Unholy symbol

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This article is about the Zamorak symbol. For quest item used in Icthlarin's Little Helper, see Unholy symbol (Icthlarin's Little Helper).
Unholy symbol detail.png

An unholy symbol is a silver symbol blessed to imbue it with the unholy power of Zamorak. Players can only smelt and string the symbol after completing Observatory Quest and speaking to the Spirit of Scorpius, but it is not required to bless the symbol with a Book of Chaos or Book of balance, or to buy it from another player and wear it. Unlocking the ability to craft unholy symbols is a requirement of the master quest cape.

Players can make unholy symbols by using the Crafting skill. First, a player must use a silver bar with a furnace while they have an unholy mould in their inventory or tool belt, and must have one free inventory space. This will give the player an unstrung emblem and they will receive 50 Crafting experience. Next, the player must string the symbol with a ball of wool, giving the player 4 Crafting experience and making the item into an unpowered symbol. Finally, the symbol must be blessed by the Spirit of Scorpius at the Grave of Scorpius, north of the Observatory, or by using a Book of Chaos or Book of balance with it. To bless the symbol using one of the books, a player must have a Prayer level of 50 or higher, and blessing the symbol makes the player expend (current prayer points / 10) + 2 Prayer points. Once blessed, the unpowered symbol becomes simply an unholy symbol and provides the bonuses below.

Combat stats[edit | edit source]

Creation[edit | edit source]

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Through Spirit of ScorpiusThrough god bookCraft and bless through Spirit of ScorpiusCraft and bless through god book
Unholy symbol.png Unholy symbol
(Through Spirit of Scorpius)
--Hourglass.pngMake-X GE icon.png
--1 (0.6s) [recipe 1]5,753
Requirements
Quests Completion of Observatory Quest
Must be performed at Spirit of Scorpius
P2P icon.png Members only
Materials
ItemQuantityPriceTotal
Unpowered symbol.pngUnpowered symbol1375375
Profit5,378
  1. ^ All unpowered symbols in inventory are instantly blessed
Unholy symbol.png Unholy symbol
(Through god book)
Prayer-Hourglass.pngMake-X GE icon.png
0 XP-?5,753
Requirements
Prayer Prayer level50
Quests Completion of Observatory Quest
Requires Zamorak's Book of Chaos or Guthix's Book of Balance
Consumes (current Prayer points / 10) + 2 Prayer points.
P2P icon.png Members only
Materials
ItemQuantityPriceTotal
Unpowered symbol.pngUnpowered symbol1375375
Profit5,378
Unholy symbol.png Unholy symbol
(Through Spirit of Scorpius)
Crafting-Hourglass.pngMake-X GE icon.png
54 XP-?5,753
Requirements
Crafting Crafting level17
Quests Completion of Observatory Quest
Must be performed at Spirit of Scorpius
Requires an unholy mould
P2P icon.png Members only
Materials
ItemQuantityPriceTotal
Silver bar.pngSilver bar1770770
Ball of wool.pngBall of wool11,0201,020
Total price1,790
Profit3,963
Unholy symbol.png Unholy symbol
(Through god book)
CraftingPrayerHourglass.pngMake-X GE icon.png
54 XP0 XP?5,753
Requirements
Crafting Crafting level17
Prayer Prayer level50
Quests Completion of Observatory Quest
Requires Zamorak's Book of Chaos or Guthix's Book of Balance
Requires an unholy mould
Consumes (current Prayer points / 10) + 2 Prayer points.
P2P icon.png Members only
Materials
ItemQuantityPriceTotal
Silver bar.pngSilver bar1770770
Ball of wool.pngBall of wool11,0201,020
Total price1,790
Profit3,963

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 8 September 2014 (Update):
    • It is no longer possible to stall damage by enchanting unblessed holy/unholy symbols or lighting celebration candles.
  • patch 25 February 2009 (Update):
    • Scorpius will now bless any unholy symbols you have in one go and Brother Jered will do the same for holy symbols.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • If players wear an unholy symbol while in the waiting room of Saradomin in Castle Wars, they will be transformed into a rabbit. If players enter the Guthix portal wearing an unholy symbol, they will turn into sheep until the start of the next game.
  • When the item was first released, it was not tradeable.
  • Before an update it used to be made from gold instead of silver. Again, after a hidden update, the symbol's colour was changed to silver. After yet another update, they are currently made from silver, but the symbol is gold in colour with an unknown grey piece accompanying it.
  • If players wear an unholy symbol in the God Wars Dungeon it will count as Zamorak equipment and faction monsters will no longer be aggressive to them.