The hammer-tron is an enhanced Smithing tool that can be researched in the Invention skill. Researching the ability to create this requires level 22 Invention. It contains 2 tool gizmo slots. Researching the ability to create hammer-trons also unlocks the ability to augment crystal hammers using augmentors.
Hammer-trons gain item experience at a rate of 7.8% of the base experience of normal Smithing actions performed while wielding it - this includes smelting bars, smithing bars, and actions in the Artisans Workshop. Protean bars give half the tool experience to hammer-trons compared to skilling with regular materials. This means that it takes approximately 514,000 Smithing experience using regular materials to raise the hammer-tron to level 10.
The Hammer-tron uses charges stored in the universal charge pack. When the charge pack runs out of charges, the item loses stats and gizmo effects, and can also no longer gain any equipment experience. Function will resume when the pack is recharged with divine charges.
Using corrupted ore on a furnace while holding the hammer-tron is an effective way of levelling up the hammer-tron because corrupted ore stacks in the inventory, allowing a relatively low-intensity experience.
The Hammer-tron can be levelled up by using it. The equipment experience required for each level and the effect of disassembly is as follows:
|Table of experience and effect
|Invention experience (tier 70)
||Disassembling this item has a 50% chance to return installed gizmos.
||Disassembling this item gives double materials.
||Disassembling this item never gives junk.
||This item drains 10% less charge when used.
||Disassembling this item gives triple materials.
||Disassembling this item gives an extra random uncommon material.
||Disassembling this item returns all installed gizmos.
||Disassembling this item gives quadruple materials.
||Disassembling this item gives the maximum extra Invention XP.
||Siphoning this item gives the maximum extra Invention XP.
||Siphoning this item has a 50% chance to not consume the siphon.
||This item drains 12.5% less charge when used.
||This item can now be used with an Equipment separator.
||Siphoning this item no longer consumes the siphon.
||Using the Equipment separator on this item has a 25% chance to not consume the separator.
||This item drains 15% less charge when used.
||Using the Equipment separator on this item has a 50% chance to not consume the separator.
||Helpful perks will activate 10% (multiplicative) more frequently. See Perk benefits for a list of perks that are known to be affected.