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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.

During Double XP Weekends, altars only give their usual bonuses; furthermore, no bonus experience is used, and experience-boosting items or other bonuses will not work.

The total cost to buy all the materials for the altar is 1,159,730 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 213 43.75 4.87
Airut bones Airut bones 6,165 463.75 13.29
Hardened dragon bones Hardened dragon bones 7,661 504 15.2
Baby dragon bones Baby dragon bones 657 105 6.26
Bat bones Bat bones 367 18.55 19.78
Big bones Big bones 367 52.5 6.99
Bones Bones 187 15.75 11.87
Burnt bones Burnt bones 802 15.75 50.92
Curved bone Curved bone N/A 52.5 N/A
Dagannoth bones Dagannoth bones 5,841 437.5 13.35
Dragon bones Dragon bones 1,682 252 6.67
Fayrg bones Fayrg bones 6,610 294 22.48
Frost dragon bones Frost dragon bones 12,604 630 20.01
Impious ashes Impious ashes 209 14 14.93
Infernal ashes Infernal ashes 1,246 218.75 5.7
Jogre bones Jogre bones 898 52.5 17.1
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 614 17.5 35.09
Ourg bones Ourg bones 11,383 490 23.23
Raurg bones Raurg bones 58,598 336 174.4
Reinforced dragon bones Reinforced dragon bones 13,273 665 19.96
Searing ashes Searing ashes 21,887 700 31.27
Shaikahan bones Shaikahan bones 5,428 87.5 62.03
Tortured ashes Tortured ashes 3,043 315 9.66
Wolf bones Wolf bones 927 15.75 58.86
Wyvern bones Wyvern bones 3,929 175 22.45
Zogre bones Zogre bones 578 78.75 7.34


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