Invention is finally here and the tech-level of Gielinor is about to be pushed through the roof! Get in game today and begin augmenting your gear and discovering perks with this brand-new elite skill.
You must be Level 80 in Divination, Smithing and Crafting.
Where to start
Go to the Guild of Inventors north of Falador and speak to Doc to begin your own journey of discovery.
What’s Invention all about?
Invention is all about changing the way you approach RuneScape and the challenges of Gielinor. It’s about augmenting and modifying your gear, adding perks that give new dimensions and possibilities. Build sets of gear that are truly your own, and finally overcome those tricky bosses by inventing items that give you a real advantage - it’s all to play for!
How about a weapon that you’ve modified to deal extra damage to demons? What about armour that has a small chance of reducing received damage to just 1? Or how about a mysterious enhanced chinchompa that has dramatically increased destructive power (and cuteness)?
Train the skill by disassembling your unwanted items and experimenting with their constituent materials at an Invention workbench. This is the core of Invention - discovering an ever-increasing number of special perks, adding them to your items and creating new ways to quest, skill and fight through Gielinor.
As you use your augmented gear, it’ll accrue its own XP, levelling in its own right. You’ll find this to be beneficial as you make more discoveries and train Invention further.
As you level up the skill, you’ll be able to branch out into specialisations, determining which type of tech you learn first. Will you prioritise Dwarven inventions, or do the volatile designs of the Goblin tech branch appeal more to your sensibilities? It’s up to you!
It’s also a skill that’s about looking good. Ever been jealous of that adventurer with the impressively grand leg armour? Well now you can make your own EVEN BETTER leg armour, with spinning cogs and flashing lights and some strange side-effect that you can’t quite put your finger on…
New inventions will be added to the game for you to discover each month this year, as part of major updates. There’ll be several bigger batches of Invention content, too.
Keep an eye on the news for further updates. But for now, we can’t wait to see what you come up with, and to see you blazing a trail up the hiscores. To the workbench!
You can check out the full patch notes for the update on the forum thread.
Live Streams this Week
Each week we stream developer Q&As, in-game events and more. Watch our streams and find a full streaming schedule over on our Twitch channel.
Check our YouTube channel, too, for recap videos of streams you may have missed, including last week’s Ninja Spotlight and our special 15th birthday streams!
This week, we’ll be giving you another taster of our new Game Client, NXT, and opening up a box of JMod tricks!
Monday 25th January | 16:00 UTC | A noob’s guide to Invention
Invention is here! But where can you start? Join us at 4pm today for a brief introduction to Invention with the team!
Tuesday, 26th January | 17:00 UTC | Invention Q&A
It's finally here! We'll be talking about first-day reactions, future Invention releases, and our plans for Elite Skills moving forward. You'd be mad as Melzar to miss it!
Post your questions here and don't miss it from 5pm UTC on Tuesday 26th January!
Tuesday, 26th January | 21:00 UTC | The 'Perks' of Invention, with Mod Shauny!
Mod Shauny will be trying out Invention's perks, and trying to find the best (and worst) perks for your viewing pleasure.
Wednesday, 27th January - 09:30 UTC - Good Morning Gielinor!
Mods JD and Jon are on the sofas to talk about a busy January, put another JMod through their paces in the QBD face-off, and talk about something BRAND NEW coming this year to RuneScape!
Thursday, January 28th | 17:00-18:00 UTC | Invention Reddit AMA
Head over to the RuneScape subreddit and get your questions answered by our team of cog-wielding JMods between 17:00 and 18:00 this Thursday!
In Other News
Gower Quest Reward competition Poll | Vote Now!
Back in November, we asked for your help to come up with a reward for the Gower Quest, coming later in 2016. And boy, did you deliver! We waded through over 6,000 entries and we’ve now got our 5 finalists!
Head in game now and vote on our poll system to choose your winner. Our finalists’ full concepts are on the forum thread. Don’t forget – the winner gets life-long membership, and their idea put into the game!
There are some great competitions going on at the moment so don’t forget you can win:
Tickets to our 15th birthday documentary (RuneScape: 15 Years of Adventure) premiere in London! Find out more.
A life-sized Darklight! Help us celebrate 15 years of RuneScape with a Party Selfie. Find out more!
Both of these competitions finish this week, so hurry!
Congratulations to Peep Rach, who won 15 amazing goodies (including an MSI Gaming Laptop, life-sized retro Dragonfire Shield, and Cooler Master gaming gear) in our December competition!