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RuneScape Treasure Trails - FAQ

Treasure Trails FAQ

by Avador and RSDemon Team

Q1. What are Treasure Trails or Clues?
Q2: What monsters drop clues?
Q3: What treasure can I get?
Q4: What special items can be found from treasure trails?
Q5: What special items are f2p?
Q6: I already have a clue in my bank. Can I get another one?
Q7: I got some... coordinates(?!) What to do with them?
Q8: Are Treasure Trails safe?

A1. What are Treasure Trails or Clues? (top)

Treasure Trails (Clue Scrolls) were introduced in RuneScape starting with version 2. It is sort of a mini-quest in which you turn into a treasure hunter, following subtle clues. When you find the final treasure location you can get rare armor and equipment or other useful items.

To start your treasure hunting you need to obtain a Clue Scroll which is a rare monster drop. Only some monsters drop clues.

Treasure Trails are members only feature. However, some rewards can be used by both f2p'ers and p2p'ers. There exist 3 levels of clues, the higher the level the better the treasure!

A2. What monsters drop clues? (top)

Note:
Even though the list says an enemy drops a clue, it may take a long while before you actually get one from the enemy. They are rare drops with the drop rate comparable to Sapphire Gem. Ring of Wealth does *NOT* help in getting Clue Scrolls.

Level 1 clues (Low):

Level 1 clues are dropped by some low-level monsters:
  • Al-Kharid Warrior
  • Banshee
  • Barbarian
  • Barbarian Woman
  • Cave slime
  • Goblin
  • H.A.M. Members
  • Man
  • Mugger
  • Rock Crab
  • Rogue
  • Thief
  • Thug
  • Woman
  • Zogre chests (not really a monster)

Level 2 clues (Medium):

Level 2 clues are dropped by some medium-level monsters:
  • Afflicted Ones
  • Banshee
  • Black chests in Mort'ton (not really a monster)
  • Cockatrice
  • Dagannoth (both level 74 and 92)
  • Donny the Lad
  • Guard
  • Gunthor the Brave
  • Ice Giant
  • Ice Warrior
  • Jogre
  • Market Guard
  • Paladin
  • PyreFiend
  • Skeletal Miner
  • Tribesman
  • Turoth
  • Vampire
  • Werewolf Man

Level 3 clues (High):

Level 3 clues are dropped by some high-monsters:
  • Aberrant Specter
  • Black Dragon
  • Blue Dragon
  • Gargoyle
  • Green Dragon
  • Greater Demon
  • Elf Warrior
  • Hellhound
  • Iron Dragon
  • Jelly
  • King Black Dragon
  • Kurask
  • Nechryael
  • Red Dragon
  • Silver chests in Mort'ton  (not really a monster)
  • Steel Dragon

A3. What treasure can I get? (top)

Level 1 clues (Low) usually lead to black armor, either normal, trimmed or gold trimmed. Additionally you can get rare items like torn pages, berets, studded armor (g), highwayman masks and wizard boots. Then you'll get some standard items like runes, bows, weapons etc.

Examples (level 1):

Level 2 clues (Medium) usually lead to adamant armor, either normal, trimmed or gold trimmed. Additionally you can get rare items like torn pages, wizard and ranger boots and headbands. Then you'll get some standard items like like runes, bows, weapons etc.

Examples (level 2):

Level 3 clues (High) usually lead to rune armor, either normal, trimmed or gold trimmed, and black dragon armor. Additionally you can get rare items like torn pages, cavaliers, pirate hats and Robin Hood hats, and armor of the three Runescape gods: Guthix, Saradomin and Zamorak. Then you'll get some standard items like runes, bows, weapons etc.

Examples (level 3):

A4: What special items can be found from treasure trails? (top)

Trimmed
Armor

Black (t)

Adamant (t)

Rune (t)
Gold-trimmed
Armor

Black (g)

Adamant (g)

Rune (g)
God
Armor

Guthix (Gu)

Saradomin (S)

Zamorak (Z)
Gilded Armor

Boots
Mage

Ranger
 
Hats
Robin Hood

Pirate

Cavalier
Berets
White

Blue

Black
Torn pages
Guthix (G)

Saradomin (S)

Zamorak (Z)
Misc
Highwayman mask

Headbands
 

A5: What special items are f2p? (top)

Out of all special clue-only items f2p players can buy from p2p players and use all the trimmed and god armor.

A6: I already have a clue in my bank. Can I get another one? (top)

No you can't. You can have only one clue at a time. Complete your clue or drop it to have a chance of getting a new one.

A7: I got some... coordinates(?!) What to do with them? (top)

Coordinates specify the location in Runescape where a casket is buried - you have to dig it out. The coordinates are measured in degrees and minutes. In each degree there are 60 minutes. So if a clue says "8 degrees 30 minutes North" it means that you first must walk 8 degrees to the North, then another 30 minutes.

In order to solve coordinates clues you need to have a sextant, a watch, and a navigation chart with you. If you don't have them yet than with your clue in inventory go talk to the observatory professor, ask something about treasure trail, he'll tell you to get the other 2 items. Go get them (see the list below), then go back to professor to get the navigation chart.

  • Sextant - Murphy the trawler sailor in Port Khazard 
  • Watch - Monk (Brother Kojo) in the Clock Tower 
  • Navigation Chart - Observatory

Now get a spade, use the sextant to find the location specified by your coordinates and dig there to get a casket. Well, it is at least how it was meant to be. Since you have RSDemon go to the Coordinates section, enter your coordinates in four fields, and voila - you have the location .

For those that choose the hard way: how to use your sextant? It's simple. To find out what your location is, simply click on the sextant (while having the watch and the chart in your inventory), then adjust it (clicking on arrows) so that the horizon and the sun are in the middle of the glass-thing. Then click on Get Location and your current location will be displayed on the screen.

A8: Are Treasure Trails safe? (top)

Well, not all of them. The higher the level of a clue the greater is the risk involved. Level 1 clues are pretty safe. For level 2 clues some digging locations are inhabited by aggressive monsters like level 44 Jungle Spiders. The real fun starts with level 3. Here many clues lead you to dangerous parts of  Wilderness. When digging in Wilderness you *will* be attacked by a level 86 Zamorak Wizard - so better have "Protect from Magic" prayer ready. Even more dangerous are coordinate clues in  normal areas - here you'll be attacked by a Saradomin Wizard (level 108) who will attack you 20s with magic AND with a poisoned dagger. Use "Protect from Melee" and wear good magic armor!

Source: RSDemon Online, RSDemon Community

 

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