Protean essence

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Protean essence is a Treasure Hunter reward.
If the associated promotion is not currently active, it may not be obtainable.
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Protean essence is a stackable item that can be used to gain experience in Runecrafting. In order to use the essence, the player must craft runes on a runecrafting altar with at least one essence in their backpack. Runecrafting in this way does not yield any runes. One essence will be consumed per action, with one action occurring every 4.8 seconds (3.6 seconds with a protean powerup). Thus, a maximum of 750 essence can be used per hour without protean powerups, or 1,000 per hour with powerups. A maximum of 60 essence can be used in a single interaction.

Protean essence cannot be used at the Ourania Runecrafting Altar. The demonic skull experience boost does not work with protean essence.

Unlike other protean items, protean essence cannot be converted into other protean items, and other protean items cannot be converted into protean essence for the time being.

Experience[edit | edit source]

Protean essence gives variable experience based on the altar that it is used with, as shown in this table:

Level Altar XP per essence Base XP per hour
1 Air altar 25 18,750
1 Mind altar 25 18,750
5 Water altar 30 22,500
9 Earth altar 35 26,250
14 Fire altar 45 33,750
20 Body altar 55 41,250
27 Cosmic altar 70 52,500
35 Chaos altar 100 75,000
40 Astral altar 130 97,500
44 Nature altar 160 120,000
54 Law altar 190 142,500
65 Death altar 230 172,500
77 Blood altar 500 375,000
90 Soul altar 700 525,000

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