Pay-to-play Prayer training

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Prayer is a slow and expensive skill to train just by the burial, offering or processing of bones; however, there are other ways to gain Prayer experience - without the use of bones or coins.

Useful equipment and abilities[edit | edit source]

Some Prayer experience boosting items do boost Prayer experience at Player-owned house Altars, but do not boost Prayer experience at the Ectofuntus. This counts for the following:

Prayer specific experience boosts[edit | edit source]

Item Description
First age tiara.png: RS3 Inventory image of First age tiaraFirst age amulet.png: RS3 Inventory image of First age amuletFirst age cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of First age capeFirst age bracelet.png: RS3 Inventory image of First age braceletFirst age ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of First age ring First age outfit Provides a 1% experience boost per worn piece of the outfit. Wearing the full set provides a 6% experience boost.
Corruption aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Corruption auraHarmony aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Harmony auraSalvation aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Salvation aura Corruption aura, Harmony aura, Salvation aura For 60 minutes after activating, any of these auras provides a 1-2.5% Prayer experience boost depending on the aura tier.
Perfect juju prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Inventory image of Perfect juju prayer potion (4) Perfect juju prayer potion Each dose grants a 5% Prayer experience boost when offering bones or ashes at Gilded altars or Chaos Temple, and when using cleansing crystals in the Hefin cathedral.
Brawling gloves (Prayer).png: RS3 Inventory image of Brawling gloves (Prayer) Brawling gloves (prayer) When worn, these gloves provide a 50% Prayer experience boost while outside the Wilderness, increasing up to 300% at level 47 Wilderness (just south of the fence).
Auto-sanctifier.png: RS3 Inventory image of Auto-sanctifier Auto-sanctifier Each auto-sanctifier provides a 350% Prayer experience boost when burying bones or scattering ashes (equal experience to offering at a gilded altar). Each auto-sanctifier has 50 charges.
Dragon Rider amulet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon Rider amulet Dragon Rider amulet When burying (not offering) dragon bones or other dragon-type bones, the wearer receives double Prayer experience.
Bonecrusher.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bonecrusher Bonecrusher When carried in the inventory, pocket slot or toolbelt, bones dropped by monsters will be automatically buried, granting regular Prayer experience (can be configured).
Ectoplasmator.png: RS3 Inventory image of EctoplasmatorAttuned ectoplasmator.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned ectoplasmator (Attuned) Ectoplasmator When carried in the inventory or pocket slot, killing most ghost-like creatures grants varying amounts of Prayer experience.
Impious urn.png: RS3 Inventory image of Impious urnAccursed urn.png: RS3 Inventory image of Accursed urnInfernal urn.png: RS3 Inventory image of Infernal urn Prayer urns When carried in the inventory, these will fill automatically by picking up demonic ashes, providing a 20% bonus on the experience required to fill these.
Powder of burials.png: RS3 Inventory image of Powder of burials Powder of burials When consumed, boosts Prayer experience gained by 250% (350% base experience) when burying bones for 30 minutes.

Generic experience boosts[edit | edit source]

Item Description
Clan avatar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Clan avatar Clan avatar skilling bonus Grants a 3-6% experience boost after activating the skilling bonus at the Avatar Control Stone.
Torstol incense sticks.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torstol incense sticks Torstol incense sticks Each potency level of torstol incense sticks provides a 0.5% base experience boost. The potency level increases every 10 minutes, reaching its maximum at level 4 (+2% to base experience). Overloading consumes 6 sticks, instantly reaching maximum potency.
Wise.png Wise perk Grants a 1-4% experience boost (based on perk rank) while wearing or wielding an item augmented with this perk, up to 50,000 additional experience per day.
Wisdom aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Wisdom aura Wisdom aura This aura increases all experience earned by 2.5% within the activation time of 30 minutes.
Inspire Effort.png: RS3 Inventory image of Inspire EffortInspire Genius.png: RS3 Inventory image of Inspire Genius Inspire Love.png: RS3 Inventory image of Inspire LoveInspire Awe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Inspire Awe Inspire relic powers When harnessed, 2% extra experience is earned when training skills relevant to the specific Inspire relic.
Advanced pulse core.png: RS3 Inventory image of Advanced pulse core Advanced pulse core Advanced pulse cores grant a 50% experience boost, exploding after experience equal to a medium prismatic lamp has been accumulated. After exploding, it provides a 2% (stacking up to 5 times for up to 10%) experience boost for 10 minutes.
Sceptre of enchantment.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sceptre of enchantment Valentine's Slam Using a charge grants the wielder a 4% experience boost for 24 hours. Nearby players receive a 2% experience boost for 2 hours.
raf xp boost scroll.png: RS3 Inventory image of raf xp boost scroll Refer a Friend boost Activating the Refer a Friend scroll grants 10% experience bonus for 7 days.
Yak Track XP Boost (self status).png Yak Track XP Boost Provides a 2-20% experience boost based on Yak Track progression. Only avilable during Yak Track events.

Prayer requirement for combat[edit | edit source]

  • Prayer 95 Prayer is sufficient to unlock all the following Ancient curses:
    • Soul Split.png: RS3 Inventory image of Soul SplitSoul Split - heals a player by 10% of the damage dealt, and lowers the enemy's Prayer points by 1 point for every 68 damage.
    • Turmoil.png: RS3 Inventory image of TurmoilTurmoil - boosts the player's Attack level by 10, melee damage by 10%, and Defence level by 10, and drains them from the opponent.
    • Anguish.png: RS3 Inventory image of AnguishAnguish - boosts the player's Ranged level by 10, Ranged damage by 10%, and Defence level by 10, and drains them from the opponent.
    • Torment.png: RS3 Inventory image of TormentTorment - boosts the player's Magic level by 10, Magic damage by 10%, and Defence level by 10, and drains them from the opponent.
  • Prayer 99 Prayer is only required if you are purchasing a Praesul codex.png: RS3 Inventory image of Praesul codexPraesul codex worth 653,823,191 which unlocks one of these:
    • Malevolence.png: RS3 Inventory image of MalevolenceMalevolence - boosts the player's Attack level by 12, melee damage by 12%, and Defence level by 12, and drains them from the opponent.
    • Desolation.png: RS3 Inventory image of DesolationDesolation - boosts the player's Ranged level by 12, Ranged damage by 12%, and Defence level by 12, and drains them from the opponent.
    • Affliction.png: RS3 Inventory image of AfflictionAffliction -boosts the player's Magic level by 12, Magic damage by 12%, and Defence level by 12, and drains them from the opponent.

Comparison of bones and ashes[edit | edit source]

To see the cost efficiency and GP/XP of bones and ashes, please see Calculator:Prayer/Bones

The table below includes the total cost per type of bone/ash required to get from level 1 to level 95 or level 99, depending on your goal.

Type Method Cost
Normal burial Gilded Altar or
Chaos Altar or
Burial powders
Ectofuntus Cost per bone Total Cost at
Gilded Altar or
Chaos Altar or
Burial powders
Experience multiplier
1 3.5 4 Cost from 1-95 Cost from 1-99
Impious ashes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Impious ashesImpious ashes 4 14 16 4,066 2,547.5M 3,785.6M
Bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of BonesBones 4.5 15.75 18 319 177.7M 264M
Accursed ashes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Accursed ashesAccursed ashes 12.5 43.75 50 5,846 1,172.1M 1,741.7M
Big bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Big bonesBig bones 15 52.5 60 266 44.4M 66M
Baby dragon bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Baby dragon bonesBaby dragon bones 30 105 120 1,575 131.6M 195.5M
Wyvern bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Wyvern bonesWyvern bones 50 175 200 19,886 996.7M 1,481.1M
Infernal ashes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Infernal ashesInfernal ashes 62.5 218.75 250 935 37.5M 55.7M
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon bonesDragon bones 72 252 288 2,247 78.2M 116.2M
Tortured ashes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tortured ashesTortured ashes 90 315 360 3,060 85.2M 126.6M
Dagannoth bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dagannoth bonesDagannoth bones 125 437.5 500 5,870 117.7M 174.9M
Airut bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Airut bonesAirut bones 132.5 463.75 530 7,929 150M 222.9M
Ourg bones (General Graardor).png: RS3 Inventory image of Ourg bones (General Graardor)Ourg bones 140 490 560 8,047 144M 214.1M
Hardened dragon bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Hardened dragon bonesHardened dragon bones 144 504 576 11,973 208.4M 309.6M
Dragonkin bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragonkin bonesDragonkin bones 160 560 640 8,776 137.5M 204.3M
Dinosaur bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dinosaur bonesDinosaur bones 170 595 680 11,456 168.9M 251M
Frost dragon bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Frost dragon bonesFrost dragon bones 180 630 720 26,559 369.8M 549.5M
Reinforced dragon bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Reinforced dragon bonesReinforced dragon bones 190 665 760 29,595 390.4M 580.1M
Searing ashes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Searing ashesSearing ashes 200 700 800 102,533 1,284.8M 1,909.3M

Methods[edit | edit source]

Levels Method Bones per hour Prayer Hourly experience Safe Free
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon bonesDragon bones Dinosaur bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dinosaur bonesDinosaur bones Frost dragon bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Frost dragon bonesFrost dragon bones
1-99 Burial powders

Burying bones at a bank with a Powder of burials active.

Yes check.svg 4,700 1,184,400 2,796,500 2,961,000 Yes check.svg X mark.svg
1-99 Gilded altars at Player-owned house

Offering bones/ashes at an altar at a player-owned house.

Yes check.svg 1,524 384,048 906,780 960,120 Yes check.svg X mark.svg
1-99 Chaos Altar

Offering bones/ashes at the Chaos Altar in the Wilderness.

Yes check.svg 1,600 403,200 952,000 1,008,000 X mark.svg X mark.svg
1-99 Ectofuntus

Offering bones/ashes at the Ectofuntus in Canifis.

X mark.svg 270 77,760 183,600 194,400 Yes check.svg X mark.svg
43-99 Killing Vyres with Sunspear

Active method of training prayer while killing Vyres.

N/A 345,000 with Morytania legs 4
230,000 without Morytania legs 4
Yes check.svg Yes check.svg

Burial powders[edit | edit source]

With the introduction of Powder of burials.png: RS3 Inventory image of Powder of burialsPowder of burials as a reward from Het's Oasis, players can now train Prayer standing at one spot. It is currently the fastest method of Prayer training in the game.

  • Players need to purchase 2 Powder of burials for every hour they want to train (each lasts 30 minutes).
  • After activating a powder, players can now bury any type of bones and gain 350% total experience (3.5x the normal) in line with the Chaos altar and Gilded altars. Scattering ashes does not benefit from Powder of burials.
  • If the bones are added to the secondary action bar and assigned a hotkey, players can bury 4400-4800 bones every 1 hour.
  • It is recommended to train at the World 84 Lumbridge bank or the grand exchange for the free 10% XP gained with pulse cores.
  • Burial powders do NOT stack with the Dragon Rider amulet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon Rider amuletDragon Rider amulet which means player will not get 7x the normal XP using it, instead it will cancel and override the powder's effects.
  • Players can log out at any time, and the powder's countdown timer will pause. Upon logging in, the timer will resume.

Player-owned house[edit | edit source]

Main article: Player-owned house

The official world for Open Gilded Altars is world 31 in Taverly (P2P).

A player using a gilded altar at a player-owned house (POH)

With the release of the player-owned altars, members have the option to build an altar to their respected Gods in their Chapel. This method provides an additional 100% to 250% increase of experience gained depending on the altar, with an additional 50% to 100% increase for lighting one or both burners. Prayer training in this form almost always involves using the highest boost; players gain 350% of normal experience when using a gilded altar with two incense burners lit (or 367.5% with the use of perfect juju prayer potions). If you cannot make a gilded altar yet it is recommended to use someone else's house.

  • When a player offers a type of bone to an altar, all bones of the same type in the player's inventory will automatically be offered.
  • With a Pack Yak and player inventory full and an instant bank teleport, a player can expect to offer about 1,524 bones or ashes an hour.
  • A proficient player can achieve roughly 33 trips per hour (provided that the gilded altar is located immediately adjacent to the house portal), which translates to an hourly experience of approximately 374,220 using dragon bones, 727,650 using ourg bones and 935,550 using frost dragon bones.


Experience by altar type[edit | edit source]

Type Method
Burying Oak altar icon.png
Oak
altar
Teak altar icon.png
Teak
altar
Cloth altar icon.png
Cloth
altar
Mahogany altar icon.png
Mahogany
altar
Limestone altar icon.png
Limestone
altar
Marble altar icon.png
Marble
altar
Gilded altar icon.png
Gilded
altar
Experience multiplier
1 2 2.1 2.25 2.5 2.75 3 3.5
Impious ashes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Impious ashesImpious ashes 4 8 8.4 9 10 11 12 14
Bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of BonesBones 4.5 9 9.45 10.125 11.25 12.375 13.5 15.75
Accursed ashes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Accursed ashesAccursed ashes 12.5 25 26.25 28.125 31.25 34.375 37.5 43.75
Big bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Big bonesBig bones 15 30 31.5 33.75 37.5 41.25 45 52.5
Baby dragon bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Baby dragon bonesBaby dragon bones 30 60 63 67.5 75 82.5 90 105
Wyvern bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Wyvern bonesWyvern bones 50 100 105 112.5 125 137.5 150 175
Infernal ashes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Infernal ashesInfernal ashes 62.5 125 131.25 140.625 156.25 171.875 187.5 218.75
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon bonesDragon bones 72 144 151.2 162 180 198 216 252
Tortured ashes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tortured ashesTortured ashes 90 180 189 202.5 225 247.5 270 315
Dagannoth bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dagannoth bonesDagannoth bones 125 250 262.5 281.25 312.5 343.75 375 437.5
Airut bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Airut bonesAirut bones 132.5 265 278.25 298.125 331.25 364.375 397.5 463.75
Ourg bones (General Graardor).png: RS3 Inventory image of Ourg bones (General Graardor)Ourg bones 140 280 294 315 350 385 420 490
Hardened dragon bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Hardened dragon bonesHardened dragon bones 144 288 302.4 324 360 396 432 504
Dragonkin bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragonkin bonesDragonkin bones 160 320 336 360 400 440 480 560
Dinosaur bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dinosaur bonesDinosaur bones 170 340 357 382.5 425 467.5 510 595
Frost dragon bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Frost dragon bonesFrost dragon bones 180 360 378 405 450 495 540 630
Reinforced dragon bones.png: RS3 Inventory image of Reinforced dragon bonesReinforced dragon bones 190 380 399 427.5 475 522.5 570 665
Searing ashes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Searing ashesSearing ashes 200 400 420 450 500 550 600 700

Time efficiency of bones and ashes[edit | edit source]

Calculations based on using 1,400 bones per hour at a gilded altar with both burners lit.

  • Players who value their time below 1,309,000 per hour should use infernal ashes.
  • Players who value their time between 1,309,000 per hour and 11,265,800 per hour should use ourg bones.
  • Players who value their time between 11,265,800 per hour and 16,038,400 per hour should use dinosaur bones.
  • Players who value their time between 16,038,400 per hour and 37,182,600 per hour should use frost dragon bones.
  • Players who value their time between 37,182,600 per hour and 41,433,000 per hour should use reinforced dragon bones.
  • Players who value their time above 41,433,000 per hour should use searing ashes.

There is currently no range in which any other type of bones or ashes are best to use although this may change and it is recommended to do your own research before deciding which bones to buy.

Please refer to the efficiency article for more information.

Item requirements[edit | edit source]

Items needed for this method:

  • 2 clean marrentill.png: RS3 Inventory image of clean marrentillclean marrentill - Used as incense for lighting the burners (unless a prayer cape is worn).
  • Bones or demonic ashes - to use on the altar.
  • Optional: Harmony aura.png Harmony/Salvation/Corruption Auras - 1%, 1.5%, 2%, 2.5% bonus experience depending on tier. Alternatively, or in sequence, you could also utilise: Wisdom aura, Festive aura, Enlightenment, Desert pantheon aura and Prime aura.
  • Optional: Any pieces of the first age outfit that one may own - Each part gives a 1% experience bonus. Total of 6% bonus if the full outfit is owned.
  • The fastest way is to have runners, players who run to and from a bank to a house, hand you unnoted bones for noted bones, but they wouldn't be providing their services without any compensation so you will need to pay them for their services.

Lighting candles or torches in your altar will not provide any bonuses. Incense burners and marble burners both provide the highest bonus; the more expensive marble burners provide no further reward.

Techniques[edit | edit source]

  • Teleporting to your House:
  • Banking:
  • Beast of burden:
    • It is recommended to maximise the number of bones that you take with you.
    • This can be done by using a Beast of burden, such as a War tortoise or Pack yak.
    • When using a War tortoise, the burning time of the burners just about equals the time to offer all bones.
  • Hosted houses:
    • It is possible to use the gilded altar at another player's house.
    • There are often several players hosting an open altar at Taverley and some may even offer free doses of perfect juju prayer potion, referred to colloquially as "sips".
    • The official world for this is world 31.

Killing Vyres with Sunspear[edit | edit source]

A player killing vyres with a sunspear (standing on the correct square).

Players can train Prayer in combat by killing Vyrelords and Vyreladies in Darkmeyer with an augmented Sunspear.

  • Using this method, players can expect to gain approximately 345,000 Prayer experience per hour with Morytania legs 4 (230,000 Prayer XP an hour without it), in addition to 650,000 experience in their chosen combat style, 217,000 Constitution experience, 240,000 Firemaking experience, 140,000 Farming experience (if using Seedicide), and Invention experience from siphoning.
  • Players should also reap approximately 5,000,000 in profit per hour from the vyres' consistent drops of Herblore ingredients, runes, and alchable Rune items.
  • Though it has relatively high requirements, this method requires little effort for over 1.5 million total experience per hour, can be very lucrative, and saves a large amount of coins that would be required to train Prayer using other methods.

Requirements[edit | edit source]

Method[edit | edit source]

  • Players should stand between the building south of the bank and the tree immediately to its west, one square south of the corner of the nearby path (see image).
  • In this spot, a minimum of 6 vyre spawns are within attack range.
  • As vyres are permanently aggressive towards players who are not wearing a Darkmeyer disguise, players can pay very little attention, only needing to drink potions and drop an item below their character to area loot once every 90 to 120 seconds.
  • Any of Sunspear's combat styles will work - players should use a Revolution ++ bar which includes all AoE abilities for their combat style: Chain, Corruption Blast, Dragon Breath, and Sunshine for Magic, Ricochet, Corruption Shot, and Death's Swiftness for Ranged, and Cleave, Hurricane, Quake, and Meteor Strike for Melee.
  • Players using melee should be especially careful to stand in the correct spot, otherwise the vyres will not walk into melee distance and will drag the player around the area.
  • Players using Magic or Ranged should add the Caroming 3 perk to their Sunspear in order to maximize damage output.

Boosts[edit | edit source]

Chaos Altar[edit | edit source]

Location of the Chaos Altar in the Wilderness.

Double XP Weekends have no effect on this method of training. As of the Wilderness Improvements & Task Set update on August 8th 2016 the chaos altar now gives 350% increase for bones and ashes used on it. This puts it on par with using a Gilded altar with both incense burners lit in a player-owned house. Located in level 12 multi-combat wilderness it is a method that does not come without its risks, the threat of PKers requires one to be alert and paying attention to the screen. It is recommended to bring a one click teleport in order to escape if need be.

Players can use Simon who is just on the other side of the temple walls to bank and restock on bones. Roughly 1,600 bones can be offered an hour without the need of a BoB using this method. This makes it about equal to using a pack yak in a player-owned house. The use of any BoB will make it the fastest training method in the game, aside from using brawler gloves at the mage bank.

Players who have completed the hard Wilderness Tasks will be able to un-note bones from their inventory with Harrison who is located within steps of the Chaos Altar. Doing so will reduce time per run and increase the bones per hour to roughly 2000.

The Chaos Altar only works if you are logged into a members world. If you are logged into a free world, "nothing interesting happens" appears when attempting to offer bones at the altar.

Item requirements[edit | edit source]

Required:

One-click teleport item to panic teleport:

Ectofuntus[edit | edit source]

Main article: Ectofuntus
A player praying to the Ectofuntus.

Another method is to worship at the Ectofuntus, which gives four times the experience of simply burying bones. For example, for every dragon bone used in the 'worship', you receive 288 experience instead of 72. Although the process is slower than burying bones, the experience earned is far better. To make the use of the Ectofuntus most efficiently, it is best to use ashes instead of bones because ashes do not need to be ground.

Compared to using bones on a gilded altar, the Ectofuntus gives ~14% more experience per bone (though aura boosts and sixth age boosts don't work on Ectofuntus, potentially narrowing the gap), but it can be slower. It is considerably more time-consuming (and expensive) to obtain the Construction level necessary to build a gilded altar than it is to access the Ectofuntus for worshipping, although many players allow their gilded altars to be used by other players, notably in the Open Gilded Altars world.

This method requires completion of the Ghosts Ahoy quest for the Ectophial.png: RS3 Inventory image of EctophialEctophial.

Bones method[edit | edit source]

In most cases it is more efficient to use the ashes method instead of the bones method.

Recommendations for the Ectofuntus method:

To use the Ectofuntus to train Prayer, maximise the efficiency of each trip between the bank and the Ectofuntus:

  1. With an empty inventory, teleport to the Ectofuntus using the Ectophial.
  2. Go to the Slime Pool and collect an inventory full of buckets of slime.
  3. Teleport to a bank using the fastest means possible (e.g. TokKul-Zo, War's Retreat teleport, or Burthorpe lodestone).
  4. Deposit all Buckets of Slime into your bank.
  5. Withdraw 13 Buckets of Slime and 13 Bonemeal Pots.
  6. Teleport to the Ectofuntus using the Ectophial.
  7. Worship the Ectofuntus until your inventory is empty.
  8. Repeat steps 2-7 until there is at least as many Buckets of Slime in your bank as there are Bonemeal Pots.
  9. Collect Buckets of Slime and Bonemeal Pots at the bank and then use them at the Ectofuntus, until you have no Buckets of Slime or Bonemeal Pots left.

Ashes method[edit | edit source]

An often overlooked but reasonably efficient prayer training method is to use infernal ashes at the Ectofuntus.

Using ashes instead of bones:

  • Ashes do not need grinding, and thus saving time per trip.
  • An inventory with an Ectophial and 13 ashes will allow the most ashes per trip.
  • Using infernal ashes will give 3,250 XP per trip, while using dragon bones will give 2,592 per trip if you grind the bones at the same time as collecting buckets of slime.

Preparation:

  1. Withdraw 13 ashes and Ectophial.
  2. Teleport to Ectofuntus using Ectophial.
  3. Go down the trapdoor, take the agility shortcut if you can and go to the slimepit.
  4. Collect buckets of slime.

Training:

  1. Teleport to Ectofuntus using Ectophial.
  2. Worship the Ectofuntus.
  3. Go down the trapdoor.
  4. Collect buckets of slime.
  5. Teleport to bank.
  6. Withdraw 13 ashes (use a load-out to save time.)
  7. Repeat.

(The worship-slime-bank trip may seem reverse, but it only needs two teleports per trip.)

Alternative methods[edit | edit source]

The following methods are less effective than the ones above. They are not recommended for training prayer because they are slower, more expensive, impractical or complicated.

Completing quests[edit | edit source]

Quest Members Experience
reward
Prayer
requirement
Other requirements
Eye for an Eye P2P icon.png Medium Prayer XP lamp N/A
One Piercing Note F2P icon.png 250 N/A N/A
The Death of Chivalry F2P icon.png 250 N/A N/A
Rag and Bone Man P2P icon.png 500 N/A N/A
Missing, Presumed Death F2P icon.png 500 N/A N/A
Making History P2P icon.png 1,000 N/A N/A
Recruitment Drive P2P icon.png 1,000 N/A
The Restless Ghost F2P icon.png 1,125 N/A N/A
Priest in Peril F2P icon.png 1,406 N/A N/A
Fur 'n Seek P2P icon.png 1,500 N/A
Mountain Daughter P2P icon.png 2,000 N/A
Land of the Goblins P2P icon.png 2,000 30 Prayer
Ghosts Ahoy P2P icon.png 2,400 N/A
Another Slice of H.A.M. P2P icon.png 3,000 25 Prayer
Rebuilding Edgeville P2P icon.png 5,000 N/A N/A
Spirit of Summer P2P icon.png 5,000 35 Prayer
The Great Brain Robbery P2P icon.png 6,000 50 Prayer
Missing My Mummy P2P icon.png 6,500 35 Prayer
Rum Deal P2P icon.png 7,000 47 Prayer
Dealing with Scabaras P2P icon.png 7,000 N/A
Spirits of the Elid P2P icon.png 8,000 N/A
In Memory of the Myreque P2P icon.png 10,000 N/A N/A
Summer's End P2P icon.png 10,000 55 Prayer
Swan Song P2P icon.png 10,000 N/A
The Temple at Senntisten P2P icon.png 10,000 50 Prayer N/A
Holy Grail P2P icon.png 11,000 N/A
Hopespear's Will P2P icon.png 13,750 40 Prayer N/A
Plague's End P2P icon.png 50,000 75 Prayer
The Light Within P2P icon.png 90,000 80 Prayer
The World Wakes P2P icon.png 250,000 80 Prayer N/A
Total 516,181

Members have the luxury of being able to breeze through the low Prayer levels simply by completing quests.

Low-level quests[edit | edit source]

Some low-level quests that give Prayer experience:

Medium quests[edit | edit source]
High-level quests[edit | edit source]

Adding ashes to incense sticks[edit | edit source]

Adding ashes to incense sticks produces low amounts of Prayer xp and some Firemaking xp. Although not fast, this can be a profitable way of training Prayer, dependent upon grand exchange prices. The profitability of this varies, the grand exchange sale price may not be accurate or you may not be able to sell some items, do not trust the listed profit/cost without double-checking them yourself first.

Level Inputs Outputs Experience Profit/Loss
Firemaking.png Per stick Firemaking.png Per hour[1] Prayer.png Per stick Prayer.png Per hour[1] Total per stick Total per hour[1] Firemaking.png per experience Prayer.png per experience Total per experience Total per hour[1]
1 1x Wooden incense sticks.png Wooden incense sticks
2x Impious ashes.png Impious ashes
1x Impious incense sticks.png Impious incense sticks 16 17,888 8 8,944 24 26,832 −316 −632 −210.67 −5,652,608
20 1x Oak incense sticks.png Oak incense sticks
2x Impious ashes.png Impious ashes
1x Impious oak incense sticks.png Impious oak incense sticks 24 26,832 10 11,180 34 38,012 −313.12 −751.5 −221.03 −8,401,770
30 1x Willow incense sticks.png Willow incense sticks
2x Impious ashes.png Impious ashes
1x Impious willow incense sticks.png Impious willow incense sticks 36 40,248 12 13,416 48 53,664 13.94 41.83 10.46 561,236
40 1x Maple incense sticks.png Maple incense sticks
2x Accursed ashes.png Accursed ashes
1x Accursed maple incense sticks.png Accursed maple incense sticks 54.2 60,595.6 20 22,360 74.2 82,955.6 −120.96 −327.8 −88.36 −7,329,608
48 1x Acadia incense sticks.png Acadia incense sticks
2x Accursed ashes.png Accursed ashes
1x Accursed acadia incense sticks.png Accursed acadia incense sticks 56 62,608 22.5 25,155 78.5 87,763 89.21 222.04 63.64 5,585,528
65 1x Yew incense sticks.png Yew incense sticks
2x Infernal ashes.png Infernal ashes
1x Infernal yew incense sticks.png Infernal yew incense sticks 81 90,558 100 111,800 181 202,358 40 32.4 17.9 3,622,320
75 1x Magic incense sticks.png Magic incense sticks
2x Infernal ashes.png Infernal ashes
1x Infernal magic incense sticks.png Infernal magic incense sticks 121.5 135,837 125 139,750 246.5 275,587 22.1 21.48 10.89 3,001,830
  1. ^ a b c d Assumes 1118 sticks/hour, or a full inventory per 42 seconds (approximately) to craft 13 sticks

Burying bones[edit | edit source]

Collecting bones and burying them for experience is not recommended. A maximum of about 2700 bones can be buried per hour, giving 2/7 the experience they would give if used on a gilded altar. As it is possible to use well over (2/7) * (2700) = 770 bones per hour on a gilded altar, using bones on a gilded altar will give faster experience per hour than burying bones, and cost far less. At this rate it would take around 75–80 hours of this method to obtain 99 Prayer.

With the use of an Auto-sanctifier, one can now achieve the same buff as the gilded altar gives, while still being near a bank.

Urns[edit | edit source]

Main article: Urns

Urns can be a good way to get some additional Prayer experience. Some urns, such as infernal urns, can be used to give extra experience to prayer when killing different types of demons. They gather ashes automatically when having them in your inventory and killing creatures that drop ashes. When full they can be teleported for bonus experience. There is an urn for each type of demonic ashes (impious, accursed and infernal) and each urn can be made with the Crafting skill. Good monsters to kill for ashes are:

The different urns are:

Prayer brawling gloves[edit | edit source]

Main article: Brawling gloves

Prayer brawling gloves are a possible drop from killing revenants, the Chaos Elemental or from the rare drop table. Players using them in the wilderness will gain up to 4x the normal experience, depending on how deep into the Wilderness they are. However, this comes with the risk of dying and losing supplies (and possibly gloves). Theoretically, this would be the fastest method to obtain 99 prayer with a sufficient amount of gloves.

Brawling gloves can also be used outside the wilderness on a normal world to gain 150% experience (1.5x). This stacks with the gilded altar in a player-owned house. Ectofuntus is not affected by any boosts to experience.

Bonecrusher[edit | edit source]

Main article: Bonecrusher

This item automatically transfers dropped bones into prayer experience. Fighting green dragons with a Dragon Rider amulet equipped is a great way to use this item. This results in 144 Prayer experience per kill due to the Dragon Rider amulet's dragon bone experience boosting effect. The bonecrusher can be purchased from the rewards trader for 34,000 Dungeoneering tokens.

Another fairly effective method of getting Prayer experience with the bonecrusher is to use a dwarf multicannon in any area with blue dragons with a Dragon Rider amulet equipped. While this isn't particularly cost effective, it trains Prayer, Ranged and/or Defence at the same time and very quickly.

Alternatively, one may want to use bonecrushers on Slayer tasks, to get a slow but steady flow of experience while also getting combat experience, charms and potentially valuable drops.

There is also an equivalent item for ghost-like creatures called the Ectoplasmator or Attuned ectoplasmator, giving prayer experience upon killing ghastly creatures.

The Auto-sanctifier is an invention device unlocked at 70 invention through the dwarven tech tree. It is a consumable device with 50 charges that increases the Prayer experience gained from burying bones and scattering ashes by 250%, giving the same experience as a gilded altar with both burners lit. Each bone buried or ash scattered consumes one charge. Once all charges are used, the auto-sanctifier is destroyed.

The following table has approximate XP/hr rates.

Monster XP/Hour Additional Info
Frost dragons with a Dragon Rider amulet equipped 300 kills

189,000 with Auto sanctifier

108,000 with Dragon Rider amulet

Each kill with a Dragon Rider amulet equipped rewards 360 Prayer experience, or 630 with an auto sanctifier.
Green/blue dragons with a Dragon Rider amulet equipped 250 kills

63,000 with Auto sanctifier

36,000 with Dragon Rider amulet

Each kill with a Dragon Rider amulet equipped rewards 144 Prayer experience, or 252 with an auto sanctifier.

Blessing spirit shields[edit | edit source]

Main article: Spirit shield

As a last alternative, at level 85 Prayer players can bless spirit shields which gives 1,500 experience per shield. This requires a vial of holy elixir and a plain spirit shield. Provided the player has sufficient money to buy a large amount of shields and elixirs, this is by far the fastest method of training prayer.

Currently, the player gains a profit of 31,777 coins for every blessed spirit shield created. However, both blessed and normal spirit shields have a Grand Exchange buy limit of 1.

Cleansing crystals[edit | edit source]

Main article: Cleansing crystal

With the release of the Hefin Clan in the elf city of Prifddinas, players can go to the Hefin Cathedral and purchase cleansing crystals from one of the Hefin monks inside. Each crystal costs 110,000 coins and will provide 9,800 experience, a cost of 11.22 coins per experience. The use of a Perfect juju prayer potion or a Perfect plus potion rewards an extra 5% experience, and cleansing the crystal during the Hefin voice of Seren grants an additional 20% experience. Unlike with offering bones on a gilded altar or the Ectofuntus, players do not spend time running to and from a bank. Each crystal takes 2 minutes to use up, resulting in up to 294,000 experience per hour without Voice of Seren nor other experience bonuses. This method does work in double xp weekend.

Blessing extra fine sand[edit | edit source]

Main article: Blessed sand

Extra fine sand can be blessed at any Saradominist altar (such as the one in the Lumbridge church) to turn it into blessed sand. Both types of sand stack in the inventory, so no banking is required, and up to 60 sand can be blessed with one click. Each blessing takes 2 ticks (1.2 seconds), or 72 seconds for 60 sand, making this a very low-intensity method of Prayer training. In addition, the cost of blessed sand is often higher than extra fine sand, making this one of the very few methods of prayer training that is cost-neutral or even profitable. The downside is that blessing sand grants only 7 Prayer experience each, or 21,000 per hour, making this method much slower than most others. Blessing extra fine sand requires 20 Prayer.

Timelocked methods[edit | edit source]

Nemi Forest[edit | edit source]

Main article: Nemi Forest

Each day a full run of the Nemi Forest can be done to earn Prayer experience. There is a dedicated Friends Chat.

Skeletal horror[edit | edit source]

Main article: Skeletal horror

This method may be used after completing the second part of the Fur 'n' Seek quest. It involves fighting a reasonably powerful opponent once a week and gaining Prayer experience based on your level in Prayer and some Slayer experience as well. Unfortunately the difficulty of the skeletal horror means that for lower levelled players, the cost in food will be quite high, but for high level players this is a reasonably attractive option for a weekly bonus to your prayer training. The first time the horror is fought, it yields 7,000 Prayer and 10,000 Slayer experience. The skeletal horror can then be fought each week for several thousand Prayer and Slayer experience, with experience rewarded depending on one's levels in those skills.

God Statues[edit | edit source]

Main article: God Statues

Once per month the player can build up to five statues paying tribute to one of five gods at five locations. Building the statue to the god that the locals of that area worship will grant the same experience in Prayer as a medium experience lamp.

Jack of trades[edit | edit source]

Jack of trades is an excellent source of Prayer experience once per day. It gives between 99 and 9703 experience depending on your current level, which can save a significant amount of money compared with the cost of bones or ashes, especially if you are getting the larger amount of XP at higher levels.

Penguin Hide and Seek[edit | edit source]

Main article: Penguin Hide and Seek

Penguins can be spotted for penguin points, which can be exchanged for experience in any skill. Some people choose to use this experience on Prayer as Prayer can be a very expensive skill to train. This method costs nothing and gives a somewhat decent amount of experience. This method gives more experience the higher a player's Prayer level is, which makes it a better option for high level players.