Bowcraft & Fletching
The art of bowcraft and fletching allows bowyers to rely on the forests of Britannia for their weaponry. One who truly lives off the land, a bowyer may carve his bows, crossbows, arrows and bolts from the very trees around him, thus avoiding the need to ever venture to town.
Fletchers create bows and arrows for use by Archers, using Wood and Feathers as working materials. Because they also deal with Boards, the Lumberjacking and Carpentry skills complement Fletching well.
Quite a few bows require special Recipes in order to craft, some of which are quite rare. It's recommended to train your skill in Heartwood so as to obtain them prior to requiring them. Runic Fletching Kits can also be earnt there on occasion.
In order to practise Fletching, you will require a set of Fletcher's Tools.
- 0 - 30: Buy it from an NPC Fletcher
- 30 - 35: Shafts
- 35 - 55: Bows
- 55 - 60: Fukiya Darts
- 60 - 70: Crossbows
- 70 - 80: Composite Bows
- 80 - 90: Heavy Crossbows
- 90 - 100: Repeating Crossbows
For a power gaming technique to train this skill see Satyr Trick
The skill levels a Bowyer requires to work with each type of board are:
|Plain: 0||Oak: 65||Ash: 75||Yew: 85|
|Bloodwood: 95||Heartwood: 95||Frostwood: 95|
Note that the skill levels required to harvest logs and/or convert them to boards differ from those listed here (refer to the boards page).
| Elven Fletching|
Elven Composite Longbow
- Properties of Magical items (but not Artifacts) stack with properties from Runic Fletching Kits.