Chaos Temple (Wilderness)

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The Chaos Temple, otherwise known as the Zamorak Temple, is a ruined temple in levels 12-14 Wilderness, directly north of Varrock. It can only be accessed from the north, as it sits on an island surrounded by molten lava.

Inside the temple is an altar which offers extra Prayer experience. It also has a weak portal to the Spirit Realm which rewards the player with 7,500 Prayer experience for using once, and a trapdoor leading to the Chaos Temple Dungeon behind the altar.

Getting there[edit | edit source]

Chaos Altar[edit | edit source]

The Chaos Temple contains an altar that members may use to offer bones or ashes for Prayer experience. This gives 250% of the Prayer experience extra on top of the 100% base experience for a total of 350% that would be gained by burying or scattering them, equivalent to the Prayer experience bonus given by a gilded altar with both incense burners lit and to burying bones with a Powder of burials active.

Unlike the ectofuntus, the altar does use bonus experience and grant extra experience from experience-boosting items, making it significantly faster than these methods if the player has bonus experience to use. Players are recommended to wear the first age outfit for even more experience.

Double XP Live and extra XP gained from the Prime aura or Prime gaming knowledge bombs do not work with the Chaos Altar.

Players can use Simon, who is just on the other side of the temple walls, to bank and restock on bones. Roughly 1,400 bones can be offered an hour without the need of a BoB using this method, which makes it about equal to using a pack yak in the player-owned house.

Players who have completed the hard Wilderness achievements will be able to un-note bones from their inventory with Harrison who is located within steps of the Chaos Altar. Doing so will reduce time per run and increase the bones per hour to roughly 2,000.

The area contains many spawns of bones. Free players may use these bone spawn points at a lower prayer level to raise Prayer, especially if the player has low combat and cannot efficiently raise prayer from killing monsters which drop big bones such as hill giants.

The use of the Chaos Altar also works for daily prayer challenges of bury/use bones on altar, despite not being specifically mentioned.

Players who have their premier artefact 10% XP boost activated while offering bones on their gilded altar might encounter a situation when they do not benefit from any other boost type (like using up existing bonus XP or using the boost from a pulse core). This might be a bug and can be overcome by deactivating the premier artefact XP boost.


It is not recommended to use Prayer brawling gloves while offering bones; the bonus from the gloves overrides that of the Chaos Altar, granting less experience overall.

History[edit | edit source]

The pattern on the floor hints that the temple may once have been dedicated to Zaros, which is plausible given that many of his fortresses and outposts in the second age were in what is now the Wilderness, and were destroyed and/or aligned to different Gods during and after the God Wars.

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During the Third Age, there was a Zarosian temple as shown in the "Saradomin Strikes" campaign. Several gods, such as the Menaphite Pantheon, Saradomin, Bandos, Zamorak and Zaros fought for powerful artefacts kept inside the temple. After a long battle Saradomin eventually came out as the victor and claimed the artefacts.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 13 November 2012 (Update):
    • Free players will now be moved out of the Chaos Temple upper level in the Wilderness.

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