Orcus altar

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This article is about the excavation hotspot. For the prayer altar, see Orcus altar (Prayer altar).

The Orcus altars are excavation hotspots at Kharid-et - Chapel excavation site that players can excavate with level 86 Archaeology. A pontifex signet ring is required to be worn or carried in the inventory or toolbelt to pass the barrier.

The hotspots initially appear as ancient gravel, requiring uncovering to become usable. Uncovering the hotspots yields a one-time reward of 268.5 Archaeology experience.

Between levels 86 and 89, one can average around 52,000 experience in an hour. This can be achieved by using an imcando mattock and wearing the archaeologist's outfit.

Excavation hotspot info[edit | edit source]

Artefact details[edit | edit source]

Orcus altar
ArtefactXPTotal neededFrom researchCollectionsOther uses
'Exsanguinate' spell scroll.png 'Exsanguinate' spell scroll9,333.35N/AWise Old Man (Magic Man)
Soran, Emissary of Zaros (Zarosian III)
Velucia (Museum - Zarosian III)
Eblis (Imperial Sorcery)
The Vault of Shadows
Necromantic focus.png Necromantic focus9,333.34Requiescat in PaceWise Old Man (Knowledge is Power)
Soran, Emissary of Zaros (Zarosian III)
Velucia (Museum - Zarosian III)
Eblis (Imperial Sorcery)
N/A

Loot[edit | edit source]

Soil[edit | edit source]

Soil is given independently of whether the excavation attempt was successful.

Materials[edit | edit source]

Materials are only given for successful excavation attempts.

Artefacts[edit | edit source]

One damaged artefact is received each time the excavation progress bar is completely filled, weighted towards artefacts not recently received.

Journals[edit | edit source]

Each page will be received only once.

Other[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Tetracompass pieces are always dropped in order: tetracompass piece (left), tetracompass piece (right), tetracompass piece (dial), tetracompass piece (needle).
  2. ^ One of the following items is dropped: tetracompass piece (left), tetracompass piece (right), tetracompass piece (dial), tetracompass piece (needle).
  3. ^ drop rate, where is the player's Archaeology level and is the level of the excavation spot. This is a lowest rate of up to approximately .
  4. ^ a b c Only on successful excavations.
  5. ^ a b c Only while the pylon is 100% charged. 1/1,000,000 for any piece.
  6. ^ Only while the pylon is not 100% charged.

Calculator[edit | edit source]

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