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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.png Raw herring Raw sardine.png Raw sardine −61
15 Raw anchovies.png Raw anchovies Raw shrimps.png Raw shrimps −114
16 Raw mackerel.png Raw mackerel Raw sardine.png Raw sardine 157
20 Raw trout.png Raw trout Raw sardine.png Raw sardine 232
23 Raw cod.png Raw cod Raw mackerel.png Raw mackerel −651
25 Raw pike.png Raw pike Raw trout.png Raw trout −254
30 Raw salmon.png Raw salmon Raw trout.png Raw trout −126
35 Raw tuna.png Raw tuna Raw cod.png Raw cod 760
38 Raw rainbow fish.png Raw rainbow fish Raw bass.png Raw bass 540
40 Raw lobster.png Raw lobster Raw tuna.png Raw tuna −5
46 Raw bass.png Raw bass Raw tuna.png Raw tuna −666
48 Leaping trout.png Leaping trout Raw trout.png Raw trout 234
50 Raw swordfish.png Raw swordfish Raw tuna.png Raw tuna 7
52 Raw desert sole.png Raw desert sole Raw bass.png Raw bass 683
58 Leaping salmon.png Leaping salmon Leaping trout.png Leaping trout −1
60 Raw catfish.png Raw catfish Raw desert sole.png Raw desert sole −267
62 Raw monkfish.png Raw monkfish Raw swordfish.png Raw swordfish −666
68 Raw green blubber jellyfish.png Raw green blubber jellyfish Raw monkfish.png Raw monkfish 394
70 Leaping sturgeon.png Leaping sturgeon Leaping salmon.png Leaping salmon −170
72 Raw beltfish.png Raw beltfish Raw catfish.png Raw catfish −331
76 Raw shark.png Raw shark Raw monkfish.png Raw monkfish −420
85 Raw cavefish.png Raw cavefish Raw shark.png Raw shark −566
90 Raw rocktail.png Raw rocktail Raw cavefish.png Raw cavefish −2,505
91 Raw blue blubber jellyfish.png Raw blue blubber jellyfish Raw rocktail.png Raw rocktail −1,944
92 Raw seerfish.png Raw seerfish Raw tarpon.png Raw tarpon 0
92 Raw sillago.png Raw sillago Raw seerfish.png Raw seerfish −1
95 Medium crystal urchin.png Medium crystal urchin Small crystal urchin.png Small crystal urchin -1 point
96 Raw wobbegong.png Raw wobbegong Raw sillago.png Raw sillago −1
97 Large crystal urchin.png Large crystal urchin Medium crystal urchin.png Medium crystal urchin -1 point
97 Raw sailfish.png Raw sailfish Raw blue blubber jellyfish.png Raw blue blubber jellyfish 650

Unaffected items


Level Original item Transmuted item Profit/loss
15 Iron ore.png Iron ore Copper ore.png Copper ore −112
30 Coal.png Coal Iron ore.png Iron ore 337
40 Gold ore.png Gold ore Silver ore.png Silver ore −449
55 Mithril ore.png Mithril ore Coal.png Coal −85
70 Adamantite ore.png Adamantite ore Mithril ore.png Mithril ore −30
77 Coal.png Concentrated coal rock Iron ore.png Iron ore 337
77 Iron ore.png Harmonised coal rock Coal.png Coal 337
80 Gold ore.png Concentrated gold rock Silver ore.png Silver ore −449
84 Mithril ore.png Harmonised mithril rock Coal.png Coal −85
85 Runite ore.png Runite ore Adamantite ore.png Adamantite ore −1,192
89 Adamantite ore.png Harmonised adamantite rock Mithril ore.png Mithril ore −30
95 Runite ore.png Harmonised runite rock Adamantite ore.png Adamantite ore −1,192
97 Alaea sea salt.png Alaea sea salt Sea salt.png Sea salt −1

Unaffected items

Unknown effect


Level Original item Transmuted item Profit/loss
1 Achey tree logs.png Achey tree logs Logs.png Normal logs −698
15 Oak logs.png Oak logs Logs.png Normal logs −300
30 Willow logs.png Willow logs Oak logs.png Oak logs 343
35 Teak logs.png Teak logs Willow logs.png Willow logs 143
45 Maple logs.png Maple logs Willow logs.png Willow logs 140
50 Mahogany logs.png Mahogany logs Teak logs.png Teak logs −195
54 Arctic pine logs.png Arctic pine logs Maple logs.png Maple logs −216
58 Eucalyptus logs.png Eucalyptus logs Maple logs.png Maple logs −643
60 Yew logs.png Yew logs Eucalyptus logs.png Eucalyptus logs 584
75 Magic logs.png Magic logs Yew logs.png Yew logs −213
90 Elder logs.png Elder logs Magic logs.png Magic logs −8,455
96 Golden bamboo.png Golden bamboo Bamboo.png Bamboo Chimes 100.png -2

Unaffected items


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