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Luck is a mechanic that determines the chance for receiving certain rare or special drops and rewards from various sources. Luck was significantly reworked on 27 March 2017 in an update to categorise affected drops and rewards into 4 tiers of luck, each corresponding to one or more luck enhancing items.[1][2][3][4]

Luck enhancers[edit | edit source]

The following items and relic powers can increase the player's luck tier. Using additional luck enhancers of equal or lower tier grants no additional benefits to luck and all luck tiers inherit the effects of lower tiers. Potions only grant their effect once drunk and last for one hour. Equipment must be worn to grant their effect.

Tier Equipment Relic powers Potions
1 Ring of Luck.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of LuckRing of Luck

Pontifex observation ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pontifex observation ringPontifex observation ring
Strung rabbit foot.png: RS3 Inventory image of Strung rabbit footStrung rabbit foot

Ring of Luck (relic power).png Ring of Luck N/A
2 Ring of Wealth.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of WealthRing of Wealth

Pontifex shadow ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pontifex shadow ringPontifex shadow ring
Collector's insignia.png: RS3 Inventory image of Collector's insigniaCollector's insignia (uncharged)
Leprechaun hat.png: RS3 Inventory image of Leprechaun hatLeprechaun hat

Ring of Wealth (relic power).png Ring of Wealth Luck potion.png: RS3 Inventory image of Luck potionLuck potion
3 Ring of Fortune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of FortuneRing of Fortune

Enriched pontifex shadow ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Enriched pontifex shadow ringEnriched pontifex shadow ring
Collector's insignia.png: RS3 Inventory image of Collector's insigniaCollector's insignia (charged)

Ring of Fortune (relic power).png Ring of Fortune Enhanced luck potion.png: RS3 Inventory image of Enhanced luck potionEnhanced luck potion
4 Luck of the Dwarves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Luck of the DwarvesLuck of the Dwarves

Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring

Luck of the Dwarves (relic power).png Luck of the Dwarves N/A

Drops and rewards affected by luck[edit | edit source]

The luck mechanic affects various rewards, including drops from slayer monsters and bosses, rewards from certain skilling activities, and clue scroll rewards. Using luck enhancers increases the chance to receive these rewards, as outlined below. All tiers of luck inherit the benefits of the tiers below it.

Slayer monsters[edit | edit source]

Increased chance of unique drops such as dark bows and abyssal whips, as well as parts of the crystal key and crystal triskelion key. However pets, starved ancient effigies, sirenic scales, Ascension keystones and signets, and Champion's scrolls are not affected by luck. The monsters affected by the ring's tier will have an increased chance to spawn the elite variant where applicable.

Tier Monsters
1 Level 1–50 Slayer monsters: Crawling hand, Banshee, Rock slug, Cockatrice, Basilisk, Infernal mage, Desert lizard
2 The above plus level 51–80 Slayer monsters: Turoth, Aberrant spectre, Dust devil, Kurask, Gargoyle, Nechryael, Cave horror, Muspah, Nihil, Aquanite, Jungle strykewyrm, Desert strykewyrm, Skeletal wyvern
3 The above plus level 81–120 Slayer monsters: Abyssal demon, Mutated jadinko, Ascension creature, Ganodermic beast, Spiritual mage, Airut, Lava strykewyrm, Camel warrior, Mammoths, Ripper demon, Living wyvern, Edimmu, Dark beast, Ice strykewyrm, Chaos giant, Tormented demon, Glacor, Nightmare creature, dinosaurs, vile blooms, corrupted creatures, soul devourers, soulgazers
4 All of the above

Bosses[edit | edit source]

Increased chance to receive a unique drop, such as an Armadyl chestplate or clingy mole, by increasing the chance to hit a boss's unique loot table. The chances to receive boss pets are not affected by luck.

Tier Bosses
1 Giant Mole and King Black Dragon
2 The above plus Barrows, Chaos Elemental, Commander Zilyana, Dagannoth Kings, exiled Kalphite Queen, General Graardor, K'ril Tsutsaroth, Kalphite Queen, and Kree'arra
3 The above plus Abomination, Corporeal Beast, Gregorovic, Helwyr, Kalphite King, Nex, Queen Black Dragon, Twin Furies, Vindicta, and WildyWyrm
4 All of the above plus Araxxi, Arch-Glacor, Barrows: Rise of the Six, Beastmaster Durzag, Croesus, Kerapac, the bound, Nex: Angel of Death, Solak, The Magister, Telos, the Warden, Raksha, Rex Matriarchs, TzKal-Zuk[5], Vorago, Yakamaru, and Zamorak, Lord of Chaos[6].

Luck rings have no effect on boss loot from Temple of Aminishi, Dragonkin Laboratory, and Shadow Reef, since those bosses always roll on their unique loot tables. While luck rings do work on Zamorak, Lord of Chaos, the luck ring needs to be equipped before Zamorak's death as that is when loot is rolled, not when opening the loot chest. Having the luck ring equipped prior to using a chaos die reroll token will also increase the chance of receiving a rare drop when rerolling loot.

Luck has another effect on loot from the Arch-Glacor's hard mode: namely, a chance at an increased number of Dark Nilas dropped when the player receives a Dark Nilas roll based on the tier of luck used.

Rerolling Liberation of Mazcab boss loot with a luck ring equipped will increase chances of receiving rare drops.

Skilling activities[edit | edit source]

Certain skilling activities benefit from luck enhancers.

Tier Benefits
3 The above plus:
4 The above plus:

Clue scrolls[edit | edit source]

Luck enhancers provide a +1% chance for rarer clue-specific loot, such as god pages and third-age armour, on the corresponding tier of clue scroll. Each tier of luck gives a 1% increased drop bonus for their respective clue types from monsters and skilling.

Tier Clue scroll levels
1 Easy clue scrolls
2 The above plus Medium clue scrolls
3 The above plus Hard clue scrolls
4 The above plus Elite and Master

Additional information can be found on the related sections of the Treasure Trails/Rewards page for Easy, Medium, Hard, Elite, and Master.

Rare drop table[edit | edit source]

Luck enhancers can affect chances to access the rare drop table, as well as improve loot obtained from the rare drop table.

Tier Effect
1 Increased chance to access the rare drop table
2 Increased chance to access the rare drop table and receive improved loot from it
3 Further increased chance to access the rare drop table and receive improved loot from it
4 Still further increased chance to access the rare drop table and receive improved loot from it, and the ability to receive the Vecna skull and Hazelmere's signet ring

Crystal chest and Triskelion Treasures[edit | edit source]

The crystal chest and Triskelion Treasures benefit from luck enhancers.

Tier Effect
1 No effect.
2 1% increased chance to get rare drops
3 2% increased chance to get rare drops
4 3% increased chance to get rare drops

Historical luck mechanics[edit | edit source]

Prior to the luck rework of 27 March 2017, luck was only improved by the ring of Wealth, Collector's insignia, leprechaun hat, and luck potion, all of which:

  • Slightly improved the chance to receive unique drops from monsters (but only some bosses)
  • Improved the rare drop table access chance and clue scroll drop chance
  • Increased the chance of finding gems while mining

All of these items’ effects were identical (charging the insignia doubled its effect) and did not stack.

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 13 September 2021 (Update):
    • Chat messages regarding luck-increasing items are now fully localized on German, French, and Brazilian-Portuguese servers.
  • patch 14 April 2020 (Update):
    • Some luck messaging has been adjusted in cases where a ring has been swapped as you're getting a lucky drop.
  • patch 26 March 2018 (Update):
    • Fixed an issue where the luck message for receiving a sealed clue scroll could be given even when you were already at your soft cap for that tier of clue.
  • patch 22 January 2018 (Update):
    • Luck-increasing items now affect the dragon plateleg/skirt drop from iron dragons.
  • hotfix 14 November 2017 (Update):
    • Players will no longer receive messages about luck when completing clue scrolls and not wearing a luck-increasing ring.
  • ninja 13 November 2017 (Update):
    • Luck rings and items now state which items were received (including items from the rare drop table) when informing the player that the item shone brightly.
    • Luck messaging will now display in Nex: Angel of Death, God Wars Dungeon 2 and other areas.
  • ninja 12 June 2017 (Update):
    • Higher-tier luck effects now work for all tiers below it. For example, Luck of the Dwarves can now work for areas where only the Ring of Fortune would work.
    • You will no longer get luck messages when you successfully roll a clue scroll drop when you already have one.
  • update 27 March 2017 (Update):
    • The luck mechanic is reworked, including the introduction of luck tiers and new luck items.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Despite working non-stop when worn, luck messages may not appear at some content even if the appropriate item is worn. Whether this is intentional or not is unknown. Examples include:
    • Telos' drops
    • Liberation of Mazcab unique drops
    • The Magister
    • Gregorovic, Helwyr, Vindicta and Twin Furies rare drop table roll

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Mod Timbo. Game Jam 2017 - Luck Rework (Google Documents). 18 February 2017. (Archived from the original on 15 July 2020.)
  2. ^ RuneScape. "The RuneScape Game Jam!." Twitch video. 19 February 2017. Lost reference
  3. ^ RuneScape. "March - RuneScape's Month Ahead." YouTube video. 3 March 2017.
  4. ^ Mod Shauny. "[RS3] Luck Rework & Patch Notes teaser with Mod Shauny - 9PM UTC." Twitch video. 24 March 2017. Lost reference
  5. ^ Jagex. Mod Sponge's Twitter account. 18 November 2021. (Archived from the original on 16 April 2022.) Mod Sponge: "Hey, it does indeed work, I omitted the luck message because you'd essentially get 3 messages when you got a drop and it can get spammy (added to chest, broadcast & luck) I can add it back for clarity if players want it though!"
  6. ^ Jagex. Mod Sponge's Twitter account. 6 July 2022. (Archived from the original on 15 July 2022.) Mod Sponge: "He is affected by luck yeah"