Polishing

From the RuneScape Wiki, the wiki for all things RuneScape
Jump to: navigation, search

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 34
1 Raw crayfish.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw crayfishRaw crayfish Raw herring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw herringRaw herring 171
5 Raw sardine.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw sardineRaw sardine Raw herring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw herringRaw herring -130
10 Raw herring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw herringRaw herring Raw cod.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw codRaw cod 428
16 Raw mackerel.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw mackerelRaw mackerel Raw cod.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw codRaw cod 503
20 Raw trout.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw troutRaw trout Raw salmon.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw salmonRaw salmon -4
23 Raw cod.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw codRaw cod Raw tuna.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw tunaRaw tuna -665
25 Raw pike.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw pikeRaw pike Raw salmon.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw salmonRaw salmon -4
30 Raw anchovies.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw anchoviesRaw anchovies Raw cod.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw codRaw cod 561
30 Raw salmon.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw salmonRaw salmon Raw tuna.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw tunaRaw tuna -174
35 Raw tuna.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw tunaRaw tuna Raw bass.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw bassRaw bass 1,025
38 Raw rainbow fish.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw rainbow fishRaw rainbow fish Raw bass.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw bassRaw bass 789
40 Raw lobster.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw lobsterRaw lobster Raw bass.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw bassRaw bass 930
46 Raw bass.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw bassRaw bass Raw swordfish.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw swordfishRaw swordfish -908
48 Leaping trout.png: RS3 Inventory image of Leaping troutLeaping trout Leaping salmon.png: RS3 Inventory image of Leaping salmonLeaping salmon 24
50 Raw swordfish.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw swordfishRaw swordfish Raw monkfish.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw monkfishRaw monkfish 565
52 Raw desert sole.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw desert soleRaw desert sole Raw catfish.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw catfishRaw catfish 386
58 Leaping salmon.png: RS3 Inventory image of Leaping salmonLeaping salmon Leaping sturgeon.png: RS3 Inventory image of Leaping sturgeonLeaping sturgeon 164
60 Raw catfish.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw catfishRaw catfish Raw beltfish.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw beltfishRaw beltfish 345
62 Raw monkfish.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw monkfishRaw monkfish Raw shark.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw sharkRaw shark 144
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 185
70 Leaping sturgeon.png: RS3 Inventory image of Leaping sturgeonLeaping sturgeon Raw shark.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw sharkRaw shark 730
76 Raw shark.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw sharkRaw shark Raw cavefish.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw cavefishRaw cavefish 251
85 Raw cavefish.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw cavefishRaw cavefish Raw rocktail.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw rocktailRaw rocktail 602
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 1,467
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 -306
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 390
1 Tin ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tin oreTin ore Iron ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Iron oreIron ore 486
10 Iron ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Iron oreIron ore Coal.png: RS3 Inventory image of CoalCoal -447
20 Silver ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Silver oreSilver ore Gold ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Gold oreGold ore 210
20 Coal.png: RS3 Inventory image of CoalCoal Mithril ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mithril oreMithril ore 107
30 Mithril ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mithril oreMithril ore Adamantite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Adamantite oreAdamantite ore 37
30 Mithril ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mithril oreMithril ore Luminite.png: RS3 Inventory image of LuminiteLuminite 1,157
40 Adamantite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Adamantite oreAdamantite ore Runite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Runite oreRunite ore 1,059
40 Luminite.png: RS3 Inventory image of LuminiteLuminite Runite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Runite oreRunite ore -61
50 Runite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Runite oreRunite ore Orichalcite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Orichalcite oreOrichalcite ore 205
50 Runite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Runite oreRunite ore Drakolith.png: RS3 Inventory image of DrakolithDrakolith 965
60 Drakolith.png: RS3 Inventory image of DrakolithDrakolith Necrite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Necrite oreNecrite ore 283
60 Drakolith.png: RS3 Inventory image of DrakolithDrakolith Phasmatite.png: RS3 Inventory image of PhasmatitePhasmatite -124
60 Orichalcite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Orichalcite oreOrichalcite ore Necrite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Necrite oreNecrite ore 1,043
60 Orichalcite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Orichalcite oreOrichalcite ore Phasmatite.png: RS3 Inventory image of PhasmatitePhasmatite 636
70 Necrite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Necrite oreNecrite ore Banite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Banite oreBanite ore 1,065
70 Phasmatite.png: RS3 Inventory image of PhasmatitePhasmatite Banite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Banite oreBanite ore 1,472
77 Concentrated coal deposit.png: RS3 Inventory image of Concentrated coal depositConcentrated coal deposit Mithril ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mithril oreMithril ore 107
80 Banite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Banite oreBanite ore Light animica.png: RS3 Inventory image of Light animicaLight animica 115
80 Banite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Banite oreBanite ore Dark animica.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dark animicaDark animica 476
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 -208
1 Achey tree logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Achey tree logsAchey tree logs Oak logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Oak logsOak logs -854
15 Oak logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Oak logsOak logs Willow logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Willow logsWillow logs -8
30 Willow logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Willow logsWillow logs Maple logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Maple logsMaple logs -26
35 Teak logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Teak logsTeak logs Mahogany logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mahogany logsMahogany logs 267
45 Maple logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Maple logsMaple logs Eucalyptus logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Eucalyptus logsEucalyptus logs 679
47 Acadia logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Acadia logsAcadia logs[wc 1] Acadia logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Acadia logsAcadia logs 0
50 Mahogany logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mahogany logsMahogany logs Yew logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Yew logsYew logs -168
54 Arctic pine logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Arctic pine logsArctic pine logs Yew logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Yew logsYew logs -121
58 Eucalyptus logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Eucalyptus logsEucalyptus logs Yew logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Yew logsYew logs -598
60 Yew logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Yew logsYew logs Magic logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Magic logsMagic logs 233
75 Magic logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Magic logsMagic logs Elder logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elder logsElder logs 5,722
90 Bamboo.png: RS3 Inventory image of BambooBamboo Golden bamboo.png: RS3 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
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]

The update history project is a work-in-progress – not all updates to this topic may be covered below. See here for how to help out!

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."