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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 additive 50% experience per lit burner, achieving a maximum additive 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 1,189,798 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 86 14 6.14
Bones Bones 78 15.75 4.95
Wolf bones Wolf bones 726 15.75 46.1
Burnt bones Burnt bones 687 15.75 43.62
Monkey bones Monkey bones 457 17.5 26.11
Monkey bones (big zombie) Monkey bones (zombie) N/A 17.5 N/A
Bat bones Bat bones 249 18.55 13.42
Accursed ashes Accursed ashes 129 43.75 2.95
Big bones Big bones 373 52.5 7.1
Long bone Long bone N/A 52.5 N/A
Curved bone Curved bone N/A 52.5 N/A
Jogre bones Jogre bones 748 52.5 14.25
Big bones Large monkey bones N/A 63 N/A
Zogre bones Zogre bones 545 78.75 6.92
Shaikahan bones Shaikahan bones 4,644 87.5 53.07
Baby dragon bones Baby dragon bones 776 105 7.39
Wyvern bones Wyvern bones 2,676 175 15.29
Infernal ashes Infernal ashes 1,522 218.75 6.96
Dragon bones Dragon bones 2,046 252 8.12
Fayrg bones Fayrg bones 5,297 294 18.02
Tortured ashes Tortured ashes 3,146 315 9.99
Raurg bones Raurg bones 46,297 336 137.79
Dagannoth bones Dagannoth bones 5,484 437.5 12.53
Airut bones Airut bones 6,227 463.75 13.43
Ourg bones Ourg bones 9,691 490 19.78
Adamant dragon bones Adamant dragon bones 7,833 504 15.54
Frost dragon bones Frost dragon bones 11,436 630 18.15
Rune dragon bones Rune dragon bones 13,114 665 19.72
Searing ashes Searing ashes 16,558 700 23.65


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