|Release||20 November 2012 (Update)|
|High alch||30,000 coins|
|Low alch||20,000 coins|
|On death||? (edit)|
|Exchange||3,401,892 coins (info)|
|Examine||Contains the magical secrets of Zaros.|
The Virtus book is an offhand Magic weapon that requires 80 Magic to wield. It was released with the Evolution of Combat, and is dropped exclusively by Nex in the God Wars Dungeon. The Virtus book is currently the third strongest off-hand Magic weapon in the game, behind the Seismic singularity and seasinger makigai.
As of 7 January 2014, the book protects from the four major gods in the God Wars Dungeon, and will degrade after 60,000 charges of combat (but loses 2 charges per hit, so has a minimum duration of 5 hours of combat) but can be repaired by Bob in Lumbridge, or at an armour stand.
When received with CoinShare active, the Virtus book will be dropped as 120 Virtus book shards split evenly among the players and sent directly to their banks. 120 shards can be combined to create this item.
|Armour||0||PvM: 0%||PvP: 0%|
|Life points||0||Style bonuses|
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The base repair cost of the Virtus book when completely degraded to 0.0% item charge is 1,000,000 coins. It can be repaired by:
- Bob - the axe seller in Lumbridge
- Tindel Marchant - the weapon and armour repairman at Port Khazard
- Dunstan - the smith in Burthorpe
- Squire - in the workshop area of the Void Knights' Outpost
If it is only partially degraded, then the cost of a full repair is multiplied by the percentage of item charge that needs to be repaired to produce the current repair cost.
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Comparison with other magical weapons
|Staff of Sliske||92||1,035,281,637||2577 (92)|
|Noxious staff||90||130,417,134||2458 (90)|
|Superior Zuriel's staff||88||15,975,606||2343 (88)||
|Camel staff||85||39,771,856||2178 (85)|
|Staff of darkness||85||30,587,939||2178 (85)|
| || Staff of limitless air |
Staff of limitless water
Staff of limitless earth
Staff of limitless fire
Staff of limitless lava
Staff of limitless mud
Staff of limitless steam
|82|| 9,186,537 |
|Second-Age staff||80||174,481,830||1924 (80)||
|Chaotic staff|| 80 |
|Attuned crystal staff|| 80 |
|Attuned crystal weapon seed and 2000 harmonic dust||1924 (80)|
|Zuriel's staff||78||10,850,117||1829 (78)||
|Sunspear (magic)|| 78 |
River of Blood
| Free after River of Blood quest|
600,000 to reclaim
|Armadyl battlestaff||77||10,067,745||1783 (77)|
|Greater runic staff|| 75 |
|25,000 Runespan points||1694 (75)||
|Staff of light||75||660,888||1694 (75)||
|Polypore staff||75||1,461,161||1694 (75)|
|Wand of the praesul and Imperium core||92|| 507,438,590 (wand)|
|Seismic wand and singularity||90|| 55,748,911 (wand)|
|Elite seasinger kiba and makigai|| 88 |
| 1 Seasinger kiba|
1 Seasinger makigai
2 Seasinger weapon upgrade kit
|Wand of the Cywir elders and orb||85|| 10,793,021 (wand)|
|Seasinger kiba and makigai|| 85 |
| 150 Chi|
75 Koi Scales
2 Gemstone kaseki
|Virtus wand and book||80|| 3,350,614 (wand)|
|Attuned crystal wand and orb|| 80 |
|Attuned crystal weapon seed and 2000 harmonic dust||1924 (80)||
|Abyssal wand and orb||75|| 93,076 (wand)|
- For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here.
Compiled reports of the Sedecim legion to the command of Nex; Year 1987 of the Zarosian Empire calendar - Solar quarter.
Virtus - Secundus nundinal
We split from General Zamorak's group a while back as they continue west towards Prifddinas. I have a terrible feeling in my gut that something awful is due to happen. No, Perjour is with them, the dancer is unfailingly loyal and the party is more than capable of dealing with these elves. We must press on, as Glacies and I are due to reach Ghorrock soon. We'll meet with the matriarch, Lamahastrac, then rest and make preparations for the coming weeks. As ordered, I am to oversee the new magical fortifications being constructed in a around the fortress while Glacies heads out into the snowfields to the west. There she can spend time to confirm and study the lingering magic reportedly locked into the surrounding rock, snow and ice.
A scholar and some local miners were sent out from the fortress alongside Glacies and confirmed that some of the strata, speculated to have formed roughly 500 years apart, leaks a strange energy from particularly dense concentrations of black and purple crystals. Their formation remains a mystery but my suspicion is that that they appeared as an unintended result of the secretive ritual conducted nearby by those closest to our lord. The dates appear to match Ghorrock's records. I was brought a small sample and the magical energy was unlike any I have encountered myself. This is nothing like the primal forces that might be bound into runes, it's something purer. Glacies could only describe interaction with it as feeling like that of an embrace, or raw emotion, from something greater than a single being. Most unscientific, but she seems able to manipulate the energy. I leave her to experiment while I travel to the other Forinthry fortresses and assess their defensive feasability.
-Virtus; Secundus nundinal, throughout, of the Solar quarter.
Pernix - Quintus nundinal
Report; Quintus nundinal/Solar quarter.
-Located the mole. Will observe. Saradominist.
-Operating with Lucien's command. Unbeknownst to him
-Poorly skilled in subterfuge. Rookie mistakes.
-Have been controlling flow of information.
-Yet to glean anything of note.
-Lucien's company moving westwards. Pursuing.
-Acquired information on direct Saradominist communication line.
-Certain there's something larger here.
-Spy discovered by Lucien.
-No action was undertaken. Odd.
-Gestures accompanying the word 'staff' indicate importance.
-Will monitor direct comms closely.
Virtus - Sextus nundinal
I return to Ghorrock after three weeks to find the strange energy gone and Glacies transformed. Inhuman, but somehow not. The body is changed but the essence remains, conscious, unfazed and entirely tuned to ice magic. She tells me that this energy only reacted to fill a void, that she drained her own life to weave this strange power into her very soul. Had I been present I wouldn't have allowed such a dangerous act. Necromancy is better left to those skilled enough to join Zemouregal's legion but the result is agreeable. There's a certain... something that I feel in her now that I always did in you, my Legatus, that might complement your own magical skills perfectly. Might we investigate other reports of this energy with my other three preferred disciples I would request that, should they live up to their potential, they all be promoted to rank among your personal guard.
Annakarl is impenetrable. Their bulwark, physically and strategically is perfect. It would take the combined armies of two gods to destroy it! Dareeyak, conversely, is complacent. Citing their geographical position in the empire as an excuse for a lackluster resolve on defence, they rebuff my advice in every instance. Perhaps a direct visit from a legate might spur their action.
Carrallanger struggles to expand with their limited manpower and would significantly benefit from outside reinforcement. Despite this they are adequately cautious. Balustan, a dragon rider in the post of security head had slowed me down significantly because of the most minor mistake on one of my papers. Spies from the outside worry me not here. However two of the others in charge, Apropos and Morvannon, were absent. With no adequate excuse offered by their colleagues I've left men to follow up on this issue, though authoritative action might be required.
Primusdie, Sextus nundial of the Solar quarter.
Torva - Sextus nundinal
-Battle report; Pre-emptive engagement with enemy forces - southwest Hallowvale
-Tribunus Torva of the Sedecim Legion
-Secundusdie to Septimusdie. Sextus nundial 1987
The river crossing from Senntisten was uneventful. Umbra's shadow enchantments have continued to prove incredibly useful in the movement of troops. My battalion arrived in my old hometown, Flamtaer, this morning. No. More accurately, what had been rebuilt of it. Our reports from Viggora had been at least in part on point. The old temple, intact after the ripper attack years ago has been intentionally destroyed but the other structures have been crudely rebuilt. The town was swarming with humans in tatty robes and nonchalant icyene but there doesn't appear to be any of the large scale military organisation supposedly recorded by his scouts. No discipline, no structured drills, barely any patrols.
We were spotted of course, that was our intention, and easily overwhelmed their rabbled forces. This was to be a pre-emptive strike against aggressors from the Hallowed land but our presence here will be seen as an act of invasion. I fear we face a counterattack larger and better organised in future than the battle we expected here. Worse, a significant portion of the Senntisten guard were unnecessarily enlisted into my forces for this needless operation, leaving the golden city relatively undefended. There will need to be stern repercussions against General Viggora.
- Before an update on 25 March 2013, the book, along with the Virtus wand, did not split in CoinShare.
- From 30 October 2013, the book, along with the Virtus wand, now has a server-wide announcement.
- Prior to the update on 7 January 2014, the Virtus book and Virtus wand were the highest-tier weapons outside of Daemonheim that did not degrade. The update made all aggressive monsters (except for Zaros followers and those in a boss chamber) of the God Wars Dungeon non-aggressive towards players equipping the wand or book. The same update made both weapons degradable.
- On 28 September 2015 a 'read' option was added, containing Zarosian lore.
Off-hand magic weapons
|Recoloured mages' book||
|Dyed seismic singularity||
|Dyed imperium core||