Jack of trades aura

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Jack of trades is a tier two aura from Solomon's General Store for 15,000 Membership Loyalty Points.

It lasts for three hours upon activation and recharges at 00:00 UTC. Like all the other auras, it is depleted if the player unequips it after activating it, and if the account using it is logged out while the aura is activated, the timer continues to run out.

This aura was the only class 2 aura in the game from the launch of the Members Loyalty Programme until 22 September 2011, when a new batch of class 2 auras was released. The master and supreme versions were released in the update on 27 January 2014.

Aura stats[edit | edit source]

Loyalty points
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Tier Slot
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Duration 3 hours
Cooldown 24 hours
Cost to extend (50%) Cannot be extended
Cost to extend (100%) Cannot be extended
Gain XP in 10 different skills within 3 hours to receive a bonus XP reward.

Tiers[edit | edit source]

Before a higher tier can be bought, previous tiers must also be bought. For the total cost, a player must also keep the cumulative cost in mind. See the table below for more information.

Tier Loyalty point cost Skills XP at 99
Individual Cumulative
2 Jack of trades aura.png Jack of trades aura 15,000 15,000 10 14,554.5
3 Master jack of trades aura.png Master jack of trades aura 30,000 45,000 15 19,406.0
4 Supreme jack of trades aura.png Supreme jack of trades aura 60,000 105,000 20 24,257.5
5 Legendary jack of trades aura.png Legendary jack of trades aura 120,000 225,000 25 29,109.0

Routines[edit | edit source]

Reward[edit | edit source]

Any amount of training experience in any skill, even 1 experience, is all that is necessary for that skill (combat or non-combat) to count as completing one of the skills needed to obtain the reward. However, experience rewards such as quests and minigames do not count towards the experience requirement.

To claim the reward, either wait for the full three hours to run out or unequip the aura after gaining experience in the 10 skills required. Right-click on the aura while it is equipped and select "Aura time remaining" to determine if all of the experience requirements have been met. A message appears in the chat box after earning experience in the last necessary skill. Until the reward book is claimed, any experience gained in addition to that needed to earn a reward does not count towards a further reward.

When the aura depletes, talk to Xuan, Dilwyn or Wafa to receive a reward book. The aura must be depleted to get the reward.

Attempting to activate the aura while in possession of a reward book results in the message: You must claim and use your reward from the Jack of Trades aura before you can gain another.

The experience reward is


where x is the level of the skill on which the reward book is used and m is a multiplier based on the type of reward book:

  • Normal: 3/2
  • Master: 2
  • Supreme: 5/2
  • Legendary: 3

Templates used
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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!
  • patch 5 October 2020 (Update):
    • Fixed an issue where players were unable to claim the reward for the Jack of Trades aura after activating and deactivating either the Maniacal, Reckless, or Berserker auras.
  • patch 2 December 2019 (Update):
    • Lapis lazuli will now function with the Jack of Trades aura.
  • patch 22 July 2019 (Update):
    • You can no longer bank the Jack of Trades aura by dragging it from your player into the bank after finishing your Jack of Trades run - instead now it'll deactivate, allowing you to go claim your reward as normal.
  • patch 5 February 2018 (Update):
    • The Jack of Trades Aura is no longer placed in the backpack when equipping the Hellion aura.
  • patch 1 August 2016 (Update):
    • Jack of Trades will now correctly state which skills the player still needs to gain XP in.
  • patch 25 July 2016 (Update):
    • Auras may now be used with Invention, including for Jack of Trades. The Wisdom aura applies its bonus to item XP, rather than direct XP.
  • patch 1 February 2016 (Update):
    • The Jack of Trades aura no longer mentions that Invention can be used as one of the skills for the aura.
  • patch 2 November 2015 (Update):
    • The Legendary Jack of Trades aura now has a blue cosmetic effect instead of yellow.
  • ninja 9 February 2015 (Update):
    • Players can now see what skills they've not yet gained XP in for the Jack of Trades aura by checking 'aura time remaining'.
  • patch 23 June 2014 (Update):
    • The XP reward books from the Jack of Trades auras can no longer be banked.
  • ninja 9 June 2014 (Update):
    • Players will now receive a message stating their progress when they perform a new skill for the Jack of Trades aura.
  • patch 13 March 2012 (Update):
    • A typo on gaining enough XP for the Jack of Trades aura has been fixed.
  • patch 11 January 2012 (Update):
    • Reclaiming the Jack of Trades aura no longer gives a message about failing to obtain enough XP for the reward.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The name is based on the phrase "Jack of all trades, master of none", meaning a person who is somewhat skilled at everything but not exceptional at any one thing.
  • Prior to a hidden update on 3 December 2013, the Jack of trades aura had a cooldown period of 24 hours from activation.
  • If you activate the Tier 3 (or 4) aura and have gained experience in 10 skills the aura says "You have earned XP in 10 of the 15 (20 or 25) necessary skills. You can claim a reward now, or carry on for a greater reward." This mechanic is different to all other auras. Normally the higher tier overrides the previous tier, but with this one, the rewards of the previous tiers are also still accessible.
  • If a higher tiered aura is purchased, it used to be ready to be activated. This is no longer the case after a hidden update.
  • It would take 605 legendary jack of trades reward books to get from level 1 to 99, which would take 303 days provided the player is using vis wax to reset their aura. This is correct for all skills except Invention, which has a different experience reward table.
  • Historically if this aura was destroyed for whatever reason, it could be reclaimed back from Xuan, and the timer was completely reset, meaning that the player had to wait until the 00:00 UTC to activate it. The aura can no longer be destroyed.