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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 armour, and is the only non-degradable tier 90 equipment in the game. It is used as a component to create Trimmed masterwork armour.

New armour is tradable. When first equipped a warning popup window opens: Equipping this armour will mean you can no longer trade it. It will become tradable when degraded completely to a broken state; also if completely repaired. The Exchange price is different for new and broken armour. Augmented armour is also not tradable.

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

Sirenic equipment is the ranged equivalent, and Tectonic equipment is the magic equivalent. Masterwork armour cannot be dyed. It can be fixed by Repair NPCs such as Bob in Lumbridge, or at an armour stand in a player-owned house.

Components[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Masterwork helm.pngMasterwork helm435.6-223.2--11,283,619
Masterwork platebody.pngMasterwork platebody500.9-334.8--28,100,078
Masterwork platelegs.pngMasterwork platelegs479.1-229--17,097,892
Masterwork gloves.pngMasterwork gloves108.9-214.5--5,632,902
Masterwork boots.pngMasterwork boots108.9-214.5--5,932,623
Totals1633.4-11116--68,047,114

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 N/A N/A 11,283,619 N/A
Augmented Masterwork platebody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Masterwork platebodyAugmented Masterwork platebody Augmentor.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmentor 1 315,956 28,100,078 28,416,034
Augmented Masterwork platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Masterwork platelegsAugmented Masterwork platelegs Augmentor.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmentor 1 315,956 17,097,892 17,413,848
Masterwork gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork glovesMasterwork gloves N/A N/A 5,632,902 N/A
Masterwork boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork bootsMasterwork boots N/A N/A 5,932,623 N/A
Totals Augmentor.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmentor 2 631,912 68,047,114 68,679,026

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 1,161 13,932
Leather.png: RS3 Inventory image of LeatherLeather 12 722 8,664
Glorious bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Glorious barGlorious bar 12 3,327,839 39,934,068
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. 1212 Iron ore is required if using Ring of Forging.

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 + 5 Elder rune full helm + 5 64
Elder rune platebody + 5.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elder rune platebody + 5 Elder rune platebody + 5 160
Elder rune platelegs + 5.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elder rune platelegs + 5 Elder rune platelegs + 5 96
Elder rune gauntlets + 5.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elder rune gauntlets + 5 Elder rune gauntlets + 5 32
Elder rune armoured boots + 5.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elder rune armoured boots + 5 Elder rune armoured boots + 5 32
Total bars required 384
Cost of bars 5,447,808
Value of full set 6,712,586
Profit after selling back to GE 1,264,778

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, 1,200 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 1,001 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/1,001. The smithing process does only 60 folds at a time at two game ticks per fold. Once the alloy bar has been folded 1,001 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 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]

Ore Cost/Ore Ores required
(Full set)
Total cost
Tin ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tin oreTin 190 600 114,000
Copper ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Copper oreCopper 231 600 138,600
Iron ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Iron oreIron 388 1812 703,056
Coal.png: RS3 Inventory image of CoalCoal 349 1212 422,988
Mithril ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mithril oreMithril 537 600 322,200
Adamantite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Adamantite oreAdamantite 897 600 538,200
Luminite.png: RS3 Inventory image of LuminiteLuminite 1,226 1800 2,206,800
Runite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Runite oreRunite 2,480 1200 2,976,000
Orichalcite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Orichalcite oreOrichalcite 3,017 600 1,810,200
Drakolith.png: RS3 Inventory image of DrakolithDrakolith 4,342 600 2,605,200
Necrite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Necrite oreNecrite 3,790 600 2,274,000
Phasmatite.png: RS3 Inventory image of PhasmatitePhasmatite 4,243 600 2,545,800
Banite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Banite oreBanite 3,811 1200 4,573,200
Light animica.png: RS3 Inventory image of Light animicaLight animica 4,757 600 2,854,200
Dark animica.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dark animicaDark animica 5,387 600 3,232,200
Total ore cost 27,316,644
Full set worth 68,047,114
Profit 40,730,470

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 80,800 202,000 121,200 40,400 40,400 484,800
Iron bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Iron barIron 99,200 248,000 148,800 49,600 49,600 595,200
Steel bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Steel barSteel 116,100 290,250 174,150 58,050 58,050 696,600
Mithril bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mithril barMithril 122,400 306,000 183,600 61,200 61,200 734,400
Adamant bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Adamant barAdamant 235,100 587,750 352,650 117,550 117,550 1,410,600
Rune bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune barRune 392,000 980,000 588,000 196,000 196,000 2,352,000
Orikalkum bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Orikalkum barOrikalkum 749,100 1,872,750 1,123,650 374,550 374,550 4,494,600
Necronium bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Necronium barNecronium 851,000 2,127,500 1,276,500 425,500 425,500 5,106,000
Bane bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bane barBane 749,900 1,874,750 1,124,850 374,950 374,950 4,499,400
Elder rune bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elder rune barElder rune 1,418,700 3,546,750 2,128,050 709,350 709,350 8,512,200
Total material
cost
4,814,300 12,035,750 7,221,450 2,407,150 2,407,150 28,885,800
Item worth 11,283,619 28,100,078 17,097,892 5,632,902 5,932,623 68,047,114
Profit 6,469,319 16,064,328 9,876,442 3,225,752 3,525,473 39,161,314
Profit
per bar
6,469 6,426 6,584 6,452 7,051 6,527

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 5,041,600 12,604,000 7,562,400 2,520,800 2,520,800 30,249,600
Item worth 11,283,619 28,100,078 17,097,892 5,632,902 5,932,623 68,047,114
Profit 6,242,019 15,496,078 9,535,492 3,112,102 3,411,823 37,797,514
Profit per bar 62,420 61,984 63,570 62,242 68,236 62,996

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 4,896,240 12,240,600 7,344,360 2,448,120 2,448,120 29,377,440
Item Worth 11,283,619 28,100,078 17,097,892 5,632,902 5,932,623 68,047,114
Profit 6,387,379 15,859,478 9,753,532 3,184,782 3,484,503 38,669,674
Profit per bar 319,369 317,190 325,118 318,478 348,450 322,247

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 5,020,142 12,550,355 7,530,213 2,510,071 2,510,071 30,120,852
Item worth 11,283,619 28,100,078 17,097,892 5,632,902 5,932,623 68,047,114
Profit 6,263,477 15,549,723 9,567,679 3,122,831 3,422,552 37,926,262
Profit per bar 3,131,739 3,109,945 3,189,226 3,122,831 3,422,552 3,160,522

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 6,655,678 16,639,195 9,983,517 3,327,839 3,327,839 39,934,068
Item worth 11,283,619 28,100,078 17,097,892 5,632,902 5,932,623 68,047,114
Profit 4,627,941 11,460,883 7,114,375 2,305,063 2,604,784 28,113,046
Profit per bar 2,313,971 2,292,177 2,371,458 2,305,063 2,604,784 2,342,754

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]

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):
    • Changed the Grand Exchange buy limit for all masterwork and trimmed masterwork armour pieces from 1,000 to 2.
  • patch 13 September 2021 (Update):
    • The animation played when riveting Masterwork Armour has changed.
  • 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. (Archived from the original on 5 June 2021.) "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!"