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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 1,192,086 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.
Impious ashes Impious ashes 87 14 6.21
Bones Bones 111 15.75 7.05
Wolf bones Wolf bones 806 15.75 51.17
Burnt bones Burnt bones 748 15.75 47.49
Monkey bones Monkey bones 469 17.5 26.8
Monkey bones (big zombie) Monkey bones (zombie) N/A 17.5 N/A
Bat bones Bat bones 228 18.55 12.29
Accursed ashes Accursed ashes 191 43.75 4.37
Big bones Big bones 368 52.5 7.01
Long bone Long bone N/A 52.5 N/A
Curved bone Curved bone N/A 52.5 N/A
Jogre bones Jogre bones 815 52.5 15.52
Big bones Large monkey bones N/A 63 N/A
Zogre bones Zogre bones 549 78.75 6.97
Shaikahan bones Shaikahan bones 4,794 87.5 54.79
Baby dragon bones Baby dragon bones 997 105 9.5
Wyvern bones Wyvern bones 2,242 175 12.81
Infernal ashes Infernal ashes 2,164 218.75 9.89
Dragon bones Dragon bones 2,712 252 10.76
Fayrg bones Fayrg bones 5,265 294 17.91
Tortured ashes Tortured ashes 3,494 315 11.09
Raurg bones Raurg bones 40,243 336 119.77
Dagannoth bones Dagannoth bones 5,995 437.5 13.7
Airut bones Airut bones 6,456 463.75 13.92
Ourg bones Ourg bones 10,366 490 21.16
Adamant dragon bones Adamant dragon bones 7,920 504 15.71
Frost dragon bones Frost dragon bones 12,400 630 19.68
Rune dragon bones Rune dragon bones 13,518 665 20.33
Searing ashes Searing ashes 19,604 700 28.01


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