Book of war

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Book of war
Book of war.png
Released3 July 2014 (Update)
Quest itemHorror from the Deep
OptionsWield, Preach
Worn optionsRead
ExamineThe short book of the wisdom of Bandos.
Value200 coins
High alch120 coins
Low alch80 coins
Weight1 kg
Advanced data
Item ID12608
Book of war detail.png

The book of war is a book held in place of a shield, and is the god book aligned with Bandos. It can be purchased from Jossik for 5,000 coins at the Lighthouse. Books of war must be made using all four torn Bandos pages which can be purchased from other players or obtained from Treasure Trails. Equipping a book of war allows the player to preach and perform ceremonies, such as blessing, last rites, and wedding rites, by operating it (none of which have any effect on the game itself, and are simply recited lines of text), costing 25% of the player's special attack energy.

Lost books of war can be reclaimed by speaking to Jossik, complete with all pages that have been added, for no cost. Alternatively, for those who do not wish to travel to the Lighthouse, Perdu will return them to players for 14,000 coins.

The book of war can be used as a training weapon for the Nightmare Zone, as it offers a +5 prayer bonus and a +2 strength bonus. It is the only god book to give a strength bonus.

This book can be useful for melee training for low level players that don't have access to defenders or the obsidian shield yet.

As it is a Bandos-affiliated item, it can be used when collecting ecumenical keys in the Wilderness God Wars Dungeon.

Filling the book of war currently costs 5,844 coins coins when buying each page individually or 12,916 coins when buying the item set.

Attack icon.png Attack bonusesBook of war equipped.pngBook of war equipped female.png
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Defence icon.png Defence bonuses
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Melee.png Other bonusesSlot
Strength icon.pngRanged Strength icon.pngMagic Damage icon.pngPrayer icon.pngShield slot.png

Products[edit | edit source]

Book of war (or).pngBook of war (or)
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Item sources[edit | edit source]

Store locations[edit | edit source]

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Lost Property shopEdgevilleN/ACoins 10000.png 14,000N/AMember icon.png
Lost Property shopLumbridgeN/ACoins 10000.png 14,000N/AMember icon.png
Lost Property shopFerox EnclaveN/ACoins 10000.png 14,000N/AMember icon.png
Lost Property shopCatherbyN/ACoins 10000.png 14,000N/AMember icon.png
Lost Property shopFaladorN/ACoins 10000.png 14,000N/AMember icon.png

Treasure Trails[edit | edit source]

Tier Emotes STASH Location Items Cost
Elite Bow South-east corner of the Edgeville Monastery, on the ground floor Book of war 5,844[c 1]
  1. ^ The cost may be higher because of the variant of the item used. The base item is god book.

Transcript[edit | edit source]

Wedding Ceremony[edit | edit source]

  • Big High War God want great warriors. Because you can make more... I bind you in Big High War God name.

Last Rites[edit | edit source]

  • You not worthy of Big High War God; you die too easy.

Blessings[edit | edit source]

  • Big High War God make you strong... so you smash enemies.

Preach[edit | edit source]

  • War is best, peace is for weak. If you not worthy of Big High War God... you get made dead soon.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
31 July 2014

The item's value was decreased from 800 to 200.