Masterwork armour

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Masterwork armour is a full set of degradable power armour that requires 90 Defence to be worn. It requires 99 Smithing and completion of the It Should Have Been Called Aetherium achievement to create. It is the second-strongest smithable melee armour outside of Daemonheim.

Each piece of masterwork armour has 100,000 charges of combat, which lasts approximately 55 hours in average combat. Once augmented, Masterwork equipment does not degrade and can be used infinitely unlike Trimmed masterwork equipment, and is the only non-degrade-to-dust tier 90 equipment in the game. It is used as a component to create Trimmed masterwork equipment.

Masterwork armour is superior to Torva equipment as it offers tier 90 bonuses over Torva's tier 80, and is cheaper and far superior in terms of both defense and attack bonuses.

Sirenic equipment is the ranged equivalent, and Tectonic equipment is the magic equivalent. Unlike any other tier 90 armour in the game, Masterwork armour cannot be dyed.

Components[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Masterwork helm.pngMasterwork helm435.6-223.2--10,232,121
Masterwork platebody.pngMasterwork platebody500.9-334.8--24,037,072
Masterwork platelegs.pngMasterwork platelegs479.1-229--15,105,889
Masterwork gloves.pngMasterwork gloves108.9-214.5--4,952,415
Masterwork boots.pngMasterwork boots108.9-214.5--4,941,594
Totals1633.4-11116--59,269,091

Augmented[edit | edit source]

The masterwork platebody and platelegs can be augmented by adding an augmentor. When augmented, they can be used infinitely without degradation, unlike Trimmed masterwork equipment.

The creation cost for Augmented masterwork equipment is as follows:

Item Augmentor Material price Item price Augmented price
Masterwork helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork helmMasterwork helm Augmentor.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmentor 0 0 10,232,121 10,232,121
Augmented Masterwork platebody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Masterwork platebodyAugmented Masterwork platebody Augmentor.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmentor 1 396,535 24,037,072 24,433,607
Augmented Masterwork platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Masterwork platelegsAugmented Masterwork platelegs Augmentor.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmentor 1 396,535 15,105,889 15,502,424
Masterwork gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork glovesMasterwork gloves Augmentor.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmentor 0 0 4,952,415 4,952,415
Masterwork boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork bootsMasterwork boots Augmentor.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmentor 0 0 4,941,594 4,941,594
Totals Augmentor.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmentor 2 793,070 59,269,091 60,062,161

Creation[edit | edit source]

Total items required[edit | edit source]

Making the full set requires:

Item Amount Cost each Cost for all
Steel bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Steel barSteel bar 12 975 11,700
Leather.png: RS3 Inventory image of LeatherLeather 12 2,010 24,120
Glorious bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Glorious barGlorious bar 12 3,493,912 41,926,944
Ironman badge.png Hardcore Ironman badge.png Ironmen:

This table shows the required materials to make the entire Masterwork set from scratch.

Item Amount
Cowhide.png: RS3 Inventory image of CowhideCowhides 12
Copper ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Copper oreCopper ore 600
Tin ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tin oreTin ore 600
Iron ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Iron oreIron ore 1812[IM 1]
Coal.png: RS3 Inventory image of CoalCoal 1212[IM 1]
Mithril ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mithril oreMithril ore 600
Adamantite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Adamantite oreAdamantite ore 600
Luminite.png: RS3 Inventory image of LuminiteLuminite 1800
Runite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Runite oreRunite ore 1200
Orichalcite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Orichalcite oreOrichalcite ore 600
Drakolith.png: RS3 Inventory image of DrakolithDrakolith 600
Necrite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Necrite oreNecrite ore 600
Phasmatite.png: RS3 Inventory image of PhasmatitePhasmatite 600
Banite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Banite oreBanite ore 1200
Light animica.png: RS3 Inventory image of Light animicaLight animica 600
Dark animica.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dark animicaDark animica 600
  1. ^ a b Includes resources to make Masterwork rivets.

Unlocking masterwork[edit | edit source]

Masterwork armour can only be made after completing the achievement It Should Have Been Called Aetherium - making a full set of elder rune equipment + 5. Upgrading all single pieces from +4 to +5 will unlock this achievement. The achievement is a requirement for the completionist cape.

Item Elder rune bars required
Elder rune full helm + 5.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elder rune full helm + 5Elder rune full helm + 5 64
Elder rune platebody + 5.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elder rune platebody + 5Elder rune platebody + 5 160
Elder rune platelegs + 5.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elder rune platelegs + 5Elder rune platelegs + 5 96
Elder rune gauntlets + 5.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elder rune gauntlets + 5Elder rune gauntlets + 5 32
Elder rune armoured boots + 5.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elder rune armoured boots + 5Elder rune armoured boots + 5 32
Total bars required 384
Cost of bars 6,169,728
Value of full set 6,903,601
Profit after selling back to G.E 733,873

Alloy bars[edit | edit source]

The first step in the creation of masterwork armour is smelting concentrated alloy bars. It takes one bronze, iron, steel, mithril, adamant, rune, orikalkum, necronium, bane and elder rune bar to produce one concentrated alloy bar. A total of 600 of each are required to make a set of masterwork armour. If smelting bars from scratch, 1200 rune bars are needed as 600 of those are a required ingredient for elder rune bars.

The next step is creating enriched alloy bars. Five concentrated alloy bars are required to produce one enriched alloy bar. Once ten enriched alloy bars are made, they can be used to forge an immaculate alloy bar. Twelve immaculate alloy bars are required to make the masterwork armour set.

InputTicksOutput
1 Bronze bar.png Bronze
1 Iron bar.png Iron
1 Steel bar.png Steel
1 Mithril bar.png Mithril
1 Adamant bar.png Adamant
1 Rune bar.png Rune
1 Orikalkum bar.png Orikalkum
1 Necronium bar.png Necronium
1 Bane bar.png Bane
1 Elder rune bar.png Elder Rune
41 Concentrated alloy bar.png Concentrated alloy bar
5Concentrated alloy bar.png Concentrated alloy bars81 Enriched alloy bar.png Enriched alloy bar
10Enriched alloy bar.png Enriched alloy bars161 Immaculate alloy bar.png Immaculate alloy bar

After smithing an immaculate alloy bar, it must be folded at any anvil to start a partially folded alloy bar which must be folded 1001 times. The bar appears in the inventory and may be stored in the bank or dropped; it cannot be deposited in the metal bank. Moving the mouse pointer over the bar shows the Folding progress: number/1001. The next few steps are the longest parts of smithing masterwork equipment. The smithing process does only 60 folds at a time at 2 game ticks per fold.  Once the alloy bar has been folded 1001 times, it turns into a glorious bar.

InputTicksOutput
Immaculate alloy bar.png Immaculate alloy bar2Folded alloy bar (0)
Folded alloy bar (X)2Folded alloy bar (X+1)
Folded alloy bar (0)2,000Folded alloy bar (1000)
Folded alloy bar (1000)2Glorious bar.png Glorious bar
Total2,00420.04 (minutes)
Total for set24,0484.008 (hours)

Masterwork materials[edit | edit source]

Glorious bars then go through five more long smithing processes to make a lined masterwork armour piece needed to make the final armour item.

Armour piece Steps per piece
Masterwork plate.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork plateMasterwork plate 10,000
Curved masterwork plate.png: RS3 Inventory image of Curved masterwork plateCurved masterwork plate 10,000
Untempered masterwork armour piece.png: RS3 Inventory image of Untempered masterwork armour pieceUntempered masterwork armour piece 10,000
Masterwork armour piece.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork armour pieceMasterwork armour piece 1,000
Lined masterwork armour piece.png: RS3 Inventory image of Lined masterwork armour pieceLined masterwork armour piece
(requiring one leather)
1

If the unfinished smithing item is at 100% heat, each hammer strike adds 20 progress. As heat is lost at 66% and 33%, your progress reduces to 16 or 13 per strike, respectively. At 0% heat each strike adds 10 progress; see heat mechanics.

Unfinished masterwork[edit | edit source]

One or more lined masterwork armour pieces are needed to make any single piece of masterwork armour. Once the process is started, an unfinished masterwork armour piece is made for the respective slot. Once an unfinished masterwork armour piece is made, it must be riveted with masterwork rivets (requiring 120 rivets for a full set), made from steel bars. Once riveted, it can be made into the final masterwork armour piece.

Trimmed masterwork[edit | edit source]

Masterwork equipment can be upgraded into trimmed masterwork equipment, which is tier 92 power armour. This is done by combining masterwork equipment parts with masterwork trim, made from elder rune bars, malevolent essence (made from malevolent armour) and praesulic essence (melee) (made from Torva armour).

A full set of trimmed masterwork consumes 12 trim, which requires the equivalent of a set of torva and a set of malevolent.

Trimmed masterwork is repaired using a piece of untrimmed masterwork. It additionally has a set effect (turning some incoming damage into a damage-over-time effect instead of a lump sum) and the ability to custom-fit (making the armour permanently untradeable but degrade much more slowly).

Material cost analysis[edit | edit source]

Ore costs[edit | edit source]

Cost/Ore Ores required

(Full set)

Total cost
Tin ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tin oreTin 299 600 179,400
Copper ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Copper oreCopper 502 600 301,200
Iron ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Iron oreIron 578 1812 1,047,336
Coal.png: RS3 Inventory image of CoalCoal 136 1212 164,832
Mithril ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mithril oreMithril 340 600 204,000
Adamantite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Adamantite oreAdamantite 514 600 308,400
Luminite.png: RS3 Inventory image of LuminiteLuminite 1,075 1800 1,935,000
Runite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Runite oreRunite 2,393 1200 2,871,600
Orichalcite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Orichalcite oreOrichalcite 2,991 600 1,794,600
Drakolith.png: RS3 Inventory image of DrakolithDrakolith 3,386 600 2,031,600
Necrite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Necrite oreNecrite 4,726 600 2,835,600
Phasmatite.png: RS3 Inventory image of PhasmatitePhasmatite 3,484 600 2,090,400
Banite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Banite oreBanite 5,312 1200 6,374,400
Light animica.png: RS3 Inventory image of Light animicaLight animica 8,003 600 4,801,800
Dark animica.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dark animicaDark animica 5,020 600 3,012,000
Total ore cost 29,952,168
Full set worth 59,269,091
Profit 29,316,923

Bar costs[edit | edit source]

Original bars[edit | edit source]

Item Masterwork helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork helmHelm Masterwork platebody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork platebodyPlatebody Masterwork platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork platelegsPlatelegs Masterwork gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork glovesGloves Masterwork boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork bootsBoots Full set
Bars
required
100 250 150 50 50 600
Bronze bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bronze barBronze 108,900 272,250 163,350 54,450 54,450 653,400
Iron bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Iron barIron 132,700 331,750 199,050 66,350 66,350 796,200
Steel bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Steel barSteel 97,500 243,750 146,250 48,750 48,750 585,000
Mithril bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mithril barMithril 79,800 199,500 119,700 39,900 39,900 478,800
Adamant bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Adamant barAdamant 205,800 514,500 308,700 102,900 102,900 1,234,800
Rune bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune barRune 375,800 939,500 563,700 187,900 187,900 2,254,800
Orikalkum bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Orikalkum barOrikalkum 667,900 1,669,750 1,001,850 333,950 333,950 4,007,400
Necronium bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Necronium barNecronium 861,100 2,152,750 1,291,650 430,550 430,550 5,166,600
Bane bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bane barBane 1,032,300 2,580,750 1,548,450 516,150 516,150 6,193,800
Elder rune bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elder rune barElder rune 1,606,700 4,016,750 2,410,050 803,350 803,350 9,640,200
Total material

cost

5,168,500 12,921,250 7,752,750 2,584,250 2,584,250 31,011,000
Item worth 10,232,121 24,037,072 15,105,889 4,952,415 4,941,594 59,269,091
Profit 5,063,621 11,115,822 7,353,139 2,259,265 2,248,444 28,258,091
Profit
per bar
5,063.62 4,446.33 4,902.09 4,518.53 4,496.89 4,709.68

Concentrated alloy bars[edit | edit source]

Item Masterwork helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork helmHelm Masterwork platebody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork platebodyPlatebody Masterwork platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork platelegsPlatelegs Masterwork gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork glovesGloves Masterwork boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork bootsBoots Full Set
Bars
required
100 250 150 50 50 600
Concentrated alloy bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Concentrated alloy barConcentrated alloy bar 5,609,500 14,023,750 8,414,250 2,804,750 2,804,750 33,657,000
Item worth 10,232,121 24,037,072 15,105,889 4,952,415 4,941,594 59,269,091
Profit 4,622,621 10,013,322 6,691,639 2,147,665 2,136,844 25,612,091
Profit per bar 46,226 40,053 44,611 42,953 42,737 42,687

Enriched alloy bars[edit | edit source]

Item Masterwork helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork helmHelm Masterwork platebody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork platebodyPlatebody Masterwork platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork platelegsPlatelegs Masterwork gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork glovesGloves Masterwork boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork bootsBoots Full set
Bars
required
20 50 30 10 10 120
Enriched alloy bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Enriched alloy barEnriched alloy bar 5,549,040 13,872,600 8,323,560 2,774,520 2,774,520 33,294,240
Item Worth 10,232,121 24,037,072 15,105,889 4,952,415 4,941,594 59,269,091
Profit 4,683,081 10,164,472 6,782,329 2,177,895 2,167,074 25,974,851
Profit per bar 234,154 203,289 226,078 217,790 216,707 216,457

Immaculate alloy bars[edit | edit source]

Item Masterwork helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork helmHelm Masterwork platebody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork platebodyPlatebody Masterwork platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork platelegsPlatelegs Masterwork gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork glovesGloves Masterwork boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork bootsBoots Full set
Bars
required
2 5 3 1 1 12
Immaculate alloy bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Immaculate alloy barImmaculate alloy bar 5,523,414 13,808,535 8,285,121 2,761,707 2,761,707 33,140,484
Item worth 10,232,121 24,037,072 15,105,889 4,952,415 4,941,594 59,269,091
Profit 4,708,707 10,228,537 6,820,768 2,190,708 2,179,887 26,128,607
Profit per bar 2,354,354 2,045,707 2,273,589 2,190,708 2,179,887 2,177,384

Glorious bars[edit | edit source]

Item Masterwork helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork helmHelm Masterwork platebody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork platebodyPlatebody Masterwork platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork platelegsPlatelegs Masterwork gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork glovesGloves Masterwork boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork bootsBoots Full set
Bars
required
2 5 3 1 1 12
Glorious bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Glorious barGlorious bar 6,987,824 17,469,560 10,481,736 3,493,912 3,493,912 41,926,944
Item worth 10,232,121 24,037,072 15,105,889 4,952,415 4,941,594 59,269,091
Profit 3,244,297 6,567,512 4,624,153 1,458,503 1,447,682 17,342,147
Profit per bar 1,622,149 1,313,502 1,541,384 1,458,503 1,447,682 1,445,179

Degradation and repair[edit | edit source]

Augmented masterwork equipment does not degrade and uses the divine charge drain system instead.

Masterwork armour degrades as it is used. Equipment smithed is fully repaired and can be used for 100,000 charges of combat until it degrades completely and requires repair before it can be used again; it does not suffer in performance as it degrades from fully repaired to fully degraded. Additionally, Masterwork armour may only be traded if fully repaired or fully degraded. Items lose 20% charge if reclaimed from a gravestone after dying.

There are two ways to repair Masterwork armour. Players can talk to any of the NPCs listed below and they will repair the items for a price, or repair the pieces themselves using an armour stand in any player-owned house for a reduced cost based on their Smithing level. The equipment can be repaired at any stage, and the cost will be adjusted according to how much it has degraded. The repair costs below are as if the equipment has fully degraded.

The following NPCs can repair the armour:

Costs to repair
Masterwork equipment
NPC POH Armour Stand
Level 1 Smithing Level 99 Smithing
Helm 800,000 796,000 404,000
Body 2,000,000 1,990,000 1,010,000
Legs 1,200,000 1,194,000 606,000
Gloves 400,000 398,000 202,000
Boots 400,000 398,000 202,000
Total 4,800,000 4,776,000 2,424,000
The price is exactly 50% when boosted to 100 Smithing

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 6 July 2020 (Update):
    • Augmenting masterwork armour now correctly states which version of the armour you have augmented.
  • update 29 June 2020 (Update):
    • Augmented Masterwork armour will now drop the corresponding broken piece of armour upon death in the Wilderness instead of dropping nothing.
  • patch 11 March 2019 (Update):
    • A +2 Prayer bonus has been added to the Masterwork gloves and boots.
  • patch 14 January 2019 (Update):
    • An error that allowed Masterwork to be repairable at an anvil was causing issues, this has now been resolved and can no longer be repaired at an anvil - instead you should repair your used masterwork armour at Bob in Lumbridge or at an armour repair stand in your PoH.
  • patch 7 January 2019 (Update):
    • At level 99 smithing, smiths can make masterwork armour. This is level 90 power armour which only requires materials from mining to make.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Neil Richards (Mod Neil). Masterworks Set. ArtStation. 8 August 2018. "A very hard to smith set - looking more like late medieval armour, but in a world with giants and dragons around. Copyright Jagex."*
  2. ^ a b Jagex. Mod Breezy's Twitter account. 7 November 2018. (Archived from the original on 8 November 2018.) Mod Breezy: "T90 & T92 Masterwork Armour: Regular & Upgraded. Degrades to broken. - T92 Masterwork requires Malevolent Essence & Praesulic Essence to be upgraded from T90 Coming in the Mining & Smithing rework. Beta 13th November!"