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For the override, see Replica Pernix Armour.
Pernix set equipped
Pernix set equipped female

Pernix armour is a set of degradable high-level Ranged power armour that requires 80 Defence and 80 Constitution to wear. It was first mentioned on 3 January 2011[1] and released into the game on 10 January 2011[2]. Pernix armour pieces may only be obtained as rare drops from Nex, the boss of the Zarosian stronghold of the God Wars Dungeon, the Ancient Prison. It is the Ranged counterpart to Virtus armour and Torva armour, which are respectively Magic and Melee sets.

As tier 80 equipment, Pernix armour is currently the fourth highest-level Ranged armour in the game (behind death lotus, sirenic, and Tempest), and the second-best Ranged power armour.

Wearing any piece of Pernix, Torva, or Virtus armours, or wielding a Zaryte bow, Virtus wand, Virtus book or ascension crossbow, will cause all factions of monsters in the God Wars Dungeon (aside from bosses or the Ancient Prison) to be unaggressive.

Degrading and repairEdit

Ancient armour degrades as it is used. Equipment received from Nex is fully repaired and can be used for 60,000 charges of combat (though it degrades by 2 charges per hit, making the minimum time 5 hours) until it degrades completely and requires repair before it can be used again; it does not suffer in performance as it degrades from fully repaired to fully degraded. The remaining charges of Ancient armour can be checked by right-clicking it and selecting 'check-charge'. Additionally, Ancient armour may only be traded if fully repaired or fully degraded. Items lose 20% charge if reclaimed from a gravestone after dying.

There are two ways to repair Ancient armour. Players can talk to any of the NPCs listed below and they will repair the items for a price, or repair the pieces themselves using an armour stand in any player-owned house for a reduced cost based on their Smithing level. The equipment can be repaired at any stage, and the cost will be adjusted according to how much it has degraded. The repair costs below are as if the equipment has fully degraded.

The following NPCs can repair the armour:

Costs to repair
Ancient equipment
NPC POH Armour Stand
Level 1 Smithing Level 99 Smithing
Helm 500,000 497,500 252,500
Body 2,000,000 1,990,000 1,010,000
Legs 1,000,000 995,000 505,000
Gloves 200,000 199,000 101,000
Boots 100,000 99,500 50,500
Total 3,800,000 3,781,000 1,919,000
The price is exactly 50% when operating a Smithing cape.
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Mainhand info Off-hand info Attributes Strength bonusPrice
Style Dmg Acc Style Dmg Acc Defence-icon Constitution-icon Prayer-icon Attack-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
Pernix cowlPernix cowl - - - - - - 338 110 2 - 20 -4,004,313 [view]
Pernix bodyPernix body - - - - - - 389 220 3 - 30 -17,108,547 [view]
Pernix chapsPernix chaps - - - - - - 372 165 2 - 25 -15,676,971 [view]
Pernix glovesPernix gloves - - - - - - 84 0 2 - 12 -6,173,947 [view]
Pernix bootsPernix boots - - - - - - 84 0 2 - 12 -16,298,528 [view]
Totals - - - - - - 1267 495 11 - 99 -59,262,306

Item shardsEdit

Item shards are obtained from certain monsters while having CoinShare on. When a rare drop is given by the monster, 120 item shards are divided up among the involved players and sent to their banks. 120 shards can then be combined to give the original item.

Icon Shard Price x120 Total
Pernix cowl shard Pernix cowl shard 55,494 6,659,280
Pernix body shard Pernix body shard 169,237 20,308,440
Pernix chaps shard Pernix chaps shard 186,385 22,366,200
Pernix gloves shard Pernix gloves shard 60,951 7,314,120
Pernix boots shard Pernix boots shard 131,298 15,755,760
Total price 72,403,800


Pernix armour artwork

Concept art of Pernix armour

  • "Pernix" is Latin for "swift", "nimble", or "agile".[3]
  • FightpitPKer, a player spoof, wears a full set of this armour, before its graphical update, during The Elder Kiln quest.
  • Whenever Nex drops a piece of Torva, Pernix, or Virtus armour, a server wide announcement is broadcast to all players currently logged into that particular world.
  • Pernix armour is named and modeled after Pernix, an elite ranger who served in Nex's army during the Third Age.
  • With the release of Araxxor, the price of Pernix more than tripled.


  1. ^ Mod Mark. "Behind the Scenes - January." 1 January 2010. RuneScape News.
  2. ^ Mod Chris L. "God Wars Dungeon - The Ancient Prison." 10 January 2010. RuneScape News.
  3. ^ Pernix. Latin Dictionary and Grammar Aid. University of Notre Dame. 22:05, January 18, 2011 (UTC). "pernix -nicis [swift , nimble, agile]."*

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