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Level 95
Book Ancient Curses
Drain rate 300 points per minute (1 point per 0.2 seconds)
Effect +10% Attack-icon
+10% Melee-icon damage
+10% Defence-icon
-9?% enemy Attack-icon, increasing to -15?% over time
-9% enemy Melee-icon damage, increasing to -15% over time
-9?% enemy Defence-icon, increasing to -15?% over time

Turmoil is an Ancient curse that requires 95 Prayer to activate, the highest alongside Anguish and Torment of all prayers in the game. It can boost the user's Melee accuracy, Melee damage, and Defence significantly, as well as drain those of opponents, making it the strongest melee-boosting prayer in the game.

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Turmoil Activation
Turmoil sound


Turmoil provides an immediate boost to the player's Melee accuracy, Melee damage, and Defence level. These boosts are constant and do not strengthen over time, unlike the leech curses.

Additionally, Turmoil will randomly drain opponents' Melee accuracy, Melee damage, and Defence. These drains are not immediate but must gradually strengthen to full efficiency. They can affect multiple enemies simultaneously, provided the player is in combat with them all.

A player will gain the same Melee and Defence increases regardless of an enemy's level or class, but Turmoil cannot lower its damage or accuracy if it does not use Melee.

Sap and leech curses cannot be used alongside Turmoil.

Turmoil and PietyEdit

Turmoil is often compared to the prayer Piety, which is the strongest melee prayer on the standard prayerbook. Piety requires 70 Prayer, 70 Defence, and completion of the Knight Waves Training Grounds; Turmoil requires 95 Prayer and the Temple at Senntisten quest.

If comparing stat increases, Turmoil is not much stronger than Piety, yet Piety lacks the ability to drain enemy stats while Turmoil can drain them strongly whereas leech curses boost up to +12%, but only start at +6%. Also, the healing curse Soul Split can be used on the Ancient Curses with 92 Prayer and provides another incentive to use the book.

Turmoil has a higher drain rate than Piety.

See alsoEdit

  • Anguish, the Ranged equivalent of Turmoil
  • Torment, the Magic equivalent of Turmoil


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