Preserve

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Preserve is a forgotten prayer that requires a Prayer level of 55 to activate. To unlock this prayer, players must read the torn prayer scroll, which can be obtained as a reward from the Chambers of Xeric or from other players.

Preserve must be active for at least 15 seconds in order to take effect. After this time, if a player's boosted stat would drain, the boost will be extended by another 30 seconds. Because boosted stats normally drain at 1 point per minute, this prayer allows boosted stats to last 50% longer. This makes it possible to decrease the consumption of stat boosting foods and potions, which is effective in situations where inventory space is critical and the player wants to bring as much food as possible, such as difficult bosses or the Fight Caves/Inferno. It is especially useful due to its low Prayer point drain rate of only 3 points per minute.

As overload potions boost stats every 15 seconds, Preserve's use is limited in Nightmare Zone and Chambers of Xeric. In addition, because it must be activated 15 seconds before a stat drain, flicking Preserve provides no benefit.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
13 July 2017
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The prayer drain rate was reduced from five to three prayer points per minute and the stat boost bonus time was raised from 20% to 50%.
12 January 2017
(update)
The torn prayer scroll was made separate from the rarer prayer scroll that would unlock Rigour and Augury so that the cost of Preserve would not be tied to the much higher cost to unlock the other two prayers.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • RuneScape 3 has a similar curse, Berserker, which makes boosted stats last 15% longer, but drains at faster rate (50 RS3 points per minute, which is equivalent to 5 OSRS points per minute, compared to Preserve's 3 points per minute).