Optimal Skilling Perk Setup

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This page provides optimised skilling perks for maximising experience rates while skilling. Optimal perk combinations include the best perk ranks of Honed, Furnace, Enlightened, and Wise, keeping in mind that certain superior combinations are theoretically possible to create, but these are too rare and/or too expensive to be practically achievable for most, if not all, players.

The best version of many perks is only available when using ancient gizmos from Ancient Invention. The 'Ancient gizmos' blueprint (1,161,335 coins) or the untradeable version, 'Ancient gizmos' blueprint (untradeable), is required to make ancient gizmos.

For each tool perk setup here, an entry-level setup and an advanced setup are provided.

  • Entry-level: These perk setups primarily use ancient gizmos, but some may use regular gizmos.
  • Advanced: These perk setups exclusively use ancient gizmos in order to benefit from the highest available ranks of each perk.

The player has the highest probability of obtaining most perks and perk combinations at level 120 Invention when using an extreme invention potion. However, some perks and perk combinations are more easily created at levels below 120 (and without the potion). For these, the player may lower their Invention level by fighting goraks or, more easily, by standing in the icy, cold area before the entrance to the God Wars Dungeon.

Note: In the table below, each Probability link will load the appropriate materials, gizmo, Invention level, and Invention potion use into the perk calculator. The Gizmo 3 slot is refer to an offhand item slot with you can use any Off-hand weapons or shield from tier 70 or higher. There are some offhand weapons which have lower combat requirement such as the Enhanced Excalibur or an offhand rubber chicken.

Skilling perk setups[edit | edit source]

Skill Perks
Tool Gizmo 1 Gizmo 2 Gizmo 3 Notes
General Wise off-hand Enhanced Excalibur
Augmented enhanced Excalibur.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented enhanced Excalibur
Wise.pngPerk rank 4.pngWise 4
Mobile.pngMobile
Ancient weapon gizmo.png Probability: 56.39%
Wise perk gives additional experience in any skill trained, up to 50,000 XP per day. Enhanced Excalibur allows access to the Bladed Dive ability if a melee main-hand is equiped. The Mobile perk speeds up movement abilities.
General Wise main-hand Purple flowers / Wilderness Sword 4
Augmented flowers.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented flowersWilderness sword 4.png: RS3 Inventory image of Wilderness sword 4
Wise.pngPerk rank 4.pngWise 4
Mobile.pngMobile
Ancient weapon gizmo.png Probability: 56.39%
N/A Wise perk gives additional experience in any skill trained, up to 50,000 XP per day. Augmented flowers allow access to the Bladed Dive ability if an off-hand melee weapon is equiped. The Mobile perk speeds up movement abilities. By using a main-hand weapon for Wise, the off-hand slot can be used for the combined Catalyst fragment to get the shadow-touched training set effect.
Archaeology Mattock
Augmented Guildmaster Tony's mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Guildmaster Tony's mattockAugmented Mattock of Time and Space.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Mattock of Time and Space
Augmented enhanced Excalibur.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented enhanced Excalibur
Honed.pngPerk rank 6.pngHoned 6
Ancient tool gizmo.png Probability: 89.95%
Furnace (perk).pngPerk rank 4.pngFurnace 4
Fortune.pngPerk rank 3.pngFortune 3

Ancient tool gizmo.png Probability: 5.081%
Wise.pngPerk rank 4.pngWise 4
Mobile.pngMobile
Ancient weapon gizmo.png Probability: 56.39%
This setup is optimal for experience. If money is desired, remove Furnace.
Archaeology (Ironman) Mattock
Augmented Guildmaster Tony's mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Guildmaster Tony's mattockAugmented Mattock of Time and Space.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Mattock of Time and Space
Augmented enhanced Excalibur.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented enhanced Excalibur
Honed.pngPerk rank 6.pngHoned 6
Ancient tool gizmo.png Probability: 89.95%
Imp Souled.pngPerk rank 6.pngImp Souled 6
Ancient tool gizmo.png Probability: 39.40%
Wise.pngPerk rank 4.pngWise 4
Mobile.pngMobile
Ancient weapon gizmo.png Probability: 56.39%
Due to the high time investment of gathering porters and the limited materials available, Ironmen will benefit from Imp Souled more than from Fortune.
Firemaking Tinderbox
Augmented crystal tinderbox.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented crystal tinderboxEnhanced pyro-matic.png: RS3 Inventory image of Enhanced pyro-maticPyro-matic.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pyro-matic
Augmented enhanced Excalibur.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented enhanced Excalibur
Pyromaniac.pngPerk rank 6.pngPyromaniac 6
Rapid.pngPerk rank 2.pngRapid 2
Ancient tool gizmo.png Probability: 6.59%
Tinker.pngPerk rank 4.pngTinker 4
Ancient tool gizmo.png Probability: 60.19%%
Wise.pngPerk rank 4.pngWise 4
Mobile.pngMobile
Ancient weapon gizmo.png Probability: 56.39%
Fishing Fishing rod
Augmented Tavia's fishing rod.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Tavia's fishing rodAugmented crystal fishing rod.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented crystal fishing rodEnhanced fishing rod-o-matic.png: RS3 Inventory image of Enhanced fishing rod-o-maticFishing rod-o-matic.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fishing rod-o-matic
Augmented enhanced Excalibur.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented enhanced Excalibur
Honed.pngPerk rank 6.pngHoned 6
Ancient tool gizmo.png Probability: 89.95%
Furnace (perk).pngPerk rank 4.pngFurnace 4
Fortune.pngPerk rank 3.pngFortune 3

Ancient tool gizmo.png Probability: 5.081%
Wise.pngPerk rank 4.pngWise 4
Mobile.pngMobile
Ancient weapon gizmo.png Probability: 56.39%
This setup is optimal for experience. If money is desired, remove Furnace.
Mining Pickaxe
Augmented Pickaxe of Earth and Song.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Pickaxe of Earth and SongAugmented imcando pickaxe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented imcando pickaxeAugmented crystal pickaxe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented crystal pickaxeAugmented dragon pickaxe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented dragon pickaxe
Augmented enhanced Excalibur.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented enhanced Excalibur
Honed.pngPerk rank 6.pngHoned 6
Ancient tool gizmo.png Probability: 89.95%
Furnace (perk).pngPerk rank 4.pngFurnace 4
Fortune.pngPerk rank 3.pngFortune 3

Ancient tool gizmo.png Probability: 5.081%
Wise.pngPerk rank 4.pngWise 4
Mobile.pngMobile
Ancient weapon gizmo.png Probability: 56.39%
This setup is optimal for experience. If money is desired, remove Furnace.
Smithing Hammer
Augmented crystal hammer.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented crystal hammerEnhanced hammer-tron.png: RS3 Inventory image of Enhanced hammer-tronHammer-tron.png: RS3 Inventory image of Hammer-tron
Augmented enhanced Excalibur.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented enhanced Excalibur
Rapid.pngPerk rank 4.pngRapid 4
Ancient tool gizmo.png Probability: 46.14%
Tinker.pngPerk rank 4.pngTinker 4
Ancient tool gizmo.png Probability: 60.19%
Wise.pngPerk rank 4.pngWise 4
Mobile.pngMobile
Ancient weapon gizmo.png Probability: 56.39%
Rapid 4 perk will cause heat to drain twice as fast, and can be replaced with Fortune.
Woodcutting (training) Hatchet
Augmented crystal hatchet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented crystal hatchetAugmented dragon hatchet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented dragon hatchet
Augmented enhanced Excalibur.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented enhanced Excalibur
Honed.pngPerk rank 6.pngHoned 6
Ancient tool gizmo.png Probability: 89.95%
Furnace (perk).pngPerk rank 4.pngFurnace 4
Fortune.pngPerk rank 3.pngFortune 3

Ancient tool gizmo.png Probability: 5.081%
Wise.pngPerk rank 4.pngWise 4
Mobile.pngMobile
Ancient weapon gizmo.png Probability: 56.39%
The Furnace perk may not work for some training methods, including ivy and crystal trees, and can be replaced with Refined.
Woodcutting (Bloodwood/ Big Game Hunter) Hatchet
Augmented crystal hatchet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented crystal hatchetAugmented dragon hatchet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented dragon hatchet
Augmented enhanced Excalibur.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented enhanced Excalibur
Honed.pngPerk rank 6.pngHoned 6
Ancient tool gizmo.png Probability: 89.95%
Refined.pngPerk rank 4.pngRefined 4
Ancient tool gizmo.png Probability: 77.59%
Wise.pngPerk rank 4.pngWise 4
Mobile.pngMobile
Ancient weapon gizmo.png Probability: 56.39%
Since you do not benefit from Furnace or Fortune in this situation, Refined is the best second perk.