Polishing

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Polishing is an Invention perk that has a chance to transmute a gathered resource to a higher tier. It can be created in tool gizmos.

When the perk triggers, it prompts the message: Your polishing perk upgrades the gathered resource.

When Polishing activates while Fishing or Woodcutting, the experience gained in the gathering skill will be that of the original item, not the transmuted item. For example, if Polishing transmutes a regular log into an oak log, only 25 Woodcutting experience will be gained, instead of 37.5 experience.

When Polishing activates while Mining, all ores received in that swing will be transmuted.

This perk has no effect on Archaeology.[1]

Upgrade chance
Rank Chance[r 1]
1 3% (3.3%)
2 6% (6.6%)
3 9% (9.9%)
4 12% (13.2%)
  1. ^ All numbers in parentheses refer to gear with item level 20.

Fishing[edit | edit source]

Level Original item Transmuted item Profit/loss
1 Raw shrimps.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw shrimpsRaw shrimps Raw anchovies.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw anchoviesRaw anchovies -41
1 Raw crayfish.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw crayfishRaw crayfish Raw herring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw herringRaw herring -77
5 Raw sardine.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw sardineRaw sardine Raw herring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw herringRaw herring 12
10 Raw herring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw herringRaw herring Raw cod.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw codRaw cod 264
16 Raw mackerel.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw mackerelRaw mackerel Raw cod.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw codRaw cod 357
20 Raw trout.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw troutRaw trout Raw salmon.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw salmonRaw salmon 505
23 Raw cod.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw codRaw cod Raw tuna.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw tunaRaw tuna -591
25 Raw pike.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw pikeRaw pike Raw salmon.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw salmonRaw salmon 348
30 Raw anchovies.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw anchoviesRaw anchovies Raw cod.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw codRaw cod 308
30 Raw salmon.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw salmonRaw salmon Raw tuna.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw tunaRaw tuna -635
35 Raw tuna.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw tunaRaw tuna Raw bass.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw bassRaw bass 1,295
38 Raw rainbow fish.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw rainbow fishRaw rainbow fish Raw bass.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw bassRaw bass 1,045
40 Raw lobster.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw lobsterRaw lobster Raw bass.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw bassRaw bass 1,214
46 Raw bass.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw bassRaw bass Raw swordfish.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw swordfishRaw swordfish -1,214
48 Leaping trout.png: RS3 Inventory image of Leaping troutLeaping trout Leaping salmon.png: RS3 Inventory image of Leaping salmonLeaping salmon -1
50 Raw swordfish.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw swordfishRaw swordfish Raw monkfish.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw monkfishRaw monkfish 774
52 Raw desert sole.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw desert soleRaw desert sole Raw catfish.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw catfishRaw catfish 241
58 Leaping salmon.png: RS3 Inventory image of Leaping salmonLeaping salmon Leaping sturgeon.png: RS3 Inventory image of Leaping sturgeonLeaping sturgeon 144
60 Raw catfish.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw catfishRaw catfish Raw beltfish.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw beltfishRaw beltfish 625
62 Raw monkfish.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw monkfishRaw monkfish Raw shark.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw sharkRaw shark 853
68 Raw green blubber jellyfish.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw green blubber jellyfishRaw green blubber jellyfish Raw shark.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw sharkRaw shark 1,024
70 Leaping sturgeon.png: RS3 Inventory image of Leaping sturgeonLeaping sturgeon Raw shark.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw sharkRaw shark 1,644
76 Raw shark.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw sharkRaw shark Raw cavefish.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw cavefishRaw cavefish 241
85 Raw cavefish.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw cavefishRaw cavefish Raw rocktail.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw rocktailRaw rocktail 2,689
90 Raw rocktail.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw rocktailRaw rocktail Raw blue blubber jellyfish.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw blue blubber jellyfishRaw blue blubber jellyfish 1,288
90 Raw tarpon.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw tarponRaw tarpon Raw seerfish.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw seerfishRaw seerfish 0
91 Raw blue blubber jellyfish.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw blue blubber jellyfishRaw blue blubber jellyfish Raw sailfish.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw sailfishRaw sailfish -305
92 Raw seerfish.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw seerfishRaw seerfish Raw sillago.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw sillagoRaw sillago 1
93 Small crystal urchin.png: RS3 Inventory image of Small crystal urchinSmall crystal urchin Medium crystal urchin.png: RS3 Inventory image of Medium crystal urchinMedium crystal urchin 1 point
95 Medium crystal urchin.png: RS3 Inventory image of Medium crystal urchinMedium crystal urchin Large crystal urchin.png: RS3 Inventory image of Large crystal urchinLarge crystal urchin 1 point

Unaffected items[edit | edit source]

Mining[edit | edit source]

Level Original item Transmuted item Profit/loss
1 Copper ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Copper oreCopper ore Iron ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Iron oreIron ore 98
1 Tin ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tin oreTin ore Iron ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Iron oreIron ore 239
10 Iron ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Iron oreIron ore Coal.png: RS3 Inventory image of CoalCoal -413
20 Silver ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Silver oreSilver ore Gold ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Gold oreGold ore 414
20 Coal.png: RS3 Inventory image of CoalCoal Mithril ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mithril oreMithril ore 183
30 Mithril ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mithril oreMithril ore Adamantite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Adamantite oreAdamantite ore 218
30 Mithril ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mithril oreMithril ore Luminite.png: RS3 Inventory image of LuminiteLuminite 684
40 Adamantite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Adamantite oreAdamantite ore Runite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Runite oreRunite ore 1,517
40 Luminite.png: RS3 Inventory image of LuminiteLuminite Runite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Runite oreRunite ore 1,051
50 Runite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Runite oreRunite ore Orichalcite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Orichalcite oreOrichalcite ore 1,028
50 Runite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Runite oreRunite ore Drakolith.png: RS3 Inventory image of DrakolithDrakolith 1,386
60 Drakolith.png: RS3 Inventory image of DrakolithDrakolith Necrite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Necrite oreNecrite ore 1,269
60 Drakolith.png: RS3 Inventory image of DrakolithDrakolith Phasmatite.png: RS3 Inventory image of PhasmatitePhasmatite 276
60 Orichalcite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Orichalcite oreOrichalcite ore Necrite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Necrite oreNecrite ore 1,627
60 Orichalcite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Orichalcite oreOrichalcite ore Phasmatite.png: RS3 Inventory image of PhasmatitePhasmatite 634
70 Necrite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Necrite oreNecrite ore Banite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Banite oreBanite ore 929
70 Phasmatite.png: RS3 Inventory image of PhasmatitePhasmatite Banite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Banite oreBanite ore 1,922
77 Concentrated coal deposit.png: RS3 Inventory image of Concentrated coal depositConcentrated coal deposit Mithril ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mithril oreMithril ore 183
80 Banite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Banite oreBanite ore Light animica.png: RS3 Inventory image of Light animicaLight animica 2,274
80 Banite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Banite oreBanite ore Dark animica.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dark animicaDark animica -534
90 Salty crabletine.png: RS3 Inventory image of Salty crabletineSalty crabletine Alaea sea salt.png: RS3 Inventory image of Alaea sea saltAlaea sea salt 1
90 Salty crablet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Salty crabletSalty crablet Alaea sea salt.png: RS3 Inventory image of Alaea sea saltAlaea sea salt 1

Unaffected items[edit | edit source]

Woodcutting[edit | edit source]

Level Original item Transmuted item Profit/loss
1 Logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of LogsLogs Oak logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Oak logsOak logs -225
1 Achey tree logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Achey tree logsAchey tree logs Oak logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Oak logsOak logs -684
15 Oak logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Oak logsOak logs Willow logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Willow logsWillow logs 153
30 Willow logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Willow logsWillow logs Maple logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Maple logsMaple logs -362
35 Teak logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Teak logsTeak logs Mahogany logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mahogany logsMahogany logs 792
45 Maple logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Maple logsMaple logs Eucalyptus logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Eucalyptus logsEucalyptus logs 468
47 Acadia logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Acadia logsAcadia logs Eucalyptus logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Eucalyptus logsEucalyptus logs 1
50 Mahogany logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mahogany logsMahogany logs Yew logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Yew logsYew logs -697
54 Arctic pine logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Arctic pine logsArctic pine logs Yew logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Yew logsYew logs -163
58 Eucalyptus logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Eucalyptus logsEucalyptus logs Yew logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Yew logsYew logs -363
60 Yew logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Yew logsYew logs Magic logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Magic logsMagic logs 199
75 Magic logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Magic logsMagic logs Elder logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elder logsElder logs 7,919
90 Bamboo.png: RS3 Inventory image of BambooBamboo Golden bamboo.png: RS3 Inventory image of Golden bambooGolden bamboo 2

Unaffected items[edit | edit source]

Sources[edit | edit source]

MaterialRarityPerk ranks with X materials
Standard GizmoAncient Gizmo
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Dextrous components.png
Dextrous componentsUncommon11–21–21–31–3011–21–21–31–41–41–41–4
Oceanic components.png
Oceanic componentsRare11–21–22–32–3011–21–22–32–42–42–42–4
Protective components.png
Protective componentsUncommon11–21–21–31–3011–21–21–31–41–41–41–4
Padded parts.png
Padded partsCommon011–21–21–20111–21–21–21–21–31–3
Fortunate components.png
Fortunate componentsRare11–21–21–31–3011–21–22–32–42–42–42–4

Suggested gizmos[edit | edit source]

Gizmo layout Possible perks
Oceanic components.pngOceanic components.pngOceanic components.png
Oceanic components.pngOceanic components.pngOceanic components.png
Oceanic components.pngOceanic components.pngOceanic components.png
Protective components.pngProtective components.pngProtective components.png
Protective components.pngProtective components.pngProtective components.png
Protective components.pngProtective components.pngProtective components.png
Dextrous components.png
Protective components.pngProtective components.pngProtective components.png
Protective components.png
  • Other possible perks:
Oceanic components.png
Oceanic components.pngOceanic components.pngOceanic components.png
Oceanic components.png

Update history[edit | edit source]

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patch 13 July 2020 (Update):

    • The ‘Polishing’ perk can now upgrade sea salt to alaea sea salt.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Prior to a hotfix on 27 July 2016, if polishing triggered on a sillago, it would upgrade it to a wobbegong and cause the fishing spot to instantly deplete - it was treated as if you fished the last wobbegong from a wobbegong spot, not like you caught a sillago from a sillago spot.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Rowley's Twitter account. 2 April 2020. Mod Rowley: "It was bugging me, so the full list (including Fortune) of perks that work with Archaeology excavation:"
  2. ^ Jagex. Mod Shauny's Twitter account. 16:56 27 July 2016. (Archived from the original on 28 October 2019.) Mod Shauny: "#RSHotfix - Polishing will no longer upgrade fish to Wobbegong via fishing spots in the Arc. (This instantly depleted the spots before) ... Wobbegong fishing spots work differenly so when the perk upgraded it changed the spot hence why it instantly disappeared, there is no viable fix for this currently, but the Perk will work when catching a mid-tier > high-tier fish."