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Social OSSEOUS (REX) AND PYLON % CHAT

<PYLON AND REX ARE GLOBAL EVENTS AND EACH WORLD HAS SAME CHARGE>
<See P4 for Vault of Shadows and batteries strategy! >


Welcome to PylonFC!
ôYou can check-out any time you like, but you can never leave!"

Voted the best friends chat by the professional association of pyloneers and rexiteers.
Archaeology is now the gateway to GW3


Main fc:
Pylonfc

Overflow:
Pylonfc2

Discord:
https://discord.gg/Nr7nzcF55D

FC owner:
Weiyn

What:
Archaeology training and world events
- social skilling and support
Where:
W88 for sharing bank boxes, pulse cores and social training


The fc chat is for informing others of the pylon and Rex %. We encourage everyone to check the % when they are able to do so. We post updates in the Pylonfc discord as well to help mobile users and to record the time Pylon or Rex went active. This record is also useful for predicting when they will become active again.

There are long periods between active Rex or Pylons, and so we use the time in between for social chat, sharing hints and tips on archaeology and any other game play. We call out any other d&d events, minigame events, oddments store offers or other information that is helpful for others in the fc.

In pylonfc, we pride ourselves on it being a friendly, fun and relaxing place for all. Please keep it that way. Anyone found to be disruptive to others will be warned by ranks, and could be kicked from the fc. All normal RS rules apply.

We do not mind people asking % when they enter the chat. We have all logged in and been annoyed that we found out too late that the Pylon or Rex was actually active. You may be given a recent call or estimate. If accuracy is really important to you, please check and report.

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Guidelines for reporting % for Kharid-Et Pylon and Rex:

Please use hyphens
"-----"
to make it stand out from other chat and stand out from active (see below). Reasonable variations are valid.
Distinguish Pylon and Rex % by using "Pylon/Rex/Oss", "P/R/O" in your report
Please us the full % to two decimals to indicate this as a direct reading. That helps distinguish it from estimates from those not at the Pylon.
Optionally, add the game time. Some people do not have the chat time stamp switched on.
Examples:
"---P:24.34%---",
"24.34% <----pylon",
"24.34%R @ 17:51---"


Reporting Pylon or Rex active

Please use equal signs
"===="
to make it stand out from other chat and stand out from % updates (see above). Reasonable variations are valid.
Optionally, add the game time. Some people do not have the chat time stamp switched on.
Optionally, calculate the end-time and add that. Some people do not have the chat time stamp switched on.
Example:
==== Pylon active 07:16 to 0746 game time====


During active time

When anyone asks % or you see someone joining, please state R/P active and it is always helpful to say since when, until when, or how long left
It is always helpful to say 20, 15, or 10 minutes left to help those who have just joined the fc, or for those to shy to talk in the fc ;)

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Ranking

Ranks help moderate the fc, but everyone can report Pylon, Rex etc.
Ranking in Pylonfc is based on contribution, support to others in the fc, and consistent positive behavior.

Disputes?

Unhappy with something? in an fc chat things easily escalate, and your funny comment may be offensive to others, or your very serious point may be mistaken as a joke by others. It is very easy to have misunderstandings given not everyone's first language is English, and it is not easy to provide clear and concise statements in concise fc chat. Give people the benefit of the doubt in the first instance. Ranks are there to moderate the chat and for a second opinion. If unsure or unhappy about something, contact a rank through pm.

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Useful to know


Pylon and Osseus (ôRexö) are global events and all worlds share the same percentage charge. As the worlds synchronise only every 30s (so it seems), it can take a while between worlds to all reach 100%, and for the event to become "active". The server announcement is the point where all bonuses kick in and the event buff bar icons are shown. In Kharid-et you will also suddenly experience the lighting becoming more purple. Note that "game time" shown on the RS clock, chat time (if switched on in your interface settings), and your computer clock all are likely to be different. In the fc we tend to use the game time as shown on the RS clock as it is the same for everyone. Both require 100,000 items to be contributed towards becoming active

Pylon lasts 30 minutes, and grants 10% more excavation xp, and 5% more mattock precision (faster excavation of artefacts). This leads to improves chances of tetra compass/tome. It also allows you to find inquisitor staff pieces anywhere inside Kharid-et, and provides improved chances for staff pieces inside the Praetorium (war room)

Rex lasts 65 minutes, and grants 25% XP boost to Anachronia Archaeology, Hunter, Fishing, Woodcutting, Slayer, and Agility. It also provides 10% better rare drops from those including recipe pieces, lore, maul and blowpipe pieces, building resources and totem pieces. It also provides an additional agility codex for every codex drop.

The pylon and Rex % are preserved through RS server updates. If they happen to be active, they will also continue with the time left if you log in again as soon as possible

Pylon or Rex activation have server wide notifications. You can switch on timestamps in settings/messages&social, and global messages by allowing broadcast messages in your chat.

Handing in more than 10, 100 or 1000 batteries or bone fragments gives increasingly better xp rate per item

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Index to these pages


P1:
PylonFC proposed Archaeology updates

Best strategy forů.
Materials

Best strategy forů.
Material caches


P2:
Best strategy forů.
Artefacts

Best strategy forů.
Tetra pieces

Best strategy forů.
Staff pieces or spear tip

Best strategy forů
Research

Best Strategy for ů.
Familiars

Best strategy for ů.
Sifting

--Screening or Autoscreener?
--Sifting soil lunar spell
--Yak track soil screening task
Best strategy forů.
"Fixate"

--How do i rebalance artefacts in my bank using fixate?

P3:
Best strategy forů.
Left over artefacts?

Best Strategy for ...
Archaeology training

Best strategy for ů
Making money from archaeology

Best strategy for ů
Mattock perks?

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PylonFC proposed Archaeology updates


1.
Pylon and rex roar
count-down timer
in icon (much like the aura or summoned familiar count down in buff icons)


2.
Add a small fixed rate %/minute increase to Pylon and Rex so that there are at least two guaranteed activations per day now that there are fewer players excavating. 0.1%/minute should do it. Alternatively, make it 1 hour long.

3.
Archaeology Auras
to improve focus

4.
Pylon Meister and Roar Master
titles
for contributing 1000+ batteries or fragments

5.
QuickChat related to Pylon and Rex Roar. "Pylon is active", "Pylon just activated" and Rex equivalents

6.
Add
cosmic accumulator
to toolbelt

7.
Make recipe fragments and lore drop from caches in Orthen digsite

8.
Add something unique to Infernal Forge and Everlight to make it profitable for players to come back. Kharid-Et has staff pieces, Stormguard has blueprints, Warforge has Spear, Orthen has recipes. How about a pet related to these areas?

9.
Make the Orthen collector rewards more interesting.

10.
Add recipes to the list when surveying the Excavation spots.

11.
Add quickchat options for staff pieces and spear tip drops.

12.
Create longer term value for recipes from Orthen digsites, given that the recipes are tradable but players only need them once.

13..
Add arch boost as part of spicy stews

14.
Allow repaired artefacts to be noted to make it easier to hand in multiple collections for higher level players.

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Best strategy forů.Materials


Excavating materials is still a good way to make gp's using the archaeology skill. Materials for Zaros, Bandos and tetras are usually highest value.

The rate at which you get materials is affected by your Mattock focus. The only other way to boost that rate is with one of the
Material Manual
, which provides you with a 20% boost for 20-30 minutes depending on whether you wear your arch outfit.

At 100% sprite focus you are also guaranteed an artefact.

At lvl 120, with cape and T&S mattock with all upgrades, and having cosmic accumulator in inventory, at Mosha in Ritual site of Orthen (lvl108 spot):-

1 artefact, 63 materials in 6min20 - i.e. 1 mat every 6.0s (AFK)
1 artefact, 73 materials in 5min14 - i.e. 1 mat every 4.3s (following the sprite).


As such, following the sprite works give you almost 1.4x as many materials (and GPs) per artefact. This is probably quite representative of other high level areas.

It is also possible to optimise your research trips for materials ľ see the research entry.

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Best strategy forů.Material caches


If you open the materials interface by right clicking on your archaeology journal, you can click on those materials in the list to find out where you could excavate those.

Use
resourceful aura
at caches so they have less chance of running out. Every little helps!

If you are collecting materials inside a digsite, you tend to get soil (as opposed to other material caches). The
soma relic
provides can fix that as it makes sure you receive no soil.
>See best strategy for....Materials for fastest materials

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Best strategy forů.Artefacts


There are several reasons you might want a lot of artefacts quickly.

Usually this is to meet the requirements for levelling your archaeology guild title which requires a certain number of discoveries and repairs. Archaeology is designed in a way where if you follow the level unlocks, mysteries, you should hit those requirements by the time you reach the appropriate level. Bonus xp, lamps, tomes, only training during DXP, or other unusual game play can lead to missing those requirements.

Another reason is that some achievements like donating to the museum cart also require a lot of artefacts.

The fastest way to get artefacts is to camp
venator remains
outside Kharid-et. It is really bad xp, but great for artifacts and gp if you repair and disassemble for making and selling component crates. You will need a lot of third age Iron and Zarosian Insignia, but it requires the least materials per artefact.

For fastest excavation, get the highest possible precision, and follow the sprite.
It is also possible to optimise your research trips for artefacts ľ see the research section.

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Best strategy forů.Tetra compass pieces

Tetras drop alongside materials, and so are affected by ôfocusö. The drop chance is (your level + excavation spot level)/ 250,000, hence excavate the highest spot possible for best chances.

Mr Mordaut provides a guaranteed tetra piece for 24 hour research (and a chance of (research time)/24 otherwise.

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Best strategy forů.Staff pieces or Spear tip

Spear tip and staff pieces are a rare drop that rolls when you get a material. As such the strategy is to maximise the number of material drops.

If you are outside the war room / praetorium, you can only get the staff pieces during an active pylon.

Ľ
Wear best luck ring you can , or have the relevant relic active
Ľ
Have best focus mattock
Ľ
Use material manual boost (from tetra or guild shop)
Ľ
Follow the spite for guaranteed material at 100%

For staff pieces:
Ľ
If you can be in the war room / praetorium, do highest spot you can excavate for best chance

There are three staff pieces required to assemble the staff and you get a random one so you might end up with duplicates ľ you can swap one piece for another with 10m gp with Soran in Varrock

Boosting may be useful during Pylon time, to give you a better chance of staff pieces - if it allows you to get to a better probability spot such as 107, 114 or 118 in kharid-et, or to access the level 115 spot for a spear tip.

You can right click on your archaeology cape and select "boost". This boosts your level by one, allowing you to excavate that spot just above your level. If you are put off by having to right click every minute when the boost runs out, you can buy two capes, place both on your action bar and switch between them every minute using mouse or keybinds.

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Best strategy forůresearch

Research is a good source of xp and gives both materials and artefacts. If you make around 3-4 collections in the same research area, the chronotes that you earn can fully fund 24 hour research and make it self-sustainable. You can expect 1-8 artefacts for 24 hours of research. Once you have fully upgraded the researchers, with the speed buffs, you can get 24h +12h +8h research achieved every day, for up to 600k+ xp per day.

The best researchers tend to be the highest ones you can use.
For most artefacts:
Elissa Giovanni(arts) |Dr Nabanik(art) * | Movario (arts) | Geeĺka (xp) | Mr Mordaut #

For best mats:
Asgarnia Smith |Mr Mordaut # | Vaneskula (speed) | choose 2 more highest level
To make up five, use Zanik (no cost), or other highest levels for speed (i.e faster mats if it allows you to send out more mission)

* when using Dr Nabanik, do 2 hour trips as much as you can instead of longer trips, as every +2 hour trip with him gives you a guaranteed artefacts.

#Dr Mordaut gives a better chance of a tetra piece the longer the research, and it is guaranteed at 24hr.

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Best Strategy for ů.Familiars

Waterfiends are widely used to duplicate soil, material and artefacts (5% chance), but in some cases a Beast Of Burden can be better to use. For instance in the Preatorium (war room) in Kharid-et, it allows you to stay longer before you need to bank materials, and it is cheaper in some cases than a single sign of the porter! Porters are great for AFK training and in those Infernal, Stormguard and Orthen disgsites far away from material banks.

If you are still not sure:
Ľ Use a waterfiend familiar when you are excavating near a materials bank
Ľ Use a beast of burden when you are further away, and don't want to use porters.
Ľ Use porters in those areas where it is time consuming to bank, or to AFK

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Best strategy for ů.Sifting soil

Screening or Autoscreener?


Note that the master outfit speeds up sifting, so make sure to wear it!

Autoscreener certainly has convenience, but is there any advantage to screening?
At the highest level you can store up to 500 of each soil in your soil box. The autoscreener uses divine charges and so has a maintenance cost.
At higher levels (38, 71, 93,and 111), screening becomes faster and more efficient, and you will end up with almost one material for every item of soil above lvl 111 and wearing the master outfit. screening also gives you occasional artefacts making the levels of xp comparable to those of just excavating.

An autoscreener gives you only materials available from the spot you are excavating, which can help you target specific materials you need instead of using caches. Screening on the other hand gives you all the possible materials from that digsite, which is useful to complete a wider range of artefacts.

Using earthen clay from Warforge, i get around 80k xp from 2000 soil per hour. That includes two artefacts uncovered. I am using a beast of burden so i can collect 50+ materials at a time.

Oh, you are a soil dropper! Well thank you as i can pick those, fill my soil box, and screen for an almost equivalent number of materials worth up to 50-100k+ at a time! Of course you could also have disassembled those and had a nice collection of classic, historic, timeworn and vintage components ;)

Tip: Add the soil box to your action bar so that you can continue excavating whilst storing soil!

Tip: Can you collect your soil until you reach lvl111? Prior to that point you get fewer materials per soil from your autoscreener and sifting then you can once you reach that level.

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Sifting soil lunar spell

This spell on the lunar spellbook is quite convenient for fast soil sifting. It is also particularly convenient during Yak Track events where you may need to screen a lot of soil. An earlier post here reported that manual screening reaches around 2000 soil per hour.

The spell screens soil at
double the speed
, and you can do that right next to the materials bank. Using a mud staff, it comes at a cost of one Astral rune per material. That makes it the most profitable way of screening soil in terms of gp/hour assuming you sell the materials. Double speed and the time saving in running between bank and screening station mean you can screen at rates of up to 5680 materials/hour.

You can screen even faster by using porters. You can also use your premier artefact porter function for an hour, and use a waterfiend familiar to duplicate the odd item.

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Yak track soil screening task

Using earthen clay from Warforge, and with manual screening you get around 80k xp from 2000 soil per hour. That includes two artefacts uncovered. With a beast of burden like a yak it is possible to collect 50+ materials at a time.

The lunar sifting soil raises that to 5600+ soil per hour giving magic xp alongside archaeology xp.

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Best strategy forů."fixate"

Or how to use fixate as a pro!


The "Fixate" spell appears in your spellbook when you wear your arch 99 cape.

If you only come to Kharid-et during Pylon active time, you probably want to focus on the highest level Zaros collections you can do. That can earn you 20, 50 or 100 batteries from Soran which can be exchanged for good xp.

The master outfit comes in useful as you can use the "fixate" spell three times a day to fix the next artefact you will get. However, without fixate your probability of which artefact you receive depends on the last five items you excavated, you may get two unwanted items after completing your 3 fixated items. Sometimes you want to avoid that, and reset the probability to a more favourable 50/50 or 33/33/33 percent. You can do that by filling up the 5 item history with artefacts from another spot, and now you can go back to the original spot with probabilities reset!

Fixate is great therefore to solve small inbalances of up to 3 items. For balancing 3 items or more make sure you don't just continue at the same spot after using fixate three times i, as you can easily undo the benefits.

BTW this also nicely explains why you will see unbalances, even though the probabilities over the longer term ensure 50/50 or 33/33/33 when excavating at a single spot. Say you get two identical artefacts and leave and get 5 artefacts elsewhere. When you come back, you will have built up a permanent unbalance of those two items! Once you understand this mechanic, you can strategically switch spots to balance your collections!

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How do i rebalance artefacts in my bank using fixate?

Say you need 10 specific items. Excavate until you have more of that item than others from that same spot, even if that is just the first one. Leave and excavate at least 5 items elsewhere (usually Venator remains outside Kharid-et as it is really quick). Repeat until you have balanced your needs.

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Best strategy forů. Left over artefacts?

The archeaology skill is designed so that you will get more damaged artifacts than the materials you need to repair those artifacts. It is designed to make you either go to material caches to collect the extra materials (costs time), or buy materials from other players (costs gp's). E.G at venator remains, the artefacts need 12+16 materials, and you tend to get 4+4 materials for every artifact - far fewer than you need!

1.
Most artifact collections II, III and IV have worthwhile reward such as Batteries, Chronotes or Tetras. Store them in your bank if there is a chance you get others in that collection (through excavation, from research, or from tetra compasses).Future Yak tracks may need you to repair artifacts so your bank collection may actually still come in useful to get that task done even at 99/120/200m.

2
.
Disassemble for ancient invention components. Note that that works with materials and soil as well! You can use these in ancient gizmos or make component crates and sell on the GE.

3.
You may not care for the achievement now, but maybe later you will! You can hand them in to the museum cart and get a miserly amount of chronotes, and make progress towards "the donator V". By the time you reach 250 donated artefacts, you will have picked up 105 runescore.

4.
Destroy. This strategy would allow you to AFK excavation, and repair as much as you can with the materials you receive

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Best Strategy for ů.Archeaology training

Best can mean different things for different people. In practice you will probably follow one or more of these strategies at different times:-

Excavating faster gives more xp per hour, so make sure you buy all the precision upgrades. Use the archaeology boosts from the shop and compasses when excavating high level spots, and unlock the cosmic accumulator from the Desperate Measures quest, and the Pontifex Observation ring from the Azzanadra quest.

1
Quickest xp: buy everything ľ materials for repairs, chronotes for research and best possible mattocks (and perks). You will still need to excavate the highest possible spots for artefacts. Don't underestimate how much this will cost!
2
Balanced / Iron: only excavate for best collections you can do (and re-do), and do caches to get missing mats. Buy research from the chronotes you will get.
3
Completion: Do all special research, mysteries and new collections as you unlock them. Many of them actually help you along the way.
4
Best gpĺs: Only excavate and sell all mats. This is slow xpů

The best strategy for leveling tends to be a focus on collections.
Ľ
Collections --> Chronotes --> Research --> XP from artefacts and materials

Ľ
Collections --> Chronotes --> Cash for mats --> XP from artefacts


If there are no new collections, re-do the highest collections or those that give you useful rewards. Most players end up working on these collections if there is nothing new to do:-

Ľ
Kharid-Et Zaros collections
for batteries (highest collections possible)
Ľ
Warforge Bandos collections
for tetras (red-rum I and II probably best. Tomes from tetras can make up for the lower xp or time spent on tetras)

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Best strategy for ů Making $$$money$$$ from archaeology

General tips for benefitting from your archaeology training:-

Ľ
Wear LOTD and GOTE for seren spirits
Ľ
Wear BOTG for blessings for comps
Ľ
Some mattock perks can give you indirect gp benefits such as clues scrolls

Primary money making methods:-
1.
Complete collections for chronotes. This is profitable if you collect your own mats, or ignore the left-over artifacts you cannot repair.
2.
Excavate materials and sell. Watch the market for the most desitable materials. They tend to be the ones for Kharid-et and Warforge collections, or those required for tetras.
3.
Sift soil ľ once you reach level 111 you will get 1 material for each soil.

The following are low profit rate activities:-
4.
Collecting recipe fragments in Oseous
5.
Making ancient invention material crates ľLow level artefacts like Venator remains are great for that.
6.
Completing tetra compasses.
7.
Completing research
8.
Making blueprints from fragments in Stormguard.
9.
Filling xp capacitors. This can be moderately profitable providing you donĺt need the mattock xp for levelling or invention yourself.

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E.g. one hour at Venator remains

Follow the sprite, cosmic accumulator, with full 120 Archeaology outfit, and using a yak to maximise time at the excavation site, and bank nearby. From several trials:

Ľ
120-140 artifacts depending on your concentration on the sprite
Ľ
370-390 materials
Ľ
Soil (not tracked)
Ľ
120 to 140 classic components (1 small crate)
Ľ
1840-2100 historic components (approx 2 large crates)
You will need to check material and crate prices to calculate profits, but it tends to be >5m gp/hour.

Tip: The soma relic can add additional profits to the above as it provides 20% increase to Archaeology excavation precision (at the expense of receiving no soil).

E.g. Profitable sifting soil
Profits change a lot with market prices but can also exceed 5m/hour for Earthen Clay (Warforge) and Ancient Gravel (Kharid-et). Check astral and soil costs, Test on a small batch of soil first and price check your inventory to work out the average material cost and hence your profit per hour.

with 5600 sift per hour, profits will be:-
[profit] = 5600 x [ (average material cost) - (Astral rune cost) - (soil cost) ]

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Best strategy forůMattock perks?

If you finally managed to get that augmentable mattock, it turns out there are only a few choices for selecting perks that actually help you. Dragon (lvl60), Crystal (lvl70), Imcando (Lvl80) and Mattock of Space and Time (Lvl90), and should you be so lucky Tony's mattock (Lvl99) can all be augmented.
Remember that Lady Ithell can help upgrade your augmented Mattock carrying across your augmentation and perks, so you wonĺt need to remove those.The useful perks are:-
1.
Imp Souled
for a probability moving soil, materials and artifacts to your bank using prayer points. You can use an ancient elven ritual artifact or pray pots to generate your prayer point whilst excavating.
2.
Honed
, to improve the success rate of material excavation
3.
Prosper
, to get a chance of receiving clue scrolls
4.
Fortune
, to have a small chance to double soil, materials and artefacts to go to your bank
5.
Furnace
, to burn materials for xp - for best xp/hr
6.
Refined
, to help material caches from depleting.
7.
Enlightened
, to level your mattock faster for invention XP.
8.
Wise
for an extra 50k xp per day

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There are a few useful combinations of these which can be used. For instance you can create the following combinations in rough order of popularity:-

Imp Souled
and
Honed
: I6/H6 although I6/H5 and I5/H6 or I5/H5 are also perfectly usable.

Fortune
and
Imp Souled
: e.g. F3/I2 or F2/I3-5

Fortune
and
Prosper
: e.g. F3/P

Honed
and
Prosper
: e.g. H5-6/P

Honed
and
Fortune
: e.g. H4-6/F1

Refined
can also be combined with
Prosper
or
Fortune


It is best to explore the perks calculator on the Runescape Wiki to work out the best way to create these. Wear your invention master cape if you can, and note that in some cases invention potions, or artificially reducing your invention level (by standing outside Godwars 1 snowy area) can help improve the probability of the desired perk combination.

Note
Furnace may look attractive, but ultimately you may need those mats that you are burning. You may end up spending more time excavating rather than repairing where most of your xp is gained. Furnace is maybe only useful if you are prepared to buy your materials in that case.

21-Feb-2021 15:21:08 - Last edited on 21-Feb-2021 18:26:54 by RollináRock5

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Best strategy for...XP


Unlocking guild shop rewards should be your first priority as it makes xp faster as you level up.

Excavating faster gives more xp per hour, so make sure you buy all the precision upgrades. Use the archaeology boosts from the shop and compasses when excavating high level spots, and unlock the cosmic accumulator from the Desperate Measures quest, and the Pontifex Observation ring from the Azzanadra quest.

Excavating the higher possible spot you have access to should give you the best general gathering xp. Don't neglect collections as repairs in the end dominate xp gain. Most players do Bandos or Zaros collections for the added from batteries or tetras.

1.
You can buy archaeology tea from the guild shop for an xp boost.
2.
Use the wise perk on your mattock for an extra 50k xp
3.
Fix your daily task to be archaeology (if you have sufficient level 99's), so that you can double it with vis wax on a daily basis.
4.
Use the furnace perk
5.
An active pylon or Rex (Osseous roar) will give you XP and mattock precision boost which gives enhanced xp during that time

Tip: The Soma relic can add additional artefacts to the above as it provides 20% increase to Archaeology excavation precision (at the expense of receiving no soil).

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Strategy for DXP live


DXP gives you
double XP
for sifting and excavation, but not for artefact repairs.

DXP also affects "precision" which is doubled. That means you get artefacts at double speed, but materials are unaffected as DXP does not boost "focus". So if you collect your own artefacts and materials, will be be less then double rates during dxp.

Given this, DXP is a good time to collect artefacts, and it is best to make up on materials when DXP is paused or over.

This situation also makes material prices rise, as an obvious way to make up for the missing materials is to buy them.

If you are more motivated by GPs than XP, DXP is a good time to stock up on venator remains artefacts. Just buy the materials far in advance or well after dxp so you dont have to pay over the odds for the materials

21-Feb-2021 15:21:29 - Last edited on 01-May-2021 09:02:39 by RollináRock5

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Strategy for competing Vault of Shadows


The Vault of Shadows miniquest requires an active Pylon, or for you to activate the 8 shadow anchors in Kharid-et with 10 batteries each. Now that the active pylon is getting really slow (7-10 hours) it may be impossible to find a suitable time. Furthermore, the 30 minutes is often not enough for people to finish everything they need to do.

Hints and tips:


IF PYLON IS NOT NEAR 100%
Consider collecting 80 batteries and charging the shadow anchors. This is a permanent unlock! See fast battery post below.

The fastest way is to do 3x Zaros-1 collections, or 1x Zaros 2 collection if you have artefacts in bank, and hand them to Soran the collector south of Varrock West bank. You will collect the remainder of the 80 batteries easily whilst doing these.

Note that for the first time ever you hand in Zaros-1, you will get a relic piece reward instead of 20 batteries, and in that case you may need to do 4x Zaros-1 .

It may seem like a waste of time, but you will get good XP, potentially tick off some achievements, and the ghost legionnaires give you noted materials rewards.

FOR ACTIVE PYLON
1. Make sure you have everything else done and ready. 30 minutes is only just enough time to do everything than you need to do after the pylon goes active!
2. Check you have a ring of visibility with you just in case! Several players have found they needed it even if they thought the "gift of sliske" would give them permanent access to see the shadow realm,
3. The 500 memories can easily take a lot of time, so try the w79 group divination world for shortest time to collect as they have almost constant enriched pools. The minimum you need is vibrant energies or higher.
4. Good luck!

for more detail, in game type:
wiki/zaros 1
wiki/soran
wiki/shadow anchors

22-Jun-2021 16:51:46 - Last edited on 27-Nov-2021 18:27:02 by RollináRock5

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Time to get 80 batteries for shadow anchors


1.
Zaros-1
collections for Soran -
40-60min*


2.
Zaros-2
collections for Soran -
80-100min*


3
.
AFK
excavation -
100min

You should get around 1 battery every 74 seconds, or 49 per hour. 80 batteries will take around 100 min.

* i tested using full lvl120 arch outfit, cosmic accumulator but not following the sprite. you will be a bit slower at lower levels but it also depends a bit on how lucky you are in getting no duplicate artefacts. Zaros-2 duplicates take much more time than Zaros-1 duplicates.

Zaros-1 it took me 38min to get the collection with 7 extra artefacts. I got 17 batteries during that time as some time is spent in areas where you get no batteries. I made 100k in chronotes after accounting for the material costs.

Zaros-2 it took me 100 min to get the collection with 5 extra artefacts and 65 batteries during that time. As such i had 35 batteries extra. I made 450k in chronotes after accounting for the material costs

Of course check if you have any artefacts already in your bank, as that should speed things up!

31-Jul-2021 22:26:30 - Last edited on 27-Nov-2021 16:40:14 by RollináRock5

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New Senntisten mini Digsite


Due out Monday 16th August, the following was revealed from this week's twitch stream:

Excavation spots spanning level 60-70 range
*
18 new artifacts repaired with existing materials
*
20 new lore pages (remember your lore hound!)
*
3 new mysteries
*
New research
*
New collector at bandit camp lode and 8 new collections
*
Ancient gravel soil
*
100 Glass fragments to repair stained glass windows for xp
*
New relic ľ ôgrace of shadowsö gives 50% mobile effect
*
Some linked achievements ľ needed for comp capes

13-Aug-2021 11:53:52 - Last edited on 20-Aug-2021 08:07:50 by RollináRock5

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