Skilling off-hands

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Skilling off-hands are items that can be equipped in the off-hand slot to provide benefits to certain non-combat skills. Although they are not weapons, they can also be used to cast Bladed Dive. Skilling off-hands are not currently augmentable, but this is being considered for a future update.[1]

There are currently four skilling off-hands:

Tool Provides benefits for Requirements to use Requirements to create GE Price
Artificer's measure.png: RS3 Inventory image of Artificer's measureArtificer's measure Crafting Crafting
Construction Construction
None 99 Crafting Crafting
102 Archaeology Archaeology
Orthen furnace core.png: RS3 Inventory image of Orthen furnace coreOrthen furnace core Firemaking Firemaking
Smithing Smithing
None 99 Smithing Smithing
102 Archaeology Archaeology
Tagga's corehammer.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tagga's corehammerTagga's corehammer Mining Mining 80 Mining Mining 80 Smithing Smithing 72,894,290
Sana's fyrtorch.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sana's fyrtorchSana's fyrtorch Woodcutting Woodcutting 80 Woodcutting Woodcutting 80 Fletching Fletching 96,546,277

Despite not having any usage requirements, due to the Artificers measure and the Orthen furnace core being untradeable, their creation requirements can also be considered their usage requirements.

Development[edit | edit source]

Although not considered to be skilling off-hands, the Combined Catalyst fragment and its three components are items that are similar in function, and predate the skilling off-hand concept. The idea was originally revealed at RuneFest 2017 along with concept art for several planned skilling off-hands, but their development was cancelled. Mod Shauny later picked up the project for Game Jam (2019) before he left Jagex, halting their development again. Two skilling off-hands were finally released as rewards from the Orthen Dig Site, though different from Shauny's original concept. A second pair of skilling off-hands was added to the game among rewards from the Croesus skilling boss in the Elder God Wars Dungeon.

Concept art for Skilling off-hands shown at RuneFest.

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • update 27 September 2021 (Update):
    • Tagga's corehammer and Sana's fyrtorch added to game.
  • patch 16 November 2020 (Update):
    • Skilling offhand effects no longer function in free-to-play.
  • update 19 October 2020 (Update):
    • Artificer's measure and Orthen furnace core added to game.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Digging Deeper into Orthen. 13 October 2020.Lost reference*