|Release date||19 December 2016 (Update)|
|Examine||Forgotten knowledge from the shadow realm has been condensed by your training.|
Manifested knowledge appears as a result of the set effect (Shadow-touched training) that occurs when the player has the Ring of Whispers, Necklace of Shadows, and the Combined Catalyst fragment equipped. These items are all rewards from Sliske's Endgame.
While training a skill, a wisp will appear to the player every 4 minutes, following the previous one's spawn, and lasts for up to 1 minute before disappearing. Clicking it grants experience in the skill that the player was training when it appeared. If the Chronicle Absorption curse is active when the wisp spawns, the wisp will be automatically harvested.
When a wisp appears, a filterable message says:
- Your training has caused remnants of knowledge from the shadow realm to coalesce nearby.
and after harvesting the wisp:
- You harvest the manifested knowledge and gain [XP] experience in [Skill].
Harvesting manifested knowledge awards 10% of a small experience lamp's experience. This is not affected by any kind of bonus experience or experience-boosting sets. Therefore, at level 99 in a skill, the player could gain 12,900 additional experience an hour from manifested knowledge.
Table of experience
Table of experience
Comparison with a Wise off-hand
While training, it is common to use equipment with the Wise Invention perk to increase experience rate. However, most skills have an experience-boosting set occupying the body and legs slots, and several have augmented tools occupying the main-hand slot (with more beneficial perks than Wise). Thus, when the only slot available is the off-hand, there is competition between an augmented item with Wise and the catalyst fragment. (Of course, this is ignoring the other effects of the catalyst fragment. Additionally, if any of the body, legs, or main-hand, are free, a Wise item can be used there instead.)
Manifested knowledge is dependant only on the level of the skill being trained, whereas Wise is dependant on the base experience rate of the action. As such, at each level, there is a borderline value: below the borderline, the catalyst fragment is better, and above it Wise is better.
|Level||Wise 1||Wise 2||Wise 3|
Additionally, utilising the Mobile perk with the Bladed Dive and Surge abilities is very beneficial for some skills (e.g. Runecrafting via the Abyss) - Bladed Dive in particular requires an off-hand weapon, not the catalyst fragment.