A player wearing Gemstone armour
Gemstone armour is a set of level 80 all-class armour released on 3 April 2017. Pieces of this set can be obtained as drops from dragonstone dragons, onyx dragons, and hydrix dragons.
Uncut dragonstones, onyx, or hydrix gems can be used to add charges to the armour of the respective enchanted dragonstone, onyx, or ascendri bolt effects. Wearing the full outfit provides the same effects as the enchanted bolts, with the same activation chance. Players will start receiving the effect with a minimum of three different pieces equipped, which provides the bolt effects at 40% of the base frequency. A fourth armour piece increases this chance to 70% of the base frequency, with the fifth bringing it to 100% (i.e. the original bolt effect activation chance).
The set effect can activate regardless of the weapon(s) equipped, it is not limited to Range-only. Melee and Magic both benefit from the set effect as well. The set effect is still discouraged for melee or magic use however, as the gemstones used to charge the set are more expensive than the bolts themselves.
Note the following chart was tested over 10 minutes each, with 333 abilities that can proc used each test.
Gemstone armour set effect
||Charges per gem
||GP per charge
|Dragon bolts (e)
||The target is hit a second time, dealing 25% of the original hit as dragonfire. 5% activation chance, and 7% after the completion of the elite Seers' Village tasks.
|Onyx bolts (e)
||Deals 25% more damage and heals the player's Life Points by 25% of the damage potential up to a cap of 2500 Life Points. The healing is calculated before the damage buff occurs and is based on the original damage potential of the attack. 10% activation chance, and 12% after the completion of the elite Seers' Village tasks.
|Ascendri bolts (e)
||The player instantly gains 10% adrenaline and the Deathmark buff for 15 seconds. While under the effect of Deathmark, basic ablilities grant an additional 1% adrenaline. Subsequent activations while under the effect of Deathmark will refresh the buff. 10% activation chance, and 12% after the completion of the elite Seers' Village tasks.
|This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
- patch 14 October 2019 (Update):
- When using uncut onyx on Gemstone Armour, the correct amount that is used with be displayed in the resulting message.
- patch 8 January 2018 (Update):
- Dropped versions of gemstone armour no longer float in the air.