Advanced pulse core

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Not to be confused with Pulse core.
Advanced pulse core detail.png

Advanced pulse cores give +50% extra experience that does not stack with other sources of bonus experience. It will explode after enough experience has been accumulated. Players can choose to lock any skill by choosing the "Toggle skills" option. The total experience given via the advanced pulse core is equivalent to a medium prismatic lamp.

When the advanced pulse core explodes, an effect is given to the player wearing the core and the players around them, giving them a 2% bonus experience buff. Every time another pulse core explodes, another 2% bonus is added to the buff to a maximum of 10% bonus experience. The effect lasts 10 minutes, with the timer being reset every time another pulse core explodes.

Both experience boosts from pulse cores will stack additively with normal bonus experience (but not Enlightenment aura). At maximum, when all three are active, players can gain up to 2.6x the normal experience. The pulse core buff also stacks with the Clan avatar's skilling buff as well as double experience weekends.

The 50% bonus does not work with disassembling augmented items.

The pulse core is worn in the pocket slot and is stackable, meaning players can wear multiple pulse cores at once. This allows them to receive all the bonus experience without having to check and re-equip pulse cores.

It could be obtained during:

It can now be obtained through different ways:

Combat Stats
NonePocket slot.pngDefenceArmour0
ConstitutionLife points0
Damage--Damage reduction
Accuracy--PvM: 0%PvP: 0%
Style-Style bonuses

Temporary skill boosts[edit | edit source]

The pulse core can boost skills in 4 categories: Gatherer, Artisan, Support and Combat. When a pulse boosts skills, it affects all skills in the set. The boost doesn't always occur after you finish a core, and thus, you may need to use multiple cores to get the desired boost.

Alternatively, it is possible for it to restore life points or prayer points instead. The amount of life points restored is equivalent to that of a Shark. For prayer points the value is equivalent to a Prayer potion.

Advanced pulse cores offer temporary boosts in skills aligned to an Expert cape of Accomplishment.

Category of boost Skills boosted
Artisan Cooking, Construction, Crafting, Firemaking, Fletching, Herblore, Runecrafting and Smithing.
Combatant Attack, Constitution, Defence, Magic, Prayer, Ranged, Strength and Summoning.
Gatherer Divination, Farming, Fishing, Hunter, Mining and Woodcutting.
Support Agility, Dungeoneering, Slayer and Thieving.

The Gatherer skills are boosted by 11 levels, except Farming and Hunter. All the skills in the other categories are boosted by 7 levels.

Ironmen will not receive the skill boost nor experience boost from using a pulse core.

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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SourceCombat levelQuantityRarityMembers
Antique chestN/A2UncommonP2P icon.png
Big event mystery boxN/A2UncommonF2P icon.png
Big event mystery box (Aiding the Exile)N/A1–2UnknownF2P icon.png
Big event mystery box (Deathbeard's Demise)N/A2RareF2P icon.png
Big event mystery box (Going Like Clockwork)N/A2Very rareF2P icon.png
Big event mystery box (Mental Health Awareness Week)N/A2RareF2P icon.png
Big event mystery box (Rune Capers)N/A2RareF2P icon.png
Big event mystery box (Zodiac Festival)N/A2RareF2P icon.png
Event mystery boxN/A2RareF2P icon.png
Event mystery boxN/A2UnknownF2P icon.png
Event mystery box (Aiding the Exile)N/A2RareF2P icon.png
Event mystery box (Deathbeard's Demise)N/A2RareF2P icon.png
Event mystery box (Going Like Clockwork)N/A2RareF2P icon.png
Event mystery box (Mental Health Awareness Week)N/A2RareF2P icon.png
Event mystery box (Rune Capers)N/A2RareF2P icon.png
Event mystery box (Zodiac Festival)N/A2RareF2P icon.png
Piñata loot bagN/A4UnknownF2P icon.png
Skilling chestN/A2UnknownP2P icon.png
Summer loot piñataN/A4UncommonF2P icon.png
Summer piñata loot bagN/A8VariesF2P icon.png
Summer piñata loot bag (2018)N/A4VariesF2P icon.png
Twitch loot crateN/A2RareF2P icon.png

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The pitch of the noise that an (advanced) pulse core makes increases every 1,000 experience that is used.
  • Orbs of blue light orbit the player using an advanced pulse core, increasing in number and complexity as the bonus experience is spent. At later stages, the orbs also turn between blue and red and the frequency increases as the pulse core nears explosion.
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