Shadow components

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Shadow components are rare materials used in the Invention skill. Level 89 Invention is required to discover them at an Inventor's workbench and use them in a gizmo; however, this level is not required to obtain them. The blueprints to research them are unlocked after earning 2,500 Sliskean reputation in the Heart of Gielinor.

The cost per Shadow component is 5,537,109 if the most cost-effective method is used.

Unlocking[edit | edit source]

Sliske Reputation Rewards, which displays the Sliskean reputation that players have obtained

Before players can obtain or use Shadow components, they must be first unlocked and then discovered at an invention workbench.

The steps to unlock these components are:

  1. Gain 2,500 Sliskean reputation at the Heart of Gielinor (God Wars Dungeon 2).
    1. Kill Helwyr, Vindicta or The Twin Furies to obtain seals and hand them in to the Gregorovic's Chosen.
      It would take 500 boss kills to obtain the required reputation.
    2. Complete daily bounties at the Feng, the Bounty Master. (select 'Fight for Sliske')
      It would take 16 days to obtain the required reputation, as one bounty is added per day.
      Players can complete multiple bounties on a single trip.
      Using Corruption Shot or Corruption Blast on the warring faction mobs are the fastest way to obtain kills and complete bounties.
    3. The methods can be combined by getting bounties and killing the corresponding general. Each boss kill awards 25 kills of bounty progress.
  2. Reach at least Level 89 Invention
  3. Go to an invention workbench and discover Shadow components
  4. Disassembling Sliskean armour or weapons will now obtain Shadow components

Methods of obtaining[edit | edit source]

Overview[edit | edit source]

Full list: Category:Items that disassemble into Shadow components
Calculator: Calculator:Disassembly by material/Shadow

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

The regular method to obtain these components is to buy a Sliskean weapon or Anima Core armour piece, augment it, take it to level 9 and then disassemble it, destroying the item in exchange for 4 Shadow components.

The cost for this method depends on the item chosen, and is as follows:

Item Augmentor Item price Total cost Components obtained Cost per component Item leveling speed
Shadow glaive.png: RS3 Inventory image of Shadow glaiveShadow glaive (level 9+) Augmentor.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmentor 1 23,581,814 23,961,643 Shadow components.png: RS3 Inventory image of Shadow components 4 5,990,411 100%
Off-hand shadow glaive.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand shadow glaiveOff-hand shadow glaive (level 9+) Augmentor.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmentor 1 21,768,606 22,148,435 Shadow components.png: RS3 Inventory image of Shadow components 4 5,537,109 50%
Anima core body of Sliske.png: RS3 Inventory image of Anima core body of SliskeAnima core body of Sliske (level 9+) Augmentor.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmentor 1 42,834,736 43,214,565 Shadow components.png: RS3 Inventory image of Shadow components 4 10,803,641 100%
Anima core legs of Sliske.png: RS3 Inventory image of Anima core legs of SliskeAnima core legs of Sliske (level 9+) Augmentor.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmentor 1 41,935,465 42,315,294 Shadow components.png: RS3 Inventory image of Shadow components 4 10,578,824 100%

Refined Anima Legs[edit | edit source]

An alternate method of obtaining these components is to buy an Anima Core armour piece, convert it into a refined Anima Core piece, take it to level 9, and then disassemble the refined piece, thus returning the original Anima Core armour piece and providing Shadow components as a byproduct.

This method is currently 3,000,754 per Shadow component cheaper than the regular method of disassembling a normal Anima Leg piece. The cost per component is 7,578,070.

The steps for this method are as follows:

  1. Purchase or obtain an Anima core legs of Sliske.png: RS3 Inventory image of Anima core legs of SliskeAnima core legs of Sliske (grand exchange price is currently 41,935,465)
  2. Convert the item into a Refined anima core legs of Sliske by adding 2 of each essence
  3. Take the refined armour to an invention workbench and augment it with divine charges (you can optionally add perks on it if you have spare gizmos)
  4. Use the refined legs in combat until it reaches level 9 (killing Dark beasts or Abyssal demons provides the highest Item XP rates per hour)
  5. Disassemble the refined legs, returning the original Anima core legs of Sliske armour piece and granting you 4 x Shadow components as a byproduct.
  6. The regular legs can be then sold back on the grand exchange refunding its cost

The total cost for obtaining Shadow components.png: RS3 Inventory image of Shadow components 4 x Shadow components using this method is as follows:

Item Quantity Total price
Augmentor.png: RS3 Inventory image of AugmentorAugmentor 1 379,829
Divine charge.png: RS3 Inventory image of Divine chargeDivine charge 36 3,444,660
Zarosian essence.png: RS3 Inventory image of Zarosian essenceZarosian essence 2 617,042
Zamorakian essence.png: RS3 Inventory image of Zamorakian essenceZamorakian essence 2 9,137,612
Sliskean essence.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sliskean essenceSliskean essence 2 1,289,418
Serenic essence.png: RS3 Inventory image of Serenic essenceSerenic essence 2 15,443,718
Total cost (4 Shadow components.png: RS3 Inventory image of Shadow components ) 30,312,279
Per component cost 7,578,070

Refined Anima Body[edit | edit source]

This method is currently -85,403 per Shadow component cheaper than the regular method of disassembling a normal Anima Body piece. The cost per component is 10,889,044. The cost is much higher than using Anima Legs because 3 of each essence is required rather than 2.

The total cost for obtaining Shadow components.png: RS3 Inventory image of Shadow components 4 x Shadow components using this method is as follows:

Item Quantity Total price
Augmentor.png: RS3 Inventory image of AugmentorAugmentor 1 379,829
Divine charge.png: RS3 Inventory image of Divine chargeDivine charge 36 3,444,660
Zarosian essence.png: RS3 Inventory image of Zarosian essenceZarosian essence 3 925,563
Zamorakian essence.png: RS3 Inventory image of Zamorakian essenceZamorakian essence 3 13,706,418
Sliskean essence.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sliskean essenceSliskean essence 3 1,934,127
Serenic essence.png: RS3 Inventory image of Serenic essenceSerenic essence 3 23,165,577
Total cost (4 Shadow components.png: RS3 Inventory image of Shadow components ) 43,556,174
Per component cost 10,889,044

Possible perks[edit | edit source]

PerkGizmosPerk ranks available with X materials
Standard GizmoAncient Gizmo
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Caroming
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