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Scrimshaw of cruelty
Scrimshaw of cruelty
Release date 11 December 2012 (Update unknown) edit
Members Yes
Quest item No
Tradeable Yes
Equipable Yes
Stackable No
Alchemy Cannot be alchemised
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Exchange price 1,356,799 coins (info)
Buy limit 5
Examine Ranged attacks deal increased damage. Lasts 3 hours.
Weight 0.453 kg
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The Scrimshaw of cruelty is available from the Player-owned ports update. This item requires 92 Fletching and 10 Ancient bones to make, as well as unlocking the Scrimshaw Crafter and workshop where it's made. It also gives 4000 Fletching experience, as well as whatever bonus is applied by the player's workshop. When equipped, this scrimshaw gives each Ranged hit extra damage. It lasts for three hours, after which it crumbles into dust.

Due to an update, the Scrimshaw of cruelty no longer has a chance to cause poison or bleed damage with each successful Ranged hit. Instead it simply applies extra damage to each successful Ranged hit.

Combat Stats
Skill requirements
80 Ranged-icon
Ranged RangedPocket slot
Constitution-iconLife points0
Strength bonuses


  • On 20 January 2013, players discovered a bug with the scrimshaw where the poison effect would persist even after death in certain minigames. Mass casualties ensued, as some unfortunate players were trapped in death loops until a fix could be deployed.
  • Another bug with the scrimshaw was fixed on 9 April 2013, in which a player poisoned by it would be permanently poisoned until they cure themselves or die.
  • The Queen Black Dragon did not get damaged by the 'poison splats' at all if this item was equipped while fighting her. This was not a bug, as she is immune to the effects of poison (this also applies to any monster with poison immunity). However, it was still able to cause bleeding.

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