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OSRS Prayer Guide for 1-99

OSRS Prayer Guide
By | April 14th, 2019 | Categories: RuneScape

Prayer is quite a fast and easy skill that has absolutely no requirements to start. The downside is that it is an extremely expensive skill to reach Level 99, which is why some players choose to quit at Level 70 for Piety or Level 74 for Rigour. This OSRS Prayer Guide will go over the best ways to train so you don’t waste your time or money.

OSRS Prayer Guide – P2P

Prayer was a skill introduced since the beginning of the game but it had only consisted of burying bones for experience. The paid version of the game now has numerous updates to make prayer training faster and more diverse. While some quests will provide some starter experience, it will be quite insignificant in the long-run. Now, let’s see what methods this OSRS Prayer guide suggests for P2P players!

POH Gilded Altar Training

The Gilded Altar is created in the Chapel of any Player Owned Home and requires Level 75 Construction to make and gives 350% experience per bone used. You may train in your own house or simply use a host’s house on World 330. You may pay runners to un-none bones for your, which will make things slightly faster.

Dragon Bones or Wyvern Bones have the best cost-to-efficiency ratio and are the most commonly used.  If you want to simply AFK, you can get 270,000 experience per hour. If you manually click each bone, you can get well over 600,000 experience per hour.

The absolute fastest method, disregarding its absurd costs, is to use Superior Dragon Bones. While it offers more than double the experience over Dragon Bones, it’s also nearly four-times the cost.

Chaos Temple Altar Training

This altar in Level-38 Wilderness is exactly the same as the gilded altar but with the perk of a 50-percent chance that a bone will not be consumed. The nearby Elder Chaos Druid will un-note bones for a modest fee

On the surface, this is a very economical way of training prayer. The drawback is that it is in multi-combat and clans regularly PK here for the chance at free bones. This is why some players will simply bring very small loads or low-priced bones like Big Bones.

Ectofuntus Training

The Ectofuntus is one of the oldest additions to the game and was used long before the Gilded Altar was created. When using bones as a sacrifice it gives 4x the experience per bone, which is the highest in the game. While it may be used with only the Priest in Peril quest completed, it would be far more efficient to have Ghosts Ahoy and the Medium Morytania Diary completed.

Bones used as a sacrifice to the Ectofuntus will first need to be ground in a pot before being combined with slime. To do this, go upstairs with an equal amount of Pots and bones. To bank your newly ground bones, use a wearable teleport like the Crafting Cape, Desert Amulet or Drakan’s Medallion. To teleport back, click on the Ectophial for a free teleport.

In combination with the ground bonemeal, you will need to obtain buckets of slime. The normal way of doing this was to fill buckets in the basement, but it’s much faster to buy slime from nearby charter ships. You may use the same teleport method mentioned above to combine the slime and bonemeal for prayer experience.

Using Dragon bones, you may be able to get a little over 250,000 experience per hour. Keep in mind, you will work much harder for your experience than using altars.

Ensouled Head Training

As you go about your journey training slayer or killing dragons for bones & money, you may come across the occasional ensouled head. As long as you have 60% Arceuss House favor, you may access the new spellbook and the Dark Altar.

Using Ensouled Bloodveld Heads is one of the more common routes and can provide up to 180,000 prayer experience per hour. This also gives a mix of combat and magic experience. Although it varies based on the weapon and combat style used.

For more RuneScape, check this out: OSRS Melee Armor for P2P and F2P

OSRS Prayer Guide – F2P

Of course, this Prayer guide also offers tips for F2P OSRS training. Training prayer in F2P is not only significantly slower to achieve 99, but it is also much more expensive. Since there is a lack of experience-enhancing activities, you are stuck just burying bones until you get bored.

Burying Regular Bones

Disregarding obtaining bones from monster drops, buying regular bones from the Grand Exchange is the cheapest method of training. Clicking bones at full concentration should be around 13,000 experience per hour.

To save a little time while banking, carry your bones as notes and un-note your them by using them on a banker. Using bank chests is also an option.

Burying Big Bones

Training with Big Bones is quite the same as regular bones as you will want to stand by a one-click bank like a banking chest. If you click efficiently, you should get a little over 43,000 experience per hour. If you go all the way to Level 99 using this route, it will cost over 177 million GP.

Multi-Skill Bone Training

The latest trend for efficient F2P players is to bury Big Bones while completing other tasks, saving time and breaking the monotony. This can include burying bones between banking while cooking fish, or while splashing.

One example is to bury bones between game ticks while cooking swordfish. The most optimal setup would be to train at the range in White Knights’ Castle, drop a load of swordfish in front of the range, and then bring in a load of Big Bones. As you bury each bone, quickly pick up a swordfish and click on the range. Once you practice this, you can get around 18,000+ prayer experience and 160,000+  cooking experience per hour.

If you are training magic, you may run around splashing Curse while picking up free Big Bones at the Wilderness. You may get over 5,000 prayer experience per hour while getting a little over 20,000 magic experience. This is a great method if you are poor or an Ironman.


As you can see, Prayer is an end-game skill that is very expensive in Old School RuneScape, especially for F2P players. When you unlock prayers like Piety, Rigour, or Augury, the grind will seem worth it. Using this OSRS Prayer Guide, you should get an idea of how to start training prayer so you can reach your goal more efficiently.

For more RuneScape, check this out: OSRS Magic Guide for 1-99

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