Illuminated Book of Wisdom

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The Illuminated Book of Wisdom is one of the illuminated god books obtainable after completing the quest One Piercing Note. It is created by going into one of the south-western rooms in the Abbey of St. Elspeth Citharede and using Saradomin's Book of Wisdom on the book-making table. This requires 60 Prayer and 60 Crafting, and grants 10,000 Prayer and Crafting experience the first time it is done. The process produces an additional item, rather than replacing an existing book. Creating the Illuminated Book of Wisdom also unlocks the corresponding override.

The Illuminated Book of Wisdom has better stats than the original Book of Wisdom in all applicable categories. If lost, it can be reclaimed from a player-owned house bookcase for 120,000 coins. However, the book will lose all its remaining charges, requiring the player to add additional god pages in order to activate the passive effect.

Combat stats[edit | edit source]

Passive[edit | edit source]

Saradomin's Book of Wisdom passive

The book of wisdom can be activated like a scrimshaw to provide a passive effect during combat. The book can be recharged with any Saradomin page, giving 45 minutes of active time per page. This is shared, unchanged, with the original book. 3 hours is the maximum amount of time that the book can be charged for; giving it a recharge of 4 total pages from 0 to 100%.

The passive has a 5% chance to activate per hit. When it activates, a lightning strike hits the target for 165-275% damage (55-165% in PvP). This is based on Commander Zilyana's lightning magic attack.

Creation[edit | edit source]

To create an Illuminated Book of Wisdom, the player must first go to the Abbey of St. Elspeth Citharede east of Al Kharid. They must then use the original Book of Wisdom on the book-making table and correctly follow the procedure for book copying. Steps must be performed in order; otherwise, the copy is ruined, and players must begin again. The steps are:

  1. Copy text
  2. Embellish capitals
  3. Add colour
  4. Add gold leaf

Each step of the process consumes between 200 and 250 Prayer points. There is a nearby altar in the Abbey that can be used to recharge Prayer if necessary. Attempting a step with less than 200 Prayer points will reset your progress and force you to start over. Gold leaf is not required to complete the book, as it is provided by the table.

Completing the illuminated book awards players with 10,000 Crafting experience and 10,000 Prayer experience the first time it is done, and unlocks the corresponding override. As the process creates a new item, the player may keep or discard the original copy as desired.

Transcript[edit | edit source]

The following text is transcluded from Transcript:Saradomin's Book of Wisdom.
Weddings

  • A bond made before the God of Order can never be broken. I now join you in the eyes of Saradomin.
Last Rites

  • The darkness of death comes to all mortals; May Saradomin guide your soul to light.
Blessings

  • Go in peace in the name of Saradomin; may his glory shine upon you like the sun.
Preaching

  • The currency of goodness is honour; It retains its value through scarcity. This is Saradomin's wisdom.
Historical version

Weddings

  • In the name of Saradomin, protector of us all, I now join you in the eyes of Saradomin.
Last Rites

  • Thy cause was false, thy skills did lack; See you in Lumbridge when you get back.
Blessings

  • Go in peace in the name of Saradomin; may his glory shine upon you like the sun.
Preaching

  • Protect your self, protect your friends. Mine is the glory that never ends. This is Saradomin's wisdom.
  • The darkness in life may be avoided, by the light of wisdom shining. This is Saradomin's wisdom.
  • Show love to your friends, and mercy to your enemies, and know that the wisdom of Saradomin will follow. This is Saradomin's wisdom.
  • A fight begun, when the cause is just, will prevail over all others. This is Saradomin's wisdom.
  • The currency of goodness is honour; It retains its value through scarcity. This is Saradomin's wisdom.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • ninja 19 February 2018 (Update):
    • The Illuminated Book of Wisdom is now coloured blue like its un-illuminated version.
  • patch 7 January 2014 (Update):
    • The illuminated god books have been renamed to match the changes made to the regular versions.
  • patch 24 June 2013 (Update):
    • The illuminated books of the gods can now be added to the Player-Owned House bookcase.
  • patch 4 March 2013 (Update):
    • Creating Illuminated god books is now using the correct amount of prayer points per step.
  • patch 28 November 2012 (Update):
    • The illuminated holy book no longer stays in the player's hand when performing emotes.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Prior to 22 February 2016, this book used to be held in the off-hand slot.
  • The historical Last Rites passage is a joke referencing Lumbridge as a common respawn point for players if they die.
  • The high alch and low alch values were originally 600 and 400 respectively, but were changed in a hidden update.