|Prayer book||Ancient Curses|
|Drain rate||150 points per minute (1 point per 0.4 seconds)|
|Effect||Protects against damage from attacks and can deflect some damage back onto the attacker.|
Deflect Magic protects against damage from magic attacks and can deflect some of the damage back onto the attacker. This is potentially an extremely potent curse against users of ancient magicks. It is unknown if this curse also deflects any side-effects to a spell. This curse has no effect against Vengeance.
The deflection curses are another reason for players to switch from the normal prayer set to the curses, as they have the same drain rate as the protection prayers from the regular book and can deal additional damage back.
Note that as with all Deflect prayers, the Ferocious Ring does not add damage you reflect back onto the enemy.
Deflect prayers will grant you half protection against most attacks against players.
The damage reflected is 10% of the damage the attack would have done if not blocked. Therefore, since you are protected from 50% of damage from most monsters, it is recommended to wear armour with the least magic resistance/soak available to you (such as Dragon) as this will significantly increase the damage that would have been taken and consequently the amount deflected back onto the opponent.
- According to the ancient hymnal, Deflect Magic's verbal incantation is "Arceto impetum magorum." (I hinder the attack of magical things.)