Has a 1% chance per rank of transmuting a gathered resource to a lower tier.
Release date 14 March 2016 (Update)
Gizmo type Tool
Maximum rank 3

Cheapskate is an Invention perk that has a chance to transmute a gathered resource to a lower tier, generally reversing the effect of the Polishing perk with minor exceptions. It can be created in tool gizmos.

When the perk triggers, it prompts the message: Your cheapskate perk downgrades the gathered resource. Even if the gathered item downgrades, the experience gained is always that of the original item.

Downgrade chance
Rank Chance
1 1%
2 2%
3 3%


Level Original item Transmuted item Profit/loss
10 Raw herring Raw herring Raw sardine Raw sardine 63
15 Raw anchovies Raw anchovies Raw shrimps Raw shrimps 7
16 Raw mackerel Raw mackerel Raw sardine Raw sardine 134
20 Raw trout Raw trout Raw sardine Raw sardine 85
23 Raw cod Raw cod Raw mackerel Raw mackerel -401
25 Raw pike Raw pike Raw trout Raw trout -45
30 Raw salmon Raw salmon Raw trout Raw trout -75
35 Raw tuna Raw tuna Raw cod Raw cod 415
38 Raw rainbow fish Raw rainbow fish Raw bass Raw bass 236
40 Raw lobster Raw lobster Raw tuna Raw tuna -91
46 Raw bass Raw bass Raw tuna Raw tuna -510
48 Leaping trout Leaping trout Raw trout Raw trout 104
50 Raw swordfish Raw swordfish Raw tuna Raw tuna -203
52 Raw desert sole Raw desert sole Raw bass Raw bass 449
58 Leaping salmon Leaping salmon Leaping trout Leaping trout -24
60 Raw catfish Raw catfish Raw desert sole Raw desert sole -123
62 Raw monkfish Raw monkfish Raw swordfish Raw swordfish -282
68 Raw green blubber jellyfish Raw green blubber jellyfish Raw monkfish Raw monkfish 181
70 Leaping sturgeon Leaping sturgeon Leaping salmon Leaping salmon -175
72 Raw beltfish Raw beltfish Raw catfish Raw catfish -432
76 Raw shark Raw shark Raw monkfish Raw monkfish -485
85 Raw cavefish Raw cavefish Raw shark Raw shark -48
90 Raw rocktail Raw rocktail Raw cavefish Raw cavefish -833
91 Raw blue blubber jellyfish Raw blue blubber jellyfish Raw rocktail Raw rocktail -465
92 Raw seerfish Raw seerfish Raw tarpon Raw tarpon 0
92 Raw sillago Raw sillago Raw seerfish Raw seerfish -1
95 Medium crystal urchin Medium crystal urchin Small crystal urchin Small crystal urchin -1 point
96 Raw wobbegong Raw wobbegong Raw sillago Raw sillago -1
97 Large crystal urchin Large crystal urchin Medium crystal urchin Medium crystal urchin -1 point
97 Raw sailfish Raw sailfish Raw blue blubber jellyfish Raw blue blubber jellyfish -180

Unaffected items


Level Original item Transmuted item Profit/loss
15 Iron ore Iron ore Copper ore Copper ore -107
30 Coal Coal Iron ore Iron ore 55
40 Gold ore Gold ore Silver ore Silver ore -127
55 Mithril ore Mithril ore Coal Coal -148
70 Adamantite ore Adamantite ore Mithril ore Mithril ore -1,229
77 Coal Concentrated coal rock Iron ore Iron ore 55
77 Iron ore Harmonised coal rock Coal Coal 55
80 Gold ore Concentrated gold rock Silver ore Silver ore -127
84 Mithril ore Harmonised mithril rock Coal Coal -148
85 Runite ore Runite ore Adamantite ore Adamantite ore -10,675
89 Adamantite ore Harmonised adamantite rock Mithril ore Mithril ore -1,229
95 Runite ore Harmonised runite rock Adamantite ore Adamantite ore -10,675
97 Alaea sea salt Alaea sea salt Sea salt Sea salt -1

Unaffected items

Unknown effect


Level Original item Transmuted item Profit/loss
1 Achey tree logs Achey tree logs Logs Normal logs -173
15 Oak logs Oak logs Logs Normal logs 157
30 Willow logs Willow logs Oak logs Oak logs 48
35 Teak logs Teak logs Willow logs Willow logs -51
45 Maple logs Maple logs Willow logs Willow logs -14
50 Mahogany logs Mahogany logs Teak logs Teak logs -219
54 Arctic pine logs Arctic pine logs Maple logs Maple logs -174
58 Eucalyptus logs Eucalyptus logs Maple logs Maple logs -530
60 Yew logs Yew logs Eucalyptus logs Eucalyptus logs 446
75 Magic logs Magic logs Yew logs Yew logs -251
90 Elder logs Elder logs Magic logs Magic logs -4,974
96 Golden bamboo Golden bamboo Bamboo Bamboo Chimes 100 -2

Unaffected items


MaterialRarityPerk ranks with X materials
Crystal parts
Crystal partsCommon11–21–21–31–3
Enhancing components
Enhancing componentsUncommon11–21–31–31–3
Smooth parts
Smooth partsCommon11–21–21–31–3
Variable components
Variable componentsUncommon11–21–31–31–3