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Tainted essence detail

Tainted essence is the currency used during the Cavern of Tainted Memories Treasure Hunter promotion. It can be gained inside the Cavern or found while skilling Divination. After 13 February 2018, essence was no longer obtainable via the portal.

When training Divination, three are obtained at a time in three-minute intervals.

They can be used with the currency pouch, and forged into rewards or converted into ten Divination experience each. If they're stored in the currency pouch, any further obtained essence is also stored in the pouch.

When converted into experience, a message is given: You convert your currency and receive - X Divination XP.

Any remaining tainted essence is converted automatically into 5 coins each when logging in after the beginning of 26 February 2018.


The tainted essence can be forged into following items:

Token Tainted essence Cost G.E. price Coins/essence
Purified swords token Purified swords token 500 1,792,733 3,585.47
Purified greatsword token Purified greatsword token 500 1,116,852 2,233.7
Purified halberd token Purified halberd token 500 319,087 638.17
Purified wand and orb token Purified wand and orb token 500 1,073,075 2,146.15
Purified staff token Purified staff token 500 1,766,092 3,532.18
Purified crossbow token Purified crossbow token 500 1,727,056 3,454.11
Purified 2h crossbow token Purified 2h crossbow token 500 333,456 666.91
Purified shortbow token Purified shortbow token 500 702,172 1,404.34
Total 4,000 8,830,523
Tainted essence reward shop

The interface for the tainted essence reward shop

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