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OSRS 1-99 Fletching Guide

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OSRS Fletching Guide

In OSRS, fletching is sometimes overlooked in favor of combat skills or others that can help you get rich fast.

However, fletching training can be invaluable for ranged characters because it allows you to make an array of weapons and projectiles.

Fletched items can also be sold for a decent sum of money, especially when made by high-level characters.

While it may not be as flashy as magic or as profitable as runecrafting, fletching is still a skill you won’t want to put off learning.


OSRS Fletching Guide: Level 1-99

In this OSRS fletching guide, we will be going over everything you need to know about this skill and how you can max it out.

This includes useful tips and tricks, quests that provide fletching experience, and different methods of leveling up you can use.

While this skill will still require a bit of grinding on your part, it will be well worth the effort once you reach level 99.


Why Train Fletching In OSRS?

If you have never paid much mind to fletching before, you may be wondering why you should level it up at all.

However, there are actually many benefits this skill can provide if you are willing to put in the time to train it.

Not only is it a skill you can train while doing other activities, but it can even make you a bit of coin at higher levels.

It is also required for some important quests, such as Devious Minds, Sins of the Father, and The Tourist Trap.

Because of this, it is not a skill you will want to ignore for long, especially if you’re someone who uses ranged combat often.


Things To know

Before we jump into how you can improve your fletching skill, let’s take a look at what exactly fletching is used for.

In short, fletching can be used to make bows, crossbows, toxic blowpipes, and ballistae.

It can also be used to make all manner of projectiles, including arrow shafts and tips, bolts, darts, and javelins.

All of these can be invaluable for players specializing in ranged combat.

They can also be useful for selling on the Grand Exchange for a decent amount of coin.

However, in order to make a substantial profit, you will have to get your fletching skill fairly high.


Tips & Tricks

Now, let’s take a moment to go over some of the most useful tips and tricks that you should keep in mind.

There are a number of things you can use to boost your fletching skill level, but one of the best is dragonfruit pie.

The dragon fruit pie is more than just one of the best foods for healing in OSRS; it raises your fletching level by +4.

This can be incredibly useful if you are just shy of accessing a better training method and need to boost your level.

Once at level 99, you can also access one of the best skillcapes in OSRS, the fletching cape, which increases your level by +1.


Recommended Quests For Fletching Experience

If you want to earn Fletching XP while questing, there are numerous quests that you can choose to complete.

However, some of these quests also come with additional requirements that you will have to meet before you can complete them.

That said, if possible, we would recommend prioritizing these quests simply for the amount of experience they can provide.


1. Animal Magnetism

This intermediate-level quest requires 18 slayer, 19 crafting, 30 ranged, and 35 woodcutting in order to complete.

You will also need to finish The Restless Ghost, Ernest the Chick, and Priest in Peril before this quest becomes available.

To get started, speak with Ava in Draynor Manor, located just north of Draynor Village.

Once it is complete, you will receive 1k crafting, fletching, and slayer XP, as well as 2.5k woodcutting experience.

It will also provide you with one of the best ranged weapons in OSRS, Ava’s Accumulator, if your ranged level is 50 or higher.


2. Zogre Flesh Eaters

This short quest requires 4 smithing, 8 herblore, and 30 ranged to complete, though a 45 combat level is recommended.

You will also need to have completed Big Chompy Bird Hunting and Jungle Potion beforehand.

To begin, speak with Grish in Jiggig, south of Castle Wars, which can only be entered once this quest is available.

When this quest is complete, you will receive 2k fletching, ranged, and herblore experience.

It will also provide the ability to fletch comp ogre bows and brutal arrows, which can be useful when leveling up.


3. Devious Minds

This short quest is geared toward experienced players, and it requires 65 smithing, 50 runecraft, and 50 fletching.

You will also have to complete Wanted, The Lost Tribe, Troll Stronghold, Doric’s Quest, and Enter the Abyss.

To begin Devious Minds, speak to the monk outside Paterdomus, which is next to the River Salve.

Upon completion, this quest will provide 5k fletching and runecraft experience, as well as 6.5 smithing XP.


4. Temple Of Ikov

This medium-length quest requires 42 thieving and 40 ranged to complete; however, a combat level of 45 is recommended.

To begin, speak with Lucien at the Flying Horse Inn located in the northwest portion of East Ardougne.

When completed, this quest provides 10.5k ranged experience and 8k fletching XP, along with the Pendant of Lucien.


Fastest Method

If you want to level up as quickly as possible, there is one surefire method that you can use.

However, this method will also cost you a lot of money, so you will want to make sure that your bank account can handle it!

That said, trading money for XP is the best way to get to level 99 in fletching as quickly as possible.


Levels 1-35: Headless Arrows

OSRS Fletching Guide Headless Arrows

When you’re just starting out, you will want to begin training fletching by making headless arrows.

Headless arrows are created by combining arrow shafts and feathers, which you can buy on the grand exchange or make yourself.

This process with be very click intensive, but it will allow you to level up your fletching skill very quickly.

Additionally, while you can sell your headless arrows back for a bit of coin, it won’t be very much overall.

Once you hit level 10, you can switch to making bronze darts and then iron darts at level 22.

You can also start creating oak longbows at level 25, which is fairly cheap if you’re looking to save a bit of money.


Levels 35-37: Willow Longbows

OSRS Fletching Guide Willow Longbows

At level 35, you can switch to making willow longbows to increase your XP gains, though you can stick with unfinished oak longbows if you want.

The only difference between these two is the rate of XP gain and how much money you are willing to spend.

Willow is slightly more expensive, though the boost in experience can make reaching level 37 a lot easier.


Levels 37-52: Steel Darts

OSRS Fletching Guide Steel Darts

Once you reach level 37, you can start fletching steel darts, which require a steel dart tip and a feather.

Fletching darts works incredibly well if you’re playing on mobile, as you can continuously alternate tapping between your pile of dart tips and your pile of feathers.

This will be very click-intensive and very expensive, but the XP rates are exceptional, making it popular for those wanting to max out quickly.

Fortunately, you can make these darts while also undertaking other activities, and we would recommend completing some of the quests mentioned above for more XP.

This way, you can raise your XP gains even higher while still creating steel darts along the way.


Levels 52-67: Mithril Darts

OSRS Fletching Guide Mithril Darts

When you hit level 52, you can start fletching mithril darts, using one mithril dart tip and a feather.

This can actually get you to level 99 on its own, and it can save you money, though the XP will be slower overall at higher levels.

It won’t take you long to reach level 67 using this technique, and then you can decide to stick with it or move on to the next step.


Levels 67-81: Adamant Darts

OSRS Fletching Guide Adamant Darts

At level 67, you can start advancing your fletching training by making adamant darts, which will provide more XP than mithril darts at this point.

However, to save money, you can still continue making mithril darts alongside these, depending on how much you want to spend.

Additionally, like mithril darts, crafting adamant darts can get you through to level 99 if you want to stick with it.


Levels 81-95: Rune Darts

OSRS Fletching Guide Rune Darts

When you hit level 81, you can start creating rune darts, though because runite costs a small fortune, this will require a lot of gold.

Runite ore alone costs 11.1k for a single piece on the Grand Exchange, while runite bars will cost 12.4k.

However, in order to fletch these, you will also need to finish the Tourist Trap quest and have 89 smithing.

For these reasons, many players tend to stick with adamant darts, or even mithril darts, at least until level 95.


Levels 95-99: Dragon Darts

OSRS Fletching Guide Dragon Darts

At level 95, you can move on to making dragon darts, but dragon dart tips will cost you 1.8k each on the Grand Exchange.

This will offer the best rate of XP for getting up to level 99, and if done while completing quests like Temple of Ikov, it can be very efficient.

While this will cost you a good deal of money, if you’ve made it this far, it will be worth it to max out your fletching!


Cheapest Method

If spending millions isn’t quite your style, you’ll be happy to know that there are other, more budget-friendly methods of training fletching.

While the XP rates will be slower, this can be worth it if you aren’t racing to level 99 as fast as possible.


Levels 1-35: Headless Arrows

At this level, you’re going to want to start by fletching headless arrows, the same as we mentioned above.

This is because the cost is fairly cheap, and the XP rates are solid for lower levels, allowing you to make progress steadily.

You’ll want to continue fletching headless arrows until level 35 when you can move on to the next best technique.


Levels 35-70: Bows

Once you reach level 35, you will have a number of options to choose from if you are looking to save money.

Firstly, you can start making willow shortbows and move on to willow longbows once you reach level 40.

At that point, you can start crafting maple shortbows once you hit level 50 before switching to maple longbows at level 55.

When you make it to level 65, you can start fletching yew shortbows until you reach level 70.

Alternatively, you can make steel arrows until you reach level 70 or broad bolts from level 55 to level 70.

Any of these techniques will offer a good deal of experience, and while it isn’t as fast as the method mentioned above, it is still significant.


Levels 70-99: Bows

When you reach level 70, you can start crafting yew longbows and then move on to magic shortbows at level 80 and magic longbows at 85.

You can continue crafting magic longbows until 99, or you can move on to the two new fletching training methods unlocked at level 92.

At 92, you can start making dragon javelins and redwood shields, both of which are cheap and fairly reliable.

However, while these options won’t offer large amounts of XP, redwood shields, as some of the best shields in OSRS, can be very profitable.

Whether you stick with magic longbows or move on to dragon javelins or redwood shields, they can all get you up to level 99 with a bit of grinding!



We hope you’ve enjoyed our OSRS fletching guide and learned everything you need in order to max out your own skill!

While fletching training is often click-intensive, it can be incredibly useful, especially if you’re someone who relies on ranged combat.

Additionally, it can cost quite a bit to max out this skill, but once you hit level 99, you can easily make that money back by crafting high-tier items!

What method of leveling fletching do you plan to use? Leave a comment below.

Shawna Schofield is a professional freelance writer and part-time YouTuber. When not writing or recording she spends her time playing Fallout, Elder Scrolls, and Dragon Age.

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