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Treasure Hunter is an activity available to both free players and members. Every day a free player is entitled to one free key and one heart of ice a day and two free keys and two ice of hearts a day for members which can provide rewards ranging from Fishing bait and Copper ore, right up to God armour and Sigil shields.
Most of the high value rewards from the wheel are untradable and they come with the prefix "Lucky" - for example Lucky armadyl chestplate.
Treasure Hunter is a daily activity which resets at. Upon logging in for the first time on a particular day there will be a treasure chest icon on the screen which, if clicked on, will bring up the extras tab. If you do not want to play the wheel, you can hide the icon but it will reappear again the next time you log in. You can also access Treasure Hunter through the extras tab.
The interface is simple to understand, click on a chest to open it, purchase more tickets (and hearts of ice) hide the interface, or use some hearts of ice (they can prevent you from receiving a reward in a skill, they can only be used on up to a maximum of 10 skills). You can open the chests one at a time or in groups of 10. It does not matter which chest you click as there is no real way to influence the reward you get from it.
When the chest opens you will be shown your prize and given the option to claim it, convert it to coins and, in the case of free players winning a members only prize, discard an item or subscribe to members. With the exception of experience lamps and coins, all prizes are sent to your bank upon claiming them. You cannot use another treasure key again until you claim, convert or discard your prize.
In addition to the two free keys and two Hearts of Ice each member is entitled to per day (one if the account is free to play) it is possible to obtain extra keys through gaining key tokens by killing monsters, skilling, winning extra keys on the wheel, taking part in a specific Distraction and Diversion, completing quests and challenges or purchasing them through the Jagex website using various means such as PayPal or Credit/Debit cards. Purchasing keys are covered later in the guide.
Combat: Key tokens are dropped by almost every monster in the game which drops loot. The exceptions to this are monsters found within Daemonheim or monsters in Minigames.
Skilling: Key tokens tickets can be obtained through the same skilling methods as the Shattered Heart distraction & diversion. For a list of methods click here.
Distractions & Diversions: Every week you can obtain a key token from either hunting Penguins, chopping Evil Trees, mining Shooting Stars or by taking part in the Circus. In addition to this the Troll Warzone minigame also offers a free key token every month.
Quests: Completing quests will earn you two key tokens on the Squeal of Fortune, however this only applies to quests you have yet to complete or new quests. Players cannot receive keys for quests they have already completed.
Daily Challenges: Completing your daily challenge in game will reward you with one free key.
Note that the maximum number of earned keys you can have at a time is limited to 10; you will not be able to consume key tokens until you use up some of your earned keys.
Another way of obtaining additional Keys/Hearts is by purchasing them through the Jagex website. They can be bought using the following methods (not all payment methods are available in all countries):
If you are choosing to pay by Credit Card it is strongly advised you uncheck the "save my card details for next time" box or else someone who gains access to your RuneScape account would be able to view much of the cardholder's personal information, including your name, address, and location.
Players are limited to spending $200 (£140 or €160) per day on Keys/Hearts, which works out at a maximum of 900 keys per day.
These prices are likely to be subject to change. To our best knowledge they are correct as of March 9th, 2014.
Treasure Hunter has a vast selection of possible prizes but unfortunately most of them are very rare and, more often than not, untradable. Due to the huge variety of prizes that can be obtained from the wheel, only the prizes that are exclusive to the game are listed. Most metallic weapons are possible prizes, as well as various armour pieces, however these rewards vary depending on your level.
Unwanted rewards can be exchanged from coins by clicking on the "exchange item for coins" button or discarded.
There are five different tiers of rewards:
There are two sizes of cash bag that can be won on Treasure Hunter which provide a random amount of coins based on your overall level and the size of the bag and one prize of 200,000,000 (200m) coins.
Experience Lamps/Fallen Stars
Experience lamps from the wheel can either be used on any skill (prismatic lamp) or they are sometimes tied to one specific skill. Only the small lamps are available to free to play players; the others are members only.
Skill crates provide useful supplies for the following skills: construction, crafting, farming, fletching, herblore, smithing and summoning. The amount of supplies received depends on wether it is a small or a large crate, however all the supplies should be suitable for your level in the respective skill.
Experience Boosting Outfits
There are four skilling outfits available on the wheel for Crafting, Cooking, Smithing and Herblore. Each item offers a 1% to experience gained and with each set having 5 items, you can get up to a 5% boost. If you own the sous chef's mitts and have the cooking gauntlets, the gauntlets may be used in place of the mitts while retaining the 1% experience boost. The same goes for the goldsmith's gauntlets with the blacksmith's outfit. Both are obtainable as a possible reward from the Family Crest quest. You can change the gauntlets to another type at any time by visiting Caleb, Avan or Johnathon in their respective locations. There is a fee of 25,000gp everytime you change them.
Armour and Weaponry
There is a large variety of armour and weaponry available on the wheel for all players ranging from standard metal armour to cosmetic armour and untradable versions of powerful equipment.
Lucky Armour and Weaponry
Lucky items have the same stats as their normal counterparts. The only differences between them are the slightly different colours, and the fact that lucky items are untradable. Lucky items are available to members only.
Tower weaponry was released onto the wheel with the aim of it being used as a cosmetic override using the dragon keepsake box from Solomon's General Store as their stats are that of level one weaponry.
Skirmisher equipment is obtained from the wheel as tier 20, however it can be upgraded to be tier 30, 40, 50 or 60 by right- clicking on it. The main purpose of this equipment is to provide cosmetic overrides to be used in tandem with the dragon keepsake box from Solomon's General Store, however it may be useful for lower levelled players.
The slayer masks provide some bonuses to players hunting their respective monsters including, but not limited to: slayer experience boost, damage boost, double drops and daily teleports to their respective monster. The boosts to slayer experience, damage and double drops expire after the required kill count is met, after this the masks become helms.
Unlike some other pets, these start out fully grown and have no need to be fed.
The following cosmetic rewards are available as rare/very rare prizes.
Some items are grouped and only one item from that group will be available to you depending on your level in that skill. For example, if you are level 15 and get the group 1 item from the Constitution category, the item that will appear is a cod.
Original Guide by: Howlin0001
Special Thanks to: Stev
Last updated by: Howlin0001
Last updated on: 27-Mar-2014
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