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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.


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.


First you need to acquire some wood. There are several types of trees that you can cut, depending on your level of woodcut. 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
Shortbow Shortbow 5 5 10
Longbow Longbow 10 10 20
Oak Shortbow Oak Shortbow 20 16.5 33
Oak Longbow Oak Longbow 25 25 50
Willow Shortbow Willow Shortbow 35 33.3 66.5
Willow Longbow Willow Longbow 40 41.5 83
Maple Shortbow Maple Shortbow 50 50 100
Maple Longbow Maple Longbow 55 58.3 116
Yew Shortbow Yew Shortbow 65 67.5 133
Yew Longbow Yew Longbow 70 75 150
Magic Shortbow Magic Shortbow 80 83.3 166.5
Magic Longbow Magic Longbow 85 91.5 183


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 Bow required
Bronze Arrows Bronze Arrows 1 12.5 exp per 10 arrows Any bow
Iron Arrows Iron Arrows 15 25 exp per 10 arrows Any bow
Steel Arrows Steel Arrows 30 50 exp per 10 arrows Oak bow
Mithril Arrows Mithril Arrows 45 75 exp per 10 arrows Willow bow
Adamantite Arrows Adamantite Arrows 60 100 exp per 10 arrows Maple bow
Rune Arrows Rune Arrows 75 125 exp per 10 arrows Yew bow

Oyster Pearl BoltsEdit

To make Oyster pearl boltsOyster pearl bolts 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.


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 Bronze Throwing Dart 1 12 exp per 12 darts
Iron Throwing Dart Iron Throwing Dart 22 12 exp per 12 darts
Steel Throwing Dart Steel Throwing Dart 37 12 exp per 12 darts
Mithril Throwing Dart Mithril Throwing Dart 52 12 exp per 12 darts
Adamantite Throwing Dart Adamantite Throwing Dart 67 12 exp per 12 darts
Rune Throwing Dart Rune Throwing Dart 82 12 exp per 12 darts


The only quest with a guaranteed fletching experience reward is Temple of Ikov, providing a total of XP = Level * 250 + 500.

Tourist Trap has an optional fletching experience reward of XP = (Level + 1) * 150.


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

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