Not to be confused with Pulse core.
Advanced pulse core detail

Advanced pulse cores are items obtained from Treasure Hunter from 18 June 2015 0:00 UTC to 21 June 2015 23:59 UTC, as well as being available through the Christmas Advent Calendar on 3 December 2015, 13 December 2016, and 19 December 2017, Vic's Store, Zodiac Festival rewards mid February 2018, and purchasable with oddments from the Oddments Store.

They give +50% extra experience that does not stack with other sources of bonus experience. It will explode after enough experience has been accumulated. Players can choose to lock any skill by choosing the "Toggle skills" option. The total experience given via the advanced pulse core is equivalent to a medium prismatic lamp.

When the advanced pulse core explodes, an effect is given to the player wearing the core and the players around them, giving them a 2% bonus experience buff. Every time another pulse core explodes, another 2% bonus is added to the buff to a maximum of 10% bonus experience. The effect lasts 10 minutes, with the timer being reset every time another pulse core explodes.

Both experience boosts from pulse cores will stack additively with normal bonus experience (but not Enlightenment aura). At maximum, when all three are active, players can gain up to 2.6x the normal experience. The pulse core buff also stacks with the Clan avatar's skilling buff as well as double experience weekends.

The 50% bonus does not work with disassembling augmented items.

The pulse core is worn in the pocket slot and is stackable, meaning players can wear multiple pulse cores at once. This allows them to receive all the bonus experience without having to check and re-equip pulse cores.

All previously existing pulse cores were upgraded to advanced pulse cores on 18 June 2015.

Combat Stats
NonePocket slotDefenceArmour0
ConstitutionLife points0
Damage--Damage reduction
Accuracy--PvM: 0%PvP: 0%
Style-Style bonuses

Temporary skill boosts

The pulse core can boost skills in 4 categories: Gatherer, Artisan, Support and Combat. When a pulse boosts skills, it affects all skills in the set. The boost doesn't always occur after you finish a core, and thus, you may need to use multiple cores to get the desired boost.

Alternatively, it is possible for it to restore life points or prayer points instead. The amount of life points restored is equivalent to that of a Shark. For prayer points the value is equivalent to a Prayer potion.

Advanced pulse cores offer temporary boosts in skills aligned to an Expert cape of Accomplishment.

Category of boost Skills boosted
Artisan Cooking, Construction, Crafting, Firemaking, Fletching, Herblore, Runecrafting and Smithing.
Combatant Attack, Constitution, Defence, Magic, Prayer, Ranged, Strength and Summoning.
Gatherer Divination, Farming, Fishing, Hunter, Mining and Woodcutting.
Support Agility, Dungeoneering, Slayer and Thieving.

The Gatherer skills are boosted by 11 levels, except Farming and Hunter. All the skills in the other categories are boosted by 7 levels.

Ironmen will not receive the skill boost nor experience boost from using a pulse core.

Drop sources

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Big event mystery box (Deathbeard's Demise)N/A2Rare
Big event mystery box (Mental Health Awareness Week)N/A2Rare
Big event mystery box (Rune Capers)N/A2Rare
Big event mystery box (Zodiac Festival)N/A2Rare
Event mystery boxN/A2Rare
Event mystery box (Aiding the Exile)N/A2Rare
Event mystery box (Deathbeard's Demise)N/A2Rare
Event mystery box (Going Like Clockwork)N/A2Rare
Event mystery box (Mental Health Awareness Week)N/A2Rare
Event mystery box (Rune Capers)N/A2Rare
Event mystery box (Zodiac Festival)N/A2Rare
Twitch loot crateN/A2Rare
Antique chestN/A2Uncommon
Big event mystery boxN/A2Uncommon
Summer loot piñataN/A4Uncommon
Big event mystery box (Aiding the Exile)N/A1–2Unknown
Event mystery boxN/A2Unknown
Piñata loot bagN/A4Unknown
Skilling chestN/A2Unknown
Summer piñata loot bagN/A8Varies
Summer piñata loot bag (2018)N/A4Varies
Big event mystery box (Going Like Clockwork)N/A2Very rare


  • The pitch of the noise that an (advanced) pulse core makes increases every 1,000 experience that is used.
  • Orbs of blue light orbit the player using an advanced pulse core, increasing in number and complexity as the bonus experience is spent. At later stages, the orbs also turn between blue and red and the frequency increases as the pulse core nears explosion.
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