Pernix gloves

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Pernix gloves are part of the Pernix equipment set, obtainable by killing Nex. They require 80 Defence and 80 Constitution to be worn.

Wearing these gloves or any other piece of the ancient equipment will make all factions in the God Wars Dungeon unaggressive, with the exclusion of those in the ancient prison, who still remain aggressive.

When received with CoinShare active, the Pernix gloves will be dropped as 120 Pernix gloves shards split evenly among the players and sent directly to their banks. 120 shards can be combined to create this item.

Fully charged Pernix gloves can be broken down into 1 ranged praesulic essence at a Dragonkin anvil. Breaking down degraded Pernix gloves will return a smaller percentage of praesulic essence than a fully charged piece, depending on the number of charge of the item.

Combat stats[edit | edit source]

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 two charges per hit, making the minimum time five 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 the 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 characters 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 characters can repair the armour:

Costs to repair
ancient equipment
Repair character Armour stand
Level 1 Smithing Level 99 Smithing
Helm 500,000 495,000 250,000
Body 2,000,000 1,980,000 1,000,000
Legs 1,000,000 990,000 500,000
Gloves 200,000 198,000 100,000
Boots 100,000 99,000 50,000
Total 3,800,000 3,762,000 1,900,000
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Usage cost[edit | edit source]

Combat charges30,000
MethodRepair NPC, armour stand, whetstone
Item(s) consumed200,000 × Coins.png Coins[uc 1]
Total GE Price200,000
Per hour
Average rate[uc 2]12,000
High rate[uc 3]24,000
Maximum rate[uc 4]40,000
  1. ^ Cost at armour stand and whetstone is reduced by 0.5% per Smithing level; 50% at 100 Smithing.
  2. ^ 1,800 charges per hour.
  3. ^ 3,600 charges per hour.
  4. ^ 6,000 charges per hour.

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here.
  1. ^ There is further information on this drop; see the associated page for details.

Comparison with other gloves[edit | edit source]

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 13 October 2014 (Update):
    • Torva, Pernix and Virtus gloves and boots no longer have the same repair cost regardless of how degraded they are.
  • ninja 17 December 2013 (Update):
    • Armours no longer degrades from players taking damage from the desert heat or bugs in dark areas.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Whenever Nex drops a piece of Torva, Pernix, or Virtus armour, a server wide announcement is broadcast to all players currently logged into that particular world.
  • On the day of release these gloves, along with all the other Nex boots and gloves, were not listed on the Grand Exchange.
  • Before the Evolution of Combat, when worn, the gloves increased a player's maximum life points by 25.