Has a 20% chance per rank of automatically disassembling items produced.
Release date 6 February 2017 (Update)
Gizmo type Tool
Maximum rank 5

Breakdown is an Invention perk that has a 20% chance per rank to automatically disassemble items produced while smithing. Does not work when smelting ores.[source needed] It can be created in tool gizmos.

When the perk triggers, it prompts the message: Your breakdown perk causes you to instantly disassemble the item.

Disassemble chance
Rank Chance
1 20%
2 40%
3 60%
4 80%
5 100%

Utilising breakdown allows the full use of a beast of burden, particularly with 1-bar items such as daggers. It is a significant time saver when the produced item is planned to be dismantled anyway - but be aware that it also dismantle high value items (e.g. malevolent armour) without warning.


MaterialRarityPerk ranks with X materials
Undead components
Undead componentsRare11–21–32–52–5
Heavy components
Heavy componentsUncommon11–21–31–41–5
Padded parts
Padded partsCommon011–21–31–4

Suggested gizmosEdit

Gizmo layout Possible perks
Heavy components
Heavy componentsHeavy componentsHeavy components
Heavy components
  • Breakdown Breakdown 1–5 (5 is rare)
  • Other possible perks:
Undead components
Undead componentsUndead componentsUndead components
Undead components
  • Breakdown Breakdown 2–5 (5 is rare)


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