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A tier-4 Banner of Seren.

God banners, released with the God Emissaries update, are used to show a player's devotion towards one of nine gods. The banner's look will change as the owner completes task sets provided by the chosen god's emissary. Each banner obtains the ability to boost skills for 30 minutes of in-game time based on the set completed.

If a player converts a god banner into a cosmetic override with a keepsake key and subsequently declares support for a different faction, its appearance will change to that of the new faction. God banners are not considered destroyed when a keepsake key is used on them, so your current God Emissary will not offer a replacement (however, a rival Emissary will, if you change sides).

Types[edit | edit source]

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Item
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonus
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Banner of Armadyl.pngBanner of ArmadylCrush-----------
Banner of Bandos.pngBanner of BandosCrush-----------
Banner of Saradomin.pngBanner of SaradominCrush-----------
Banner of Seren.pngBanner of SerenCrush-----------
Banner of Sliske.pngBanner of SliskeCrush-----------
Banner of Zamorak.pngBanner of ZamorakCrush-----------
Banner of Zaros.pngBanner of ZarosCrush-----------
Banner of the Godless.pngBanner of the GodlessCrush-----------
Banner of V.pngBanner of VCrush-----------

Boosts[edit | edit source]

There are three types of boosts; each lasts for 30 minutes and may be used once per day, though only one can be active at a time. Wielding the banner is not required for the boost to take effect.

Type Effect
Combat boost Temporarily boosts your Attack, Defence, Strength, Ranged and Magic levels by 5.
Skill boost Temporarily boosts one of your choice in the following skills by 2 levels: Fishing, Mining, Smithing, Runecrafting, Crafting, Woodcutting, Firemaking, Fletching, Construction, Hunter, Thieving, Cooking, Herblore, Farming, Divination, and Archaeology.
Exploration boost Temporarily boosts your Agility level by 5.

The boost used to regularly decay to 1 level lower than maximum, but after an update, it will now consistently remain boosted.

The boost is kept if the player levels up during the 30 minutes, boosting their level over their new level after a short delay. If the level of the boosted skill is reduced by another factor, such as a spicy stew, the stat will be restored every 10 seconds until the full boost is re-attained.

Note that other items providing a visible level boost, such as spicy stews or teas in a player owned house, will not stack with the banner's effects. As an example, you cannot drink the best tea (+3) and use a +2 banner boost to get a +5 bonus; it will simply default to the stronger or more recent option, in this case +3 for the tea.

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!
  • ninja 10 September 2018 (Update):
    • The stat buffs received from god emissary banners will now consistently remain boosted.
  • patch 1 September 2015 (Update):
    • Players can now keepsake god emissary banners.
  • patch 17 June 2013 (Update):
    • A graphical issue with sheathed god banners has been fixed.