Fletching headless arrows

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Making headless arrows
Arrow shaft 5.png150Feather.png150Headless arrow 5.png150
1 Fletching
1,323,270+ recommended
ProfitExperience gained
866,97045,600 Fletching
Inputs (1,323,270)Outputs (2,190,240)
45,630 × Arrow shaft 5.png Arrow shaft (775,710)
45,630 × Feather.png Feather (547,560)
45,630 × Headless arrow 5.png Headless arrow (2,190,240)

Headless arrows are made by using feathers on arrow shafts, and they are used in Fletching to create arrows for quick experience gains. Because most fletchers will not create the headless arrows on their own, there is an opportunity for low-level players to make a fair amount of profit (and decent experience) by fletching headless arrows.

To start with, test the profit of making one headless arrow -- buy one feather and one arrow shaft from the Grand Exchange, make a headless arrow, and sell it. If the profit is less than 10, there may be better options to make money. If it is higher, buy up feathers and arrow shafts in bulk.

To create headless arrows you need the arrow shafts and feathers in your inventory, drag the arrow shaft to your action bar for best efficiency. Press 1 and a menu will open up asking you how many you want to make; press spacebar, which will make 70 sets of 15 headless arrows. This process will take you about 71 seconds. You can make more than 45,000 headless arrows an hour if you have enough materials. However, feathers have a buying limit of 10,000 every four hours, while arrow shafts have a buying limit of 20,000 every four hours, so you can only buy about 13 minutes worth of headless arrow materials per four hours. It may be useful to put in an overnight offer for feathers and arrow shafts if you have enough money to start with. You can buy more feathers at fishing shops (around 1,000 per 24 hours per shop).

Because making headless arrows does not require banking and only takes up three inventory spaces, it can be used in conjunction with other moneymaking methods where there is a long wait between actions. This includes collecting cave nightshade, cave goblin wire, and potato cactus. For F2P players, Grapes (7,204) at the Cooks' Guild or Red spiders eggs (1,511) in the Varrock Sewers can be good.

To find the current location of a Portable fletcher, ask in the "portables" Friends chat.