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 5,360,375 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 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 23,248,943 23,656,021 Shadow components.png: RS3 Inventory image of Shadow components 4 5,914,005 100%
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 21,034,420 21,441,498 Shadow components.png: RS3 Inventory image of Shadow components 4 5,360,375 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 43,532,700 43,939,778 Shadow components.png: RS3 Inventory image of Shadow components 4 10,984,945 100%
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 43,305,300 43,712,378 Shadow components.png: RS3 Inventory image of Shadow components 4 10,928,095 100%

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 9,759,415 per Shadow component. It is 1,168,680 cheaper than the regular method of disassembling a normal Anima Leg piece.

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 43,305,300)
  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 1 407,078
Divine charge.png: RS3 Inventory image of Divine chargeDivine charge 36 2,299,608
Zarosian essence.png: RS3 Inventory image of Zarosian essenceZarosian essence 2 658,694
Zamorakian essence.png: RS3 Inventory image of Zamorakian essenceZamorakian essence 2 34,130,846
Sliskean essence.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sliskean essenceSliskean essence 2 578,660
Serenic essence.png: RS3 Inventory image of Serenic essenceSerenic essence 2 962,772
Total cost (4 Shadow components.png: RS3 Inventory image of Shadow components ) 39,037,658
Per component cost 9,759,415

Refined Anima Body[edit | edit source]

This method is currently −3,315,841 per Shadow component cheaper than the regular method of disassembling a normal Anima Body piece. The cost per component is 14,300,786. 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 1 407,078
Divine charge.png: RS3 Inventory image of Divine chargeDivine charge 36 2,299,608
Zarosian essence.png: RS3 Inventory image of Zarosian essenceZarosian essence 3 988,041
Zamorakian essence.png: RS3 Inventory image of Zamorakian essenceZamorakian essence 3 51,196,269
Sliskean essence.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sliskean essenceSliskean essence 3 867,990
Serenic essence.png: RS3 Inventory image of Serenic essenceSerenic essence 3 1,444,158
Total cost (4 Shadow components.png: RS3 Inventory image of Shadow components ) 57,203,144
Per component cost 14,300,786

Possible perks[edit | edit source]

PerkGizmosPerk ranks available with X materials
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