RuneScape 3 Variable Components Guide

Variable components are uncommon invention materials often used in gizmos for perks or made into invention products, such as the Auto-screener. You can obtain this component by disassembling various items in the game. In this RuneScape 3 variable components guide, we’ll run through some of the best methods of obtaining variable components currently available.

Disassembling Items from the Grand Exchange

You can obtain variable components by disassembling items bought from the Grand Exchange. Because of the Grand Exchange trade limitation, this method of getting items that disassemble into variable components is unavailable for Ironman. Do note that these items have a buying limit on the Grand Exchange.

  • Harralander tar
  • Tarromin tar
  • Marrentil tar
  • Guam tar
  • Pure essence
  • Nose peg

Disassembling Items from Skilling

You can disassemble the following loots from skilling activities to obtain variable components. If you’re an Ironman, you can use these skilling activities to get variable components for your invention needs.

Disassembling PVM Drops

PVM activities can be done as an alternative to obtain variable components. Some of the activities listed below are also quite decent money-makers. With that in mind, the following are some of RuneScape 3 best variable component source items obtainable through PVM.

  • Pure essence from Abyssal demons. You can find abyssal demons in level 17 Wilderness. Alternatively, you can find them on the top floor and roof of the Slayer Tower. Abyssal demons have a combat level of 98 and level 85 Slayer is required to kill them (Average: 1 x Variable component / 48 kills, with maximum junk chance reduction unlocked).
  • Pure essence from Greater demons. You can find greater demons in various locations across the game. The most popular spots to find them are in the Brimhaven Dungeon and Kuradal’s Dungeon. Greater demons have a combat level of 82 and are relatively easy to kill.