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Wicked hood
Wicked hood
Release date 17 October 2011 (Update)
Members Yes
Quest item No
Tradeable No
Equipable Yes
Stackable No
Value 1 coin
Alchemy Cannot be alchemised
Destroy You will not lose any progress you made with your wicked hood, and you can get another one by speaking to Tam McGrubor in Burthorpe. If it was re-colored before being destroyed, the color will be reverted to the standard pink.
On death Not reclaimable from gravestone
Store price 175 Runespan Points
(Wizard Finix)
Examine A menacing, magical hood which conjures runes and essence.
Weight 0 kg
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Wicked hood detail
Wicked hood chathead

The wicked hood is a members-only item that can be obtained from Tam McGrubor in Burthorpe for free, or from Wizard Finix in the Wizards' Tower, for 175 Runespan points.

The Wicked Hood functions the same way as a talisman, granting access to the Runecrafting altars. Before it can serve this function for any given altar, you must "feed" the talisman or tiara corresponding to that altar to the hood. One hood can serve as a tiara for all altars, once one of each talisman (or tiara) has been fed to the hood.

If you lose your wicked hood, you can get a new one for free from Tam McGrubor, and all of the altars you had unlocked previously will still be unlocked.

Combat StatsWicked robes equipped

A player wearing a Wicked hood.

Skill requirements
NoneHead slot
Constitution-iconLife points0
Strength bonuses

Upgrading Edit

Once a talisman is "consumed" by the hood, the hood may teleport to that altar, create that type of rune, and enter that altar. Players can upgrade with other talismans or their corresponding tiaras to expand its repertoire of rune types.

If a player is already in possession of an Omni-talisman or tiara, it is suggested to 'feed' that one to the hood. This will make 'feeding' all other talismans/tiaras obsolete, as the Omni encompasses all (with exception of the Elemental talisman, which may be fed to the hood later without losing the benefits of the Omni-talisman or tiara). To obtain another Omni-talisman, talk to Wizard Elriss. If you do not have an omni-talisman, using tiaras rather than talismans on the hood is usually cheaper. Whatever item you 'feed' to the hood will be lost.

Using an Elemental talisman on the hood allows using the Rune option two times a day.

Abilities Edit

The hood has a range of Runecrafting functions:

Function Description Special feature (unlocked if talisman is consumed)
Essence 100 un-noted Rune essence 100 un-noted Pure essence daily (Omni-talisman/tiara)
Rune 100 F2P runes from the inner circle of the Wicked hood 's interface or 5 P2P runes (except Soul) from the outer circle of the Wicked hood's interface. Click here for the most profitable choice. Twice per day (Elemental talisman)
Teleport 2 daily teleports to any (unlocked) Runecrafting altar.
Teleport (right-click) Unlimited teleports to Wizards' Tower, top floor, at portal to Runecrafting Guild or the Runespan

It is also possible to upgrade your Wicked Hood by purchasing certain items from Wizard Finix' runespan shop. The bonus will be permanent after you buy these items.

Wicked item Cost Extra daily gains:
Wicked cape Wicked cape 2,500 +25 essence withdraw, +1 rune withdraw
Wicked robe top Wicked robe top 15,000 +25 essence withdraw, +1 rune withdraw
Wicked legs Wicked legs 7,500 +25 essence withdraw, +1 rune withdraw

Full set


Special set effect: +1 daily teleport
Total set gains: +75 essence withdraw, +3 rune withdraw, +1 teleport
Total ability: 175 essence withdraw, 5 rune withdraw, 3 teleport

Wicked hood essence withdrawal

Withdrawing essence from the wicked hood.

Wicked hood rune withdrawal

Withdrawing runes wearing the wicked hood.

With the introduction of the new update to the Runespan, the Wicked Hood gained an ability to teleport right next to the portal outside the Runecrafting Guild. Right-clicking on the Wicked Hood will reveal "Teleport" and if you are within Gielinor, you will automatically teleport to the Runespan portal. However, if you are within the Runespan and right-click the teleport option, you will be asked to confirm if you want to leave the Runespan and convert the runes and essence in your inventory into Runespan points (this is to avoid accidentally teleporting out of the runespan).

If a player is Runecrafting with the hood, it is advisable to withdraw the essence at the altar. This allows the player to craft runes from 100 essence without banking once a day.

The wicked hood will not let you teleport to the Law Altar if you have banned equipment (armour and weapons not allowed on Entrana). If you attempt to teleport to the Law Altar with any banned equipment, the message, "The power of Saradomin prevents you taking armour or weaponry to Entrana" will appear in the chatbox; you will remain where you are, and you will not waste one of your two daily teleport charges by attempting to teleport to Entrana with banned equipment. Attempting to use the hood during Devious Minds while the pouch containing the orb is in your inventory will yield the same result. The wicked hood itself is allowed onto Entrana.

Having multiple wicked hoods will not allow a player to get more rune essence or teleports each day. Additionally, when one wicked hood is fed talismans or tiaras, all other wicked hoods a player owns will also be upgraded.

Other uses Edit

Members can use the teleport to the Astral altar to easily switch to the Lunar/Standard Spellbooks. With the addition of the lodestones, this can be considered a waste of the hood's limited teleports, since the Home Teleport spell has unlimited uses and the Wicked Hood teleport is only slightly faster than the Home Teleport spell.

The hood can be even more beneficial in the Great Orb Project (requires level 50 Runecrafting) at the Runecrafting Guild. A more practical choice would be the Ourania Runecrafting Altar (one can easily get over 2k experience a day using this method and only going to the Ourania altar, more than at any other altar - though not as profitable). These two places give double experience per Pure essence crafted. It may also be useful to take this hood with you while making Combination runes and are using a Necklace of Binding, even better in conjuncture with the Lunar spell Magic Imbue (level 81 Magic).

With the introduction of Divination, the Nature Altar teleport on the Wicked Hood becomes the quickest way (other than hard-to-obtain Nature tabs) to access the level 50 (Gleaming energy) training spot.

Interface Edit

Wicked hood interface

Wicked hood interface

The interface, accessed by clicking the hood, shows you the remaining actions you have for the day.

  • Essence can be retrieved by clicking the 'Essence' button.
  • To make a rune, click the 'Runes' button followed by the rune you would like to make.
Rune Altar Map

Locations of the various Runecrafting altars a player can teleport to with a fully functional Wicked hood

  • You can teleport to a rune altar by clicking 'Teleport' followed by the appropriate rune (you will be warned if attempting to teleport to an altar which you do not have the Runecrafting level to use).

Should you lose your hood, you can reclaim it from Tam McGrubor at any time, retaining any talismans you have added to the hood, but you may only have one hood at a time. The hood does not drop on death.

The wicked hood can be recoloured through runecrafting in the Runespan.

Daily routine Edit

Worlds Icon The official world for the Ourania Runecrafting Altar is world 70 (P2P).

The following sequence can be done daily for maximum free experience:

  1. Empty your inventory, withdraw runecrafting pouches, 1 law and 6 earth runes from your bank.
  2. Equip your best pickaxe, wear the Wicked hood, Ardougne cloak 2 (or higher), Master runecrafter robes, and good defensive armour in the other slots. (Or weight reducing armour if you plan on taking the long, but safe route in the Ourania Cave.)
  3. Operate the hood to teleport you to the Wizards' Tower.
  4. Ask Sedridor to teleport you to the Essence mine, and gather pure essence.
  5. Activate the hood to teleport you to the Astral altar.
  6. Craft astral runes and switch to the lunar spellbook at the altar.
  7. Return to the essence mine via the Wizards' Tower teleport, and gather pure essence.
  8. Cast Ourania Teleport from your lunar spellbook and run the gauntlet to the Ourania Runecrafting Altar. (Or take the safe route.)
  9. Withdraw all 175 essence from the hood and craft them into runes. (Takes 13 hood activations at 14 pure essence per withdraw.)
  10. Return to the Wizards' Tower via the hood's teleport option, and deposit all runes in the deposit box.
  11. Gather pure essence in the essence mine.
  12. Use the hood's second daily teleport charge to return to the Astral altar and switch back to the normal spellbook. Craft astral runes.
  13. Teleport back to the Wizards' tower, deposit runes, gather essence again.
  14. Use the third teleport charge on the best altar you have access to. Craft runes.

Profits Edit

This following table calculates the profits from withdrawing runes from the wicked hood. Either 100 F2P-craftable runes or 5 runes of other types can be withdrawn at once. Runes can be withdrawn once per day, or twice if an elemental talisman has been added to the hood. You can remove runes even more times per day if you have pieces of the Wicked robes. The outside ring runes will withdraw 5 runes, while the inside ring runes will withdraw 100.

Note: Soul runes are included in this calculator because they are shown in the hood's interface. They are not yet craftable (except at ZMI) and currently cannot be obtained via the hood.

Icon Rune Quantity Total value
Fire rune Fire rune 100 3,800
Water rune Water rune 100 1,400
Air rune Air rune 100 2,100
Earth rune Earth rune 100 1,000
Mind rune Mind rune 100 1,400
Body rune Body rune 100 5,800
Chaos rune Chaos rune 5 220
Death rune Death rune 5 1,190
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 5 1,030
Law rune Law rune 5 1,480
Nature rune Nature rune 5 1,070
Astral rune Astral rune 5 1,165
Blood rune Blood rune 5 1,770
Soul rune Soul rune 5 795

Runecrafting Edit

The following table shows the profit that can be obtained from each altar, using just the essence carried in the hood. Additional runes carried in pouches, inventory and familiar can provide up to 282 more essence increasing profit by 161%, not counting the cost of summoning a familiar and repairing/replacing pouches.

Altar Runes per essence Hood Hood + 1 piece Hood + 2 pieces Hood + full set
Air rune
1 at 1 Runecrafting-icon 2,100 2,625 3,150 3,675
2 at 11 Runecrafting-icon 4,200 5,250 6,300 7,350
3 at 22 Runecrafting-icon 6,300 7,875 9,450 11,025
4 at 33 Runecrafting-icon 8,400 10,500 12,600 14,700
5 at 44 Runecrafting-icon 10,500 13,125 15,750 18,375
6 at 55 Runecrafting-icon 12,600 15,750 18,900 22,050
7 at 66 Runecrafting-icon 14,700 18,375 22,050 25,725
8 at 77 Runecrafting-icon 16,800 21,000 25,200 29,400
9 at 88 Runecrafting-icon 18,900 23,625 28,350 33,075
10 at 99 Runecrafting-icon 21,000 26,250 31,500 36,750
Mind rune
1 at 1 Runecrafting-icon 1,400 1,750 2,100 2,450
2 at 14 Runecrafting-icon 2,800 3,500 4,200 4,900
3 at 28 Runecrafting-icon 4,200 5,250 6,300 7,350
4 at 42 Runecrafting-icon 5,600 7,000 8,400 9,800
5 at 56 Runecrafting-icon 7,000 8,750 10,500 12,250
6 at 70 Runecrafting-icon 8,400 10,500 12,600 14,700
7 at 84 Runecrafting-icon 9,800 12,250 14,700 17,150
8 at 98 Runecrafting-icon 11,200 14,000 16,800 19,600
Water rune
1 at 5 Runecrafting-icon 1,400 1,750 2,100 2,450
2 at 19 Runecrafting-icon 2,800 3,500 4,200 4,900
3 at 38 Runecrafting-icon 4,200 5,250 6,300 7,350
4 at 57 Runecrafting-icon 5,600 7,000 8,400 9,800
5 at 76 Runecrafting-icon 7,000 8,750 10,500 12,250
6 at 95 Runecrafting-icon 8,400 10,500 12,600 14,700
Earth rune
1 at 9 Runecrafting-icon 1,000 1,250 1,500 1,750
2 at 26 Runecrafting-icon 2,000 2,500 3,000 3,500
3 at 52 Runecrafting-icon 3,000 3,750 4,500 5,250
4 at 78 Runecrafting-icon 4,000 5,000 6,000 7,000
Fire rune
1 at 14 Runecrafting-icon 3,800 4,750 5,700 6,650
2 at 35 Runecrafting-icon 7,600 9,500 11,400 13,300
3 at 70 Runecrafting-icon 11,400 14,250 17,100 19,950
Body rune
1 at 20 Runecrafting-icon 5,800 7,250 8,700 10,150
2 at 46 Runecrafting-icon 11,600 14,500 17,400 20,300
3 at 92 Runecrafting-icon 17,400 21,750 26,100 30,450
Cosmic rune
1 at 27 Runecrafting-icon 20,600 25,750 30,900 36,050
2 at 59 Runecrafting-icon 41,200 51,500 61,800 72,100
Chaos rune
1 at 35 Runecrafting-icon 4,400 5,500 6,600 7,700
2 at 74 Runecrafting-icon 8,800 11,000 13,200 15,400
Astral rune
1 at 40 Runecrafting-icon 23,300 29,125 34,950 40,775
2 at 82 Runecrafting-icon 46,600 58,250 69,900 81,550
Nature rune
1 at 44 Runecrafting-icon 21,400 26,750 32,100 37,450
2 at 91 Runecrafting-icon 42,800 53,500 64,200 74,900
Law rune
1 at 54 Runecrafting-icon 29,600 37,000 44,400 51,800
Death rune
1 at 65 Runecrafting-icon 23,800 29,750 35,700 41,650
Blood rune
1 at 77 Runecrafting-icon 35,400 [1] 44,250 [1] 53,100 [1] 61,950 [1]
  1. ^ a b c d Can be further increased when the player has completed the Morytania Hard Tasks and wears the Morytania legs 2, 3 or 4. Each essence has a 10% chance of gaining a 2nd blood rune at the Blood Altar.

If you receive an exact 10% increase in runes it would result in:

Altar Hood Hood + 1 piece Hood + 2 pieces Hood + full set
Blood rune
+ Morytania legs 2 or Morytania legs 3 or Morytania legs 4
38,940 48,675 58,410 68,145

Trivia Edit

Wicked hood popup

The pop-up when you reach level 5 runecrafting in free-to-play.

  • Upon clicking on the Soul icon, your Wicked hood will say "...UNDISCOVERED..."
    • When you try to add a talisman of a type you have already unlocked, your Wicked Hood will say "...REDUNDANT..."
    • Upon eating a talisman or tiara, the hood proclaims "...DELICIOUS..."
    • If you try to add anything that is not a talisman or tiara that has been charged with a talisman, your Wicked Hood will say "...IRRELEVANT..."
  • Levelling up Runecrafting after adding a talisman to the hood gives a glitch where the game states that the player has advanced 0 levels.
  • The hood you get from Wizard Finix used to be a slightly darker colour than the one from Tam. This has since been fixed.
  • The wicked hood does not stack when more than one is banked.
  • There is currently a glitch where if the player equips a different piece of head gear while wearing the wicked hood, its colour will be reset to the default red upon re-equipping it. Logging out does not fix this - the only way to get the colour back is to spend 2000 points in the Runespan. This also applies to the other wicked equipment, and has not been addressed yet.

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