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Has a 20% chance per rank of automatically disassembling items produced.

This perk has an increased chance to activate on level 20 items.

Release date 6 February 2017 (Update)
Gizmo type Tool
Maximum rank 5

Breakdown is an Invention perk that has a 20% chance per rank to automatically disassemble items produced while smithing. Does not work when smelting ores.[source needed] It can be created in tool gizmos.

When the perk triggers, it prompts the message: Your breakdown perk causes you to instantly disassemble the item.

Disassemble chance
Rank Chance (level 20)
1 20% (22%)
2 40% (44%)
3 60% (66%)
4 80% (88%)
5 100% (100%)

Utilising breakdown allows the full use of a beast of burden, particularly with 1-bar items such as daggers. It is a significant time saver when the produced item is planned to be dismantled anyway - but be aware that it also dismantles high value items (e.g. malevolent armour) without warning.


MaterialRarityPerk ranks with X materials
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Undead componentsRare11–21–32–52–5
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Heavy componentsUncommon11–21–31–41–5
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Padded partsCommon011–21–31–4

Suggested gizmos

Gizmo layout Possible perks
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  • Breakdown.png Breakdown 1–5 (5 is rare)
  • Other possible perks:
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  • Breakdown.png Breakdown 2–5 (5 is rare)