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||Fatigue(%) (unstrung)|
|Oak Shortbow||20||16.5||33||264 (0.352%)|
|Oak Longbow||25||25||50||400 (0.5333%)|
|Willow Shortbow||35||33.25||66.5||532 (0.7093%)|
|Willow Longbow||40||41.5||83||664 (0.8853%)|
|Maple Shortbow||50||50||100||800 (1.0667%)|
|Maple Longbow||55||58.25||116.5||932 (1.2426%)|
|Yew Shortbow||65||66.5||133||1064 (1.4186%)|
|Yew Longbow||70||75||150||1200 (1.6%)|
|Magic Shortbow||80||83.25||166.5||1332 (1.776%)|
|Magic Longbow||85||91.5||183||1464 (1.952%)|
- Arrow heads can either be purchased from member's archery store, or smithed at an anvil.
- Feathers can either be bought from fishing shop in Port Sarim and the Shanty Pass store or by killing chickens.
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(%) (unstrung)||Bow required|
|Bronze Arrows||1||12.5 exp per 10 arrows||200 (0.2667%)||Any bow|
|Iron Arrows||15||25 exp per 10 arrows||400 (0.5333%)||Any bow|
|Steel Arrows||30||50 exp per 10 arrows||800 (1.0667%)||Oak bow|
|Mithril Arrows||45||75 exp per 10 arrows||1200 (1.6%)||Willow bow|
|Adamantite Arrows||60||100 exp per 10 arrows||1600 (2.1333%)||Maple bow|
|Rune Arrows||75||125 exp per 10 arrows||2000 (2.6667%)||Yew bow|
Oyster Pearl BoltsEdit
To make Oyster 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.
- You need to have Tourist Trap quest completed.
- To make darts you only have to add feathers to a dart head.
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.
|Bronze Throwing Dart||1||12 exp per 12 darts|
|Iron Throwing Dart||22||12 exp per 12 darts|
|Steel Throwing Dart||37||12 exp per 12 darts|
|Mithril Throwing Dart||52||12 exp per 12 darts|
|Adamantite Throwing Dart||67||12 exp per 12 darts|
|Rune Throwing Dart||82||12 exp per 12 darts|
Tourist Trap has an optional fletching experience reward of $ XP = (Level + 1) * 150 $.
- Chilipeppers was the first to achieve mastery of the fletching skill.