Protect from Missiles
|Protect from Missiles|
|Release date||24 May 2001 (Update)|
|Drain rate||150 points per minute (1 point per 0.4 seconds)|
|Effect||Protection from attacks - 50%. Reduces the duration of the bind from bolas by 25%.|
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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. It also reduces the duration of the bind from bolas from 12 to 9 seconds. 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 charts below.
|Modifier||Type||Damage reduction %||Notes|
|Devotion||Ability||100% (75% in pvp)||Lasts for 10 seconds when activated and can be extended by an additional 10 seconds.|
|Amulet of souls||Item||+10%||Adds an additional +10% damage reduction to any scenario. In most cases this makes Protect/Deflect prayers block 60% damage.|
|Essence of Finality||Item||+10%||Adds an additional +10% damage reduction to any scenario. In most cases this makes Protect/Deflect prayers block 60% damage.|
|Pontifex shadow ring||Item||+10%||Adds an additional +10% damage reduction against Arch-Glacor's basic attacks. Stacks additively with amulet of souls or Essence of Finality.|
|Powder of protection||Item||+10%||Adds an additional +10% damage reduction to any scenario. In most cases this makes protection prayers/curses block 60% damage. Does not stack with amulet of souls or Essence of Finality.|
|Devoted||Perk||100% (75% in PvP)||Has a chance to activate for 3 seconds every time you get hit.|
|Enhanced Devoted||Perk||100% (75% in PvP)||Has a chance to activate for 3 seconds every time you get hit. Greater chance than Devoted.|
|NPC name||Damage reduction %||Notes|
|Arch-Glacor||65%||Protect/Deflect prayers are 65% effective against the Flurry special attack instead of the normal 50%.|
|Balfrug Kreeyath||100%||He is K'ril Tsutsaroth's minion that attacks with Magic.|
|Brutish dinosaur||~72%||Special attack deals melee damage and Protect/Deflect Melee reduces damage by ~72%.|
|Corporeal Beast||25%||Unconfirmed/needs testing|
|Demon boss||0%||Protect/Deflect prayers do not reduce any damage. Additionally, using any prayer increases the damage they deal by 200%.|
|Giant mole||0%||On hard mode, if she attacks a player that is trapped in mud deals around 3,000 melee damage that is not reduced by Protect/Deflect Melee.|
|Kalphite King||Varies||Reduces normal Melee and Ranged attacks by 70%. Reduces double-mage ball Magic attack by 0%. The reduction from the melee "green" attack is much less than 50%, probably 0%.|
|Kerapac||Varies||The more enrage Kerapac gains during the 4th phase of the fight, the less effective your Protect/Deflect prayers are.|
|Legiones||0%||Their lightning area-of-denial attacks deal Magic damage but are not reduced by Protect/Deflect Magic.|
|Memory of Nomad||0%||Gielinor's red bomb attacks deal Magic damage but are not reduced by Protect/Deflect Magic.|
|Nightmare||75%||Special attack deals Ranged damage and Protect/Deflect Missiles reduces damage by 75%.|
|Nodon artificer||0%||Their "Feel the flames..." special attack deals Magic damage but is not reduced by Protect/Deflect Magic.|
|Siege engine||50%||Despite dealing cannonball damage, Protect/Deflect Missiles reduces damage by 50%.|
|Ogre shaman||0%||Interacting with them before completing the Watchtower quest without the magic ogre potion deals Magic damage but is not reduced by Protect/Deflect Magic.|
|Scopulus||>50%||One of the minions spawned at Vorago. Unconfirmed/needs testing|
|Vorago||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]
- 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.