- For a full list of items and their stats worn in the body slot, see this table.
Prayer armour is used to slow the rate at which Prayer points drain when praying. Unlike the other three general categories of armour, there are few items within it that can be considered uniquely Prayer-related. Many shields, magic robes, and types of metal armour can also be considered Prayer armour.
Prayer item setsEdit
|1||1||Priest gown||10 coins|
|1||1||Monk's robes||31 (to access the Monastery for free robes)|
|1||1||Ring of the gods||None|
|1||1||God book||Horror From The Deep|
|40||1||Blessed d'hide armour||70|
|20||10||Initiate armour||Recruitment Drive|
|30||20||Proselyte armour||Slug Menace|
|70||60||Blessed spirit shield||None|
|75||70||Arcane spirit shield||65|
|75||70||Spectral spirit shield||65|
|75||75||Elysian spirit shield||None|
|1||99||Trimmed skillcape||Level 99 in two or more skills|
Priest gowns and Zamorak robes give the lowest Prayer bonus, while Druid robes give a slightly higher bonus. Monk's robes give the highest Prayer bonus in Free-to-play. Monk's robes are very popular when Player killing. Prayer robes are not used often in minigames (nor are they recommended to be used in them). The wearer may find themselves often coming under attack from different attack styles in a multi-combat area and, being able to use only one protection prayer at a time, this basically ensures a swift death (i.e. a player with monk's robes using Protect from Melee against a warrior coming under fire by a ranger, and being unable to protect from both).
The God books are often used when using Prayer. These are obtained by completing the Horror from the Deep quest. They then must be completed by adding God pages obtained from Treasure Trails or by trading other players. The incomplete books give a Prayer bonus, while the completed ones give a bonus to all Defences (Holy book), to all Attacks (Unholy book) and equally to both Attacks and Defences (Book of balance).
Temple Knight armourEdit
Recruitment Drive quest and Proselyte armour is earned by completing Slug Menace quest. Initiate armour has the same statistics as its Mithril armour, Proselyte armour has the same statistics as its Adamant armour counterparts, with an even larger Prayer bonus. The Proselyte hauberk and cuisse/tasset give the highest Prayer bonus available for the torso and leg armours respectively.
The Vestment robe sets are in many pieces. Mitres give the highest Prayer bonus for any headgear and Stoles give the highest Prayer bonus of any amulet. Vestment robe tops and bottoms give a small Prayer bonus, less than Monk's robes, but many players wear them to look good or to show support for a God. The Crozier is not often used, as players prefer to use another weapon or staff. Vestments can be obtained from Treasure Trails, or by trading with another player.
Verac's armour set is a high-level Melee armour that gives a Prayer bonus. It gives the same bonuses as Initiate armour, except for Verac's plateskirt, which gives slightly less. When all of Verac's set is worn (including Verac's flail), the player has a chance of hitting through protection prayers via its special, Defiler. The set effect coupled with the Prayer bonus makes this armour very popular when fighting the Kalphite Queen and in PvP. Verac's armour is obtained from the Barrows minigame or by trading with another player. Like other Barrows armour, Verac's armour has to be repaired after 15 hours of Combat. Coupled with an Amulet of the damned, Verac's set offers the best Prayer bonuses in the game surpassing Proselyte.
Best Prayer armour setupEdit
Verac's armour set equipped with an Amulet of the damned yields an additional +7 Prayer bonus. Thus, it gives +25 Prayer bonus overall, which exceeds Proselyte armour. Without the amulet, however, it would be better to wear Proselyte, a God book, Stole, Dragon mace, and the rest. White Gloves give +1 prayer bonus.
Holy symbol (+8) • Unholy symbol (+8) • Amulet of power (+1) • Necklace of anguish (+2) • Amulet of torture (+2) • Amulet of glory (+3) • Salve amulet (e) (ei) (+3) • Amulet of the damned (+3) • Amulet of fury (+5) • God stole (+10)
White equipment • Crozier (+6) • Maces • Void knight mace (+6) • Toktz-mej-tal (+5) • Silver sickle (b) (+5) • Wolfbane (+5) • Godswords (+8) • Saradomin sword (+2) • Zamorakian spear (+2) • Armadyl crossbow (+1)
White equipment • Broodoo shield (+5) • Spirit shield (+1) • Blessed spirit shield (+3) • Arcane spirit shield (+3) • Elysian spirit shield (+3) • Spectral spirit shield (+3) • Falador shield 1 (+1) • Falador shield 2 (+2) • Falador shield 3 (+4) • Falador shield 4 (+5)
(+) Prayer bonus