Blood talisman

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Blood talisman
Blood talisman.png
Released23 March 2022 (Update)
Quest itemNo
ExamineA mysterious power emanates from the talisman...
Value4 coins
High alch2 coins
Low alch1 coin
Weight0.015 kg
Grand Exchange
Exchange20,060 coins (info)
Buy limit-
Daily volume4
Advanced data
Item ID1450
Blood talisman detail.png

The blood talisman is a talisman that allows players to enter the Blood Altar where blood runes are crafted. The Blood Altar is located in the Meiyerditch Laboratories, which is discovered during Sins of the Father. Making blood runes requires level 77 Runecraft. The talisman is not required to access Kourend's Blood Altar, as it is not the true Blood Altar.

Blood talismans can be obtained from the Temple Supplies shop at the Guardians of the Rift minigame, granted the player has completed Sins of the Father. It can be combined with a tiara to make a blood tiara for 52.5 Runecraft experience at the Blood Altar, by using the tiara on the altar. This makes the talisman disappear, but the blood tiara can be used in just the same way and can be worn on the head, saving an inventory space when crafting blood runes.

Though it has a locate option, using it will give the message "The talisman doesn't seem to work. Maybe the ruins are deep underground." This message will persist even if the player is in the Meiyerditch Laboratories.

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Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
23 March 2022
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The item was made available as a reward from the Guardians of the Rift minigame.

7 January 2016

The item was removed from the game files with the release of Great Kourend.

29 March 2004

The item was permanently added with the launch of RuneScape 2, but remained unobtainable.

1 December 2003

The item was added to the RuneScape 2 Beta cache.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The blood talisman is referenced by the dwarf Thorgel in the Mourning's End Part II quest. Players take a list of items to him in exchange for a death talisman, but if you ask why he wants the items, if one of them is a jail key, he will say "Pretty please with a blood talisman on top?" at which point the player exclaims "A Blood Talisman!?" and he replies "Oops! I meant Death Talisman!" with a shifty look on his face.
  • The blood talisman is an extremely rare example of an item that was present in the launch version of Old School RuneScape (in the game cache as an unobtainable item), removed from the game, and later re-added in a different update.
    • It was initially removed due to the false Blood Altar (which does not require a blood talisman) being added alongside the release of Great Kourend, and it became accessible in-game for the first time with the release of Guardians of the Rift on 23 March 2022.