Blood altar

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Crafting blood runes

The Blood altar may be found in the Blood Rune Temple in Meiyerditch Dungeon after completion of the Legacy of Seergaze quest. It is used to craft blood runes from pure essence, providing 10.5 Runecrafting experience

Access[edit | edit source]

As with most other runecrafting altars, it can be accessed via the Blood rift in the Abyss. Players could also enter its ruins by using a blood talisman or an Omni-talisman. Players could also simply click on the ruins while wearing a blood tiara, Omni-tiara, a wicked hood imbued with any of the above, an Omni-talisman staff, or a blood talisman staff.

The fastest way to get there is to use the wicked hood's teleport, which provides two daily teleports to the altar (3 if the entire wicked robes has been purchased). Alternately, break a blood altar teleport, obtained from The Great Orb Project, or purchased with runespan points. Both these methods land just outside the altar.

Players can also gain access via the Abyss by banking in Edgeville then running north to the Mage of Zamorak, but this requires becoming skulled and running into low level Wilderness, so player killing is a risk. This method places the player inside the altar. Alternately, players can use the Drakan's medallion (to save a charge teleport first to Morytania with the ectophial) to teleport to the Meiyerditch Laboratories then run south and west through the nearby dungeon to the altar. This takes slightly longer but doesn't run the risk of player killing, and the medallion can be used to bank at Burgh de Rott. The Blood Altar is considered to be outside of Morytania which means teleporting via the medallion within it will consume charges, so it is advised to either exit the altar first or recharge the medallion at Burgh de Rott.

Players who can't access Drakan's medallion and who either can't or don't want to use the abyss or the Great Orb Project can also reach the blood altar from the trapdoor behind the Hair of the Dog tavern in Canifis. Enter the cavern containing the tomb of Ivandis and take the other exit. This route is not commonly used by runecrafters as it is much slower than the other options.

Experience[edit | edit source]

The maximum likely limit for crafting Blood runes in one visit is 266, if not using Morytania legs 2 (which grant 10% chance of extra blood rune per essence). This would be achieved by having 90 Runecrafting, and carrying 266 essence to craft (23 in the normal inventory along with 48 in the 5 sizes of Runecrafting pouches, along with 175 claimed from the wicked hood (if all the Wicked robes have been purchased), and 20 from the abyssal titan summoning creature). The maximum possible experience is 2,793 obtained while doing the above.

Tiaras[edit | edit source]

A blood tiara may be created at this altar by having a blood talisman and a normal tiara in your inventory. The player must use the tiara on the altar. Doing so will earn 52.5 Runecrafting experience.

Music unlocked[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • patch 4 October 2021 (Update):
    • The names of Runecrafting altars and mysterious ruins now reflect their associated runes.
      • The altar has been renamed from "Altar" to "Blood altar".
      • The mysterious ruins have been renamed from "Strange stones" to "Strange bloodied stones".
  • patch 18 April 2016 (Update):
    • Fixed a hole in the wall in the tunnel leading to the Blood Altar.
  • patch 20 July 2015 (Update):
    • The corpse beside the Blood Altar now displays correct grammar when searched.
  • patch 20 October 2014 (Update):
    • The Blood altar's minimap now matches the environment.
  • patch 24 October 2012 (Update):
    • Entering the Blood Altar no longer changes your active music track.
  • patch 2 September 2009 (Update):
    • Fixed incorrect colours with the rivers of blood surrounding the altar.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This was the only Runecrafting altar with a rune symbol that is not grey prior to the release of the Soul Altar.
  • True to its name, blood slowly pours from the centre of the altar and eventually reaches the lake.