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. 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.

Creation[edit | edit source]

Tight spring.png Tight spring ×20
Invention-Make-X GE icon.png
100 XP--
Requirements
Invention Invention level43
Blueprint (Invention).png Research: Spring cleaner and Tight springs
P2P icon.png Members onlyYes
Materials
ItemQuantityPriceTotal
Tensile parts.pngTensile parts120N/A-
Subtle components.pngSubtle components1N/A-

Price estimation[edit | edit source]

When the cost of creating tight springs is higher than the cost of springs (currently 6,084) then it is not recommended to create them yourself.

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 81,212.12 4,060.61 68,542.2 3,427.11 63,809.52 3,190.48
Maple shieldbow (u).png: RS3 Inventory image of Maple shieldbow (u)Maple shieldbow (u) 58,585.86 2,929.29 48,199.45 2,409.97 39,726.03 1,986.3
Oak shieldbow (u).png: RS3 Inventory image of Oak shieldbow (u)Oak shieldbow (u) 81,818.18 4,090.91 51,184.83 2,559.24 30,769.23 1,764.71
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 165,710.23 8,285.51 125,279.21 6,263.96 96,958.11 4,847.91
Mithril scimitar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mithril scimitarMithril scimitar 188,806.82 9,440.34 159,351.02 7,967.55 148,348.21 7,417.41
Adamant scimitar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Adamant scimitarAdamant scimitar 233,764.2 11,688.21 209,483.2 10,474.16 186,333.79 9,316.69

Opportunity cost[edit | edit source]

Assuming unstrung oak shieldbows and steel scimitars are used, the base cost is 6,612.61 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 12,345.94 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.

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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SourceLevelQuantityRarityMembers
Big event mystery box (Aiding the Exile)N/A Reward50UnknownF2P icon.png
Big event mystery box (Birth by Fire)N/A Reward50UncommonF2P icon.png
Big event mystery box (Breaking the Storm)N/A Reward50unknownF2P icon.png
Big event mystery box (Deathbeard's Demise)N/A Reward50RareF2P icon.png
Big event mystery box (Gielinorian Giving)N/A Reward50UncommonF2P icon.png
Big event mystery box (Going Like Clockwork)N/A Reward50RareF2P icon.png
Big event mystery box (Mental Health Awareness Week)N/A Reward50UncommonF2P icon.png
Big event mystery box (Rune Capers)N/A Reward50UncommonF2P icon.png
Big event mystery box (Summer Skill Off)N/A Reward50UnknownF2P icon.png
Big event mystery box (Zodiac Festival)N/A Reward50UncommonF2P icon.png
Christmas cracker crateN/A Reward25UncommonF2P icon.png
Event mystery box (Aiding the Exile)N/A Reward50UncommonF2P icon.png
Event mystery box (Birth by Fire)N/A Reward50UnknownF2P icon.png
Event mystery box (Birth by Fire)N/A Reward50UncommonF2P icon.png
Event mystery box (Breaking the Storm)N/A Reward50UncommonF2P icon.png
Event mystery box (Deathbeard's Demise)N/A Reward50RareF2P icon.png
Event mystery box (Gielinorian Giving)N/A Reward50UncommonF2P icon.png
Event mystery box (Going Like Clockwork)N/A Reward50RareF2P icon.png
Event mystery box (Mental Health Awareness Week)N/A Reward50UncommonF2P icon.png
Event mystery box (Rune Capers)N/A Reward50UncommonF2P icon.png
Event mystery box (Summer Skill Off)N/A Reward50UnknownF2P icon.png
Event mystery box (Zodiac Festival)N/A Reward50UncommonF2P icon.png
Festive box (elite)N/A Reward25UncommonF2P icon.png
Gift box (elite)N/A Reward25UnknownF2P icon.png
Gift box (hard)N/A Reward25Common (1/5)F2P icon.png
Gift box (master)N/A Reward25UnknownF2P icon.png
Gift box (medium)N/A Reward25Common (1/5)F2P icon.png
Medium parcelN/A Reward100RareP2P icon.png
Menaphite gift offering (large)N/A Reward6–11CommonP2P icon.png
Menaphite gift offering (medium)N/A Reward7–10UncommonP2P icon.png
Menaphite gift offering (small)N/A Reward6–21UncommonP2P icon.png
Premier Club VaultN/A Reward25CommonN/A
Summer EscapeN/A Reward10UncommonN/A
Twitch loot crateN/A Reward50RareF2P icon.png

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.