Optimal PvM perk setup/Advanced weapon perks

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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).

Attack.png Weapon(s) Perks Notes
Gizmo 1 Gizmo 2
Two-handed
Augmented Ek-ZekKil.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Ek-ZekKilAugmented Zaros godsword.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Zaros godswordAugmented terrasaur maul.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented terrasaur maul
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:


If electing to use a melee 2h weapon as a mobile switch (to negate the need for a barge switch), an alternative combination would be:

Main hand
Augmented Abyssal scourge.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Abyssal scourgeAugmented Dark Shard of Leng.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Dark Shard of Leng
Precise.pngPerk rank 6.pngPrecise 6
Aftershock.pngPerk rank 1.pngAftershock 1
Ancient weapon gizmo.png Probability: 59.53%
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 Dark Sliver of Leng.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Dark Sliver of Leng
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%.

Defender
Augmented kalphite defender.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented kalphite defender
Equilibrium.pngPerk rank 4.pngEquilibrium 4
Ruthless.pngPerk rank 3.pngRuthless 3
Ancient weapon gizmo.png Probability: 5.198%
N/A As an alternative for an easy Mobile switch:

Equilibrium 4, Mobile (29.03%)

Flanking
Augmented khopesh of Elidinis.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented khopesh of Elidinis
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:


If the Masterwork Spear of Annihilation is used as a main weapon and not exclusively as a bleeds switch, a better combination would be:

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:

Laniakea's spear
Augmented Laniakea's spear.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Laniakea's spear
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%
Useful for killing the shadow anima pools with an area-of-effect Bladed Dive during the fight with Raksha.

Magic.png Weapon(s) Perks Notes
Gizmo 1 Gizmo 2
Two-handed
Augmented fractured Staff of Armadyl.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented fractured Staff of ArmadylAugmented Inquisitor staff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Inquisitor staff
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 wand of the praesul.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented wand of the praesul
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 imperium core.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented imperium core
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%.

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 N/A
Flanking
Augmented seismic singularity.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented seismic singularity
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.

Planted Feet
Augmented Wand of the Cywir elders.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Wand of the Cywir eldersAugmented ancient lantern.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented ancient lantern
Planted Feet.pngPlanted Feet
Aftershock.pngPerk rank 1.pngAftershock 1
Weapon gizmo.png Probability: 100%
N/A If one's Planted Feet switch does not remove Aftershock stacks and one is in a situation where Caroming is beneficial with Greater Chain, an alternative combination is:


If only Planted Feet is needed:

Ranged.png Weapon(s) Perks Notes
Gizmo 1 Gizmo 2
Two-handed
Augmented Eldritch crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Eldritch crossbowAugmented Seren godbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Seren godbowAugmented hexhunter bow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented hexhunter bowAugmented wyvern crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented wyvern crossbowAugmented Decimation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Decimation
Precise.pngPerk rank 6.pngPrecise 6
Aftershock.pngPerk rank 1.pngAftershock 1
Ancient weapon gizmo.png Probability: 59.93%
Caroming.pngPerk rank 4.pngCaroming 4
Equilibrium.pngPerk rank 2.pngEquilibrium 2
Ancient weapon gizmo.png Probability: 29.55%
These combinations with Caroming assume the player has unlocked the Greater Ricochet ability. The Eldritch crossbow special attack, Split Soul, works very well with Greater Ricochet.

Given the way the Precise perk interacts with the Seren godbow special attack, Crystal Rain, the most important perk to have on the Seren godbow is the highest rank of Precise possible.

If Greater Ricochet is not unlocked or if the player is not using the weapon for specific bolt or arrow effects, then an alternative combination would be:

If the Seren godbow is being used for only its special attack and not for applying arrow effects through the use of Greater Ricochet with Caroming 4, then an alternative combination would be:

Main hand
Augmented Blightbound crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Blightbound crossbow
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 Off-hand Blightbound crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Off-hand Blightbound crossbow
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%.

Repriser
Augmented kalphite repriser.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented kalphite repriser
Equilibrium.pngPerk rank 4.pngEquilibrium 4
Ruthless.pngPerk rank 3.pngRuthless 3
Ancient weapon gizmo.png Probability: 5.198%
N/A An alternative combination is:
Caroming (Greater Ricochet)
Augmented off-hand ascension crossbow (Barrows).png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented off-hand ascension crossbow (Barrows)
Caroming.pngPerk rank 4.pngCaroming 4
Equilibrium.pngPerk rank 2.pngEquilibrium 2
Ancient weapon gizmo.png Probability: 29.55%
N/A This assumes the player has unlocked the Greater Ricochet ability and has stored an Eldritch crossbow inside an Essence of Finality amulet(or).
Flanking
Off-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.

Planted Feet
Augmented Shadow glaive.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Shadow glaiveAugmented 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 If one's Planted Feet switch does not remove Aftershock stacks and one is in a situation where Caroming is beneficial, an alternative combination is:

Weapon(s) Perks Notes
Gizmo 1 Gizmo 2
Enhanced Excalibur
Augmented enhanced Excalibur.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented enhanced Excalibur
Mobile.pngMobile
Hoarding.pngHoarding
Weapon gizmo.png Probability: 50.98%
N/A To save an inventory slot and still have Planted Feet (may cause the player to run toward melee distance):