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 -61
15 Raw anchovies Raw anchovies Raw shrimps Raw shrimps -114
16 Raw mackerel Raw mackerel Raw sardine Raw sardine 157
20 Raw trout Raw trout Raw sardine Raw sardine 232
23 Raw cod Raw cod Raw mackerel Raw mackerel -651
25 Raw pike Raw pike Raw trout Raw trout -254
30 Raw salmon Raw salmon Raw trout Raw trout -126
35 Raw tuna Raw tuna Raw cod Raw cod 760
38 Raw rainbow fish Raw rainbow fish Raw bass Raw bass 540
40 Raw lobster Raw lobster Raw tuna Raw tuna -5
46 Raw bass Raw bass Raw tuna Raw tuna -666
48 Leaping trout Leaping trout Raw trout Raw trout 234
50 Raw swordfish Raw swordfish Raw tuna Raw tuna 7
52 Raw desert sole Raw desert sole Raw bass Raw bass 683
58 Leaping salmon Leaping salmon Leaping trout Leaping trout -1
60 Raw catfish Raw catfish Raw desert sole Raw desert sole -267
62 Raw monkfish Raw monkfish Raw swordfish Raw swordfish -666
68 Raw green blubber jellyfish Raw green blubber jellyfish Raw monkfish Raw monkfish 394
70 Leaping sturgeon Leaping sturgeon Leaping salmon Leaping salmon -170
72 Raw beltfish Raw beltfish Raw catfish Raw catfish -331
76 Raw shark Raw shark Raw monkfish Raw monkfish -420
85 Raw cavefish Raw cavefish Raw shark Raw shark -566
90 Raw rocktail Raw rocktail Raw cavefish Raw cavefish -2,505
91 Raw blue blubber jellyfish Raw blue blubber jellyfish Raw rocktail Raw rocktail -1,944
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 650

Unaffected items


Level Original item Transmuted item Profit/loss
15 Iron ore Iron ore Copper ore Copper ore -112
30 Coal Coal Iron ore Iron ore 337
40 Gold ore Gold ore Silver ore Silver ore -449
55 Mithril ore Mithril ore Coal Coal -85
70 Adamantite ore Adamantite ore Mithril ore Mithril ore -30
77 Coal Concentrated coal rock Iron ore Iron ore 337
77 Iron ore Harmonised coal rock Coal Coal 337
80 Gold ore Concentrated gold rock Silver ore Silver ore -449
84 Mithril ore Harmonised mithril rock Coal Coal -85
85 Runite ore Runite ore Adamantite ore Adamantite ore -1,192
89 Adamantite ore Harmonised adamantite rock Mithril ore Mithril ore -30
95 Runite ore Harmonised runite rock Adamantite ore Adamantite ore -1,192
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 -698
15 Oak logs Oak logs Logs Normal logs -300
30 Willow logs Willow logs Oak logs Oak logs 343
35 Teak logs Teak logs Willow logs Willow logs 143
45 Maple logs Maple logs Willow logs Willow logs 140
50 Mahogany logs Mahogany logs Teak logs Teak logs -195
54 Arctic pine logs Arctic pine logs Maple logs Maple logs -216
58 Eucalyptus logs Eucalyptus logs Maple logs Maple logs -643
60 Yew logs Yew logs Eucalyptus logs Eucalyptus logs 584
75 Magic logs Magic logs Yew logs Yew logs -213
90 Elder logs Elder logs Magic logs Magic logs -8,455
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
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