Prayer Skill Guide

Introduction Prayer List Bone Burying Experience Prayer Raising Items - - Robes - - Necklaces - - Maces - - Books Leveling Recommendations Where to Get Bones Zogre Bones Ghasts Cremating Shades Ectofuntus Worship Random Events

Prayer is a secondary combat skill in which you can call on the gods of Runescape to give yourself powers you normally would not have. As your Prayer skill grows higher, you will be able to perform much stronger prayers. The higher Prayer you have the longer your prayers will last. Prayer can be leveled up by burying various types of bones or completing certain quests.

Prayer List
There are many different types of prayers. Below is a table of each prayer and the effect it has when you use it. When using prayers, your Prayer points will be consumed. When you run out of Prayer points you will have to visit an altar to recharge them. Members can also drink Prayer potions to restore prayer.

Level Picture 1 4 7 10 13 16

Prayer Name Thick Skin Burst of Strength Clarity of Thought Rock Skin Superhuman Strength Improved Reflexes

Prayer Effect Increases your defense by 5%. Increases your strength by 5%. Increases your attack by 5%. Increases your defense by 10%. Increases your strength by 10%. Increases your attack by 10%.

19 22 25 28 31 34 37 40 43 46 49 52
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Rapid Restore Rapid Heal Protect Item Steel Skin Ultimate Strength Incredible Reflexes Protection From Magic Protection From Missiles Protection From Melee Retribution Redemption Smite

2x restore rate for stats except prayer/hp. 2x restore rate for Hitpoints. Keep 1 extra item if you die. [Note this WILL NOT protect clue scrolls or essence pouches!] Increases your defense by 15%. Increases your strength by 15%. Increases your attack by 15%. Protects you from magical attacks. Protects you from ranged attacks. Protects you from melee attacks. Inflicts damage to nearby targets if you die. Heals you if your health falls below 10%. 1/4 of damage dealt is also removed from opponent's Prayer.

The Experience Table
There are many different types of bones you can bury in the RuneScape world. Below is a table of different bones that you can bury. Different types of bones give different amounts of experience. Some bones are harder to get than others.


Bone Name Bones Wolf bones Burnt bones Monkey bones Bat bones Big bones Jogre bones

Experience 4.5 4.5 4.5 5 5.25 15 15

Zogre bones Shaikahan bones Babydragon bones Wyvern bones Dragon bones Fayrg bones Raurg bones Dagannoth bones Ourg bones
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22.5 25 30 50 72 87 96 125 140

Prayer-Raising Items
There are many different items that you can wield/wear that will make your prayers last longer. Although there are tons of prayer-boosting items, the best combination is:

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Initiate or Verac's helm Holy or Unholy symbol Monk's Robes top and bottom or Initiate platemail and platelegs Any prayer book The best mace you can wield White boots (White knight armory) White gloves (White knight armory)

Robes Picture Item Name Initiate Helm* Initiate Plate* Initiate Platelegs* Monk's robe (top) Monk's robe (bottom) Shade robe (top) Prayer Bonus +3 +6 +5 +6 +5 +5

Shade robe (bottom) Druid robe (top)* Druid robe (bottom)* Priest robe (top) Priest robe (bottom) Robe of zamorak (top)* Robe of zamorak (bottom)*
* Members-only item

+5 +4 +4 +3 +3 +3 +3

Necklaces Picture Item Name Blessed Holy Symbol Unholy Symbol of Zamorak* Amulet of Glory* Prayer Bonus +8 +8 +3

* Members-only item Note: Those players who have a completed holy or unholy prayer book are able to bless their holy and unholy symbols with the respective prayer books. This action costs one prayer point per symbol.

Maces Picture Item Name Dragon Mace* Rune Mace Adamant Mace Mithril Mace Black Mace Prayer Bonus +5 +4 +3 +3 +2

Steel Mace Iron Mace Bronze Mace
* Members-only item

+2 +1 +1

Prayer books (wield as shield) Picture Item Name Damaged book (Guthix) Completed Book of balance [Torn pages 1, 2, 3, and 4(g) added] also gives +4 to all Attack and Defense stats Damaged book (Saradomin) Completed Holy book [Torn pages 1, 2, 3, and 4(s) added] also gives +8 to all Defense stats Damaged book (Zamorak) Completed Unholy book [Torn pages 1, 2, 3, and 4(z) added] also gives +8 to all Attack stats
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Prayer Bonus




Leveling Recommendations
Now that you know a little bit about the bones, here are some guidelines that may help you decide how to level your prayer.

Prayer Level 1-30 30-40 40+
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What To Kill Any low level creature that drops bones. Anything that drops Big bones Dragons

Recommended Combat Level Any 50+ for Giants 75+ Ogres 65+ for Baby Dragons 80+ for Dragons

Where to get Bones
Now you know the basics or prayer, but you may be asking yourself, "where can I get some of these bones to bury?" Well, you could always buy the bones, but that could really put a hole in your bank. Dragon bones sell for about 3000gp each. Big bones go for about 500gp each. The cheapest way to raise prayer is to just kill monsters for the bones. If the text is red, it means the monster is in a members only area. Boneyard Directly north of Varrock and the wilderness chaos temple is a bone yard streaching nearly the whole width of Varrock, and going from level 25 to 27 wilderness. Since you are in the wilderness, the level 22 skeletons here will be aggressive, no matter your level. The boneyard contains 5 big bone respawns and over 35 regular bone respawns. Recommended items to bring are food 8 lobsters/cakes and a weapon if you must, but you could just pick up the iron scimitar that respawns there also. Don't worry, PKers are rarely found here anyway. Nonmembers can just bury the bones right where the stand, and members can bank them for worshipping Ectofuntus.

Regular Bones Most of the smaller monsters in the RuneScape world drop regular bones. A great spot for raising prayer with regular bones is the Khazard battlefield (members only). There are some monsters that do not drop any bones, however. Some examples include: Spiders, Scorpions, Animated Axes, Earth Warriors, Demons, Ghosts, Otherworldly Beings, Imps, Ice Warriors and some quest monsters. Wolf Bones Wolf Bones are pretty much the same as normal bones. You can bury them for the same amount of experience as a normal bone, or you can use a chisel on them to make some arrow heads. Wolf bones are obtained from killing different types of wolves spread through the runescape world. Wolves can be found at the following places:

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White Wolf (lv25) - Around White Mountain Desert Wolf (lv27) - Al Kharid Desert Area White Wolf Sentry (lv31) - Around White Mountain • Grey Wolf (lv64) - Wilderness level 50-54

Wolf (lv64) - Khazard battlefield, Rellekka, Tree Gnome Village Maze

Burnt Bones

Big Wolf (lv71) - Around White Wolf Mountain

Burnt bones can be found at the Greater Demon hut in the wilderness. They give the same experience as normal bones, but are "burnt". Be careful of Player Killers when gathering these bones. Bat Bones Bat bones are dropped by those pesky flying bats. They give a tiny bit more experience than normal bones. They are recommended for members that have low level prayer. Bats can be found at the following places:

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Giant Bat (lv27) - Giant room in Taverley Dungeon • Giant Bat (lv27) - Outside Keep LeFaye Giant Bat (lv27) - Inside Legend's Guild Dungeon • Giant Bat (lv27) - Coal truck mining area Giant Bat (lv27) - Various other underground caverns

Big Bones

Big Bones are the best bone on F2P. They give 15xp each and are dropped by bigger creatures. There are many monsters that drop big bones. Monsters that drop big bones can be found at the following places: Hill Giant (lv28) - Edgeville dungeon Hill Giant (lv28) - Tree Gnome Village Maze • Moss Giant (lv40) - Varrock Sewers • Moss Giant (lv40) - Wilderness Moss Giant (lv40) - Near Baxtorian Falls, Crandor and Brimhaven • Ogre (lv53) - Ardougne Sewers • Ogre (lv53) - Blood Rune Chest • Jogre (lv53) - Karamja Jungle • Ice Giant (lv54) - Blurite Cave • Ice Giant (lv54) - Wilderness • Ice Giant (lv54) - White Wolf Mountain • Fire Giant (lv86) - Wilderness

Babydragon Bones

Fire Giant (lv86) - Inside Waterfall

Babydragon Bones are dropped by Baby Blue Dragons in the Taverley dungeon. They were one of the most popular and fastest methods for raising prayer. Baby Blue Dragons do not have dragons breath so you do not need an Anti-Fire shield to train on them. Babydragon bones can be obtained at the following places:

Baby blue dragon (lvl 48) - Taverley Dungeon next to Blue Dragons.

Baby red dragon (lvl 65) - Karamja Dragon Dungeon.

• Baby black dragon (lvl 83) - Zanaris Evil Chicken Lair. Note: requires partial completion of the Sir Amik Varze sub-quest in Recipe for Disaster.
Dragon Bones Dragon Bones used to be the highest bone in Runescape. They give 72xp each and are expensive if bought from other people. They are hard to obtain if you are a low level due to Dragons being quite strong. When fighting Dragons, Anti-fire potions or an Anti-fire shield are pretty much required. Dragons can be found at the following places:

• Green dragons (lv79) - Level 13 and 37 Wilderness Blue dragons (lv111) - Taverley dungeon, Hero's Guild basement cage, Ogre cave (Watchtower Quest) • Bronze dragons (lv131) - Karamja Dragon Dungeon • Red dragons (lv152) - Level 39 Wilderness, Karamja Dragon Dungeon • Iron dragons (lv189) - Karamja Dragon Dungeon Black dragons (lv227) - Taverley Dungeon, Wilderness Dungeon at end of Lava Maze • Steel dragons (lv246) - Karamja Dragon Dungeon •
King black dragon (lv279) - Level 41 wilderness

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Zogre Bones
Now about Zogre bones (members only). There are 4 different varieties of Zogre bones, accessible during and after the Zogre Flesh Eater Quest. Zogre bones: 22.5 exp Fayrg bones: 87 exp Raurg bones: 96 exp Ourg bones: 140 exp These bones are obtained by killing the Zombie and Skeleton Ogres, picklocking coffins, or using a key on coffins. Fyrag and above are only available through coffins. You need to be Level 20 Thieving to picklock them, and if you fail, you can lose up to 3 thieving points. Back to Top

In order to kill a Ghast, you must have completed the Nature Spirit Quest, be wielding a Silver sickle(b) (meaning blessed), and carry a filled Druid pouch. Walk next to a Ghast, and if it attacks you, one of the items in your Druid pouch will be used up, and then the Ghast can be attacked. Killing a Ghast provides you with 30 prayer experience. Back to Top

Cremating shade remains

You can cremate shade remains after the Shades of Mort'ton Quest. Here's a brief summary of the prayer experience obtained from burning shade remains. Loar remains: 33 exp Phrin remains: 46.5 exp Riyl remains: 59.5 exp Asyn remains: 82.5 exp Fiyr remains: 100 exp For complete details on shade burning, please see the Mort'ton Shade Burning Special Report. Back to Top

Ectofuntus Worship
The best way to get the most prayer experience from your bones is to worship the Ectofuntus. You get four times (4x) the prayer experience per bone than you would if you had normally buried the bones. To do this, you must have started the Ghosts Ahoy Quest, though having completed the quest and having the Ectophial is a big plus. After you have collected and banked a bunch of bones (Preferably Big Bones or higher), go to Port Phasmatys bank (Wear your ghost speak amulet to make banking faster) and collect 12 pots and 12 bones. Go to the Ectofuntus tower, just north of Port Phasmatys (Using the Ectophial makes this quick and easy, if you have completed Ghosts Ahoy) and go upstairs. Carefully right click on your bones and use it on the bone grinder. If you're not careful, you'll accidently bury the bones instead, getting normal prayer experience. After you put the bones into the bone grinder, click on the bone grinder to wind it, then right click and empty the bone grinder. This will fill up one of your pots with Bonemeal. Once you have all 12 bones ground and in the pots, go back to the bank and grab 12 buckets. Go back to the Ectofuntus tower again and this time go through the trap door to the west of the Ectofuntus. Work your way down to the bottom of the four levels, and fill your 12 buckets with Ectoplasm from the pool at the bottom. When you're done, go back to the main floor. (This would be a good time to use the Ectophial.) Now you should have 12 pots of Bonemeal, and 12 buckets of Ectoplasm in your inventory. Just left click on the Ectofuntus to worship it. Each time you worship the Ectofuntus, one Bonemeal and one Ectoplasm will be used up. You won't be able to worship more than 12 times without collecting the ecto tokens from the Ghost Disciple. Once you are done and have collected your ecto tokens, go back to the bank, deposit the buckets, grab 12 more bones, and repeat the process. Back to Top

Random Events
While burying bones, you may be attacked by a Shade or a Zombie. The level of these monsters varies, depending upon your level. Be prepared!

Misc. Prayer Related Characters

Wise Man in Draynor - For performing tasks for him he will reward you with random amounts of prayer experience.