Tetsu equipment

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Tetsu scroll piece 4.png
A male player wearing full tetsu armour.
A female player wearing full tetsu armour.

Tetsu equipment is a set of degradable melee armour and weapons unlocked via Player-owned ports. 85 Defence is required to wear the armour, and 85 Attack is required to wield the weapons. The armour can be made at 90 Smithing (and the weapons at 92 Smithing) in the port's workshop, which is not boostable. Plate is the trade good required for the armour's production, and the weapons also require pearls and a tengu tsuba.

The ideal adventurers to gather plate are The Whaler (Fishing) and The Memory (Divination), with The Biologist (Herblore) and The Exile (Dungeoneering) providing duo voyages for plate; pearls are best gathered by The Architect (Construction) and The Chef (Cooking). One tsuba is awarded from the Guardians of the World trio missions, and more are available from occasional standard voyages (provided maximum distance has been reached in ports, and The Shield is the focused region).

Before the armour can be made, the ability to make the pieces must be unlocked.  This is done by collecting 4 forgotten scrolls per part via scroll voyages in your port. A total of 12 scroll pieces are required to be able to craft the head, body, and leg pieces of the armour, and an additional 4 scroll pieces are needed to make the weapons. The (complete) scrolls for the gloves and boots are bought from the Ports Reward Shop (run by Boni on Waiko) for 2,500 chimes and 3 taijitu.

The armour comes in two versions, tradeable and untradeable ('superior'). The superior version has higher stats than the tradeable one, has 20% more charges of combat, and can be augmented. The superior version can be repaired, but the tradeable version cannot and will degrade to nothing. The weapons, gloves, and boots are exclusively non-tradeable.

Dying with tetsu equipment[edit | edit source]

Dying to an NPC simply drops it to the ground (or gravestone if outside the Wilderness) with 10% of its charge lost, or 20% charges for superior items. It can also be reclaimed from Death at a cost of 20% of its recharge cost (inferior 10% of Grand Exchange price).

Upon death in dangerous PvP, the inferior versions will drop as that item with the same amount of charge for the killer. The superior versions will be converted to the following regardless of charge:

Item Convert
Superior tetsu helm 750,000
Superior tetsu body 1,800,000
Superior tetsu platelegs 1,200,000
Superior tetsu kote 375,000
Superior tetsu kogake 375,000
Tetsu katana 2,500,000
Tetsu wakizashi 1,250,000

Weapons[edit | edit source]

Tetsu weapons degrade to broken after 30,000 charges of combat, and can be repaired for coins at a Repair NPC or armour stand, for trade goods at the anvil in the player-owned port, or with tengu tsubas.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
Main-hand Off-hand Attributes Style bonus
Style Dmg Acc Style Dmg Acc Defence Constitution Prayer Attack-icon.png Ranged-icon.png Magic-icon.png
Tetsu katana.png Katana Slash 1041 2178 - - - 0 0 0 - - -
Tetsu wakizashi.png Wakizashi - - - Stab 520 2178 0 0 0 - - -
Totals Slash 1041 2178 Stab 520 2178 0 0 0 - - -

Cost[edit | edit source]

Item Materials Smithing XP Repair cost (Bob's Axes) Repair cost (99 Smithing) Repair cost (Trade Goods)
Tetsu katana.png Katana 100 Plate.png
50 Pearls.png
Tengu tsuba.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tengu tsuba
30,000 2,500,000 1,262,500 50 Plate.png
25 Pearls.png
or 2 Tengu tsuba.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tengu tsuba
Tetsu wakizashi.png Wakizashi 50 Plate.png
25 Pearls.png
Tengu tsuba.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tengu tsuba
15,000 1,250,000 631,250 25 Plate.png
12 Pearls.png
or Tengu tsuba.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tengu tsuba (95%)

Inferior armour[edit | edit source]

Tradeable tetsu equipment degrades over 60,000 charges of combat, and will vanish completely once exhausted. They cannot be repaired.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
Main-hand Off-hand Attributes Style bonus
Style Dmg Acc Style Dmg Acc Defence Constitution Prayer Attack-icon.png Ranged-icon.png Magic-icon.png
Tetsu helm.png Tetsu helm - - - - - - 414 280 0 - - -
Tetsu body.png Tetsu body - - - - - - 477 560 0 - - -
Tetsu platelegs.png Tetsu platelegs - - - - - - 456 420 0 - - -
Totals - - - - - - 1347 1260 0 - - -

Cost[edit | edit source]

Item Plate cost Smithing XP Grand Exchange price GP per Plate
Tetsu helm.png Helm 30 Plate.png 10,000 1,202,198 40,073
Tetsu body.png Body 80 Plate.png 30,000 1,715,741 21,447
Tetsu platelegs.png Platelegs 50 Plate.png 20,000 1,643,939 32,879
Total 160 Plate.png 60,000 4,561,878 28,512

Superior armour[edit | edit source]

Superior tetsu equipment degrades to broken after 72,000 charges of combat, and can be repaired for coins at a Repair NPC or armour stand, or for trade goods at the anvil in the player-owned port.

Wearing any four (or more) of a superior tetsu armour set (including augmented parts, but not weapons) grants a passive ability, Iron Fist, which gives an approximate 1/3,125 chance to obtain a ports resource crate when defeating an opponent.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
Main-hand Off-hand Attributes Style bonus
Style Dmg Acc Style Dmg Acc Defence Constitution Prayer Attack-icon.png Ranged-icon.png Magic-icon.png
Superior tetsu helm.png Helm - - - - - - 435 320 2 - - -
Superior tetsu body.png Body - - - - - - 500 640 3 - - -
Superior tetsu platelegs.png Platelegs - - - - - - 479 480 2 - - -
Superior tetsu kote.png Kote - - - - - - 108 - - - - -
Superior tetsu kogake.png Kogake - - - - - - 108 - - - - -
Totals - - - - - - 1630 1440 7 - - -

Cost[edit | edit source]

Item Plate cost Smithing XP Repair cost (Bob's Axes) Repair cost (99 Smithing) Repair cost (Trade Goods)
Superior tetsu helm.png Helm 40 Plate.png 10,000 600,000 300,000 20 Plate.png
Superior tetsu body.png Body 100 Plate.png 30,000 2,400,000 1,200,000 50 Plate.png
Superior tetsu platelegs.png Platelegs 60 Plate.png 20,000 1,200,000 600,000 30 Plate.png
Superior tetsu kote.png Kote 20 Plate.png 5,000 300,000 150,000 10 Plate.png
Superior tetsu kogake.png Kogake 20 Plate.png 5,000 300,000 150,000 10 Plate.png
Total 240 Plate.png 70,000 4,800,000 2,400,000 120 Plate.png
Concept art for the Tetsu armour.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 11 February 2019 (Update):
    • Worn Tetsu can no longer be traded.
  • patch 28 August 2018 (Update):
    • Trying to equip Player-owned-Ports armour when not having the Defence requirement will no longer change the item lose charge.
  • patch 20 August 2018 (Update):
    • Item charge will no longer display on the tooltip for new tradeable ports gear.
  • ninja 24 July 2017 (Update):
    • Superior Ports armour now gets it value from its own tradeable versions, instead of Nex armour.
  • patch 30 November 2015 (Update):
    • Tetsu and Seasinger weapons now appear on the Smithing and Runecrafting guides respectively.
  • patch 23 November 2015 (Update):
    • Fully broken tetsu katanas, tetsu wakazashis, seasinger kibas and seasinger makigais no longer disconnect the player when attempting to repair them using plate or chi.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The name Tetsu is based on the Japanese character "鉄" (pronounced Tetsu), meaning "Iron".
  • Tetsu, along with Sea Singer armour and Death Lotus armour, received a graphical change on 14 January 2013. It has now a red and golden colour scheme, recoloured from the original teal.
    • The original look of the tetsu armour is available as the Gu ronin armour override, bought from Boni on Waiko.
  • Before the update on 7 January 2014, the Tetsu body and legs were known as the 'Tetsu Laminar' and 'Tetsu Legplates' in the Ports Management scrolls interface.
  • The armour set is designed to resemble traditional Japanese samurai armour.