Prayer

Prayer Screen
The prayer skill allows you to pray to the Gods of RuneScape for aid when combating tough monsters or enemies. Depending on your prayer level, you will be able to boost your combat abilities, make yourself invulnerable to certain forms of attack or deal extra damage to your opponents should they manage to kill you first.

Your prayer level will be slowly drained for as long as you have any prayers active. Several prayers can be stacked together, for example to boost your strength, attack and defence, but the drain-rates of those prayers will be combined, meaning you will lose prayer points quickly. You can pray at one of the many Altars scattered around RuneScape to fully restore your prayer points (the altar in the Monestary and the Nature Altar give you 2 extra prayer points), or drink either a Prayer Potion or Super Restore Potion (made using the herblore skill) to partially restore your prayer points.


Contents

[edit] Prayers

Icon Name Level Required Effect
Prayer Thick Skin Thick Skin 1 Boosts your defence by 5%
Prayer Burst Of Strength Burst of Strength 4 Boosts your strength by 5%
Prayer Clarity Of Thought Clarity of Thought 7 Boosts your attack by 5%
Prayer Sharp Eye Sharp Eye 8 Boosts your range by 5%
Prayer Mystic Will Mystic Will 9 Boosts your magic accuracy by 5%
Prayer Rock Skin Rock Skin 10 Boosts your defence by 10%
Prayer Superhuman Strength Superhuman Strength 13 Boosts your strength by 10%
Prayer Improved Reflexes Improved Reflexes 16 Boosts your attack by 10%
Prayer Rapid Restore Rapid Restore 19 Doubles the restore rate of all your stats except hitpoints, prayer and summoning
Prayer Rapid Heal Rapid Heal 22 Doubles the restore rate of your hitpoints
Prayer Protect Item Protect Item 25 If you die while this prayer is active, you keep 1 extra item
Prayer Hawk Eye Hawk Eye 26 Boosts your range by 10%
Prayer Mystic Lore Mystic Lore 27 Boosts your magic accuracy by 10%
Prayer Steel Skin Steel Skin 28 Boosts your defence by 15%
Prayer Ultimate Strength Ultimate Strength 31 Boosts your strength by 15%
Prayer Incredible Reflexes Incredible Reflexes 34 Boosts your attack by 15%
Prayer Protect From Summoning Protect from Summoning 35 Partial immunity from summoning scroll attacks
Prayer Protect From Magic Protect from Magic 37 Immunity from NPC magic attacks

Partial immunity from player magic attacks

Prayer Protect From Missiles Protect from Missiles 40 Immunity from NPC range attacks

Partial immunity from player range attacks

Prayer Protect From Melee Protect from Melee 43 Immunity from NPC melee attacks

Partial immunity from player melee attacks

Prayer Eagle Eye Eagle Eye 44 Boosts your range by 15%
Prayer Mystic Might Mystic Might 45 Boosts your magic accuracy by 15%
Prayer Retribution Retribution 46 If you die while this prayer is active, you will deal damage to nearby enemies
Prayer Redemption Redemption 49 When your health falls below 10% of your max hitpoints and you're not killed, you will be healed up to 25% of your max prayer level
Prayer Smite Smite 52 When fighting an enemy player, 25% of the damage you deal is deducted from their prayer points
Prayer Chivalry Chivalry* 60 Boosts your attack by 15%, strength by 18% and defence by 20%
Prayer Piety Piety* 70 Boosts your attack by 20%, strength by 23% and defence by 25%

[edit] Curse's

Upon completion of the Quest - "The Temple At Senntisten" you gain access to these new, and powerful curse's. Which are far more powerful than the average Prayer book, however a much higher Prayer level is needed.

To switch to these Curses you need to pray at the Alter in Senntisten Temple which is located under the digsite.

Icon Name Level Required Effect
Curse Protect Item Protect Item 50 Keep 1 extra item if you die
Curse Sap Warrior Sap Warrior 50 Drains 10% of your opponent's attack, strength, and defence, increasing to 20% over time
Curse Sap Ranger Sap Ranger 52 Drains 10% of your opponent's ranged, increasing to 20% over time
Curse Sap Mage Sap Mage 54 Drains 10% of your opponent's mage, increasing to 20% over time
Curse Sap Spirit Sap Spirit 56 Drains your opponent's special attack energy
Curse Beserker Beserker 59 Boosted stats for last 15% longer
Curse Deflect Summoning Protect Item 62 Blocks damage from familiars and their special attacks, has a chance of deflecting damage back upon the enemy
Curse Deflect Mage Deflect Mage 65 Blocks magic damage, has a chance of deflecting damage back upon the enemy
Curse Deflect Missiles Protect Item 68 Blocks ranged damage, has a chance of deflecting damage back upon the enemy
Curse Deflect Melee Deflect Melee 71 Blocks melee damage, has a chance of deflecting damage back upon the enemy
Curse Leech Attack Leech Attack 74 Boosts your attack by 5%, increasing to 10% over time. Drains enemy attack by 10%, increasing to 25% over time
Curse Leech Ranged Leech Ranged 76 Boosts your ranged by 5%, increasing to 10% over time. Drains enemy ranged by 10%, increasing to 25% over time
Curse Leech Mage Leech Mage 78 Boosts your magic by 5%, increasing to 10% over time. Drains enemy magic by 10%, increasing to 25% over time
Curse Leech Defence Leech Defence 80 Boosts your defence by 5%, increasing to 10% over time. Drains enemy defence by 10%, increasing to 25% over time
Curse Leech Strength Leech Strength 82 Boosts your strength by 5%, increasing to 10% over time. Drains enemy strength by 10%, increasing to 25% over time
Curse Leech Energy Leech Energy 84 Boosts your run energy, and drains your enemy's run energy by up to 10%
Curse Leech Special Attack Leech Special Attack 86 Boosts your special attack energy, and drains your enemy's special attack energy by up to 10%
Curse Wrath Wrath 89 If this is active when you die, it deals up to 25% of your prayer level to all nearby enemies.
  • This curse will not hurt other players outside of PvP areas, and it won't hit multiple targets in non-multicombat zones, such as Edgeville.
Curse Soul Split Soul Split 92 If this is active when you are fighting another player, they will lose 1 Prayer for every four damage you do to them.
  • This curse is not affected by your victim's protection prayers.
Curse Turmoil Turmoil 95 Increases your attack and defence by 15%, plus 15% of your opponents attack and defence, as well as your strength by 23%, plus 10% of your opponent's strength.
  • Attack and defence boosts are limited to 14 levels, and the strength boost is limited to 9.


[edit] Bones

The most common way of training prayer is to bury bones. Most monsters throughout RuneScape drop a type of bone every time they are killed, and since burying is a one-step process, it's very easy to train prayer while killing monsters. Experience from most bones is quite low, so it takes quite a while to train if you just bury the bones of the monsters you kill.

Pic Name Burying Exp Obtained from
Normal Bones Bones 4.5 Most small/average sized enemies in RuneScape, including men, women, goblins and spiders
Burnt Bones Burnt Bones 4.5 Level ? Wilderness, by the Chaos Alter
Wolf Bones Wolf Bones 4.5 Wolves on White Wolf Mountain, Feldip Hills
Monkey Bones Monkey Bones 5 Monkeys on Ape Atol, Ardougne Zoo
Bat Bones Bat Bones 5.3 Bats, Giant Bats and Albino Bats
Big Bones Big Bones 15 All Giants, Trolls, Ogres and other large monsters
Jogre Bones Jogre Bones 15 Jogres in eastern Karamja
Long Bone Long Bone 15 Rare drop from certain monsters
Advised NOT to bury (see below)
Curved Bone Curved Bone 15 Rare drop from certain monsters
Advised NOT to bury (see below)
Zogre Bones Zogre Bones 22.5 Zogres and Skogres
Baby Dragon Bones Baby Dragon Bones 30 Baby Blue, Red and Black Dragons
Shaikahan Bones Shaikahan Bones 37 The Shaikahan in southern Karamja
Skeletal Wyvern Bones Skeletal Wyvern Bones 50 Skeletal Wyverns
Dragon Bones Dragon Bones 72 All adult dragons, including regular dragons, metal dragons and the King Black Dragon
Fayrg Bones Fayrg Bones 84 Stolen from Zorge Coffins
Raurg Bones Raurg Bones 96 Stolen from Zorge Coffins
Dagannoth Bones Dagannoth Bones 125 Dagannoth Kings
Ourg Bones Ourg Bones 140 Stolen from Zorge Coffins

Long and Curved bones can be given to Bartak in Dorgesh-Kaan in exchange for 1k coins and (if your construction level is above 30) 1,500 construction experience. This reward is comparatively better than the 15 prayer experience you gain from burying the bones.

[edit] Ectofuntus

After partially completing the Ghosts Ahoy quest, you can use the Ectofuntus to receive four times as much prayer experience compared to just burying the bones. This training method is quite time consuming, but the advantage is not having to spend as much time or money gathering four times as many bones.

[edit] Player House Altars

Players with high enough Construction levels can build a Chapel in their house, and inside it place an altar and burners. When using bones on the best alter with the best burners lit, you will receive 3.5x as much experience as just burying bones.

[edit] Prayer Equipment

[edit] Basic Robes

Pic Name Prayer Bonus Obtained from
Monks Robe Top Monk Robe Top 6 Monastery
Monks Robe Bottom Monk Robe Bottom 5 Monastery


[edit] Symbols

Silver symbols can be made using the crafting skill using a silver ban and symbol mould.

Pic Name Prayer Bonus Obtained from
Holy Symbol Holy Symbol 6 Crafted by players, blessed by Brother Jerred in the Monastery
Unholy Symbol Unholy Symbol 5 Crafted by players, blessed by the Spirit of Scorpius, south-west of Ardougne


[edit] Maces

All maces give a slight prayer bonus when used in combat.

Pic Name Prayer Bonus Obtained from
Bronze Mace Bronze Mace 1 Smithed by players
Iron Mace Iron Mace 1 Smithed by players
Steel Mace Steel Mace 2 Smithed by players
White Mace White Mace  ? Purchased from Sir Vyvin after the Wanted! quest
Black Mace Black Mace 2 Dropped by certain monsters
Mithril Mace Mithril Mace 3 Smithed by players
Adamant Mace Adamant Mace 3 Smithed by players
Rune Mace Rune Mace 4 Smithed by players
Dragon Mace Dragon Mace 5 Purchased from the Heros' Guild


[edit] Verac's Equipment

Verac is one of the six Barrows brothers, and his armour and weapon each provide a prayer boost.

Pic Name Prayer Bonus
Veracs Helmet Verac's Helmet 3
Veracs Brassard Verac's Brassard 5
Veracs Plateskirt Verac's Plateskirt 4
Veracs Flail Verac's Flail 6


[edit] Prayer Books

After completing the Horror from the Deep quest, you can choose one of three damaged prayer books from Jossik. Each book has four missing pages, which can be obtained as Treasure Trial rewards. Once you have placed all four pages into the book, it becomes either a Holy Book, Unholy Book or a Book of Balance which can be used to bless certain Prayer Symbols. Once you've completed one book, you can go back to Jossik to buy another.

Pic Name Bonuses
Holy Book Holy Book +8 to all Defence bonuses

+5 Prayer bonus

Book Of Balance Book of Balance +4 to all Defence bonuses

+4 to all Attack bonuses +5 Prayer bonus

Unholy Book Unholy Book +8 to all Attack bonuses

+5 Prayer bonus


[edit] Skillcape

Those who dedicate themselves enough to the Gods to reach level 99 prayer will be able to purchase a Prayer Skillcape from Brother Jerred in the Monastery. See the Achievement Cape page for more details.

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