Protect from Missiles

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A player using Protect from Missiles

Protect from Missiles, more commonly referred to as Protect from Ranged, is accessible at level 40 Prayer.

When used, the player receives a 50% damage reduction from Ranged attacks used by monsters and players. When using Protect from Missiles, it will drain the player's Prayer by 2.5 points per second, which is equal to the rate of Deflect Missiles, the Ancient Curses equivalent. Players with this prayer activated will have an image of an arrow above their character.

Players should note that this prayer can not be used in conjunction with Protect from Melee or Protect from Magic; however, Protect from Summoning can still be used with this prayer.

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 all of Arch-Glacor's attacks. This only requires the ring to be upgraded, it does not require the ring to be worn. 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.

History[edit | edit source]

On RuneScape Classic, this prayer blocks out ranged and magic attacks with 100% effectiveness. As NPCs do not attack with magic or ranged, this prayer is restricted to PvP activities, such as the Wilderness.

Prior to the Evolution of Combat, along with Protect from Melee, Protect from Magic, and their curse counterparts, this prayer blocked 100% of damage from monsters and 40% of damage from players of their respective combat style.

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 10 February 2009 (Update):
    • A bug has been fixed involving combat with NPCs while using prayers and the divine spirit shield. You should no longer lose Prayer points when you negate melee or ranged damage with active protection Prayer effects rather than the shield.