|Members?||No/Yes for Ancient Curses|
|Level||25 (Standard Prayer), 50 (Ancient Curses)|
|Book||Standard Prayers and Ancient Curses|
|Drain rate||10 points per minute (1 point per 6 seconds)|
|Effect||Keep 1 extra item upon Death|
Protect Item is a prayer in both the standard prayer list and the Ancient Curses. When it is active, the user will keep one extra item if they die. This means that if the player is in the Wilderness, they will still keep one item and if they are outside the Wilderness, they will keep four items.
Usage in PvPEdit
Protect Item can be used in the Wilderness, except for High-risk worlds. It is common to see players Player-killing with only one item, typically one providing its own ammo/runes or a two-handed sword to avoid any loss. They can use the Protect Item prayer to avoid the effect of the Wilderness and keep their weapon. This tactic is despised amongst many PKers in general and is commonly referred to as "1 iteming."
- Protect Item is unique in that it is the only prayer that appears on both the standard prayer list and the Ancient Curses list. The two versions are not completely identical however, as they require different levels and the Ancient Curses icon has two glowing rings around it, and appears smaller.
- Members who depend upon one-iteming are advised to bring a Prayer potion as player killers often use spells and prayers to drain their victims' prayer points before they kill them.
- Protect Item is one of several curses that do not have a verbal incantation in the ancient hymnal.
|Defence Rating||Thick Skin • Rock Skin • Steel Skin|
|Melee Attack Rating||Clarity of Thought • Improved Reflexes • Incredible Reflexes • Chivalry • Piety|
|Melee Strength||Burst of Strength • Superhuman Strength • Ultimate Strength • Chivalry • Piety|
|Magic Attack Rating||Mystic Will • Mystic Lore • Mystic Might • Augury|
|Magic Strength||Charge • Super Charge • Overcharge • Augury|
|Ranged Attack Rating||Sharp Eye • Hawk Eye • Eagle Eye • Rigour|
|Ranged Strength||Unstoppable Force • Unrelenting Force • Overpowering Force • Rigour|
|Restoration||Rapid Restore • Rapid Heal • Rapid Renewal|
|Protection||Summoning • Magic • Missiles • Melee|
|Knight Training Grounds||Chivalry • Piety • Augury • Rigour|
|Other||Protect Item • Retribution • Redemption • Smite|
|Sap Curses||Sap Warrior • Sap Ranger • Sap Range Strength • Sap Mage • Sap Magic Strength • Sap Spirit • Sap Defence • Sap Strength|
|Deflect Curses||Deflect Summoning • Deflect Magic • Deflect Missiles • Deflect Melee|
|Leech Curses||Leech Attack • Leech Ranged • Leech Range Strength • Leech Magic • Leech Magic Strength • Leech Defence • Leech Strength • Leech Energy • Leech Adrenaline|
|Other||Protect Item • Berserker • Wrath • Soul Split • Turmoil • Anguish • Torment|