Fletching

The Fletcher can make his own bows and arrows, both for personal use and for sale to other players

What is the best strategy to develop and use the fletching skill? Which recipes are the most and least useful? Can you make a profit off of this skill, and if so how? Where is the best city to practice your skill? What classes are best set to take up fletching?

Post your strategies on how to best use the fletching skill, and read those posted by others.
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Superb spinneret fluid drop rates whacked?
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The Drop rate for these are insanely whacked. I mean either they are super rare or non existent. Anything be done about the drop rate? I camped everywhere listed that they drop and got one and that was after several weeks of hunting. There's gotta be a place they drop at a descent rate. Superb silks- no prob,,, but the superb spinneret fluids are a time killer for sure. Any help/suggestions would be great!
fletchers
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anyone know where to find the illustrious reaching weapon augmenst for fletchers
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A real guide for real fletchers ... all in one place?
# Nov 17 2012 at 4:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Currently at fletching level of 202 and have been using www.almarsguides.com/eq/tradeskills/fletching

Arrows got me to 202 but now I see that I start making bows that trivial at 282.

I'm going to be going the route using vendors so that I don't have to spend an extortionate amount of time running all over the world for dropped items. Just seems like too much work.

OK ... call me lazy :)

Any other good guides out there?
RE: Fletching passed 202 skill
# Jun 20 2011 at 7:53 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok, I destroyed my "Simple Honing Stone", I know "that was a stupid thing to do.. Well anyway I need info as to where I can get another one, if at all!.
RE: Fletching passed 202 skill
# Mar 10 2012 at 12:38 PM Rating: Decent
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Fondorie wrote:
Ok, I destroyed my "Simple Honing Stone", I know "that was a stupid thing to do.. Well anyway I need info as to where I can get another one, if at all!.


This item is the result of a quest:
Crescent Reach
Fletcher Fenuku @ -1411, -1409, 16, on second level in a booth

from eqtraders.com
Fletching
# May 28 2011 at 8:41 PM Rating: Decent
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My fletching kit will not work. I try to place components in for a combine, but the kit will not accept them. do I have to get a tome or train? my skill is at 202 ATM. I am a returning player of 7 years. Any help is apperciated.
Fletching
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anyone tell me the auctual name of the silver tipped arrows?
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Fletching help
# Mar 08 2009 at 12:16 PM Rating: Decent
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I am trying to get my fletching to 300. There just don't seem to be many recipes with a high enough trivial that are not requiring rare drops or that you be a specific race/class. I have searched and searched and am just not finding good information. I need a recipe that is trivial over 300 for something that can be made from mostly vendor purchased items. With jewelcrafting, research, brewing, tailoring, smithing and pottery, there were always these type of vendor-purchased ingredient items to make. If anyone knows any recipes that are over 300 trivial, I would sure appreciate the information. And please include what recipe gives the best return on investment. I knew smithing and jewelcraft were spendy tradeskills. Was not expecting fletching to be.
Fletching help
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If you are a wood elf the answer is easy. You will want to make Mithril Champion Arrows. Mithril is fairly easy to farm compared to so many components in the other recipes. If you are not a wood elf, but worship Karana you make steel guardian arrows using a Surefall fletching kit.

If you are neither of those, you are not going to get an easy answer. Sorry.

Have you looked at eqtraders? they have a quick trivial list that you can browse. Good luck.
Is fletching dead?
# Dec 23 2008 at 11:20 AM Rating: Decent
Seeing as how there have been no posts in this forum for 18 months or so, it appears fletching is dead.

If anyone still reads this, with the advent of the defiant weapons, specifically the bows, is it even worth continuing to raise your fletching skill to make higher and higher level bows.

As a warrior, I mainly use the bow to pull...I suppose I could use it for some damage before engaging, but for whatever reason, I don't.

So, class 4 arrows are already trivial...do any of the high-level player made bows make it worth pursuing?
Is fletching dead?
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Long answer:

Well....a lot of tradeskills have been 'injured' with the advent of defiant gear. Cultural armors are at an all time low price and still not moving. Once you hit level 65 you can get a SoF era bow and smoke anything you will ever be able to make. You can spend a load of cash working on fletching but you will find little justification for your efforts, other than accomplishment and a cool title to wear in front of your name.

On the other hand, if you are a wood elf you can make blessed champion arrows and those are really nice. The main drawback there is that once a ranger gets his everlasting quiver aa he is only going to buy one. Sales will be slow and the complexity of making these expendable jewels is prohibitive for use by most folks.

Short answer:

At the moment fletching adds little value to the world of Norrath in comparison to the quality and availability of defiant bows. Sad but true.

Unemployed master fletcher (with Everlasting quiver AA and proud owner of a single Blessed Champion Arrow)
RECEIPE
# Apr 10 2006 at 10:05 AM Rating: Decent
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I had the same thing happen to me. I right clicked on the fletching kit, but the receipes did not come up./ I know I did NOT hit the control. Does any one know what is going on. THanks
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bows=money??
# Mar 21 2006 at 7:34 AM Rating: Decent
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well i have been reading all of this stuff people decided to write about fletching and to me fletching seems kinda weak when it comes to making bows. I mean, i have seen the bows i can make at my level (lvl 54 ranger with 203 fletching) and really they are kinda sad. i would never even think about using a bow that i can make in combat because damage is terrible and some of the ranges only go to 50. so i don't understand how i could make a bow for profit if the bow sucks. maybe a nice augment on the bow would rake in some pp but there is no way i am gonna pay 100k for a nice augment to just go and sell...so please explain to me how these bows even come close to making a profit for anyone
bows=money??
# May 17 2007 at 9:06 AM Rating: Decent
Here are the bow and arrows I make with my Level 53 ranger:
Blessed Faydark Thunderbolt
http://www.eqtraders.com/items/show_item.php?item=5825&menustr=080040120020

Mithril Champion Arrows
http://www.eqtraders.com/items/show_item.php?item=2459&menustr=080040120020

If you are not making a profit sounds like you need to get your skills up!
serrated arrowheads
# Mar 17 2006 at 12:47 PM Rating: Decent
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I have all the items i need to increase my fletching skill from 202 up but i can not find the serrated arrowheads where do i locate them
RE: serrated arrowheads
# Mar 17 2006 at 3:24 PM Rating: Decent
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you can locate them in the bazaar or make them yourself.

Fletching Components: file, taelosian stone, water flask
In: fletching kit, planar fletching kit, collapsible fletching kit, surefall fletching kit
Yield: 2
Also Returns: file
On Failure Returns: file
Trivial at: 188

the taelosian stone comes from chunk of taelosian rock found in GoD zones. i farm mine in natimbi but there maay be better places. seems to drop best off the land critters rather than water critters. but it's still slow going to get enough to be meaninful.

also, to process the rock to stone, you'll need to have done one of the fletching quests in abysmal sea. you'll want to check the quests listed on alla's for that portion as to how they work and which might be best foryou.
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Arrowheads and such
# Feb 23 2006 at 11:49 AM Rating: Decent
Is there any way to add the combines for arrowheads and such to your list. Experimental creation doesn't add to list. Any way to populate and save all the redundant click and drag of other items made in your fletching kit?
RE: Arrowheads and such
# Feb 23 2006 at 11:51 AM Rating: Decent
That is besides actual arrows.
skill level
# May 01 2005 at 10:54 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm at 202 fletching but cant get any arrow recipes to come up in my fletching kit for arrows above that skill level. Can anyone tell me what I need to do? Or am I at the end of my skill level for making arrows? What do I do to up my skill, or what arrow recipes do I need and how do I get them? Thanks,
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RE: skill level
# Jul 13 2005 at 6:01 PM Rating: Decent
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The Easy way to get fletching from 202 to 227:
(Before you do Condensed flame,ice,or shadow arrowheads)

make these http://www.eqtraders.com/items/show_item.php?item=10809&menustr=080060024000

You have to do the quest, to make serrated or discord arrow heads, first, here http://www.eqtraders.com/articles/article_page.php?article=q151&menustr=120037000000

I suggest doing the freebie quest, as it is alot faster, you can get "chunk of taelosian rock" to drop off mobs in Natimbi, or you can buy it in the bazaar.

If you want the collect quest, go here http://www.eqtraders.com/articles/article_page.php?article=q152&menustr=120037000000

Do this before you attempt to make condensed (flame,ice,or shadow) arrowheads. It will get your trivial up to 227, and you will have better luck starting condensed from there.

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Tolan's Bracer
# Mar 24 2005 at 9:51 PM Rating: Decent
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Hi im a 33 ranger of the stromm server. I am woundering were do I get that bracer? and if I have to buy it how much do they usally cost?. I no this doesnt have much to do with fleching but im 170 at fleching and cant afford to keep it up this is my highest char so having hard time lol any ideas? thanks
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Recipes
# Jan 13 2005 at 12:10 PM Rating: Decent
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In my fletching kit and others like it I see a mention of recipes.


How do I get ones put in there?

Is it a specific expansion I need to add them?
RE: Recipes
# Mar 09 2005 at 7:49 AM Rating: Decent
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Well you can hit the search button to get a list or put in part of the name like class 6 for all class 6 arrow types that you know.

If you don't know an item. then you have to make one in experiment mode first before it is added to your list.
Tradeskill Container
# Nov 14 2004 at 9:00 PM Rating: Decent
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You have your Bag set to do that, Simply Open your container with (Control + R + Click) will Open in tradeskill Window Version and on Botom right is a Button to set it how would Like to open.
Quick Combine
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Edited, Sat Nov 13 17:03:56 2004
Recipe Menus
# Nov 07 2004 at 4:40 AM Rating: Decent
I have gotten my fletching skill to 185 and today had a strange thing happen. The recipes for arrows and the like no longer show up. When I open my Planar Fletching Kit now I simply get a window that looks like the experimental window. I have to take items out of the bag and put them in the slots 1 at a time. What gives with this. Did I do something, did Sony or is this normal?? Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


Thanks in advance.
RE: Recipe Menus
# Apr 02 2005 at 12:06 PM Rating: Decent
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You probably accidently hit the open with ctl+right click button
RE: Recipe Menus
# Nov 17 2004 at 3:56 PM Rating: Decent
If you also got your alcohol tolerance skill up by dilligent drinking you may have temporarily lost your memory for recipes. If that is the case time will heal.
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Iskar poison darts/ trading
# Oct 15 2004 at 7:40 PM Rating: Default
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I'm semi new at this came and am wondering about a few skill questions, specifically geared toward an Iskar Beastlord.

Question:
1. Can this class and race make poison darts?
If not, what can they make or how limited are they?
2. Is there a good way to trade items between characters? This one seems problematic now that I want to give my new character all my good equipment.

Thanks in advance for anyone who can answer this.


Iskar poison darts/ trading
# Oct 15 2004 at 7:40 PM Rating: Default
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I'm semi new at this came and am wondering about a few skill questions, specifically geared toward an Iskar Beastlord.

Question:
1. Can this class and race make poison darts?
If not, what can they make or how limited are they?
2. Is there a good way to trade items between characters? This one seems problematic now that I want to give my new character all my good equipment.

Thanks in advance for anyone who can answer this.




Edited, Fri Oct 15 20:41:40 2004
Fletching for profit
# Aug 18 2004 at 12:20 PM Rating: Default
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You know. I've been reading a lot of the posts above and one thing that no one is hitting on is the stupid amount of plat you can make with fletching.

I'm sitting at 186. I can make **** near any arrow there is...except magical ones. I'll sit there for hours with 2k pp and make arrow after arrow. Then I setup my little bazaar character to sell them off. You know I have about 5k pp right now and I just keep spending it all on my fletching. It's an addiction I am NOT seeking help for. I've probably made 80K on fletching in the last month alone. Setting up you bazaar character before going out on Friday or Saturday night when all the guilds are getting raids together is awesome. Even guys with good fletching don't want to waste the time making them and will by my 6dmg 150rng arrows for 1pp a piece. Most by out my stock and I have to log back in my fletcher to move over more arrows to the bazaar character.

Last week I made 5k profit on my arrows. Bows don't sell that well when people can pick up the dropped good ones for cheap.

Anyway. Good luck to all. Even if you don't use fletching to make money it's a great skill to pick up if you plan on using a bow ever.
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good crap bow
# Aug 14 2004 at 4:03 AM Rating: Default
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where can i get a good low level bow for my lvl 5 troll warrior?



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RE: good crap bow
# Aug 18 2004 at 12:30 PM Rating: Default
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make one. or find a fletcher that can make one. i sell a 6dmg bow with 20 1dmg arrows for 1pp which is about what it costs to make. they're so cheap and easy to make.
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What arrows
# May 18 2004 at 3:21 PM Rating: Default
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Okay, Im looking for a cheap way to get good arrows, any sugestions, right now im making class 5 wood hooked arrow head arrows (3dmg 2dmg bouns)at least I think.
can't raise skill level
# May 08 2004 at 10:56 AM Rating: Default
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I have a lvl 49 DE SK and my fletching is at 180.......I am making class 5 steel shaft arrows that trivial at 202.....try as I might I cannot get my skill to go any higher, what am I doing wrong
RE: can't raise skill level
# Jul 13 2005 at 6:05 PM Rating: Decent
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get STR and DEX buffs from shammy before fletching, and try harder trivals.

For ex. if you are at 180, try at least 192 or 202, you will fail more, but raise fletching much, much faster.

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Menvarin (Stromm)
RE: can't raise skill level
# May 09 2004 at 7:26 AM Rating: Decent
Greetings,

It doesn't sound like you're doing anything wrong - unfortunately, in all tradeskills, you'll eventually come to a time when you'll have an extended run with no skillups. Smiley: frown

Having as high an INT/WIS as possible helps - INT for you I assume, as you're a SK. Using a geerlok device increases your chance of a successful combine, but not necessarily the chance of a skillup - although recent revelations of the inner workings of the tradeskill formulae at Fan Faire show that a successful attempt does give you a better chance at getting a skillup. Confused?! Smiley: confused I certainly was....

The best thing is to just keep plugging away - you will get a skillup eventually, and then two or three within a few combines - it's just the way the random number generator works.

Hope this helps, and if you want to know more about successes/skillups, take a trip the eqtraders.com message board and attempt to follow the mathematical discussion there! Smiley: grin
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fletching
# Dec 31 2003 at 2:16 PM Rating: Default
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my fletching is at 202, and i am ready to go further, but , better to start crafting bows?, or continually make arrows?...also, need to find a site that lays out the blueprints for bow making...and when trivial

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RE: fletching
# Jul 13 2005 at 6:06 PM Rating: Decent
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The Easy way to get fletching from 202 to 227:
(Before you do Condensed flame,ice,or shadow arrowheads)

make these http://www.eqtraders.com/items/show_item.php?item=10809&menustr=080060024000

You have to do the quest, to make serrated or discord arrow heads, first, here http://www.eqtraders.com/articles/article_page.php?article=q151&menustr=120037000000

I suggest doing the freebie quest, as it is alot faster, you can get "chunk of taelosian rock" to drop off mobs in Natimbi, or you can buy it in the bazaar.

If you want the collect quest, go here http://www.eqtraders.com/articles/article_page.php?article=q152&menustr=120037000000

Do this before you attempt to make condensed (flame,ice,or shadow) arrowheads. It will get your trivial up to 227, and you will have better luck starting condensed from there.

Regards,
Menvarin (Stromm)

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