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The Illuminated Book of Wisdom is obtainable after completing the quest One Piercing Note. It is created by going into one of the south-western rooms in the abbey and using Saradomin's Book of Wisdom on the table in there. To create it, a player needs 60 Prayer and 60 Crafting.

To make the book, place your copy of Saradomin's holy book on the Bookmaking table. Then click proceed through the 4 steps of the book making process. Each step uses 200 prayer points. If you don't have enough prayer points, run to the altar upstairs, then come back and complete the process. This also gives 10,000 Prayer xp and 10,000 Crafting xp the first time you make it.

The Illuminated Book of Wisdom has better stats than the original book of wisdom 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 pages in order to activate the passive effect.

Combat Stats
40 PrayerNone
CombatSwords AllPocket slotDefenceArmour0
ConstitutionLife points0
Damage--Damage reduction
Accuracy--PvM: 0%PvP: 0%
Style-Style bonuses


The book of wisdom can be activated like scrimshaw to provide a passive effect during combat. The book can be recharged with any Saradomin page, giving 45 minutes of active time per page. This is shared, unchanged, with the original book.

The passive has a 5% chance to activate per hit. When it activates, a lightning strike hits the target for 165-275% damage (55-165% in PvP). This is based on Commander Zilyana's attack.


Illuminated Book of Wisdom equipped
  • Prior to 22 February 2016, this book used to be held in the off-hand slot.
  • The high alch and low alch values were originally 600 and 400 respectively, but were changed in a hidden update.

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