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This article is about the prayer. For other uses, see Smite (disambiguation).
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Smite was the highest level prayer until the July 2007 introduction of Chivalry and Piety. When active, attacking another player will cause 1 of their prayer points to be drained for every 38 damage done. Smite is a popular prayer among player killers because it is used to prevent their opponent from using the Protect Items prayer, as well as protection prayers. Soul Split, a high level ancient curse that requires 92 prayer to use, offers a similar prayer draining ability as well as its widely known life stealing attribute.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 21 September 2015 (Update):
    • Opponent's prayer drain rate when fighting someone in PvP using smite or soulsplit has been adjusted slightly.
  • patch 22 November 2012 (Update):
    • The "Smite" ability has been renamed to "Decimate" to avoid confusion with the "Smite" prayer.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In 2011 the info was changed around the time of the Wilderness Referendum when the mouse is hovering over the prayer, it now reads, "Opponent's Prayer stat is drained according to how much damage is done" instead of "1/4 of damage done is removed from opponent's prayer".