Gilded altar

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The gilded altar is the best altar which can be built in the chapel of a player-owned house. It requires level 75 Construction to build and uses 2 marble blocks, 2 bolts of cloth and 4 gold leaves to build. The total cost to buy all the materials for the altar is 1,210,812 coins, or 1,171,300 coins if purchased from the stonemason and the Construction supplies shop.

Prayer cape can substitute for the first age cape if owned, while also providing both gilded altar burners being always lit.

It is possible to boost to build a gilded altar from as low as level 65 Construction by using a crystal saw (+3 boost to level), a sculpting chisel (+1), and orange spicy stew with three doses of Orange spice (+6). However this is difficult to achieve due to the random (-6/+6) boost that the orange spicy stew provides. At level 68 Construction, the altar can be built by using the boosts from the crystal saw, the sculpting chisel and a player-owned house cup of tea, obtained from teak shelves 2 (+3), granting an overall +7 level boost.

Benefits[edit | edit source]

The altar provides 150% extra Prayer experience when remains are offered. Each incense burner lit with a clean marrentill provides an additional 50% extra experience for a total of 250% extra experience per offering. Incense remain lit for approximately 2 minutes and 20 seconds before depleting. These bonuses make gilded altars a popular choice for Prayer training.

Once the altar has been created, anybody who visits the house, whether they be the home owner or a guest, has access to the altar and the bonus experience. Players open up their houses to those wishing to train their Prayer efficiently, situating the chapel to be next to the exit portal with a Quest Hall containing a mounted amulet of glory nearby so players can teleport to Al Kharid for quick banking. Ironmen cannot interact with another player's altar though.

Players advertise their open altars on the official RuneScape forums. World 31 is the official world for open gilded altars. Open gilded altars are most commonly found at Taverley due to the close proximity of the lodestone to the house portal and lack of quest requirements.

During Double XP Weekends, altars only give their usual experiences, and do not benefit from additional experience boosting sources such as bonus experience or experience-boosting sets. It is generally considered a waste of time to use altars during this period due to worse than usual experience rates and the boosted experience rates in other skills.

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 enjoying the boost from a pulse core). This might be a bug and can be overcome by deactivating the premier artefact XP boost.

A player using a gilded altar

Experience rates[edit | edit source]

Bones/Ashes GE price Prayer XP Cost per XP 1-99 Prayer 99-120 Prayer
# needed Cost # needed Cost
Accursed ashes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Accursed ashesAccursed ashes 2,894 43.75 66.15 297,929.85 862,208,990.03 2,085,456.82 6,035,312,045.35
Airut bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Airut bonesAirut bones 6,208 463.75 13.39 28,106.59 174,485,709.21 196,741.21 1,221,369,429.84
Baby dragon bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Baby dragon bonesBaby dragon bones 1,517 105 14.45 124,137.44 188,316,493.59 868,940.34 1,318,182,500.11
Bat bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bat bonesBat bones 1,258 18.55 67.82 702,664.74 883,952,247.87 4,918,530.24 6,187,511,045.18
Bearded gorilla bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bearded gorilla bonesBearded gorilla bones N/A 70 N/A 186,206.16 N/A 1,303,410.51 N/A
Big bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Big bonesBig bones 248 52.5 4.72 248,274.88 61,572,169.3 1,737,880.69 430,994,410.06
Bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of BonesBones 292 15.75 18.54 827,582.92 241,654,212.83 5,792,935.62 1,691,537,200.76
Burnt bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Burnt bonesBurnt bones 954 15.75 60.57 827,582.92 789,514,106.29 5,792,935.62 5,526,460,580.57
Curved bone.png: RS3 Inventory image of Curved boneCurved bone N/A 52.5 N/A 248,274.88 N/A 1,737,880.69 N/A
Dagannoth bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dagannoth bonesDagannoth bones 5,435 437.5 12.42 29,792.99 161,924,874.25 208,545.68 1,133,445,783.22
Dinosaur bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dinosaur bonesDinosaur bones 9,092 595 15.28 21,906.61 199,174,868.32 153,342.41 1,394,189,223.05
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon bonesDragon bones 1,796 252 7.13 51,723.93 92,896,182.84 362,058.48 650,257,023.24
Fayrg bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fayrg bonesFayrg bones 5,558 294 18.9 44,334.8 246,412,814.62 310,335.84 1,724,846,580.57
Frost dragon bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Frost dragon bonesFrost dragon bones 13,590 630 21.57 20,689.57 281,171,297.29 144,823.39 1,968,149,876.57
Hardened dragon bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Hardened dragon bonesHardened dragon bones 8,206 504 16.28 25,861.97 212,223,295.21 181,029.24 1,485,525,927.81
Impious ashes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Impious ashesImpious ashes 4,146 14 296.14 931,030.79 3,860,053,637.57 6,517,052.57 27,019,699,961.14
Infernal ashes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Infernal ashesInfernal ashes 1,297 218.75 5.93 59,585.97 77,283,003.46 417,091.36 540,967,499.85
Jogre bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Jogre bonesJogre bones 1,279 52.5 24.36 248,274.88 317,543,566.65 1,737,880.69 2,222,749,397.03
Gorilla bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Gorilla bonesGorilla bones N/A 63 N/A 206,895.73 N/A 1,448,233.9 N/A
Large zombie monkey bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Large zombie monkey bonesLarge zombie monkey bones N/A 17.5 N/A 744,824.63 N/A 5,213,642.06 N/A
Long bone.png: RS3 Inventory image of Long boneLong bone N/A 52.5 N/A 248,274.88 N/A 1,737,880.69 N/A
Medium ninja monkey bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Medium ninja monkey bonesMedium ninja monkey bones N/A 63 N/A 206,895.73 N/A 1,448,233.9 N/A
Monkey bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Monkey bonesMonkey bones 129 17.5 7.37 744,824.63 96,082,377.09 5,213,642.06 672,559,825.37
Ourg bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ourg bonesOurg bones 15,730 490 32.1 26,600.88 418,431,835.98 186,201.5 2,928,949,627.1
Ourg bones (General Graardor).png: RS3 Inventory image of Ourg bones (General Graardor)Ourg bones (General Graardor) 6,772 490 13.82 26,600.88 180,141,156.6 186,201.5 1,260,956,571.82
Raurg bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raurg bonesRaurg bones 21,849 336 65.03 38,792.95 847,587,151.54 271,543.86 5,932,961,734.71
Reinforced dragon bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Reinforced dragon bonesReinforced dragon bones 17,345 665 26.08 19,600.65 339,973,241.65 137,201.11 2,379,753,196.87
Searing ashes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Searing ashesSearing ashes 91,726 700 131.04 18,620.62 1,707,994,597.01 130,341.05 11,955,663,283.34
Shaikahan bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Shaikahan bonesShaikahan bones 32,790 87.5 374.74 148,964.93 4,884,559,914.17 1,042,728.41 34,191,064,610.74
Skeletal monkey bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Skeletal monkey bonesSkeletal monkey bones N/A 10.5 N/A 1,241,374.38 N/A 8,689,403.43 N/A
Small ninja monkey bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Small ninja monkey bonesSmall ninja monkey bones N/A 56 N/A 232,757.7 N/A 1,629,263.14 N/A
Small zombie monkey bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Small zombie monkey bonesSmall zombie monkey bones N/A 17.5 N/A 744,824.63 N/A 5,213,642.06 N/A
Tortured ashes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tortured ashesTortured ashes 3,942 315 12.51 41,379.15 163,116,593.66 289,646.78 1,141,787,610.51
Wolf bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Wolf bonesWolf bones 4,517 15.75 286.79 827,582.92 3,738,192,052.51 5,792,935.62 26,166,690,191.24
Wyvern bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Wyvern bonesWyvern bones 13,351 175 76.29 74,482.46 994,415,361.61 521,364.21 6,960,733,510.49
Zogre bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Zogre bonesZogre bones 1,580 78.75 20.06 165,516.58 261,516,202.92 1,158,587.12 1,830,567,655.62
Notes

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • ninja 21 January 2014 (Update):
    • Players can now right-click 'Offer' their bones at a player-owned altar.
  • patch 21 January 2014 (Update):
    • Bonus XP from costumes now stacks with other bonus XP when training prayer on a player-owned house altar.
  • patch 9 November 2010 (Update):
    • Gilded altar burners no longer remain lit on leaving your house if no-one else is inside.