Making body runes at this altar awards the player 7.5 experience per rune essence or pure essence, making it the highest Runecrafting experience available to players using rune essence. However, runecrafting fire runes are more popular for free-to-play as they give a good profit but you lose money if you do body runes. To craft runes at the Body altar, the player must be at a minimum Runecrafting level of 20. As with most other runecrafting altars, it can be accessed via the Abyss. Players could also enter its ruins by using a body talisman or an Omni-talisman on it, or simply clicking the ruins while wearing a body tiara, Omni-tiara, a wicked hood imbued with any of the above, an Omni-talisman staff or a body talisman staff.
The closest bank for non-members is located in Edgeville, whereas the closest bank for members is located in Soul Wars. Currently, the fastest way to get there is to use the wicked hood's teleport, which could only be used twice a day and only after feeding it with any of the items above except the talisman staves, and breaking a body altar teleport tablet, both to appear just outside the altar. You could obtain a wicked hood by talking to Tam McGrubor, and body altar teleport tablets by playing Great Orb Project. They cost 38 Runecrafting guild tokens each.
The 'Temple of the Body' (as is the name given to actual runecrafting area) is a pink, heart-shaped area, reflecting the "body" element of the rune. With the introduction of The Great Orb Project activity, the body altar received a graphical makeover and now the roots resemble pulsating blood vessels. Soft heartbeat sounds can also be heard from the altar.
The music track "Heart and Mind" is unlocked at the body altar.
- In the Great Orb Project, there is currently a glitch which allows a player to get stuck between a specific tangle of veins by making barriers and then passing through them. If a person not from the game gets stuck, the only way out for that player is if the player teleports..
- By looking into the altar itself (the centerpiece used to bind runes), blue and green circles can be seen floating in mid-air.
- The shape of the temple on the map looks vaguely like a heart and floor colour is pink which matches the heart's colour.
- If you look closely, you can see the veins moving.
- During the music piece, "Heart and Mind" (which is unlocked by entering the body altar), you can hear a beat that sounds like the beating of the heart.
- When looking into the Task System while you're in the altar, it says Burthope - Taverley.
- Using the Orb of Occulus, one can see the Law altar to the west, the Fire altar to the east, and the corner of the Air altar to the very far south-east.
- The song "Heart and Mind" and the shape of the temple, a heart, fit nicely with the body altar.