Protect from Magic

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A player with Protect from Magic enabled

Protect from Magic is a Prayer accessible at level 37. When used, the player receives a 50% damage reduction from Magic attacks used by monsters and players. Protect from Magic drains prayer points by 2.5 points per second which is equal to Deflect Magic, the Ancient Curse. Players using this prayer have an image of an unknown magical spell overhead.

It also reduces the effect of curse spells by 50%; for instance, a 10 second binding spell lasts for 5 seconds, and a 5 minute Teleport Block only lasts for 2.5 minutes. Although, the binding time of Ancient Magicks ice spells is not affected by this prayer; however, the damage is still reduced.

Players should note that Protect from Magic cannot be used in combination with Protect from Melee or Protect from Missiles. However, it can be used with Protect from Summoning.

Uses[edit | edit source]

One use of this prayer is protection against dragonfire from chromatic dragons (but not from celestial dragons or metal dragons). When attacked by a dragon's breath and using this prayer, the chatbox informs the player that "Your prayers help resist some of the dragonfire!" When combined with the effects of an antifire potion, the player will receive two messages, the first being "Your prayers resist some of the dragon fire", the second appearing immediately below reading "Your potion slightly protects you from the heat of the dragon's breath." When used with an anti-dragon shield, the prayer is ignored, and the player will be hit for the same amount of damage if they had been using either the shield or the prayer on its own.

This prayer cannot nullify all forms of magical effects. Iban's attacks, though clearly mystical in nature, still harm players using this prayer. Stealing the Wine of Zamorak with this prayer activated does not prevent players' stats from being considerably reduced, nor is it capable of shielding players from the cursed flames they are struck with when they take the Wine. This prayer cannot negate teleportation spells that NPCs cast on players, nor can it prevent players from using teleportation spells on other players. Malignius Mortifer still easily changes a player into a mushroom, and the magical attacks of the blamish snails of Mort Myre Swamp are also capable of hitting through this prayer.

However, the power of this prayer is sufficient to completely block the attacks of a high-level godly avatar of Bandos, as well as the Magic-based attacks of at least certain deities of the Menaphite pantheon, such as Het, Scabaras, Crondis, and Apmeken. It can also prevent Strongbones from summoning Skoblins, and neutralize his and Redeyes's ability to decrease players' stats.

Exceptions to prayers and curses blocking 50% damage.[edit source]

Protection prayers and curses give 50% damage reduction in most scenarios. However, there are a number of exceptions that are outlined in the chart below.

Modifier Type Damage reduction % Notes
Devotion.png: RS3 Inventory image of DevotionDevotion Ability 100% (75% in pvp) Lasts for 10 seconds when activated and can be extended by an additional 10 seconds.
Amulet of souls.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of soulsAmulet of souls Item +10% Adds an additional +10% damage reduction to any scenario. In most cases this makes protection prayers/curses block 60% damage.
Essence of Finality amulet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Essence of Finality amuletEssence of finality Item +10% Adds an additional +10% damage reduction to any scenario. In most cases this makes protection prayers/curses block 60% damage.
Pontifex Shadow Ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pontifex Shadow RingPontifex Shadow Ring Item +10% Adds an additional +10% damage reduction against all of Arch-Glacor's attacks. Stacks additively with essence of finality/amulet of souls.
Devoted.png: RS3 Inventory image of DevotedDevoted Perk 100% (75% in pvp) Has a chance to activate for 3 seconds every time you get hit.
Enhanced Devoted.png: RS3 Inventory image of Enhanced DevotedEnhanced Devoted Perk 100% (75% in pvp) Has a chance to activate for 3 seconds every time you get hit. Greater chance than Devoted.
Arch-Glacor.png: RS3 Inventory image of Arch-GlacorArch-Glacor NPC 65% Prayers are 65% effective against the flurry special attack instead of the normal 50%.
Balfrug_Kreeyath.png: RS3 Inventory image of Balfrug_KreeyathBalfrug Kreeyath NPC 100% He is K'ril Tsutsaroth's minion that attacks with magic.
Kalphite King.png: RS3 Inventory image of Kalphite KingKalphite King NPC 0% His double-mage ball magic attack.
Kerapac, the bound.png: RS3 Inventory image of Kerapac, the boundKerapac NPC Varies The more enrage Kerapac gains during the 4th phase of the fight, the less effective your protection prayers are.
Legiones.png: RS3 Inventory image of LegionesLegiones NPC 0% Their lightning area-of-denial attacks are not blocked at all by protect/deflect magic.
Raksha, the Shadow Colossus.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raksha, the Shadow ColossusRaksha NPC 60%
Scopulus.png: RS3 Inventory image of ScopulusScopulus NPC >50% One of the minions spawned at Vorago. Unconfirmed/needs testing
TokHaar-Jad.png: RS3 Inventory image of TokHaar-JadTokHaar-Jad NPC 100%
Tormented_demon.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tormented_demonTormented demon NPC 100% Prayers are 100% effective against their melee attacks.
TzTok-Jad.png: RS3 Inventory image of TzTok-JadTzTok-Jad NPC 100%
Vorago.png: RS3 Inventory image of VoragoVorago NPC 30% Testing has confirmed that protection prayers are ~30% effective against blue bombs. Vorago's melee hits might also have abnormal values. Needs testing.

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 15 June 2020 (Update):
    • Protection prayers now have descriptions that match the effect they have when used by NPCs.
  • patch 22 July 2019 (Update):
    • Magic protection prayers and other damage reduction/negation abilities will now work against Muspah's magic attacks.