Materials

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This article is about Invention materials. For Archaeology materials, see Materials (Archaeology).
For Effigy Incubator materials, see Material (Effigy Incubator).

Materials are the parts and components into which items are disassembled in the Invention skill. Materials are subsequently used, sometimes with non-Invention items, to construct inventions. The quantity of each material (except junk) is capped at 100,000 per player. If the player would get a material they already have 100,000 of, then those materials will not be added and the materials are not rerolled.

Materials currently owned may be viewed in the Invention pouch in the Backpack.

Common materials[edit | edit source]

When disassembling materials, common components are shown as white text and are often found in every item.

Material Level XP Sources[n 1] Aprox. Value[n 2]
Simple parts.png Simple parts 1 20 Ores, logs, hides, bars, planks, leather, basic weapons and clothing Full list Calculator 391.5
Magic parts.png Magic parts 1 25 Runes, signs and portents, magic weapons, magic armour Full list Calculator 430.23
Spiritual parts.png Spiritual parts 1 25 Summoning charms, scrolls and pouches Full list Calculator 724.64
Stave parts.png Stave parts 1 25 Arrows, staves, spears, halberds, bows Full list Calculator 305.81
Tensile parts.png Tensile parts 1 25 Bows, crossbows, ranged armour Full list Calculator 356.78
Head parts.png Head parts 1 25 Hatchets, battleaxes, blunt weapons, pickaxes, wands, ammunition Full list Calculator 6,539.03
Connector parts.png Connector parts 1 25 Claws, whips, crossbows, hatchets, jewellery Full list Calculator 2,404.65
Cover parts.png Cover parts 1 25 Armour, shields, clothing Full list Calculator 1,557.88
Organic parts.png Organic parts 1 25 Seeds, bones, ashes, food, herbs, potions Full list Calculator 433.74
Crafted parts.png Crafted parts 1 30 Summoning scrolls and pouches, spears, arrows, two-handed crossbows, potions, bars, planks, leather Full list Calculator 1,805.05
Plated parts.png Plated parts 1 30 Mauls, thrown axes, melee armour Full list Calculator 1,469.85
Padded parts.png Padded parts 1 30 Ranged armour, clothing, staves Full list Calculator 749.42
Crystal parts.png Crystal parts 1 337.5 Harmonic dust, non-attuned crystal items, crystal tree blossoms. Full list Calculator 62,496
Blade parts.png Blade parts 1 25 Stabbing, slashing and thrown weapons Full list Calculator 7,134.18
Delicate parts.png Delicate parts 1 25 Orbs and books, jewellery, potions, glass, gems Full list Calculator 671.12
Clear parts.png Clear parts 1 25 Gems, glass Full list Calculator 373.2
Smooth parts.png Smooth parts 1 30 Glass, gems, jewellery, orbs and books, warhammers, maces, battleaxes Full list Calculator 583.78
Spiked parts.png Spiked parts 1 30 Daggers, claws, one-handed crossbows, thrown weapons, bolts Full list Calculator 2,480.52
Deflecting parts.png Deflecting parts 1 30 Hybrid/melee/magic armour, shields, defenders, halberds Full list Calculator 1,679.78
Base parts.png Base parts 1 25 Bolts, weapons with hilts, shields Full list Calculator 5,306.7
Metallic parts.png Metallic parts 1 30 Swords, knives Full list Calculator 1,099.93
Flexible parts.png Flexible parts 1 30 Whips, bows, Summoning pouches Full list Calculator 197.25
  1. ^ As described in game; for more information, see the 'Full list' link
  2. ^ See RuneScape:Material prices for details.

Uncommon materials[edit | edit source]

Uncommon materials are found the same way as with common materials. However, when a player disassembles an item for an uncommon material, they are highlighted as orange text.

Material Level XP Sources[n 1] Aprox. Value[n 2]
Refined components.png Refined components 22 60 Gizmos, gizmo shells Full list Calculator 1,252.85
Powerful components.png Powerful components 1 300 Staves, magic/hybrid armour, Summoning pouches and scrolls, runes. Full list Calculator 14,302.83
Healthy components.png Healthy components 1 300 Food, herbs, potions. Full list Calculator 44,414.75
Stunning components.png Stunning components 1 300 Crossbows, bolts, halberds Full list Calculator 49,039.93
Enhancing components.png Enhancing components 1 300 Orbs and books, potions, glass, jewellery, food, herbs. Full list Calculator 22,554.8
Evasive components.png Evasive components 1 300 Ranged armour, hybrid armour. Full list Calculator 16,175.87
Precious components.png Precious components 1 300 Jewellery, gems Full list Calculator 10,437.36
Pious components.png Pious components 1 300 Bones, ashes. Full list Calculator 15,300
Living components.png Living components 1 320 Food, herbs, seeds, logs, hides. Full list Calculator 30,000
Ethereal components.png Ethereal components 1 320 Signs and portents, orbs and books, ashes. Full list Calculator 62,013.96
Variable components.png Variable components 1 320 Miscellaneous. Full list Calculator 30,095.14
Dextrous components.png Dextrous components 1 320 Swords, longswords, maces, shortbows, crossbows. Full list Calculator 7,933.27
Strong components.png Strong components 1 320 Melee armour, shields, hatchets, two-handed swords, warhammers, mauls, shieldbows Full list Calculator 7,488.87
Swift components.png Swift components 1 320 Claws, knives, thrown weapons Full list Calculator 23,650.78
Imbued components.png Imbued components 1 320 Wands, staves. Full list Calculator 28,855.36
Direct components.png Direct components 1 320 Spears, battleaxes, pickaxes. Full list Calculator 103,394.28
Subtle components.png Subtle components 1 320 Defenders, whips, scimitars Full list Calculator 88,806.81
Light components.png Light components 1 320 Gems, daggers. Full list Calculator 58,489.65
Protective components.png Protective components 1 300 Armour, shields Full list Calculator 12,760.42
Sharp components.png Sharp components 1 300 Slashing weapons, thrown weapons Full list Calculator 15,767.18
Heavy components.png Heavy components 1 300 Mauls, warhammers, maces, pickaxes. Full list Calculator 23,457.59
Precise components.png Precise components 1 300 Stabbing weapons, bows, arrows, wands Full list Calculator 4,793.47
  1. ^ As described in game; for more information, see the 'Full list' link
  2. ^ See RuneScape:Material prices for details.

Rare materials[edit | edit source]

Unlike common and uncommon materials, rare materials can only be found through more specific items. Most rare materials have a 100% chance of being obtained when disassembling the appropriate items. Some rare materials require discovery at an Inventor's workbench before they may be used in a gizmo; however, this level is not required to obtain them.

Material Level XP Sources[n 1] Aprox. Value[n 2]
Brassican components.png Brassican components 54 32.5 Full list Calculator 15,640
Knightly components.png Knightly components 34 35 Full list Calculator 2,060.67
Dragonfire components.png Dragonfire components 49 1,050 Full list Calculator 226,800.7
Fungal components.png Fungal components 54 900 Full list Calculator 192,342.76
Explosive components.png Explosive components 49 1,000 Full list Calculator 31,449.8
Corporeal components.png Corporeal components 40 1,500 Full list Calculator 4,044,571.84
Armadyl components.png Armadyl components 74 750 Full list Calculator 6,363,368
Bandos components.png Bandos components 74 750 Full list Calculator 662,353.71
Saradomin components.png Saradomin components 74 750 Full list Calculator 247,194
Seren components.png Seren components 83 700 Full list Calculator 2,008,534.14
Zamorak components.png Zamorak components 74 750 Full list Calculator 1,786,474.27
Zaros components.png Zaros components 83 1,000 Full list Calculator 2,216,975.37
Resilient components.png Resilient components 87 2,100 Full list Calculator 668,644.67
Silent components.png Silent components 87 2,100 Full list Calculator 968,985.08
Noxious components.png Noxious components 99 2,500 Full list Calculator 10,731,972.85
Rumbling components.png Rumbling components 99 2,500 Full list Calculator 9,120,212.78
Pestiferous components.png Pestiferous components 40 1,000 Full list Calculator 2,956,641.5
Third-age components.png Third-age components 83 3,000 Full list Calculator 9,221,764.89
Culinary components.png Culinary components 45 30 Full list Calculator 870
Shifting components.png Shifting components 69 750 Full list Calculator 4,561,172.67
Harnessed components.png Harnessed components 45 375 Full list Calculator 1,997.17
Oceanic components.png Oceanic components 87 2,100 Full list Calculator 1,934,143.19
Ascended components.png Ascended components 99 2,500 Full list Calculator 2,375,068.3
Undead components.png Undead components 54 2,250 Full list Calculator 4,044,165.13
Avernic components.png Avernic components 89 2,100 Full list Calculator 6,442,274.89
Shadow components.png Shadow components 89 2,100 Full list Calculator 15,572,120.28
Ilujankan components.png Ilujankan components 89 2,100 Full list Calculator 13,685,399.08
Cywir components.png Cywir components 89 2,100 Full list Calculator 15,144,857.07
Faceted components.png Faceted components 55 750 Full list Calculator 146,020
Clockwork components.png Clockwork components 55 750 Full list Calculator 483,071.88
Fortunate components.png Fortunate components 54 1,000 Full list Calculator 1,203,730.18
  1. ^ No in-game description is given for how these materials are obtained; for full information, see the 'Full list' link
  2. ^ See RuneScape:Material prices for details.

Ancient materials[edit | edit source]

Ancient materials are unlocked through Archaeology and can only be used with ancient gizmos. These materials are tradeable after storing them within a component crate.

Material Level XP Sources[n 1] Aprox. Value[n 2]
Classic components.png Classic components 85 500 Full list Calculator 38,850
Historic components.png Historic components 85 50 Full list Calculator 7,824.36
Timeworn components.png Timeworn components 103 3,500 Full list Calculator 41,623.64
Vintage components.png Vintage components 94 3,500 Full list Calculator 136,297.4
  1. ^ No in-game description is given for how these materials are obtained; for full information, see the 'Full list' link
  2. ^ See RuneScape:Material prices for details.

Other materials[edit | edit source]

Name Description Disassembly sources
Junk.png: RS3 Inventory image of JunkJunk There may be some use to this stuff, somehow? Almost every item that can be disassembled

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 30 March 2020 (Update):
    • Fixed an issue where the Gizmo interface would not repopulate the potential outcomes when dragging a material out of the grid area.
  • patch 2 September 2019 (Update):
    • Made text use the correct skin colour on the Invention materials interface.
  • patch 10 June 2019 (Update):.
    • The Invention Materials window has now been made into an overlay meaning you can disassemble your items and see the interface update in real time, for mobile players you can now tap on an Invention Material to see a full description of said material.
  • patch 1 February 2016 (Update):
    • Players can now use a right-click option on the money pouch in legacy mode to check their Invention materials.