Release date 20 November 2012 (Update)
Members No
Skill Defence
Level 24
Type Basic
Adrenaline +8%
Equipment Any
Cooldown 10 seconds
Taunt your target, forcing them to focus their attacks on you. Player targets have their damage reduced 50% when attacking anyone other than yourself. However, you also do 50% less damage when attacking any other player. Lasts 6 seconds.
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Provoke is a basic Defence ability. When activated the user forces the opponent to focus their attacks on the user. When it is used in a PvP situation, both the user and the target will deal 50% less damage if they attack other players for six seconds. They will still deal normal damage towards each other.

This ability is very effective when multiple low level players take on a high level player, as there is a good chance that the high leveled player will not notice who used Provoke on them. Using it then hiding back in a fog bank repeatedly in Stealing Creation is even more effective.

Provoke is a vital ability in various monster encounters where their aggression must be redirected towards another player; examples include the Kalphite King, Vorago, and Beastmaster Durzag.

If Provoke is used with the Taunting perk, it will affect targets in a 5x5 radius of the user.


  • Provoke and Natural Instinct are the only abilities that have completely different effects depending on whether they are used against a player or a monster.

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