Puzzle box

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A puzzle box is an item occasionally received during a hard or elite Treasure Trail. Players need to complete the puzzle in order to receive their next clue. They are similar to the real world sliding puzzle.

Puzzle boxes contain a scrambled image that players must work to unscramble by clicking on tiles to move them to an empty space. Once the puzzle box is completed, players need to talk to the NPC who gave them puzzle to receive the next clue or the reward. In elite trails, solving the puzzle automatically presents the player with the next clue or the reward upon closing the window. Destroying a puzzle box does not reset the progress, and is restored upon re-obtaining the box.

Puzzle boxes have a 'hint' in the bottom left hand corner that shows the player the image of the completed puzzle.

Clue scrolls puzzle boxes[edit | edit source]

Following is a list of all known puzzle boxes. The completed puzzle also can be viewed by hovering on the Hint icon at the bottom left of the screen. When finished, simply close the box; if on a hard clue, speak with the NPC who gave you the box.

The bloodveld puzzle only appears after completing the You Are It quest.

Adventurer Archers
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Araxxor Black dragon
Araxxor puzzle solved.png Black dragon puzzle solved.png
Bloodveld Bridge
Drakan bloodveld puzzle solved.png Bridge puzzle solved.png
Castle Clan Citadel
Castle puzzle solved.png Clan Citadel puzzle solved.png
Corporeal Beast Elves
Corporeal Beast puzzle solved.png Elves puzzle solved.png
General Graardor Gregorovic
General Graardor puzzle solved.png Gregorovic puzzle solved.png
Helwyr Ice strykewyrm
Helwyr puzzle solved.png Ice strykewyrm puzzle solved.png
Nomad Nymora
Nomad puzzle solved.png Nymora puzzle solved.png
Pharaoh Sword of Edicts
Menaphos Pharaoh puzzle solved.png Sword of Edicts puzzle solved.png
Tree Troll
Tree puzzle solved.png Troll puzzle solved.png
Tuska V
Tuska puzzle solved.png V puzzle solved.png
Vanstrom Klause Werewolf
Vanstrom Klause puzzle solved.png Werewolf puzzle solved.png
Wizard Wyvern
Wizard puzzle solved.png Wyvern puzzle solved.png

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 14 June 2021 (Update):
    • The empty spaces in sliding block puzzles will now appear correctly.
  • patch 7 June 2021 (Update):
    • The empty tile now appears correctly on the Slider Puzzle Boxes.
  • patch 7 September 2020 (Update):
    • Altered the names of Clue Scroll related 'puzzle' items to make them easier to find in the Bank.
  • patch 11 February 2019 (Update):
    • The slider puzzle in a clue scroll will now update reliably
  • patch 26 February 2018 (Update):.
    • Drop options have been replaced with destroy options for all caskets, clue scrolls, challenge scrolls, scroll boxes, puzzle boxes and keys. Where applicable, the destroy message will indicate where to reclaim the item; however, in most cases the item cannot be reclaimed.
    • The number of clue scroll slider puzzle scrambles has been reduced to improve solving times. This follows the 12th February update to slider puzzles.
    • New sliding puzzle images have been added to some of the hard and elite Treasure Trail puzzle boxes and puzzle caskets. For hard puzzles, the new images have replaced some of the old repeated images, but the old images have not been removed.
  • ninja 12 February 2018 (Update):
    • Slider puzzles have been updated to be much more responsive to control.
    • A 'check' button has been added to the slider puzzle interface to indicate which tiles are incorrectly placed.
    • It is now possible to invert the keyboard controls on a puzzle box using a checkbox on the interface.
  • patch 28 August 2018 (Update):
    • Players that suffer with arachnophobia will now have the option to flip the Araxxor puzzles.
  • patch 29 March 2016 (Update):
    • Animated puzzle boxes now scramble upon initially opening the puzzle box much more consistently.
  • patch 12 March 2018 (Update):
    • Exiting chat with an NPC after showing them a complete puzzlebox no longer re-shuffles the puzzlebox.