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A gilded altar is the highest level altar that can be built in the Chapel of a player-owned house. It can be used to recharge Prayer. When Bones or Demonic ashes are used with the altar, the player gains 250% of the experience normally received from simply burying the bones. Incense burners add an additional 50% experience per lit burner, achieving a maximum additional 100% bonus when both burners are lit (and a total of 350% of the normal experience received). All incense burners give the same amount of experience and require a clean marrentill and a tinderbox to light. Because of these bonuses, the gilded altar is a popular choice for players wishing to train Prayer.

The total cost to buy all the materials for the altar is 1,179,578 coins, or 1,171,300 coins if purchased from the Stonemason and the Construction Supplies shop.

Bones on Altar

A player using a gilded altar


A Construction level of 75 is required to build a gilded altar. It can theoretically be built as early as level 66 by using a crystal saw (+3 boost to level), a sculpting chisel (+1), and orange spicy stew with three doses of Orange spice (+5). However this is difficult to achieve due to the random (-5/+5) boost that the orange spicy stew provides.

An option with guaranteed success requires 68 Construction and a POH tea (+3) (from Teak shelves) which, combined with the crystal saw and the sculpting chisel, gives a total boost of +7.

Players often advertise their open altars on the official RuneScape forums in the Community section, on the Events thread. Yanille on World 31 also often hosts open altars, and so this world is commonly used for training Prayer.

Experience ratesEdit

Bones/Ashes GE price Prayer exp. Prayer cost/exp.
Accursed ashes Accursed ashes 209 43.75 4.78
Airut bones Airut bones 6,107 463.75 13.17
Adamant dragon bones Adamant dragon bones 7,995 504 15.86
Baby dragon bones Baby dragon bones 721 105 6.87
Bat bones Bat bones 440 18.55 23.72
Big bones Big bones 342 52.5 6.51
Bones Bones 156 15.75 9.9
Burnt bones Burnt bones 883 15.75 56.06
Curved bone Curved bone N/A 52.5 N/A
Dagannoth bones Dagannoth bones 5,224 437.5 11.94
Dragon bones Dragon bones 1,857 252 7.37
Fayrg bones Fayrg bones 5,134 294 17.46
Frost dragon bones Frost dragon bones 12,064 630 19.15
Impious ashes Impious ashes 120 14 8.57
Infernal ashes Infernal ashes 1,129 218.75 5.16
Jogre bones Jogre bones 1,052 52.5 20.04
Big bones Large monkey bones N/A 63 N/A
Large zombie monkey bones Large zombie monkey bones N/A 17.5 N/A
Long bone Long bone N/A 52.5 N/A
Monkey bones Monkey bones 657 17.5 37.54
Ourg bones Ourg bones 9,995 490 20.4
Raurg bones Raurg bones 51,277 336 152.61
Rune dragon bones Rune dragon bones 14,071 665 21.16
Searing ashes Searing ashes 20,340 700 29.06
Shaikahan bones Shaikahan bones 4,925 87.5 56.29
Tortured ashes Tortured ashes 3,367 315 10.69
Wolf bones Wolf bones 990 15.75 62.86
Wyvern bones Wyvern bones 2,886 175 16.49
Zogre bones Zogre bones 715 78.75 9.08


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