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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 sirenic ,death lotus, 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

Pernix armour fully degrades after 10 hours of combat. Its bonuses are not lost as it degrades; they remain constant throughout the ten hours. The percentage of an item's charge can be checked by right-clicking it and selecting 'check-charge'. Each individual item in the set can be repaired either at Bob's Brilliant Axes or at an armour stand in a player-owned house. Repair costs at an armour stand decrease linearly based on the player's Smithing level, which can be boosted, but not assisted.

Pernix armour repair cost
Piece Bob's Brilliant Axes Armour stand with 100 Smithing
Pernix cowl
Pernix cowl 500,000 coins 250,000 coins
Pernix body
Pernix body 2,000,000 coins 1,000,000 coins
Pernix chaps
Pernix chaps 1,000,000 coins 500,000 coins
Pernix gloves
Pernix gloves 200,000 coins 100,000 coins
Pernix boots
Pernix boots 100,000 coins 50,000 coins
Full set 3,800,000 coins 1,900,000 coins

Grand Exchange priceEdit

Pernix Grand Exchange cost
Pernix cowlPernix cowl5,371,288 [view]
Pernix bodyPernix body15,745,000 [view]
Pernix chapsPernix chaps16,473,954 [view]
Pernix glovesPernix gloves7,476,231 [view]
Pernix bootsPernix boots19,644,322 [view]
Total price64,710,795
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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 131,297 15,755,640
Total price 72,403,680


Mainhand info Off-hand info Attributes Strength bonus
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 -
Pernix bodyPernix body - - - - - - 389 220 3 - 30 -
Pernix chapsPernix chaps - - - - - - 372 165 2 - 25 -
Totals None - - None - - 1099 495 7 - 75 -
Pernix glovesPernix gloves - - - - - - 84 0 2 - 12 -
Pernix bootsPernix boots - - - - - - 84 0 2 - 12 -
Totals - - - - - - 1267 495 11 - 99 -


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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