Fossils may seem strange when you first find them, but they do have their uses.
Old School Runescape is filled with many weird and wonderful items that you can acquire. Whilst we spend a lot of our time chasing OSRS gold and raising our skill levels, we do often miss such treasures that the title has to offer.
What Are Fossils?
They won’t serve you as well as OSRS GP, but fossils are still OSRS items you should be looking out for. To get them, you will have to pay a visit to Fossil Island. They do have several uses, one of which includes taking them to Varrock Museum and filling up the displays. Alternatively, you can trade them with the Fossil Collector to get Numulite. It won’t help you get a Twisted Bow, but it can still be worth getting. Alternatively, you can simply use them to get more prayer experience.
How Do I Get Fossils?
To get your hands on these fossils, you will have to go to Fossil Island and take part in a number of activities. These range from anything from chopping up Sulliusceps, to killing monsters and more. Whilst on the subject, chopping up Sulliusceps is going to be the fastest way to get your hands on fossils.
What Are Fossils Used For?
Now that you know how to get fossils, you’ll be wondering what you need to use them for. After you’ve found some, there’s display cases to take them to in the Varrock Museum. For this, you’ll need 70 small fossils, 60 medium fossils, 25 large fossils and 25 plant fossils. For every display you finish, you will get 2 Kudos, as well as an experience lamp that can be used on a skill of your choosing.
You can also sell the fossils to a fossil collector. This will earn you between 100 and 500 numulite, so don’t let this method put you off finding OSRS gold for sale. The amount that you earn will depend on how rare and what size the fossil is. It is the OSRS GP equivalent on Fossil Island though, so it can be useful. Other ways of getting this currency are pretty boring, so this is your best bet for earning it.
Fossils can also be used to be made into enriched bones. You can take them to Mycelium Pool to complete this process, and they can be a really good source of gaining prayer experience. You can use these bones to get anything from 250 prayer experience, up to 2,500 XP. This counts for every enriched bone you find, though it depends on how rare they are and what their size is.
A final use for the fossils is to charge an Ancient Wyvern Shield if you have one. This is a much better way of charging it compared to the likes of using Numulite to charge it instead. If you’re going to be using the shield a lot, then you should save your fossils so that you can charge up your shield.
You can also clean fossils in the game, but for you will need to go east of the Museum Camp and build a cleaning bench. You can do so with five planks and five nails, which gives you 100 Construction experience as well.
In order to clean fossils, firstly you need to use the unidentified fossil over on the cleaning bench. Not only that, but you will need to wear both leather gloves and leather boots, and you’ll also need to have a rock pick, a trowel and a specimen brush. Alternatively, you can use clean fossils as well on a specimen table whilst in the Varrock Museum. By cleaning unidentified rare fossils in OSRS, you will be getting rare fossilised limbs, including ribs, spine, tusk, pelvis or skull.
So if you are going to go after fossils, then now you should be aware of what they can do for you, and what you need to do to get them. Besides the obvious benefits, they offer yet another twist to Old School Runescape. There is so much diversity and content for you to be getting on with, so if you are willing to come away from earning OSRS gold and taking down bosses, then getting fossils can be very beneficial to you. In terms of how you get them, you’re going to need to do some research on getting to Fossil Island. But once you are there, you’re going to be taking part in a unique part of the game.
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