Ancient altar

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Ancient altar
Ancient altar built.png
IconAncient altar icon.png
Furniture nameAncient Altar
Released25 August 2016 (Update)
Experience1,490 xp
RoomAchievement Gallery
HotspotAltar space
ExamineA limestone altar imbued with the magic of an ancient era.
Advanced data
Object ID29147
Icon Item ID20617

The ancient altar can be built in the altar space of the achievement gallery in a player-owned house. It requires 80 Construction to build and when built, it gives 1,490 experience. The player must have a hammer and a saw in their inventory to build it.

Players can switch their spellbook to Ancient Magicks. Other players can use the altar, provided they have completed Desert Treasure. Unlike the altar found in the Jaldraocht Pyramid, switching spellbooks at this altar will not drain the player's Prayer points.

The lowest level at which the altar can be built is 75 Construction, using the +5 boost from a spicy stew. The crystal saw cannot be used to lower this requirement, as the achievement gallery room requires 80 Construction and is unaffected by the saw. However, the crystal saw can be used when upgrading the altar into an occult altar.

Creation[edit | edit source]

Construction Construction80 (b)1,490
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Ticks5 (3s)
Limestone brick.pngLimestone brick101,620
Magic stone.pngMagic stone1998,883
Pharaoh's sceptre (uncharged).pngPharaoh's sceptre (uncharged)16,797,127
Ancient signet.pngAncient signet1N/A
Total Cost7,797,630
Ancient altar icon.pngAncient altar1N/A

Products[edit | edit source]

Occult altar icon.pngOccult altar
(Upgrade - Ancient altar)
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  • Construction 90
  • Construction 3445

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The book on the Ancient altar is notably empty; this might relate to the patron of Ancient Magicks, Zaros, who is known as "The Empty Lord".
    • In contrast, the Lunar and Dark altars have Morse code written in their books, which translates to "cosmic cosmic" and "darkaess[sic] corrupts", respectively.
  • Unlike other symbols of Zaros seen throughout the game (including the Ancient signet used in the altar's creation), the large symbol suspended above the altar only has two equidistant "bumps" on the outside of the circle, rather than four.
    • This irregularity is also present on the symbol of Zaros incorporated into the Occult altar, which is a combination of the Lunar, Dark, and Ancient altars.