The prospector kit is an experience-boosting set, purchasable from Prospector Percy's Nugget Shop in the Motherlode Mine. Pieces of the kit are purchased using golden nuggets obtained randomly through mining pay-dirt. The set costs 180 nuggets in total, which requires mining 6,570 pay-dirt on average.
Wearing the full set while entering the Mining Guild is one of the tasks in the hard Falador Diary, and wearing it to mine a runite ore is a master clue step. Varrock armour 4 may be used for the master clue step, but not the Falador Diary.
Despite having two lights attached to it, the Prospector Helmet does not act as a light source.
Star fragments (which can be bought for 3,000 Stardust each) may be used as a means of recolouring each piece of the Prospector Kit. Four of these are needed to recolour the entire set to make the Golden Prospector Kit, which will cost a total of 12,000 Stardust. This change in appearance cannot be undone.
Obtaining[edit | edit source]
|Item||XP Boost||Cost (in)||Sells for (in)||Boost per nugget|
(% per )
|Complete set||+2.5 %||180||144||0.014|
When obtaining the set, it is slightly more efficient to start by purchasing the more expensive items first. This can be calculated by adding up the experience boosts one would get when buying the items in either order.
Changes[edit | edit source]
|24 September 2015
Additional ores gathered by Varrock armours now provide the bonus experience from the Prospector's outfit.
|15 May 2014
The Prospector outfit now also provides some protection from desert heat.
References[edit | edit source]
- RuneScape Mythbusters Special - Ep. 2 (21:15 - 21:41) on Jagex's official Old School RuneScape YouTube channel.