Even without the tantalising prospect of adding Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the mix, Perth are creating an A-League forward line to be feared.
The triple threat of Bruno Fornaroli, Diego Castro and Chris Ikonomidis is reaping rewards for the reigning premiers ahead of Sunday's home clash with Central Coast.
Their potency was on display in Sunday's 2-1 dismissal of Wellington, where Castro assisted Fornaroli for Perth's opener, before Fornaroli found Ikonomidis for their second.
The Glory are hoping Fornaroli's drought-breaking goal will be the first of many.
The Uruguayan star was sidelined for almost all of last season after his relationship with then-Melbourne City coach Warren Joyce broke down.
"Scoring obviously is great for his confidence but his play didn't suggest he was lacking confidence," coach Tony Popovic said.
"For him to score and set up the second goal, also have a couple of other opportunities, shows that he's constantly improving - he's getting fitter, stronger.
"He's certainly got a long way to go in terms of being where we believe he can get to. But he's certainly at a very good level at the moment."
Perth's audacious bid to sign Swedish striker Ibrahimovic on a short-term guest deal has been the talk of the A-League in recent days.
It's unclear whether the Glory will be able to pull off such a high-wire transaction but their existing forwards are already giving the winless Mariners some headaches.
"There's obviously a lot of teams that play like Perth with the same intent but there's not a lot of teams that have their quality," coach Alen Stajcic said.
"We know that the quality they have in their attacking half is probably up there with the best in the league."
Popovic noted that like the rest of his revamped side, Perth's new-look forward line would only get better with time.
"The potential is huge when you think of where Bruno's been and what's possible with him, and Chris with a four-month layoff with a shoulder injury," he said.
"Diego is probably like a really good bottle of wine - just keeps getting better and better."
STATS THAT MATTER:
* Perth are undefeated in their past eight home meetings with Central Coast (W7, D1) but have only kept one clean sheet in that period
* One shy of his 50th A-League goal, Fornaroli has scored seven times in eight games against the Mariners
* Central Coast have lost 12 of their past 14 A-League away games, conceding nine goals from their past three road trips.