What’s going on guys! My name is Theoatrix, and today I am presenting to you guys my Ultimate Level 1 – 99 Fletching Guide for Old School Runescape. Now, I really believe that this article is going to come by surprise for a lot of you, because the methods that you originally may have thought to be the best might actually differ from what the actual best methods are.
With Old School Runescape turning 5 years old, there has been a ton of time in there for the prices of certain items to stabilise and reach certain levels. Now, in saying that, I am going to be including some prices in this article, and these prices are only valid for when the original video was uploaded. At all times, whenever you are training Fletching, you should always be using an online calculator. I have linked some really reliable calculators at the end of this article.
Now, in this guide, I am starting off with the expensive and fast methods, and then moving down into the slower and the more profitable methods.
Then, I am just going to focus on the very, very profitable methods that you would only really do for profit and not XP. I will also be making a 1 – 99 Fletching Guide for Ironmen sometime down the track. I am going to get right into which methods you should be using.
Expensive and Fast Methods
Starting with the fast and expensive methods, and that is darts. Now, fletching darts does not require any requirements whatsoever, except for the Fletching level of course. You can make darts by clicking on the dart tip and then feathers, and that will make 10 of that dart, and there is no limitation to how many times you can do this per game tick.
Now, a lot of players prefer to use Mouse Keys. Now, it is really, really important to keep in mind that you are only allowed to use the default Windows Mouse Keys – no extensions, and no OSBuddy Mouse Keys. I have also thrown a guide at the end of the article on how to set up your default Windows Mouse Keys.
Now, one last tip for while you are training with darts – if you click on one and then double click on the other one and continue to double click on each one, you will notice that you always get double XP drops. Also, it requires quite a lot less moving of the mouse. But, it may take a bit more focus.
So, on the screen right now, I am showing you how much you would spend if you only fletch darts, which are of course the fastest XP in the game.
Now, one alternative that is kind of expensive but is very, very fast, is Dragon Arrows, and you lose about the same amount of money as if you were making Mithril Darts. But, Dragon Arrows can be a bit quicker, and more AFK.
I have also listed Dragon Darts down there, and they are not worth it. If you can afford to do Dragon Darts, you should probably go spend your money on something like Construction, because Fletching is not worth putting that much money into.
A lot of players choose to go with Mithril darts since they are a little bit cheaper than Adamant and Rune Darts. But, yeah, those are all of the fastest methods. But, now, I have a bit of a surprise for you guys.
Slower Profitable Methods
Level 1 - 35
So, we are moving on to the cheaper methods, and I am going to start off with showing you how to get from level 1 – 35. To be honest, cutting and stringing Bows is not worth it at all until you can craft Willow Short and Longbows.
Bronze and iron darts are very, very fast to get to level 35. It takes no time at all, and the GP / XP is actually lower for darts than cutting regular and Oak Logs. It only costs about 127 000 to get from level 1 – 35, and it will take you literally about 10 minutes. Fletching Shortbows unstrung to Oak Longbows unstrung to level 35 is going to cost you about 100 000 – 130 000. Now, you can completely understand why darts are way better at the lowest Fletching levels.
But, if you do want to make some money, but train a little bit slower, Headless Arrows will make you about 40 000 from level 1 – 35, and you just need feathers and Arrow Shafts to make those.
Level 35 - 70
The next milestone is to get to 70 Fletching for Yew Longbows. If you had continued cutting Willow Shortbows at level 35, and then upgraded to Willow Longbows, Maple Shortbows, Maple Longbows, if you only cut the logs into unfinished Bows, you would profit 600 000 getting from 35 – 70, which makes it a really, really great AFK method and a profitable method as well. Now, once you unlock the Maple Longbows, you can also string them for even faster XP and profit.
Now, currently, another very, very cheap method, which you unlock at level 30, is Steel Arrows. If you went from level 35 – 70 fletching with steel arrows, it would only cost you about 200 000. But, of course, always check the GP / XP calculator. The XP rates are a lot faster with Steel Arrows. But, you do lose a little bit of money. But, it is nothing compared to fletching darts.
Now, fletching bolts can actually be kind of profitable at times, and really, really fast XP, since it is similar to fletching darts. At level 39 Fletching, you unlock Iron Bolts, and you frequently profit from making Iron Bolts. But, of course, prices change, and I am sure it may stabilise a bit. But, it should still be pretty cheap.
At level 55, you unlock Broad Bolts, and these require 300 Slayer Points to be able to fletch them. You actually profit from making Broad Bolts, and you get about 1 GP / XP, which means that you would make about 12 000 000 – 13 000 000 if you did this to 99.
Level 70 - 99
Now, from level 70 – 99, you have a few extra options. If you cut Yew Longbows and Magic Longbows, you would make about 10 500 000 getting to 99 if you cut them and then string them.
Or, of course, if you continued to do Broad Bolts, you would profit about the same as this. But, the XP rates are way quicker for Broad Bolts. So, if you do want to get to 99 Fletching for a cheap or profitable method that is really fast, get those 300 Slayer Points and make some Broad Bolts. That is probably by far the most effective training method out there for its cost.
Now, also, at level 92 Fletching, you unlock Dragon Javelins, and that will only cost you about 4 000 000 to 99. The XP rates are ridiculous.
Now, at level 92, you also unlock Redwood Shields, and these require 2 Redwood Logs and a Knife. Now, the beauty of Redwood Shields is that 2 Redwood Logs will cost you about 500 coins, and then the Grand Exchange price is 477, but, the Alchemy value is 768 coins, which means that you profit from fletching and then Alching them.
Purely Profitable Methods
Now, moving on to the solely profitable methods, and Gem Tipped Bolts are the most profitable part of Fletching. These can be great, depending on the prices on the Grand Exchange.
So, whenever you are trying to find the most profitable, I would recommend checking out the Old School Tools Fletching Calculator. At the time the original video version of this article, Dragonstone Bolts were looking pretty good.
But, I am warning you guys that prices that this website grabs off the Grand Exchange may not be the exact price that is being traded at. So, always check on the Grand Exchange as well. But, this website is going to give you a pretty good idea of where to start.
Now, one other pretty profitable method, and I believe it will stay profitable – don’t take my word on that – is creating Rune Crossbows from scratch. Now, this is pretty bad XP. But, in return, you do make quite a bit of money. If you made Rune Crossbows all the way through to level 99 from level 69 when you unlock them, you would profit 52 000 000. So, yeah, I thought I had to throw that one in there because that is a lot of profit to be made from Fletching.
So, basically, now I have shown you guys the most expensive/ fast ways, the mediocre methods and some of the most profitable Fletching methods in the game. At the end of the day, it is really up to you how you want to treat Fletching. You can use it as a skill to get some extra profit while getting decent XP, or you can go all out and spend 60 000 000 – 70 000 000 or so, and get 99 in a couple of days. Now, with Fletching, you always need to check the prices at the time when you are training, and of course, you can calculate the cost and the prices in game yourself. But, the calculators are there at the end of this article if you ever want to check them out.
Thank you for reading this 1 – 99 Fletching Guide. I hope you learned something today or enjoyed. If you did, be sure to leave a like, and make sure to subscribe if you are new. As always, thanks for reading this article, and have a nice day!
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