Scripture of Wen

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The Scripture of Wen is a book held in the pocket slot, and is the God book aligned with Wen. Unlike other god books it is not purchased from Jossik, but instead it is obtainable as a drop from the Arch-Glacor within the Glacor Front, one of the four fronts in the Elder God Wars Dungeon. It is dropped in a tradeable state, and when unlocked it becomes untradeable with 3 hours charge. It can then be charged up to 24 hours at full charge.

When lost upon death in the Wilderness, the Scripture of Wen disappears completely.

Book info[edit | edit source]

Combat stats[edit | edit source]

Passive effect[edit | edit source]

The Scripture of Wen can be activated like scrimshaws to provide a passive combat effect. The book can be recharged with Manuscripts of Wen, giving 45 minutes of active time per page.

When active, the scripture provides a 6.6% chance on the release of a damaging attack to activate the Sheer Cold effect. The beam is a 3x3 area-of-effect attack, damaging all targets on the 9 affected tiles. Targets are hit 5 times by the beam, each hit dealing the same damage, between 2.4%-4% of the player's ability damage. The targets will then shatter and take a hit that is between 240%-400% of the player's ability damage. In total, the Sheer Cold effect deals between 252%-420% of the player's ability damage. This attack uses the same visual as the Pillars of Ice mechanic during the fight with the Arch-Glacor. The shatter damage that is applied on the fifth beam hit will only apply to targets who were present in the Sheer Cold effect of the previous four beam hits.

Tick Sheer Cold behaviour
1 Sheer Cold procs
2 N/A
3 Beam damage applied
4 Beam damage applied
5 Beam damage applied
6 Beam damage applied
7 Beam and Shatter damage applied
8—26 Sheer Cold cannot proc for 19 ticks

This scripture is a good choice against either blocked enemies (stationary targets) or cases where one is able to stack enemies and potentially hit multiple at once. The scripture is also able to proc in Legacy Mode, making it the book of choice for area-of-effect barrage Slayer tasks.

Calculator[edit | edit source]

template  = Calculator:Template/Combat/Scriptures
form      = scripturesCalcForm
result    = scripturesCalcResult

param     = setupGroup|Setup||group|combatStyle,AD,dpm,damageCap,hits,leng,ecb
param     = combatStyle|Melee.png: RS3 Inventory image of MeleeMagic.png: RS3 Inventory image of MagicRanged.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ranged Combat Style|Melee|buttonselect|Melee,Magic,Ranged|Melee=leng,berserk,ultPercentage;Magic=meta,ultPercentage;Ranged=ecb|Shows relevant boosts and damage modifiers for specific combat style.
param     = AD|Ability damage|2136|int|0-||Ability damage as read from the Combat Stats menu after all boosts to combat style level. Only used for the Scripture of Wen.
param     = dpm|Base DPM (thousands)|250|int|0-||Base damage per minute before any damage modifiers listed below.
param     = damageCap|Apply hit cap?|30000|buttonselect|10000,12000,12576,13000,13440,15600,16348,30000,None||The calculation for Split Soul uses the uncapped damage value. However, the base damage is still capped.
10,000: Non-critical hit cap
12,000: Base critical hit cap
12,576: Critical hit cap for Melee/Ranged with Smoke Cloud
13,000: Non-critical hit cap under Icy Tempest
13,440: Critical hit cap for Magic with Smoke Cloud
15,600: Critical hit cap under Icy Tempest
16,348: Critical hit cap under Icy Tempest and with Smoke Cloud param = hits|Number of hits/min|85|int|0-||Number of hits/min with:

Melee: ~45

Magic with Greater Concentrated Blast and 4-tick auto-attack: ~65
Magic with Greater Concentrated Blast and Magma Tempest: ~95

Ranged with Greater Ricochet and Caroming 4: ~85 param = leng|Dark Shard of Leng.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dark Shard of Leng Is Icy Tempest active?|false|toggleswitch|true,false||If Icy Tempest is active, the hit cap of the Time Rift effect from the Scripture of Jas is increased from 30,000 to 32,000 damage. param = ecb|Eldritch crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Eldritch crossbow Is Split Soul active?|false|toggleswitch|true,false|true=splitSoulGroup,souls|Scripture of Jas: The damage dealt from Split Soul is also stored in the Time Rift. Furthermore, the damage from the Time Rift also lands a Split Soul hit.

Scripture of Wen: The damage from each of the Sheer Cold beam hits and shatter hit have corresponding Split Soul damage.

Scripture of Ful: The Split Soul damage is based on the damage dealt while under the effect of Gladiator's Rage. param = splitSoulGroup|Split soul information||group|souls,uptime param = souls|Amulet of souls (or).png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of souls (or)Essence of Finality amulet (or).png: RS3 Inventory image of Essence of Finality amulet (or) Is the Amulet of souls/Essence of Finality amulet equipped?|No|check|Yes,No||The Amulet of souls and the Essence of Finality amulet provide an effective 18.75% damage increase to Split Soul due to their interaction with Soul Split. param = uptime|Percentage (%) of time Split Soul is active|50|number|0-100,0.1,1|| param = scriptureGroup|Scripture information||group|jasPercentage,wenNTargets,fulPercentage param = jasPercentage|Scripture of Jas.png: RS3 Inventory image of Scripture of Jas Percentage (%) of damage stored in the Time Rift|95|number|0-100,0.1,1||The Scripture of Jas does not store damage from auto-attacks. param = wenNTargets|Scripture of Wen.png: RS3 Inventory image of Scripture of Wen Average number of targets hit by Sheer Cold|1|number|0-,0.1,0.1||The Scripture of Wen passive, Sheer Cold, is a 3x3 area-of-effect that can damage all targets on the 9 affected tiles. param = fulPercentage|Scripture of Ful.png: RS3 Inventory image of Scripture of Ful Percentage (%) of damage boosted by Gladiator's Rage|80|number|0-100,0.1,1||The Scripture of Ful does not boost all type of damage (such as bleeds). param = modifierGroup|Damage modifiers||group|vuln,meta,berserk,ultPercentage,auraSlot,slayerPerk,slayerAbility,spider,croesusDeathspores param = vuln|Vulnerability icon.png Is Vulnernabilty applied?|No|check|Yes,No param = meta|Metamorphosis.png: RS3 Inventory image of Metamorphosis Is Metamorphosis active?|No|check|Yes,No param = berserk|Berserk.png: RS3 Inventory image of Berserk Is Berserk active?|No|check|Yes,No param = ultPercentage|Percentage (%) of damage boosted by damage-boosting ultimate ability|80|number|0-100,1,1||Currently only applies to metamorphosis or berserk. If the Berserker, Reckless, or Maniacal aura have been activated, they will apply to the percentage of damage outside of the damage boosting ultimate. param = auraSlot|Worn Equipment#Aura slot.png: RS3 Inventory image of Worn Equipment#Aura slot Aura slot|None|buttonselect|None,Berserker/Maniacal/Reckless aura,Mahjarrat aura param = slayerPerk|Demon Slayer (perk).pngDragon Slayer (perk).pngUndead Slayer.png Is the Demon/Dragon/Undead Slayer perk active?|No|check|Yes,No param = slayerAbility|Demon Slayer (ability).pngDragon Slayer (ability).pngUndead Slayer (ability).png Is the Demon/Dragon/Undead Slayer ability active?|No|check|Yes,No param = spider|NopeNopeNope perk (target status).png Is the NopeNopeNope perk active?|0%|buttonselect|0%,2%,3% param = croesusDeathspores|Cryptbloom helm.png Is the Croesus Deathspores debuff applied?|No|check|Yes,No
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Usage cost[edit | edit source]

Duration45 minutes
Item(s) consumed1 × Manuscript of Wen.png Manuscript of Wen
Total GE Price254,147
Per hour

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here.
  1. ^ a b There is further information on this drop; see the associated page for details.

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 28 November 2022 (Update):
    • God Books can now be charged up to 24 hours.
  • patch 4 April 2022 (Update):
    • Fixed an issue where the Scripture of Wen could provide Combat XP to the wrong person in group PvM.
  • hidden 25 October 2021 (Update):
    • Fixed a bug where the Scripture of Wen would hit its final damage more than once.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • "Sheer Cold" may be a reference to the Pokémon one-hit KO move, Sheer Cold.

References[edit | edit source]