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Has a 1% chance per rank of transmuting a gathered resource to a lower tier.
Release date 14 March 2016 (Update)
Gizmo type Tool
Maximum rank 3

Cheapskate is an Invention perk that has a chance to transmute a gathered resource to a lower tier. The effect is the reversal of the Polishing perk. It can be created in tool gizmos.

When the perk triggers, it prompts the message: Your cheapskate perk downgrades the gathered resource. Even if the gathered item downgrades, the experience gained is always that of the original item.

Downgrade chance
Rank Chance
1 1%
2 2%
3 3%


Level Original item Transmuted item Profit/loss
10 Raw herring Raw herring Raw sardine Raw sardine -19
20 Raw trout Raw trout Raw sardine Raw sardine 24
25 Raw pike Raw pike Raw trout Raw trout -87
30 Raw salmon Raw salmon Raw trout Raw trout -39
38 Raw rainbow fish Raw rainbow fish Raw bass Raw bass 36
48 Leaping trout Leaping trout Raw trout Raw trout 15
58 Leaping salmon Leaping salmon Leaping trout Leaping trout -10
70 Leaping sturgeon Leaping sturgeon Leaping salmon Leaping salmon -233
85 Raw cavefish Raw cavefish Raw shark Raw shark -1,387
90 Raw rocktail Raw rocktail Raw cavefish Raw cavefish -829
92 Raw seerfish Raw seerfish Raw tarpon Raw tarpon N/A
95 Medium crystal urchin Medium crystal urchin Small crystal urchin Small crystal urchin N/A
96 Raw wobbegong Raw wobbegong Raw sillago Raw sillago N/A
97 Large crystal urchin Large crystal urchin Medium crystal urchin Medium crystal urchin N/A


Level Original item Transmuted item Profit/loss
15 Iron ore Iron ore Copper ore Copper ore -160
30 Coal Coal Iron ore Iron ore 84
40 Gold ore Gold ore Silver ore Silver ore -142
55 Mithril ore Mithril ore Coal Coal -182
70 Adamantite ore Adamantite ore Mithril ore Mithril ore -1,080
85 Runite ore Runite ore Adamantite ore Adamantite ore -10,308


Level Original item Transmuted item Profit/loss
1 Achey tree logs Achey tree logs Logs Normal logs -272
15 Oak logs Oak logs Logs Normal logs 192
30 Willow logs Willow logs Oak logs Oak logs 70
35 Teak logs Teak logs Willow logs Willow logs -181
45 Maple logs Maple logs Willow logs Willow logs 1
50 Mahogany logs Mahogany logs Teak logs Teak logs -584
54 Arctic pine logs Arctic pine logs Maple logs Maple logs -100
58 Eucalyptus logs Eucalyptus logs Maple logs Maple logs -564
60 Yew logs Yew logs Eucalyptus logs Eucalyptus logs 420
75 Magic logs Magic logs Yew logs Yew logs -311
90 Elder logs Elder logs Magic logs Magic logs -4,835
96 Golden bamboo Golden bamboo Bamboo Bamboo Chimes 100 -2

Unaffected itemsEdit


MaterialRarityPerk ranks with X materials
Crystal parts
Crystal partsCommon11–21–21–31–3
Enhancing components
Enhancing componentsUncommon11–21–31–31–3
Smooth parts
Smooth partsCommon11–21–21–31–3
Variable components
Variable componentsUncommon11–21–31–31–3

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