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Flax is a plant picked from a flax field, used to create bowstring. Picking one grants 1 Farming experience when picked. Each plant can yield from 1 to 15 pieces of flax, although lower yield is far more common. Each piece must be picked manually.

A player picking flax

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Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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Locations[edit | edit source]

Plants[edit | edit source]

Strategies[edit | edit source]

  • Arguably, the best place to pick flax would be in Lletya, because the flax field is very close to the bank. The only downside is that the player has to begin Mourning's End Part I first to enter Lletya.
  • Flax field in Taverley is reasonably close to the bank in Burthorpe; there is also a spinning wheel on the way to the bank.
  • The field south-east of Seers' Village contains a spinning wheel on the way to the bank. This allows players to turn their flax into bowstrings for crafting experience and even more money. However, the wheel is on the first floor of a house with a door, which greatly increases travel time.
  • The flax in Tree Gnome Stronghold is another option. While the flax plants are more spread apart, the bank is fairly close.
  • Flax can also be obtained through Managing Miscellania. The quest Throne of Miscellania is needed, however.
  • The best place to spin flax into bowstrings is at Neitiznot. The wheel is one click away from the bank and the door is always open.
The flax field in Lletya
  • If the player completes the Seers' Village achievements, they can receive 30, 60, 120, or 200 free flax daily from Geoffrey upon completion of the corresponding sets of achievements. Wearing the Seer's headband 2 or higher allows for faster flax spinning at the Seers' Village spinning wheel, making it faster overall than Neitiznot.
  • After completing the Carnillean Rising quest, players can speak to Claus the chef to kill the Cave Wolf Matriarch and obtain her skull. You can choose 3,500 flax as a possible reward for this.
  • The player's avatar picks flax faster than the picking animation.
  • The key to fast flax picking involves timing; Try to find 5 flax plants in a plus-shaped position and stand in the middle of it, then start picking the flax in a circular motion by clicking a plant and then, when you're about to hear the "pop", click the next plant. Your avatar will show the picking motion once while actually picking 2 flax. Eventually a plant will run out, that's when the centre plant right below you comes into play. Use this plant as a substitute until the other plant(s) respawn. This way you can pick 28 flax in about 30 to 35 seconds.
    • Alternatively, watch the experience points (+1) appear as the player's character picks flax. After the first pick, +experience will appear. That is when the player should click again, and it will appear so that two flax are picked by the end of the animation. This minimises the amount of clicking necessary.

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • ninja 9 October 2017 (Update):
    • Free players can now pick and spin flax into bowstrings.
  • ninja 13 October 2014 (Update):
    • Flax models throughout the game have been updated.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Flax received a graphical update on 13 October 2014.
  • There seems to be three different models for flax plants, a small one with white flowers, a slightly taller one with blue flowers, and a very small one with blue flowers.