This article is about the Runecrafting altar. For other uses, see Chaos Temple.
Chaos Altar inside

Inside the Chaos Altar.

Chaos Altar outside

Outside the Chaos Altar.

Location on World Map
Dark Warriors' Fortress
South-Western Wilderness mine Chaos Altar Mage of Zamorak
Edgeville Monastery

The Chaos Altar may be found in level 9 Wilderness just north of Edgeville Monastery. It is used to craft chaos runes from pure essence, providing 8.5 Runecrafting experience. Unlike other Runecrafting altars, the player must traverse a 4-tiered maze in order to reach the actual altar, though this may be avoided by use of the Abyss.

There exists a shortcut portal that starts at the third level. From there, the player should go east and then clockwise to the west ladder to reach the 4th level. After that, they should head east to reach the altar.

Accessing the Chaos runecrafting temple is a requirement for an easy task in the Wilderness Diary.


Chaos altar location

The location of the Chaos altar.

As with most other runecrafting altars, it can be accessed via the Abyss. Players could also enter its ruins by using a chaos talisman or simply click on the ruins while wearing a chaos tiara.

The wilderness entrance to the altar through the ruins can be bypassed if the player has completed What Lies Below. After completing the quest, the player is able to access the altar through the Saradomin statue east of Varrock. Accessing the altar this way still requires either a talisman or a tiara, and it places the player on the 3rd level of the altar's maze.


Chaos altar map

The map across all four levels

The maximum limit for crafting Chaos runes in one visit is 108. This would be achieved by having 75 Runecrafting, giving a 2x bonus, and carrying 54 essence to craft (24 in the normal inventory along with 30 in the 4 sizes of Runecrafting pouches). The maximum possible experience is 459 obtained while doing the above.


A chaos tiara may be created at this altar by having a chaos talisman and a normal tiara in your inventory. The player must use the tiara on the altar. Doing so will earn Runecrafting experience.