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This article is about magic spell. For the set of prayers, see Ancient Curses.
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Release date 24 May 2001 (Update)
Members No
Level 19
Spellbook Normal,
Type Combat
Experience 29
Runes 1Chaos
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Curse is a spell that increases the target's damage received by 5% for 1 minute. The spell gives 29 experience whether it hits or misses, making it a popular way to raise experience cheaply.

Using Curse on a target will not stack with using Vulnerability, despite the icons for both spells showing up on the target. The vulnerability effect will override the curse effect for a maximum 10% damage bonus.

Remember, you cannot use Ancient Magicks or Lunar Spells if you are using standard spells.


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Curse sound
Plays when players cast the Curse spell


  • The Magic dummy in Lumbridge used to be the most popular targets for failed cursing. Due to an update, attempting to curse the magic dummy generates the message 'You can't weaken that'.
  • This is the only low level curse that affects Ranged and Magic damage.
  • Before the Evolution of Combat update, this spell used 1 body rune, 3 earth runes and 2 water runes.