Luck is a mechanic that determines the chance for receiving certain rare or special drops and rewards from various sources. Luck was significantly reworked on 27 March 2017 (update) to categorise affected drops and rewards into 4 tiers of luck, each corresponding to one or more luck enhancing items.
The following items will increase the chances of receiving drops and rewards affected by luck. All luck enhancers inherit the effects of lower tiers.
|1||Ring of luck, strung rabbit foot|
|2||Ring of wealth, collector's insignia, leprechaun hat, luck potion|
|3||Ring of fortune, charged collector's insignia, enhanced luck potion|
|4||Luck of the dwarves, Hazelmere's signet ring|
Drops and rewards affected by luckEdit
The luck mechanic affects various rewards, including drops from slayer monsters and bosses, rewards from certain skilling activities, and clue scroll rewards. Using luck enhancers increases the chance to receive these rewards, as outlined below.
Increased chance of unique drops such as dark bows and abyssal whips, as well as parts of the crystal key and crystal triskelion key. However pets, sirenic scales, Ascension keystones and signets, and Champion's scrolls are not affected by luck.
|1||Level 1–50 Slayer monsters: Crawling hand, Banshee, Rock slug, Cockatrice, Basilisk, Infernal mage, Desert lizard|
|2||The above plus level 51–80 Slayer monsters: Turoth, Aberrant spectre, Dust devil, Kurask, Gargoyle, Nechryael, Cave horror, Muspah, Nihil, Aquanite, Jungle strykewyrm, Desert strykewyrm|
|3||The above plus level 81–120 Slayer monsters: Abyssal demon, Mutated jadinko, Ascension creature, Ganodermic beast, Spiritual mage, Airut, Lava strykewyrm, Camel warrior, Mammoths, Ripper demon, Living wyvern, Edimmu, Dark beast, Ice strykewyrm, Chaos giant, Tormented demon, Glacor, Nightmare creature|
|4||All of the above|
|1||Giant Mole and King Black Dragon|
|2||The above plus Barrows, Chaos Elemental, Commander Zilyana, Dagannoth Kings, exiled Kalphite Queen, General Graardor, K'ril Tsutsaroth, Kalphite Queen, and Kree'arra|
|3||The above plus Abomination, Corporeal Beast, Gregorovic, Helwyr, Kalphite King, Nex, Queen Black Dragon, Twin Furies, Vindicta, and WildyWyrm|
|4||All of the above plus Araxxi, Barrows: Rise of the Six, Beastmaster Durzag, Nex: Angel of Death, Telos, the Warden, Vorago, and Yakamaru|
Certain skilling activities benefit from luck enhancers.
|Tier||Increased chance of receiving|
|3||The above plus:|
|4||All of the above.|
Luck enhancers provide a +1% chance for rarer clue-specific loot, such as god pages and third-age armour, on the corresponding tier of clue scroll. Each tier of luck gives a 1% increased drop bonus for their respective clue types from monsters.
|Tier||Clue scroll levels|
|1||Easy clue scrolls|
|2||Easy and medium clue scrolls|
|3||Easy, medium, and hard clue scrolls|
|4||All clue scrolls, including elite|
Rare drop tableEdit
Luck enhancers can affect chances to access the rare drop table, as well as improve loot obtained from the rare drop table.
|1||Increased chance to access to the rare drop table|
|2||Increased chance to access the rare drop table and receive improved loot from it|
|3||Further increased chance to access to the rare drop table and receive improved loot from it|
|4||Still further increased chance to access the rare drop table and receive improved loot from it, and the ability to receive the vecna skull and Hazelmere's signet ring|
Crystal chest and Triskelion TreasuresEdit
|2||1% increased chance to get rare drops|
|3||2% increased chance to get rare drops|
|4||3% increased chance to get rare drops|
- Slightly improved unique drops from some monsters (but not many bosses)
- Improved the rare drop table access chance and clue scroll drop chance
- Increased the chance of mining gems
All of these items’ effects were identical (charging the insignia doubled its effect) and did not stack.
The 2017 update added tiers to luck, and rings to fill those tiers with the existing ring of wealth being moved into tier 2.
- Mod Timbo. Game Jam 2017 - Luck Rework. Google Documents. 18 February 2017.
- The Month Ahead - March. twitch.tv/runescape. 7 March 2017.*
- The RuneScape Game Jam!. twitch.tv/runescape. 19 February 2017.*
- Mod Shauny. [RS3] Luck Rework & Patch Notes teaser with Mod Shauny - 9PM UTC. twitch.tv/runescape. 24 March 2017.