OSRS Prayer Flicking Guide [2022]

Combat in OSRS can sometimes get complex, especially when you don’t have a suitable mechanism to support you. Prayer is one of them, providing bonuses to aim you in combat and much more. The only issue here is that Prayer Points get drained exceptionally quickly. It is sometimes like blinking, and the thing disappears, leaving you empty-handed.

Well, there is a solution to tackle this, and if done right, it can even provide you with an infinite amount of Prayer. Who doesn’t want that? Therefore, we compiled this OSRS Prayer Flicking Guide to help you understand the concept and make better use of it through its usability. So, without any further delay, let us hop into the details.

What is prayer Flicking?

Just as the name suggests, Flicking means, for instance (Turning On and Off) and Prayer Flicking defines turning the Prayer On and Off instantly. It might sound easy, but it is among the high-level techniques in OSRS, requiring time and experience to master.

The concept here is that you can turn the Prayer On, and when the effect registers, you turn the Prayer Off. When you do this thing correctly, like it is supposed to, you can delay the quick drain of Prayer Points and, in other cases, completely prevent it. 

Most of the time, players who want Damage in Combat use Prayer Flicking or players who are looking for Protection against missiles/range. You will need to understand the Tick and Attack Cycle concept to master it.

A tick in OSRS

Sometimes referred to as the Clock, the time used for action. The approximate time is around .6 seconds, also called the game cycle, and you can also call it Tick in OSRS. Simply put, it is time the enemy attacks you, which is the action time.

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How to do Prayer Flicking?

Doing Prayer Flicking is the easiest, but mastering it is among the most difficult. Let us take the example of combat, where you want to have the Damage Prayer. To do Prayer Flicking, you will have to use the Prayer, meaning activate it by clicking on the Melee Prayer the moment you want to attack the enemy. Then, the Prayer will take effect and when you have done attacking, turn the Prayer Off by again clicking on it.

At the same Tick, you will have to use the Prayer to do Prayer Flicking. The same is with Defense Prayer, where you must defend yourself from enemy attacks. When the enemy attacks you, you will turn the Prayer On at the same tick and turn it off afterward.

There are various weapons in the game, and each has its tick, like the whip, which comes with the 4-tick. With more ticks, the time will increase; therefore, you will have to use the sounds/rhythm to figure things out.

OSRS has that strange mechanism when some enemies have a bit of delay in their attack and the tick, for example, TzTok-Jad. For this, you won’t have the traditional method applicable for Prayer Flicking, and only practice/experience can pave the way for you to use Prayer Flicking here.

Why even do Prayer Flicking?

So, Prayer Flicking is solely associated with the number of Points Prayers take. They run out quickly and leave you empty, without any buff. Prayers are mainly used for Magic, Attack, Strength, Hitpoints, Defense, and Ranged.

To help make things easier, Prayer Flicking is essential. By Turning Prayers On and Off at the exact proper moment, you will save the Prayer Points, and when you are professional with it, your Prayer Points won’t even be used.

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Practicing Prayer Flicking

When you are getting used to the Prayer Flicking, it is a relatively new concept for you. You can bring the Prayer Boosting Items with you for longer practice time. The gear doesn’t matter here, as you only practice the Prayer. 

If you are using the RuneLite Client, some plugins can make things easier.

  • Prayer Plugin: There is a Prayer Flick Location in the Prayer Settings. Simply change it to Prayer Orb, and you can see that the Quick Prayer Icon beside the Map starts indicating every Tick in the game. 
  • Metronome Plugin: Using this plugin activates the sound for ticks. Simply go to the settings, put one on the Tick Count and toggle on the Metronome. 

Tip: As every tick is 0.6 seconds, meaning there are 100 ticks per minute, you can use various 100-beat-per-minute songs to help you train the prayer flicking. 

1-Tick Prayer Flicking

This is the absolute height of Prayer Flicking in OSRS, and only the most skilled players can do it. As we already know, a tick happens in 0.6 seconds; in 1-Tick Prayer Flicking, you will have to click twice to Prayer Flick. One to turn the Prayer On and the other to turn the Prayer Off. It is advantageous when you have two monsters besides you as enemies, and their style is the same for attacking. To Prayer Flick both of them, you will have to do 1-Tick Prayer Flicking.


What is the speed of a tick in OSRS?

In Old School RuneScape, every time is 0.6 seconds. Then there are concepts of Two Tick and Three Tick, which means it will take a specific number of mentioned ticks for action.

How to level up Prayer in OSRS?

There is only one way to enhance your Prayer in OSRS, which is through Bones. You can bury the Big Bones or simple Bones to level the Prayer. Approximately, it will take around 1k hours to reach 1 to 99 level for Prayer with simple bones and approximately 400 hours for Big Bones.

Final Verdict

Prayer Flicking is one of the most OP things in the whole OSRS, as your Prayer Points won’t be drained, and you can use the buffs as much as you want. Most of the time, Prayers drain the points quickly, and you can’t use them more efficiently.

Flicking might be a complicated mechanism and requires you to train the technique to use it, but it isn’t something you can’t do. Using Prayer Flicking is easy, but mastering it is hard. Go with the rhythm, sound, and tick to effortlessly memorize when to use your Prayer Flicking and when to turn it off. We have this OSRS Prayer Flicking Guide to help you with the concept and make the best use of it.

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