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Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of the Prayer Cape
Table of Contents
1.0 - Introduction

Prayer is a skill that summons the powers of the RuneScape gods to help you in combat. To train this skill, you must pay tribute to the gods by burying bones. The more bones you bury, the higher your Prayer level will become, allowing you to access more powerful prayers to use at your disposal. However, as you use these prayers, your level will slowly drop (for example, 30/40) until it is at zero (0/40). You then cannot use any prayers until you recharge your Prayer using Prayer potions or altars.

A high Prayer level can be very useful in battles, especially in Free worlds where players cannot access restorative potions. If you want to try to take on a high level monster for better drops, Protect from Melee can save your life. Prayer is invaluable in any quest or areas where there are high level monsters that need to be slain. Also, if you want to test out if you can kill a monster, but you want some kind of back-up, Prayer is the answer. If you are having trouble killing it, Prayer can act as your insurance by either helping you do more damage or protect you long enough for you to run away or teleport.

2.0 - Basics of Praying
2.1 - The Prayer Menu

The Prayer menu is located on the right hand side of your screen right beside the Magic menu. The symbol is a small star. When the Prayer window is open, you will see many symbols. Here is how you can tell their status.

Picture Status
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Un-useable Prayer This means this prayer is not available for you to use.
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Useable Prayer You have the ability to use this prayer; however it has not been activated.
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Prayer in Action The prayer has been selected and it is in use.

Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Player Praying at a Altar
2.2 - Recharging Your Prayer Points

When a prayer is turned on, the effect will immediately take place. However, if you leave a prayer activated your level will begin to drop. The higher level the prayer being used, the quicker your Prayer will be reduced. Multiple prayers will also cause a significant increase in Prayer reduction. Once your Prayer points reach 0, you will not be able to use Prayer any longer. You must then recharge you Prayer level. There are a few different methods you can use to do this.

Altars

These will recharge all of your Prayer points. They are located throughout the churches of RuneScape as well as in many other places and are marked by the Zybez RuneScape Help's City Key of an Altar icon on the minimap. To pray at an altar, simply click on it and your Prayer points will be restored. Note: You will also find altars in the player-owned homes of some higher leveled players.

Certain altars will even give you a bonus of extra Prayer points. They are:

  • Monks Altar (20 Extra points) - Top of Monastery
  • Nature Altar (20 Extra points) - Grotto Tree in Filliman Tarlock's Camp, Morytania.
  • Elidinis Altar (20 Extra points, as well as 20 Life points over your maximum level temporarily) - Nardah
  • Zaros Altar (+15% of your Prayer points) - Temple of Senntisten
Sulphur Pool

Along with the completion of the As a First Resort... quest, you'll gain access to a spring called the Sulphur Pool. This pool recharges your Prayer points and gives you a couple extra Prayer levels depending on your current level.

Berries

Jangerberries are the only piece of food that can heal Prayer. They heal 20 Life points and 10 Prayer points.

Potions

Potions can be made by RuneScape members using the Herblore skill.

Picture Name Effect
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Prayer Potion Prayer potion Restores 70-310 of your Prayer points depending on your level
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Super Restore Potion Super restore potion Restores about 40% of your Prayer points and other effects such as restoring your stats if they're lowered.
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Prayer Potion Super prayer potion Restores 70 - 410 of your Prayer points depending on your level
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Prayer Renewal Potion Prayer Renewal Potion* Restore a sizeable sum of prayer points over the course of five minutes.
*Recent Update: Level 94 Herblore is required to make it. As well as a clean fellstalk herb, which can be grown with level 91 farming and a morchella mushroom, which can be grown with level 74 farming. The seeds and spores for fellstalk herbs and morchella mushrooms can be obtained from evil trees; Miscellania kingdom management; traded with other players; or can be found as drops from werewolves, mutated zygomites, ogre chieftains and high-level slayer targets, etc.
3.0 - The Prayers and Drain Rates

When you turn a prayer on, it will start draining your Prayer points until you have zero, and you will have to recharge your points at an altar or by taking a potion. This chart also indicates how fast each will drain your Prayer points. Note that prayers from Retribution and on are members only.

The various prayers will aid you in many different ways, from stat restoring and boosting to damage protection. Here is a complete list of the modern prayers you can perform in RuneScape:

Picture Level Name Effect Drain Rate*
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Thick Skin Prayer 1 Thick Skin Increases your defence by 5% Ten Prayer points every 12 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Burst of Strength Prayer 4 Burst of Strength Increases your strength by 5% Ten Prayer points every 12 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Clarity of Thought Prayer 7 Clarity of Thought Increases your attack by 5% Ten Prayer points every 12 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Sharp Eye Prayer 8 Sharp Eye Increases your range by 5% Ten Prayer points every 12 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Mystic Will Prayer 9 Mystic Will Increases your magic by 5% Ten Prayer points every 12 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Rock Skin Prayer 10 Rock Skin Increases your defence by 10% Ten Prayer points every 6 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Superhuman Strength Prayer 13 Superhuman Strength Increases your strength by 10% Ten Prayer points every 6 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Improved Reflexes Prayer 16 Improved Reflexes Increases your attack by 10% Ten Prayer points every 6 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Rapid Restore Prayer 19 Rapid Restore 2x restore rate for all stats except Life points and Prayer points Ten Prayer points every 36 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Rapid Heal Prayer 22 Rapid Heal 2x restore rate for Life points Ten Prayer points every 18 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Protect Items Prayer 25 Protect Items Keep 1 extra item if you die Ten Prayer points every 18 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Hawk Eye Prayer 26 Hawk Eye Increases your range by 10% Ten Prayer points every 6 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Mystic Lore Prayer 27 Mystic Lore Increases your Magic by 10% Ten Prayer points every 6 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Steel Skin Prayer 28 Steel Skin Increases your defence by 15% Ten Prayer points every 3 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Ultimate Strength Prayer 31 Ultimate Strength Increases your strength by 15% Ten Prayer points every 3 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Incredible Reflexes Prayer 34 Incredible Reflexes Increases your attack by 15% Ten Prayer points every 3 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Protect from Summoning Prayer 35 Protect from Summoning Reduces the damage dealt through Summoning Scrolls and prevents the use of a Familiar's special attack. This is stackable with protect prayers. Ten Prayer points every 3 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Protect from Magic Prayer 37 Protect from Magic Protection from Magical Attacks Ten Prayer points every 3 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Protect from Missiles Prayer 40 Protect from Missiles Protection from Ranged Attacks Ten Prayer points every 3 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Protect from Melee Prayer 43 Protect from Melee Protection from Melee Attacks Ten Prayer points every 3 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Eagle Eye Prayer 44 Eagle Eye Increases your range by 15% Ten Prayer points every 3 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Mystic Might Prayer 45 Mystic Might Increases your mage by 15% Ten Prayer points every 3 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Retribution Prayer 46 Retribution Inflicts damage to nearby targets if you die Ten Prayer points every 12 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Redemption Prayer 49 Redemption Heals you if your health falls below 10% Ten Prayer points every 6 seconds (If used below 10% health, Prayer points completely drains)
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Smite Prayer 52 Smite 1/4 of damage dealt is also removed from the prayer of your opponent Ten Prayer points every 1.8 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Chivalry Prayer 60 Chivalry Increases your Defence by 20%, your Strength by 18% and your Attack by +15%. You must have completed King's Ransom and the training room in Camelot and have 60 Defence. Ten Prayer points every 1.5 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Rapid Renewal Prayer 65 Rapid Renewal Restores life points at 5 times the normal rate. Must be purchased as a reward from Dungeoneering. Ten Prayer points every 3 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Piety Prayer 70 Piety Increases your Defence by 25%, your Strength by 23% and your Attack by 20%. You must have completed King's Ransom and the training room in Camelot and have 70 Defence. Ten Prayer points every 1.5 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Rigour Prayer 74 Rigour Increases your ranged attack by 20% and ranged defence by 25%. Must be purchased as a reward from Dungeoneering. Ten Prayer points every 2 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Augury Prayer 77 Augury Increases your magical attack by 20% and magical defence by 25%. Must be purchased as a reward from Dungeoneering. Ten Prayer points every 1.8 seconds
3.1 - Ancient Curses

After completing The Temple at Senntisten, you will gain access to a new prayer book. Similar to the Ancient Magicks, to activate it, you must pray at the altar in the Senntisten Temple under the Digsite. Doing so will also boost your Prayer by 15%.

Picture Level Name Effect Drain Rate*
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Protect Item Prayer 50 Protect Item Keep 1 extra item if you die Ten Prayer points every 18 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Sap Warrior Prayer 50 Sap Warrior Drains 10% of your opponent's attack, strength, and defence, increasing to 20% over time Ten Prayer points every 2.5 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Sap Ranger Prayer 52 Sap Ranger Drains 10% of your opponent's ranged and defence, increasing to 20% over time Ten Prayer points every 2.5 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Sap Mage Prayer 54 Sap Mage Drains 10% of your opponent's magic and defence, increasing to 20% over time Ten Prayer points every 2.5 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Sap Spirit Prayer 56 Sap Spirit Drains your opponent's special attack energy Ten Prayer points every 2.5 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Berserker Prayer 59 Berserker Boosted stats last 15% longer Ten Prayer points every 18 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Deflect Summoning Prayer 62 Deflect Summoning Blocks damage from familiars and their special attacks, has a chance of deflecting damage back upon the enemy Ten Prayer points every 3 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Deflect Magic Prayer 65 Deflect Magic Blocks magic damage, has a chance of deflecting damage back upon the enemy Ten Prayer points every 3 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Deflect Missiles Prayer 68 Deflect Missiles Blocks ranged damage, has a chance of deflecting damage back upon the enemy Ten Prayer points every 3 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Deflect Melee Prayer 71 Deflect Melee Blocks melee damage, has a chance of deflecting damage back upon the enemy Ten Prayer points every 3 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Leech Attack Prayer 74 Leech Attack Boosts your attack by 5%, increasing to 10% over time. Drains enemy attack by 10%, increasing to 25% over time Ten Prayer points every 3.5 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Leech Ranged Prayer 76 Leech Ranged Boosts your ranged by 5%, increasing to 10% over time. Drains enemy ranged by 10%, increasing to 25% over time Ten Prayer points every 3.5 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Leech Magic Prayer 78 Leech Magic Boosts your magic by 5%, increasing to 10% over time. Drains enemy magic by 10%, increasing to 25% over time Ten Prayer points every 3.5 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Leech Defence Prayer 80 Leech Defence Boosts your defence by 5%, increasing to 10% over time. Drains enemy defence by 10%, increasing to 25% over time Ten Prayer points every 3.5 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Leech Strength Prayer 82 Leech Strength Boosts your strength by 5%, increasing to 10% over time. Drains enemy strength by 10%, increasing to 25% over time Ten Prayer points every 3.5 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Leech Energy Prayer 84 Leech Energy Boosts your run energy, and drains your enemy's run energy by up to 10% Ten Prayer points every 3.3 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Leech Special Attack Prayer 86 Leech Special Attack Boosts your special attack energy, and drains your enemy's special attack energy by up to 10% Ten Prayer points every 4 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Wrath Prayer 89 Wrath If this is active when you die, it deals up to 25% of your prayer level to all nearby enemies. This curse will not hurt other players outside of PvP areas, and it won't hit multiple targets in non-multicombat zones. Ten Prayer points every 10 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Soul Split Prayer 92 Soul Split If this is active when you are fighting another player, they will lose 10 Prayer points (and you will gain 10 life points) for every 50 damage you do to them. This curse is not affected by your victim's protection prayers. Ten Prayer points every 2 seconds
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Turmoil Prayer 95 Turmoil Increases your attack and defence by 15%, plus 15% of your opponents attack and defence, as well as your strength by 23%, plus 10% of your opponent's strength. Note that the attack and defence boosts are limited to 14 levels, and the strength boost is limited to 9. Ten Prayer points every 2.2 seconds
Note: Drain rates were tested at +0 Prayer bonus. The higher the bonus, the slower your Prayer points will drain.
4.0 - Prayer Apparel

When you wear clothing that has Prayer properties, your Prayer equipment bonus will rise. Your Prayer equipment bonus is located in the equipment stat window. The higher your Prayer equipment bonus, the longer it takes for you to run out of Prayer points. This means you will be able to use prayers for longer without having to recharge your Prayer points.

Below is a table that shows the other equipment that gives you a Prayer boost:

Prayer Gear
HeadWhite med helm, White full helm, Armadyl helmet, Initiate sallet, Helm of neitiznot, Verac's helm, Proselyte sallet, Guthix mitre, Seer's headband 3, Saradomin mitre, Zamorak mitre
NeckWitchwood icon, Amulet of power, Amulet of glory, Salve amulet, Berserker necklace, Amulet of Fury, Holy symbol, Unholy symbol, Guthix stole, Saradomin stole, Zamorak stole
ChestWhite chainbody, White platebody, Armadyl chestplate, Bandos chestplate, Dagon'hai robe top, Priest gown, Zamorak top, Druid's robe, Guthix robe top, Saradomin robe top, Zamorak robe top, Shade robe, Verac's brassard, Monk's robe, Initiate platebody, Proselyte hauberk, Elite void knight top
ShieldWhite sq shield, White kiteshield, Spirit shield, Falador shield 1, Blessed spirit shield, Spectral spirit shield, Arcane spirit shield, Elysian spirit shield, Divine spirit shield, Damaged book, Book of balance, Holy book, Unholy book, Broodoo shield, Falador shield 2, Falador shield 3
LegsWhite plateskirt, White platelegs, Armadyl plateskirt, Bandos tassets, Dagon'hai robe bottom, Priest gown, Zamorak bottom, Druid's robe, Shade robe, Guthix robe legs, Saradomin robe legs, Zamorak robe legs, Verac's plateskirt, Monk's robe, Initiate platelegs, Proselyte tasset, Proselyte cuisse, Elite void knight robe
FeetWhite boots, Bandos boots
HandsWhite gloves
RingExplorer's ring 1, Explorer's ring 2, Explorer's ring 3, Explorer's ring 4
CapeArdougne cloak 1, Fire cape, Guthix cloak, Saradomin cloak, Zamorak cloak, Ardougne cloak 2, Prayer cape (t)*, Ardougne cloak 3, Soul wars cape (blue), Soul wars cape (red)
MacesBronze mace, Iron mace, Steel mace, Black mace, White mace, Mithril mace, Adamant mace, Ancient mace, Rune mace, Granite mace, Dragon mace, Corrupt dragon mace, Void knight mace
White weaponsWhite dagger, White sword, White battleaxe, White scimitar, White halberd, White claws, White longsword, White 2h sword, White warhammer, White magic staff
Other weaponsBlack cane, Keris, Saradomin sword, Zamorakian spear, Adamant cane, Rune cane, Ivandis flail, Toktz-mej-tal, Wolfbane, Guthix crozier*, Verac's flail, Bandos godsword*

* = Note that other forms of this item give the same bonuses.

5.0 - Training Prayer

There are a few ways you can get Prayer experience. One of the most popular and cost-effective methods of training prayer is using bones or ashes on a player-owned altar or the Ectofuntus. You can also get prayer experience by killing monsters, picking up their bones or ashes, and then simply burying or scattering them. Another way, exclusive to members, is by burning the remains of Shades. Some quests will reward a player with Prayer experience. One last way, also for members only, is by killing Ghasts.

5.1 - Player-Owned Altars
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Player Owned Altars

With the release of Construction came the ability for players to make special altars where you are able to worship bones and ashes. This practice has been dominating the Ectofuntus technique, as it is much less of a hassle if you have a higher level altar at which to worship. The best location to travel to and from a bank would be Yanille. The bank is just east of the POH portal, making it far easier than having to teleport around when using the Ectofuntus.

There are three types of burners: Regular, Mahogany and Marble. See the Construction guide for information on how to construct them. Dependant on your altar type and the amount of incense burners you have lit, you will be awarded more Prayer experience for the bones you worship. The values shown in the table below are based on using Marble burners, although each of the incense burners give the same bonus. Where it shows "##%" below, simply divide the percentage by 100, then multiply the regular bone experience given by the resulting number. Example: Divide 225% by 100 (or just put a decimal point after the first number) to get 2.25, then multiply that by the regular bone XP to get the XP given when worshipping.

Picture Name No burners lit One burner lit Two burners lit
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of an Oak Altar Oak altar - 150% of XP 200% of XP
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Teak Altar Teak altar 110% of XP 160% of XP 210% of XP
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Cloth Altar Cloth altar 125% of XP 175% of XP 225% of XP
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Mahogany Altar Mahogany altar 150% of XP 200% of XP 250% of XP
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Limestone Altar Limestone altar 175% of XP 225% of XP 275% of XP
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Marble Altar Marble altar 200% of XP 250% of XP 300% of XP
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Gilded Altar Gilded altar 250% of XP 300% of XP 350% of XP

Gilded altars with 2 burners are by far the most effective altars to use because they give the most experience bonus. The amount of experience you would get per bone is as follows:

Picture Name Experience Efficiency (Cost/Exp)*
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Impious ashes Impious Ashes 14 0
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Bones Regular bones 15.75 0
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Accursed ashes Accursed ashes 43.75 0
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Big Bones Big bones 52.5 0
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Zogre Bones Zogre bones 78.75 0
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Baby Dragon Bones Babydragon bones 105 0
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Wyvern Bones Wyvern bones 175 0
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Infernal ashes Infernal ashes 218.75 0
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Dragon Bones Dragon bones 252 0
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Fayrg Bones Fayrg bones 294 0
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Raurg Bones Raurg bones 336 0
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Ourg Bones Ourg bones 490 0
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Frost Dragon Bones Frost dragon bones 630 0

If you have your own gilded altar, it would be best to have 2 Clean marrentill herbs in your inventory, runes for "Teleport to House," a Tinderbox, a Ring of duelling or Amulet of glory equipped, and the rest of your inventory (and an optional Beast of Burden) filled with bones. Simply teleport, light the burners, use all of your bones, bank at Castle Wars, and repeat.

If you do not have your own altar, searching the Runescape Official Events Forum often has offers for "open" altars free for anyone to use. Just make sure that the incense burners are lit or you will miss out on significant experience.

5.2 - Bone Burying and Ash Scattering

When you kill monsters in RuneScape, you will usually get a set of bones or a pile of ashes. To bury bones and scatter ashes you must have picked them up so that they are in your inventory. Then you can either right click on the bones and select "Bury", right click the ashes and select "scatter", or simply left click them.

Different types of bones and ashes give different experience values. Unlike other skills, there is no Prayer requirement for burying different bones or scattering different ashes. Here is a list of all the bones and ashes you can find in RuneScape:

Picture Bone Name Experience Efficiency (Cost/Exp)*
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Impious Ashes Impious ashes 4 0
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Bones Regular bones 4.5 0
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Wolf Bones Wolf bones 4.5 0
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Burnt Bones Burnt bones 4.5 0
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Small Monkey Bones Small monkey bones 5 N/A
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Monkey Bones Monkey bones 5 0
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Bat Bones Bat bones 5.2 0
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Accursed Ashes Accursed ashes 15 0
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Big Bones Big bones 15 0
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Long Bone Long bone1 15 N/A
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Curved Bone Curved bone1 15 N/A
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Jogre Bones Jogre bones 15 0
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Big Monkey Bones Big monkey bones 18 - Monkey guards without beards
20 - Monkey guards with beards
N/A
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Zogre Bones Zogre bones 22.5 0
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Shaikahan Bones Shaikahan bones 25 0
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Baby Dragon Bones Babydragon bones 30 0
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Wyvern Bones Wyvern bones 50 0
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Infernal Ashes Infernal ashes 62.5 0
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Dragon Bones Dragon bones 72 0
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Fayrg Bones Fayrg bones 84 0
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Raurg Bones Raurg bones 96 0
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Dagannoth Bones Dagannoth bones 125 0
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Ourg Bones Ourg bones 140 0
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Frost Dragon Bones Frost dragon bones 180 0


1 :: Long Bones and Curved Bones
Long bones and Curved bones can be obtained by any monster that drops Big bones. If you take these bones to Barlak in Dorgesh-Kaan, he will pay you and give you Construction experience for them if your Construction level is over 30. (1000gp and 1500xp for Long bones, 2000gp and 3000xp for Curved bones)

5.2.1 - Where to Gather Bones
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of the Ectofuntus

If you wish to bypass the extreme cost of buying your own bones, you can save a lot of money, at the cost of even more time, by killing your own monsters. Here are some tips on which NPCs would be most effective depending on your Combat skills.

Combat Levels 3-39

Free Players: The best places for you are "Chicken Coops". Both these places give good prayer XP/hour. The monsters are easy to kill and provide relatively good combat XP up to, and even beyond level 39. Again, do not rely on just training sessions here to gain prayer XP; pick up every bone you see and bury it.
Members: Due to your low combat level, "Chicken Coops" are still the best place to train. However, since you are on a members server you should have less people crowding you so you should gain XP quite a bit faster.

Combat Levels 40-79

Free Players: Although you could still train at Chicken Coops and get relatively good XP, it is recommend to go to the Giant's Cavern which is in the Edgeville Dungeon. Simply kill Hill giants there and bury the Big bones.
Members: Khazard Battlefield is a very good place to train. There are plenty of bones to bury and the Khazard warriors are fairly easy to kill. You could also opt to kill Moss giants northwest of Ardougne, Hill giants in the dungeon west of Varrock, or Baby blue dragons in the Taverley Dungeon.

Combat Levels 80+

Free Players: You should train at the Chaos Temple in the wilderness because there are over ten bone spawns there. Beware of other players that lurk in the wilderness. You should try to bring just 3 items and a some food so that you do not lose anything important.
Members: Here you can continue to fight level 48 Baby blue dragons in the Taverley Dungeon, or you can check out Green dragons in the wilderness which drop plenty of bones; just be careful of pkers. You can also move on to Blue dragons in Taverley Dungeon or the Heroes' Guild if you feel you are strong enough.

5.3 - The Ectofuntus
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of the Ectofuntus

The Ectofuntus is an extremely worthwhile method of training your prayer, but only if you can afford to buy and grind a lot of Dragon bones. This is because it multiplies the number of experience you normally get by four; so for a dragon bone, you get 288 XP instead of 72 XP. This method involves collecting buckets of slime, grinding your bones, and worshipping them at the Ectofuntus in Port Phasmatys. There are many methods that you can use to worship your bones efficiently, but the one revealed below is known to be the most efficient.

This method involves buying 65 pots, and 150 buckets (or less depending on how many bones you're going to grind). These can be bought easily from the Port Phasmatys general store, although you need an Ghostspeak amulet to speak to the general store owner. You will also need an Ectophial and a number of rings of duelling - at least 10 - so you can teleport to and from the Castlewars arena.

Start off at the Castlewars bank chest and withdraw your Ectophial, a ring of duelling, and 26 empty buckets. Empty your Ectophial, refill it at the Ectofuntus, then open the trapdoor. Climb down, and head to the bottom floor (use the Agility shortcut if you can). Fill all your buckets with slime (fill one and it will automatically fill the rest), then use your ring of duelling to get back to the Castlewars arena. Repeat this process until all your buckets are filled with slime.

Once you've done this, clear your inventory and withdraw your filled Ectophial, ring of duelling, 13 empty pots and 13 of your bones. Teleport to the Ectofuntus, refill your Ectophial, and then head up the stairs. Right click your bones, and use them with the bone grinder. Then wind the wheel to grind the bones. Now empty the ground bones into one of your pots. Due to an update with the Ectofuntus, you may now choose to automatically grind up all of the bones in your inventory without having to click each time. Continue this process until your pots are full of bonemeal, then teleport to the Castlewars arena. Bank, repeat, and withdraw a new ring of duelling as your old ones disintegrate.

When you have filled all 65 pots, clear your inventory again at the Castlewars bank chest. This time withdraw 13 buckets of slime, 13 pots of bonemeal, your Ectophial, and a ring of duelling. Teleport to the Ectofuntus with your Ghostspeak amulet on. Refill your Ectophial and worship at the altar ten times, then drop an empty bucket and collect your tokens from a ghost disciple. Then worship the remaining three pots, and teleport back to the Castlewars arena. Bank and repeat, keeping your pots and buckets for future use.

Below is a table listing the amount of experience you would receive from using bones with the Ectofuntus:

Picture Bone Name Experience Efficiency (Cost/Exp)*
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Impious Ashes Impious ashes 16 0
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Bones Regular bones 18 0
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Accursed Ashes Accursed Ashes 60 0
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Big Bones Big bones 60 0
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Zogre Bones Zogre bones 90 0
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Baby Dragon Bones Babydragon bones 120 0
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Wyvern Bones Wyvern bones 200 0
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Infernal Ashes Infernal Ashes 250 0
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Dragon Bones Dragon bones 288 0
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Fayrg Bones Fayrg bones 336 0
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Raurg Bones Raurg bones 384 0
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Ourg Bones Ourg bones 560 0
5.4 - Pyre Burning (Members Only)

The burning of the shades at Mort'ton is rather slow Prayer experience, but you can get cool rewards by using the keys that appear after burning shades. By burning the remains of shades at the dungeon in Mort'ton, you can gain both Prayer and Firemaking experience. This is for members only. Here is a table of how much each of the shade remains gives you after you burn it:

Picture Shade Name Experience
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Loar Shade Remains Loar 33
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Phrin Shade Remains Phrin 46.5
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Riyl Shade Remains Riyl 59.5
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Asyn Shade Remains Asyn 82.5
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Fiyr Shade Remains Fiyr 100

An alternative to ghasts would be slaying the Vyrewatch. They can only be killed with an Ivandis flail, or if you have got up to a certain point in Branches of Darkmeyer, a Blisterwood polearm, Blisterwood staff, or Blisterwood stake. The rewards from burning their corpses can vary from simple herbs to god armour otherwise only obtainable from Treasure Trails. Their corpse can only be burned in the The Paterdomus Columbarium after completion of the Legacy of Seergaze quest.

Picture Name Experience
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Vyrewatch Remains Vyrewatch 78

Refer to our Shades of Mort'ton guide for more information.

5.5 - Ghast Killing

Upon the completion of the Nature Spirit quest, you will have the ability to slay ghasts. Killing one ghast will reward you with 30 Prayer XP. This is a decent method of training Prayer for lower leveled players. The recommended equipment and inventory to take for this method are listed below:

Zybez RuneScape Help's Image of the Recommended Items for Ghasts
Recommended Equipment
  • » Torag platebody
  • Alternative: Rune platebody
  • » Torag platelegs
  • Alternative: Rune platelegs
  • » Helmet of Neitiznot
  • Alternative: Berserker helmet, Dragon med helmet, Rune full helmet
  • » Flail of Ivandis
  • Alternative: Blessed sickle
  • » Dragon sq shield
  • Alternative: Rune kiteshield
  • » Recipe for Disaster gloves
  • Alternative: Fist of Guthix gauntlets
  • » Dragon boots
  • Alternative: Rune boots, Climbing boots
  • » Cape of achievement
  • Alternative: Obsidian cape, Fremmenik cloak
  • » Amulet of glory
  • Alternative: Amulet of power
Recommended Inventory
  • Filled druid pouche
  • Fishing rod
  • Bait
  • Shark, monkfish, or lobster

Note: You cannot equip a shield when using the flail of Ivandis.

Strategy
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of the Ghast

You will notice that you can't harm ghasts but they can harm you. To change this, use the 'Bloom' option on your sickle while standing nearby some hollow logs. When you cast the spell, mushrooms will appear on the logs, and you will need to pick them up. Place them inside your druid pouch, and when a ghast attacks you, it will revert to its attackable form. Now you can attack it with your flail of Ivandis or your blessed sickle. Keep in mind though that everytime you cast 'Bloom' it will drain 30 Prayer points away. If you are running low on those then you can use the altar inside of the Grotto to the south (Picture).

Another thing to to watch out for is your food supply. Ghasts like to turn your food rotten, so to prevent this, you can fish in the swamps nearby (Picture). This will give you an unlimited source of food for fighting them. Ghasts also drop bait, so you shouldn't ever have to bank for more.

If you want to save time at the cost of more money, you can buy Morytania mushrooms from the Grand Exchange to fill your pouches quickly instead of gathering the supplies yourself.

6.0 - Prayer Urns

With the addition to pottery in the Crafting skill, players can now create, charge and teleport various types of urns for five different skills for experience in the particular skill that the urn was used on. Of the five skills, Prayer is one of them, and with the right Crafting level, players can create an urn, fire it, fill it with ashes from killing demonic monsters, add an Air rune, and then teleport it to Ernie in Varrock for an alloted amount of Prayer experience.

For more information, please view the Crafting skill guide, as well as the Pottery and Urns section.

Image Urn Prayer Experience Crafting Required
Impious urn 120* Level 2
Accursed urn 375* Level 26
Infernal urn 1875* Level 62

*- Prayer experience will be gained when the urn is teleported to Ernie.

7.0 - Miscellaneous Information
Teaming Prayers

The "Protect from" Prayers and the higher leveled members prayers (Retribution, Smite, Chivalry, Piety and Redemption) can team with any prayers except themselves, e.g, Protect From Melee can team with Rapid Heal, but it can not team with Smite or Protect from Ranged. Note that if you do team prayers, the drain rate will increase dramatically.

Ancient Mace
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of the Ancient Mace

When you use the Ancient Mace Special attack it increases your Prayer points, allowing you to use your prayers longer. It makes your Prayer points higher based on what you hit, so lets say you have 52 Prayer. When you use the mace's special attack and hit an 80, it will raise your Prayer points to 600 (+80 bonus). This is great to use before an important war, if you have low prayer, or before you go to a difficult boss or activity.

The Monastery

Although there is no specific guild for people with high Prayer, there is a special area in the Monastery (north-east of Falador) for people with higher-than-average Prayer. If you have level 31 or higher Prayer you can enter the second floor of the Monastery, which is often referred to as the Prayer Guild. In this guild you can find a Monks robe respawn (both top and bottom), a special altar which gives +20 extra Prayer points when you recharge there, and Brother Jered, who will enchant your Holy symbols of Saradomin as well as sell the Cape of Accomplishment for the Prayer skill.

Holy Wrench

Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Holy WrenchUpon completion of the Rum Deal quest, you will receive a Holy Wrench. The Holy Wrench will restore an additional 10-20 Prayer points when drinking a Prayer potion. It may also slow Prayer drain. It is a very useful item when PKing, "Barrowing", finishing Fight Caves, or any other action that requires Prayer or Prayer potions.

Symbols

Through the use of the Crafting skill, players have the ability to craft unblessed Holy and Unholy symbols. These symbols can be enchanted by players using a Prayer book. The Holy symbol can be blessed using a Holy book (Saradomin). Likewise, an Unholy symbol can be blessed using an Unholy book (Zamorak). A Book of Balance (Guthix) has the ability to bless both symbols. Blessing a symbol requires a Prayer level of 50.

Gravestones

Upon the death of a friend, a gravestone appears. A player then has the ability to either Repair or Bless the gravestone. Repairing a gravestone requires a Prayer level of 2, while blessing a gravestone requires a Prayer level of 70. When repaired, a gravestone lasts for 5 more minutes. Blessing a gravestone allows it to last up to an hour. More details on gravestones can be found in the Getting Started Guide.

Edgeville Dungeon

If you want to have access to free bone spawns but do not want to risk running into pkers, the Edgeville Dungeon is filled with bone respawns that allow for slow but cheap Prayer experience.

Funeral Pyre Ships
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Pyre Ships

Those possessing adequate Firemaking and Crafting levels, Chewed or Mangled bones, and sufficient Barbarian training can make funeral pyre ships to receive a 300% experience bonus for a certain amount of bones you bury. Simply head to the whirlpool south of the Barbarian Outpost with logs, your bones, a hatchet, and a tinderbox to create your ship. The higher the log you use, the more bones you can bury for an experience boost:

Picture Name Required Firemaking/Crafting Level Bones Buried Withholding Enchantment
Zybez RuneScape Help's Log Image Normal log 21 1
Zybez RuneScape Help's Achey Tree Log Image Achey log 21 1
Zybez RuneScape Help's Oak Log Image Oak log 35 2
Zybez RuneScape Help's Willow Log Image Willow log 50 2
Zybez RuneScape Help's Teak Log Image Teak log 55 3
Zybez RuneScape Help's Log Image Artic Pine log 62 3
Zybez RuneScape Help's Maple Log Image Maple log 65 3
Zybez RuneScape Help's Mahogany Log Image Mahogany log 70 4
Zybez RuneScape Help's Eucalyptus Log Image Eucalyptus log 78 4
Zybez RuneScape Help's Yew Log Image Yew log 80 4
Zybez RuneScape Help's Magic Log Image Magic log 95 5

Refer to our Firemaking Guide for more information.

Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of the Skeletal Horror
Training Efficiency

The efficiency column is very useful in deciding which method you want to train and which bone you want to use. As a general rule, the lower the efficiency, the lower the cost of training. So, from the tables in the training section, we see that the Ectofuntus is the cheapest method, followed by Gilded altars and plain burying. One other thing that has to be taken into account is the time required. The Ectofuntus requires a lot of preparation time, making it less efficient overall (even though it is cheaper). The best method of training is Gilded altars

Time also plays a factor in bone choice. Although the lower leveled bones are cheaper to use, you would need to bury a lot more of them. Try to get a balanced mix of cost efficiency and time efficiency based on your abilities to find the best bone to train with for you. Use this guide and our Prayer calculator to help you.

Skeletal Horror

After completing Fur 'n' Seek quest, you can kill the Skeletal Horror once every 6 days. The first time you kill it, you will receive 7,000 Prayer experience. You will receive 1,000 Prayer experience every time you kill it after that

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