For example, say you are fighting a monster. Said monster launches a ranged or magic attack at you. You activate your protection prayer. At what point should the game block the damage?
- If your protection prayer is active when the monster launches their attack. Activating protection prayer on hit does not protect you.
- If your protection prayer is active when the hit takes place (activating it when the NPC launches their attack has no effect).
- Either - if your protection prayer is active when the monster launches their attack, you will block it even if you disable your protection prayer when it hits. If your protection prayer is active when the hit takes place (but it was inactive when the attack was launched), you will also block it.
Similarly, I'm also wondering the same question for defensive prayer. Say you activate piety which gives a defensive bonus, at what point is determined that your defense is increased? When an attack is launched, or when it hits? And is this the same for PvP and PvM?