A memory strand is an item obtained by training Divination outside of Daemonheim. It is used along with various amount of Divination energy to charge engrams, which are unlocked by completing Memorial to Guthix. Up to 10,000 memory strands can be kept in the currency pouch. If you have some Memory strands in your inventory and you reach the 10,000 cap in the currency pouch, it is not possible to attain more in your inventory.
After completing the Distraction and Diversion for the first time, Orla Fairweather will reward the player with 1,000 memory strands. Another 1,000 can be claimed after reaching level 99 in Divination, after reaching level 120 in Divination, and after reaching 200,000,000 Divination experience.
The strands also allow direct teleportation to the Memorial to Guthix north-west of the Eagles' Peak lodestone. The teleport can be used even when the player has no memory strands, but not while the player is in combat. It is an effective teleport to the bank chest in the area – not as close as a ring of duelling or TokKul-Zo, but is unlimited, does not take an equipment slot or inventory space, and has no requirements.
1,000 memory strands can be used to reset the timer on prestige perks by using "Unlock-selection" at the fountain of energy.
On average the player may expect to get 288 strands per hour without prestiging, but due to the randomness of how memory strands are obtained and the time spent on not actively gathering, one could get anywhere between 100 and 500 strands per hour. Without prestiging, strands can be obtained once per minute in batches of 17–31 strands at a time with a 20% chance. After prestiging players can obtain up to 48 strands per batch.
If the player cannot or does not want to pay constant attention while collecting strands, it is recommended to harvest ancestral energy on Uncharted Isles due to the ability to exhaust them without interruption. The player can also collect strands from positive and negative energy if the player doesn't wish to use supplies.
As the player prestiges, the strands per hour should increase, on average. The data below have been estimated by Jagex staff.
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