Tight spring

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Not to be confused with Spring.
Tight spring detail.png

Tight springs are a reward obtained from various events, including Birth by Fire, Deathbeard's Demise, and Aiding the Exile. They can also be created using the Invention skill, and purchased from the Marketplace. They function in exactly the same manner as springs, but are not tradeable, and are used to either charge or quick upgrade the spring cleaner. When charging the spring cleaner, each tight spring will provide one charge. When upgrading the spring cleaner, each tight spring will be consumed immediately and added to the upgrade process, as if a charge was used.

Once a tight spring is added to the spring cleaner, the tight spring cannot be reclaimed.

Creation[edit | edit source]

Tight spring.png Tight spring ×20
Invention-Hourglass.pngMake-X GE icon.png
100 XP-3 (1.8s) -
Invention Invention level43
Blueprint (Invention).png Research: Spring cleaner and Tight springs
P2P icon.png Members only
Tensile parts.pngTensile parts120490[r 1]58,800
Subtle components.pngSubtle components190,848[r 2]90,848
Total price149,648
  1. ^ Price based on the GE value of Yew shieldbow as the cheapest price per component. See RS:Material prices § Tensile parts for details.
  2. ^ Price based on the average cost per material of several items. See RS:Material prices § Subtle components for details.

Price estimation[edit | edit source]

When the cost of creating tight springs is higher than the cost of springs (currently 665) then it is not recommended to create them yourself if you would otherwise use the tensile parts and subtle components for something.

Tensile parts
See Calculator:Disassembly by material/Tensile for more
Item No junk reduction Junk reduction 5 Junk reduction 9
Per 20 springs Per spring Per 20 springs Per spring Per 20 springs Per spring
Maple shieldbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Maple shieldbowMaple shieldbow 94,343.43 4,717.17 79,624.89 3,981.24 74,126.98 3,706.35
Maple shieldbow (u).png: RS3 Inventory image of Maple shieldbow (u)Maple shieldbow (u) 44,107.74 2,205.39 36,288.09 1,814.4 29,908.68 1,495.43
Oak shieldbow (u).png: RS3 Inventory image of Oak shieldbow (u)Oak shieldbow (u) 328,030.3 16,401.52 205,213.27 10,260.66 123,361.82 7,075.16
Subtle components
See Calculator:Disassembly by material/Subtle for more
Item No junk reduction Junk reduction 5 Junk reduction 9
Per 20 springs Per spring Per 20 springs Per spring Per 20 springs Per spring
Steel scimitar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Steel scimitarSteel scimitar 210,085.23 10,504.26 158,827.32 7,941.37 122,922.21 6,146.11
Mithril scimitar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mithril scimitarMithril scimitar 202,594.7 10,129.73 170,987.85 8,549.39 159,181.55 7,959.08
Adamant scimitar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Adamant scimitarAdamant scimitar 312,230.11 15,611.51 279,798.88 13,989.94 248,879.08 12,443.95

Opportunity cost[edit | edit source]

Assuming unstrung oak shieldbows and steel scimitars are used, the base cost is 13,221.27 coins per spring. The average disassembly time for gathering 120 tensile parts and 1 subtle component is 6.88 minutes. If the player can earn 1 million coins per hour via other activities, the total cost per spring would become 18,954.61 coins, making it less economical than buying springs.

However, other components gained from dissassembly may make tight springs worth crafting. This is particularly true if the components are gained as secondary products from other dissassembly-based activities, or if subtle components are gained from scavenging perk.

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
  1. ^ a b c d e f There is further information on this drop; see the associated page for details.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 5 September 2016 (Update):
    • Untradeable springs from the Treasure Map event have been renamed as "tight springs" and now have an altered icon to differentiate from regular springs.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • When it was first released, charging the spring cleaner with both the tradeable spring and the tight spring in the inventory used up both types, but charged only half the amount.
  • It was originally named "Spring" until 5 September 2016.