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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!
It points 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 165 Very rare Guthix's Cave
Automaton Guardian 165 Very rare Guthix's Cave
Automaton Tracer 165 Very rare Guthix's Cave
Balfrug Kreeyath 146 Rare God Wars Dungeon
Bronze dragon 124 Very rare Brimhaven Dungeon, Chaos Tunnels
Bork 130 Very rare Chaos Tunnels
Bree 146 Rare God Wars Dungeon
Chaos Elemental 138 Rare Around Rogue's Castle
Commander Zilyana 210 Rare God Wars Dungeon
Corporeal Beast 210 Rare Last cavern in the cave north of the Ruined Farm
Dagannoth Prime 156 Very rare Waterbirth Island
Dagannoth Rex 156 Very rare Waterbirth Island
Dagannoth Supreme 156 Very rare Waterbirth Island
Desert strykewyrm 148 Very rare East of Al-Kharid
Exiled kalphite guardian 140 Very rare Exiled Kalphite Hive
Flight Kilisa 146 Rare God Wars Dungeon
Flockleader Geerin 146 Rare God Wars Dungeon
General Graardor 210 Rare God Wars Dungeon
Giant Mole 110 Rare Falador Mole Lair
Glacor 160 Very rare Glacor Cave after Ritual of the Mahjarrat
Growler 146 Rare God Wars Dungeon
Ice strykewyrm 152 Rare Part of the The Tale of the Muspah cave
Iron dragon 140 Very rare Brimhaven Dungeon
Jungle strykewyrm 134 Very rare North of Mobilising Armies
Kal'gerion demon 180 Rare Kal'gerion resource dungeon
Kalphite King 230 Rare Exiled Kalphite Hive
Kalphite Queen 200 Rare Kalphite Hive
K'ril Tsutsaroth 210 Rare God Wars Dungeon
King Black Dragon 120 Very rare King Black Dragon Lair
Kree'arra 210 Rare God Wars Dungeon
Mithril dragon 160 Rare Ancient Cavern
Mutated jadinko male 144 Rare Jadinko Lair
Nex 220 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 130-116 Common (1/20) Silvarea (West of Paterdomus)
Starlight 146 Rare God Wars Dungeon
Steel dragon 144 Very rare Brimhaven Dungeon
Tormented demon 170 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 2,625
Meerkats pouch Meerkats pouch Coins 1000 1,259
Fetch casket scroll Fetch casket scrolls Coins 25 51

Teleport scrollsEdit

Destination Grand Exchange price
Bandit Camp TeleportBandit camp Coins 1000 2,462
Lumber Yard TeleportLumber yard Coins 1000 3,602
Miscellania TeleportMiscellania Coins 1000 1,953
Pollnivneach TeleportPollnivneach Coins 1000 1,634
Phoenix Lair TeleportPhoenix lair Coins 250 797
Tai Bwo Wannai TeleportTai Bwo Wannai Coins 1000 1,929

Ranged weaponryEdit

Composite bows
Willow composite bowWillow Coins 250 311 Yew composite bowYew Coins 250 481 Magic composite bowMagic Coins 250 897
Arrows (price per)
Guthix arrows 5Guthix arrows Coins 100 100 Saradomin arrows 5Saradomin arrows Coins 100 104 Zamorak arrows 5Zamorak arrows Coins 100 118

God pagesEdit

Guthix page Guthix pages
Page 1 Coins 1000 173,225 Page 2 Coins 1000 191,015 Page 3 Coins 1000 180,268 Page 4 Coins 1000 267,363
Saradomin page Saradomin pages
Page 1 Coins 1000 477,556 Page 2 Coins 1000 233,820 Page 3 Coins 1000 159,100 Page 4 Coins 1000 161,509
Zamorak page Zamorak pages
Page 1 Coins 1000 952,238 Page 2 Coins 1000 708,263 Page 3 Coins 1000 869,276 Page 4 Coins 1000 834,453
Ancient page Ancient pages
Page 1 Coins 1000 304,691 Page 2 Coins 1000 299,882 Page 3 Coins 1000 259,694 Page 4 Coins 1000 270,606
Armadyl page Armadyl pages
Page 1 Coins 1000 116,850 Page 2 Coins 1000 138,271 Page 3 Coins 1000 127,729 Page 4 Coins 1000 131,137
Bandos page Bandos pages
Page 1 Coins 1000 82,062 Page 2 Coins 1000 78,708 Page 3 Coins 1000 81,720 Page 4 Coins 1000 58,248

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 613,084 Coins 1000 1,116,654 Coins 1000 258,767 Coins 1000 39,855 Coins 1000 324,896
Armadyl full helmFull helm Armadyl platebodyPlatebody Armadyl platelegsPlatelegs Armadyl plateskirtPlateskirt Armadyl kiteshieldKiteshield
Coins 1000 552,261 Coins 1000 658,041 Coins 1000 177,099 Coins 1000 58,114 Coins 1000 315,581
Bandos full helmFull helm Bandos platebodyPlatebody Bandos platelegsPlatelegs Bandos plateskirtPlateskirt Bandos kiteshieldKiteshield
Coins 1000 513,442 Coins 1000 550,690 Coins 1000 166,411 Coins 1000 39,543 Coins 1000 253,500

Blessed d'hideEdit

Ancient coifCoif Ancient bodyBody Ancient vambracesVambraces Ancient chapsChaps
Coins 1000 170,790 Coins 1000 70,323 Coins 1000 22,103 Coins 1000 34,998
Armadyl coifCoif Armadyl bodyBody Armadyl vambracesVambraces Armadyl chapsChaps
Coins 1000 513,710 Coins 1000 340,011 Coins 1000 488,586 Coins 1000 310,613
Bandos coifCoif Bandos bodyBody Bandos vambracesVambraces Bandos chapsChaps
Coins 1000 200,907 Coins 1000 98,834 Coins 1000 236,874 Coins 1000 112,366

Vestment piecesEdit

Ancient stoleAncient/Zaros Armadyl stoleArmadyl Bandos stoleBandos
Coins 1000 21,820 Coins 1000 198,227 Coins 1000 161,691
Ancient crozierAncient/Zaros Armadyl crozierArmadyl Bandos crozierBandos
Coins 1000 29,627 Coins 1000 36,410 Coins 1000 12,328

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 162,312 Coins 1000 695,412 Coins 1000 776,343 Coins 1000 48,321
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 36,094 Coins 1000 113,216 Coins 1000 216,702 Coins 1000 28,688


Item Grand Exchange price
Fury ornament kitFury ornament kit Coins 1000 8,730,914
Guthix bowGuthix bow Coins 1000 945,247
Saradomin bowSaradomin bow Coins 1000 1,360,421
Zamorak bowZamorak bow Coins 1000 1,469,466
Bat staffBat staff Coins 1000 47,402
Cat staffCat staff Coins 1000 29,774
Dragon staffDragon staff Coins 1000 193,470
Penguin staffPenguin staff Coins 1000 34,218
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 2,519,977,244

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.

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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