Clue scroll (elite)

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A clue scroll (elite) is a valuable random drop from a large variety of high-levelled monsters. An elite clue scroll can be 5-7 steps long. Clue scrolls are the start of a treasure trail — a treasure hunt that sends players hunting all around Gielinor and other realms. At the end of the hunt, players receive a reward of items randomly selected from a specific list, possibly including very rare and very valuable items. Elite clue scrolls are usually very long and complex, and take significant effort to be completed.

Trips to the Wilderness may be required, whilst coordinate clues will require the player to fight an Armadylian guard or a Bandosian guard.

These clue scrolls are much harder than lesser difficulty clues and require more quests to be at least partially completed. For this reason many players prefer to complete easy, medium, or hard clues. The average reward for elite clues is currently approximately double that of hard clues. After completing 200 elite clues, the player will be awarded a heavy casket.

As for all tiers of clue scrolls, only one elite clue scroll can be held or in a bank at one time.

It should be noted, that unless the clue scroll is an item kept on death or it is protected by a clue box, dying in over level 20 Wilderness will cause the clue scroll to DISAPPEAR, whether it's a PvP death or not (unless it’s protected). That is, players will find that the clue scroll will be gone upon returning to their loot. In lower Wilderness however (lvl 20 or lower) in PvP death, the unprotected clue will stay on the ground for up to 1 hour. The same rules apply for reward caskets. If you die to a monster in lower Wilderness you will always keep the clue whether protected or not.

Elite clue scrolls can be between 5 and 7 steps long, and reward an elite reward casket upon completion.

An elite clue scroll can be given to Watson along with an easy, medium and hard clue scroll to receive a master clue scroll.

Types of clues[edit | edit source]

Please note that it is possible to receive the same clue more than once.

Requirements[edit | edit source]

Skill requirements

Some clues will require items that have a certain skill requirement in order to wear, wield or access. The table below shows the highest skill requirement, in order to complete every elite clue. Quest skill requirements are not noted in this table. Sherlock may also give you skill challenges which require certain skill levels to complete. Temporary skill boosts can be used for most non-combat skill challenges.

Skill level Details
Attack 70

Magic 70

Required to wield black salamander.
Strength 50 Required to equip granite shield.
Defence 65 Required to activate Chivalry.
Ranged 70 Required to wear black dragonhide armour and black salamander.
Prayer 60 Required to activate Chivalry.
Fishing 76 Required to fish a shark for Sherlock.
Runecraft 59 Required to runecraft double cosmic runes for Sherlock.
Mining 70 Required to complete Song of the Elves, to gain access to Prifddinas.
Herblore 70 Required to complete Song of the Elves, to gain access to Prifddinas.
Firemaking 60 Required to light yew logs for Sherlock.
Woodcutting 70 Required to complete Song of the Elves, to gain access to Prifddinas.
Hunter 70 Required to complete Song of the Elves, to gain access to Prifddinas.
Thieving 72 Required to picklock King Lathas's chest for Sherlock.
Crafting 63 Required to craft a green d'hide body for Sherlock.
Smithing 70 Required to complete Song of the Elves, to gain access to Prifddinas.
Fletching 70 Required to create a yew longbow for Sherlock.
Slayer 65 Required to kill a dust devil for Sherlock.
Farming 70 Required to complete Song of the Elves, to gain access to Prifddinas.
Agility 70 Required to complete Song of the Elves, to gain access to Prifddinas.
Construction 70 Required to complete Song of the Elves, to gain access to Prifddinas.
Attack 130 + Strength
Attack 99
Strength 99
Required to access Warriors' Guild.

Quest requirements[edit | edit source]

Some clues require access to areas or NPCs which may require quests. Some only require to start the quest in order to gain access.

Quest Details
Another Slice of H.A.M. Gives access to Ambassador Alvijar.
Cabin Fever Gives access to Mos Le'Harmless and its nearby cave.
Darkness of Hallowvale (started) Gives access to Meiyerditch.
Death to the Dorgeshuun Gives access to Dorgesh-Kaan.
Desert Treasure (partial completion) Gives access to the Shadow Dungeon.
Dragon Slayer II (partial completion) Gives access to Lithkren.
Eagles' Peak Required to catch a carnivorous chinchompa for Sherlock
Elemental Workshop II Required to wield the mind shield.
Fairytale II - Cure a Queen (partial completion) Gives access to fairy rings.
Heroes' Quest Gives access to the Heroes' Guild and required to wield dragon battleaxe.
Horror from the Deep Required to equip a filled god book.
In Aid of the Myreque Gives Access to Burgh de Rott.
Jungle Potion Gives access to the Hardwood Grove.
Legends' Quest Gives access to the Kharazi Jungle, Legends' Guild and cape of legends.
Lunar Diplomacy Gives access to Lunar Isle and Pirates' Cove.
Making Friends with My Arm (partial completion) Gives access to Weiss.
Mourning's End Part I (started) Gives access to Lletya and mourner gear.
Monkey Madness I Gives access to Crash Island and Ape Atoll.
Plague City (partial completion) Gives access to West Ardougne.
Priest in Peril Gives access to Canifis.
Underground Pass Gives access to Tirannwn.
Recipe for Disaster Required to wear Barrows gloves.
Regicide (started) Gives access to Tirannwn. Highly recommended to complete the quest, as travelling becomes easier with using a charter ship to Port Tyras.
Shilo Village Gives access to Shilo Village.
Sins of the Father (partial completion) Required to unlock music track Lament for the Hallowed
Song of the Elves Gives access to Prifddinas.
Spirits of the Elid Gives access to the crack west of Nardah.
Swan Song Gives access to the Piscatoris Fishing Colony.
The Fremennik Exiles Gives access to the Island of Stone.
The Fremennik Isles Gives access to Neitiznot and Jatizso; required to wear helm of neitiznot.
The Great Brain Robbery (partial completion) Gives access to Harmony Island.
The Slug Menace Required to wear proselyte hauberk.
Troll Romance (partial completion) Gives access to Trollweiss Mountain.
Troll Stronghold (partial completion) Gives access to Trollheim.

Other requirements[edit | edit source]

Requirement Details
40% Lovakengj favour To hand in a boxed set of Shayzien supply armour at tier 2 or above.

Possible rewards[edit | edit source]

Main article: Reward casket (elite)

The average loot roll is worth 49,663. On average, elite clues are worth 248,315.

As well as the unique Treasure Trails rewards shown below, players may also receive a variety of other items. A more detailed overview of all possible rewards can be found at reward casket (elite).

Image Name
Dragon full helm ornament kit.png Dragon chainbody ornament kit.png Dragon legs/skirt ornament kit.png Dragon sq shield ornament kit.png Dragon scimitar ornament kit.png Dragon ornament kits
Light infinity colour kit.png Dark infinity colour kit.png Infinity colour kits
Fury ornament kit.png Fury ornament kit
Musketeer hat.png Musketeer tabard.png Musketeer pants.png Musketeer outfit
Dragon cane.png Dragon cane
Briefcase.png Briefcase
Sagacious spectacles.png Sagacious spectacles
Gilded boots.png Gilded scimitar.png Gilded axe.png Gilded pickaxe.png Gilded spade.png
Gilded d'hide vambraces.png Gilded d'hide body.png Gilded d'hide chaps.png Gilded coif.png
Gilded equipment
Top hat.png Top hat
Monocle.png Monocle
Big pirate hat.png Big pirate hat
Deerstalker.png Deerstalker
Bronze dragon mask.png Iron dragon mask.png Steel dragon mask.png Mithril dragon mask.png Adamant dragon mask.png Rune dragon mask.png Metal dragon masks
Lava dragon mask.png Lava dragon mask
Black d'hide body (t).png Black d'hide chaps (t).png Black d'hide trimmed armour
Black d'hide body (g).png Black d'hide chaps (g).png Black d'hide gold-trimmed armour
Rangers' tunic.png Rangers' tunic
3rd age cloak.png 3rd age wand.png 3rd age bow.png 3rd age longsword.png 3rd age cloak/3rd age weapons
(along with all other 3rd age items excluding tools)
Afro.png Afro
Katana.png Katana
Royal crown.png Royal gown top.png Royal gown bottom.png Royal sceptre.png Royal set
Arceuus scarf.png Hosidius scarf.png Lovakengj scarf.png Piscarilius scarf.png Shayzien scarf.png Great Kourend city scarves
Blacksmith's helm.png Blacksmith's helm
Bucket helm.png Bucket helm
Ranger gloves.png Ranger gloves
Holy wraps.png Holy wraps
Ring of nature.png Ring of nature
Dark bow tie.png Dark tuxedo jacket.png Dark trousers.png Dark tuxedo cuffs.png Dark tuxedo shoes.png Dark tuxedo outfit
Light bow tie.png Light tuxedo jacket.png Light trousers.png Light tuxedo cuffs.png Light tuxedo shoes.png Light tuxedo outfit
Rangers' tights.png Rangers' tights
Uri's hat.png Uri's hat
Fremennik kilt.png Fremennik kilt
Heavy casket.png Heavy casket
Giant boot.png Giant boot

Item sources[edit | edit source]

The below rates have rarities provided by Jagex.[1]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
Abyssal Sire350 Multicombat.png11/180
Abyssal demon124 Multicombat.png11/1,200
Adamant dragon338 Multicombat.png11/320
Alchemical Hydra426 Multicombat.png11/256
Ancient Wyvern210 Multicombat.png11/350
Barbarian Assault/Rewards HighN/A Casket.png11/15
Black dragon Level 247247 Multicombat.png11/500
Black dragon Level 227227 Multicombat.png11/500
Brutal black dragon318 Multicombat.png11/250
Brutal blue dragon271 Multicombat.png11/750
Brutal red dragon289 Multicombat.png11/500
Callisto470 Multicombat.png11/100
Cave kraken127 Multicombat.png11/1,200
Cerberus318 Multicombat.png11/100
Chambers of XericN/A Casket.png11/12
Chaos Elemental305 Multicombat.png11/200
Chest (Barrows)N/A Casket.png17 × 1/200
Colossal Hydra309 Multicombat.png11/512
Commander Zilyana596 Multicombat.png11/250
Corporeal Beast785 Multicombat.png11/200
Crystal impling jar Hunter icon.png11/50
Crystal impling80 Hunter icon.png11/50
Dagannoth Prime303 Multicombat.png11/750
Dagannoth Rex303 Multicombat.png11/750
Dagannoth Supreme303 Multicombat.png11/750
Dark beast182 Multicombat.png11/1,200
Demonic gorilla275 Multicombat.png11/500
Deranged archaeologist276 Multicombat.png11/200
Dragon impling jarN/A Casket.png11/50
General Graardor624 Multicombat.png11/250
Giant Mole230 Multicombat.png11/500
Gold key blackN/A Casket.png1Rare
Gold key brownN/A Casket.png1Rare
Gold key crimsonN/A Casket.png1Rare
Gold key purpleN/A Casket.png1Rare
Gold key redN/A Casket.png1Rare
Greater abyssal demon342 Multicombat.png11/120
Grotesque Guardians Multicombat.png11/230
Hydra194 Multicombat.png11/512
K'ril Tsutsaroth650 Multicombat.png11/250
Kalphite Queen333 Multicombat.png11/100
King Black Dragon276 Multicombat.png11/450
Kraken291 Multicombat.png11/500
Kree'arra580 Multicombat.png11/250
Lava dragon252 Multicombat.png11/250
Lizardman shaman150 Multicombat.png11/1,200
Mithril dragon304 Multicombat.png11/350
Night beast374 Multicombat.png11/120
Nuclear smoke devil280 Multicombat.png110/750
Reward Chest (The Gauntlet)N/A Casket.png11/25
Reward Chest (The Gauntlet) (Corrupted)N/A Casket.png11/20
Rune dragon380 Multicombat.png11/300
Salarin the twisted70 Multicombat.png11/500
Sarachnis318 Multicombat.png11/60
Skeletal Wyvern140 Multicombat.png11/350
Skotizo321 Multicombat.png11/5
Smoke devil160 Multicombat.png11/750
Steel dragon246; 274 Multicombat.png11/500
The Nightmare814 Multicombat.png11/190
Theatre of BloodN/A Casket.png13/25
Thermonuclear smoke devil301 Multicombat.png11/500
Tortured gorilla141; 142 Multicombat.png11/1,500
Venenatis464 Multicombat.png11/100
Vet'ion454 Multicombat.png11/100
Vorkath392; 732 Multicombat.png11/65
Zulrah725 Multicombat.png11/75

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
18 June 2015
(update | poll)

You will now be able to have up to one clue scroll of each tier and will be able to complete clue scrolls of different tiers simultaneously.

14 May 2015

Clue scroll stages no longer increase when bouncing different clue scrolls.

12 March 2015

Crafting anything with leather no longer completes an elite skill challenge.

29 January 2015

The spelling of 'Lathas' in an elite clue challenge has now been fixed.

6 November 2014

Fixed a typo on an elite clue scroll.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • After the update of 18 June 2015 it is now possible to have one clue scroll of each tier at a time, while previously the player could not get any clue scroll at all until completing or dropping the current one.
  • Upon release, elite treasure trails were 9-12 steps long. Due to complaints about the substantial jump in the number of steps required, it was changed to 5-7 steps in an update on 13 July 2017.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Tide's Twitter account. 24 May 2019. (Archived from the original on 24 May 2019.) Mod Tide: "I know its been a while since the clue expansion but here is the information on clue scroll drop rates and loot chances! If anything changes I will keep you posted."