Optimal PvM Perk Setup

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Overview[edit | edit source]

The purpose of this page is to provide the player with optimized PvM perks for most high end situations. The 'Ancient gizmos' blueprint (1,121,862) or the untradeable version, 'Ancient gizmos' blueprint (untradeable), from Ancient Invention is required to make Ancient gizmos. These combinations aim to have the best perk ranks of Aftershock, Biting, Precise, and Equilibrium on at all times, keeping in mind that there exist certain combinations that are either too rare, too expensive, or both.

Both the Weapon perk setups and the Armour perk setups have an entry and an advanced setup.

  • Entry: The perks in the entry setups primarily use ancient gizmos (though there are some that use regular gizmos). Aftershock is usually not considered (as the components are better saved for the advanced setup).
  • Advanced: The perks in the advanced setups are all almost completely ancient gizmos. The goal is to try and maintain the highest ranks of considered perks (including switches).

Most of the perks/perk combinations have the highest probability to obtain at level 120 Invention along with an Extreme invention potion. However, some have the highest probability at levels below 120 (and without the potion). The Invention level can be lowered by Goraks or more easily by the the icy, cold area before the entrance to the God Wars Dungeon.

Important: The Probability link on each perk combination will load the appropriate materials, gizmo, Invention level, and whether or not an Invention potion is used, into the perk calculator. In addition, it is recommended that users read the Notes that accompany any specific perk setup as there may be relevant information.

Weapon perk setups[edit | edit source]

The placement of the perks on the weapons are placed in such a way so as to give high damage output for certain abilities that can make use the Flanking and Lunging perks.

Weapon Perks
Gizmo 1 Gizmo 2 Notes
Two-handed
Augmented Zaros godsword.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Zaros godswordAugmented staff of Sliske.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented staff of SliskeAugmented Eldritch crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Eldritch crossbow
Augmented terrasaur maul.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented terrasaur maulAugmented Inquisitor staff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Inquisitor staffAugmented hexhunter bow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented hexhunter bow

Augmented Seren godbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Seren godbowAugmented noxious scythe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented noxious scytheAugmented Decimation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Decimation

Precise.pngPerk rank 6.pngPrecise 6
Ancient weapon gizmo.png Probability: 32.25%
Equilibrium.pngPerk rank 4.pngEquilibrium 4
Ancient weapon gizmo.png Probability: 98.16%
Chance of getting at least Precise 6 is 32.25%.
Chance of getting at least Equilibrium 4 is 98.16%.
This combination has a 5.198% chance to give Equlibrium 4, Ruthless 3.
Main hand
Augmented drygore mace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented drygore maceAugmented seismic wand.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented seismic wandAugmented ascension crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented ascension crossbow
Precise.pngPerk rank 6.pngPrecise 6
Ancient weapon gizmo.png Probability: 32.25%
N/A Chance of getting at least Precise 6 is 32.25%.
This setup allows one to get Precise 6 on all Flank/Defender/Shield damage.
Off-hand
Augmented off-hand drygore mace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented off-hand drygore maceAugmented seismic singularity.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented seismic singularityAugmented off-hand ascension crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented off-hand ascension crossbow

Defender
Augmented kalphite defender.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented kalphite defenderAugmented kalphite rebounder.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented kalphite rebounderAugmented kalphite repriser.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented kalphite repriser

Equilibrium.pngPerk rank 4.pngEquilibrium 4
Ancient weapon gizmo.png Probability: 98.16%
N/A Chance of getting at least Equilibrium 4 is 98.16%.
This combination has a 5.198% chance to give Equlibrium 4, Ruthless 3.
Flanking
Augmented off-hand drygore longsword.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented off-hand drygore longswordAugmented Virtus book.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Virtus bookAugmented Off-hand Shadow glaive.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Off-hand Shadow glaive
Flanking.pngPerk rank 4.pngFlanking 4
Ancient weapon gizmo.png Probability: 27.90%
N/A Flanking 4 has the highest chance (81.56%) at levels 52/53.
Lunging
Augmented off-hand drygore rapier.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented off-hand drygore rapier
Lunging.pngPerk rank 4.pngLunging 4
Ancient weapon gizmo.png Probability: 100%
N/A N/A
Planted Feet
Augmented Wand of the Cywir elders.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Wand of the Cywir eldersAugmented Shadow glaive.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Shadow glaive

Augmented ancient lantern.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented ancient lanternAugmented ancient repriser.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented ancient repriser

Planted Feet.pngPlanted Feet
Aftershock.pngPerk rank 1.pngAftershock 1
Weapon gizmo.png Probability: 100%
N/A The Ancient lantern only needs:
Enhanced Excalibur
Augmented enhanced Excalibur.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented enhanced Excalibur
Mobile.pngMobile
Hoarding.pngHoarding
Weapon gizmo.png Probability: 44.99%
N/A To save an inventory slot and still have Planted Feet (may cause the player to run toward melee distance):

The placement of the perks on the weapons are placed in such a way so as to maintain Aftershock stacks while also giving high damage output for certain abilities that can make use the Flanking and Lunging perks. Certain perks, such as Ruthless, are placed on weapons for situations where it would make sense to have (such as the Elite Dungeons). Certain weapons, such as the Seren godbow, are perked in such a way to make use of their special attack. Because the Seren godbow in this setup is primarily used for the special attack, it is considered a switch and therefore only Aftershock 1 is placed on it in order to not lose stacks (and is also why the highest ranks of Precise and Equilibrium are on the weapon).

Weapon Perks
Gizmo 1 Gizmo 2 Notes
Two-handed
Augmented Zaros godsword.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Zaros godswordAugmented staff of Sliske.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented staff of SliskeAugmented Eldritch crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Eldritch crossbow
Augmented terrasaur maul.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented terrasaur maulAugmented Inquisitor staff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Inquisitor staffAugmented hexhunter bow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented hexhunter bow

Augmented Decimation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Decimation

Precise.pngPerk rank 6.pngPrecise 6
Ruthless.pngPerk rank 1.pngRuthless 1
Ancient weapon gizmo.png Probability: 56.39%
Aftershock.pngPerk rank 4.pngAftershock 4
Equilibrium.pngPerk rank 2.pngEquilibrium 2
Ancient weapon gizmo.png Probability: 29.55%
Chance of getting at least Aftershock 4 is 85.26%. Alternative combos for Precise 6, Ruthless 1 could involve:


If Invigorating 4 is not used on an Armour gizmo, a slightly better (but harder to obtain) combination, without Ruthless, would be:


An alternative combination involving Equilibrium 1 using failed Aftershock 4, Equilibrium 2 rolls:

Main hand
Augmented khopesh of Tumeken.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented khopesh of TumekenAugmented wand of the praesul.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented wand of the praesulAugmented Blightbound crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Blightbound crossbow

Special attack weapons
Augmented superior Statius's warhammer.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented superior Statius's warhammerAugmented superior Vesta's longsword.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented superior Vesta's longsword

Precise.pngPerk rank 6.pngPrecise 6
Aftershock.pngPerk rank 1.pngAftershock 1
Ancient weapon gizmo.png Probability: 59.93%
N/A This setup allows one to get Precise 6 on all Flank/Defender/Shield damage, while also maintaining Aftershock stacks even when using a switch.
Allows for effective Precise 6 + Equilibrium 2 + Aftershock 4 and is considerably cheaper than attempting to get Precise 6, Equilibrium 2 on one gizmo.
Off-hand
Augmented khopesh of Elidinis.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented khopesh of ElidinisAugmented imperium core.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented imperium coreAugmented Off-hand Blightbound crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Off-hand Blightbound crossbow

Defender + Repriser
Augmented kalphite defender.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented kalphite defenderAugmented kalphite repriser.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented kalphite repriser

Aftershock.pngPerk rank 4.pngAftershock 4
Equilibrium.pngPerk rank 2.pngEquilibrium 2
Ancient weapon gizmo.png Probability: 29.55%
N/A Chance of getting at least Aftershock 4 is 85.26%.

Alternative combos could involve (Kalphite defender):


Alternative combos could involve (Kalphite repriser):

Off-hand (situational)
Augmented khopesh of Elidinis (barrows).png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented khopesh of Elidinis (barrows)Augmented Imperium core (barrows).png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Imperium core (barrows)Augmented Off-hand blightbound crossbow (barrows).png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Off-hand blightbound crossbow (barrows)
Rebounder
Augmented kalphite rebounder.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented kalphite rebounder
Equilibrium.pngPerk rank 4.pngEquilibrium 4
Ruthless.pngPerk rank 3.pngRuthless 3
Ancient weapon gizmo.png Probability: 5.198%
N/A For situations where Ruthless is beneficial.

Alternative combos could involve (Kalphite rebounder):

Flanking
Off-hand drygore longsword.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand drygore longswordSeismic singularity.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seismic singularityOff-hand ascension crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand ascension crossbow
Flanking.pngPerk rank 4.pngFlanking 4
Equilibrium.pngPerk rank 1.pngEquilibrium 1
Ancient weapon gizmo.png Probability: 4.801%
N/A Flanking 4 by itself has the highest chance (81.56%) at levels 52/53.

Flanking 4, Equilibrium 2 exists (0.3057%), but is about 16 times rarer than Flanking 4, Equilibrium 1.

Lunging
Augmented Masterwork Spear of Annihilation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Masterwork Spear of Annihilation
Precise.pngPerk rank 6.pngPrecise 6
Aftershock.pngPerk rank 1.pngAftershock 1
Ancient weapon gizmo.png Probability: 59.93%
Lunging.pngPerk rank 4.pngLunging 4
Equilibrium.pngPerk rank 2.pngEquilibrium 2
Ancient weapon gizmo.png Probability: 30.65%
For bleeds (Dismember, Slaughter, Blood Tendrils) as well as two-handed autos and Cleave. If only used for bleeds, an alternative combo would be:
Planted Feet
Augmented Wand of the Cywir elders.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Wand of the Cywir eldersAugmented Shadow glaive.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Shadow glaive

Augmented ancient lantern.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented ancient lanternAugmented ancient repriser.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented ancient repriser

Planted Feet.pngPlanted Feet
Aftershock.pngPerk rank 1.pngAftershock 1
Weapon gizmo.png Probability: 100%
N/A The Ancient lantern only needs:


If one's Plantet Feet switch does not need get rid of Aftershock stacks and one is in a situation where Caroming is beneficial, an alternative combination is:

Seren godbow
Augmented Seren godbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Seren godbow
Precise.pngPerk rank 6.pngPrecise 6
Aftershock.pngPerk rank 1.pngAftershock 1
Ancient weapon gizmo.png Probability: 59.93%
Equilibrium.pngPerk rank 4.pngEquilibrium 4
Ruthless.pngPerk rank 3.pngRuthless 3
Ancient weapon gizmo.png Probability: 5.198%
Ruthless is not necessarily needed.
Chance of getting at least Equibrium 4 is 98.16%.

Because the Seren godbow in this setup is primarily used for its special attack, it is considered a switch and therefore only Aftershock 1 is placed on it in order to not lose stacks. For this same reasoning, the highest ranks of Precise and Equilibrium are placed on the weapon.

Noxious scythe
Augmented noxious scythe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented noxious scythe
Aftershock.pngPerk rank 4.pngAftershock 4
Precise.pngPerk rank 2.pngPrecise 2
Ancient weapon gizmo.png Probability: 54.51%
Equilibrium.pngPerk rank 4.pngEquilibrium 4
Ruthless.pngPerk rank 3.pngRuthless 3
Ancient weapon gizmo.png Probability: 5.198%
For a cheaper combination and comparable (though less) damage in place of Aftershock 4, Precise 2:


If the Noxious scythe is used in situations where one cannot make as much use of Ruthless stacks, then a better combination would be:

Dark bow
Augmented dark bow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented dark bow
Precise.pngPerk rank 6.pngPrecise 6
Aftershock.pngPerk rank 1.pngAftershock 1
Ancient weapon gizmo.png Probability: 59.93%
Invigorating.pngPerk rank 4.pngInvigorating 4
Reflexes.pngReflexes
Ancient armour gizmo.png Probability: 40.93%
N/A
Enhanced Excalibur
Augmented enhanced Excalibur.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented enhanced Excalibur
Mobile.pngMobile
Hoarding.pngHoarding
Weapon gizmo.png Probability: 44.99%
N/A To save an inventory slot and still have Planted Feet (may cause the player to run toward melee distance):

Armour perk setups[edit | edit source]

These perks are setup in such a way as to always have high ranks of Biting, Crackling, Impatient, and Enhanced Devoted on the armour without being too expensive or too rare. Furthermore, there are many secondary armour perks that can be pairied with Biting 2 and Impatient 4.

Armour Perks Alternative perks
Gizmo 1 Gizmo 2 Notes Gizmo 1 Gizmo 2 Notes
Top
Augmented Masterwork platebody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Masterwork platebodyAugmented Virtus robe top.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Virtus robe topAugmented Pernix body.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Pernix body
Crackling.pngPerk rank 4.pngCrackling 4
Relentless.pngPerk rank 3.pngRelentless 3
Ancient armour gizmo.png Probability: 32.01%
Biting.pngPerk rank 3.pngBiting 3
Ancient armour gizmo.png Probability: 4.860%
Probability of getting at least Crackling 4 is 94.16%.
Best chance of Biting 3 at level 68.
N/A Biting.pngPerk rank 2.pngBiting 2
Armour gizmo.png Probability: 44.70%
Biting 2 has the highest chance of obtaining by itself at levels 34/35. Alternative Biting 2 (at level 120) combos could involve:
Bottom
Augmented Masterwork platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Masterwork platelegsAugmented Virtus robe legs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Virtus robe legsAugmented Pernix chaps.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Pernix chaps
Impatient.pngPerk rank 4.pngImpatient 4
Ancient armour gizmo.png Probability: 94.62%
Enhanced Devoted.pngPerk rank 4.pngEnhanced Devoted 4
Ancient armour gizmo.png Probability: 72.28%
Impatient 4 combos could involve (check the levels for these combinations - they are under level 120): N/A Enhanced Devoted.pngPerk rank 3.pngEnhanced Devoted 3
Armour gizmo.png Probability: 54.56%
N/A
Shield
Augmented malevolent kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented malevolent kiteshieldAugmented merciless kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented merciless kiteshieldAugmented vengeful kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented vengeful kiteshield
Turtling.pngPerk rank 4.pngTurtling 4
Ancient armour gizmo.png Probability: 42.07%
N/A Chance of Turtling 4 with anything is 42.07%. N/A N/A N/A
Spirit shield
Augmented divine spirit shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented divine spirit shieldAugmented arcane spirit shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented arcane spirit shieldAugmented elysian spirit shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented elysian spirit shield
Lucky.pngPerk rank 6.pngLucky 6
Absorbative.pngPerk rank 1.pngAbsorbative 1
Ancient armour gizmo.png Probability: 59.60%
N/A An alternative Lucky/Absorbative combination is:

Lucky 6, Absorbative 1 provides on average: 3.97% damage reduction.
Lucky 4, Absorbative 2 provides on average: 3.96% damage reduction.
Both of these combinations gives comparable (slightly less) damage reduction than Absorbative 4. However, Lucky can completely protect large hits at important times.

Absorbative.pngPerk rank 4.pngAbsorbative 4
Ancient armour gizmo.png Probability: 100%
N/A Absorbative 4 provides on average: 4% damage reduction.

These perks are setup in such a way as to always have the highest ranks of Biting, Crackling, Impatient, and Relentless on the armour. Furthermore, there are many secondary armour perks that can be pairied with Biting and Impatient. The last armour perk slot is suggested to be the highest rank of Invigorating and its many possible combinations with secondary perks or a more defensive choice, Enhanced Devoted.

Armour Perks Alternative perks
Gizmo 1 Gizmo 2 Notes Gizmo 1 Gizmo 2 Notes
Top
Augmented custom-fit trimmed spiked masterwork platebody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented custom-fit trimmed spiked masterwork platebodyAugmented elite tectonic robe top.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented elite tectonic robe topAugmented elite sirenic hauberk.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented elite sirenic hauberk
Relentless.pngPerk rank 5.pngRelentless 5
Crackling.pngPerk rank 4.pngCrackling 4
Ancient armour gizmo.png Probability: 4.949%
Biting.pngPerk rank 4.pngBiting 4
Mobile.pngMobile
Ancient armour gizmo.png Probability: 32.96%
Mobile may not be useful for Melee. See alternative. Crackling.pngPerk rank 4.pngCrackling 4
Relentless.pngPerk rank 3.pngRelentless 3
Ancient armour gizmo.png Probability: 32.01%
Biting.pngPerk rank 4.pngBiting 4
Ancient armour gizmo.png Probability: 100%
Biting 4 is guaranteed with 7 Noxious, 1 Direct, 1 Bladed. Alternative Biting 4 combos could involve:
Bottom
Augmented custom-fit trimmed spiked masterwork platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented custom-fit trimmed spiked masterwork platelegsAugmented elite tectonic robe bottom.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented elite tectonic robe bottomAugmented elite sirenic chaps.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented elite sirenic chaps
Devoted.pngPerk rank 4.pngDevoted 4
Impatient.pngPerk rank 4.pngImpatient 4
Ancient armour gizmo.png Probability: 9.46%
Invigorating.pngPerk rank 4.pngInvigorating 4
Mobile.pngMobile
Ancient armour gizmo.png Probability: 27.21%
Mobile may not be necessary depending on Biting combination. Some of these combinations do not make use of the Invention potion at level 120.
Alternative Invigorating 4 combos could involve:
Impatient.pngPerk rank 4.pngImpatient 4
Ancient armour gizmo.png Probability: 94.62%
Enhanced Devoted.pngPerk rank 4.pngEnhanced Devoted 4
Ancient armour gizmo.png Probability: 72.28%
Devoted 4 may not be necessary in some situations. Alternative Impatient 4 combos could involve (check the levels for these combinations - they are under level 120):
Shield
Augmented malevolent kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented malevolent kiteshieldAugmented merciless kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented merciless kiteshieldAugmented vengeful kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented vengeful kiteshield
Turtling.pngPerk rank 4.pngTurtling 4
Ancient armour gizmo.png Probability: 42.07%
N/A Chance of Turtling 4 with anything is 42.07%. Ultimatums.pngPerk rank 4.pngUltimatums 4
Turtling.pngPerk rank 4.pngTurtling 4
Ancient armour gizmo.png Probability: 5.221%
N/A Essentially always strictly better with little cost difference, and potentially useful at Telos.
Spirit shield
Augmented divine spirit shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented divine spirit shieldAugmented arcane spirit shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented arcane spirit shieldAugmented elysian spirit shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented elysian spirit shield
Lucky.pngPerk rank 6.pngLucky 6
Absorbative.pngPerk rank 1.pngAbsorbative 1
Ancient armour gizmo.png Probability: 59.60%
N/A An alternative Lucky/Absorbative combination is:

Lucky 6, Absorbative 1 provides on average: 3.97% damage reduction.
Lucky 4, Absorbative 2 provides on average: 3.96% damage reduction.
Both of these combinations gives comparable (slightly less) damage reduction than Absorbative 4. However, Lucky can completely protect large hits at important times.

Absorbative.pngPerk rank 4.pngAbsorbative 4
Ancient armour gizmo.png Probability: 100%
N/A Absorbative 4 provides on average: 4% damage reduction.