Book of balance
Book of balance
Release date 17 November 2004 (Update)
Members only? Yes
Quest item? Horror from the Deep
Tradeable? No
Equipable? Yes
Stackable? No
High Alch 120 coins
Low Alch 80 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Weight 1 kg
The holy book of Guthix.
Book of balance detail

The book of balance is a book held in place of a shield, and is the god book aligned with Guthix. It can be received as a reward from the Horror from the Deep quest. Books of balance must be made using all four torn Guthix pages which can be purchased from other players or obtained from Treasure Trails. It also allows players with a Prayer level of 50 or greater to bless holy symbols and unholy symbols, at the cost of 6 prayer points per blessing (compared to 4 points lost when using the other two main god book).

Equipping a book of balance allows the player to preach and perform ceremonies, such as blessing, last rites, and wedding rites, by operating it (none of which have any effect on the game itself, and are simply recited lines of text), costing 25% of the player's special attack energy.

Lost books of balance can be reclaimed by speaking to Jossik, complete with all pages that have been added, for no cost. Alternatively, for those who do not wish to travel to the lighthouse, Perdu will return them to players for 12,000 coins.

Filling the Book of balance currently costs 6,191 coins when buying each page individually or 15,745 when buying the item set.

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A player wielding a book of balance.
Attack icon Attack bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
+4 +4 +4 +4 +4
Defence icon Defence bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
+4 +4 +4 +4 +4
Melee Other bonuses Slot
Strength icon Ranged Strength icon Magic Damage icon Prayer icon

Shield slotlist

+0 0 0% +5


The player may perform certain ceremonies by right-clicking the book and selecting "Preach." The following are the options that appear when preaching and what the player says upon selecting them.

Wedding CeremonyEdit

  • Light and dark, day and night, balance arises from contrast. I unify thee in the name of Guthix.

Last RitesEdit

  • Thy death was not in vain, for it brought some balance to the world. May Guthix bring you rest.


  • May you walk the path, and never fall, for Guthix walks beside thee on thy journey. May Guthix bring you peace.


  • The trees, the earth, the sky, the waters; All play their part upon this land. May Guthix bring you balance.