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Activating scrimshaw

A player activating a scrimshaw

A scrimshaw is an item that is 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]

Partially used scrimshaws can be used on each other to combine the remaining time back equal to a newly made scrimshaw.

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
GE price Untradeable version (4 hours) Examine & Effect (Superior effect)
Log-splitting scrimshaw Log-splitting scrimshaw 85 745,925 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 1,298,262 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 1,410,647 Superior whopper-baiting scrimshaw 15% (20%) chance to bait a whopper fish, gaining additional Fishing experience even though you won't land it.
Memory-crushing scrimshaw Memory-crushing scrimshaw 85 1,987,329 Superior memory-crushing scrimshaw 15% (20%) chance to instantly convert memories as you obtain them, gaining Divination experience.
Tree-shaking scrimshaw Tree-shaking scrimshaw 90 1,425,365 Superior tree-shaking scrimshaw Increases the drop rate of bird nests by 300% (400%).
Gem-finding scrimshaw Gem-finding scrimshaw 90 1,190,826 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 1,004,946 Superior casket-salvaging scrimshaw Successful fishing catches have a chance of finding various caskets. Higher-level fishing provides better chances.
Energy-gathering scrimshaw Energy-gathering scrimshaw 90 2,091,515 Superior energy-gathering scrimshaw 15% (20%) chance to gather double the energy received when gathering memories.
Scrimshaw of vampyrism Scrimshaw of vampyrism 92 2,896,455 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.

[5% (6.66%) lifesteal from melee attacks]

Scrimshaw of the elements Scrimshaw of the elements 92 2,928,872 Superior scrimshaw of the elements Every magic attack hits with a small (moderate) amount of elemental damage.

[5% (6.66%) increased magic damage]

Scrimshaw of cruelty Scrimshaw of cruelty 92 2,830,494 Superior scrimshaw of cruelty Ranged attacks deal increased damage.

[5% (6.66%) increased ranged damage]

Scrimshaw of ranging Scrimshaw of ranging 95 2,209,935 Superior scrimshaw of ranging Adds 2% (4%) to ranged accuracy.
Scrimshaw of magic Scrimshaw of magic 95 2,031,623 Superior scrimshaw of magic Adds 2% (4%) to magic accuracy.
Scrimshaw of attack Scrimshaw of attack 95 1,994,892 Superior scrimshaw of attack Adds 2% (4%) to melee accuracy.


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