Level 1 to 99 fletching guide
Fletching is a skill that is trained from the results of Woodcutting
An in-depth Woodcutting guide can be found here: Woodcutting
The Fletching skill is a result of taking a log, and turning it into an unstrung bow, then adding a bow string to it to make a completed, usable bow.
You can also make arrow shafts from the logs, which are in returned used with feathers to make headless arrows, and paired with arrowtips to make arrows
Another common method is feathering dart tips
How do I start Fletching?
Fletching can be started anywhere in Xeros, but is commonly trained at banks, so you can obtain a new inventory of items to fletch.
Starting out, you need Logs of different tiers, either obtained through Woodcutting, or by other Players.
Once you have a log of the required level, you use a knife on it, to either turn into arrow shafts, or more commonly unstrung bows, then using a bowstring to make a completed bow
If you opt to make arrow shafts, you’ll need feathers to use on them, to make headless arrows which in return can be used to make arrows.
Another method of training Fletching is by feathering dart tips, which can be done a lot quicker than making unstrung bows, and this is commonly the more trained method as it results in higher XP/hour.
To get the knife or feathers required for Fletching, you’ll want to head over to the Skilling Island.
You can get here either by using the ::skill command, or by navigating the Teleport Interface > Skilling > Skilling Island
Once there, you’ll want to talk to “Shop Keeper” and purchase either a Knife or multiple Feathers
Knife - 6gp each
Feathers - 36gp each
How do I train Fletching?
Once you have obtained your knife, and logs you’ll want to start crafting them into resources
Levels for each log, and either shortbow/longbow to cut or string are as follow;
Headless Arrow - Level 1
Shortbow - Level 5
Longbow - Level 10
Oak Shortbow - Level 20
Oak Longbow - Level 25
Willow Shortbow - Level 35
Willow Longbow - Level 40
Maple Shortbow - Level 50
Maple Longbow - Level 55
Yew Shortbow - Level 65
Yew Longbow - Level 70
Magic Shortbow - Level 80
Magic Longbow - Level 85
Level requirements to make darts are as follow:
Bronze Dart - Level 1
Iron Dart - Level 22
Steel Dart - Level 37
Mithril Dart - Level 52
Adamant Dart - Level 67
Rune Dart - Level 71
Dragon Dart - Level 95
The most commonly known way of training Fletching is making the unstrung bows, as it’s decent XP and easily AFKable.
After cutting logs, you can go the extra mile to string them using bow string, but gathering the bow string can be slow, and not always worthwhile.
The fastest way of training Fletching is by feathering dart tips. if you use your feathers on the dart tips you wait till all the darts are made, this makes it almost completely afk.
Achievements for Fletching
Beginner, Fletching I
Fletch 1,000 Logs
Reward: 100K GP, 150 Maple Longbow (u), 100 Bow string
Intermediate, Fletching II
Fletch 2,500 Logs
Reward: 500K GP, 225 Yew Longbow (u)
Expert, Fletching III
Fletch 5,000 Logs
Reward: 1,000K GP, 750 Magic Longbow (u), 200 Bow string
After you have obtained 99 Fletching, you can use the ::maxisland teleport to purchase the skillcape from the Wise Old Man