Runescape Prayer Skill Guide

INTRODUCTION

The skill we know as prayer can be very advantageous. By calling upon the Gods of Runescape, one can perform such acts as regeneration, superhuman strength and invulnerability to magic, combat and ranging. The ability to call upon these gods must be trained however, and that is the art of prayer. The higher your prayer level, the greater your advantages.

Runescape Prayer Skill Guide

Runescape Prayer Skill Guide

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To use a prayer, open the prayer menu and a list of prayers will be shown. Click on the prayer you want to activate. If you want to turn it off again, simply click it one more time.

Runescape Prayer Skill Guide

Runescape Prayer Skill Guide

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Prayer that you have the level to use.
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Runescape Prayer Skill Guide

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Prayer that is in use.
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Prayer that you don’t have the level to use.

Each of the prayers can be turned on or off individually. When you use a prayer, you are given an advantage depending on the prayer you choose to use. However, you can only use one prayer for each category at a time. For instance you can have ‘superhuman strength’ (raises strength) and ‘incredible reflexes’ (raises attack) at the same time, but you cannot use ‘improved reflexes’ and ‘incredible reflexes’ simultaneously, since they both increase your attack.

The prayer interface gives the option to show/hide stat adjustments – a useful tool for seeing how much a specific stat (Attack, Defence, Magic, Ranged, and Strength) is being boosted or drained. The displayed figures are rounded towards 0. For example, a stat that is being boosted 10.5% will be displayed as 10% and a stat being drained -10.5% will be rounded to -10%. The displayed percentages include both prayers you are using to boost your own stats and effects other players are using on you.

As well, you can right click the prayer icon at the top right of your screen to select prayers, or groups of prayers, more effectively. Simply right click the icon, then select the prayers you wish to group. Then, you can quickly and easily turn the prayers selected on with a single click of the prayer icon.

Runescape Prayer Skill Guide

Runescape Prayer Skill Guide

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If you are just starting out in Prayer you may want to pay a visit to Roddeck the Advisor in the building east of Lumbridge General Store to learn about the different kinds of bones as well as various other tips. You can also contact him by clicking the ‘?’ button just next to the logout button.

PRAYERS

Using prayers will slowly drain your supply of prayer points. When all of your prayer points have been drained, all active prayers will be deactivated. You will need to recharge your prayer points (at an altar, for example) before you can use prayers again. The rate at which your prayer points are drained depends on the prayers you are using, and the prayer bonus of the equipment you are wearing – please refer to our Prayer Drain Calculator for more detailed information. The prayer icon near the minimap will tell you how many prayer points you have remaining.

LIST OF PRAYERS
PIC LEVEL NAME DESCRIPTION
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Runescape Prayer Skill Guide

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1 Thick Skin Increases your defence by 5%.
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Runescape Prayer Skill Guide

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4 Burst of Strength Increases your strength by 5%.
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7 Clarity of Thought Increases your attack by 5%.
8 Sharp Eye Increases your ranged by 5%.
9 Mystic Will Increases your magic by 5%. Does not increase your maximum hit.
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Runescape Prayer Skill Guide

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10 Rock Skin Increases your defence by 10%.
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Runescape Prayer Skill Guide

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13 Superhuman Strength Increases your strength by 10%.
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16 Improved Reflexes Increases your attack by 10%.
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19 Rapid Restore Restores all stats at two times the normal restore rate. It does not influence the restore rate of life points, and will not restore prayer and summoning points.
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Runescape Prayer Skill Guide

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22 Rapid Heal Restores life points at two times the normal restore rate.
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Runescape Prayer Skill Guide

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25 Protect Items Keep 1 extra item if you die.
26 Hawk Eye Increases your ranged by 10%.
27 Mystic Lore Increases your magic by 10%. Does not increase your maximum hit.
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Runescape Prayer Skill Guide

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28 Steel Skin Increases your defence by 15%.
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Runescape Prayer Skill Guide

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31 Ultimate Strength Increases your strength by 15%.
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Runescape Prayer Skill Guide

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34 Incredible Reflexes Increases your attack by 15%.
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35 Protect from Summoning Reduces the damage dealt through Summoning Scrolls and prevents the use of a Familiar’sspecial attack.
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37 Protect from Magic Protection from magical attacks.
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40 Protect from Missiles Protection from ranged attacks.
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43 Protect from Melee Protection from close attacks.
44 Eagle Eye Increases your ranged by 15%.
45 Mystic Might Increases your magic by 15%. Does not increase your maximum hit.
46 Retribution Deals damage to targets nearby when you die.
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49 Redemption Heals you for an amount of life points equal to 2.5 times your prayer level when your health drops to under 10% of your maximum health. When the healing effect activates, all your remaining prayer points will be drained instantly.
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50 Bless Symbol After completing the Horror from the Deep quest, you can use Prayer Books to bless holy or unholy symbols. Blessing a symbol drains four prayer points. (This is not in the in-game prayer menu.)
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50 Cure Poison After completing the Great Brain Robbery quest, reciting the prayer from this book while wearing a holy symbol will cure any poison affecting you. This also works by clicking on the lifepoints icon near the minimap and selecting “cure poison”. The amount of prayer points this costs depends on the potency of the poison. (This is not in your in-game prayer menu.)
52 Smite Drains 2.5% of the damage you deal from your opponent’s prayer points. Only works when fighting against players.
60 Chivalry Increases your defence by 20%, your strength by 18% and your attack by 15%. You must complete the King’s Ransom quest and defeat the waves of knights in the Camelot training room to unlock this prayer.
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65 Rapid Renewal Restores life points at five times the normal restore rate. This prayer is unlocked by reading the scroll of renewal. This scroll costs 107,000 dungeoneering tokens.
70 Piety Increases your defence by 25%, your strength by 23% and your attack by 20%. You must complete the King’s Ransom quest and defeat the waves of knights in the Camelot training room to unlock this prayer. Level 70+ Defence is required to use this prayer.
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74 Rigour Boosts your defence by 25% and your ranged by 20%. This prayer is unlocked by reading the scroll of rigour. This scroll costs 140,000 dungeoneering tokens.
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77 Augury Boosts your defence by 25% and your magic by 20%. Does not increase your maximum hit. This prayer is unlocked by reading the scroll of augury. This scroll costs 153,000 dungeoneering tokens.

You can’t use two prayers that boost the same skill at once. For example, if you’re using a prayer that boosts magic by 15%, you cannot turn on another prayer that boosts it by 10%. Similarly, only one protection prayer can be on at a time, although you can use Protect from Summoning in conjunction with other protection prayers.

Having a high Prayer level allows you to use your prayers for longer periods of time, an advantage that is invaluable when it comes to duelling, player killing and training.

PROTECTION PRAYERS

The protection prayers (Protect from Melee, Protect from Missiles, Protect from Magic and Protect from Summoning) are incredibly useful. When fighting against monsters, they will typically provide 100% protection from an attack of that type. Some NPCs, however, have the ability to hit through prayers. When fighting against other players, they will reduce the damage dealt by an attack of that type by 40%, while increasing the amount of times you block your opponent’s attacks. When in use, a little icon will appear above your head. This icon is visible to other players as well.

Protection prayers can be invaluable when you are in a tight spot, or when you are training. A good training technique against high level monsters that typically do a lot of damage is to wear equipment that gives good prayer bonuses while using the Protect from Melee prayer. Your prayer points will drain quite slowly, allowing you to last a while. Bring prayer potions to extend the duration of your training session even further. Please refer to the equipment section of this guide for a list of equipment with prayer bonuses.

CURSES (MEMBERS ONLY)

Members who have completed the Temple at Senntisten quest gain access to an ancient hymnal, which unlocks the ability to use Curses. Similar to Lunar/Ancient magicks, you have to switch from normal Prayers to Curses in order to access the Curses list. You do this by praying at the altar in the Senntisten Temple (located under the digsite.) Players have reported that one feature of the Curses set of prayers is a lower drain rate.

To switch back to the normal prayer list, simply pray at any other altar. You will be asked if you would like to switch back to normal Prayers, or just recharge your Prayer points.

Praying at the Senntisten Temple altar will also boost your Prayer by 15% over your max Prayer level.

LIST OF CURSES
PIC LEVEL NAME DESCRIPTION
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50 Protect Item Keep 1 extra item if you die.
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50 Sap Warrior Decreases opponent’s Attack, Strength and Defence by 10%. Gradually increases to 20%.
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52 Sap Ranger Decreases opponent’s Ranged and Defence by 10%. Gradually increases to 20%.
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54 Sap Mage Decreases opponent’s Magic and Defence by 10%. Gradually increases to 20%.
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56 Sap Spirit Drains opponent’s Special Attack energy bar.
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59 Berserker All boosted combat stats stay boosted for 15% longer.
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62 Deflect Summoning Deflects any damage caused by opponent’s Summoning familiar/scrolls.
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65 Deflect Magic Protection from magical attacks.
Has a chance to deflect damage back onto your opponent.
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68 Deflect Missiles Protection from ranged attacks.
Has a chance to deflect damage back onto your opponent
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71 Deflect Melee Protection from close attacks.
Has a chance to deflect damage back onto your opponent
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74 Leech Attack Increases Attack by 5%, gradually increasing to 10%.
Drains opponent’s Attack by 10%, gradually increasing to 25%.
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76 Leech Ranged Increases Ranged by 5%, gradually increasing to 10%.
Drains opponent’s Ranged by 10%, gradually increasing to 25%.
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78 Leech Magic Increases Magic by 5%, gradually increasing to 10%.
Drains opponent’s Magic by 10%, gradually increasing to 25%.
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80 Leech Defence Increases Defence by 5%, gradually increasing to 10%.
Drains opponent’s Defence by 10%, gradually increasing to 25%.
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82 Leech Strength Increases Strength by 5%, gradually increasing to 10%.
Drains opponent’s Strength by 10%, gradually increasing to 25%.
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84 Leech Energy Boosts your Run energy.
Can decrease your opponent’s Run energy by up to 10%.
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86 Leech Special Attack Boosts your Special Attack Energy.
Can decrease your opponent’s Special Attack Energy by up to 10%.
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89 Wrath If active, damage of up to 250% of your max Prayer will be dealt to all nearby enemies upon your death. Will not hurt other players in non-PvP areas. Will not hit multiple enemies in single-combat areas.
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92 Soul Split If active while fighting another player, they will lose 10 Prayer points for every 50 points of damage you do, and you will gain 10 life points for every 50 points of damage you do.
Your opponent cannot protect against this Curse.
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95 Turmoil Increases Attack/Defence by 15%, in addition to 15% of your opponent’s Attack/Defence.
Also increases Strength by 23%, in addition to 10% of your opponent’s Strength.

“Deflect” curses stop 100% of damage dealt by NPCs, and 40% of damage dealt by other players – similar to normal “Protect From” prayers. They also have a chance to deflect damage that would have hit (if you were not using prayer) back onto your opponent. You can only have one “Deflect” curse activated at a time, with the exception being Deflect Summoning, which can be used in conjunction with any one other Deflect curse (ex. you can have Deflect Summoning and Ranged on at once, but not Deflect Melee and Ranged). As with protection prayers, some NPCs have the ability to hit through “Deflect” curses. Also, “Deflect” curses will not damage NPCs that can only be killed in a specific way (can only be killed by a certain weapon, etc.)

You can have multiple Sap and Leech curses active at once. However, you cannot have the Sap and Leech curse of the same type active at once (i.e., you cannot have Sap Mage and Leech Magic active at the same time.)

You cannot have Soul Split, Wrath, or any Deflect curse activated at the same time. You can only have one of these curses activated at any given time. You cannot activate Turmoil and any Sap or Leech curse at the same time.

Once you activate a Sap or Leech Curse, your opponent’s stat is instantly decreased by 10%. If you keep the Curse activated, this amount will gradually increase to 20% for Sap curses, and 25% for Leech Curses. Upon deactivation of the Curse, the initial 10% stat decrease will be restored to your opponent. However, any drain exceeding the initial 10% will have to slowly restore as normal. The same concept applies to your own boosted stats when using a Leech Curse.

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