For information on how to solve them, go to the Puzzle box/Guide page.

Puzzle boxes

When speaking to an NPC in a level 3 or 4 trail, the player may receive a puzzle box. Puzzle boxes are 'step two' of a clue: first the player has to find the right NPC to speak to (when they get a cryptic or anagram clue), and then they have to solve the puzzle, to advance along their trail.

Puzzle boxes are the RuneScape version of n-puzzles – they 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 will need to talk to the NPC who gave the puzzle to receive the next clue or the reward.

Many people find puzzle boxes daunting, but taken from the right approach they can be simple and quite fun. The game scrambles the puzzles by randomly moving pieces approximately 50 - 200 times.

If the player logs out, without finishing the puzzle, they will lose all progress and will have to start over again. However, if the puzzle box belongs to an elite clue, they will be unable to ask for another one, and must either complete the puzzle or drop the puzzle scroll box/casket.


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The steps to solve a puzzle box the most efficient way without messing up the already-completed tiles.

To solve the puzzle, (refer to the picture to the right)

  1. Begin by arranging from left to right, the first section (red) so that it matches the solution.
  2. Repeat step one with the second section (orange).
  3. Repeat the process for the third section (yellow).
  4. Correctly arrange the two tiles located in the fourth section (green).
  5. Repeat the process as in step four for the fifth section (blue).
  6. Lastly, arrange the last six tiles in the sixth section (purple).
  7. When all of the tiles match the solution exactly, exit the interface to complete the puzzle.

Note: After a step is completed, DO NOT re-arrange any tiles in the previous step; just work with what you have.

List of puzzles

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.

Scrambled Solved
Adventurer puzzle unsolved Adventurer puzzle solved
Archers puzzle unsolved Archers puzzle solved
Araxxor puzzle unsolved Araxxor puzzle solved
Black dragon puzzle unsolved Black dragon puzzle solved
Bridge puzzle unsolved Bridge puzzle solved
Castle puzzle unsolved Castle puzzle solved
Clan Citadel puzzle unsolved Clan Citadel puzzle solved
Corporal beast puzzle unsolved Corporal beast puzzle solved
Elves puzzle unsolved Elves puzzle solved
General Graardor puzzle unsolved General Graardor puzzle solved
Gregorovic puzzle unsolved Gregorovic puzzle solved
Helwyr puzzle unsolved Helwyr puzzle solved
Ice strykewyrm puzzle unsolved Ice strykewyrm puzzle solved
Nomad puzzle unsolved Nomad puzzle solved
Nymora puzzle unsolved Nymora puzzle solved
Sword of Edicts puzzle unsolved Sword of Edicts puzzle solved
Tree puzzle unsolved Tree puzzle solved
Troll puzzle unsolved Troll puzzle solved
Tuska puzzle unsolved Tuska puzzle solved
V puzzle unsolved V puzzle solved
Vanstrom Klause puzzle unsolved Vanstrom Klause puzzle solved
Werewolf puzzle unsolved Werewolf puzzle solved
Wizard puzzle unsolved Wizard puzzle solved
Wyvern puzzle unsolved Wyvern puzzle solved
Drakan bloodveld puzzle unsolved Drakan bloodveld puzzle solved
Pharaoh puzzle unsolved Pharaoh puzzle solved
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