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Illuminated Book of Balance detail

The Illuminated Book of Balance is one of the illuminated god books obtainable after completing the quest One Piercing Note. It is created by going into one of the south-western rooms in the Abbey of St. Elspeth Citharede and using Guthix's Book of Balance (obtained from Horror from the Deep and adding pages 1–4) on the book-making table in there. This requires 60 Prayer and 60 Crafting, and grants 10,000 prayer and crafting experience the first time this is done.

To create an Illuminated Book of Balance, players must correctly follow the procedure that is used to copy books. Steps must be performed in order; otherwise, the copy is ruined, and players must begin again. The steps are:

  1. Copy text
  2. Embellish capitals
  3. Add colour
  4. Add gold leaf

Each step of the process consumes between 200 and 250 prayer points. There is a nearby altar in the Abbey that can be used to recharge Prayer if necessary. Attempting a step with less than 200 prayer points will reset your progress and force you to start over.

The Illuminated Book of Balance has better stats than the original book of balance in all applicable categories. If lost, it can be reclaimed from a player-owned house bookcase for 120,000. However, the book will lose all its remaining charges, requiring the player to add additional god pages in order to activate the passive effect.

Combat Stats
RequirementsTier
40 PrayerNone
ClassSlotAttributes
CombatSwords AllPocket slotDefenceArmour0
ConstitutionLife points0
WeaponsMainOffPrayerPrayer4
Damage--Damage reduction
Accuracy--PvM: 0%PvP: 0%
Style-Style bonuses
Range-Strength7Ranged7Magic7
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PassiveEdit

The book of balance can be activated like a scrimshaw to provide a passive combat effect. The book can be recharged with any Guthix page, giving 45 minutes of active time per page. This is shared, unchanged, with the original book. 3 hours is the maximum amount of time that the book can be charged for; giving it a recharge of 4 total pages from 0 to 100%.

The passive has a 5% chance per hit to activate. When it activates, the sword of edicts falls on the target, then burns and explodes. This deals an initial hit of 90-150%, 3 hits of 7.5-12.5%, and finally a hit of 37.5-62.5% (with the final hit being split in a 3x3 area, if there are multiple targets nearby), for a total of 150-250%. (PvP: initially 30-90%, 3 hits of 2.5-7.5%, and 12.5-37.5 AoE; total 50-150%).

TriviaEdit

Illuminated Book of Balance equipped
  • Prior to 22 February 2016, this book used to be held in the off-hand slot.