RuneScape Treasure Trails - FAQ
Treasure Trails FAQ
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
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)
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
- Barbarian Woman
- Cave slime
- H.A.M. Members
- Rock Crab
- Zogre chests (not really a monster)
Level 2 clues (Medium):
Level 2 clues are dropped by some medium-level monsters:
- Afflicted Ones
- Black chests in Mort'ton (not really a monster)
- Dagannoth (both level 74 and 92)
- Donny the Lad
- Gunthor the Brave
- Ice Giant
- Ice Warrior
- Market Guard
- Skeletal Miner
- Werewolf Man
Level 3 clues (High):
Level 3 clues are dropped by some high-monsters:
- Aberrant Specter
- Black Dragon
- Blue Dragon
- Green Dragon
- Greater Demon
- Elf Warrior
- Iron Dragon
- King Black Dragon
- 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)
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
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,