Illuminated god book

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Illuminated god books are the upgraded version of completed god books from the quest Horror from the Deep.

Creating an illuminated god book changes the appearance of the book, and also preserves the original book. If lost, the illuminated book can be re-obtained from bookcase in a player-owned house at a cost of 120,000 coins. Players cannot own more than one copy of the same illuminated god book at once.

Creating an illuminated god book[edit | edit source]

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Making an illuminated god book requires the completion of One Piercing Note as well as 60 Crafting and Prayer. To make an illuminated god book, go to the Abbey of St. Elspeth Citharede and use a completed god book on the Book-making table in the room most south of Abbess Benita. Completing each illuminated god book for the first time awards 10,000 Crafting and Prayer experience.

Each of the four steps in copying the book requires 200–250 Prayer points, with each successive step requiring fewer Prayer points. Therefore, having 80 Prayer makes the process of creating illuminated god books faster and easier.

These steps must be done in order, otherwise you will have to start over.

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

If player runs out of Prayer points required to finish a step, there is an altar in the oratory at the east end of the abbey to recharge Prayer. This allows the player to make multiple books without having to leave the abbey. It is possible to do the last step without having 200 Prayer points remaining. Overall, if a Prayer renewal potion is used, you can keep creating "sections" of the book each time your Prayer points reach 210.

Cosmetic overrides[edit | edit source]

Since 21 August 2017 completing illuminated god books unlock cosmetic overrides for them. Each completed god book unlocks the respective recolour option, and once all have been unlocked, ten further recolours become available along with the optional use of prismatic dyes.

There are two override variants for illuminated god books: Illuminated God Book (Magic Off-hand) and Illuminated God Book (Shield).

Bonuses[edit | edit source]

 Item Type Main-hand Off-hand Attributes Style bonus
Style Dmg Acc Style Dmg Acc Defence Constitution Prayer Attack-icon.png Ranged-icon.png Magic-icon.png
Illuminated Book of Wisdom.png Illuminated Book of Wisdom Zero weakness icon.png Nothing - - - - - - 0 0 4 7 7 7
Illuminated Book of Chaos.png Illuminated Book of Chaos Zero weakness icon.png Nothing - - - - - - 0 0 4 7 7 7
Illuminated Book of Balance.png Illuminated Book of Balance Zero weakness icon.png Nothing - - - - - - 0 0 4 7 7 7
Illuminated Book of Law.png Illuminated Book of Law Zero weakness icon.png Nothing - - - - - - 0 0 4 7 7 7
Illuminated Book of War.png Illuminated Book of War Zero weakness icon.png Nothing - - - - - - 0 0 4 7 7 7
Illuminated Ancient Book.png Illuminated Ancient Book Zero weakness icon.png Nothing - - - - - - 0 0 4 7 7 7

Passive effects[edit | edit source]

God books and illuminated god books have a passive effect that activates in combat, with the effect dependent on the book. This effect needs to be charged and is done by using the corresponding torn page on an illuminated god book - each page adds 45 minutes charge and can be activated and deactivated like scrimshaw. The effects are identical to the non-illuminated version of the book. However, if the player loses the book, it will lose all its remaining charges, requiring the player to add additional pages in order to activate the passive effect. A newly created illuminated god book will have no charges, regardless of the status of the book used to create it.

Book Passive effect
Illuminated Book of Wisdom A lightning strike hits the target for 165-275% damage (55-165% in PvP).
Illuminated Book of Chaos A dark explosion hits the target and the surrounding targets in a 3x3 area for 150-250% damage (split over all targets) (PvP: 50-150%).
Illuminated Book of Balance The sword of edicts falls on the target, then burns and explodes. This deals an initial hit of 90-150%, 3 hits of 7.5-12.5%, and finally a hit of 37.5-62.5% (with the final hit being split in a 3x3 area, if there are multiple targets nearby), for a total of 150-250%. (PvP: initially 30-90%, 3 hits of 2.5-7.5%, and 12.5-37.5 AoE; total 50-150%).
Illuminated Book of Law A tornado spins at the target's location dealing 4 hits of damage in 4 ticks, dealing 30-50%, 30-50%, 60-100%, and 60-100% damage for a total of 180-300% damage (PvP: 10-30%, 10-30%, 20-60%, 20-60%; total 60-180%). If the target moves from the tornado, the damage is halted.
Illuminated Book of War A shockwave hits the target, dealing 90-150% damage (PvP: 30-90%), reducing the target's Defence level by 5% + 5 and increasing its affinity values by 3 for 12 seconds.
Illuminated Ancient Book Icicles hit and surround the target, dealing 120-200% damage (PvP: 40-120%) and binding the target for 4 seconds.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 7 January 2014 (Update):
    • The illuminated god books have been renamed to match the changes made to the regular versions.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The god books are written by the followers of the gods, and are not official dictates by the gods themselves.[1]
  • The Crafting and Prayer experience received is considered reward experience and is therefore unaffected by experience-boosting sets.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Osborne's Twitter account. 9 October 2013. (Archived from the original on 9 October 2013.) Mod Osborne: "They were transcribed by followers based on the gods as they were ages ago. I'd say that makes them inaccurate with some truth."