Golden rock

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For the item used to create the Dahmaroc statue, see strange rock.
For other uses, see gold rock (disambiguation).
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A golden rock is an item required to build the Statue of Rhiannon in the Shattered Heart Distraction and Diversion. To start receiving golden rocks, one must first toggle the ability by having the required levels and talking to Auron Ithell who is standing by a golden plinth in the Tower of Voices in Prifddinas. Though both rocks in a pair are identical, they do not stack in the bank or inventory.

The golden rocks can be added to the statue collection bag in the same way strange rocks can be added to their respective bag.

Players require a skill level of at least 75 in all the skills listed below before they can start adding pairs of rocks to the plinth. Boosts do not work. Speaking to Auron will give a message in chat saying which skill levels have not been met.

Although they are not restricted to only being found in Prifddinas, it is more likely to find one while skilling in a district of the city that has the Voice of Seren active. The chance to get the second rock for a skill is reduced, however obtaining a golden rock in a different skill will remove this reduction.[1]

The rocks are awarded at random per action, so consider training a skill in a way that many quick actions are performed.

The motherlode maw in Prifddinas can also give a random golden rock. The metamorphic geode guarantees a strange or golden rock that the player does not have yet.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

A player can identify what skill a golden rock is by examining it. Also, the different skills' rocks have different appearances. Skilling in a clan citadel does yield golden rocks, along with using the appropriate portable skilling station.

Skill Image Examine How to obtain
Agility Golden rock (Agility).png: RS3 Inventory image of Golden rock (Agility) A rock found while practicing agility. Completion of the following courses:

Using either of the Surefooted Aura will help with rock collection by eliminating obstacle failure.

Cycling on a Manual Auto-cycle in the Empty Throne Room is the fastest way to obtain golden rocks.

Alternatively, completing the Hefin Agility if the Voice of Seren is active over Hefin will offer good chances at getting rocks.

Construction Golden rock (Construction).png: RS3 Inventory image of Golden rock (Construction) A rock found while constructing furniture. Working on furniture or any construction activity that yields experience in the Construction skill, including in building mode and creating flatpacks on a workbench.

Limestone fireplaces are recommended as limestone bricks can be acquired for 21 coins each from the stonemason in Keldagrim and sawmill operator in Prifddinas, with the latter being in close proximity to a bank chest and the Prifddinas house portal.

Wield the crystal saw made with harmonic dust to double the chance of getting a rock.

Crafting Golden rock (Crafting).png: RS3 Inventory image of Golden rock (Crafting) A rock found while crafting. Making gold jewellery (best is to make gold bracelets); making items from leather or dragonhide; making molten glass in a furnace (as well as blowing it into glass objects); throwing clay on a potter's wheel (but not firing clay); making slayer rings; grinding sandstone; making cloth on the loom at a clan citadel; spinning items on a spinning wheel; crafting any type of battlestaff; blowing potion flasks; playing harps in Prifddinas. Crafting silver items will not yield golden rocks.

Creating crystal flasks or playing the harps in Ithell district during Voice of Seren will yield higher golden rock chances.

Divination Golden rock (Divination).png: RS3 Inventory image of Golden rock (Divination) A rock found while divining. Gathering wisps and converting memories from any wisp colony. Gathering and depositing memory jars in Hall of Memories. Converting Shadow Cores at the Light Rift in Amlodd Clan District.

It is recommended to use the Divine Conversion relic as the chance for a rock is given per memory deposited by the relic.

Protean Memories do work.

Dungeoneering Golden rock (Dungeoneering).png: RS3 Inventory image of Golden rock (Dungeoneering) A rock found while spelunking. Completing dungeons in Daemonheim.

Rocks are awarded at the winterface. The amount of experience rewarded does not affect the chance of obtaining a rock, so it's advisable to complete small, complexity 4 floors with a friend for quick rocks (complexity 1 has more key doors, making it more maze-like and more guard doors, both of which take longer than skill doors found on complexity 2-4).

Completing Sinkholes or Elite Dungeons (Temple of Aminishi, Dragonkin Laboratory and Shadow Reef). Golden rocks can be obtained from any monster in elite dungeons, even on story mode.

Farming Golden rock (Farming).png: RS3 Inventory image of Golden rock (Farming) A rock found while harvesting produce. Harvesting/planting vegetables, hops, herbs, flowers, bushes, fruit trees, and calquat trees; planting seeds or saplings. Raking weeds, mucking out Manure, and turning the Manure mound, as well as checking player owned farm animals.

The fastest way to receive these rocks is to do a standard herb/allotment run while using supercompost on every patch. Have the magic secateurs in the inventory or tool belt when harvesting. If players have completed the hard Falador achievements, it is also advisable to plant white lilies at all flower patches to protect allotment patches.

Harvesting crops from the fruit tree in Meilyr district or the herb or bush patch in Crwys district during the respective Voice of Seren will have higher chances for golden rocks.

Mushroom clusters from The Arc is also advised as there is no need to wait for produce to grow.

Adding nature runes to farming urns.

Herblore Golden rock (Herblore).png: RS3 Inventory image of Golden rock (Herblore) A rock found when making potions. Combining unfinished potions with secondary ingredients, including barbarian mixes; making unfinished potions; or by cleaning herbs

It is highly recommended to either clean cheap herbs, such as tarromin or herbs that yield a profit when cleaned, while having the statue collection bag in inventory. The Herblore rock can be one of the fastest rocks to obtain by using this method.

Magic Golden rock (Magic).png: RS3 Inventory image of Golden rock (Magic) A rock found while fighting magic users. Killing any monster that uses magic attacks and drops summoning charms.
Melee Golden rock (Melee).png: RS3 Inventory image of Golden rock (Melee) A rock found while fighting melee warriors. Killing any monster that uses melee attacks and drops summoning charms.

Cows in Burthorpe are recommended. Cows only have 25 life points and respawn extremely quickly.

Mining Golden rock (Mining).png: RS3 Inventory image of Golden rock (Mining) A rock found while mining.

Mining anything in the Trahaearn district during the Voice of Seren is extremely fast.

It does not matter what is mined. There is a chance to get a rock at every animation.

Prayer Golden rock (Prayer).png: RS3 Inventory image of Golden rock (Prayer) A rock found while performing last rites.

Since bones buried by the bonecrusher count, prayer rocks can be gained at the same time as the combat and slayer rocks. Consuming bones while wearing bone necklaces also works.

The following methods do not yield any golden rocks:

Ranged Golden rock (Ranged).png: RS3 Inventory image of Golden rock (Ranged) A rock found while fighting rangers. Killing any monster that uses ranged attacks and drops summoning charms.
Slayer Golden rock (Slayer).png: RS3 Inventory image of Golden rock (Slayer) A rock found while on assignment. Killing monsters on a slayer task. The highest slayer master available is recommended so more monsters are given per assignment.

Slayer contracts from Markus will yield slayer rocks without needing a task. Recommended repeating crawling hands contract and can double up slayer rocks and melee rocks. Using a bonecrusher triples efficiency by including prayer rocks.

Smithing Golden rock (Smithing).png: RS3 Inventory image of Golden rock (Smithing) A rock found while smithing. Smelting normal ores, including gold ore and silver ore; smithing items from normal bars; making Cannonballs out of Steel bars; working at the Artisans' Workshop. Smelting corrupted ore, especially during the Voice of Seren, is particularly fast.

It does not matter what is smithed, so if a player is on a budget, it is advisable to smith with cheap materials such as bronze bars or gold ore.

Activities that do not yield rocks: Superheating and Superheat Form curse, smelting ores in the Blast Furnace and protean bar smithing.

Summoning Golden rock (Summoning).png: RS3 Inventory image of Golden rock (Summoning) A rock found while crafting familiar pouches. Creating summoning pouches. Unlike other rocks, the chance of a rock is given per pouch and not per action.

For best chances of obtaining the rock per pouch made, it is best to create pouches at the Amlodd obelisk during Voice of Seren. Making spirit terrorbird pouches is recommended with buying raw bird meat packs from Chargurr in Oo'glog.

Woodcutting Golden rock (Woodcutting).png: RS3 Inventory image of Golden rock (Woodcutting) A rock found while cutting trees. Cutting any wood, ivy, Jadinko Lair roots, overgrown idol, or jungle near Tai Bwo Wannai as well as training at the sawmill.

Chopping trees or ivy in Crwys during Voice of Seren will yield rocks the fastest.

Otherwise, it does not matter which woodcutting option is selected. There is a chance to get a rock every animation.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Golden rocks tab of the statue collection bag interface.

No special equipment is required to collect golden rocks; however the player can talk to Barnabus Hurma (or any of the other archaeologists within Varrock Museum), or Auron Ithell by the golden plinth, to receive a statue collection bag. This bag, if equipped or held in the inventory, will automatically store any statue pieces a player gains from a skill activity (giving the message " You find a golden rock and add it to your bag."). Otherwise, it can be right-clicked to fill with any golden rocks that are in the inventory.

Wearing a skillcape while training its corresponding skill provides a boost to obtaining strange and/or golden rocks. Using crystal tools will double chances of obtaining rocks.

When a player has two corresponding statue pieces in the bag, they may empty the bag and use the rocks on the statue base, or continue to collect further rocks until the bag is full, or anything in between. The experience will be given at any time, until the last rock pair is ready. Thus, if a player needs that experience immediately to level, it can be received immediately. The player may also 'Look-in' the bag to check how many rocks have currently been collected.

If the player loses or destroys the statue collection bag, the contents will also be lost, requiring the player to complete skill tasks to regain the rocks that were lost.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Similar to the Dahmaroc statue, adding pairs of golden rocks gives experience in the related skill. Experience in combat skills may be allocated to Defence or Constitution instead.

The formula is , where x is the skill level. This is 20% more than the experience from Dahmaroc's statue.

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Update history[edit | edit source]

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!
  • ninja 13 September 2021 (Update):
    • The weekly limit on the Shattered Heart D&D has been removed.
    • Strange and Golden Rocks can now be added to their respective statues directly from the Statue collection bag or the Backpack.
      • Added feedback messaging upon trying to add Rocks without currently possessing any.
      • Strange and Golden Rocks will now be sent to the Bank if you don't have enough Backpack space.
      • If your Bank is full, the Rock will either replace the last item received or be lost entirely, depending on the skilling method.
      • Info-boxes will now be displayed when receiving Strange or Golden Rocks.
    • The Statue Collection Bag can now be filled via the Bank while it's in the Backpack.
  • patch 21 January 2019 (Update):
    • Metamorphic geodes now give strange/golden rocks for each one opened if all are not owned or the statue is not built.
  • ninja 23 October 2017 (Update):
    • The skill name has been added to Strange rocks and Golden rocks.
  • patch 25 January 2016 (Update):
    • The following items can no longer have alchemy cast on them: Golden rocks.
  • update 22 September 2014 (Update):
    • Added to game.
      • In the tower, you can activate and add pieces to the golden Shattered Heart statue.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ ImRubic. TL;DW 453 - Mythbusters. Reddit. 5 October 2019. (Archived from the original on 5 November 2021.) ImRubic: "You are 50% less likely to get the same type of strange rock, however this goes away if you get another strange rock of a different skill."