Illuminated Book of Wisdom detail

The Illuminated Book of Wisdom is obtainable after completing the quest One Piercing Note. It is created by going into one of the south-western rooms in the abbey and using Saradomin's Book of Wisdom on the Book-making table to create it. A player needs 60 Prayer and 60 Crafting.

To create an Illuminated Book of Wisdom, players must correctly follow the procedure that is used to copy books. Steps must be performed in order; otherwise, the copy is ruined, and players must begin again. The steps are:

  1. Copy text
  2. Embellish capitals
  3. Add colour
  4. Add gold leaf

Each step of the process consumes between 200 and 250 prayer points. There is a nearby altar in the Abbey that can be used to recharge Prayer if necessary. Attempting a step with less than 200 prayer points will reset your progress and force you to start over. Illuminating the book gives 10,000 Prayer xp and 10,000 Crafting xp the first time you make it.

The Illuminated Book of Wisdom has better stats than the original book of wisdom in all applicable categories. If lost, it can be reclaimed from a player-owned house bookcase for 120,000. However, the book will lose all its remaining charges, requiring the player to add additional pages in order to activate the passive effect.

Combat Stats
40 PrayerNone
CombatSwords AllPocket slotDefenceArmour0
ConstitutionLife points0
Damage--Damage reduction
Accuracy--PvM: 0%PvP: 0%
Style-Style bonuses


The book of wisdom can be activated like scrimshaw to provide a passive effect during combat. The book can be recharged with any Saradomin page, giving 45 minutes of active time per page. This is shared, unchanged, with the original book. 3 hours is the maximum amount of time that the book can be charged for; giving it a recharge of 4 total pages from 0 to 100%.

The passive has a 5% chance to activate per hit. When it activates, a lightning strike hits the target for 165-275% damage (55-165% in PvP). This is based on Commander Zilyana's attack.


Illuminated Book of Wisdom equipped
  • Prior to 22 February 2016, this book used to be held in the off-hand slot.
  • The high alch and low alch values were originally 600 and 400 respectively, but were changed in a hidden update.
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