Ironman Guide/Prayer

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Prayer[edit | edit source]

1-9: The Restless Ghost

9-14: Priest in Peril

14-16: Rag and Bone Man 1

16-18: Recruitment drive

18-30: Holy Grail

30-31: Ghosts Ahoy

31-43: Blue dragons, Ibans blasting in Taverley, using bones on wildy altar, ensouled heads

43-70~:You can kill green dragons in the wilderness + looting bag their hides if you want to rush to piety at some point.

43-99: Bones from slayer on the wildy altar / vorkath / green drags

You should use all your bones on the wildy altar. Teleport to Ghorrock with a water staff and an item that damages you (enchanted symbol>locator orb>rock cake). Run south west to the chaos altar, use your inventory of bones then spam your item to die, if you're not using the enchanted symbol you'll need to attempt to steal the wine next to the altar to take extra damage, since the other items can't kill you. A good respawn point for this method is Edgeville. At least 500k xp/hr should be possible even during peak times, but the number of people attacking will vary. Use cemetery teleport or burning amulet if you don't have the level for Ghorrock. There's an alternative method where you can wear tank gear and bank after every inventory. Instead of suiciding run south and use a glory to tele to edge. It's useful to wear some defensive gear so that you can survive attackers until you have used all your bones. Bulwark works well for this. You can also bring a stack of bones and unnote them while wearing tanky gear with food, it's much faster but you're also often risking hundreds of bones. You can use a PvP world and a spawn that is closer to a bank, such as Lumbridge.

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Early levels can be skipped by completing quests that give Prayer experience. Completing The Restless Ghost, Priest in Peril, Recruitment Drive, Holy Grail, Rag and Bone Man I, Ghosts Ahoy, Making History and Spirits of the Elid will grant a total of 26,431 Prayer experience, which will get the player up to level 36.

The best way to get level 43 Prayer is to kill blue dragons in the Taverley Dungeon with Iban's Blast. Iban's Blast has very high damage output at lower levels compared to other weapons and spells, and players can complete Underground Pass quite easily without Protect from Melee. However, players will need to pay the Dark Mage 200,000 coins to upgrade the Iban's staff. Offer the bones at the Ectofuntus or at the chaos altar in the Wilderness.

The fastest method of banking Prayer experience is to kill green dragons in the Wilderness. Players should use the looting bag for extra space for the loot. The spot north of the Graveyard of Shadows and the spot east of black salamanders are easily accessible via a games necklace's teleport to Corporeal Beast's Cave, however both areas are well-known hotspots for player-killers. The spot west of the Dark Warriors' Fortress is safer but can be crowded. It is advised to kill green dragons for level 70 Prayer once the player has decent enough stats and access to total level worlds. At higher levels, completing the elite tasks in the Wilderness Diary is strongly recommended, as the bones will be noted which greatly increases the trip length. With the diary completed, players can kill up to 300–330 dragons per hour when using the dragon hunter lance.

Players can also get a lot of Prayer experience through Slayer. Many monsters drop ensouled heads, which can be reanimated and killed for Prayer experience. Players who have a dragon hunter lance are advised to do blue dragon tasks whenever possible, and they should consider unlocking red dragons. Killing Vorkath on task becomes very efficient with the dragon hunter lance and high stats, as it is very profitable and Vorkath also drops a lot of useful supplies. Dagannoth Kings may also be killed on task for noted dagannoth bones after completion of the elite tasks in the Fremennik Diary.

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Offer the bones obtained at the chaos altar located in level 38 Wilderness. There is a 50% chance that the bone offered at the altar will not be consumed, making this method riskier but notably faster overall than offering bones at the gilded altar considering the time it takes to gather the bones. Wear cheap defensive gear while 3 or 4-iteming armour pieces with high defensive stats and bring high-healing food in case of being attacked by player killers; an alternative is to only bring one inventory of bones at a time and suicide on the nearby Wine of zamorak spawn or Chaos Fanatic.

Hardcore ironman chat badge.png Hardcore Ironmen cannot realistically use the chaos altar or kill green dragons in the Wilderness, which makes the skill a lot slower for them.

The fastest method of banking Prayer experience for Hardcore Ironmen is to kill green dragons in the Myths' Guild basement after completion of Dragon Slayer II. Kill the 2 green dragons that spawn there and kill blue dragons while waiting for the green dragons to respawn. It is worth to loot the hides for the money, even though this greatly decreases trip length.

Should the player not be able to complete Dragon Slayer II at lower levels, getting all experience for level 70 Prayer through Slayer is a viable option. Players are likely going to have around level 80–83 Slayer when they have gathered enough bones and ensouled heads for level 70 Prayer. It is not worthwhile to rush this by killing blue dragons in the Taverley Dungeon however, as they are significantly slower to kill than green dragons.

Offer the bones you get at the gilded altar (requires level 75 Construction) in the player-owned house. Do this on a PvP world and use the bank chest near Camelot Castle for fast banking. Players can also claim the daily pots of bonemeal and buckets of slime from Robin for slightly better experience per bone, after the medium tasks (or higher) in the Morytania Diary have been completed.