By: Sobend
Special Thanks to: Army of One, Clue, Dei Wei, Gocart, Jimmy Carl Black, M a s s a, Mastermax268, Nathan Ofc, Nxy

Have YOU ever wanted to be the wizard of Falador Park? Well now you can, with invention!

Invention involves coming up with new ideas in the world of RuneScape and augmenting your existing gear with some cool perks. It is an elite skill which caps at 120 and requires 80 in smithing, crafting, and divination

The Basics

The main purpose of invention is to augment your weapons, armor, and other gear with pieces of technology you have created. Invention also allows you to make new items that are useful in certain circumstances. Invention is an artisan skill (a skill involved in the production of materials). It is different from other artisan skills such as smithing and crafting in that the items you are creating are invented by you, i.e. they did not exist in the world of RuneScape before you created them (unlike, say, an iron platebody).

Invention is an elite skill, requiring level 80 in smithing, crafting, and divination to begin. To begin the skill, enter the invention guild near the dwarven mines entrance north of Falador. Then, talk to Doc.

Invention Guild

Doc will take you on a tutorial which will give you a run down on the basics of invention. It's good to read the dialogue so you at least have some clue on what to do (the author of this guide didn't do this and he regretted it; don't be him). The tutorial will also get you to level 4 invention. From here you will be able to begin the invention skill.

XP Curve

The Invention XP curve is not like that of other skills. In general, low levels take longer to level and high levels are quicker to level. Level 99 is 36,073,511 and 120 is 80,618,654. Level 84 is halfway to level 99.

Materials and Disassembly

To manufacture invention items, you're going to need materials that are stored in your invention pouch Invention icon, which can be seen below your inventory in the EOC interface. To view the materials you have, you can click on the invention pouch. These materials are gained by disassembling common items in RuneScape, mainly weapons and armor but also jewelry, summoning pouches, potions, food, etc. There are two ways to disassemble items. First, you can click on the disassemble option in the skilling section of the spellbook and then click on the item in your inventory you wish to disassemble. The second way is to simply drag the item you wish to disassemble from your inventory to the invention pouch. To find out what an item can give you upon disassembly, you can use the analyze button on the skilling section of the spellbook.

As you can guess, not all items give the same invention materials when disassembled. Low level materials such as logs and bronze arrows will mostly give junk, the worst type of material you can get from disassembly. High level materials such as Torva Armour and Drygore Weaponry will get you useful materials and also rare materials that can be used to make cool gizmos. Of course nobody is going to be regularly disassembling these very expensive items, so you're probably going to want to disassemble mid tier items such as rune weapons and summoning pouches for most of your training.

Here are materials listed as common.

Common Materials
Material How to obtain
Base parts Bolts, weapons with hilts, shields
Blade parts Stabbing, slashing, and thrown weapons
Clear parts Gems, glass
Connector parts Claws, whips, crossbows, hatchets, jewellery
Cover parts Armour, shields, and clothing
Crafted parts Summoning scrolls and pouches, spears, arrows, two-handed crossbows, potions, bars, planks, leather
Crystal parts Harmonic dust, non-attuned crystal items
Deflecting parts Hybrid/melee/magic armour, shields, defenders, halberds
Delicate parts Orbs and books, jewellery, potions, glass, gems
Flexible parts Whips, bows, summoning pouches
Head parts Hatchets, battleaxes, blunt weapons, wands, pickaxes, ammunition
Magic parts Runes, signs and portents, magic weapons, magic armour
Metallic parts Swords, knives
Padded parts Ranged armour, clothing, staves
Plated parts Mauls, thrown axes, melee armour
Simple parts Ores, logs, hides, bars, planks, leather, basic weapons and clothing
Smooth parts Glass, gems, jewellery, orbs and books, warhammers, maces, battleaxes
Spiked parts Daggers, claws, one-handed crossbows, thrown weapons, bolts
Spiritual parts Summoning pouches and scrolls, charms
Stave parts Arrows, staves, spears, halberds, bows
Tensile parts Bows, crossbows, ranged armour

Here are materials listed as uncommon. Particularly important materials are listed in bold and given suggested item disassembly.

Uncommon Materials
Material How to obtain
Dextrous components Swords, longswords, maces, bows, crossbows Suggested: Magic shortbows
Direct components Spears, battleaxes, pickaxes
Enhancing components Orbs and books, potions, glass, jewellery, herbs, food, etc. Suggested: Slayer Rings, unpowered Orbs, amulets
Ethereal components Signs and portents, orbs and books, ashes
Evasive components Ranged armour, hybrid armour
Healthy components Food, herbs, potions
Heavy components Mauls, warhammers, pickaxes, maces
Imbued components Wands, staves
Light components Gems, daggers
Living components Food, herbs, seeds, logs, hides
Pious components Bones, ashes
Powerful components Staves, magic/hybrid armour, Summoning pouches and scrolls Suggested: High level summoning pouches, insulation boots, battlestaves
Precious components Jewellery, gems Suggested: Diamond Bracelets
Precise components Stabbing weapons, bows, arrows, wands
Protective components Armour, shields
Refined components Various (Level 22 required for usage)
Sharp components Slashing weapons, thrown weapons
Strong components Melee armour, shields, hatchets, two-handed swords, warhammers, mauls, shieldbows
Stunning components Crossbows, bolts, halberds
Subtle components Defenders, scimitars, whips
Swift components Claws, knives, thrown weapons Suggested: White, Black, Mithril, and Adamant Claws
Pious components Bones, ashes
Variable components Miscellanious

These are materials listed as rare. Rare materials can be obtained at any level but must be researched before they are used, which requires a certain invention level.

Rare Materials
Material Level required for usage How to obtain
Knightly 34 Black armour, White armour
Pestiferous 40 Void Knight gear
Corporeal 40 Spirit Shields
Culinary 45 Items for the Culinaromancer's Chest in the Lumbridge Basement
Explosive 49 Cannon, Handcannon, Handcannon shot
Dragonfire 49 Royal Crossbow, Dragonfire shield
Brassican 54 Cabbage
Fortunate 54 Treasure Trails Gear
Fungal 54 Ganodermic Armour
Undead 54 Barrows Gear
Shifting 69 Chaotics
Armadyl 74 Kree'arra drops
Bandos 74 General Graardor drops
Saradomin 74 Commander Zilyana drops
Zamorak 74 K'ril Tsutsaroth drops
Ancient 83 Third Age Gear
Seren 83 Crystal gear
Zaros 83 Nex drops
Oceanic 87 Seasinger armour
Resistant 87 Tetsu armour
Silent 87 Death Lotus armour
Shadow 87 Death Lotus armour
Avernic 89 Twin fury drops
Cywir 89 Helwyr drops
Ilujankan 89 Vindicta and Gorvek drops
Shadow 89 Gregorovic drops
Ascended 99 Ascension crossbows
Noxiuous 99 Noxious weaponry
Rumbling 99 Drygore weaponry, Seismic weaponry, Tectonic armour

The Workbench

The workbench is where you both come up with ideas and create things from your ideas. There is a workbench in the Invention Guild near the Dwarven Mines. There are also workbenches in Varrock by the western anvils, Ardougne, the Seers Village Elemental Workshop, Yanille, and Falador.

Discovery and Research

Workbench discovery is where you create blueprints for inventions. Discovery is fueled by inspiration, an intangible value that is attached to your character. Inspiration is gained through training or leveling. You get some inspiration from getting an invention level and you can get some more from training skills (including invention). 

To begin discovery, click on the discovery workbench option on the invention workbench and you will see a discovery interface. You should see a bunch of possible inventions you can create blueprints for on the left. Click on the blueprint you wish to create and then click on the modules. Once you have the five modules selected, click on the prototype button. Your prototype will probably fail; this is normal. What modules are needed is discovered through trial and error. Eventually you will find out the modules needed for creation.

When you have figured out what five modules you need for that item, you need to place them in an order. Every order works, but some orders use less inspiration. For example, this is a configuration for a 200 inspiration object.

Bad order!

This is a bad order. On the other hand, this order is pretty good.

Better order!

To save your inspiration, it is suggested you aim for perfect configurations (especially at higher levels). If you can't find an perfect configuration, you can probably settle for a excellent configuration occasionally, though it is still suggested you go for perfect most of the time. An excellent configuration is only a swap away from a perfect one.

You may not have enough inspiration to create every item possible. Try to do the important inventions such as augmented gear advancement before inventing other miscellaneous objects that may have limited uses in terms of leveling invention.

Most blueprints are unlocked by leveling, but some are unlocked via other means. For instance, two blueprints are unlocked after Nomad's Elegy and four blueprints can be found by playing in the GWD2 Dungeon.

You will gain a small amount of invention experience for discoveries.

Along with researching new invention gear to use, you can also research general improvements in your invention, such as the ability to train your invented weapon to a higher level. Here is a list of available research that can be done to improve your invention gear and training.

Research Improvements in Invention
Research Level
Augmentor 2
Divine Charge 4
Maximum charge improvement 1 22
Augmented Hatchet 22
Charge drain reduction 1 34
Junk chance reduction 1 34
Maximum charge improvement 2 40
Charge drain reduction 2 49
Junk chance reduction 2 49
Maximum charge reduction 3 64
Charge drain reduction 3 64
Junk chance reduction 3 64
Junk chance reduction 4 69
Charge drain reduction 4 69
Junk chance reduction 5 78
Charge drain reduction 5 78
Charge drain reduction 6 83
Junk chance reduction 6 83
Maximum charge improvement 4 87
Junk chance reduction 7 91
Charge drain reduction 7 91
Maximum charge improvement 5 95
Charge drain reduction 8 95
Junk chance reduction 8 95
Junk chance reduction 9 105
Charge drain reduction 9 105


Manufacturing is where you can produce inventions that you have discovered through the workbench. It is fairly straightforward. The interface for creating these invented items is similar to that of smithing and crafting. The main difference is that there is a large variety of items needed to create items. Materials from the invention pouch are needed as well.

Here is a list of items that can be manufactured at the Invention workbench. For information on the race tech trees (Goblin and Dwarf) see the later tech tree section.

Device Level Requirement Materials needed
Augmentor 2 225 Incandescent Energy, 45 Base Parts, 45 Tensile Parts, 45 Flexible Parts, 8 Enhancing Components, 7 Powerful Components
Weapon Gizmo Shell 3 10 Blade Parts, 5 Crafted Parts, 2 Strong Components
Divine Charge 4 225 Incandescent Energy, 20 Simple Parts
Gizmo Dissolver 8 1 Vial, 35 Clear Parts, 35 Organic Parts
Armour Gizmo Shell 16 10 Deflecting Parts, 5 Crafted Parts, 2 Protective Components
Equipment Dissolver 16 1 Vial, 35 Clear Parts, 35 Organic Parts
Augmentation Dissolver 16 1 Vial, 35 Delicate Parts, 35 Cover Parts
Tool Gizmo Shell 22 10 Head Parts, 5 Crafted Parts, 2 Precise Components
Junk Refiner 22 1 Rune Bar, 200 Junk, 50 Crafted Parts
Fishing Rod-o-matic 22 1 Fishing Rod, 80 Flexible Parts, 60 Base Parts, 6 Dextrous Components, 4 Swift Components
Soul-in-a-box 24 (and Nomad's Elegy) 500 Soul Runes, 150 Tensile Parts, 50 Smooth Parts, 10 Subtle Components, 10 Pious Components
Urn Enhancer 24 (and Nomad's Elegy) 500 Soul Runes, 100 Tensile Parts, 100 Clear Parts, 10 Subtle Components, 10 Precise Components
Equipment Siphon 27 50 Simple Parts, 5 Dextrous Components, 5 Precise Components
Woodcutting Accumulator 50 Decorated Woodcutting Urn, 40 Base parts, 20 Spiritual parts, 1 Sharp component
Sprinkler MK1 (Dwarven) 50 Bucket of Water, 200 Head parts, 200 Metallic parts, 15 Living parts
Mechanised Chinchompa (x5) (Goblin) 50 50 red chinchompa, 65 Plated parts, 65 Connector parts, 5 Living parts
Mining Accumulator (Dwarven) 50 Decorated Mining Urn, 40 Base parts, 20 Spiritual parts, 1 Heavy component
Fishing Accumulator 60 Decorated Fishing Urn, 40 Base parts, 20 Spiritual parts, 1 Powerful component
Calorie Bomb (Dwarven) 60 Empty pot, 65 Cover parts, 25 Organic parts, 3 Direct components
B.A.N.K. Stander (Goblin) 60 Adamant bar, Refined components
Monkey mind-controlled helmet (Goblin) 60 Monkey Talisman, 420 Head parts, 25 Crystal parts, 50 Living parts
Book switcher (Dwarven) 60 Adamant bar, 15 Magic parts, 15 Spiritual parts, 1 Enhancing component
Lab Coat Top 69 2 Fine Cloth, 220 padded parts, 190 cover parts, 25 Protective components
Lab Coat Legs 69 2 Fine Cloth, 220 cover parts, 190 deflecting parts, 25 Dexterous components
Auto-sanctifier (Dwarven) 70 10 Marrentill, 80 Spiritual parts, 40 Cover parts, 8 Spiritual parts
Oldak Coil (Goblin) 70 2 Rune bars, 150 Metallic parts, 15 Heavy components, 15 Imbued components
Kinetic Cyclone (Dwarven) 70 2 Rune bars, 150 Plated parts, 15 Heavy parts, 15 Sharp components
Dungeoneering party simulator (Goblin) 70 250 Dungeoneering tokens, 25 Connector parts, 25 Padded parts, 2 Evasive components
Dungeoneering lock melter (Dwarven) 70 Lockpick, 50 Smooth parts, 30 Tensile parts, 5 Ethereal components
Electrified box trap (Goblin) 70 Box trap, 30 Connector parts, 15 Stave parts, 2 Stunning components
Lightbulb Hat 87 Light orb, 340 Head parts, 290 Delicate parts, 32 Light components
Pogo Stick 91 2 Royal torsion Spring, 500 Tensile parts, 500 stave parts, 100 Swift components

Gizmo Creation and Perks

Gizmos are used to add perks to your weapons, armour, or tools. These perks can be good (such as protecting an extra item with the protect item prayer) and bad (such as dealing 30% less damage to demons). Gizmo shells are created through the workbench and to get the perks, materials must be added to the gizmo shell. To do this, click on the gizmo shell and you will see an interface where you can add materials to the shells. Adding materials will give possible perk options, which you can learn more about by hovering your mouse over them.

Gizmo creation

For common materials, five materials are required for each slot. For uncommon and rare materials, only one material is required for each slot. Generally, better materials give you better perks. If you see that none of your perk options are positive, there's no reason to create this perk (unless you want to expensively train invention through perk creation OR the game isn't hard enough for you and you want a negative perk). What perk you get upon gizmo creation is random, but it will be one or two of the listed possible options.


As stated earlier, perks are obtained by adding materials to gizmo shells. There are different perks for weapons, armour, and tools.The available weapon perks are listed below.

Weapon Perks
Perk Description Materials that can provide perk
Antitheism Denies access to protect/deflect prayers and curses Base, Blade, Magic, Metallic, Simple, Spiritual, Ethereal, Precious
Biting +2% chance per rank to deal critical hit to opponent Blade, Direct, Noxious
Blunted Reduces weapon damage by 1% per rank Plated, Smooth, Tensile, Direct, Evasive, Powerful, Precise, Swift
Brassican Always sometimes cabbage (puts cabbage in your inventory) Brassican
Cautious Cannot auto-retaliate when equipped Clear, Flexible, Spiritual, Direct, Evasive, Precise, Refined
Clear Headed Anticipation lasts one second longer per rank, but no longer reduces damage taken Flexible, Head, Stunning, Variable
Committed Always skulled when item is equipped Plated, Spiked, Stave, Healthy, Heavy, Refined, Strong
Crackling Reduces weapon damage by 1% per rank Plated, Smooth, Tensile, Direct, Evasive, Powerful, Precise, Swift
Demon Bait Deals 30% less damage to Demons Crystal, Delicate, Padded, Heavy, Protective, Refined, Variable
Demon Slayer Deals 7% additional damage to Demons Clear, Dextrous
Dragon Bait Deal 30% less damage to Dragons Connector, Flexible, Dextrous, Refined, Sharp, Pious
Dragon Slayer Deal 7% additional damage to dragons Base, Enhancing, Dragonfire
Efficient Charge drain rate for this item is decreased by 6% per rank Crystal, Healthy, Shifting
Energising Slice, piercing shot, and wrack deal 20% less damage, but generate 0.6 additional adrenaline per rank Magic, Smooth, Stave, Enhancing, Imbued, Refined
Enlightened +3% item XP per rank (for the item it's installed on) Spiritual, Pious
Equilibrium Increases minimum hit by 3% and decreases maximum hit 1% per rank. Does not stack with equilibrium aura; aura takes precedent. Delicate, Smooth, Precise, Rumbling
Fatiguing Gain 2% less adrenaline per rank Crafted, Spiked, Stave, Strong, Stunning
Genocidal Deal up to 7% extra damage to your current Slayer target proportional to progress through your current Slayer task Spiked, Powerful, Undead, Bandos
Glow worm Provides light equivalent to a bullseye lantern Clear, Stave, Light
Hallucinogenic Causes you to see strange things... Clear, Crafted, Simple, Light, Brassican
Hoarding Protect item protects two items instead of one (does not work in PvP areas) Spiritual, Tensile, Protective, Refined, Pious
Inaccurate Reduces weapon accuracy 1% per rank Base, Deflecting, Head, Organic, Spiritual, Healthy, Enhancing, Light, Refined
Invigorating Boosts adrenaline gained from auto-attacks by 10% per rank Organic, Enhancing, Swift, Culinary
Junk Food Food gives 3% less health per rank Blade, Delicate, Spiked, Imbued
Looting Most enemies have a 25% chance to drop an additional high-level resource (5 minute cooldown) Simple, Precious
Mediocrity Decreases max hit by 3% per rank Crafted, Deflecting, Head, Metallic, Organic, Stunning, Pious
Mobile Reduces cooldown of Surge, Escape, and Barge by 50%, but these abilities no longer give adrenaline Connector, Flexible, Dextrous
Mysterious Has a mysterious affect... Tensile, Stunning
Precise Increases your minimum damage by 1.5% per rank of your maximum damage Connector, Precise, Armadyl
Scavenging 1% chance per rank to get an uncommon invention component as a drop from combat (with a 1% chance it will be a rare component instead Connector, Smooth, Precious
Shield Bashing Debilitate's damage is increase by 15% per rank Cover, Deflecting, Protective, Swift
Spendthrift 1% chance per rank to deal 1% extra damage per rank, at the cost of 1 gold coin per extra damage dealt (from coins in backpack, not moneypouch) Magic, Precious
Talking Gives your gear more personality Base, Head, Organic, Simple, Living, Brassican
Taunting Provoke affects enemies in a 5x5 square around its target, causing those that are already in combat to attack you Spiked, Sharp, Knightly
Trophy-taker's 3% chance per rank a slain creature will zero kills to its slayer assignment, 2% per rank it will add two kills Crystal, Spiked, Powerful, Variable
Ultimatums Reduces the adrenaline cost of Overpower, Frenzy, Unload, and Omnipower by 5% per rank. Does not stack with other ultimate adrenaline saving effects Magic, Imbued, Explosive, Shifting
Undead Bait Deal 30% less damage to the undead Connector, Stave
Undead Slayer Deals 7% additional damage to Undead on Slayer task Crystal, Living, Undead
Wise While equipped, +1% per rank additional experience, up to 50,000 additional experience per day Flexible, Spiritual, Ethereal, Pious

In addition to the perks listed above, armour will also be able to have these perks.

Armour Perks
Perk Description Materials that can provide perk
Absorptive 20% chance to reduce an attack by 5% per rank Padded, Plated, Strong, Fungal
Brief Respite Reduces cooldown for Guthix's Blessing and Rejuvenate by 5% per rank, and total by healing 1% of max lifepoints per rank Organic, Ethereal, Refined, Culinary
Bulwark Debilitate deals no damage but gains up to 6% per rank extra duration from shield value Cover, Metallic, Heavy, Powerful
Devoted 3% chance per rank on being hit that protection prayers will work 100% (or 75% in PvP) for 3 seconds Bandos
Preparation Preparation's duration and cooldown are increased by 15% per rank Crafted
Profane Cannot consume prayer potions Clear, Cover, Crystal, Flexible, Padded, Simple, Tensile, Living
Turtling The Barricade ability's duration and cooldown are both increased by 10% per rank Base, Crystal, Evasive
Venomblood Regular poison damage is negated Deflecting, Evasive, Healthy, Pestiferous
Reflexes Anticipation's duration and cooldown are halved Smooth, Dextrous

And these are perks that can be attached to tools. Some other perks that do not necessarily deal with combat, such as Talking or Committed also can be attached to tools by using materials listed in prior tables.

Tool Perks
Perk Description Materials that can provide perk
Butterfingers Has a 3% chance per rank of dropping the resource you just gathered Delicate, Padded, Tensile, Dextrous, Heavy
Charitable Has a 1% chance per rank of putting an extra item by other nearby players after successfully gathering a resource Base, Direct, Armadyl, Pious
Cheapskate Has a 1% chance per rank of transmuting a gathered resource to a lower tier Crystal, Smooth, Enhancing, Variable
Confused Has a 1% chance per rank of teleporting you randomly after successfully gathering a resource Cover, Metallic, Stunning
Furnace Has a 5% chance per rank of consuming a resource for an extra 100% XP Cover, Imbued, Sharp, Dragonfire
Honed Has a 2% per rank higher chance of successfully gathering materials Blade, Magic, Precise, Sharp
Imp-Souled Has a 3% chance per rank on successful gathering to send the gathered resources to the bank at the cost of 30 prayer points Deflecting, Swift
Polishing Has a 3% chance per rank of transmuting a gathered resource to a higher tier Padded, Dextrous, Protective
Refined Has a 5% chance of preventing a resource from depleting when gathering Smooth, Enhancing, Refined

Augmentation and Gear Leveling

Not all gear can be augmented. At the present moment, only weapons, legs, bodies, pickaxes, hatchets, and fishing rods of level 70 tier or higher can be augmented. There are some exceptions with easily obtainable weapons and gear, such as Blisterwood weapons.

To augment a weapon, you'll first need to create an augmentor. These are fairly cheap creations that require a divine energy (225 incandescent energy and more for lower tier energy), 45 bladed parts, 45 tensile parts, 45 flexible parts, 8 enhancing components, and 7 powerful components. Once you have the augmentor, you can add this to a desired weapon or armor. Now you have the augmented gear, you can add perks by using the gizmo with the desired perks to the augmented weapon. Perks do not stack, i.e. adding the two same perks that increase weapon damage by 2% does not increase your weapon damage by 4%.

How to Augment and Perk

In invention, individual items can be leveled through usage. Weapons and armor are leveled through combat. Like combat, not all monsters give the same weapon XP. Monsters that are higher in level tend to give more experience. Similarly with tools, high level resource gathering will garner more XP per resource. You can check your weapon, armour, or tool XP by right clicking your augmented gear. At 40,120 weapon experience, the gear will become level 10 (the level best for disassembly). At twice this experience value, the weapon will become level 12 (the level best for siphoning). Gear does not need perks to be leveled.

Check Invention

Leveling gear will consume something called energy. This energy is stored on a charge pack in your toolbelt and can be checked by clicking on the toolbelt, clicking the invention icon and then hovering your mouse over the charge pack. In order to continue to level weapons, you will need to replenish energy. To do this, you will first need to create a divine charges. Divine charges require level 4 invention (meaning they can be made after the tutorial), 20 simple parts, and 225 incandescent energy. Each divine charge will give you 3000 gear energy. This part of invention is fairly expensive as the divine energy and the simple parts will cost you a fair bit. If you run out of divine energy your gear will stop leveling and also be as useful as a basic tier 1 weapon.

Tech Trees

At level 40 invention, you can uncover the tech tree for a certain race. There are currently two races you can research from: cave goblins and dwarves. To unlock the cave goblin tech tree, speak to Oldak in northwest Dorgesh-Kaan. To unlock the dwarf tech tree, speak to Drorkar in the Keldagrim Dwarf Palace. Each race's tech tree has additional materials and inventions you can research and create. To unlock these, you'll need to complete a set of tasks designated by a task board in the Invention Guild or nearby the Tech Tree experts. Generally the tasks involve handing in invention items, which you can do at the noticeboard. These tasks will give you points which you can use to buy new invention ideas. Your first chosen Tech Tree will give you 100% points for each completed task and the second chosen Tech Tree will give you 50% points for each completed task.

Leveling Invention

Considering the high expense of creating gizmos, most people will be leveling invention through using and leveling augmented gear. To do this, use an augmented gear in combat or resource gathering. It will increase in level over time until you reach a maximum level (5, 10, or 15). Once you have your gear at your desired level, you can gain a hefty sum of invention experience from either disassembling the gear or siphoning it (requirement of 16 invention), which will allow you to keep your original gear but only give you the experience of an item two levels lower you would get upon disassembly.

Due to the level 16 requirement of siphoning, you will be training at first by disassembling your augmented gear. As your gear will be destroyed in the disassembly, it is strongly suggested you do not augment any gear you do not want to lose. If you do, you won't be able to use this leveled gear to train invention until level 16. If you are siphoning, it is best to siphon at level 12. If you are disassembling, it is best to disassemble at level 10.


Not all gear gives the same experience upon disassembly or siphoning. Level 70 gear gives 10% less experience than level 80 and level 90 gear gives 10% more experience than level 80. At level 10, level 70 gear can be disassembled for 459,000 XP, level 75 gear for 499,500 XP, level 80 gear for 540,000 XP, level 85 gear for 580,500 XP, level 90 gear for 621,000 XP.

Relatively cheap weapons level 70 weapons that can be augmented include the Balmung (300,000 GP replacement), the Handcannon, the Black Salamander (free replacement with 71 Hunter), and enhanced Excalibur. The only cheap level 80 weapon that can be augmented is the royal crossbow. However, another weapon worth noting is the Sunspear after the quest River of Blood. Requiring only 600,000 coins to reclaim from Ivan in Paterdomus, it is a level 78 weapon that can be used for melee, ranged or magic. Disassembly at level 10 rewards 523,800 XP.

A common strategy beyond level 16 is to use a high level augmented weapon that you siphon at level 12 and then two lower level armor pieces (such as ganodermic or barrows) that you disassemble at level 10. This is fairly expensive. Cheaper alternatives include only leveling a two handed weapon or an offhand weapon.


As with every skill in RuneScape, Invention comes with skillcapes purchasable at levels 99 and 120. Both can be purchased from Doc in the Invention Guild northeast of the Falador lodestone.

Invention emotes!


In short, Invention involves coming up with blueprint ideas, manufacturing items from these blueprints, and then using the invented items in RuneScape.

Good luck! Invention certainly takes a long time to train, and most of the training involves boring things that exist outside of the invention skill like killing NPCs or cutting trees. If you ever get discouraged, remember the words of famous inventor Thomas Edison:

"Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration."

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Updated on: November 22, 2016 04:35 PM UTC by Sobend