Ancient Invention

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Concept art of Ancient Invention tools

Ancient Invention is an expansion for the Invention skill, connecting with the Archaeology skill. It introduces ancient gizmos, ancient tools and ancient devices.

To unlock ancient invention, players must either obtain the blueprints from players or the Grand Exchange, or unlock them manually by training Archaeology and crafting the blueprints. It is not required to visit Howl's Floating Workshop to learn Ancient Invention, simply reading the blueprint allows the player to unlock them. All Invention level requirements can be boosted by 17 levels using extreme invention potions.

Blueprints[edit | edit source]

When training Archaeology at Stormguard Citadel Dig Site, players will receive torn blueprint fragments which can then be used to craft ancient gizmo blueprints at Howl's invention bench in the upper level of Stormguard Citadel. In order to access Howl's Floating Workshop, players must have level 95 Archaeology.

Invention Level To unlock Blueprint required Cost (GE) Cost (fragments)[1]
85 Ancient weapon gizmo.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ancient weapon gizmoAncient weapon gizmo
Ancient armour gizmo.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ancient armour gizmoAncient armour gizmo
Ancient tool gizmo.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ancient tool gizmoAncient tool gizmo
'Ancient gizmos' blueprint.png: RS3 Inventory image of 'Ancient gizmos' blueprint'Ancient gizmos' blueprint 4,735,162 Torn blueprint fragments (Howl's workshop).png: RS3 Inventory image of Torn blueprint fragments (Howl's workshop) 200 (untradable blueprint)
Torn blueprint fragments (Howl's workshop).png: RS3 Inventory image of Torn blueprint fragments (Howl's workshop) 150 (untradable random)
93 Enhanced fishing rod-o-matic.png: RS3 Inventory image of Enhanced fishing rod-o-maticEnhanced fishing rod-o-matic
Enhanced pyro-matic.png: RS3 Inventory image of Enhanced pyro-maticEnhanced pyro-matic
Enhanced hammer-tron.png: RS3 Inventory image of Enhanced hammer-tronEnhanced hammer-tron
'Ancient tools' blueprint.png: RS3 Inventory image of 'Ancient tools' blueprint'Ancient tools' blueprint 4,390,561 Torn blueprint fragments (Howl's workshop).png: RS3 Inventory image of Torn blueprint fragments (Howl's workshop) 200 (untradable blueprint)
Torn blueprint fragments (Howl's workshop).png: RS3 Inventory image of Torn blueprint fragments (Howl's workshop) 150 (untradable random)
106 XP Capacitor 5000 (Inactive).png: RS3 Inventory image of XP Capacitor 5000 (Inactive)XP Capacitor 5000 (Inactive) 'XP Capacitor' blueprint.png: RS3 Inventory image of 'XP Capacitor' blueprint'XP Capacitor' blueprint 1,692,811 Torn blueprint fragments (Howl's workshop).png: RS3 Inventory image of Torn blueprint fragments (Howl's workshop) 200 (untradable blueprint)
Torn blueprint fragments (Howl's workshop).png: RS3 Inventory image of Torn blueprint fragments (Howl's workshop) 150 (untradable random)
  1. ^ As the blueprints are to be used by the player, the cost given here is of the cheaper, untradeable version of the given blueprint.

Ancient components[edit | edit source]

Players can acquire 4 types of Ancient components from Archaeology by disassembling restored artefacts. Broken artefacts cannot be disassembled. These components are used in the making of ancient gizmos, devices, and perks. They can also be traded amongst players by exchanging component crates.

In order to prepare these components, players must have the respective Invention level to discover them at an inventor's workbench, varying with each one. They may then be used for gizmo shells.

Invention Level Component unlocked Traded as Cost (GE)
85 Classic components.png: RS3 Inventory image of Classic componentsClassic components Small crate (classic components).png: RS3 Inventory image of Small crate (classic components)Small crate (classic components) 2,351,443 for 100 classic components
85 Historic components.png: RS3 Inventory image of Historic componentsHistoric components Large crate (historic components).png: RS3 Inventory image of Large crate (historic components)Large crate (historic components) 6,794,853 for 1000 historic components
94 Vintage components.png: RS3 Inventory image of Vintage componentsVintage components Large crate (vintage components).png: RS3 Inventory image of Large crate (vintage components)Large crate (vintage components) 1,860,262 for 25 vintage components
103 Timeworn components.png: RS3 Inventory image of Timeworn componentsTimeworn components Large crate (timeworn components).png: RS3 Inventory image of Large crate (timeworn components)Large crate (timeworn components) 1,264,801 for 25 timeworn components

The Scavenging perk cannot find Ancient components.

Ancient gizmos[edit | edit source]

Ancient gizmos have weapon, armour, and tool variants that allow the creation of new perks. The ancient gizmos have nine slots, allowing the player to experiment further with perks and rank combinations, obtaining perk ranks that are not obtainable from normal gizmos, such as Scavenging 4 and Aftershock 4.

Ancient perks[edit | edit source]

Three new perks are introduced with Ancient Invention. As these perks require the use of ancient components, they can only be created in ancient gizmo shells.

Perk Created on gizmo Effect
Fortune.png: RS3 Inventory image of FortuneFortune Ancient tool gizmo Gathering skills: Has a 0.5% chance per rank to double and bank what you have gathered.
Production skills: Has a 0.1% chance per rank to double and bank what you have produced.
Relentless.png: RS3 Inventory image of RelentlessRelentless Ancient weapon & armour gizmos 1% chance per rank to prevent adrenaline being consumed when using an ability that requires adrenaline.
Ruthless.png: RS3 Inventory image of RuthlessRuthless Ancient weapon gizmo Whenever you defeat an enemy you gain a 0.5% damage boost per rank for 20 seconds. This can stack up to 5 times.

Ancient devices[edit | edit source]

Ancient Invention also allows the player to further enhance existing Invention tools so that they act as level 80 tools rather than level 70 tools.

The XP capacitor is an Invention device and acts like bonus experience for Invention items. Players can fill the XP capacitor while training with augmented items, with some of the item experience that would have gone to the player's augmented items being stored in the capacitor instead. A filled XP capacitor is tradeable; and grants a player using it double item experience until the capacitor is empty.

Device Invention level Archaeology level Blueprint required Benefit
Enhanced hammer-tron.png: RS3 Inventory image of Enhanced hammer-tronEnhanced hammer-tron 93 95 'Ancient tools' blueprint.png: RS3 Inventory image of 'Ancient tools' blueprint'Ancient tools' blueprint The tool awards Invention experience from disassembly and siphoning as a level 80 tool rather than level 70.
Enhanced pyro-matic.png: RS3 Inventory image of Enhanced pyro-maticEnhanced pyro-matic 93 95
Enhanced fishing rod-o-matic.png: RS3 Inventory image of Enhanced fishing rod-o-maticEnhanced fishing rod-o-matic 93 95
XP Capacitor 5000 (Inactive).png: RS3 Inventory image of XP Capacitor 5000 (Inactive)XP Capacitor 5000 (Inactive) 106 95 'XP Capacitor' blueprint.png: RS3 Inventory image of 'XP Capacitor' blueprint'XP Capacitor' blueprint A filled XP capacitor is tradeable and grants a player using it double item experience until the capacitor is empty.
Experimental Aether Reactor.png: RS3 Inventory image of Experimental Aether ReactorExperimental Aether Reactor 108 118 Theoretical blueprints Using it on the mysterious monolith unlocks the Conservation of Energy relic power.
The Subtle Blade.png: RS3 Inventory image of The Subtle BladeThe Subtle Blade 111 112 Theoretical blueprints Using it on the mysterious monolith unlocks the Abyssal Link relic power.

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