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: Inventory image of Raw shrimpsRaw shrimps Raw anchovies.png: Inventory image of Raw anchoviesRaw anchovies -37
1 Raw crayfish.png: Inventory image of Raw crayfishRaw crayfish Raw herring.png: Inventory image of Raw herringRaw herring -17
5 Raw sardine.png: Inventory image of Raw sardineRaw sardine Raw herring.png: Inventory image of Raw herringRaw herring -217
10 Raw herring.png: Inventory image of Raw herringRaw herring Raw cod.png: Inventory image of Raw codRaw cod 351
16 Raw mackerel.png: Inventory image of Raw mackerelRaw mackerel Raw cod.png: Inventory image of Raw codRaw cod 388
20 Raw trout.png: Inventory image of Raw troutRaw trout Raw salmon.png: Inventory image of Raw salmonRaw salmon 80
23 Raw cod.png: Inventory image of Raw codRaw cod Raw tuna.png: Inventory image of Raw tunaRaw tuna -498
25 Raw pike.png: Inventory image of Raw pikeRaw pike Raw salmon.png: Inventory image of Raw salmonRaw salmon 156
30 Raw anchovies.png: Inventory image of Raw anchoviesRaw anchovies Raw cod.png: Inventory image of Raw codRaw cod 485
30 Raw salmon.png: Inventory image of Raw salmonRaw salmon Raw tuna.png: Inventory image of Raw tunaRaw tuna -270
35 Raw tuna.png: Inventory image of Raw tunaRaw tuna Raw bass.png: Inventory image of Raw bassRaw bass 546
38 Raw rainbow fish.png: Inventory image of Raw rainbow fishRaw rainbow fish Raw bass.png: Inventory image of Raw bassRaw bass 301
40 Raw lobster.png: Inventory image of Raw lobsterRaw lobster Raw bass.png: Inventory image of Raw bassRaw bass 470
46 Raw bass.png: Inventory image of Raw bassRaw bass Raw swordfish.png: Inventory image of Raw swordfishRaw swordfish -396
48 Leaping trout.png: Inventory image of Leaping troutLeaping trout Leaping salmon.png: Inventory image of Leaping salmonLeaping salmon 20
50 Raw swordfish.png: Inventory image of Raw swordfishRaw swordfish Raw monkfish.png: Inventory image of Raw monkfishRaw monkfish 395
52 Raw desert sole.png: Inventory image of Raw desert soleRaw desert sole Raw catfish.png: Inventory image of Raw catfishRaw catfish 375
58 Leaping salmon.png: Inventory image of Leaping salmonLeaping salmon Leaping sturgeon.png: Inventory image of Leaping sturgeonLeaping sturgeon 186
60 Raw catfish.png: Inventory image of Raw catfishRaw catfish Raw beltfish.png: Inventory image of Raw beltfishRaw beltfish 278
62 Raw monkfish.png: Inventory image of Raw monkfishRaw monkfish Raw shark.png: Inventory image of Raw sharkRaw shark 286
68 Raw green blubber jellyfish.png: Inventory image of Raw green blubber jellyfishRaw green blubber jellyfish Raw shark.png: Inventory image of Raw sharkRaw shark 483
70 Leaping sturgeon.png: Inventory image of Leaping sturgeonLeaping sturgeon Raw shark.png: Inventory image of Raw sharkRaw shark 712
76 Raw shark.png: Inventory image of Raw sharkRaw shark Raw cavefish.png: Inventory image of Raw cavefishRaw cavefish 186
85 Raw cavefish.png: Inventory image of Raw cavefishRaw cavefish Raw rocktail.png: Inventory image of Raw rocktailRaw rocktail 838
90 Raw rocktail.png: Inventory image of Raw rocktailRaw rocktail Raw blue blubber jellyfish.png: Inventory image of Raw blue blubber jellyfishRaw blue blubber jellyfish 1,283
90 Raw tarpon.png: Inventory image of Raw tarponRaw tarpon Raw seerfish.png: Inventory image of Raw seerfishRaw seerfish 0
91 Raw blue blubber jellyfish.png: Inventory image of Raw blue blubber jellyfishRaw blue blubber jellyfish Raw sailfish.png: Inventory image of Raw sailfishRaw sailfish -351
92 Raw seerfish.png: Inventory image of Raw seerfishRaw seerfish Raw sillago.png: Inventory image of Raw sillagoRaw sillago 1
93 Small crystal urchin.png: Inventory image of Small crystal urchinSmall crystal urchin Medium crystal urchin.png: Inventory image of Medium crystal urchinMedium crystal urchin 1 point
95 Medium crystal urchin.png: Inventory image of Medium crystal urchinMedium crystal urchin Large crystal urchin.png: 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: Inventory image of Copper oreCopper ore Iron ore.png: Inventory image of Iron oreIron ore 310
1 Tin ore.png: Inventory image of Tin oreTin ore Iron ore.png: Inventory image of Iron oreIron ore 412
10 Iron ore.png: Inventory image of Iron oreIron ore Coal.png: Inventory image of CoalCoal -394
20 Silver ore.png: Inventory image of Silver oreSilver ore Gold ore.png: Inventory image of Gold oreGold ore 199
20 Coal.png: Inventory image of CoalCoal Mithril ore.png: Inventory image of Mithril oreMithril ore 99
30 Mithril ore.png: Inventory image of Mithril oreMithril ore Adamantite ore.png: Inventory image of Adamantite oreAdamantite ore 51
30 Mithril ore.png: Inventory image of Mithril oreMithril ore Luminite.png: Inventory image of LuminiteLuminite 973
40 Adamantite ore.png: Inventory image of Adamantite oreAdamantite ore Runite ore.png: Inventory image of Runite oreRunite ore 1,069
40 Luminite.png: Inventory image of LuminiteLuminite Runite ore.png: Inventory image of Runite oreRunite ore 147
50 Runite ore.png: Inventory image of Runite oreRunite ore Orichalcite ore.png: Inventory image of Orichalcite oreOrichalcite ore -99
50 Runite ore.png: Inventory image of Runite oreRunite ore Drakolith.png: Inventory image of DrakolithDrakolith 105
60 Drakolith.png: Inventory image of DrakolithDrakolith Necrite ore.png: Inventory image of Necrite oreNecrite ore 347
60 Drakolith.png: Inventory image of DrakolithDrakolith Phasmatite.png: Inventory image of PhasmatitePhasmatite 417
60 Orichalcite ore.png: Inventory image of Orichalcite oreOrichalcite ore Necrite ore.png: Inventory image of Necrite oreNecrite ore 551
60 Orichalcite ore.png: Inventory image of Orichalcite oreOrichalcite ore Phasmatite.png: Inventory image of PhasmatitePhasmatite 621
70 Necrite ore.png: Inventory image of Necrite oreNecrite ore Banite ore.png: Inventory image of Banite oreBanite ore 796
70 Phasmatite.png: Inventory image of PhasmatitePhasmatite Banite ore.png: Inventory image of Banite oreBanite ore 726
77 Concentrated coal deposit.png: Inventory image of Concentrated coal depositConcentrated coal deposit Mithril ore.png: Inventory image of Mithril oreMithril ore 99
80 Banite ore.png: Inventory image of Banite oreBanite ore Light animica.png: Inventory image of Light animicaLight animica 1,212
80 Banite ore.png: Inventory image of Banite oreBanite ore Dark animica.png: Inventory image of Dark animicaDark animica 1,213
90 Salty crabletine.png: Inventory image of Salty crabletineSalty crabletine Alaea sea salt.png: Inventory image of Alaea sea saltAlaea sea salt 1
90 Salty crablet.png: Inventory image of Salty crabletSalty crablet Alaea sea salt.png: 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: Inventory image of LogsLogs Oak logs.png: Inventory image of Oak logsOak logs -181
1 Achey tree logs.png: Inventory image of Achey tree logsAchey tree logs Oak logs.png: Inventory image of Oak logsOak logs -494
15 Oak logs.png: Inventory image of Oak logsOak logs Willow logs.png: Inventory image of Willow logsWillow logs -76
30 Willow logs.png: Inventory image of Willow logsWillow logs Maple logs.png: Inventory image of Maple logsMaple logs 18
35 Teak logs.png: Inventory image of Teak logsTeak logs Mahogany logs.png: Inventory image of Mahogany logsMahogany logs 257
45 Maple logs.png: Inventory image of Maple logsMaple logs Eucalyptus logs.png: Inventory image of Eucalyptus logsEucalyptus logs 651
47 Acadia logs.png: Inventory image of Acadia logsAcadia logs[wc 1] Acadia logs.png: Inventory image of Acadia logsAcadia logs 0
50 Mahogany logs.png: Inventory image of Mahogany logsMahogany logs Yew logs.png: Inventory image of Yew logsYew logs -177
54 Arctic pine logs.png: Inventory image of Arctic pine logsArctic pine logs Yew logs.png: Inventory image of Yew logsYew logs -56
58 Eucalyptus logs.png: Inventory image of Eucalyptus logsEucalyptus logs Yew logs.png: Inventory image of Yew logsYew logs -567
60 Yew logs.png: Inventory image of Yew logsYew logs Magic logs.png: Inventory image of Magic logsMagic logs 264
75 Magic logs.png: Inventory image of Magic logsMagic logs Elder logs.png: Inventory image of Elder logsElder logs 5,681
90 Bamboo.png: Inventory image of BambooBamboo Golden bamboo.png: Inventory image of Golden bambooGolden bamboo 2
  1. ^ Effect triggers but does not change the log.

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
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."