Not to be confused with Malevolent armour.
Release date 30 January 2017 (Update)
Members Yes
Level 99
Book Ancient Curses
Drain rate 400 points per minute (1 point per 0.15 seconds)
Effect +12 Attack levels (for accuracy)
+12% Melee damage
+12 Defence levels (for armour)
Drains the enemies Melee Attack, Melee Strength and Defence, increasing over time.

Malevolence is a curse released as a reward from Nex: Angel of Death. It is unlocked by using the praesul codex. It requires level 99 Prayer to activate, the highest in the game alongside Desolation and Affliction.

Malevolence is a boosted version of Turmoil; it can boost the user's Attack, Defence, and melee damage significantly, as well as drain those of opponents, while draining prayer 1/3 faster.

Praesul prayer activation

Malevolence's animation when activated


  • On release, Malevolence was an overhead prayer. This was changed a week later following player feedback.
  • Malevolence, Desolation, and Affliction share the highest prayer drain rate, 40 times as fast as the slowest draining curse, Protect Item.