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Clue scroll (elite)
Clue scroll Clue scroll (elite)
Release date 4 August 2010 (Update)
Members? Yes
Quest item? No
Tradeable? No
Equipable? No
Stackable? No
Value 1 coin
High Alch 0 coins
Low Alch 0 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
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A clue to great treasure!
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A Clue scroll (elite) (also known as a level 4 clue scroll) is a valuable and rare random drop from high-levelled monsters and boss monsters. If a player possesses a clue scroll, they must either complete it or drop/destroy it in order to receive a new one. Clue scrolls are the start of a Treasure Trail - a treasure hunt that sends players hunting all around RuneScape. At the end of the hunt players receive a reward of items randomly selected from a specific list, possibly including very rare and very valuable items. For a guide on how to complete a clue scroll, see: Treasure Trails Guide. Level 4 clue scrolls are very long, and involve a puzzle box OR celtic knot OR battle with a Guthix wizard every clue, although you can avoid fighting the Guthix wizard if you dig with a meerkat instead of a spade. Sometimes they are known to repeat the same clue over again. They can also take the player deep into the Wilderness. They do not consist of any clues found in levels 1-3, but instead feature only Compass and Scan clues. They have a chance of offering extremely rare and valuable items, such as Third-age druidic robes, Dragon masks, and Ornament kits.

Elites are much more rare than the lesser varieties are. Very few monsters in RuneScape actually drop them with the lowest levelled being the Giant mole. If players are looking to farm elites, then the recommended monsters would be Mithril dragons, Ice Strykewyrms, and the Skeletal Horror. For those with a high Slayer level, Mutated Jadinko Males are also a good choice.

One, and only one, may also be dug up if located using Ava's Alerter after completing the quest Do No Evil. They can be located even if you already have a clue scroll, but not picked up. Additionally, using a Gold key to open a golden Shades of Mort'ton chest has a chance of obtaining one, but this requires at least 80 Firemaking in order to burn Fiyr remains, which are currently the only source of Gold keys.

This clue scroll may contain the following types of clue:

Completion of elite clues will either give a Scroll box (elite), containing another clue, or a Casket (elite), containing the final reward for the trail. You may also receive a Puzzle scroll box (elite) or Puzzle casket (elite), both similar to their counterparts but requiring the completion of a Celtic knot or Slider puzzle before they can be opened.

Drop list

Monster Name Combat level Rarity Location of Monster
Automaton Generator 115 Very rare Guthix's Cave
Automaton Guardian 115 Very rare Guthix's Cave
Automaton Tracer 115 Very rare Guthix's Cave
Balfrug Kreeyath 146 Rare God Wars Dungeon
Bronze dragon 86 Very rare Brimhaven Dungeon, Chaos Tunnels
Bork 107 Very rare Chaos Tunnels
Bree 102 Rare God Wars Dungeon
Chaos Elemental 305 Rare Around Rogue's Castle
Commander Zilyana 596 Rare God Wars Dungeon
Corporeal Beast 785 Rare Last cavern in the cave north of the Ruined Farm
Dagannoth Prime 303 Very rare Waterbirth Island
Dagannoth Rex 303 Very rare Waterbirth Island
Dagannoth Supreme 303 Very rare Waterbirth Island
Desert strykewyrm 103 Very rare East of Al-Kharid
Exiled kalphite guardian 98 Very rare Exiled Kalphite Hive
Flight Kilisa 146 Rare God Wars Dungeon
Flockleader Geerin 146 Rare God Wars Dungeon
General Graardor 624 Rare God Wars Dungeon
Giant Mole 230 Rare Falador Mole Lair
Glacor 112 Very rare Glacor Cave after Ritual of the Mahjarrat
Growler 102 Rare God Wars Dungeon
Ice strykewyrm 152 Rare Part of the The Tale of the Muspah cave
Iron dragon 98 Very rare Brimhaven Dungeon
Jungle strykewyrm 93 Very rare North of Mobilising Armies
Kal'gerion demon 126 Rare Kal'gerion resource dungeon
Kalphite King 2500 Rare Exiled Kalphite Hive
Kalphite Queen 333 Rare Kalphite Hive
K'ril Tsutsaroth 650 Rare God Wars Dungeon
King Black Dragon 276 Very rare King Black Dragon Lair
Kree'arra 580 Rare God Wars Dungeon
Mithril dragon 112 Rare Ancient Cavern
Mutated jadinko male 100 Rare Jadinko Lair
Nex 1001 Very rare God Wars Dungeon
Sergeant Grimspike 146 Rare God Wars Dungeon
Sergeant Steelwill 146 Rare God Wars Dungeon
Sergeant Strongstack 146 Rare God Wars Dungeon
Skeletal horror 91 Common (1/20) Silvarea (West of Paterdomus)
Starlight 102 Rare God Wars Dungeon
Steel dragon 100 Very rare Brimhaven Dungeon
Tormented demon 119 Very rare Ancient Guthix temple
Tstanon Karlak 146 Rare God Wars Dungeon
Wingman Skree 146 Rare God Wars Dungeon
Zakl'n Gritch 146 Rare God Wars Dungeon

Note: Monsters that drop Elite clues also have a chance to drop Hard clues, except for the Skeletal horror[1].

Upon completion of a clue scroll, players will receive one, or sometimes more, of these clue scroll exclusive rewards, as well as at least one other item. These can include dragon equipment (limited to dagger and longsword), high-level tree seeds, High level fruit tree seeds, potions, High level herb seeds, Blood runes, crystal keys, onyx bolt tips, rune bars, wild pies, tuna potatoes, or amulets of glory, coins, runes and staves.

Any level rewardsEdit


Image Name Grand Exchange Price
Biscuits 5 Biscuits Not tradeable
Court summons Court Summons for Court Cases Not tradeable
Purple firelighter Red firelighter Blue firelighter Green firelighter White firelighter Gnomish firelighters Varies
Purple sweets 4 Purple sweets Coins 1000 2,559
Meerkats pouch Meerkats pouch Coins 1000 1,266
Fetch casket scroll Fetch casket scrolls Coins 25 53

Teleport scrollsEdit

Destination Grand Exchange price
Bandit Camp TeleportBandit camp Coins 1000 2,646
Lumber Yard TeleportLumber yard Coins 1000 3,652
Miscellania TeleportMiscellania Coins 1000 1,737
Pollnivneach TeleportPollnivneach Coins 1000 1,654
Phoenix Lair TeleportPhoenix lair Coins 250 849
Tai Bwo Wannai TeleportTai Bwo Wannai Coins 1000 1,759

Ranged weaponryEdit

Composite bows
Willow composite bowWillow Coins 250 253 Yew composite bowYew Coins 250 499 Magic composite bowMagic Coins 250 856
Arrows (price per)
Guthix arrows 5Guthix arrows Coins 25 98 Saradomin arrows 5Saradomin arrows Coins 25 91 Zamorak arrows 5Zamorak arrows Coins 25 86

God pagesEdit

Guthix page Guthix pages
Page 1 Coins 1000 165,746 Page 2 Coins 1000 183,095 Page 3 Coins 1000 172,498 Page 4 Coins 1000 267,363
Saradomin page Saradomin pages
Page 1 Coins 1000 457,161 Page 2 Coins 1000 223,638 Page 3 Coins 1000 152,324 Page 4 Coins 1000 154,345
Zamorak page Zamorak pages
Page 1 Coins 1000 952,238 Page 2 Coins 1000 697,405 Page 3 Coins 1000 843,928 Page 4 Coins 1000 822,662
Ancient page Ancient pages
Page 1 Coins 1000 304,691 Page 2 Coins 1000 287,350 Page 3 Coins 1000 247,450 Page 4 Coins 1000 270,606
Armadyl page Armadyl pages
Page 1 Coins 1000 116,850 Page 2 Coins 1000 132,085 Page 3 Coins 1000 122,070 Page 4 Coins 1000 125,173
Bandos page Bandos pages
Page 1 Coins 1000 78,780 Page 2 Coins 1000 75,328 Page 3 Coins 1000 77,985 Page 4 Coins 1000 56,144

Elite rewardsEdit

Third-age druidic armourEdit

Third-age druidic
Third-age druidic wreathThird-age druidic wreath Third-age druidic cloakThird-age druidic cloak Third-age druidic robe topThird-age druidic robe top Third-age druidic robeThird-age druidic robe Third-age druidic staffThird-age druidic staff
Coins 1000 329,698,436 Coins 1000 575,616,916 Coins 1000 830,765,715 Coins 1000 484,208,457 Coins 1000 260,438,327

Rune god armourEdit

Ancient full helmFull helm Ancient platebodyPlatebody Ancient platelegsPlatelegs Ancient plateskirtPlateskirt Ancient kiteshieldKiteshield
Coins 1000 636,968 Coins 1000 1,155,456 Coins 1000 280,809 Coins 1000 39,855 Coins 1000 332,784
Armadyl full helmFull helm Armadyl platebodyPlatebody Armadyl platelegsPlatelegs Armadyl plateskirtPlateskirt Armadyl kiteshieldKiteshield
Coins 1000 553,695 Coins 1000 668,686 Coins 1000 179,537 Coins 1000 56,039 Coins 1000 306,792
Bandos full helmFull helm Bandos platebodyPlatebody Bandos platelegsPlatelegs Bandos plateskirtPlateskirt Bandos kiteshieldKiteshield
Coins 1000 514,369 Coins 1000 555,178 Coins 1000 171,405 Coins 1000 39,543 Coins 1000 251,013

Blessed d'hideEdit

Ancient coifCoif Ancient bodyBody Ancient vambracesVambraces Ancient chapsChaps
Coins 1000 168,404 Coins 1000 67,203 Coins 1000 21,289 Coins 1000 33,740
Armadyl coifCoif Armadyl bodyBody Armadyl vambracesVambraces Armadyl chapsChaps
Coins 1000 497,496 Coins 1000 342,064 Coins 1000 460,200 Coins 1000 309,450
Bandos coifCoif Bandos bodyBody Bandos vambracesVambraces Bandos chapsChaps
Coins 1000 193,319 Coins 1000 96,485 Coins 1000 232,827 Coins 1000 108,388

Vestment piecesEdit

Ancient stoleAncient/Zaros Armadyl stoleArmadyl Bandos stoleBandos
Coins 1000 21,080 Coins 1000 189,658 Coins 1000 155,837
Ancient crozierAncient/Zaros Armadyl crozierArmadyl Bandos crozierBandos
Coins 1000 28,450 Coins 1000 34,705 Coins 1000 11,790

Dragon ornament kitsEdit

Dragon full helm ornament kit (or)Full helm Dragon platebody ornament kit (or)Platebody Dragon platelegs+skirt ornament kit (or)Platelegs/skirt Dragon sq shield ornament kit (or)Sq shield
Coins 1000 155,035 Coins 1000 681,789 Coins 1000 786,820 Coins 1000 46,148
Dragon full helm ornament kit (sp)Full helm Dragon platebody ornament kit (sp)Platebody Dragon platelegs+skirt ornament kit (sp)Platelegs/skirt Dragon sq shield ornament kit (sp)Sq shield
Coins 1000 34,628 Coins 1000 108,072 Coins 1000 206,841 Coins 1000 27,351


Item Grand Exchange price
Fury ornament kitFury ornament kit Coins 1000 8,925,347
Guthix bowGuthix bow Coins 1000 900,233
Saradomin bowSaradomin bow Coins 1000 1,238,214
Zamorak bowZamorak bow Coins 1000 1,401,062
Bat staffBat staff Coins 1000 47,402
Cat staffCat staff Coins 1000 29,774
Dragon staffDragon staff Coins 1000 185,041
Penguin staffPenguin staff Coins 1000 34,473
Wolf staffWolf staff Coins 1000 42,971
Black dragon maskBlack dragon mask Coins 1000 6,428,189
Bronze dragon maskBronze dragon mask Coins 1000 1,592,572
Iron dragon maskIron dragon mask Coins 1000 1,627,460
Steel dragon maskSteel dragon mask Coins 1000 1,381,748
Mithril dragon maskMithril dragon mask Coins 1000 1,437,554
Frost dragon maskFrost dragon mask Coins 1000 3,152,743

The total value of all level 4 exclusive rewards would be Coins 1000 2,519,913,832

Alerter Locations Edit

After completing the quest Do No Evil and acquiring the Ava's alerter, players are able to obtain one clue scroll (elite). It can be found in one of four random locations, and can only be obtained once.

These locations are not guaranteed and that each player has one preset location. Also, you cannot wear any type of metal armour at the same time, or the alerter will not function correctly. (Certain hybrid armours like the Warpriest armours still work, however.

The alerter will notify you with a "Bwuk", "Bwuk Bwuk", and "Bwuk Bwuk Bwuk" when you are nearby; and finally "Bwuk Bwuk Bwuk Bwuk" when you are on top of the correct spot. Dig on that exact spot to receive the clue.

It is recommended to start with the easiest of the locations,and then move on to each progressively more difficult location until you find the clue scroll.

Location Map
On the Iceberg featured in the penguin quests. After getting off the boat, run northwest to the giant ice column seen on the minimap. It's on the northwestern side of the column. Elite iceberg
The southwest part of Lunar Isle; west of the astral altar and south of the city. Quick access will require you turning on the Lunar Isle lodestone. Lunar clue location
West of the Underground Pass exit into Isafdar in a clearing. For fast access, use a Crystal trinket to teleport to Llyeta and go past traps to get here. If coming from Port Tyras, follow the way you took to get to the camp. Isafdar Elite Location

If the Branches of Darkmeyer quest is complete, you can use Drakan's medallion for fast access to Meiyerditch. Otherwise, if the Legacy of Seergaze quest has been completed, you can use either the Abyss or a Blood altar teleport to access the nearby Blood Altar. Otherwise, in Meiyerditch; get caught by a vyrewatch. Choose to do hard labour and get sent to the mines. Ask a miner for a spare pickaxe, mine 15 daeyalt ore, deposit them in the mine cart, and then talk to one of the guards to be let out. Now run south along the eastern wall. The spot is in an indent in the wall (on the minimap).

If travelling from the Myreque's Meiyerditch hideout, climb up the stairs in the room to the north, jump to the floorboards, and climb down the ladder just like in the quest. Then, open the door and head directly north across a room. Once outside of it in the clearing, it's a straight run to the crate's location.

Meiyerditch Location


  1. ^ Mod Maylea. "Treasure Trails Q&A Answers!". 28 September 2010. News & Announcements Forums.

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