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Scavenging Farming

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Scavenging scavenging is an invention perk which provides players a chance to get uncommon or rare components as a drop, whenever they kill an NPC.

⬥ Each rank provides a 1% chance per rank for uncommon components to drop from a kill, with a 1% chance that they will be rare components instead.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Scavenging 4 scavenging4 on level 20 equipment provides a 4.4% chance per kill, of activation, with a 1% chance that the components will be rare instead of uncommon.

⬥ Check the wiki for more information about Scavenging scavenging

⬥ Killing monsters en masse for scavenging procs is called scav farming, a low effort/AFK way to obtain a variety of components.

Acquiring scav 4

⬥ With Ancient Invention unlocked, scavenging 4 scavenging4 should be obtained by placing 9 preciouscomp into an ancientarmourgizmo

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Prepare a few gizmos as the chance for scavenging4 is 1/15.4 at 137 Invention.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Visit the wiki's perk calculator to calculate your chances at lower invention levels.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Make sure you use an extremeinventionpotion


Components obtained from scav farming are not only useful for making perks, but also crafting items which are profitable, including but not limited to:

Uncommon components

  1. Making mechchin

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎a. Obtainable from scavenging - livingcomp

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎b. Also requires - platedparts connectorparts redchin

  1. Making augmentor

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎a. Obtainable from scavenging - enhancingcomp powerfulcomp

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎b. Also requires - incand baseparts flexibleparts tensileparts

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎⬩ Other energies can also be used.

  1. Making equipmentsiphon

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎a. Obtainable from scavenging - dextrouscomp preciouscomp

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎b. Also requires - simpleparts

Rare components

  1. Making gsunshinecodex gdeathsswiftcodex

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎a. Obtainable from scavenging - cywircomp

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎b. Also requires - lostknowledgecodex

  1. Making alchonyx

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎a. Obtainable from scavenging - fortunatecomp preciouscomp

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎b. Also requires - refinedcomp onyx

  1. Making undeadslayercodex dragonslayercodex demonslayercodex

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎a. Obtainable from scavenging

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎⬩ oceaniccomp for undeadslayercodex

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎⬩ resilientcomp for dragonslayercodex

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎⬩ silentcomp for demonslayercodex

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎b. Also requires - blackstoneheart onyx

Useful Items and Unlocks

⬥ Owning the following increases the efficiency of your sessions, but is by no means mandatory.
Scripture of Ful scriptureofful     • Activate to increase your kph, with no extra inputs required ⬥ Scripture of Bik scriptureofbik     • Ensure bonecrusher is toggled off for scriptureofbik to trigger during combat. Can still have bone collector toggled on ⬥ Spirit weed incense sticks spiritsticks and Lantadyme incense sticks lantasticks     • Passively increase your kph, and the duration of your potions ⬥ Holy aggroverload holyaggroverload     • Upkeep, or place in a potionreservoir ⬥ Weapon with Caroming 4 caroming4
Totem of Summoning summtotemLuck of the Dwarves (relic power) lotdrelic     • Allows you to increase your kph by wearing a better ring ⬥ Death Note (relic power) deathnote     • Allows for automatic looting of noted bones in conjunction with the bonecrusherSmoke devil smokedevil with Dust Cloud scrolls dustcloud     • spiritcape allows your familiar to use its special move more often     • Ensure familiar combat mode is default, and the autofire rate is set to 1

Where to use scav

Besides dedicated farming via scavenging (method below), it's a convenient perk to have for passive profit when engaging in any activity which requires killing large amounts of enemies. Consider bringing an armour piece with scavenging4 if doing:

slayer Slayer creatures - Check out #rs3-slayer for details on methods. Examples include:

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Killing nightmare - Popular AFK moneymaker, doable on and off-task.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Killing Vyres - Popular combat method for training prayer and farming

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Killing Dwogres - Popular combat method for AFK gp via dragon pickaxe drops dragonpick

⬥ Champion scroll farming.

seiryu bsd ambassador zamorak Elite Dungeons - More effective for trash runs.

cluescroll Gathering clues via combat.

tzkalzuk Wave 4 Zuk farming - Semi-afk money maker, refer to this guide

⬥ Killing chickens - Lossless to kill with oldakcoil when doing some skilling activities.

Lumbridge Catacombs

After completing The Blood Pact quest, the Lumbridge Catacombs are unlocked.

⬥ This is the most effective location to farm for scavenging procs.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• There aren't any noteworthy drops besides the occasional Skeleton Champion's scroll.

⬥ The catacombs are southeast of the Lumbridge lodestone lumbridgelode

Method: Skeletons ~4030 kph

⬥ Go to the bottom floor and walk south-east then south, to where you will find the Topaz statuette.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Stand on the tile shown above, 2 north and 1 west of the pillar in the center of the room.


Preset breakdown     • Runes for exsanguinate

⬥ Seasinger's equipment seasingershood and Scripture of Bik scriptureofbik are optional.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Pocket slot may be scriptureofful

⬥ May use a staffoflimitlessair with airsurge instead.

Ability Bar

Example Kills

Skeleton Magic ~4030 kph

Chaos Dwarf Battlefield

After completing the Forgiveness of a Chaos Dwarf quest, the Chaos Dwarf Battlefield is unlocked.

⬥ This location hosts an abundance of mobs which are profitable to kill.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Chaos dwogres, chaos dwarves and hand cannoneers can all drop the dragon pickaxe dragonpick

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎⬩ Chaos dwarf hand cannoneers can drop the hand cannon handcannon

⬥ The Chaos Dwarf Battlefield can be easily accessed by using a lotd to teleport to Keldagrim, and running south past the Giant Dwarf statue, then following the southwestern path to the cave entrance.

Method: Dwogres ~2400 kph

⬥ Stand on the left tile, and place your oldakcoil or cannon on the right tile.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• cannon yields a higher kph but is more expensive.


Preset breakdown     • Staff provides runes for airsurge

Ability Bar

Example Kills

Dwogre Magic ~2400 kph

Waterbirth Island Dungeon

The Waterbirth Island Dungeon doesn't require any quests to be unlocked, and hosts an abundance of mobs which can be killed to farm for scavenging procs.

⬥ This location is notable because at ~3950 kph, you can expect ~2000 crimson charms per hour.

⬥ The Waterbirth Island Dungeon can be easily accessed via the enchanted lyre.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Requires the hard Fremennik achievements to be completed.

Method: Dagannoths ~3950 kph

⬥ Stand and place your cannon on the tile shown above.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Line yourself up with the rock in the water, then walk 6 east and 1 north from the edge of the water.


Preset breakdown     • Runes for exsanguinate or Air Wave

Ability Bar

Example Kills

Dagannoth Magic ~3950 kph