Strategies for Sealed clue scroll (hard)

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This article is a strategy guide for Sealed clue scroll (hard).
Information on mechanics, setups, and tactics is on this page.

There are two major methods of acquiring hard clue scrolls in bulk. The primary method used by many is killing hellhounds, and the secondary method is pickpocketing from elven clan workers, with there being many other alternative slower methods such as using the Prosper perk while skilling, which can gather beyond the soft cap of 25 sealed clue scrolls.

Hellhounds[edit | edit source]

The best way to farm hard clue scrolls in large numbers is by killing hellhounds in the Taverley hellhound resource dungeon, requiring level 55 Dungeoneering. Your ability bar should consist of mainly abilities able to hit multiple targets, such as Corruption Blast, Chain (or Greater Chain), and Dragon Breath.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Magic is the ideal style for killing hellhounds quickly because of the added AoE provided, especially with the Caroming and Planted Feet invention perks.

  1. ^ a b c d The charge drain rate of higher tier augmented equipment makes the body and legs higher than t70 not worth using here.
  2. ^ a b c d e f If using the corresponding relic power, a damage increasing ring such as Ring of death.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of deathRing of death or Asylum surgeon's ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Asylum surgeon's ringAsylum surgeon's ring may be used instead.

Invention perks[edit | edit source]

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Slot Icons Perk Effect
Main hand slot.png 2-handed Equilibrium.png: RS3 Inventory image of Equilibrium Ruthless.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ruthless Equilibrium 4 + Ruthless 3 Equilibrium increases minimum hit by 3% per rank, and decreases maximum hit by 1% per rank.
Ruthless increases damage output by 0.5% per rank for 20 seconds whenever an enemy is killed.
Caroming.png: RS3 Inventory image of Caroming Planted Feet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Planted Feet Caroming 4 + Planted Feet Caroming causes Chain and Ricochet abilities to hit 1 addition target per rank.
Planted Feet increases duration of Sunshine and Death's Swiftness by 25%, but they no longer deal periodic damage to your target.
Torso slot.png Body Scavenging.png: RS3 Inventory image of Scavenging Looting.png: RS3 Inventory image of Looting Scavenging 4 + Looting Scavenging has a 1% chance per rank to give uncommon or rare invention components from combat.
Looting gives a 25% chance to drop an additional resource.
Biting.png: RS3 Inventory image of Biting Biting 4 Biting forces a +2% chance per rank to critically hit opponents.
Legs slot.png Legs Relentless.png: RS3 Inventory image of Relentless Crackling.png: RS3 Inventory image of Crackling Relentless 5 + Crackling 4 Crackling periodically zaps your combat target for 50% per rank of your weapon's damage.
Relentless gives a chance to prevent adrenaline from being consumed when using abilities.
Impatient.png: RS3 Inventory image of Impatient Demon Slayer (perk).png: RS3 Inventory image of Demon Slayer (perk) Impatient 4 + Demon Slayer Impatient gives a 9% chance per rank for basic abilities to generate 3 extra adrenaline.
Demon Slayer increases damage delt to demons by 7%.

Inventory and method[edit | edit source]

Spring cleaner 9001.pngCharos' clue carrier.pngBonecrusher.pngOldak coil.png
Dungeoneering master cape.pngWhetstone (device).png5Lesser Demon scroll (Ring of Fire).png1000
Brawler demon pouch.pngBrawler demon pouch.pngAir rune.png10000Cannonball.png10000
Weapon poison+++ (4).pngWeapon poison+++ (4).pngBlue charm.pngCrimson charm.png
Elder overload potion (6).pngElder overload potion (6).pngGreen charm.pngGold charm.png

With the prayer restore of the Demon horn necklace and the Bonecrusher, you will be able to sustain Soul Split and Turmoil indefinitely. Those without either the equipment or prayers may use alternatives such as Vampyrism aura or Blood amulet of fury in combination with Protect from Melee/Deflect Magic and Piety. Failing all else, the Guthan's set can give an effective amount of healing, at the cost of much slower/fewer kills.

An Oldak coil can significantly speed up the rates as it will generally be capable of hitting 7 of the hellhounds in the dungeon, and hits up to 3 targets per cannonball used. A regular dwarf multicannon can also be used, but is significiantly slower because it lacks the AoE ability of the coil, only hitting 1 target per cannonball and taking time to turn, using more cannonballs in the process.

Elder overloads are optional but significantly speed up kill rates. Similarly, either a Brawler demon pouch with Lesser Demon scroll (Ring of Fire)s, or a Smoke devil pouch with Smoke Devil scroll (Dust Cloud)s can be used optionally to increase the amount of AoE damage done and speed up kills. Do not use aggression potions as they have a smaller aggression radius than simply leaving the area and re-agroing will give; this can be accomplished quickly by using the Dungeoneering cape teleport option 9.

The whetstone is used to repair the helm, gloves, or boots if they are degradable and break during gathering.

With the camera facing south, align the coil placement with these two torches, and stand underneath it.

Elven Pickpocketing[edit | edit source]

This method also accrues large numbers of elite clue scrolls and may be a good option for those looking to acquire both hard clue scrolls as well as elite clue scrolls.