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 Magic levels (for accuracy)
+12% Magic damage
+12 Defence levels (for armour)

Drains enemy -6 to -10 Magic levels (for accuracy)
-6 to -10 enemy Defence levels (for armour)
-9% to -15% enemy Magic damage (PvM)
-6% to -10% enemy Magic damage (PvP)

Affliction 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 Malevolence and Desolation.

Affliction is a boosted version of Torment; it boosts the user's Magic level by 12, Magic damage by 12%, and Defence level by 12, and drain them from the opponent.

Praesul prayer activation

Affliction's animation when activated


  • On release, Affliction was an overhead prayer. This was changed a week later following player feedback. To compensate for being able to be used with deflection curses and Soul Split, its drain rate was increased to 400 prayer points per minute.
  • Malevolence, Desolation, and Affliction share the highest prayer drain rate, 40 times as fast as the slowest draining curse, Protect Item.