Crackling

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Crackling is an Invention perk that damages the player's target every 60 seconds for 50% ability damage per rank in PvM, or 10% per rank in PvP. It can be created in weapon and armour gizmos.

The style of damage Crackling inflicts is based on the equipped mainhand weapon. Some damage modifiers are taken into account when calculating the damage. Crackling takes adrenaline from the player's opponent in PvP.[source needed]

  • Using Ancient Magicks against Muspah causes Crackling to deal double damage.
  • Using Fire spells against Ice strykewyrms or Glacors causes Crackling to deal double or +50% damage.
  • Using Metamorphosis increases Crackling's damage if a magic weapon is wielded in the main-hand slot.
  • Targets affected by Vulnerability take 10% additional Crackling damage.
  • Berserk auras and damage boosting scrimshaws increase Crackling's damage.
  • TzHaar creatures in the Fight Kiln will take half damage from Crackling when attacked with the incorrect combat type.

Other damage modifiers are ignored, including Berserk, Death's Swiftness, and Sunshine. Regardless of your weapon, Crackling is never able to damage Vyrewatch.

Bonus damage
Rank PvM PvP
1 50% 10%
2 100% 20%
3 150% 30%
4 200% 40%

Sources[edit | edit source]

MaterialRarityPerk ranks with X materials
Standard GizmoAncient Gizmo
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Magic partsCommon011–21–21–30111–21–21–21–31–41–4
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Imbued componentsUncommon11–21–21–31–3011–21–21–31–41–41–41–4
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Explosive componentsRare11–222–33012233–4444
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Vintage componentsAncient0000011–21–22–32–42–42–43–43–4

Suggested gizmos[edit | edit source]


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5% chance with Extreme invention (3).png at level 120.
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32% chance with Extreme invention (3).png at level 120, 94% chance to get Crackling 4.
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Crackling 2 + Biting 2 is rare
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Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • ninja 17 October 2016 (Update):
    • Dealing magic damage with the crackling perk now displays as ability damage, matching the other combat styles.
  • ninja 22 August 2016 (Update):
    • The Crackling perk will now deal damage based on your main-hand damage style when it activates.
  • patch 18 July 2016 (Update):
    • The Crackling perk no longer tries to use blood spells when activating.
  • patch 29 February 2016 (Update):
    • Altered the damage calculation on the 'Crackling' perk to use ability damage rather than weapon damage.
  • patch 22 February 2016 (Update):
    • The Crackling perk now periodically zaps the target for 50% weapon damage per rank in PvM, or 10% per rank in PvP.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Before a ninja fix on 22 August 2016, Crackling exclusively dealt magic damage regardless of the weapon equipped.
  • Crackling can inflict melee damage to targets standing outside of melee range.