I tried prayer and it always seemed the start of the prayer does the dramatic backstep pretty quickly. Even spamming it, it seems like a big step (I might try it again though).
I thoroughly enjoyed interrupting the jump for joy gesture. Kinda looks like a celebratory kicking of dirt on someone. I have a new favorite gesture when beating gankers methinks.
While uploading these and such I did some invasions with the GremKing then my main. I gotta say, it's tough winning fights without upgraded gear. My +5 battle ax (still my best weapon) is doing 40 or 50 on people. Not good! Unfortunately, I foresee myself being way too lazy to worry about a maxed elemental. Means I gotta dedicate to the prank.
On a side note, I ran into one guy actually questing for Sif. I was amazed. Haven't seen that in millenia it seems. I could be wrong. The flow of time is distorted after all.