Prayer

Introduction

Prayer is a skill that allows you to devote yourself to the Gods, and in return you gain aid from them whilst in combat. To train Prayer, you must offer bones to the Gods, either by burial or other methods discussed later in this guide. When you activate your Prayer(s) they will slowly drain your Prayer points (Which can be found in the top right corner of your screen next to your mini map and will be indicated by a small Prayer icon.) until it has reached 0. At this point you must recharge your Prayer with a potion or by praying at an altar. Prayer is very useful for combat, with several bosses that heavily rely on protection prayers. With prayers active, it allows you to kill these bosses faster and lessen your chance of death.

Basics

The Prayer menu can be found in the Prayer tab under Powers. The Prayer will be blacked out if you can not use it. It will be in its normal colour if you can use it but has not been activated. When a Prayer is active, it will have a golden outline around the icon, or the prayer icon will appear over your characters head.

Note: Not all prayers will have an icon appear above your character. Some prayers, such as 'Protect Item,' will just be active when used.

An example of a player with a prayer activated.

Recharging Prayer points is absolutely essential. Once activated, a players Prayer point count will start to drop. With more Prayers activated, the faster it will decrease. In order to keep your Prayer(s) active, you must keep your Prayer points restored. You can do that by;

  1. Altars - These will charge all of your prayer for free. They can be found in every church throughout RuneScape. They can also be found by the altar icon of the minimap. Note that they can be built in a player-owned house at a higher level of Construction. Some altars, such as the Zaros Altar, found during the quest 'The Temple at Senntisten,' will not only restore your Prayer points, but also give an additional percentage bonus.
  2. Sulphur Pool - This can be found in Oo'glog. However, to use it the completion of the 'As a First Resort...' quest is required. Clicking the pool recharges your Prayer.
  3. Jangerberries - Jangerberries restore 200 life points as well as 1 prayer point when eaten.
  4. Potions - There are four potions that can be used to heal a players Prayer points. Prayer potions restore 72-317 Prayer points. Super restore potions restore 82-327 prayer points. Super Prayer potions restore 73-416 prayer points. Also, a Prayer renewal potion will slowly generate Prayer points for you over a period of 5 minutes. The amount it restores is based on your Prayer level. Players with 99 Prayer will find that once its effects have worn off, it will have restored 26% more Prayer points than a Super prayer potion. This can be used in conjunction with prayers activated to slow down a players Prayer drain rate.
  5. Dungeoneering Necklaces - With one of the three necklaces obtained as rewards from Dungeoneering, you can recharge Prayer points by burying bones while they are equipped.

Prayers

All players have immediate access to the first Prayer Book.

Prayer Level Effect Drain Rate

Thick Skin
1 Increases Defence by 5% 1 point per 1.2 seconds

Burst of Strength
4 Increases Strength by 5% 1 point per 6 seconds

Clarity of thought
7 Increases Attack by 5% 1 point per 0.6 seconds

Sharp Eye
8 Increases Ranged by 5% 1 point per 1.2 seconds

Unstoppable Force
8 Increases Ranged strength by 5% 1 point per 0.6 seconds

Mystic Will
9 Increases Magic by 5% 1 point per 1.2 seconds

Charge
9 Increases Magic strength by 5% 1 point per 0.6 seconds

Rock Skin
10 Increases Defence by 10% 1 point per 0.6 seconds

Superhuman Strength
13 Increases Defence by 10% 1 point per 0.6 seconds

Improved Reflexes
16 Increases Attack by 10% 1 point per 1.2 seconds

Rapid Restore
19 Doubles the stat restore rates (Excludes Lifepoints, Prayer, and Summoning) 1 point per 3.6 seconds

Rapid Heal
22 Doubles Lifepoint restore rate 1 point per 1.8 seconds

Protect Item
25 Keep an additional item on death. 1 point per 1.8 seconds

Hawk Eye
26 Increases Ranged by 10% 1 point per 1.2 seconds

Unrelenting Force
26 Increases Ranged strength by 10% 1 point per 0.8 seconds

Mystic Lore
27 Increases Magic by 10% 1 point per 0.6 seconds

Super Charge
27 Increases Magic strength by 10% 1 point per 0.8 seconds

Steel Skin
28 Increases Defence by 15% 1 point per 0.3 seconds

Ultimate Strength
31 Increases Strength by 15% 1 point per 0.3 seconds

Incredible Reflexes
34 Increases Attack by 15% 1 point per 0.6 seconds

Protect from Magic
37 Grants a 50% damage reduction from Magic attacks 1 point per 0.3 seconds

Protect from Missiles
40 Grants a 50% damage reduction from Ranged attacks. 1 point per 0.3 seconds

Protect from Melee
43 Grants a 50% damage reduction from Melee attacks 1 point per 0.3 seconds

Eagle Eye
44 Increases Ranged by 15% 1 point per 0.6 seconds

Overpowering Force
44 Increases Ranged strength by 15% 1 point per 1.6 seconds

Mystic Might
45 Increases Magic by 15% 1 point per 0.3 seconds

Overcharge
45 Increases Magic strength by 15% 1 point per 1.6 seconds

Retribution
46 Inflicts damage up to 250% of your Prayer level to all enemies within a 3x3 radius on death. 1 point per 1.2 seconds

Redemption
49 Heals a player by 250% of their Prayer level if your Constitution falls below 10%.
All remaining points are drained when this prayer takes effect.
1 point per 0.6 seconds

Smite
52 1/4 of damage dealt, is removed from opponents Prayer. 1 point per 0.2 seconds

Chivalry
60 +20% Defence, +18% Strength, +15% Attack 1 point per 0.4 seconds

Rapid Renewal
65 Restores life points at 5x the normal rate. (Dungeoneering reward) 1 point per 0.24 seconds

Piety
70 +25% Defence, +23% Strength, +20% Attack 1 point per 0.15 seconds

Rigour
74 Increases your Ranged attack by 20% and Ranged defence by 25% (Dungeoneering reward) 1 point per 0.2 seconds

Augury
77 Increases your Magic attack by 20% and Magic defence by 25% (Dungeoneering reward) 1 point per 0.3 seconds

It should be noted that some of the listed prayers "upgrade." For example, 'Thick Skin' is available at level 1. However, upon reaching level 10, the Prayer upgrades and the icon changes to that of 'Rock Skin,' replacing the weaker version of the Prayer.

Ancient Curses

Curses are only accessible to members and require the completion of the quest 'The Temple at Senntisten'

Prayer Level Effect Drain Rate

Protect Item
50 Keep an additional item on death. 1 point per 1.8 seconds

Sap Warrior
50 Drains enemy Attack rating. Increases over time. 1 point per 0.6 seconds

Sap Ranger
52 Drains enemy Ranged attack rating. Increases over time. 1 point per 0.6 seconds

Sap Range Strength
53 Drains enemy Ranged strength. Increases over time. 1 point per 0.6 seconds

Sap Mage
54 Drains enemy Magic raiting. Increases over time. 1 point per 0.6 seconds

Sap Magic Strength
55 Drains enemy Magic strength. Increases over time. 1 point per 0.6 seconds

Sap Spirit
56 Drains enemy adrenaline. 10% every few hits. 1 point per 0.6 seconds

Sap Defence
57 Drains enemy Defence rating. Increases over time. 1 point per 0.6 seconds

Sap Strength
58 Drains enemy Strength rating. Increases over time. 1 point per 0.6 seconds

Berserker
59 Boosted combat stats last 15% longer. 1 point per 1.2 seconds

Deflect Summoning
62 Reduced damage from summoning scrolls.
Prevents usage of summoning special attacks and deflects damage back at attacker.
1 point per 0.4 seconds

Deflect Magic
65 Reduces all Mage attacks receive by 50% and can deflect some of the damage back onto the attacker. 1 point per 0.4 seconds

Deflect Missiles
68 Reduces all Ranged attacks received by 50% and can deflect some of the damage back onto the attacker. 1 point per 0.4 seconds

Deflect Melee
71 Reduces all Melee attacks received by 50% and can deflect some of the damage back onto the attacker. 1 point per 0.4 seconds

Leech Attack
74 Steal some of your opponents Attack rating. Increases over time. 1 point per 0.3 seconds

Leech Ranged
76 Steal some of your opponents Ranged attack rating. Increases over time. 1 point per 0.3 seconds

Leech Range Strength
77 Steal some of your opponents Ranged strength rating. Increases over time. 1 point per 0.3 seconds

Leech Magic
78 Steal some of your opponents Magic attack rating. Increases over time. 1 point per 0.3 seconds

Leech Magic Strength
79 Steal some of your opponents Magic strength rating. Increases over time. 1 point per 0.3 seconds

Leech Defence
80 Steal some of your opponents Defence raiting. Increases over time. 1 point per 0.3 seconds

Leech Strength
82 Steal some of your opponents Strength rating. Increases over time. 1 point per 0.3 seconds

Leech Energy
84 Drains your opponents Run Energy and restores it to yours. 10% every few hits. 1 point per 0.3 seconds

Leech Adrenaline
86 Drains your opponents Adrenaline and restores it to yours. 10% every few hits. 1 point per 0.3 seconds

Wrath
89 Inflicts damage up to 250% of your Prayer level to all enemies within a 5x5 radius on death. 1 point per 0.3 seconds

Soul Split
92 Both heals you and drains opponents Prayer Points by 10% of damage dealt. 1 point per 0.2 seconds

Turmoil
95 Steals a fixed amount of Melee attack, atrength, and defence rating from your opponent. Increases over time. 1 point per 0.2 seconds

Anguish
95 Steals a fixed amount of Ranged attack, strength, and defence rating from your opponent. Increases over time. 1 point per 0.2 seconds

Torment
95 Steals a fixed amount of Mage attack, strength, and defence rating from your opponent. Increases over time. 1 point per 0.2 seconds

Prayer Enhancements

Certain objects will have a Prayer bonus assigned to them, and can reduce the rate that your Prayer points drain. You can view your Prayer bonus by clicking the "Show Equipment Stats" on the "Worn Equipment" interface. It will be displayed here:

The higher your Prayer bonus, the slower your Prayer points will drain. You can see if an item has a Prayer bonus by hovering over the item or by simply equipping the item and checking to see if your overall Prayer bonus, found in your "Worn Equipment" interface, has raised. Here is a table listing some of the highest Prayer bonuses for each equipment slot.

Item Slot Prayer bonus

Proselyte sallet
Head +4

Holy/Unholy symbol
Neck +8

Red/Blue Cape
(Soul Wars)
Cape +6

Proselyte hauberk
Chest +8

Proselyte tasset
Legs +5

Dragon rider gloves
Glove +2

Dragon rider boots
Boots +2

Falador Shield

3-4
Shield +5

Explorer's Ring

1, 2, 3, 4
Ring +5

Armadyl/Bandos
Saradomin/Zamorak
Godswords
Weapon +8
Highest possible Prayer bonus: +47 (+62 with a Halo *)

* Halos are a reward from Castle Wars and require 300 Castle Wars tickets (gold) each to purchase. While the Halos themselves don't actually have a Prayer bonus, they reduce the drain rate of some stat-boosting Prayers; which would be equivalent to an additional +15 Prayer bonus.

Disclaimer: The highest Prayer bonus possible includes some items which are not listed in the table above. Currently the Dragon Rider armour provides the highest bonus out of any items.

Other Enhancements

Aura Effect Duration Cooldown Cost

Salvation/Corruption/Harmony
1% Bonus Prayer exp.
Recovers 2% of max Prayer Points for every 500 Prayer exp.
1 Hour 3 Hours 5,000 points

(Greater) Salvation/Corruption/Harmony
1.5% Bonus Prayer exp.
Recovers 5% of max Prayer Points for every 500 Prayer exp.
1 Hour 3 Hours 12,000 points

(Master) Salvation/Corruption/Harmony
2% Bonus Prayer exp.
Recovers 7% of max Prayer Points for every 500 Prayer exp.
1 Hour 3 Hours 30,500 points

(Supreme) Salvation/Corruption/Harmony
2.5% Bonus Prayer exp.
Recovers 10% of max Prayer Points for every 500 Prayer exp.
1 Hour 3 Hours 63,500 points

Reverence
3% Extra restoration from each dose from Prayer Potions.
Slows drain rate by 3%
1 Hour 3 Hours 5,000 points

Greater reverence
5% Extra restoration from each dose from Prayer Potions.
Slows drain rate by 5%
1 Hour 3 Hours 16,000 points

Master reverence
7% Extra restoration from each dose from Prayer Potions.
Slows drain rate by 7%
1 Hour 3 Hours 36,500 points

Supreme reverence
10% Extra restoration from each dose from Prayer Potions.
Slows drain rate by 10%
1 Hour 3 Hours 57,500 points

Holy Wrench *
While in your inventory, increased Prayer Point restoration from all Prayer Potions.
(Based on level. Does stack with Reverence and Sanfrew Serum)
Infinite
(Must be in your inventory)
None Quest Reward
Rum Deal

* Is not an Aura

Auras are for members only and are equipped in the 'Aura Slot.' Each month, a player acquires a certain amount of "Loyalty Points." These Loyalty Points increase per month the longer a player is a member, until finally maxing out at 15,000 points per month after 1 year recurring membership.

The Monastery

At 31 Prayer, players are able to enter the Monastery. This is located just west of Edgeville, and is a teleport option on the Combat bracelet. On the top floor of it there is an altar which gives + 20 Prayer points, as well as the bearer of the Prayer Skillcape, Brother Jered. He will sell this to players with level 99 Prayer for 99,000 coins, and will offer to enchant any Unblessed symbols that a player has.

The Ectofuntus

The Ectofuntus is a Prayer training facility that can be found just north of Port Phasmatys, and can be accessed after the completion of the Ghosts Ahoy quest. When training Prayer here, you will receive 3.5x the amount of experience for burying bones. A complete guide to Ectofuntus training can be found here.

Pyre ships

If you have completed the Barbarian Training then you will have learnt how to make pyre ships. When you make a pyre ship, the next few bones you bury will give 3x the experience for burying them. The type of logs you make the pyre ship out of will effect the amount of bones you can bury.

Log Type Number of Bones with 3x Exp

Logs
1

Achey
1

Oak
2

Willow
2

Teak
3

Arctic Pine
3

Maple
3

Mahogany
4

Yew
4

Magic
5

Elder
5

Cremating

After the quest Shades of Mort'ton it's possible to create Shade Remains for an amount of Prayer XP using different pyre logs. If the player uses better logs or a higher tier of Shade Remains the will gain more prayer xp. For more information on how to obtain remains or how to create pyre logs see the Shades of Mort'ton Activity Guide.

Types of Pyre Logs Loar shade Phrin shade Riyl shade Asyn shade Fiyr shade

Pyre logs
25 37.5 Can't be burned with these logs Can't be burned with these logs Can't be burned with these logs

Oak pyre logs
33 45.5 Can't be burned with these logs Can't be burned with these logs Can't be burned with these logs

Willow pyre logs
33.5 46 61 Can't be burned with these logs Can't be burned with these logs

Teak pyre logs
33.7 46.2 61.2 Can't be burned with these logs Can't be burned with these logs

Arctic pyre logs
33.9 46.4 61.4 Can't be burned with these logs Can't be burned with these logs

Maple pyre logs
34 46.5 61.5 Can't be burned with these logs Can't be burned with these logs

Mahogany pyre logs
34.3 46.8 61.8 Can't be burned with these logs Can't be burned with these logs

Eucalyptus pyre logs
34.4 46.9 61.9 79.4 Can't be burned with these logs

Yew pyre logs
34.5 47 62 79.5 Can't be burned with these logs

Magic pyre logs
35 47.5 62.5 80 100

Elder pyre logs
36 48.5 63 81 101

After the quest Legacy of Seergaze the player is also able to cremate Vyre Corpses using the pyre logs. The Prayer XP obtained from this is not dependant on the type of logs used and is always 79 XP per corpse. For more information see the section about Vyre Cremating in the Shades of Mort'ton Activity Guide by clicking Here.

Player Owned House - Altars

Altars constructed in a Player Owned House are regarded as the most efficient way to gain Prayer experience. If deciding to train using this method, it is STRONGLY advised to use a Gilded altar with two incense burners lit. Without these two criteria met, the experience gained will not reach maximum potential, and training will not be worth it (If you don't have your own Gilded altar, you can use somebody else's. People commonly host altars on the official world for house parties, 31, at Yanille in the 'Altar' Friends Chat). While yes, it is free to use and is less cost efficient for you, a player may also experience less XP per hour. For example, If you use another players house, you might experience a, usually short, gap in time when only one burner is lit. If you wish to use your own altar, were both burners will remain lit 100% of the time, the following is the method you will need to use:

Inventory

The following inventory is recommended for this type of training:

  • 2 Grimy marrentill (Used to light Incense burners)
  • Teleport to house tablets
  • Bones or Ashes of your choice

Note: If a player wishes to save an inventory space on House tabs, they may also use the Yanille Lodestone teleport as it is a very short distance from the House Portal. It is also recommended to use a Beast of Burden familiar if possible, as this will increase the amount of bones or ashes you can offer to the Gods per hour. If using one, simply fill it with bones or ashes of your choice.

House

To use this method to maximum effect, your house will need to be set up appropriately. Your altar will need to be built in close proximity of the entrance portal for maximum efficiency, and it is recommended to have an Amulet of glory mounted on the wall in close proximity of the altar. (Or another teleport to a bank can be used, such as the Ring of Kinship)

Method

The following cycle explains how to train Prayer using this method:

  1. Withdraw all of the aforementioned items and teleport to your house. If you don't wish to use teleports, have your house at either Taverley or Yanille, as both are in close proximity to a bank.
  2. Run to the room with your altar in and light both incense burners.
  3. Use your bones or ashes on the altar and they will be sent to the Gods.
  4. If you're using a familiar, have your left-click Summoning option set to "Take BoB"; click it when you are running low on bones or ashes.
  5. Once you have finished offering all of your bones or ashes, teleport to a bank using either an Amulet of glory or another teleportation method, and repeat.
A Gilded Altar in World 31.

Experience

There are many types of bones and ashes that can be obtained from different monsters across Runescape. Each has a set amount of experience given when you bury or scatter them. Below, is a table that shows the difference between the normal experience gained, compared to using the bones or ashes on an altar in a player owned house.

Bones/Ashes Normal Experience Altar Experience

Impious ashes
4 14

Bones
4.5 15.75

Wolf Bones
4.5 15.75

Burnt bones
4.5 15.75

Monkey bones
5 17.5

Bat bones
5.3 18.55

Accursed ashes
12.5 43.75

Big bones
15 52.5

Curved bones
15 52.5

Long bone
15 52.5

Jogre bones
15 52.5

Zogre bones
22.5 78.75

Shaikahan bones
25 87.5

Babydragon bones
30 105

Wyvern bones
50 175

Infernal ashes
62.5 218.75

Dragon bones
72 252

Fayrg bones
84 294

Raurg bones
96 336

Dagannoth bones
125 437.5

Airut bones
132.5 463.7

Ourg bones (Zogre)
140 490

Ourg bones
(General Graardor)
140 490

Frost Dragon bones
180 630

Searing ashes
200 700

Corrupted Seren Stone

The elven city of Prifddinas offers a fairly expensive but easy way to train Prayer. This comes in the form of cleansing the Corrupted Seren Stone, the Seren stone can be found in the Hefin section of Prifddinas. To cleanse the Seren stone the player will need to obtain a Cleansing crystal. These can be purchased from Hefin monks, pickpocketed from Hefin workers or obtained by cutting crystal trees using a crystal hatchet. The player is then able to cleanse the Corrupted Seren Stone, if they do this without interruptions they will be able to gain 9,300 Prayer experience per crystal. This amount is increased by 20% if the voice of Seren is active within the Hefin district.

Skill Mastery

Once you have finally reached level 99 in Prayer, you can then travel to the Edgeville Monastery and purchase the Prayer Skillcape from Brother Jared upstairs for 99,000 coins. This will enable you to use a boost that raises your Prayer level to 100 and also allows you to perform the Prayer Skillcape Emote. The cape itself is members only however free players can still perform the emote granted they are wearing the cape.

If Prayer is your first skill to reach level 99, you will be rewarded the Prayer Cape. However, if you have other skills at level 99, you will be awarded the Prayer cape (t). If you have the untrimmed version of the cape and achieve level 99 in another skill, the cape will become trimmed automatically. The only way to keep a copy of the untrimmed cape is to use a Dragon keepsake key from Solomons General Store.

Prayer cape Prayer cape (t) Prayer master cape


Guide Made by: Deathslayer
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