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.

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 certain items from Wizard Finix's Runespan shop. The bonus will be permanent after the player buys these items.

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


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

Withdrawing essence from the wicked hood when in inventory
Withdrawing essence from the wicked hood while equipped.

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 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 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.

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 if they gain wicked hood teleport tokens from Treasure Hunter. The maximum amount of teleports that can be added caps at 30.

Profits[edit | edit source]

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This following table calculates the profits from withdrawing runes from the wicked hood. Either 100 F2P-craftable runes or 5 runes of other types can be withdrawn at once. Runes can be withdrawn once per day, or twice if an elemental talisman has been added to the hood. You can remove runes even more times per day if you have pieces of the Wicked robes. The outside ring runes will withdraw 5 runes, while the inside ring runes will withdraw 100.

Rune Quantity Total value
Fire rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fire runeFire rune 100 8,900
Water rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Water runeWater rune 100 1,900
Air rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Air runeAir rune 100 4,900
Earth rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Earth runeEarth rune 100 1,600
Mind rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mind runeMind rune 100 1,800
Body rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Body runeBody rune 100 2,900
Chaos rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaos runeChaos rune 5 590
Death rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Death runeDeath rune 5 560
Cosmic rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cosmic runeCosmic rune 5 2,370
Law rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Law runeLaw rune 5 2,060
Nature rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Nature runeNature rune 5 2,180
Astral rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Astral runeAstral rune 5 2,390
Blood rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blood runeBlood rune 5 3,255
Soul rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Soul runeSoul rune 5 2,565

Runecrafting[edit source]

The following table shows the profit that can be obtained from each altar, using just the essence carried in the 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.

Altar Runes per essence Hood Hood + 1 piece Hood + 2 pieces Hood + full set
Air rune.png
1 at 1 Runecrafting 4,900 6,125 7,350 8,575
2 at 11 Runecrafting 9,800 12,250 14,700 17,150
3 at 22 Runecrafting 14,700 18,375 22,050 25,725
4 at 33 Runecrafting 19,600 24,500 29,400 34,300
5 at 44 Runecrafting 24,500 30,625 36,750 42,875
6 at 55 Runecrafting 29,400 36,750 44,100 51,450
7 at 66 Runecrafting 34,300 42,875 51,450 60,025
8 at 77 Runecrafting 39,200 49,000 58,800 68,600
9 at 88 Runecrafting 44,100 55,125 66,150 77,175
10 at 99 Runecrafting 49,000 61,250 73,500 85,750
Mind rune.png
1 at 1 Runecrafting 1,800 2,250 2,700 3,150
2 at 14 Runecrafting 3,600 4,500 5,400 6,300
3 at 28 Runecrafting 5,400 6,750 8,100 9,450
4 at 42 Runecrafting 7,200 9,000 10,800 12,600
5 at 56 Runecrafting 9,000 11,250 13,500 15,750
6 at 70 Runecrafting 10,800 13,500 16,200 18,900
7 at 84 Runecrafting 12,600 15,750 18,900 22,050
8 at 98 Runecrafting 14,400 18,000 21,600 25,200
Water rune.png
1 at 5 Runecrafting 1,900 2,375 2,850 3,325
2 at 19 Runecrafting 3,800 4,750 5,700 6,650
3 at 38 Runecrafting 5,700 7,125 8,550 9,975
4 at 57 Runecrafting 7,600 9,500 11,400 13,300
5 at 76 Runecrafting 9,500 11,875 14,250 16,625
6 at 95 Runecrafting 11,400 14,250 17,100 19,950
Earth rune.png
1 at 9 Runecrafting 1,600 2,000 2,400 2,800
2 at 26 Runecrafting 3,200 4,000 4,800 5,600
3 at 52 Runecrafting 4,800 6,000 7,200 8,400
4 at 78 Runecrafting 6,400 8,000 9,600 11,200
Fire rune.png
1 at 14 Runecrafting 8,900 11,125 13,350 15,575
2 at 35 Runecrafting 17,800 22,250 26,700 31,150
3 at 70 Runecrafting 26,700 33,375 40,050 46,725
Body rune.png
1 at 20 Runecrafting 2,900 3,625 4,350 5,075
2 at 46 Runecrafting 5,800 7,250 8,700 10,150
3 at 92 Runecrafting 8,700 10,875 13,050 15,225
Cosmic rune.png
1 at 27 Runecrafting 47,400 59,250 71,100 82,950
2 at 59 Runecrafting 94,800 118,500 142,200 165,900
Chaos rune.png
1 at 35 Runecrafting 11,800 14,750 17,700 20,650
2 at 74 Runecrafting 23,600 29,500 35,400 41,300
Astral rune.png
1 at 40 Runecrafting 47,800 59,750 71,700 83,650
2 at 82 Runecrafting 95,600 119,500 143,400 167,300
Nature rune.png
1 at 44 Runecrafting 43,600 54,500 65,400 76,300
2 at 91 Runecrafting 87,200 109,000 130,800 152,600
Law rune.png
1 at 54 Runecrafting 41,200 51,500 61,800 72,100
Death rune.png
1 at 65 Runecrafting 11,200 14,000 16,800 19,600
Blood rune.png
1 at 77 Runecrafting 65,100 [1] 81,375 [1] 97,650 [1] 113,925 [1]
Soul rune.png
0.2 at 90 Runecrafting[2] 10,260 12,825 15,390 17,955
  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
    + Morytania legs 4.png
    71,610 89,512.5 107,415 125,317.5
  2. ^ One essence provides 1/4 of a charge, and it takes 1.25 charges to make one rune, meaning it takes 5 essence to make one rune.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • 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.
  • 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 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.