A scrimshaw is an item that is equipped in the pocket slot. Most of them can be created at the scrimshaw crafter in the workshop of a player-owned port with the Fletching skill. They impart a range of benefits, many of which are geared towards increasing level gain during high-levelled training. All scrimshaw have both a tradeable and an untradeable (superior) version, with the superior one being better than its tradeable counterpart.
They can be activated and deactivated while worn: tradeable scrimshaw last for shorter amount of activation time, while superior scrimshaws last for 4 hours, after which they will vanish. Logging out, or switching worlds will cause the scrimshaw to deactivate. When the scrimshaw runs out of time, this message appears in the chat window (unless Game Messages is turned off):
Your scrimshaw has run out of charge and disintegrates[sic]
Partially used scrimshaws can be used on each other to combine the remaining time back equal to a newly made scrimshaw.
High-level fletchers can make scrimshaw starting at level 85, up to level 95 for the higher tier scrimshaw. Temporary skill boosts do not work. Scrimshaw can be only made at the player-owned port, in a refitted workshop or a workshop of a higher tier. Each scrimshaw requires between 2 and 10 ancient bones to make, and gives 4,000 Fletching experience. The experience bonus of the workshop applies to making scrimshaw.
The Voyage Gift of Gu may give a random superior player-owned port scrimshaw with only 50% charges.
Player-owned port scrimshaws
|Image||Tradeable version (3 hours)|
|GE price||Ancient bones||Untradeable version (4 hours)||Examine & Effect (Superior effect)|
|Log-splitting scrimshaw||85||698,428||4||Superior log-splitting scrimshaw||15% (20%) chance to split a log as you chop it, earning additional Woodcutting experience and not collecting the log.|
|Rock-crushing scrimshaw||85||794,370||4||Superior rock-crushing scrimshaw||15% (20%) chance to crush ore as you mine it, earning additional Mining experience and not collecting the ore.|
|Whopper-baiting scrimshaw||85||802,938||4||Superior whopper-baiting scrimshaw||15% (20%) chance to bait a whopper fish, gaining additional Fishing experience even though you won't land it.|
|Memory-crushing scrimshaw||85||682,915||4||Superior memory-crushing scrimshaw||15% (20%) chance to instantly convert memories as you obtain them, gaining Divination experience.|
|Tree-shaking scrimshaw||90||338,378||2||Superior tree-shaking scrimshaw||Increases the drop rate of bird nests by 300% (400%).|
|Gem-finding scrimshaw||90||339,699||2||Superior gem-finding scrimshaw||Successful mining swings have a chance of finding diamond, dragonstone or onyx gems. Higher-level rocks provide better chances.|
|Casket-salvaging scrimshaw||90||341,824||2||Superior casket-salvaging scrimshaw||Successful fishing catches have a chance of finding various caskets. Higher-level fishing provides better chances.|
|Energy-gathering scrimshaw||90||461,184||2||Superior energy-gathering scrimshaw||15% (20%) chance to gather double the energy received when gathering memories.|
|Scrimshaw of vampyrism||92||3,211,627||10||Superior scrimshaw of vampyrism||For every successful melee attack, this scrimshaw absorbs a small (moderate) amount of the enemy's health, giving it to the scrimshaw bearer.
[5% (6.66%) lifesteal from melee attacks]
|Scrimshaw of the elements||92||3,198,362||10||Superior scrimshaw of the elements||Every magic attack hits with a small (moderate) amount of elemental damage.
[5% (6.66%) increased magic damage]
|Scrimshaw of cruelty||92||3,137,234||10||Superior scrimshaw of cruelty||Ranged attacks deal increased damage.
[5% (6.66%) increased ranged damage]
|Scrimshaw of ranging||95||1,779,369||10||Superior scrimshaw of ranging||Adds 2% (4%) to ranged accuracy.|
|Scrimshaw of magic||95||1,728,577||10||Superior scrimshaw of magic||Adds 2% (4%) to magic accuracy.|
|Scrimshaw of attack||95||1,167,056||10||Superior scrimshaw of attack||Adds 2% (4%) to melee accuracy.|
|Image||Tradeable version (1 hour)||GE price||Untradeable upgraded version (4 hours)|
Level required to upgrade
|Upgrade cost||Examine & Effect (Superior effect)|
|Scrimshaw of sacrifice (inactive)||1,037,597||Superior scrimshaw of sacrifice||95||10||A scrimshaw twisted with corrupt power, when worn you will receive no drops but will receive more Combat and Slayer XP. Lasts 1 hour. (Lasts 4 hours).|
|Scrimshaw of aggression (inactive)||163,828||Superior scrimshaw of aggression||95||10||A scrimshaw twisted with corrupt power, when worn these compel most enemies to become aggressive towards you. Lasts 1 hour. (Lasts 4 hours).|
|Scrimshaw of corruption (inactive)||1,116,092||Superior scrimshaw of corruption||95||10||A scrimshaw twisted with corrupt power, when worn these compel most enemies to become aggressive towards you and you will receive no drops but will receive more Combat and Slayer XP. Lasts 1 hour. (Lasts 4 hours).|