Soul Altar

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Soul Altar
Soul Altar.png
Released7 January 2016 (Update)
ExamineIt leeches power from a myriad of departed souls.
Advanced data
Object ID27980

The Soul Altar is a runic altar found east of the dense essence mine, at the edge of a cape surrounded by the River of Souls. It is used to craft soul runes from dark essence fragments, which requires level 90 Runecraft and 100% Arceuus favour. Crafting soul runes at this altar provides 29.7 Runecraft experience per dark essence fragment imbued.

The Soul Altar in Great Kourend is not the true Soul Altar. Rather, it, alongside Kourend's Blood Altar, were created by the power from the Dark Altar nearby, where it drew energy from the plane where the true Soul Altar is located.[1][2] Like the true Blood Altar, the Dark Altar's connection to the true Soul Altar would likely be visible to those who visit it.

Access[edit | edit source]

Unlike most altars, the Soul Altar does not need to be entered. As such, neither a talisman nor tiara is needed.

In order to access the altar via the Abyss, the player must use a dark essence block or dark essence fragments on the soul rift after having crafted some soul runes at Kourend's Soul Altar. This does not consume the dark essence block, and only has to be done once. When players have done so, the chatbox will state "The power of the Dark Altar redirects the rift to the place in Arceuus where the energy of the true Soul Altar is focused."

Experience[edit | edit source]

The maximum limit for crafting soul runes in one visit is 212. This would be achieved by mining 27 dense essence blocks and then turned into dark essence blocks and crushed with a chisel into dark essence fragments. Then, another inventory of 26 dense essence blocks are mined and turned into dark essence fragments before going to the Soul Altar.

Note that you can only have a maximum of 108 dark essence fragments and therefore must be used before crushing the remaining dark essence blocks. One dark essence block is equivalent to four essence pieces.

The maximum possible experience is 6,296 obtained while doing the above.

Products[edit | edit source]

Soul rune.png1 × Soul rune
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  • Soul Altar
  • Runecraft 90
  • Runecraft 29.7

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In RuneScape, the Soul Altar is located in Menaphos. Following the release of the true Blood Altar in 2022, Jagex indicated a potential "true Soul Altar" would likely be located in Menaphos when the city is eventually released.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Transvergence theory, Old School RuneScape. "I believe the power of the Dark Altar allows the energy needed to change essence into runes to seep through to this dimension."
  2. ^ Soul journey, written by Aretha, Old School RuneScape. "We therefore owe a debt of gratitude to the Dark Altar, for it is the Dark Altar's power that creates and maintains Kourend's soul altar, drawing energy to this realm from the unknown plane where the true Soul Altar resides."
  3. ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 19 March 2022. (Archived from the original on 10 April 2022.)