Wicked hood

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Wicked hood

The wicked hood is a members-only item that can be obtained from Tam McGrubor in Burthorpe for free, or from Wizard Finix in the Wizards' Tower, for 175 Runespan points.

The wicked hood functions the same way as a talisman, granting access to the Runecrafting altars. Before it can serve this function for any given altar, the player must "feed" the talisman or tiara corresponding to that altar to the hood. One hood can serve as a tiara for all altars, once one of each talisman (or tiara) has been fed to the hood. There are exceptions to this: Air and Mind are unlocked automatically; the Astral Altar does not have a talisman, although it requires Lunar Diplomacy and an omni-talisman to be activated.

If a player "feeds" an omni-talisman to the hood, its daily rune essence allowance will be upgraded to pure essence.

If the player loses their wicked hood and does not keepsake it, the player can get a new one for free from Tam McGrubor, and all previously unlocked altars will still be unlocked.

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Combat stats[edit | edit source]

Upgrading[edit | edit source]

Once a talisman is "consumed" by the hood, the hood may teleport to that altar, create that type of rune, and enter that altar. Players can upgrade with other talismans or their corresponding tiaras to expand its repertoire of rune types.

If a player is already in possession of an Omni-talisman or tiara, it is suggested to 'feed' that one to the hood. This will make 'feeding' all other talismans/tiaras obsolete, as the Omni encompasses all (with exception of the Elemental talisman, which may be fed to the hood later without losing the benefits of the Omni-talisman or tiara). To obtain another Omni-talisman, talk to Wizard Elriss. If the player does not have an omni-talisman, using tiaras rather than talismans on the hood is usually cheaper. Whatever item the player 'feeds' to the hood will be lost.

Using an Elemental talisman on the hood allows using the Rune option two times a day.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

The hood has a range of Runecrafting functions:

Function Description Special feature (unlocked if talisman is consumed)
Essence 100 un-noted Rune essence 100 un-noted Pure essence daily (Omni-talisman/tiara)
Rune 100 F2P runes from the inner circle of the Wicked hood 's interface or 5 P2P runes from the outer circle of the Wicked hood's interface. Click here for the most profitable choice. Twice per day (Elemental talisman)
Teleport 2 daily teleports to any (unlocked) Runecrafting altar.
Teleport (right-click) Unlimited teleports to Wizards' Tower, top floor, at portal to Runecrafting Guild or the Runespan

It is also possible to upgrade the wicked hood by purchasing wicked equipment from Wizard Finix's Runespan shop. The bonus will be permanent after the player buys these items. Buying more than one piece of each type does not upgrade the hood further.

The extra essence/runes from buying a piece of equipment will be available instantly even if the player has claimed the essence or runes for the day, previous to buying the piece.

Withdrawing essence from the wicked hood when in inventory
Withdrawing essence from the wicked hood while equipped.
Wicked item Cost Extra daily gains
Wicked cape.png Wicked cape 2,500 +25 essence withdraw, +1 rune withdraw
Wicked robe top.png Wicked robe top 15,000 +25 essence withdraw, +1 rune withdraw
Wicked legs.png Wicked legs 7,500 +25 essence withdraw, +1 rune withdraw
Full set 25,000 Special set effect: +1 daily teleport
Total set gains: +75 essence withdraw, +3 rune withdraw, +1 teleport
Total ability: 175 essence withdraw, 5 rune withdraw, 3 teleport

With the introduction of the new update to the Runespan, the Wicked Hood gained an ability to teleport right next to the portal outside the Runecrafting Guild. Right-clicking on the Wicked Hood will reveal "Teleport" and if the player is within Gielinor, the player will automatically teleport to the Runespan portal. However, if the player is within the Runespan and right-clicks the teleport option, the player will be asked to confirm if they want to leave the Runespan and convert the runes and essence in their inventory into Runespan points (this is to avoid accidentally teleporting out of the Runespan).

If a player is Runecrafting with the hood, it is advisable to withdraw the essence at the altar. This allows the player to craft runes from 100 to 175 essence without banking once a day.

If the player attempted to teleport to the Law altar with banned equipment (armour and weapons not allowed on Entrana), the message, "The power of Saradomin prevents you taking armour or weaponry to Entrana" will appear in the chatbox, the player will remain where they are, and they will not use up a daily teleport charge. Attempting to use the hood during Devious Minds while the pouch containing the orb is in the player's inventory will have the same result. The wicked hood itself is allowed onto Entrana.

Having both the wicked hood and demonic skull equipped will prevent players from entering the Law Altar; however, this does not occur if one or both items are in the inventory.

Having multiple wicked hoods will not allow a player to get more rune essence or teleports each day. When one wicked hood is fed talismans or tiaras, all other wicked hoods a player owns will also be upgraded.

Unlocking runes[edit | edit source]

The following talismans or tiaras can be added to the hood to unlock the respective runes, with the elemental talisman unlocking all elemental runes and the omni-talisman unlocking all runes:

Element Talisman GE price Tiara GE Price
Air Air talisman.png: RS3 Inventory image of Air talisman 1,147 Air tiara.png: RS3 Inventory image of Air tiara 647
Mind Mind talisman.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mind talisman 621 Mind tiara.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mind tiara 567
Water Water talisman.png: RS3 Inventory image of Water talisman 619 Water tiara.png: RS3 Inventory image of Water tiara 1,278
Earth Earth talisman.png: RS3 Inventory image of Earth talisman 253 Earth tiara.png: RS3 Inventory image of Earth tiara 527
Fire Fire talisman.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fire talisman 262 Fire tiara.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fire tiara 680
Body Body talisman.png: RS3 Inventory image of Body talisman 1,797 Body tiara.png: RS3 Inventory image of Body tiara 358
Cosmic Cosmic talisman.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cosmic talisman 669 Cosmic tiara.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cosmic tiara 669
Chaos Chaos talisman.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaos talisman 2,983 Chaos tiara.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaos tiara 4,581
Nature Nature talisman.png: RS3 Inventory image of Nature talisman 1,327 Nature tiara.png: RS3 Inventory image of Nature tiara 446
Law Law talisman.png: RS3 Inventory image of Law talisman 1,154 Law tiara.png: RS3 Inventory image of Law tiara 635
Death Death talisman.png: RS3 Inventory image of Death talisman 1,778 Death tiara.png: RS3 Inventory image of Death tiara 3,751
Blood Blood talisman.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blood talisman 12,286 Blood tiara.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blood tiara 4,222
Soul Soul talisman.png: RS3 Inventory image of Soul talisman 15,813 Soul tiara.png: RS3 Inventory image of Soul tiara 29,735
Elemental Elemental talisman.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elemental talisman 2,458
Omni Omni-talisman.png: RS3 Inventory image of Omni-talisman Omni-tiara.png: RS3 Inventory image of Omni-tiara
Total 43,167 48,096

Other uses[edit | edit source]

Members can use the teleport to the Astral altar to easily switch to the Lunar/Standard Spellbooks. With the addition of the lodestones, this can be considered a waste of the hood's limited teleports, since the Home Teleport spell has unlimited uses and the Wicked Hood teleport is only slightly faster than the Home Teleport spell.

The hood can be even more beneficial in the Great Orb Project (requires level 50 Runecrafting) at the Runecrafting Guild. A more practical choice would be the Ourania Runecrafting Altar (one can easily get over 2k experience a day using this method and only going to the Ourania altar, more than at any other altar - though not as profitable). These two places give double experience per Pure essence crafted. It may also be useful to bring this hood along while making combination runes and are using a binding necklace, even better in conjunction with the Lunar spell Magic Imbue (level 81 Magic).

With the introduction of Divination, the Nature Altar teleport on the Wicked Hood becomes the quickest way (other than hard-to-obtain Nature tabs) to access the level 50 (Gleaming energy) training spot.

Interface[edit | edit source]

Wicked hood interface

The interface, accessed by clicking the hood, shows you the remaining actions you have for the day.

  • Essence can be retrieved by clicking the 'Essence' button.
  • To make a rune, click the 'Runes' button followed by the rune you would like to make.
Locations of the various Runecrafting altars a player can teleport to with a fully functional Wicked hood
  • You can teleport to a rune altar by clicking 'Teleport' followed by the appropriate rune (you will be warned if attempting to teleport to an altar which you do not have the Runecrafting level to use).

Should you lose your hood, you can reclaim it from Tam McGrubor at any time, retaining any talismans you have added to the hood, but you may only have one hood at a time. The hood does not drop on death.

The wicked hood can be recoloured through runecrafting in the Runespan.

Runecrafting with the wicked hood[edit | edit source]

Higher experience gains from the wicked hood can be obtained under the bonus experience effect from the Abyss, using a demonic skull to maximise experience if possible. After entering the Abyss its effect remains for 1 minute, during which the player may use the wicked hood to teleport to and runecraft at a runecrafting altar, or take extra essence.

The player may gain additional teleports for their wicked hood using wicked hood teleport tokens, which can be gained from Treasure Hunter or bought from Wizard Rinsit's Runecrafting Shop for 1,500 Runespan points each. Each token adds 3 teleports to the hood, up to a maximum of 250; after that, the hood cannot consume more tokens until stored charges are used. Adding 83 tokens at once stores 249 teleport charges. Each teleport with the hood uses up one charge.

The hood's 2 (or 3) daily free teleports are stored separately from the teleport charges from tokens. However, the interface only shows the total charges stored and not the individual types of charge, and there is no visible notification about using a stored or free charge. This means the overall maximum number of charges is 252 (or 253). The free daily teleports are always used before the stored charges.

Profits[edit | edit source]

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This following table calculates the profits from withdrawing runes from the wicked hood. The inside ring (F2P) runes will withdraw 100 runes, while the outside ring (members') runes will withdraw 5. Runes can be withdrawn once per day, or twice if an elemental talisman has been added to the hood. You can remove runes an additional time for each of the 3 pieces of the Wicked robes that are owned. This results in a total of 5 times.

Rune Quantity Total value Quantity (5 withdrawals) Total value (5 withdrawals)
Air rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Air runeAir rune 100 2,900 500 14,500
Mind rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mind runeMind rune 100 1,800 500 9,000
Water rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Water runeWater rune 100 27,100 500 135,500
Earth rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Earth runeEarth rune 100 2,500 500 12,500
Fire rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fire runeFire rune 100 12,700 500 63,500
Body rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Body runeBody rune 100 3,400 500 17,000
Cosmic rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cosmic runeCosmic rune 5 1,870 25 9,350
Chaos rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaos runeChaos rune 5 785 25 3,925
Astral rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Astral runeAstral rune 5 3,970 25 19,850
Nature rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Nature runeNature rune 5 5,170 25 25,850
Law rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Law runeLaw rune 5 1,360 25 6,800
Death rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Death runeDeath rune 5 1,685 25 8,425
Blood rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blood runeBlood rune 5 9,775 25 48,875
Soul rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Soul runeSoul rune 5 11,070 25 55,350

Runecrafting[edit source]

The following table shows the profit that can be obtained from each altar, using just the essence carried in the wicked hood. Additional runes carried in pouches, inventory and familiar can provide up to 282 more essence increasing profit by 161%, not counting the cost of summoning a familiar and repairing/replacing pouches.

Notes[edit source]

  1. ^ a b c d Can be further increased when the player has completed the Medium Morytania achievements and wears the Morytania legs 2 or higher, or any Ethereal outfit set, allowing each essence a 10% chance of producing a second blood rune. That provides the following profit values:
    Altar Hood Hood + 1 piece Hood + 2 pieces Hood + full set
    Blood rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blood rune + Morytania legs 4.png: RS3 Inventory image of Morytania legs 4 215,050 268,812.5 322,575 376,337.5
  2. ^ One essence provides 1/4 of a charge, and it takes 1.25 charges to make 3 runes, meaning it takes essence to make one rune.

Achievement[edit | edit source]

  • All Good (RuneScore.png 5) – Fully upgrade the wicked hood.

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!
  • patch 9 May 2022 (Update):
    • The Wicked Hood and Heated Tea Flask animations now cancel when the player moves.
  • ninja 29 June 2020 (Update):
    • The amount of teleport charges has been increased from 30 to 250.
    • The first option on the Wicked Hood can now be configured so to either 'Activate' or 'Previous teleport', which allows for teleportation via the Action Bar.
    • The 'Previous teleport' option now states which altar you'll be taken to.
    • Withdrawing essences is now faster.
    • Withdrawing runes now prompts the player with an input box where they can use all their charges at once.
    • Info-boxes have been added in various places for better and more descriptive messaging.
    • The Runecrafting Guild teleport is now more appropriately named.
  • patch 8 April 2019 (Update):
    • Fixed a black patch on Wicked Hood.
  • patch 28 January 2019 (Update):
    • Can no longer be used in minigames.
  • ninja 10 September 2018 (Update):
    • Added a worn option to the wicked hood that allows the player to quick teleport to the last location they used the hood to reach.
  • patch 3 April 2018 (Update):
    • You may now use the wicked hood (if you've unlocked the soul altar on it) to open the fountain to access the Soul Altar beneath Menaphos.
  • ninja 5 February 2018 (Update):
    • Feedback messages received when interacting with a wicked hood now appear as information boxes instead of chat window messages.
  • ninja 14 August 2017 (Update):
    • The confirmation on the Wizards' Tower teleport has been removed.
  • ninja 4 July 2016 (Update):
    • The wicked hood now has a right-click option to withdraw essence.
  • patch 1 June 2015 (Update):
    • Runic staves and wicked robes will no longer be destroyed on death.
  • patch 27 April 2015 (Update):
    • Players can no longer activate the wicked hood inside Barbarian Assault games.
  • patch 11 December 2012 (Update):
    • Wicked hood, cape, robe top and legs now remember your recolours when you put them in the keepsake box. Also, you can now recolour them once they are in the box by going to Wizard Finix.
  • patch 19 June 2012 (Update):
    • The Wicked Hood interface no longer has a "teleport" option on the "claim runes" section.
  • patch 22 May 2012 (Update):
    • Buying a Wicked hood before having claimed one will now correctly initialise the amount of charges it holds.
    • Banking a recoloured Wicked item no longer breaks the colouring.

  • patch 7 February 2012 (Update):
    • The Wicked Hood's destroy message has been updated to point at the correct location to obtain another.
  • patch 25 October 2011 (Update):
    • The wicked hood's death altar teleport location has been updated.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

The pop-up when the player reaches level 5 runecrafting in free-to-play.
  • The wicked hood says a variety of things depending on the context.
    • Before the soul talisman was released, upon clicking on the Soul icon, the wicked hood would say "...UNDISCOVERED..."
    • When the player tries to add a talisman of a type the player has already unlocked, the wicked hood will say "...REDUNDANT..."
    • Upon eating a talisman or tiara, the hood proclaims "...DELICIOUS..."
    • If the player tries to add anything that is not a talisman or tiara that has been charged with a talisman, the wicked hood will say "...IRRELEVANT..."
  • Levelling up Runecrafting after adding a talisman to the hood gives a glitch where the game states that the player has advanced 0 levels.
  • The hood the player gets from Wizard Finix used to be a slightly darker colour than the one from Tam. This has since been fixed.
  • The wicked hood does not stack when more than one is banked.