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.

Upgrade chance
Rank Chance (level 20)
1 3% (3.3%)
2 6% (6.6%)
3 9% (9.9%)

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 -19
1 Raw crayfish.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw crayfishRaw crayfish Raw herring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw herringRaw herring 195
5 Raw sardine.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw sardineRaw sardine Raw herring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw herringRaw herring -108
10 Raw herring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw herringRaw herring Raw cod.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw codRaw cod 450
16 Raw mackerel.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw mackerelRaw mackerel Raw cod.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw codRaw cod 535
20 Raw trout.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw troutRaw trout Raw salmon.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw salmonRaw salmon 41
23 Raw cod.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw codRaw cod Raw tuna.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw tunaRaw tuna -622
25 Raw pike.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw pikeRaw pike Raw salmon.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw salmonRaw salmon 119
30 Raw anchovies.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw anchoviesRaw anchovies Raw cod.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw codRaw cod 602
30 Raw salmon.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw salmonRaw salmon Raw tuna.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw tunaRaw tuna -188
35 Raw tuna.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw tunaRaw tuna Raw bass.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw bassRaw bass 1,115
38 Raw rainbow fish.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw rainbow fishRaw rainbow fish Raw bass.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw bassRaw bass 1,018
40 Raw lobster.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw lobsterRaw lobster Raw bass.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw bassRaw bass 1,038
46 Raw bass.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw bassRaw bass Raw swordfish.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw swordfishRaw swordfish -1,141
48 Leaping trout.png: RS3 Inventory image of Leaping troutLeaping trout Leaping salmon.png: RS3 Inventory image of Leaping salmonLeaping salmon 22
50 Raw swordfish.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw swordfishRaw swordfish Raw monkfish.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw monkfishRaw monkfish 515
52 Raw desert sole.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw desert soleRaw desert sole Raw catfish.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw catfishRaw catfish 215
58 Leaping salmon.png: RS3 Inventory image of Leaping salmonLeaping salmon Leaping sturgeon.png: RS3 Inventory image of Leaping sturgeonLeaping sturgeon 161
60 Raw catfish.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw catfishRaw catfish Raw beltfish.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw beltfishRaw beltfish 384
62 Raw monkfish.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw monkfishRaw monkfish Raw shark.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw sharkRaw shark 124
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 274
70 Leaping sturgeon.png: RS3 Inventory image of Leaping sturgeonLeaping sturgeon Raw shark.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw sharkRaw shark 657
76 Raw shark.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw sharkRaw shark Raw cavefish.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw cavefishRaw cavefish 249
85 Raw cavefish.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw cavefishRaw cavefish Raw rocktail.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw rocktailRaw rocktail 796
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 2,082
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 -803
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 125
1 Tin ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tin oreTin ore Iron ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Iron oreIron ore 338
10 Iron ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Iron oreIron ore Coal.png: RS3 Inventory image of CoalCoal -305
20 Silver ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Silver oreSilver ore Gold ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Gold oreGold ore 259
20 Coal.png: RS3 Inventory image of CoalCoal Mithril ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mithril oreMithril ore 109
30 Mithril ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mithril oreMithril ore Adamantite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Adamantite oreAdamantite ore 35
30 Mithril ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mithril oreMithril ore Luminite.png: RS3 Inventory image of LuminiteLuminite 643
40 Adamantite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Adamantite oreAdamantite ore Runite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Runite oreRunite ore 817
40 Luminite.png: RS3 Inventory image of LuminiteLuminite Runite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Runite oreRunite ore 209
50 Runite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Runite oreRunite ore Orichalcite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Orichalcite oreOrichalcite ore 519
50 Runite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Runite oreRunite ore Drakolith.png: RS3 Inventory image of DrakolithDrakolith 961
60 Drakolith.png: RS3 Inventory image of DrakolithDrakolith Necrite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Necrite oreNecrite ore 629
60 Drakolith.png: RS3 Inventory image of DrakolithDrakolith Phasmatite.png: RS3 Inventory image of PhasmatitePhasmatite 682
60 Orichalcite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Orichalcite oreOrichalcite ore Necrite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Necrite oreNecrite ore 1,071
60 Orichalcite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Orichalcite oreOrichalcite ore Phasmatite.png: RS3 Inventory image of PhasmatitePhasmatite 1,124
70 Necrite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Necrite oreNecrite ore Banite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Banite oreBanite ore 319
70 Phasmatite.png: RS3 Inventory image of PhasmatitePhasmatite Banite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Banite oreBanite ore 266
77 Concentrated coal deposit.png: RS3 Inventory image of Concentrated coal depositConcentrated coal deposit Mithril ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mithril oreMithril ore 109
80 Banite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Banite oreBanite ore Light animica.png: RS3 Inventory image of Light animicaLight animica 552
80 Banite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Banite oreBanite ore Dark animica.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dark animicaDark animica 373
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

Note: Polishing is bugged due to the Mining and Smithing rework and will not upgrade sea salt to alaea salt, nor silver ore to gold.

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 -166
1 Achey tree logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Achey tree logsAchey tree logs Oak logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Oak logsOak logs -858
15 Oak logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Oak logsOak logs Willow logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Willow logsWillow logs -11
30 Willow logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Willow logsWillow logs Maple logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Maple logsMaple logs -24
35 Teak logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Teak logsTeak logs Mahogany logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mahogany logsMahogany logs 271
45 Maple logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Maple logsMaple logs Eucalyptus logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Eucalyptus logsEucalyptus logs 699
47 Acadia logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Acadia logsAcadia logs Eucalyptus logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Eucalyptus logsEucalyptus logs 393
50 Mahogany logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mahogany logsMahogany logs Yew logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Yew logsYew logs -188
54 Arctic pine logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Arctic pine logsArctic pine logs Yew logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Yew logsYew logs -143
58 Eucalyptus logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Eucalyptus logsEucalyptus logs Yew logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Yew logsYew logs -621
60 Yew logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Yew logsYew logs Magic logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Magic logsMagic logs 209
75 Magic logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Magic logsMagic logs Elder logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elder logsElder logs 5,508
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
12345
Dextrous components.png
Dextrous componentsUncommon11–21–21–31–3
Oceanic components.png
Oceanic componentsRare11–21–22–32–3
Protective components.png
Protective componentsUncommon11–21–21–31–3
Padded parts.png
Padded partsCommon011–21–21–2
Fortunate components.png
Fortunate componentsRare11–21–21–31–3

Suggested gizmos[edit | edit source]

Gizmo layout Possible perks
Dextrous components.png
Dextrous components.pngProtective components.pngDextrous components.png
Dextrous 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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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 [1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Shauny's Twitter account. 16:56 27 July 2016. 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."