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With the Fletching skill players can make bolts, arrows, bows, and crossbows from logs obtained with Woodcutting. Thus this skill is often trained in combination with Woodcutting. Fletching is quite an easy skill, because it is easy to obtain logs and there is not a lot of input needed to fletch bows. However, fletching arrows and crossbows require more resources and work.
To fletch a bow, use a knife from the General store on a log and choose the 'bow' option. This will create an unstrung bow (u). You can then string the bow with a bow string. Bow strings can be made with the Crafting skill, by picking flax and then spin it on a spinning wheel.
|Image||Required resources||Bow||Required level||Fletching experience||Stringing experience|
|Oak log||Oak shortbow||15||82||240|
|Oak log||Oak longbow||20||99||300|
|Willow log||Willow shortbow||30||163||360|
|Willow log||Willow longbow||35||196||450|
|Maple log||Maple shortbow||45||229||570|
|Maple log||Maple longbow||50||245||690|
|Yew log||Yew shortbow||65||331||840|
|Yew log||Yew longbow||70||351||990|
|Magic log||Magic shortbow||80||394||1200|
|Magic log||Magic longbow||85||424||1380|
To fletch a crossbow, use a knife from the General store on a log and choose the 'crossbow stock' option. This will create an crossbow stock. You'll then be able to combine a variety tier of limbs with the crossbow stock to create an unstrung crossbow. From here, You will be able to finish it off by stringing the crossbow with a crossbow string.
|Image||Required resources||Stock/limb||Required level||Fletching experience|
|Normal log||Wooden stock||9||60|
|Oak log||Oak stock||24||98|
|Willow log||Willow stock||39||182|
|Teak log||Teak stock||46||228|
|Maple log||Maple stock||54||270|
|Mahogany log||Mahogany stock||61||317|
|Yew log||Yew stock||69||382|
|Image||Required resources||Crossbow||Required level||Combination experience||Stringing experience|
|Wooden stock, Bronze limbs, Crossbow string||Bronze crossbow||9||480||240|
|Willow stock, Iron limbs, Crossbow string||Iron crossbow||39||1,008||504|
|Teak stock, Steel limbs, Crossbow string||Steel crossbow||46||1,176||588|
|Maple stock, Mithril limbs, Crossbow string||Mithril crossbow||54||1,440||720|
|Mahogany stock, Adamantite limbs, Crossbow string||Adamantite crossbow||61||1,560||780|
|Yew stock, Runite limbs, Crossbow string||Rune crossbow||69||1,944||972|
|Oak stock, Blurite limbs, Crossbow string||Blurite crossbow||77||2,352||1,176|
To fletch arrows, you need arrowtips, feathers and logs. arrowtips can be made with the Smithing. Feathers are dropped by Chickens.
First, you need to fletch arrow shafts from normal logs, you cannot fletch shafts from any other type of log. Then you attach the feathers to the arrowshafts to create headless arrows, and at last, you put the arrowtips on the headless arrows.
For every time you put arrowtips on headless arrows you combine 15 headless arrows with 15 arrowtips, and you will receive 15 arrows.
|Image||Required resources||Item||Required level||Fletching experience|
|1 Normal log||15 Arrow shafts||1||55|
|15 Arrow shafts and 15 feathers||15 Headless arrows||1||30|
|15 Bronze arrowtips and 15 Headless arrows||15 Bronze arrows||15||35|
|15 Iron arrowtips and 15 Headless arrows||15 Iron arrows||28||45|
|15 Steel arrowtips and 15 Headless arrows||15 Steel arrows||40||55|
|15 Mithril arrowtips and 15 Headless arrows||15 Mithril arrows||53||90|
|15 Adamant arrowtips and 15 Headless arrows||15 Adamant arrows||68||110|
|15 Rune arrowtips and 15 Headless arrows||15 Rune arrows||84||145|
|15 Dragon arrowtips and 15 Headless arrows||15 Dragon arrows||90||180|
|15 Barrow arrowtips and 15 Headless arrows||15 Barrow arrows||92||190|
|15 Ancient arrowtips and 15 Headless arrows||15 Ancient arrows||94||204|
To fletch bolts, you need unfinished bolts and bolttips. You can buy bronze bolts from Lowe in Varrock. All types from bronze up to rune can also be made with the Smithing skill. Put some feathers on them to make them ready for use. Check the Smithing skill for more information about smithing these bolts.
These metal bolts can be made stronger by attaching special tips to them. You can get these tips by cutting gems with the Crafting skill or by using Barb bolt tips dropped by certain monsters. Bolts made with a gemstone tip can be enchanted with the Enchant gemstone jewellery spells to have additional effects that have a chance of 15% to occur with every time you hit a target. Read more at Enchanted bolts.
For every time you put bolttips on bolts you combine 15 bolts with 15 bolt tips, and you will receive 15 gem-tipped bolts. It doesn't matter if you create 15 bolts, or just 10 if you are at the end of your stack of bolts, you will receive the same amount of experience.
|Image||Required resources||Bolts||Required level||Experience|
|Bronze bolts (unf), feathers||Bronze bolts||21||36|
|Bronze bolts, Opal bolt tips||Opal bolts||65||116|
|Bronze bolts, Barb bolt tips||Barbed bolts||85||0|
|Iron bolts (unf), feathers||Iron bolts||34||47|
|Steel bolts (unf), feathers||Steel bolts||46||57|
|Mithril bolts (unf), feathers||Mithril bolts||59||92|
|Mithril bolts, Sapphire bolt tips||Sapphire bolts||1||28|
|Mithril bolts, Emerald bolt tips||Emerald bolts||1||28|
|Adamant bolts (unf), feathers||Adamant bolts||74||112|
|Adamant bolts, Ruby bolt tips||Ruby bolts||1||116|
|Adamant bolts, Diamond bolt tips||Diamond bolts||1||116|
|Kebbit spike||Kebbit bolts||81||131|
|Rune bolts (unf), feathers||Rune bolts||90||148|
|Rune bolts,Dragonstone bolt tips||Dragon bolts||1||116|
|Rune bolts, Onyx bolt tips||Onyx bolts||1||116|
|Ancient bolts (unf), feathers||Ancient bolts||95||206|
To fletch darts you need dart tips and feathers You can buy darts up to steel from Brian too All darts from bronze up to rune can be made with the Smithing skill. Put some feathers on them to make them ready for use. Check the Smithing skill for more information about smithing these tips.
For every time you put fletch feathers with dart tips you combine 10 tips with 10 feathers, and you will receive 15 gem-tipped bolts. It doesn't matter if you create 10 bolts, or just 10 if you are at the end of your stack of bolts, you will receive the same amount of experience.
|Image||Required resources||Darts||Required level||Experience|
|10 Bronze dart tips, 10 feathers||10 Bronze darts||19||35|
|10 Iron dart tips, 10 feathers||10 Iron darts||32||45|
|10 Steel dart tips, 10 feathers||10 Steel darts||44||55|
|10 Mithril dart tips, 10 feathers||10 Mithril darts||57||90|
|10 Adamant dart tips, 10 feathers||10 Adamant darts||72||110|
|10 Rune dart tips, 10 feathers||10 Rune darts||88||145|