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For the revenant drop, see Bandos scrimshaw.
Activating scrimshaw

A player activating a scrimshaw

Scrimshaw are items that may be equipped in the pocket slot. They are created at the Scrimshaw Crafter in the workshop of a player-owned port with the Fletching skill. They impart a range of benefits, many of which are geared towards increasing level gain during high-levelled training.[1] All scrimshaw have both a tradeable and an untradeable (superior) version, with the superior one being better than its tradeable counterpart. They can be activated and deactivated while worn: tradeable scrimshaw last for 3 hours of activation, while superior scrimshaw last 4 hours, after which they will vanish. Logging out, or switching worlds (join) will cause the scrimshaw to deactivate. When the scrimshaw runs out of time, this message appears in the chat window (unless Game Messages is turned off):
Your scrimshaw has run out of charge and disintegrates[sic]

High-level fletchers can make scrimshaw starting at level 85, up to level 95 for the higher tier scrimshaw. The required level is needed and temporary skill boosts do not work. Scrimshaw can be only made at the player-owned port, in a refitted workshop or a workshop of a higher tier. Each scrimshaw requires 10 ancient bones to make, and gives 4,000 Fletching experience. The experience bonus of the workshop applies to making scrimshaw.

The Voyage Gift of Gu may give a random superior scrimshaw with only 50% charges.

Special scrimshaws are obtained as rewards from promotions like Scrimshaw of aggression.


Image Tradeable version (3 hours) Fletching-icon
GE price Untradeable version (4 hours) Examine & Effect (Superior effect)
Log-splitting scrimshaw Log-splitting scrimshaw 85 692,375 Superior log-splitting scrimshaw 15% (20%) chance to split a log as you chop it, earning additional Woodcutting experience and not collecting the log.
Rock-crushing scrimshaw Rock-crushing scrimshaw 85 1,181,080 Superior rock-crushing scrimshaw 15% (20%) chance to crush ore as you mine it, earning additional Mining experience and not collecting the ore.
Whopper-baiting scrimshaw Whopper-baiting scrimshaw 85 1,290,698 Superior whopper-baiting scrimshaw 15% (20%) chance to bait a whopper fish, gaining additional Fishing experience even though you won't land it.
Tree-shaking scrimshaw Tree-shaking scrimshaw 90 1,052,919 Superior tree-shaking scrimshaw Increases the drop rate of bird nests by 300% (400%).
Gem-finding scrimshaw Gem-finding scrimshaw 90 1,018,071 Superior gem-finding scrimshaw Successful mining swings have a chance of finding diamond, dragonstone or onyx gems. Higher-level rocks provide better chances.
Casket-salvaging scrimshaw Casket-salvaging scrimshaw 90 1,351,571 Superior casket-salvaging scrimshaw Successful fishing catches have a chance of finding various caskets. Higher-level fishing provides better chances.
Scrimshaw of vampyrism Scrimshaw of vampyrism 92 1,818,784 Superior scrimshaw of vampyrism For every successful melee attack, this scrimshaw absorbs a small (moderate) amount of the enemy's health, giving it to the scrimshaw bearer.
Scrimshaw of the elements Scrimshaw of the elements 92 1,894,137 Superior scrimshaw of the elements Every magic attack hits with a small (moderate) amount of elemental damage.
Scrimshaw of cruelty Scrimshaw of cruelty 92 1,806,205 Superior scrimshaw of cruelty Ranged attacks deal increased damage.
Scrimshaw of ranging Scrimshaw of ranging 95 1,868,405 Superior scrimshaw of ranging Adds 2% (4%) to ranged accuracy.
Scrimshaw of magic Scrimshaw of magic 95 1,905,085 Superior scrimshaw of magic Adds 2% (4%) to magic accuracy.
Scrimshaw of attack Scrimshaw of attack 95 1,959,063 Superior scrimshaw of attack Adds 2% (4%) to melee accuracy.


  1. ^ Jagex. "Player-Owned ports." 11 December 2012. RuneScape News.

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