Prayer is one of the most useful skills in the entire game. Whether you enjoy PvP, PvM or Skilling content – there are prayers they will assist you. It can be one of the more expensive skills to train, but it is extremely quick. Even the “slow” methods are above 300,000 experience per hour.
In this RS3 Prayer training guide, you’ll learn everything you need to know to optimize your experience gains. Optimizing your bank presets and taking advantage of summoning familiars and other boosts will make your training go much faster.
Read on to find out how!
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First Age Outfit
This experience boosting outfit will provide you with 1% bonus experience per item, and 6% for wearing the entire set. Each piece can be bought for 1,000 Ecto-tokens from the Shady Ghost inside the Ectofuntus temple outside of Port Phasmatys. See the Ectofuntus portion of this guide for the quickest method of training and earning tokens.
In addition to purchasing the outfit with Ecto-tokens, it can also be won as a prize from Treasure Hunter. You can also upgrade your First Age Tiara with the First Age Tiara Add-on item, which allows you to activate it to receive 1-3 Dragon Bones daily.
There are three different auras which provide some Prayer bonuses. Each of them have the same effects, but offer a different cosmetic look. Feel free to purchase whichever one you think looks best. Alternatively, if you have lots of Loyalty Points to spend, you can buy them all to use consecutively if you want to train Prayer for a longer period of time.
|Aura||Effect||Loyalty Point Cost|
|Corruption/Harmony/Salvation||1% Prayer experience boost||5,000|
|Greater Corruption/Harmony/Salvation||1.5% Prayer experience boost||12,000 (17,000)|
|Master Corruption/Harmony/Salvation||2% Prayer experience boost||30,500 (47,500)|
|Supreme Corruption/Harmony/Salvation||2.5% Prayer experience boost||63,500 (111,000)|
Perfect Juju Prayer Potion
One dose of this potion will give you a 5% Prayer experience boost for one hour. It is relatively expensive, but overall the experience boost is worth it, especially if you are stacking it with other boosting items. The potions work with both of the Gilded and Chaos altars, as well as Cleansing Crystals in Prifddinas.
You can train your Prayer level passively by using the Bonecrusher. When the item is in your inventory, it will automatically bury the bones of any monster that you kill. Don’t want it to bury certain bones? Not to worry! The Bonecrusher can be configured to only bury certain types of bones.
It can be purchased for 34,000 Dungeoneering tokens, and requires at least level 21 Dungeeonering and Prayer. For 500 Slayer points, you can add the Bonecrusher to your Toolbelt so it does not take up an inventory space. While burying bones doesn’t provide great experience, it will add up while you train your other skills, especially Slayer.
With the proper Construction level, you can build a Gilded Altar inside of your Player Owned House. If you don’t want to train Construction up, not to worry! You can use other player’s houses. The friend’s chat “Altar” usually has people hosting Gilded Altars in multiple worlds.
The Gilded Altar provides a base boost of 250% more Prayer experience for any bones/ashes offered. There are two incense burners beside the altar which can be lit with a Marrentill herb to increase this boost to 350%. Generally anyone hosting an altar in their house will keep both burners lit for you.
The following bones are the best to use on the Altar. Prayer will be an expensive skill to train no matter which method you choose to do. Try to think of it as an investment, and choose your type of bones based on how much money you can make per hour. For example, if you can only make a few million gold per hour, consider using a lower tier bone. If 5-6 million gold per hour is more of your range, consider using a higher tier bone.
|Bone||Experience From Altar|
|Hardened Dragon Bones||504|
|Frost Dragon Bones||630|
|Reinforced Dragon Bones||665|
Optimizing your banking times is the best way to increase your experience per hour here. Use of a Beast of Burden will greatly increase experience as well. You will need an item that can teleport you close to a bank (Tokkul-Zo) and some house teleport tabs. Next, let’s take a look at our house settings. Often times hosts will have their house set to Taverly on Yanille, make sure your house is also set to this location.
Settings for using your own POH.
Settings for using another player’s POH.
Summon your best Beast of Burden, and fill its inventory up with bones. Fill your inventory with bones as well. Open your bank and click the Manage Presets button, create a new preset named Prayer. Use the bottom right “B” button to save your Beast of Burdens inventory. Click the Settings button beside your new Prayer preset, and make sure that the Summoning box is ticked.
Make sure to save one space for House teleport tabs. Add two Marrentill herbs to the preset if you are using your own POH. Your teleports can also be stored on your Action Bar for quick access. With all of that setup complete, it’s time to train!
- Use your house teleport and enter your/another player’s home.
- Make sure both burners are lit for maximum experience gains.
- Use your bones on the altar, once they run out, empty your Beast of Burden and use those bones too.
- Use your ring to teleport quickly back to a bank.
- Open the bank and use your preset key.
The ability to use bones on a fire or Portable Brazier for Prayer and Firemaking experience can be unlocked as a rare drop from ghost-like creatures. You will receive a chat message stating “You have unlocked the ability to burn bones on bonfires!” when the drop is received.
Cremating bones will give you 2.5x the normal Prayer experience for burying the type of bone you’ve cremated, as well as 2x the experience in Firemaking. Extra Firemaking experience is the highlight of this method, but that skill is already cheap enough that it doesn’t make much of a difference.
Unless you have a special reason to camp the few specific mobs that drop this ability, it is not ideal to use this method. While this method used to be great for Ironman accounts to gain early Prayer experience, it has been outclassed by the Chaos Altar which offers better experience, and no requirements.
This method requires 75 Prayer and completion of the Plague’s End quest. Completion of the Hard or Elite Tirannwn Tasks is recommended.
Cleansing the Corrupted Seren Stone at the top of the Hefin cathedral in Prifddinas is one of the most cost effective and AFK methods of training your Prayer. You can buy Cleaning Crystals from the monks in the cathedral for 110,000gp each. With the crystals in your inventory, click the Corrupted Seren Stone to begin the cleansing process.
Each crystal will grant you a total of 9,800 Prayer experience, or 11,760 experience if the Voice of Seren is activated in the Hefin district. If you have the Tirannwn Quiver 3 or 4 equipped, you will automatically start using a new crystal after you finish one. Without this bonus, you will need to click back on the Corrupted Seren Stone each time you finish using a crystal.
Hefin monks will only stock 5 crystals at a time, however they restock very quickly. By the time you finish 5 crystals, 5 more will be available. This method is roughly 280,000-350,000 experience per hour depending on the Voice of Seren. Using other boosts mentioned above, the rates can be even higher. This method is perfect for cheap, AFK training.
Completion of the Wilderness Hard tasks is helpful.
Providing a 350% experience boost (equal to a gilded altar with both burners lit), the Chaos Altar offers a great training method for Ironmen and players willing to risk training in the Wilderness. The altar can be found in the middle of the Chaos Temple. If you have completed the Wilderness Hard tasks, you can unnote bones using the Harrison NPC beside the altar. This allows for you to use an upwards of 2,000 bones per hour!
Without the Wilderness Hard tasks complete, you can use the Simon NPC as a bank. He is right outside the temple walls, only a bit farther from Harrison. You can still achieve roughly 1,400 bones per hour this way, and it is much safer than having all of your bones in your inventory. Remember, this is the Wilderness, do not bring anything you’re not willing to lose!
Completion of the Ghosts Ahoy quest and 58 Agility is recommended.
This method provides even more experience than the Gilded Altar, but is much more click intensive. You can also trade the tokens you earn here for the First Age Outfit. To start out, fill your inventory up with your Ectophial (if Ghosts Ahoy has been completed) and 13 bones. Equip a ring or amulet that allows for easy banking, such as the Tokkul-Zo or Ring of Kinship.
Use your Ectophial to teleport to the Ectofuntus temple. Make sure that your character fills up the Ectophial before leaving (they will do so automatically unless interrupted). Head up the staircase and use the Fill option on the Hopper. You will begin to grind all your bones and receive Bonemeal in your inventory.
Once complete, head back downstairs and through the Trapdoor. Make your way to the bottom of the temple using the stairs (the shortcut can be used with 58 Agility). Click the Ectoplasm to make your character start filling buckets of Slime. Once you have 13, use your Ectophial to teleport back to the temple. Worship the Ectofuntus 13 times to use all of your supplies.
Use your ring to teleport back to a bank, get more bones, and repeat this process. Ecto-tokens can be saved to your Currency Pouch so that they do not take up inventory space.