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A detailed image of the Prayer icon
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Prayer level up (1-49)

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Prayer level up (50-99)

A player activating a prayer for use in combat.
The standard prayer book

Prayer is a combat skill that grants the player specialised buffs in combat and skilling by evoking the power of the dead. All players start with limited access to the Prayer skill and gain more access as their Prayer level increases. As players traverse the land and complete many adventures, they find themselves presented with the opportunity to gain the prayers and blessings from various schools of thought represented by different gods. Some of the strongest prayers are only available after doing certain members' quests or activities. Prayer is currently one of the quickest skills to achieve skill mastery in, as it is possible to reach level 99 in just a few days using the appropriate bones and methods; however, quickly training prayer tends to be expensive compared to other skills.

Prayer is classified as a combat skill and is factored into the combat level formula. Therefore, levelling up in Prayer will contribute towards increasing a player's combat level.

Initially, it was believed that prayers are aligned specifically with Saradomin, and there are those on Gielinor who believed that prayers are a response from Saradomin. As Zamorak claimed in a God Letter,[1] the God of Order deals with prayers, "so when you give dead creatures / people an honourable burial in his name it makes him pay closer attention to you, and help you out in little ways that Guthix won't notice."

However, Necrovarus' notes states that this is factually incorrect, although it is nevertheless believed by many on Gielinor. The notes state that prayer is actually energy harnessed from the dead by giving them a proper burial. Indeed, Yauchomi, the former Lumbridge Prayer Tutor, also stated that burying bones raised the player's Prayer level by increasing their "holy energies". The actual connection between Prayer and the gods of Gielinor, including Saradomin as well as others such as Zaros and Seren, is that the unique energy obtained by giving the dead a proper burial could be channelled into receiving certain boons or curses, which may be aligned with a particular god.

Prayer, unlike most skills that are directly related to their name, cannot be trained just through the act of "praying". In fact, Prayer almost completely relies on destroying remains, such as by scattering demonic ashes or burying bones to gain experience.

History and origins[edit | edit source]

Prayer is one of the oldest skills in the game, dating back to early RuneScape Classic. As with good and evil Magic, it had two facets: PrayGood and PrayEvil. Earlier than this, Prayer was known as Necromancy - the name change was probably because Necromancy was the moniker given to the Magic Class (back when the game had classes).[source needed]

Prayer was the last of the original skills in which players were able to reach the maximum skill level of 99. Before any of the "prayers" were made available (the current motive for training this skill), players could still gain Prayer levels through burying bones and completing The Restless Ghost. While Prayer did not have any uses, it existed in the Good Magic and Evil Magic skills simply as a "moral compass" of sorts. Although superficially burying bones may not seem to have much to do with Prayer, it has been said in Postbag from the Hedge that although Saradomin condemns violence, he does like the player to bury the body honourably. In the God Letters, Guthix himself commented:

Saradomin has a great pride upon himself, and his time is mostly spent with listening to the songs of his glories from the religious and the offerings of bones made to him by those seeking to gain his favour through prayers.
God Letters Issue 13: Guthix Maintains

These, and Zamorak's statement above, would appear to align with the widespread belief that prayer is associated specifically with Saradomin, and many on Gielinor actually believed that prayer is a response from Saradomin in return for offering of bones. However, as stated in Necrovarus' notes, prayer actually draws its power on the souls of the dead. By giving them a proper burial, they emit a unique energy that can be channelled by skilled individuals to gain boons or curses, which are taught within a school of thought represented by a god.

On 6 September 2011 Prayer points were updated to work in the same way as life points, i.e. the maximum number of Prayer points a player normally has is 10x their Prayer level. The drain rate of Prayer points has been updated to match the change.

On 20 November 2012, the Evolution of Combat update reduced the effect of many prayers. For example, the damage reduction of protection prayers was changed from 100% to 50%. It also nerfed stat-boosting prayers severely. But it did introduce some new prayers for mages and rangers, to make the combat triangle balanced prayer-wise. Melee still appears to be a little better in the original prayers as melee prayers require lower Prayer levels than Magic prayers.

On 25 March 2009, the Prayer icon next to the minimap (Prayer icon.png) (now next to the prayer bar on the action bar) had a function added which expanded on its function as a simple meter. This new function was recognised as "quick prayers". It can now be left-clicked to activate, or deactivate, a group of Prayers preselected by the player simultaneously. You can select which prayers are activated by right-clicking the button and choosing the "Select quick prayers" option. (You can do the same with curses; the option changes to "Select quick curses". Quick curses and quick prayers are saved separately.) Before the addition of this function, players had to, sometimes frantically, locate the Prayer icon and activate them one by one. This new function allows players to place many of the most useful prayers on immediate standby. However, many players use the button simply to turn off Prayers when accessing prayers through its tab, by double left-clicking it to turn off all prayers.

This was the official release of the "quick prayers" function, as provided by Jagex:

The fourth upgrade for this week will save you valuable seconds in times of need. The Prayer button near the minimap has undergone an overhaul so you can now set a Prayer, or group of Prayers, before you go into action, and activate or de-activate it with one click. The button will also indicate the loss of Prayer points by gradually fading out – similar to the behaviour of the life points button. This should help prevent you accidentally running out of Prayer points, and finding yourself suddenly vulnerable to your opponent's attacks.
— Jagex

On 10 July 2017, an update allowed players to add up to 10 presets for quick prayers or curses. Any of the presets can be dragged to the action bar for fast switching. This update also added the ability to name the presets using the names from the bank presets.

Overview of how Prayer works[edit | edit source]

Increasing a player's Prayer level is generally done through various uses of bones or demonic ashes, with non-members limited to burying them (except in Daemonheim, where they can be used on altars). Members have other options that are faster; such as offering bones to the gods at a gilded altar; worshipping at the Ectofuntus; or taking part in activities that award prayer experience such as Soul Wars, Conquest and Pest Control.

To use a prayer, players must click on any prayer available. Prayers that are highlighted with colour can be used by the player, while Prayers unavailable are darkened. When a player clicks on a prayer, a lighted circle will appear around it, indicating that they are using it.

Using a prayer drains the player's Prayer energy at varying speeds, and once this energy is depleted, prayers can no longer be used; therefore, use of any and all prayers is temporary. To slow the rate of drain, players may equip items that add Prayer bonuses, such as a blessed holy symbol or a priest gown, which reduces the drain rate by increasing Prayer bonuses. Increasing Prayer level does not reduce the drain rate of prayers.

Once the player's Prayer points reaches zero, all prayers will deactivate and no prayers will be able to be in use until the player recharges their Prayer points.

Prayer level determines the player's maximum Prayer points: if it's drained due to factors such as a trap in a Clan Battlefield, the maximum amount of Prayer points is reduced accordingly. This can be remedied with the use of a restore potion or super restore.

Prayers[edit | edit source]

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This is the list of all prayers in the game. As a player's Prayer level increases, more of these Prayers will become available for usage.

While members have access to all 30 prayers, free players are only able to access 21, restricted from the last eight along with Protect from Summoning. Prayers can be activated in the Prayer List interface (Prayer-icon.png) Players can also use some prayers at the same time as others, though doing so will compound the drain rate of these prayers. Some prayers cannot be used simultaneously. For example, activating the Smite prayer while the Protect from Melee prayer is active will automatically deactivate Protect from Melee as they are incompatible Prayers.

Some prayers have additional requirements in order to be activated. Chivalry, Piety, Augury and Rigour cannot be used until completing the Knight Waves training ground after the King's Ransom quest. Rapid Renewal cannot be used until the scroll of renewal has been read, which can be purchased from the Marmaros or Wythien for 38,000 Dungeoneering tokens by players with 65 Prayer and 65 Dungeoneering.

Ancient Curses[edit | edit source]

After completing The Temple at Senntisten players gain access to an additional set of prayers called curses, which can be further expanded after completing The Light Within.

A player burying bones into the ground

Free-to-play training[edit | edit source]

Gathering bones[edit | edit source]

There are a number of bone respawn locations:

  • Wilderness Graveyard of Shadows/Forgotten Cemetery (level 16–21): ~10 normal bones respawn
  • Edgeville Dungeon: 7 normal bones respawn
  • Lower level Lumbridge Catacombs in the room full of corpse mages. There is almost always a swarm of botters killing them, with lots of bones lying on the ground.
  • Wilderness Chaos Temple (level 13) 11–15 normal bones respawn
  • Taverley Dungeon blue dragon lair, 5 normal bones respawn
  • Boneyard (previous Clan Wars location) has big bones and normal bones. Extremely good for free-to-play players.

Players may also consider gathering Big bones instead, which give 15 experience instead of the 4.5 experience given by normal bones. Many monsters, such as Hill giants, drop big bones when killed.

If a player has access to Cremation, they can use a bone on a bonfire to gain experience equivalent to 2.5 times that of the same bone when it is simply buried. Players can also use bones on altars in Daemonheim to gain four times the amount of experience.

Members training[edit | edit source]

Popular training methods[edit | edit source]

  • Players can build a gilded altar in their Player-owned house, or use someone else's gilded altar at Taverley on World 31. While both burners are lit, maximum experience is 3.5 times experience per bone or ash offered.
  • The chaos altar in Chaos Temple located in level 12 Wilderness with a risk of player-killers if you opt-in to PVP, or the altar in tier 3 Chapel offers 3.5 times experience as well.
  • The Ectofuntus gives 4 times the normal experience for burying bones and scattering ashes. Players must grind bones on the grinder upstairs and offer them at the Ectofuntus along with buckets of slime in their inventory.
  • The altar in the Chapel in Fort Forinthry gives 250%-350% experience based on the tier, as well as two Chapel Burners that add a chance to save offerings for a time. There is also a bank chest nearby.

Experience boosting equipment[edit | edit source]

First age outfit gives a 1% bonus experience per piece, as well as additional 1% for the complete set (totalling to 6% ). The equipment does not work at the ectofuntus. The Corruption, Harmony, and Salvation auras boost experience by another 1%.

Bones cost analysis[edit | edit source]

Recharging[edit | edit source]

A player recharging Prayer points.

To recharge Prayer points, a player must pray at an altar or drink a potion that restores Prayer points. If a holy wrench is in the player's inventory or pocket slot or if the Reverence aura is activated while drinking a Prayer-restoring potion, additional Prayer points will be restored. Other options include dying or entering one of the many minigames that are PvP related.

Foods that recharge prayer

  • Jangerberries restore 10 Prayer points.
  • Holy biscuits are stackable and restore 10 Prayer points each.
  • Spicy stew with yellow spice can increase Prayer points by 10–60 points, but it may also drain them by the same amount.
  • Cheesecake is available in free-to-play and restores a variable amount of Prayer points depending on the player's Prayer level, up to 49 Prayer points per bite (147 Prayer points for the whole cheesecake) at level 99. There are also vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, lemon, and bacon cheesecakes that restore more Prayer points (up to 99 points per bite with bacon cheesecake and 99 Prayer), but are members-only.
  • Great maki restores 1% prayer every 1.8s for a total of 5% recharge.

Other methods of recharging prayer

The prayer cape's special ability will raise prayer from 990 to 1000.

The Dungeoneering reward items split dragontooth necklace, twisted bird skull necklace, and demon horn necklace recharge Prayer points while burying various types of bones, which can be very useful in combination with the bonecrusher, another Dungeoneering reward item.

The Falador shields, obtainable from the Falador Tasks, can also restore the player's Prayer points, but may only be activated once per day. The ancient mace and superior ancient mace can restore Prayer points using their special attacks. The Saradomin godsword can restore both life and Prayer points using its special attack, while its passive counterpart has a chance to restore life and Prayer points with each hit.

The ancient elven ritual shard can be activated to restore 37.5% of the player's total Prayer points over 30 seconds with a 5-minute cooldown. At level 99 Prayer, it restores 75 Prayer points every 6 seconds for a total of 5 times, giving 375 prayer points per activation.

While wearing full Citharede robes, a player can listen to a musician, restoring 30 Prayer points every game tick, or 150 points every 3 seconds.

Wearing a full set of Penance armour will allow prayer to slowly replenish at a rate of 30 Prayer points every minute.

The Penance aura enables the player to gain Prayer points equal to 5% of any damage they receive. The Corruption, Harmony, and Salvation auras restore Prayer points for every 500 Prayer XP gained.

The Penance blood essence can be used to increase damage taken, and a portion of the extra damage taken will be restored as prayer points.

The Spirit prayer pig's right-click option allows prayer to be restored.

The Ghast (familiar) familiar's special move restores 100 prayer points while costing 20 special move points.

Prayer-restoring potions[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Prayer points need to be rounded down after using the formulas.
  2. ^ If a potion is untradeable the price of the ingredients is used instead.

Prayer bonus[edit | edit source]

This Prayer level is drained by 260 points.

Prayer bonuses can be viewed in the Equipment and Stats window. Here, players can see all their bonuses, including Prayer. Prayer points will drain slower or quicker, depending upon the amount of Prayer bonuses a player has. Players who have a positive Prayer bonus will drain Prayer points slower than usual. The higher the Prayer bonus is, the slower the player's Prayer points will drain when using Prayer.

Each point of Prayer bonus reduces the drain rate by 1% of the regular drain rate of the Prayer(s). A general formula for the time (interval) between dropping Prayer points with a given Prayer bonus is:

Where the drain interval is the number of seconds per point (i.e. 1 point per x seconds).

For example, if a player uses the Protect from Melee prayer with a Prayer bonus of 0, their Prayer points would drain at a rate of 1 point every 0.4 seconds. If that player then equips armour giving a Prayer bonus of +20, the drain rate of this Prayer is slowed to 100 – 20 = 80%, so the drain interval becomes , or 1 point per 0.5 seconds instead of 1 point every 0.4 seconds.

The drain rate can't be reduced further than to one point per six seconds.

You can also use the Prayer Drain Calculator to see your prayer drain rate based on which prayer(s) you have active and what your prayer bonus is.

To generate a Prayer bonus, players must equip certain types of armour, clothing, weapons, and jewellery. See the prayer equipment page for more information.

Prayer bonuses, however, do not help to stave off the side-effects of locations (such as the Barrows crypts and tunnels) and NPCs which drain Prayer.

Prayer flicking[edit | edit source]

The act of prayer flicking is where a player activates a prayer when its effect are needed and turns it off immediately after. If done correctly, this can result in less prayer drain. This can be done with combat prayers, protection prayers, and Soul Split.

Flicking requires constant attention and a lot of practice, but it can be useful where Prayer points need to be conserved, such as in Daemonheim or the TzHaar Fight Cave.

To prayer flick, one must activate and deactivate a prayer so it is active on the needed game tick. If flicking a combat prayer or Soul Split, this is the tick the player attacks; if flicking a protection prayer, this is the tick the opponent's attack reaches the player and deals damage.

Players can access prayers via the prayer book, their action bar, or their Quick Prayers (which can be placed on your action bar). Quick prayers can be used to flick multiple prayers such as Soul Split alongside a combat prayer, as can action bar keybinds.

If flicking protection prayers for monster attacks, the player needs to memorise the monster's attack rate.

Other uses[edit | edit source]

Players with level 70 or greater Prayer may also bless the gravestones of others to increase a gravestone's lifespan, up to 5 minutes.

Players under level 70 Prayer can repair the gravestones of others to return the gravestone's timer back to its original time. For example, a gravestone that lasts for four minutes, when repaired, will return to its time of four minutes.

Players with level 80 or greater Prayer can battle Gregorovic and Telos, the Warden (who also requires 80 Attack, Ranged and Magic).

Special monster behaviours[edit | edit source]

Some monsters use overhead prayers while fighting the player. For more information see this page.

The Black Knight Guardian can regenerate his health if the player has any Prayer points left and is within melee range, while draining the player's Prayer points.

TokTz-Ket-Dill and TokHaar-Ket-Dill are more likely to use their special attack that deals heavy, unblockable damage if the player is using overhead prayers/Curses.

The Hobgoblin Geomancer is more likely to use his prayer-draining special attack if players are using any prayer against him (including non-overhead).

Kal'Ger The Warmonger will use a deadly special attack that reduces your health to 1 if you block his attacks with a prayer/deflect curse 10 times consecutively.

The following monsters are able to recognise overhead prayer and will use alternate styles to counter them when battling.

Level-up table[edit | edit source]

Temporary boosts[edit | edit source]

Level[edit | edit source]

A player's Prayer level can be boosted by stepping on a properly configured powerup tile in a Clan Citadel battlefield. This boost simply boosts a player's temporary level. It does not boost the player's Prayer points above normal while in the battlefield. Like most other temporary boosts, this boost will wear off at the standard rate. This Prayer boost does not allow a player to use prayers that are above their base level. Prayer level can also be boosted by an Advanced pulse core.

Points[edit | edit source]

Prayer points can be boosted above the normal maximum (Prayer level x 10). Boosting Prayer points does Not enable a player to use prayers above their original Prayer level.

The following allow a boost to maximum Prayer points:

Cape of Accomplishment[edit | edit source]

For players with level 99 Prayer, a Prayer cape can be bought from Brother Jered at the Edgeville Monastery. The cape costs 99,000 coins, like all other Capes of Achievement. If Prayer is a player's only mastered skill, they will have an untrimmed cape. If the player has 99 in any other skill, it will sport a yellow-gold trim. The Prayer cape's perk provides the effect of having two lit incense burners at all times when offering bones on an altar in a player-owned house, and also acts like a first age cape if the player owns one.

Skilling pet (Ghostly)[edit | edit source]

Ghostly chathead.png

Like all skills, there is a skilling pet obtainable from training this skill. For Prayer, the pet is called Ghostly.

Quests with a Prayer requirement[edit | edit source]

Quests for Prayer experience[edit | edit source]

Quest Members Experience
Other requirements
Eye for an Eye (miniquest) 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 (miniquest) P2P icon.png 5,000 50 Prayer 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 (miniquest) P2P icon.png 10,000 42 Prayer 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 (miniquest) 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

Achievements[edit | edit source]

  • Bury All (RuneScore.png 20) – Manually bury or scatter each of the listed bones and ashes.
  • Curses! (RuneScore.png 10) – Unlock the ancient curses by reading the ancient hymnal given to you by Azzanadra.

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included—see here for how to help out!
  • patch 18 September 2023 (Update):
    • Skill guide entries for Necromancy prayers were updated - Hand of Judgement and Decay prayers no longer say they require level 10 in Necromancy.
  • patch 24 October 2022 (Update):
    • Mobile: The gold highlight around the Prayer icon at the bottom of the screen disappears when prayers are off.
  • patch 7 June 2021 (Update):
    • Quick Prayers/Curses: Fixed an issue that prevents the 'Selected' highlight from disappearing when de-selecting a Quick Prayer.
  • patch 29 March 2021 (Update):
    • The Quick Prayer menu will now show available presets more consistently.
  • patch 6 July 2020 (Update):
    • Fixed an issue where the Quick Prayers would not update correctly after long pressing the Prayer Globe.
  • patch 15 June 2020 (Update):
    • Protection prayers now have descriptions that match the effect they have when used by NPCs.
  • patch 8 June 2020 (Update):
    • Fixed an issue causing duplicate Prayer icons on altars in Daemonheim.
  • patch 9 December 2019 (Update):
    • Fixed an issue that was causing certain prayer abilities to display the incorrect prayer when added to the action bar on mobile.
  • patch 23 September 2019 (Update):
    • The Prayer Filter now stays activated when logging out then back into the game.
    • Information about activating quick prayers in EoC mode has been updated.
  • patch 2 September 2019 (Update):
    • RuneScape Mobile:
      • Few bug fixes to quick prayers.
  • patch 28 August 2018 (Update):
    • Fixed a typo 'prayer prayer' when activating curses quick prayer when on standard prayer book.
  • ninja 6 August 2018 (Update):
    • We've made code optimisations to the Prayer skill, including the way they work.
  • patch 23 April 2018 (Update):
    • The animation which plays whilst praying will now be cancelled if the player moves.
  • patch 4 December 2017 (Update):
    • Prayer drain is now displayed as a status effect. This will show the amount of prayer points being lost per game cycle, this will also scale with equipped Prayer bonus equipment (Note: The number is rounded down, so 1.8 will display as 1 for example).
  • ninja 17 July 2017 (Update):
    • Specific quick prayer presets can now be assigned to a direct left-click option or a last used left-click option through the Preset Settings cog in the Quick Interface menu.
    • It is now possible to rename quick prayer presets after they have been created.
  • ninja 10 July 2017 (Update):
    • Players can now have multiple Quick Prayer presets, up to a maximum of 10, and they can all be drag and dropped onto the action bar.
  • ninja 16 January 2017 (Update):
    • Clicking prayers while in the Quick Prayers selection window will no longer activate them.
  • patch 9 May 2016 (Update):
    • Switching from a members’ world to a F2P world will now change players to the standard prayer book. When switching back to members’ worlds, the previous settings will be restored.
  • patch 4 April 2016 (Update):
    • Defence boosting prayers once again work in PvM situations.
  • patch 7 March 2016 (Update):
    • The visual effects for the light form and dark form curses now clear correctly when switching prayer books.
  • patch 30 March 2015 (Update):
    • There is no longer a delay when activating prayers.
  • patch 5 January 2015 (Update):
    • Gaining level 75 in the relevant skills for Plagues' End is now mentioned in the skill advance messages.
  • patch 21 January 2014 (Update):
    • The quick prayer interface has been fixed for players using the OpenGL toolkit.
  • hotfix 17 December 2013 (Update):
    • Prevented another disconnect issue relating to using Prayers.
  • patch 13 August 2013 (Update):
    • The Prayer abilities window will no longer switch between "Curses" and "Prayers" constantly.
    • NPCs that use overhead Prayer / Curse icons have now been reworked.
    • Activating a prayer in the middle of a Home Teleport will now cancel the teleport.
  • patch 4 December 2012 (Update):
    • The Penance set now restores the correct amount of prayer points per minute.
    • Twisted bird skull and demon horn necklace now restores the correct amount of prayer points.
    • When you gain a level in Prayer your prayer points are now increased correctly.
  • patch 28 November 2012 (Update):
    • Prayer potions and flasks now restore the correct amount of prayer points.
    • The Ghast scroll (Ghastly Request) will now restore 100 prayer points.
  • patch 22 November 2012 (Update):
    • Prayer potions and Prayer flasks now restore the same amount of Prayer points per sip.
  • patch 21 September 2011 (Update):
    • Fewer messages are given when a Prayer Renew timer is running, and all messages are now added to the spam filter.
  • patch 6 September 2011 (Update):
    • Prayer points are now 10 times the Prayer level, to match life points.
  • patch 1 September 2010 (Update):
    • Added info about the Rigour prayer to the skill guides and to level-up messages.
  • patch 5 July 2010 (Update):
    • Boosted prayer is now capped to a maximum of 2 above your base level, when switching between member and free worlds.
  • patch 11 January 2010 (Update):
    • Added a sound to accompany the "You already have full Prayer Points" message and the Idea emote.
    • Ensured that Prayer is fully restored in safe Clan Wars after curses have been used against you.
    • Fixed a problem where you couldn't use quick prayers to turn on the Protect Item curse and a Leech curse at the same time.
  • patch 13 October 2009 (Update):
    • Improved the Prayer level-up messages to be more informative.
  • patch 9 June 2009 (Update):
    • Ensured the select/deselect text options are correct for the quick prayer interface.
  • patch 17 March 2009 (Update):
    • We have adjusted the message you get when you run out of Prayer Points.
  • update 26 May 2001 (Update):
    • Prayers last 50% longer, before you need to recharge.
  • update 12 June 2001 (Update):
    • Burying bones now gives 50% more experience.
  • update 24 May 2001 (Update):
    • The RuneScape magic system has been massively improved with the addition of lots of new spells. Magic can also now be used during combat! In addition to this there is also a new prayer system which lets you temporarily cast various effects on your character. This means there is now a total of 42 spells and prayers to choose from.
    • Prayer skill released, replacing PrayEvil and PrayGood.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

A picture of the RuneScape Classic stats interface, showing the divided Magic and Prayer skills.
  • Prayer was originally divided into PrayGood and PrayEvil. The two skills were combined into the current Prayer skill on 24 May 2001.
  • In the early days of RuneScape Classic, players who chose to be an adventurer started out with level 3 PrayGood and level 3 PrayEvil.[2]
  • The update that combined the two Prayer skills also combined the two Magic skills, GoodMagic and EvilMagic. Constant effect spells such as thick skin and burst of strength were moved from their original spellbooks into the newly formed Prayer book.
  • Before the Evolution of Combat, each Prayer bonus point slowed the drain rate of prayers by 3.33%.
  • The Prayer icon colour was originally yellow, but Jagex changed the colour on 21 November 2006 when Hunter was released.
  • Most attackable monsters (such as the Kalphite Queen) do not use the power of prayer, but are instead naturally immune to certain types of attacks.
  • The FAQ for The Mighty Fall has implied the existence of Bandosian prayers, which players cannot access.[3]
  • Before the Evolution of Combat, players were capable of using prayers that had become obsolete due to unlocking superior versions of the prayer (such as using Mystic Lore instead of Mystic Might). This is no longer possible, as lower-levelled versions of prayers now automatically become replaced in the Prayer book by their more powerful variants.
  • The current minimum requirement to be ranked (at approximately rank 1,272,396) on the HiScores for Prayer is level 15. As of 25 September 2023, there are 260,839 current members that have achieved level 99 in Prayer. There are 19,312 current members that have achieved level 120 in Prayer.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. "God Letter 15 - Zamorak speaks his mind once more, letter 1" (Archived from the original.) RuneScape God Letters.
  2. ^ Silverion. Classes – starting stats. Tip.It. 15 February 2001. (Archived from the original on 3 March 2001.) "Adventurer: Pray Good/Evil +2"
  3. ^ Mod Matthe. "The Mighty Fall FAQ." 10 June 2014. Recent Game Updates Forums.