Pernix equipment

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For the override, see Replica Pernix Armour.
A male player wearing full Pernix armour.
A female player wearing full Pernix armour.

Pernix equipment is a set of degradable high-level Ranged power armour that requires 80 Defence and 80 Constitution to wear. It was first mentioned on 3 January 2011[1] and released into the game on 10 January 2011.[2] Pernix armour pieces may only be obtained as rare drops from Nex, the boss of the Zarosian stronghold of the God Wars Dungeon, the Ancient Prison. It is the Ranged counterpart to Virtus armour and Torva armour, which are respectively Magic and Melee sets.

A similar set of armour is the Anima Core of Zamorak set, which is somewhat cheaper than Pernix and has similar stats.

As tier 80 equipment, Pernix armour is currently the fifth highest-level Ranged armour in the game (behind Death Lotus, Refined Anima Core of Zamorak, sirenic, and Tempest), and the third-best Ranged power armour.

Wearing any piece of Pernix, Torva, or Virtus armours, or wielding a Zaryte bow, Virtus wand, Virtus book, will cause all factions of monsters in the God Wars Dungeon (aside from bosses or the Ancient Prison) to be unaggressive.

Components[edit | edit source]

Armour[edit | edit source]

AttributeStyle bonusPrice
Pernix cowl.pngPernix cowl3381102-20-10,326,270
Pernix body.pngPernix body3892203-30-27,658,179
Pernix chaps.pngPernix chaps3721652-25-22,510,954
Pernix gloves.pngPernix gloves8402-12-6,930,906
Pernix boots.pngPernix boots8402-12-9,756,408

Grand Exchange set[edit | edit source]

Image Name GE Price
Pernix armour set.png Pernix armour set 79,936,151 coins (update)

Degrading and repair[edit | edit source]

Ancient armour degrades as it is used. Equipment received from Nex or Treasure Hunter is fully repaired and can be used for 60,000 charges of combat (though it degrades by 2 charges per hit, making the minimum time 5 hours) 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. The remaining charges of Ancient armour can be checked by right-clicking it and selecting 'check-charge'. Additionally, Ancient armour may only be traded if fully repaired or fully degraded, excluding Shadow Gem variants. Items lose 20% charge if reclaimed from a gravestone after dying.

There are two ways to repair Ancient 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
Ancient equipment
NPC POH Armour Stand
Level 1 Smithing Level 99 Smithing
Helm 500,000 497,500 252,500
Body 2,000,000 1,990,000 1,010,000
Legs 1,000,000 995,000 505,000
Gloves 200,000 199,000 101,000
Boots 100,000 99,500 50,500
Total 3,800,000 3,781,000 1,919,000
The price is exactly 50% when boosted to 100 Smithing
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Item shards[edit | edit source]

Item shards are obtained from certain monsters while having CoinShare on. When a rare drop is given by the monster, 120 item shards are divided up among the involved players and sent to their banks. 120 shards can then be combined to give the original item.

Icon Shard Price x120 Total
Pernix cowl shard.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix cowl shard Pernix cowl shard 5,468 656,160
Pernix body shard.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix body shard Pernix body shard 145,106 17,412,720
Pernix chaps shard.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix chaps shard Pernix chaps shard 95,541 11,464,920
Pernix gloves shard.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix gloves shard Pernix gloves shard 351 42,120
Pernix boots shard.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix boots shard Pernix boots shard 43,118 5,174,160
Total price 34,750,080

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 8 June 2015 (Update):
    • Torva, Pernix and Virtus armour no longer show offensive combat stats as a requirement in the skill guide.
  • patch 17 August 2011 (Update):
    • Godwars degradable items no longer degrade on free worlds.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Concept art of Pernix armour

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Mod Mark. "Behind the Scenes - January." 1 January 2010. RuneScape News.
  2. ^ Mod Chris L. "God Wars Dungeon - The Ancient Prison." 10 January 2010. RuneScape News.