Ancient Invention

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Concept art of Ancient Invention tools

Ancient Invention is an expansion for the Invention skill.

While training at Stormguard Citadel, players will receive torn blueprint fragments for Howl's workshop. When the player has obtained enough fragments, they can bring it to Howl's invention bench in the upper level of Stormguard Citadel to create blueprints for various devices. In order to access Howl's Floating Workshop, players must have level 95 Archaeology.

Alternatively, players may trade with others or through the Grand Exchange to obtain the blueprints. It is not required to visit Howl's Floating Workshop to learn Ancient Invention - simply reading the blueprint will allow the player to discover gizmos and other items associated with the read blueprint.

Materials[edit | edit source]

Players can acquire 4 types of Ancient materials from Archaeology by disassembling artefacts. The components are classic components, historic components, timeworn components, and vintage components. They are used in the making of ancient gizmos, devices, and perks.

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

The Scavenging perk cannot find Ancient materials.

Devices[edit | edit source]

Ancient devices can be created through the disassembly of Archaeology's materials and artefacts, or bought in bulk at the Grand Exchange. Ancient gizmos have weapon, tool, and armour variants that allow the creation of new perks. The ancient gizmo has 9 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.

Three new perks are also introduced with Ancient Invention - Fortune, Relentless and Ruthless. As these perks require the use of ancient components, they can only be created from ancient gizmo shells.

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.

Ancient Invention also allows the player to further enhance Invention tools such as the fishing rod-o-matic, hammertron, and pyro-matic so that they act as level 80 tools rather than level 70 tools.

Device Invention

Level

Archaeology

Level

Discover Materials Benefit
Enhanced hammertron 93 95 Ancient enhanced tools blueprint
  • 1 Hammer-tron 
  • 100 Historic components
  • 5 Classic components
Allows the player to further enhance tool so it acts as a level 80 tool rather than level 70.
Enhanced pyro-matic 93 95 Ancient enhanced tools blueprint
  • 1 Pyro-matic 
  • 100 Historic components
  • 5 Classic components
Allows the player to further enhance tool so it awards Invention experience from disassembly and siphoning as a level 80 tool rather than level 70.
Enhanced fishing-rod-o-matic 93 95 Ancient enhanced tools blueprint
  • 1 Fishing rod-o- matic
  • 100 Historic components
  • 5 Classic components
Allows the player to further enhance tool so it awards Invention experience from disassembly and siphoning as a level 80 tool rather than level 70.
XP Capacitor 5000 106 95 XP Capacitor blueprint
  • 10 Refined components
  • 100 Historic components
  • 5 Classic components
  • 100 Clear parts
A filled XP capacitor is tradeable and grants a player using it double item experience until the capacitor is empty.
Experimental Aether Reactor 108 118 Experimental blueprints
  • 1 Chuluu stone
  • 200 Quintessence
  • 500 Historic components
  • 10 timeworn components
  • 10 Vintage components
Using it on the mysterious monolith unlocks the Conservation of Energy relic power.
The Subtle Blade 111 112 Experimental blueprints
  • 1 Shard of the Blade
  • 1 Prototype godsword
  • 500 historic components
  • 500 Base parts
  • 10 Timeworn components
  • 10 Vintage components
Using it on the mysterious monolith unlocks the Abyssal Link relic power.

Blueprints[edit | edit source]

A variety of blueprints can be bought with Torn blueprint fragments, obtained by training archaeology at Stormguard Citadel.

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ItemSkillsMaterialsGE price
'Ancient gizmos' blueprint.png 'Ancient gizmos' blueprint
  • 70 Crafting
3,190,271
'Ancient gizmos' blueprint (untradeable).png 'Ancient gizmos' blueprint (untradeable)
  • 70 Crafting
N/A
'Ancient tools' blueprint.png 'Ancient tools' blueprint
  • 70 Crafting
3,970,125
'Ancient tools' blueprint (untradeable).png 'Ancient tools' blueprint (untradeable)
  • 70 Crafting
N/A
Random blueprint.png Random blueprint
  • 70 Crafting
N/A
Random blueprint (untradeable).png Random blueprint (untradeable)
  • 70 Crafting
N/A
'XP Capacitor' blueprint.png 'XP Capacitor' blueprint
  • 70 Crafting
2,871,072
'XP Capacitor' blueprint (untradeable).png 'XP Capacitor' blueprint (untradeable)
  • 70 Crafting
N/A

Trivia[edit | edit source]