Armour/Prayer armour

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For a full list of items and their stats worn in the body slot, see this table.
Prayer

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 sets[edit | edit source]

Prayer
Level
Defence
Level
Armour Name Other skills/
requirements
1 1 Prayer cape(t).png Trimmed skillcape Level 99 in two or more skills
1 1 Priest gown (top).png Priest gown 10 coins
1 1 Monk's robe top.png Monk's robes Prayer 31 (to access the Edgeville Monastery for free robes)
1 1 Shade robe top.png Shade robes None
1 1 Zamorak monk top.png Zamorak robes None
1 1 Druid's robe top.png

Druid robes

None
1 1 Ring of the gods.png Ring of the gods None
1 1 Book of balance.png God book Horror from the Deep
1 10 White full helm.png White armour Wanted!
1 40 Guthix coif.png Blessed d'hide armour Ranged 70
1 70 Verac's helm.png Verac's armour Attack 70 for Verac's flail
10 20 Initiate sallet.png Initiate armour Recruitment Drive
20 30 Proselyte sallet.png Proselyte armour Slug Menace
20 1 Guthix robe top.png Vestment robe None
31 1 Holy sandals.png Holy sandals None
40 1 Guthix mitre.png Mitre Magic 40
40 1 Guthix cloak.png Vestment cloak None
55 45 Spirit shield.png Spirit shield None
60 1 Guthix stole.png Stole None
60 1 Devout boots.png Devout boots Ironman chat badge.png Ironmen require Slayer 84
60 1 Guthix crozier.png Crozier None
60 70 Blessed spirit shield.png Blessed spirit shield None
65 65 3rd age druidic robe top.png 3rd age druidic robes None
70 75 Arcane spirit shield.png Arcane spirit shield Magic 65
70 75 Spectral spirit shield.png Spectral spirit shield Magic 65
75 75 Elysian spirit shield.png Elysian spirit shield None

Prayer equipment[edit | edit source]

Prayer robes[edit | edit source]

Priest, Monk, Shade, Zamorak, Druid

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).

God books[edit | edit source]

The Holy book.
The Book of balance.
The Unholy book.

Holy (Saradomin), Balance (Guthix), Unholy (Zamorak), Law (Armadyl), War (Bandos), Darkness (Zaros)

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 +5 Prayer bonus, while completed books also give defensive and offensive bonuses.

Temple Knight armour[edit | edit source]

An initiate sallet
A proselyte sallet

Initiate, Proselyte

Initiate armour and Proselyte armour are earned by completing the Recruitment Drive and Slug Menace quests respectively. Initiate armour has the same stats as Mithril armour plus a Prayer bonus, and Proselyte armour has the same stats 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.

Vestment robes[edit | edit source]

A Saradomin Cloak.
A Guthix Cloak.
A Zamorak Cloak.

Saradomin, Guthix, Zamorak,
Mitre (Hat), Robe top, Robe bottom, Cloak, Stole (Amulet), Crozier (Weapon)

The Vestment robe sets are made up of six pieces. Mitres give the highest Prayer bonus for any headgear and stoles give the second highest Prayer bonus of any amulet, behind only the Dragonbone necklace. Vestment robe tops and legs give a Prayer bonus equivalent to Monk's robes, but also have a small magic bonus. The croziers have equivalent stats to a battlestaff with an additional prayer bonus, but are not often used as they do not provide unlimited runes. Vestments can be obtained from Treasure Trails, or by trading with another player.

Verac's armour[edit | edit source]

Verac's helm.png

Helm, Brassard, Plateskirt, Flail

Verac's armour set is a high-level Melee armour that gives a Prayer bonus. It gives the same prayer bonuses as Initiate armour, except for Verac's plateskirt, which gives slightly less, however its defensive bonuses are significantly higher. 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 armour.

Best F2P Prayer armour setup[edit | edit source]

Bandos full helm.png
Holy symbol.png
Rune mace.png
Monk's robe top.png
Bandos kiteshield.png
Monk's robe.png

Notes[edit | edit source]

Best P2P Prayer armour setup[edit | edit source]

The optimal setup for Prayer is a Proselyte hauberk and cuisse/tasset(+14), a mitre(+5), a Dragonbone necklace/Bonecrusher necklace(+12), a Rada's blessing 4(+2), Ardougne cloak 4(+6), Void knight mace or crozier(+6), a God book, Broodoo shield or Falador shield 4(+5), Devout Boots(+5), Holy wraps(+3), and Ring of the gods (i)(+8). This setup results in a +66 Prayer bonus.

Armadyl mitre.png
Ardougne cloak 4.png
Dragonbone necklace.png
Rada's blessing 4.png
Void knight mace.png
Proselyte hauberk.png
Book of law.png
Proselyte cuisse.png
Holy wraps.png
Devout boots.png
Ring of the gods (i).png