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, generally reversing the effect of the Polishing perk with minor exceptions. 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 -12
15 Raw anchovies Raw anchovies Raw shrimps Raw shrimps -5
16 Raw mackerel Raw mackerel Raw sardine Raw sardine 33
20 Raw trout Raw trout Raw sardine Raw sardine 32
23 Raw cod Raw cod Raw mackerel Raw mackerel -482
25 Raw pike Raw pike Raw trout Raw trout -100
30 Raw salmon Raw salmon Raw trout Raw trout -28
35 Raw tuna Raw tuna Raw cod Raw cod 481
38 Raw rainbow fish Raw rainbow fish Raw bass Raw bass 124
40 Raw lobster Raw lobster Raw tuna Raw tuna -119
46 Raw bass Raw bass Raw tuna Raw tuna -401
48 Leaping trout Leaping trout Raw trout Raw trout 23
50 Raw swordfish Raw swordfish Raw tuna Raw tuna -234
52 Raw desert sole Raw desert sole Raw bass Raw bass 321
58 Leaping salmon Leaping salmon Leaping trout Leaping trout -37
60 Raw catfish Raw catfish Raw desert sole Raw desert sole -109
62 Raw monkfish Raw monkfish Raw swordfish Raw swordfish -343
68 Raw green blubber jellyfish Raw green blubber jellyfish Raw monkfish Raw monkfish 232
70 Leaping sturgeon Leaping sturgeon Leaping salmon Leaping salmon -167
72 Raw beltfish Raw beltfish Raw catfish Raw catfish -449
76 Raw shark Raw shark Raw monkfish Raw monkfish -450
85 Raw cavefish Raw cavefish Raw shark Raw shark -506
90 Raw rocktail Raw rocktail Raw cavefish Raw cavefish -622
91 Raw blue blubber jellyfish Raw blue blubber jellyfish Raw rocktail Raw rocktail -37
92 Raw seerfish Raw seerfish Raw tarpon Raw tarpon 0
92 Raw sillago Raw sillago Raw seerfish Raw seerfish -1
95 Medium crystal urchin Medium crystal urchin Small crystal urchin Small crystal urchin -1 point
96 Raw wobbegong Raw wobbegong Raw sillago Raw sillago -1
97 Large crystal urchin Large crystal urchin Medium crystal urchin Medium crystal urchin -1 point
97 Raw sailfish Raw sailfish Raw blue blubber jellyfish Raw blue blubber jellyfish -1,109

Unaffected itemsEdit


Level Original item Transmuted item Profit/loss
15 Iron ore Iron ore Copper ore Copper ore -157
30 Coal Coal Iron ore Iron ore 55
40 Gold ore Gold ore Silver ore Silver ore -122
55 Mithril ore Mithril ore Coal Coal -158
70 Adamantite ore Adamantite ore Mithril ore Mithril ore -999
77 Coal Concentrated coal rock Iron ore Iron ore 55
77 Iron ore Harmonised coal rock Coal Coal 55
80 Gold ore Concentrated gold rock Silver ore Silver ore -122
84 Mithril ore Harmonised mithril rock Coal Coal -158
85 Runite ore Runite ore Adamantite ore Adamantite ore -10,541
89 Adamantite ore Harmonised adamantite rock Mithril ore Mithril ore -999
95 Runite ore Harmonised runite rock Adamantite ore Adamantite ore -10,541
97 Alaea sea salt Alaea sea salt Sea salt Sea salt -1

Unaffected itemsEdit

Unknown effectEdit


Level Original item Transmuted item Profit/loss
1 Achey tree logs Achey tree logs Logs Normal logs -275
15 Oak logs Oak logs Logs Normal logs 145
30 Willow logs Willow logs Oak logs Oak logs 65
35 Teak logs Teak logs Willow logs Willow logs -118
45 Maple logs Maple logs Willow logs Willow logs -18
50 Mahogany logs Mahogany logs Teak logs Teak logs -335
54 Arctic pine logs Arctic pine logs Maple logs Maple logs -153
58 Eucalyptus logs Eucalyptus logs Maple logs Maple logs -645
60 Yew logs Yew logs Eucalyptus logs Eucalyptus logs 556
75 Magic logs Magic logs Yew logs Yew logs -246
90 Elder logs Elder logs Magic logs Magic logs -5,540
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