Protect from melee is an overhead Prayer accessible to players with a Prayer level of at least 43. The prayer allows the player to resist 100% of the incoming melee damage dealt by monsters. Tougher monsters, mainly PvM or certain quest bosses, are able to hit straight through this prayer, for example Kruk from the quest Monkey Madness II. Damage from other players is reduced as well, but only by 40%. Protect from melee is very useful when fighting monsters that have melee based attacks, as it negates all melee damage. This makes it commonly sought after by players attempting to do quests.
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