Protect from Melee

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Protect from Melee
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Released 29 March 2004 (Update)
Members No
Level 43
Drain rate 20 points per minute
Effect Protection from melee attacks - 100% resistance to NPC-dealt attacks, 40% to other players
Sound Effect

Protect from Melee is an overhead Melee protection prayer accessible to players with a Prayer level of at least 43. The prayer allows the player to resist 100% of the incoming melee damage dealt by monsters and 40% of melee damage by other players. It depletes prayer at a rate of 1 point per 3 seconds (or 5 game ticks).

Tougher monsters, mainly PvM or certain quest bosses, are able to hit through this prayer or deal reduced damage (for example, Kruk from Monkey Madness II).

Protect from Melee is very useful when fighting monsters that have melee-based attacks, as it negates all melee damage. This makes it commonly sought after by players attempting to do quests.

Protection prayers only reduce damage in Player versus Player combat without affecting the accuracy of the attack.[1]

Flicking[edit | edit source]

A strategy to use as few prayer points as possible without losing the respective effect is known as prayer flicking. 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 accurately, no prayer points will be lost (as the prayer will be activated whilst damage is calculated on a game tick, but not for multiple consecutive ticks that would cause prayer drain).

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • On RuneScape Classic, this prayer is known as "Paralyze Monster". It requires a Prayer level of 37 to use and is 100% effective on all NPCs (since NPCs do not use Magic or Ranged on RSC). This prayer does not work on players in the Wilderness or in duels.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 15 January 2015. (Archived from the original on 30 May 2020.) Mod Ash: "They just reduce damage."