|Released||29 March 2004 (Update)|
|Location||North of Edgeville Monastery|
|Examine||A mysterious power emanates from this shrine.|
|Location on World Map|
|Dark Warriors' Fortress|
|South-west Wilderness mine||←||Chaos Altar||→||Mage of Zamorak|
The Chaos Altar may be found in level 9 Wilderness just north of Edgeville Monastery. It is used to craft chaos runes from pure essence, providing 8.5 Runecraft experience. Unlike other Runecrafting altars, the player must traverse a 4-tiered maze in order to reach the actual altar, though this may be avoided by use of the Abyss.
There exists a shortcut portal that starts at the third level. From there, the player should go east and then clockwise to the west ladder to reach the 4th level. After that, they should head east to reach the altar.
Players generally avoid crafting chaos runes by entering the altar conventionally as it is cumbersome due to having to traverse the maze as well as it being located deeper in the Wilderness compared to the Abyss.
Entering the temple is a requirement for the Easy Wilderness Diary.
Access[edit | edit source]
The wilderness entrance to the altar through the ruins can be bypassed if the player has completed What Lies Below. After completing the quest, the player is able to access the altar through the Saradomin statue east of Varrock. Accessing the altar this way still requires either a talisman or a tiara, and it places the player on the 3rd level of the altar's maze.
Experience[edit | edit source]
The maximal amount of chaos runes that can be crafted in one run is 564, by carrying one Giant pouch full of essence and 27 chaos cores with a Runecraft level of at least 75 (at level 75 you get twice the amount of chaos runes per essence). This would give 2397 experience.
However, obtaining considerable amounts of chaos cores is time-consuming.
The maximal amount of chaos runes crafted in one run without using cores is 108. This would be achieved by having 75 Runecraft and carrying 54 essence to craft (24 in the normal inventory along with 30 in the 4 sizes of pouches). This would result in 459 experience.
Tiaras[edit | edit source]
Cores[edit | edit source]
With the completion of Below Ice Mountain, players can fight Chaos Golems for their cores. These cores can be used on the chaos altar to create 10 chaos runes, earning 85 Runecraft experience in the process.