Protect from Magic
|Protect from Magic|
|Release date||29 March 2004 (Update)|
|Drain rate||20 points per minute|
|Effect||Protection from magic attacks - 100% resistance to NPC-dealt attacks, 40% to player-dealt attacks|
Protect from Magic is a protection prayer unlocked at level 37 Prayer that places a diagonal Magic spell bolt graphic above the player's head. Protect from Magic grants players 100% resistance to almost all NPC magic attacks, and 40% resistance to magic attacks dealt by players. With a prayer bonus of 0, It depletes prayer at a rate of 1 point per 3 seconds (or 5 game ticks).
When Protect from Magic is activated, the duration of Teleblock, Bind, Snare, and Entangle spells is halved. This effect was removed in Deadman Mode season 6 in an attempt to make the standard spellbook more viable.
Exceptions[edit | edit source]
PvM[edit | edit source]
Certain NPCs may still ignore or partially bypass Protect from Magic, such as Corporeal Beast, whose attacks will deal 66% of the normal damage with the prayer active.
PvP[edit | edit source]
It should be noted that Protect from Magic does NOT affect splash chance in PvP situations, and it only mitigates damage dealt. A consequence of this is that Protect from Magic does not make it less likely that Ice spells or Bind/Snare/Entangle will hit, but will make any damage dealt lower.
Flicking[edit | edit source]
A strategy used to use as few prayer points as possible without losing the respective effect. Players may turn on their chosen prayer just before being hit by an enemy, and then turn off the prayer just after being hit. If a player does this extremely accurately, no prayer points will be lost (as the prayer will be on for only a few game ticks).
Trivia[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 15 Jan 2015. Mod Ash: "They just reduce damage."