Preserve is a forgotten prayer that allows boosted stats to last 50% longer (combat and non-combat skills), requiring a Prayer level of 55 to activate. This makes it possible to decrease the consumption of stat boosting foods and potions, which may be expensive in long-term usage.

To unlock this prayer, the torn prayer scroll must be purchased or obtained as a reward from the Chambers of Xeric.

Contrary to other prayers, Preserve does not grant an immediate effect; it needs to have been active when the stat change occurs long enough to drain at least one Prayer point, meaning it will typically take effect if turned on at least 20 seconds before the next stat change (longer or shorter depending on prayer bonus and other active prayers). Flicking Preserve thus provides no benefit.

As overloads boost stats every 15 seconds, Preserve's use is limited in Nightmare Zone and Chambers of Xeric.


  • Upon release of the Chambers of Xeric, the prayer was unlocked via a single scroll which offered to unlock one of the three prayers: Preserve, Rigour, and Augury. The scroll was split in an update on 12 January 2017 so that the cost to unlock the Preserve prayer would not be tied to the much higher cost to unlock the other two.
  • The boosting effect of Preserve was improved in an update on 13 July 2017 to make boosted stats last 50% instead of 20% longer. The prayer point drain rate was also decreased from five points per minute to three points per minute.
  • RuneScape 3 has a similar curse, Berserker, which makes boosted stats last 15% longer, but drains at faster rate (50 points per minute, which is equivalent to 5 points per minute in OSRS).

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