Portable fletcher

From the RuneScape Wiki, the wiki for all things RuneScape
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Portable fletcher detail.png

The portable fletcher is an item won on Treasure Hunter. It lasts a total of 5 minutes after it is deployed. The portable fletcher has a 3x3 area of effect after being used for the first time and the player will receive all its bonuses to fletch from their inventory without needing to reclick on the same portable. This effect will end when the portable disappears or the player clicks on a different portable type. Any type of Fletching that is done with the portable fletcher's effect provides:

  • an additional 10% experience boost
  • a 10% chance to save logs when fletching bows up to elder logs; this effect also applies when fletching protean logs.
  • a 10% chance to save arrowheads and headless arrows when making arrows.
  • a 10% chance to save unfinished bolts and feathers when making bolts.
  • a 10% chance to save unfinished darts and feathers when making darts.
  • a 10% chance to save dinarrows and resonant anima when imbuing Elder God arrows.
  • a 10% chance to save the bolts when adding tips. This includes all bane ammunition, ascension shards, broad arrows, and adding gem bolt tips to Bakriminel bolts.
  • a 10% chance to string two bows or crossbows at once with the message: The portable fletcher helps you string 2 items at once..
  • a 10% chance when building unstrung crossbows to build two at once.

Any materials saved will automatically be banked with the following message: The portable fletcher saves you some resources. They have been sent to your bank. or The portable fletcher saves you a log. The item(s) you made were sent to your bank." This occurs even if there's space in the inventory (e.g. protean logs). Which fletching screen opens depends on the items in a player's inventory. For example, when selecting the fletch option with a protean log in the inventory, it will open the protean log Fletching interface, while a magic log would open the fletching inventory interface displayed when fletching a log.

Some Fletching items such as Bolas, brutal arrows, Kebbit bolts, and Sagaie are not recognised and while the interface can be opened with the help of other items, the portable fletcher will not save ingredients nor give bonus experience for fletching these items.

The right-click option to "Configure" the portable fletcher will allow the player to change the left-click option, removing the need to always right-click to select the desired fletching method. This can knock off 1–2 seconds per inventory while training.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Portable fletcher.png Portable fletcher locations
Last updatedN/A
* indicates a server might be busy
Locations courtesy of Portables FC discord server

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here.

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • patch 16 January 2023 (Update):
    • Portable skilling locations can no longer be placed on top of Crux Eqal Knights.
  • patch 29 January 2018 (Update):
    • Portable fletchers now default to the 'Tip Bakriminel Bolts' section of the make-x interface.
  • patch 5 February 2018 (Update):
    • On the rare occasion that the Fletching skillcape perk strings a bow for free while using a portable fletcher, which also makes an additional bow, both items are now sent to the bank.
  • patch 23 October 2017 (Update):
    • Bamboo can now be used with a portable fletcher for convenience, but without generating additional resources. This is to ensure that the Waiko grill and portable range saving chances are not affected due to wobbegongs' comparative rarity.
  • patch 26 June 2017 (Update):
    • It is now possible to extend time of existing portables by using the 'Extend Portable' option on your Portable Object.
  • patch 13 March 2017 (Update):
    • Added a configure option to portable braziers, portable crafters and portable fletchers.
  • patch 12 December 2016 (Update):
    • The portable fletcher bonus now functions correctly when tipping bolts.
  • patch 11 January 2016 (Update):
    • Fletching challenges will now increment correctly when double stringing using a portable fletcher.
  • patch 14 September 2015 (Update):
    • The Portable Fletcher will now correctly save magic logs when fletching shieldbows.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • There was a bug where stringing two bows at once only counted as one for a stringing bows daily challenge. This appears to be fixed.
  • While having a protean log in your inventory, the portable fletcher will only show the protean fletching interface.
  • Sometimes, making bolts does not work with the fletcher. To fix it, right click and select the ammo option.
  • As of 6 June 2016, checking the duration of a portable skill station will no longer interrupt skilling actions. This action can also be done remotely.
  • It is only required to use the portable fletcher once to gain its bonuses, after which as long as the player is standing next to the portable fletcher they will continue to get the bonuses it offers (making it slightly easier using keyboard shortcuts).