Free-to-play Prayer training

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Prayer is regarded to be the most difficult skill to train in free-to-play due to the expense involved in purchasing large numbers of bones from the Grand Exchange, low experience rates, and the high amount of clicking required to train the skill.

Starting off[edit | edit source]

The Restless Ghost provides you with 1,125 experience which allows a player to raise Prayer from level 1 to 9 upon completion. There are no requirements to begin this quest (melee defensive armour is optional but useful) and is strongly recommended for beginning players as it provides a fairly decent amount of experience for relatively little effort.

Bone Yard[edit | edit source]


The Bone Yard in the Wilderness (directly north of Varrock) has many spawns of bones and a few spawns of big bones with no killing required.


  • Food (optional) - There are multiple level 20-25 skeletons in this area. Be sure to bring enough food to last for a while if you do not wish to fight them.
  • Armour - Due to the fact that this is the Wilderness and that there are skeletons in this area, it is recommended that players wear armour they do not mind losing.
  • A weapon (optional) - If you choose to fight the skeletons, you can also gain a decent amount of experience just from that. They also drop bones.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

There are multiple strategies you could use for this method. Any way works, which one is best is for you to decide.

Method one:

  1. Run in and collect bones
  2. Run out to safety and bury the bones
  3. Repeat

Method two:

  1. Fight skeletons to obtain their bones as well (a higher combat level would make this easier)
  2. Once the area is safe, collect all bones and bury them
  3. Bury all bones
  4. Repeat

You can always find what works for yourself as well.

Low-level areas[edit | edit source]

Many low level areas consist of people killing monsters. People often do not pick up the bones that lie on the ground, therefore there is often an endless supply of free bones.

Areas include:

There are of course more spots, but these are amongst the most common spots for people to be leaving loot on the ground.

High-level areas[edit | edit source]

Big bones are dropped by the following monsters in Free-to-play:

Areas include:

Power-burying[edit | edit source]

The best prayer experience rates for prayer in free-to-play are achieved by burying large numbers of bones bought from the Grand Exchange. This is an extremely click intensive and expensive method for training the skill.

Bone type Experience XP/hr Hours to 99 # for 99 Cost Cost for 99 GP/XP
Bones.png: Inventory image of Bones Bones 4.5 13,050 ~1000 2,896,541 80 231,723,280 17.78
Big bones.png: Inventory image of Big bones Big bones 15 43,500 ~300 868,962 204 177,268,248 13.6