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 This is the ironman / hardcore ironman Prayer guide, the guide for regular players can be found here.

Prayer is trained by either burying bones, or using them on altars that can be found around Etherum. Different bones give different amounts of experience.

Prayers are unlocked as the level in the skill goes up, these Prayers are used to aid the player in combat. The prayers can help boost Attack, Defence, Strength, Ranged, and Magic; among other uses. When prayers are activated, they drain the player's Prayer points until the prayer is turned off or all Prayer points are used.

Prayer is relatively simple to train. However, it is very expensive unless you are getting the bones yourself.


There are two different sets of prayers. The "modern" prayers are enabled by default, and include prayers up to level 77. The other Prayers are known as Curses, these are aimed at players with higher Prayer levels as these are a much more powerful set of prayers.

Luckily, it is very easy to switch between Prayers. All you need to do is teleport to Edgeville, along the western wall of the building north of you, is an altar. Simply right-click it and select "Switch Spells" and then choose the Spellbook you want.


  • Super and Extreme Donators can change their Prayers from Normal Prayers to Curses anywhere besides the Wilderness, Minigames, and in Combat situations.

Getting Bones

Even though Prayer can be very useful, and very rewarding, it is also one of the hardest to prepare as you have to get the bones required yourself.

Tthe following will show you exactly where and how to get them.


You can acquire normal Bones by killing any kind of low level creatures around Etherum. Using normal Bones to train is not recommended at all, as all other types of bones are ranging from marginally to significantly better, and are not very hard to obtain.

A good example of NPC's that drop bones are Rockcrabs. To get them, click on the world map icon, beside the minimap. p5WpixQ.png

Then select "Combat Training" for the category, and then "Rock Crabs Area"


Big Bones

Like normal Bones, these bones are also very simple to get. Although they are better than normal Bones, it is still not reccommended to use these Bones to train.

Some good monsters to kill for these bones are Moss Giants, as they aren't hard to kill. You can get to Moss Giants by opening your spellbook and clicking on Combat Training teleports, and choosing the "Edgeville Dungeon" option at the top, and then walking south to the NPCs.


Dragon Bones

Dragon Bones are some of the best bones for this skill, as Dragons are quite easy to kill for how much experience their Bones give. Dragon bones have a 100% drop rate from any dragon in Etherum. Killing high level or low level dragons makes no difference for the Bones, it is recommended to kill Green Dragons. Killing them in the northern regions of North Neitznot is optimal, as the only other alternative location is near a very popular PKing location, where the risk of being attacked and or killed is very high.



To get there, click on the world map icon, beside the minimap. p5WpixQ.png

Then select "Skilling" for the category, and then "Neitznot (North)"


When you arrive, walk north of your initial location after having arrived, and click on the beginning of the broken bridge there. (You may have to stand right in front of it inorder to cross.)


Now walk north once again until you see Green Dragons to the most northern part of Neitiznot.

Wyvern Bones

Wyvern bones are only dropped by one monster in the game, Wyverns. Wyverns can be found in "Asgarnian Dungeon" within the Combat training teleports.


To get to Wyverns, you will need a frozen key. These keys are dropped from Ice Giants found in the Asgarnian Dungeon. Once you have a key. You can go into the cave entrance on the western side the dunegon.


Once you enter the sub-cave, you will see the high level monsters.


Dagannoth Bones

Dagannoth Bones can only be obtained by killing the three Dagannoth Kings. These Bones give great experience.

Frost Dragon Bones

Frost Dragon Bones are gained from kill only Frost Dragons and give the second best Prayer experience of any Bone.

Zogre Bones

Zogre, or Z Bones are the second best bones in the game for training the prayer skill. Again, this type of bone is only dropped from one monster. This time, they are dropped by the boss Mutant Tarn.

Ourg Bones

Ourg bones are the best bones in the game. They are obtained from the premium point store. No monster nor boss ingame drops these bones.


Once you have the bones training is pretty simple. There are two ways to train this skill:

  • Take the bones you have, and bury them in the ground
  • Using the on an Altar.

Using bones on an Altar gives twice the experience for each bone than you would get if you buried it. So to be as efficient as possible, it's recommended to use them on an Altar. An altar can be found along the western wall of the bank at Neitznot (south).

Experience Table

Bone Type Image Ironman XP: Bury Ironman XP: Altar Hardcore XP: Bury Hardcore XP: Altar
Bones 1rPfgvx.png 33 66 20 40
Big Bones rl6MQks.png 100 200 60 120
Babydragon Bones Q8A6E3s.gif 200 400 120 240
Dragon Bones 7tGzkp7.png 480 960 288 576
Wyvern Bones ySyNvZt.png 666 1.333 400 800
Frost Dragon Bones Unjz4pQ.png 1.500 3.000 720 1.440
Dagannoth Bones fQTS4LF.gif 833 1.666 500 1.000
Zogre Bones J0tHf6o.png 10.000 20.000 6.000 12.000
Superior dragon bones 3UgMY5g.png 12.333 24.666 7.400 14.800
Ourg Bones CsTgnrB.png 13.333 26.666 8.000 16.000

Note: When you reach level 99, xp will get reduced by half.

Useful Items and Boosts

Picture Item/Boost Effect How to Obtain
xVXdMcX.png Knowledge Effect All experience gained will be increased by:
  • 75% for 10 minutes for normal donators
  • 100% for 20 minutes for super donators
  • 110% for 40 minutes for extreme donators
Go to the Donator Zone, in the building to the west of the bank and click on the Defence Totem (Knowledge effect).
lfuNflP.gif Bonus Experience All experience gained will be multiplied by 3 until the bonus experience runs out.
  • Logging in every day grants 200k Bonus Exp.
  • Every 10th vote streak rewards you with 500k Bonus Exp.
N/A Monthly Bonus All experience gained is multiplied by 1.25 Play during the 1st to the 5th of every month.
ym2yWc3.png Brawling Gloves (Prayer) Doubles all prayer experience gained.
  • Dropped by all Revenants.
  • Dropped by all Avatars.
  • Recieved as a Voting Sortition Reward.
  • Bought from the skilling point store.
jsSTOSJ.png Bonesack Collects bones that monsters drop.

The limit can be made bigger from vote streak rewards.

  • These are the standard limits:
    • Bones - 600
    • Big Bones - 400
    • Baby Dragon Bones - 300
    • Dragon Bones - 200
    • Zogre Bones - 100
    • Wyvern Bones - 100
    • Dagannoth Bones - 25
    • Frost Dragon Bones - 25
Bought from the premium point store, or the participation point store.
K1EQZPn.png Bonecrusher Automatically buries bones of monsters you slay. The xp of buried bones will be 50% boosted. Bought from the participation point store.

The Skill Cape

If you reach level 99 in Prayer, you can talk to the Wise Old Man at home to obtain the Skill cape. He is located at home, in the building north of the bank.



The 99 cape costs 90K Gp and comes with a matching hood. Both the Prayer cape and hood give +9 bonus to all defense stats.

  • For HCIM, this cape will cost only 300 gp.

If you reach 200m experience in the Prayer skill you will also unlock the ability to buy the Prayer Attack Cape. It is exactly the same as the normal Skill cape. However, you can adjust the trim colour to whatever you like. This cape costs 15m Gp.

  • For HCIM, this cape will cost only 50k gp.



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