using your knife on the log of wood you will have to choose to either make a short- or shieldbow. Then you will have an unstrung shortbow/shieldbow in your inventory instead of that log. To get a string for your bow, you’ll have to do some crafting. Go to either the Gnome Stronghold or Seers Village and pick some flax, then go to a spinning wheel (can be found in both Stronghold and Seers) and spin your flax by using it with the wheel. You will now have a bowstring, which you just use on your unstrung bow, and VOILA! you have a bow all ready for use. If you have many bowstrings and unstrung bows, you can select “Make all” option after using string on bow, and it will automatically string all of your bows in your inventory.

Please note that the experience points (exp) are for a fully finished bow. If you want the exp for making an unstrung bow, divide the exp by 2 (example: You get 100 total exp for making a Maple Short, that’s the same as 50 for making an unstrung bow, and 50 for stringing.)

BOW TABLE
PIC NAME FLETCHING LVL EXP.
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Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1932′]
Shortbow 1 10
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Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1933′]
Shieldbow 10 20
Fletching Guide Skill Guide

Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1934′]
Oak Shortbow 20 33
Fletching Guide Skill Guide

Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1935′]
Oak Shieldbow 25 50
Fletching Guide Skill Guide

Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1936′]
Willow Shortbow 35 66.5
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Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1937′]
Willow Shieldbow 40 83
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Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1938′]
Maple Shortbow 50 100
Fletching Guide Skill Guide

Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1939′]
Maple Shieldbow 55 116.5
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Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1940′]
Yew Shortbow 65 135
Fletching Guide Skill Guide

Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1941′]
Yew Shieldbow 70 150
Fletching Guide Skill Guide

Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1942′]
Magic Shortbow 80 166.5
Fletching Guide Skill Guide

Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1943′]
Magic Shieldbow 85 183
Fletching Guide Skill Guide

Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1944′]
Elder shortbow 90 202.4
Fletching Guide Skill Guide

Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1945′]
Elder shieldbow 95 232.8

MAKING ARROWS

Arrows are not as fun to make as bows, but you can get a lot of cash for them. However, you’ll need a good amount if you really want cash. What you do is go to a forest (Lumbridge-Draynor is the best), and cut a whole bunch of trees. Anyway, just cut some normal trees, use your knife on the logs, and make some arrow shafts.

When you have the shafts you’ll have to add some feathers to them. With the release of hunter, this has become easier. Remember all those colourful feathers that the birds you trapped dropped? They can be used to feather your arrows as well. You will also need some arrow heads, which you can make with the Smithing skill – please refer to our Smithing Guide for more information. You need 1 shaft, 1 feather and 1 arrow head for an arrow. Might sound like a lot, but the best thing is: You get experience points from all of it! Note that grenwall spikes (from Hunting) can also be used with feathers to make headless arrows (giving the same experience).

Fletching Guide Skill Guide

Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1946′]

Please note that the exp for the arrows include cutting of the logs and feathering.

ARROW TABLE
PIC NAME FLETCHING LVL EXP FOR SET OF 15 EXP PER ARROW
Fletching Guide Skill Guide

Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1947′]
15 Arrow shafts 1 5 0.33
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Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1948′]
15 Headless Arrows 1 15 1
Fletching Guide Skill Guide

Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1949′]
15 Bronze Arrows 1 39.5 2.63
Fletching Guide Skill Guide

Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1950′]
15 Iron Arrows 15 57.5 3.83
Fletching Guide Skill Guide

Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1951′]
15 Steel Arrows 30 95 6.3
Fletching Guide Skill Guide

Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1952′]
15 Mithril Arrows 45 132 8.8
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Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1953′]
15 Broad Leaf Arrows* 52 225 15
Fletching Guide Skill Guide

Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1954′]
15 Adamant Arrows 60 169.5 11.3
Fletching Guide Skill Guide

Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1954′]
15 Adamant Arrows 60 169.5 11.3
Fletching Guide Skill Guide

Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1956′]
15 Rune Arrows 75 207.4 13.8
15 Dragon Arrows 90 244.5 16.3
Fletching Guide Skill Guide

Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1957′]
15 Dark Arrows 95 262.5 17.5

* You must have completed the Smoking Kills quest and purchased the ability from a slayer master before fletching broad arrows. See our Slayer Guide to learn more.

** You must have completed the Ritual of the Mahjarrat quest to make and fletch bane arrows. See the Bane ore and the Smithing Guide to learn more.

MAKING CROSSBOWS

A fairly complicated method of training is to make crossbows. The first step is to use a knife on logs, this will make the crossbow stock. Then, you must attach the proper metal limb to it, you will need a hammer to do this. The limbs can be made using the smithing skill. The final step is to add a crossbow string. Crossbow strings can be made by level 10 crafters on a spinning wheel. See the Crafting skill guide for more information.

The experience listed in the table below includes fletching the stock from the wood, adding the appropriate type of metal limbs, and adding a crossbow string. The stock and stringing each earn exactly one-fourth of the total xp shown; adding the limbs earns the other half of the total xp. Analysing the use of wood and strings alone, fletching ordinary bows offers superior xp – but using a finished smithed product to gain additional fletching xp is an unusual skilling twist.

CROSSBOW TABLE
PIC NAME WOOD TYPE FLETCHING LVL CUTTING STOCK ADDING LIMBS STRINGING TOTAL EXP.
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Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1958′]
Bronze Crossbow Regular Wood 9 6 12 6 24
Fletching Guide Skill Guide

Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1959′]
Off-hand bronze crossbow Regular Wood 9 6 12 6 24
Fletching Guide Skill Guide

Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1960′]
Bronze 2h crossbow Regular Wood 9 6 12 6 24
Fletching Guide Skill Guide

Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1961′]
Blurite Crossbow* Oak 24 16 32 16 64
Fletching Guide Skill Guide

Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1962′]
Iron Crossbow Willow 39 22 44 22 88
Fletching Guide Skill Guide

Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1963′]
Off-hand iron crossbow Willow 39 22 44 22 88
Fletching Guide Skill Guide

Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1964′]
Iron 2h crossbow Willow 39 22 44 22 88
Fletching Guide Skill Guide

Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1965′]
Steel Crossbow Teak 46 27 54 27 108
Fletching Guide Skill Guide

Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1966′]
Off-hand steel crossbow Teak 46 27 54 27 108
Fletching Guide Skill Guide

Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1967′]
Steel 2h crossbow Teak 46 27 54 27 108
Fletching Guide Skill Guide

Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1968′]
Mithril Crossbow Maple 54 32 64 32 128
Fletching Guide Skill Guide

Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1969′]
Off-hand mithril crossbow Maple 54 32 64 32 128
Fletching Guide Skill Guide

Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1970′]
Mithril 2h crossbow Maple 54 32 64 32 128
Fletching Guide Skill Guide

Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1971′]
Adamantite Crossbow Mahogany 61 41 82 41 164
Fletching Guide Skill Guide

Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1972′]
Off-hand adamant crossbow Mahogany 61 41 82 41 164
Fletching Guide Skill Guide

Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1973′]
Adamant 2h crossbow Mahogany 61 41 82 41 164
Fletching Guide Skill Guide

Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1974′]
Runite Crossbow Yew 69 50 100 50 200
Fletching Guide Skill Guide

Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1975′]
Off-hand rune crossbow Yew 69 50 100 50 200
Fletching Guide Skill Guide

Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1976′]
Rune 2h crossbow Yew 69 50 100 50 200
Fletching Guide Skill Guide

Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1977′]
Dragon crossbow Magic 94 100 0 100 200
Fletching Guide Skill Guide

Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1978′]
Off-hand dragon crossbow Magic 94 100 0 100 200
Fletching Guide Skill Guide

Fletching Guide Skill Guide

[Gbuy id=’1979′]
Dragon 2h crossbow Magic 94 100 0 100 200

*In order to make a Blurite crossbow you must have completed The Knight’s Sword quest.

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