Summoning Guide

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Members Icon This skill is available to members only, free players can only train it as high as level 5.
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Summoning - The Basics

Skill Summoning LogoSummoning is a members only skill which enables players to summon familiars to help them out in both combat and skilling for a period of time. As you progress through the levels you are able to summon more useful and powerful familiars which generally stay with you for a longer duration. Summoning utilises summoning charms which are dropped by the majority of monsters found in Gielinor however they are untradable so collecting them can be very time consuming.

It is not only charms that are required to make pouches as each pouch requires a pouch, a number of spirit shards and a secondary ingredient to make. Most secondary ingredients are tradable and therefore can be purchased in bulk from other players although this can be quite costly, particularly at higher levels.

The only viable way of training Summoning is through making the familiar pouches as that is where the bulk of the experience is. Players summoning familiars and using their scrolls will receive a small amount of experience but not enough to consider it a means of training the skill. Pouches can be sold to other players to try and recoup some of the cost of training the skill or pouches may be exchanged for shards (70% of the pouch's shard cost) by speaking to Bogrog or Lord Amlodd.

Summoning Aides

There are a number of items in the game that help with Slayer, many of them making it quicker to complete tasks or helping with drops.

Item Obtained Information
Shaman\'s headdressShaman's headdress Treasure Hunter Boosts Summoning experience gained by 1% when worn.
Shaman\'s ponchoShaman's poncho Treasure Hunter Boosts Summoning experience gained by 1% when worn.
Shaman\'s leggingsShaman's leggings Treasure Hunter Boosts Summoning experience gained by 1% when worn.
Shaman\'s hand wrapsShaman's hand wraps Treasure Hunter Boosts Summoning experience gained by 1% when worn.
Shaman\'s moccasinsShaman's moccasins Treasure Hunter Boosts Summoning experience gained by 1% when worn.
When the full Shaman's set is worn an additional 1% experience boost is granted giving the set a total of a 6% boost to experience gained.
Item Boost Information
PigswillPigswill +3 Requires 64 Cooking to brew from 4 pieces of raw bacon.
Mature PigswillMature pigswill +3 Requires 64 Cooking to brew from 4 pieces of raw bacon.
Pork piePork pie +5 Requires 74 Cooking to make.
Skill Boosts CitadelClan Citadel +10 In the clan citadel it is possible to use the powerup skill tile to boost Summoning by a maximum of 10 levels. It also has a possibility to lower it by 10 levels too.
Summoning headgear allows you to store combat scrolls relevant to your familiar in your headgear so it automatically uses them. To do this you need to visit Pikkupstix in Taverley and ask him to enchant your headgear.
Item Level Scroll Capacity
Antlers (charged)Antlers 10 40
Adamant full helm (charged)Adamant full helm 20 50
Slayer helmet (charged)Slayer helmet 20 50
Snakeskin bandana (charged)Snakeskin bandana 20 50
Splitbark helm (charged)Splitbark helm 30 50
Rune full helm (charged)Rune full helm 30 60
Lizard skull (charged)Lizard skull 30 65
Warrior helm (charged)Warrior helm 35 70
Berserker helm (charged)Berserker helm 35 70
Archer helm (charged)Archer helm 35 70
Farseer helm (charged)Farseer helm 35 70
Helm of neitiznot (charged)Helm of Neitiznot 45 90
Dragon helm (charged)Dragon helm 50 110
Feather headdress -Stripy- (charged)Feather headdress 50 150
Lunar helm (charged)Lunar helm 55 110
Armadyl helmet (charged)Armadyl helmet 60 120

In addition to these aides, there are two potions which allow you to restore your Summoning points. These are summoning potions and super restore potions. You can also use obelisks which can be found all over Gielinor to restore your points.

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Getting Started

Guides Quest Icon It is advised players complete the Wolf Whistle quest before starting to train Summoning as it serves as an introduction to the skill and provides experience and charms to get you started.

Players who have completed the Wolf Whistle quest will have at least level 4 in Summoning and will have received enough gold charms to get them to level 18. The table below shows how many of each pouch you need to make to maximise the amount of experience you will gain from the 275 charms rewarded to you. To create the pouch you need to have a blank pouch, some spirit shards, a gold charm and the required secondary in your inventory and then click on the obelisk.

Skill Summoning Logo Pouch Charm Shards Secondary Shard cost (GP) XP Quantity to make
1 Spirit wolf pouchSpirit wolf Gold 7 Wolf bones 175 4.8 Quest
4 Dreadfowl pouch Dreadfowl Gold 8 Raw chicken 200 9.3 95
10 Spirit spider pouchSpirit spider Gold 8 Spider carcass 200 12.6 54
13 Thorny snail pouchThorny snail Gold 9 Thin snail 225 12.6 72
16 Granite crab pouchGranite crab Gold 7 Iron ore 175 21.6 36
18 Desert wyrm pouchDesert wyrm Green 45 Bucket of sand 1125 31.2 25

The pouches you have made to get to level 18 can be turned into scrolls by clicking on the obelisk once again and selecting the "scrolls" option however the XP gained from this is minuscule and generally the scrolls are less valuable than the pouches used to create them.

Upon reaching level 18 you should have exhausted all the charms you received from Wolf Whistle and will be in need of some more. The main source of charms is through killing monsters across Gielinor and obtaining them as a drop although it is worth noting that in most cases they are not 100% drops so you will need to work for them. It is also possible to get charms from hunting charm sprites which requires 72 Hunter to do. Finally you can also gain charms from thieving chests in Dorgesh-Kaan.

Gathering Charms

There are four different colour of charms that act as the primary component of creating a pouch, however there are a number of other charms that act as a secondary. The pouches that require both types of charm generally give large amounts of experience but obtaining the secondary charms can be slow.

Below is a table of summoning charms (both primary and secondary) and the best ways to obtain them. This is not a comprehensive list and only lists monsters that have a particularly high drop rate of a certain colour of charm. In most instances monsters that drop one colour of primary charm will drop them all. As a general rule gold are the most common charm drops with blue being the rarest however it depends on what monsters you usually hunt.

Monsters with a number in brackets after their name drop more than one charm at a time.

Pic Charm Used For Dropped By
Abyssal charm Abyssal charm Abyssal parasite (54), Abyssal lurker (62), Abyssal titan (93) Abyssal guardian, Abyssal leech and Abyssal walker
Obsidian charm Obsidian charm Spirit tz-kih (22), Obsidian golem (73) and Lava titan (83) TzHaar-Hur, TzHaar-Ket, TzHaar-Mej and TzHaar-Xil.
Ravager charm Ravager charm Void ravager (34) Costs 2 Void Knight commendation points which are obtainable from playing Pest Control and Conquest.
Shifter charm Shifter charm Void shifter (34) Costs 2 Void Knight commendation points which are obtainable from playing Pest Control and Conquest.
Spinner charm Spinner charm Void spinner (34) Costs 2 Void Knight commendation points which are obtainable from playing Pest Control and Conquest.
Talon beast charm Talon beast charm Talon beast (77) Nail beasts during Temple Trekking.
Torcher charm Torcher charm Void torcher (34) Costs 2 Void Knight commendation points which are obtainable from playing Pest Control and Conquest.

Summoning Obelisks

Summoning obelisks are where the majority of training takes place as it is where pouches are created. There are currently 7 obelisks located in Gielinor that have enough power to allow players to infuse pouches there. In addition there are a large number a small obelisks across Gielinor where players can recharge their Summoning points. All the obelisks are found as follows:

Map Bank Map Bank
Taverley - South-west of the obelisk, across the river.
TzHaar City - East of the obelisk, through the gates towards Musa Point. The entrance to the city is atop the volcano.
Yanille - North-east of the obelisk
Nardah - Directly east of the obelisk. Sophanem is not much further away, directly south of the obelisk.
Burgh De Rott - South-east of the obelisk, quicker to use drakan's medallion to teleport to the town.
Piscatoris is technically the closest, however the spirit kyatt teleports you to it so the preferred option is to use a ring of duelling or tokkul-zo to bank. This is currently the second fastest method of creating pouches.
Lletya - See the Tirannwn map for details. SummoningPrifddinasObelisk Prifddinas - There is a deposit bank slightly south-east of the obelisk. The main bank is located directly to the East of the obelisk. This is currently the fastest method of creating pouches.
Region Obelisk locations
Asgarnia
Feldip Hills
Fremennik Province
Karamja
Keldagrim
  • Keldragrim bank
  • West of the Dwarven Ferryman
Kharidian Desert
  • Duel Arena
  • Exiled Kalphite Hive
  • Outside Shantay Pass
  • Pollnivneach - POH portal
  • Pollnivneach - Slayer Dungeon
  • Polypore Dungeon - There are 3 located within the dungeon
  • Sophanem - Outside the north east corner of the wall
  • Sophanem - Pyramid
Kandarin
  • Ancient Cavern
  • Barbarian Outpost
  • Battlefield south of Ardougne
  • Castle Wars
  • Catherby
  • Combat Training Camp
  • Fishing Guild
  • Ice Maze
  • South-west of Port Khazard
  • Tree Gnome Stronghold - Spirit Tree
Misthalin
Morytania and surrounding area
  • Burgh De Rott - North-west, by the river
  • Crossroads west of Canifis
  • North of the Ectofuntus
  • Mos Le'Harmless
Tiranwnn
  • North-west of Lletya
  • Prifddinas - Iowerth Clan area
  • Tyras Camp
Wilderness
Other

Familiar Interface

There are two ways in which you can issue commands to your Familiar. The first and most commonly used way is by right-clicking on the Summoning icon on your ability bar which will bring up a menu of commands.

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The second method is through the Familiar Interface which can be accessed by right-clicking the Summoning icon in the ability bar and selecting "follower details".

Interface Icon Information
FamInterface SummoningGuide Icon Scrolls Scrolls: This tells you how many scrolls you have available to you for you current Familiar and allows you to use your Familiar's special moves.
SummoningGuide Icon Attack Attack: This commands your combat familiar to attack. To give it a target, click the icon then click on the opponent.
SummoningGuide Icon TakeBoB Take from Beast of Burden: Automatically takes items from your beast of burden familiar to fill any inventory slots you have free. It will take them in the order they are stored in the familiar.
SummoningGuide Icon Renew Renew Familiar: Allows you to sacrifice a pouch to renew the timer and lifepoints of your familiar assuming you have enough Summoning points.
SummoningGuide Icon Call Call Familiar: Calls your familiar to your side if there is enough space for it.
SummoningGuide Icon Dismiss Dismiss Familiar: Dismisses your familiar. Any items carried by a Beast of Burden will be dropped to the floor.
SummoningGuide Icon SpecMove Special Move Bar: The special move bar determines if your Familiar can use their special move scrolls or not.
SummoningGuide Icon Timer Timer: Shows how much time your Familiar has left before it expires.
SummoningGuide Icon Points Summoning Points: Shows how many Summoning points you have left. If you have to few you will be unable to summon a familiar or renew one.

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Summoning Pouches

There are a large number of Summoning pouches that can be created all of which have some benefit when training skills, engaging in combat or even doing treasure trails. This table lists all pouches that can be created and the items needed to create them. For the secondary items hover over the image to see quick information about them and click on them to go to their item database entry.

Skill Summoning Logo Pouch Charm Shards Secondary Cost of shards XP Shard cost/xp Hi Alch Icon
1 Spirit wolf pouchSpirit wolf Gold 7 Wolf bones 175 4.8 36 359
4 Dreadfowl pouchDreadfowl Gold 8 Raw chicken 200 9.3 22 374
4 Meerkats pouchMeerkats* - - - - - - 180
10 Spirit spider pouchSpirit spider Gold 8 Spider carcass 200 12.6 16 374
13 Thorny snail pouchThorny snail Gold 9 Thin snail 225 12.6 18 389
14 War pig pouchWar pig** Gold 7 War pig tooth 175 0.2 N/A 60
14 Pack pig pouchPack pig** Gold 7 Pack pig tooth 175 0.2 N/A 60
14 Prayer pig pouchPrayer pig** Gold 7 Prayer pig tooth 175 0.2 N/A 60
16 Granite crab pouchGranite crab Gold 7 Iron ore 175 21.6 8 359
17 Spirit mosquito pouchSpirit mosquito Gold 1 Proboscis 25 46.5 0.5 269
18 Desert wyrm pouchDesert wyrm Green 45 Bucket of sand 1125 31.2 36 929
19 Spirit scorpion pouchSpirit scorpion Crimson 57 Bronze claw 1425 83.2 17 1109
22 Spirit tz-kih pouch Spirit tz-kih Crimson 64 Obsidian charm 1600 96.8 16.5 1214
23 Albino rat pouchAlbino rat Blue 75 Raw rat meat 1875 202.4 9 1379
25 Spirit kalphite pouchSpirit kalphite Blue 51 Potato cactus 1275 220 6 1019
Skill Summoning Logo Pouch Charm Shards Secondary Cost of shards XP Shard cost/xp Hi Alch Icon
28 Compost mound pouchCompost mound Green 47 Compost 1175 49.8 24 959
29 Giant chinchompa pouchGiant chinchompa Blue 84 Chinchompa 2100 255.2 8.2 1514
31 Vampyre bat pouchVampyre bat Crimson 81 Vampyre dust 2025 136 15 1469
32 Honey badger pouchHoney badger Crimson 84 Honeycomb 2100 140.8 15 1514
33 Beaver pouchBeaver Green 72 Willow logs 1800 57.6 31 1334
34 Void ravager pouchVoid ravager Green 74 Ravager charm 1850 59.6 31 1364
34 Void shifter pouchVoid shifter Blue 74 Shifter charm 1850 59.6 31 1364
34 Void spinner pouchVoid spinner Blue 74 Spinner charm 1850 59.6 31 1364
34 Void torcher pouchVoid torcher Blue 74 Torcher charm 1850 59.6 31 1364
36 Bronze minotaur pouchBronze minotaur Blue 102 Bronze bar 2550 316.8 8 1784
40 Bull ant pouchBull ant Gold 11 Marigolds 275 52.8 5 419
41 Macaw pouchMacaw Green 78 Clean guam 1950 72.4 27 1424
42 Evil turnipEvil turnip Crimson 104 Carved evil turnip 2600 184.8 14 1814
43 Sp. cockatrice pouchSpirit cockatrice (and variants) Green 88 Cockatrice egg (or variant) 2200 75.2 29 1574
46 Iron minotaur pouchIron minotaur Blue 125 Iron bar 3125 404.8 8 2129
46 Pyrelord pouchPyrelord Crimson 111 Tinderbox 2775 202.4 13.7 1919
47 Magpie pouchMagpie Green 88 Gold ring 2200 83.2 26 1574
49 Bloated leech pouchBloated leech Crimson 117 Raw beef 2925 215.2 14 2009
Skill Summoning Logo Pouch Charm Shards Secondary Cost of shards XP Shard cost/xp Hi Alch Icon
52 Spirit terrorbird pouchSpirit terrorbird Gold 12 Raw bird meat 300 68.4 4 434
54 Abyssal parasite pouchAbyssal parasite Green 106 Abyssal charm 2650 94.8 28 1844
55 Spirit jelly pouchSpirit jelly Blue 151 Jug of water 3775 484 8 2519
56 Steel minotaur pouchSteel minotaur Blue 141 Steel bar 3525 492.8 7 2369
56 Ibis pouchIbis Green 109 Harpoon 2725 98.8 28 1889
57 Spirit graahk pouchSpirit graahk Blue 154 Graahk fur 3850 501.6 7.7 2564
57 Spirit kyatt pouchSpirit kyatt Blue 153 Kyatt fur 3825 501.6 7.6 2549
57 Spirit larupia pouchSpirit larupia Blue 155 Larupia fur 3875 501.6 7.7 2579
58 Karam. overlord pouchKaramthulu overlord Blue 144 Fishbowl -Empty- 3600 510.4 7 2414
61 Smoke devil pouchSmoke devil Crimson 141 Goat horn dust 3525 268 13 2369
62 Abyssal lurker pouchAbyssal lurker Green 119 Abyssal charm 2975 109.6 27.1 2039
63 Spirit cobra pouchSpirit cobra Crimson 116 Snake hide 2900 276.8 10 1994
64 Stranger plant pouchStranger plant Crimson 128 Bagged plant 1 3200 281.6 11 2174
66 Mithril minotaur pouchMithril minotaur Blue 152 Mithril bar 3800 580.8 7 2534
66 Barker toad pouchBarker toad Gold 11 Swamp toad 275 87 3 419
67 War tortoise pouchWar tortoise Gold 1 Tortoise shell 25 58.6 ~0 269
68 Bunyip pouchBunyip Green 110 Raw shark 2750 119.2 23 1904
69 Fruit bat pouchFruit bat Green 130 Banana 3250 121.2 27 2204
70 Ravenous locust pouchRavenous locust Crimson 79 Pot of flour 1975 132 15 1439
71 Arctic bear pouchArctic bear Gold 14 Polar kebbit fur 350 93.2 4 464
72 Phoenix pouchPhoenix Crimson 165 Phoenix quill 4125 302 13.6 2991
73 Obsidian golem pouchObsidian golem Blue 195 Obsidian charm 4875 642.4 7.5 3179
74 Granite lobster pouchGranite lobster Crimson 166 Granite (5kg) 4150 325.6 13 2744
75 Praying mantis pouchPraying mantis Crimson 168 Blue flowers 4200 329.6 13 2774
Skill Summoning Logo Pouch Charm Shards Secondary Cost of shards XP Shard cost/xp Hi Alch Icon
76 Adamant minotaur pouchAdamant minotaur Blue 144 Adamant bar 3600 668.8 5 2414
76 Forge regent pouchForge regent Green 141 Ruby harvest 3525 134 26 2369
77 Talon beast pouchTalon beast Crimson 174 Talon beast charm 4350 1015.2 4.3 2864
78 Giant ent pouchGiant ent Green 124 Willow branch 3100 136.8 22.6 2114
79 Fire titan pouchFire titan Blue 198 Fire talisman 4950 695.2 7.1 3224
79 Ice titan pouchIce titan Blue 198 Air talisman + Water talisman 4950 695.2 7.1 3224
79 Moss titan pouchMoss titan Blue 202 Earth talisman 5050 695.2 7.2 3284
80 Hydra pouchHydra Green 128 Water orb 3125 140.8 22 2174
81 Nightmare muspah pouchNightmare muspah Elder - 150 Elder energy + Muspah spine - 145.3 - 3419
82 Brawler demon pouchBrawler demon Crimson 136 Demon claw 3400 346.9 25 5400
82 Deacon demon pouchDeacon demon Crimson 136 Demon claw 3400 346.9 25 5400
82 Executioner demon pouchExecutioner demon Crimson 136 Demon claw 3400 346.9 25 5400
83 Spirit dagannoth pouchSpirit dagannoth Crimson 1 Dagannoth hide 25 364.8 ~0 269
83 Lava titan pouchLava titan Blue 219 Obsidian charm 5475 730.4 7.5 3579
85 Swamp titan pouchSwamp titan Crimson 150 Swamp lizard 3750 373.6 10 2504
86 Rune minotaur pouchRune minotaur Blue 1 Rune bar 25 756.8 ~0 269
87 Ghast pouchGhast*** - - - - - - 3584
87 Ice nihil pouchIce nihil Elder - 150 Elder energy + Icyene feather - 355 - 3419
87 Blood nihil pouchBlood nihil Elder - 150 Elder energy + Vampyre fangs - 355 - 3419
87 Smoke nihil pouchSmoke nihil Elder - 150 Elder energy + Aviansie talons - 355 - 3419
87 Shadow nihil pouchShadow nihil Elder - 150 Elder energy + Demon horn -Nihil- - 355 - 3419
88 Unicorn stallion pouchUnicorn stallion Green 140 Unicorn horn 3500 154.4 23 2354
88 Light creature pouchLight creature Blue 204 Light core 5100 771.6 6.6 2534
89 Geyser titan pouchGeyser titan Blue 222 Water talisman 5550 783.2 7 3584
92 Wolpertinger pouchWolpertinger Crimson 203 Raw rabbit + Wolf bones 5075 404.8 13 3299
93 Abyssal titan pouchAbyssal titan Green 113 Abyssal charm 2825 163.2 17.3 1949
95 Iron titan pouchIron titan Crimson 198 Iron platebody 4950 417.6 11.8 3224
96 Pack yak pouchPack yak Crimson 211 Yak-hide 5275 422.4 12 3419
99 Steel titan pouchSteel titan Crimson 178 Steel platebody 4450 435.2 10.2 2924

*Meercats are only obtainable as a reward from treasure trails or by purchasing them from the Grand Exchange.
**Pig familiars are only available after completing the Bringing Home the Bacon quest.
***Ghasts are rewards from the Temple Trekking minigame.

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Familiars & Their Scrolls

Familiars are summoned using pouches. The table below lists familiars, their innate abilities, and their special move activated by the related scroll. The xp for creating a scroll and using a scroll is the same amount in most cases (a small fraction). The initial summoning point cost to activate the familiar is listed, along with the number of minutes it will remain. (Summoning points will continue to drain while it is used.) The bolded words show the familiar's best ability, but carrying abilities are also bolded for convenience.

If a familiar's time expires, it will drop whatever it is carrying on the ground. You get a one minute and a 30 second warning when its time is about to expire.

If your familiar is within two and a half minutes of expiration, you can press the "Renew Familiar" button (if you have another pouch in your inventory) to restore the timer to full. This is especially helpful for beasts of burden.

Using a right-click ability costs some summoning points. If your summoning points get down to zero, the familiar will still function, but you cannot invoke the right-click ability.

Skill Summoning Logo Familiar Points to Summon XP for Use Time (min) Abilities Scroll Ability Bar Cost
1 Spirit Wolf 1 0.1 6 Fights (Attack) Makes NPC foes flee 3
4 Dreadfowl 1 0.1 4 Fights (Magic)
Farming Boost (1)
Damaging magic attack 3
4 Meerkats* 1 1 40 Right click options to be used as a sextant, and to dig for Treasure Trail items Will dig up a Treasure Trails casket without disturbing the wizard defending it. 3
10 Spirit Spider 2 0.2 15 Fights (Controlled)
Forages red spiders' eggs
Spawns a random number of red spider eggs on the ground 6
13 Thorny Snail 2 0.2 16 Fights (Ranged)
Carries 3 items
Damaging ranged attack 3
16 Granite Crab 2 0.2 18 Fights (Defence)
Forages big net fish when fishing, gives small amounts of fishing experience
Boosts Fishing +1
Temporarily boosts Defence +4 12
17 Mosquito 4 0.5 12 Fights (Attack) Sends it to attack enemy 3
18 Desert Wyrm 1 0.4 19 Fights (Strength)
Boosts Mining +1
Right-click to Forage ores
Damaging magic attack that also stuns the opponent 6
19 Spirit Scorpion 2 0.9 17 Fights (Controlled) Makes your next ranged attack mildly poisonous if using poisonable ammo 6
22 Spirit Tz-Kih 3 0.9 18 Fights (Magic)
Right-click "Despair" drains opponent's prayer
Damaging attack that hits two nearby targets 6
23 Albino Rat 3 2.3 22 Fights (Attack) Puts 4 cheese in rat's inventory 6
25 Spirit Kalphite 3 2.5 22 Fights (Defence)
Carries 6 items
Deals damage to 5 nearby opponents 6
Skill Summoning Logo Familiar Points to Summon XP for Use Time (min) Abilities Scroll Ability Bar Cost
28 Compost Mound 6 0.6 24 Fights (Strength)
Forages compost and seeds
Boosts Farming (+1 + 2%)
Fills bucket with compost
Fills nearby compost bin with compost or maybe supercompost 12
29 Giant Chinchompa 1 2.5 31 Fights (Ranged)
Chance of exploding in combat, damaging nearby targets
Explodes chinchompa, damaging nearby targets 3
31 Vampyre Bat 4 1.5 33 Fights (Controlled)
Light enhancer
Heals itself slightly
Deals damage and a chance of restoring a small amount of LP 4
32 Honey Badger 4 1.6 25 Fights (Strength)
Chance of attacking again without delay
Boosts its attack and strength by reducing its defence 12
33 Beaver 4 0.7 27 Does not fight
Forages logs and planks
Acts as knife in Fletching
Boosts Woodcutting +2
Cuts up to three logs from nearby tree 3
34 Void Ravager 4 0.7 27 Fights (Strength)
Forages ore
Boosts Mining +1
and +1 invisible
Teleports you to Pest Control Landers 3
34 Void Spinner 4 0.7 27 Fights (Defence)
Heals you for 10 LP regularly
Teleports you to Pest Control Landers 3
34 Void Torcher 4 0.7 94 Fights (Magic)
Right-click "Strike" hits 10 extra points of damage
Teleports you to Pest Control Landers 3
34 Void Shifter 4 0.7 94 Fights (Attack)
Like "ring of life", teleports you from combat to Void Knight outpost if you have less than 10% health left
Teleports you to Pest Control Landers 3
36 Bronze Minotaur 9 3.6 30 Fights (Defence) Magic attack that deals up to 40 damage, chance of stunning 6
40 Bull Ant 5 0.6 30 Fights (Controlled
Carries 9 items
Restores run energy; more energy for higher agility level 12
41 Macaw 5 0.8 31 Does not fight
Forages herbs
Gives remote view
Improves herb drops
Chance of creating herbs 12
42 Evil Turnip 5 2.1 30 Fights(Ranged)
Forages evil turnip slices
Heals self when using ranged
Magic attack which lowers opponent's ranged skill 6
43 Spirit Cockatrice 5 0.9 36 Fights (Magic)
Forages cockatrice eggs
Right-click "Drain" lowers foe's combat stat
Deals up to 100 damage, as well as reducing a combat skill by 3 (varies by cockatrice type) 3
46 Iron Minotaur 9 4.6 37 Fights (Defence) Magic attack that deals up to 60 damage, chance of stunning 6
46 Pyrelord 4 2.3 32 Fights (Strength)
Firemaking boost +3
Acts as tinderbox, +10 XP bonus
Crafts gold jewellery from bars without furnace 6
47 Magpie 5 0.9 34 Does not fight
Forages jewellery
Boosts Thieving skill +2 12
49 Bloated Leech 5 2.4 34 Fights (Attack) Sacrifice LP to cure poison and stat reduction 6
Skill Summoning Logo Familiar Points to Summon XP for Use Time (min) Abilities Scroll Ability Bar Cost
52 Spirit Terrorbird 6 0.8 36 Fights (Controlled)
Carries 12 items
Restores run energy (50% of your agility level); 2 level Agility boost 6
54 Abyssal Parasite 6 1.1 30 Fights (Magic)
Carries 7 pure/rune essence
Abyssal Prayer drain slowed
Magic attack that gives you ten prayer points if it hits 6
55 Spirit Jelly 6 5.5 43 Fights (Strength) Magic attack which deals up to 120 damage and lowers enemy's Attack 6
56 Steel Minotaur 9 5.6 46 Fights (Defence) Magic attack that deals up to 90 damage, chance of stunning 6
56 Ibis 6 1.1 38 Does not fight
Forages when fishing, gives small amounts of fishing experience
Boosts fishing +3
Produces raw fish 'rain' up to bass 12
57 Spirit Graahk 6 5.7 49 Fights (Strength)
Hunter boost +5
Strikes twice if it must move to enter combat
Can teleport you to Horned Graahk (Karamja) hunting area
Sends it to attack enemy 3
57 Spirit Kyatt 6 5.7 49 Fights (Attack)
Hunter boost +5
First attack hits up to triple damage if summoned or called directly into combat
Can teleport you to the hunting area south of the Piscatoris fishing colony
Calls it directly into combat for instant attack 3
57 Spirit Larupia 6 5.7 49 Fights (Controlled)
Hunter boost +5
Can teleport you to Feldip Hills hunting area
Magic-based attack, also drains enemy's Strength 6
58 Karamthulhu Overlord 6 5.8 44 Fights (Ranged)
Right-click "Drown" (water spell)
Deals up to 160 damage on target 3
61 Smoke Devil 7 3 48 Fights (Magic)
Right-click "Flames" (fire spell)
Deals up to 80 damage on 6 adjacent opponents 6
62 Abyssal Lurker 7 1.9 41 Fights (Controlled
Carries 12 pure/rune essence
Boosts Agility and Thieving by 4 points 20
63 Spirit Cobra 7 3.1 56 Fights (Attack) Turns egg (raven, penguin, vulture, blue, red, green, chicken) into variant cockatrice egg to make pouch 3
64 Stranger Plant 7 3.2 49 Fights (Controlled)
Boosts Farming (+1 + 4%)
Forages strange fruit
Attack with 50% chance of poison and 20 damage 6
66 Mithril Minotaur 9 6.6 56 Fights (Defence) Magic attack that deals up to 120 damage, chance of stunning 6
66 Barker Toad 7 1.0 8 Fights (Strength)
Right-click "Cannon" (must be loaded with cannonball)
Deals up to 180 damage on opponent 6
67 War Tortoise 7 0.7 43 Fights (Defence)
Carries 18 items
Boosts Defence +8 20
68 Bunyip 7 1.4 44 Does not fight
Heals you for 2% LP every 15 seconds
Converts fish into water runes
Provided you have Cooking level to cook, you can eat raw fish 3
69 Fruit Bat 7 1.4 45 Does not fight
Forages fruit and seeds
Light enhancer
Gathers fruit on Karamja
Produces random fruit nearby 6
70 Ravenous Locust 6 1.5 24 Fights (Attack)
Can eat enemy's food
Remote view
Destroys enemy player's food 12
71 Arctic Bear 8 1.1 28 Fights (Controlled)
Boosts Hunter +7
Counts as 2 arctic camouflage
Teleport to Snow Hunting area
Magic attack that deals up to 150 damage; chance of stunning 6
72 Phoenix 8 7 30 Fights (Magic)
Right click Ash-Blast blinds opponents for a few seconds, reducing their chance to hit
Revives phoenix from ashes when it dies in combat. 12
73 Obsidian Golem 8 7.3 55 Fights (Strength)
Boosts Mining +7
Boosts your Strength +9 12
74 Granite Lobster 8 3.7 47 Fights (Defence)
Forages fish when fishing, gives small amounts of fishing xp
Boosts Fishing +4
Inflicts up to 140 damage; lowers opponent's Defence by up to 5 6
75 Praying Mantis 8 3.6 69 Fights (Attack) Binds, deals magic-based damage, and drains enemy's Prayer 6
Skill Summoning Logo Familiar Points to Summon XP for Use Time (min) Abilities Scroll Ability Bar Cost
76 Adamant Minotaur 9 7.6 66 Fights (Defence) Magic attack that deals up to 160 damage, chance of stunning 6
76 Forge Regent 8 1.5 45 Fights (Ranged)
Acts as tinderbox, +10 XP bonus
Right-click "Fireball" flames hit up to 6 enemies for up to 50 damage each
Magic attack that can disarm enemy's weapon or shield 6
77 Talon Beast 8 3.8 49 Fights (Strength) Three magic attacks 6
78 Giant Ent 8 1.6 49 Fights (Controlled)
Forages oak logs
Converts pure essence to earth/nature runes
Increased yield when harvesting fruit trees, belladonna, bushes and cactus
Deals up to 110 damage on up to 3 opponents; chance of acorn drop 6
79 Fire Titan 9 7.9 62 Fights (Magic) Boosts your LP and Defence significantly 20
79 Ice Titan 9 7.9 64 Fights (Attack) Boosts your LP and Defence significantly 20
79 Moss Titan 9 7.9 58 Fights (Strength) Boosts your LP and Defence significantly 20
80 Hydra 9 1.6 49 Fights (Ranged) Use on farming tree stump to instantly regrow tree 6
81 Nightmare Muspah 10 16 58 Used as a Beast of Burden for divination memories and energy, and can gain extra energy when training divination Creates elder, incandescent, luminous, and radiant energies in your familiar's inventory. 20
82 Demon Brawler 8 3.9 30 Fights (Melee) Deals magic damage to all opponents in a 4 tile radius of the demon. 12
82 Demon Deacon 8 3.9 30 Fights (Magic) Deals magic damage to all opponents in a 4 tile radius of the demon. 12
82 Demon Executioner 8 3.9 30 Fights (Ranged) Deals magic damage to all opponents in a 4 tile radius of the demon. 12
83 Spirit Dagannoth 9 4.1 57 Fights(Controlled)
Chance of attacking again without delay
Ranged attack deals up to 180 damage and stuns 6
83 Lava Titan 9 8.3 61 Fights (Strength)
Chance of hitting 50 extra damage each time
Boosts Firemaking +10
Boosts Mining +10
Teleport to Lava Maze
Magic attack that also drains enemy's Special Attack 4
85 Swamp Titan 9 4.2 56 Fights (Attack) Area effect Magic attack that can poison opponents 6
86 Rune Minotaur 9 8.6 151 Fights (Defence) Magic attack that deals up to 190 damage, chance of stunning 6
87 Ghast** 9 1.8 68 Fights (Ranged) Makes ghasts passive while in Morytania. Prevents food from rotting under the effect of ghasts in Morytania. Gives prayer XP for any damage it does. 20
87 Ice Nihil 10 1.6 90 Fights (Magic) Deals damage to opponents, plus stuns them where applicable. 20
87 Blood Nihil 10 1.6 90 Fights (Melee) Deals damage to opponents, plus stuns them where applicable. 20
87 Shadow Nihil 10 1.6 90 Fights (Ranged) Deals damage to opponents, plus stuns them where applicable. 20
87 Smoke Nihil 10 1.6 90 Fights (Magic) Deals damage to opponents, plus stuns them where applicable. 20
88 Unicorn Stallion 9 1.8 54 Fights (Controlled)
Right-click "Cure" Heals poison and disease
Up to 15% of your LP is restored 20
88 Light creature 10 9 60 Grants a passive 50% chance to instantly convert harvested Divination memories.
Teleports you to either Tears of Guthix or Tormented Demons
Gives a 6 minute buff for the following:
10% chance of double tears in Tears of Guthix
Better rewards from the Prifddinas agility course
Increased chance of converting Divination memories
20
89 Geyser Titan 9 8.9 69 Fights (Ranged)
Boosts Ranged (1 + 3%)
Fills empty bowl with hot water (use on it)
Recharges Amulet of glory or Ring of Wealth (use on it)
Attack that does more damage based on enemy player's armour 6
92 Wolpertinger 10 4.6 62 Fights (Magic)
+5% Defence against magic
Boosts Hunter +5
x2 XP and yield when harvesting berries
Temporary Magic boost +7 20
93 Abyssal Titan 10 1.9 32 Fights (Attack
Carries 20 pure/rune essence
Banks all pure essence that you and your familiar are holding 6
95 Iron Titan 10 4.7 60 Fights (Defence)
Boosts your stab, slash and crush defence by 10%
Its next attack will be three powerful melee attacks 18
96 Pack Yak 10 4.8 58 Fights (Strength)
Carries 30 items
Banks one targeted item in your inventory 12
99 Steel Titan 10 4.9 64 Fights (Ranged)
Boosts your stab, slash and crush defence by 15%
Its next attack will be four powerful ranged attacks 18
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Exchanging Pouches & Scrolls

Instead of selling pouches and scrolls on the Grand Exchange it is possible to exchange them for shards by visiting Bogrog or Lord Amlodd. The amount of shards you get back is 70% of the amount of shards required to make the pouch which is often greater than the hi-alch value of the pouch however it works differently for scrolls. Players who have completed the Hard Tirannwn task set will receive approximately 10% more shards for exchanging with Lord Amlodd.

The table below lists the exchange rates for all pouches and scrolls however some cannot be exchanged due to their secondary ingredients being untradable (these are marked with a *). The level required to exchange the pouches and scrolls is not the same as the level required to make them. The exchange levels are located in parenthesis in the tab headers e.g. "Level 1 to 25 (21 to 35).

Level Required Pouch Shard Value Scroll Scrolls Required to Exchange Shard Value
21 Spirit wolf pouchSpirit wolf 5 Howl 3 1
21 Dreadfowl pouchDreadfowl 6 Dreadfowl Strike 3 1
- Meerkats pouchMeerkats* - Fetch Casket - -
21 Spirit spider pouchSpirit spider 6 Egg Spawn 3 1
23 Thorny snail pouchThorny snail 7 Slime Spray 2 1
- War pig pouchWar pig* - Bacon Blast - -
- Pack pig pouchPack pig* - Bacon Blast - -
- Prayer pig pouchPrayer pig** - Bacon Blast Scroll - -
26 Granite crab pouchGranite crab 5 Stony Shell 3 1
27 Spirit mosquito pouchSpirit mosquito 1 Pester 18 1
28 Desert wyrm pouchDesert wyrm 32 Electric Lash 1 2
28 Spirit scorpion pouchSpirit scorpion 40 Venom Shot 1 3
31 Spirit tz-kih pouch Spirit tz-kih 45 Fireball Assault 1 3
32 Albino rat pouchAlbino rat 53 Cheese Feast 1 4
35 Spirit kalphite pouchSpirit kalphite 36 Sandstorm 1 2
Level Required Pouch Shard Value Scroll Scrolls Required to Exchange Shard Value
37 Compost mound pouchCompost mound 33 Generate Compost 1 2
37 Giant chinchompa pouchGiant chinchompa 59 Explode 1 4
39 Vampyre bat pouchVampyre bat 57 Vampyre Touch 1 4
40 Honey badger pouchHoney badger 59 Insane Ferocity 1 4
41 Beaver pouchBeaver 51 Multichop 1 4
42 Void ravager pouchVoid ravager 52 Call to Arms 1 4
42 Void shifter pouchVoid shifter 52 Call to Arms 1 4
42 Void spinner pouchVoid spinner 52 Call to Arms 1 4
42 Void torcher pouchVoid torcher 52 Call to Arms 1 4
44 Bronze minotaur pouchBronze minotaur 72 Bronze Bull Rush 1 5
47 Bull ant pouchBull ant 8 Unburden 2 1
48 Macaw pouchMacaw 55 Herb Call 1 4
49 Evil turnipEvil turnip 73 Evil Flames 1 5
50 Sp. cockatrice pouchSpirit cockatrice (and variants) 62 Petrifying Gaze 1 4
53 Iron minotaur pouchIron minotaur 88 Iron Bull Rush 1 7
53 Pyrelord pouchPyrelord 78 Immense Heat 1 6
54 Magpie pouchMagpie 62 Thieving Fingers 1 4
56 Bloated leech pouchBloated leech 82 Blood Drain 1 6
Level Required Pouch Shard Value Scroll Scrolls Required to Exchange Shard Value
58 Spirit terrorbird pouchSpirit terrorbird 9 Tireless Run 2 1
60 Abyssal parasite pouchAbyssal parasite 75 Abyssal Drain 1 5
61 Spirit jelly pouchSpirit jelly 106 Dissolve 1 8
62 Steel minotaur pouchSteel minotaur 99 Steel Bull Rush 1 7
62 Ibis pouchIbis 77 Fish Rain 1 6
63 Spirit graahk pouchSpirit graahk 108 Goad 1 8
63 Spirit kyatt pouchSpirit kyatt 109 Ambush 1 8
63 Spirit larupia pouchSpirit larupia 108 Rending 1 8
64 Karam. overlord pouchKaramthulu overlord 101 Doomsphere Device 1 8
66 Smoke devil pouchSmoke devil 99 Dust Cloud 1 7
67 Abyssal lurker pouchAbyssal lurker 84 Abyssal Stealth 1 6
68 Spirit cobra pouchSpirit cobra 82 Ophidian Incubation 1 6
69 Stranger plant pouchStranger plant 90 Poisonous Blast 1 7
71 Mithril minotaur pouchMithril minotaur 107 Mithril Bull Rush 1 8
71 Barker toad pouchBarker toad 8 Toad Bark 2 1
72 War tortoise pouchWar tortoise 1 Testudo 18 1
73 Bunyip pouchBunyip 77 Swallow Whole 1 6
73 Fruit bat pouchFruit bat 91 Fruit Fall 1 7
74 Ravenous locust pouchRavenous locust 56 Famine 1 6
75 Arctic bear pouchArctic bear 10 Arctic Blast 2 1
76 Phoenix pouchPhoenix 116 Rise from the Ashes 1 9
77 Obsidian golem pouchObsidian golem 137 Volcanic Strength 1 10
78 Granite lobster pouchGranite lobster 117 Crushing Claw 1 9
79 Praying mantis pouchPraying mantis 118 Mantis Strike 1 9
Level Required Pouch Shard Value Scroll Scrolls Required to Exchange Shard Value
79 Adamant minotaur pouchAdamant minotaur 101 Adamant Bull Rush 1 8
79 Forge regent pouchForge regent 99 Inferno 1 7
80 Talon beast pouchTalon beast 122 Deadly Claw 1 9
81 Giant ent pouchGiant ent 87 Acorn Missile 1 6
82 Fire titan pouchFire titan 139 Titan's Constitution 1 11
82 Ice titan pouchIce titan 139 Titan's Constitution 1 11
82 Moss titan pouchMoss titan 142 Titan's Constitution 1 11
80 Hydra pouchHydra 90 Regrowth 1 7
- Nightmare muspah pouchNightmare muspah* - Siphon Self - -
- Brawler demon pouchBrawler demon* - Ring of Fire - -
- Deacon demon pouchDeacon demon* - Ring of Fire - -
- Executioner demon pouchExecutioner demon* - Ring of Fire - -
85 Spirit dagannoth pouchSpirit dagannoth 1 Spike Shot 1 0
85 Lava titan pouchLava titan 154 Ebon Thunder 1 12
87 Swamp titan pouchSwamp titan 105 Swamp Plague 1 8
88 Rune minotaur pouchRune minotaur 1 Rune Bull Rush 1 0
- Ghast pouchGhast* - - - -
- Ice nihil pouchIce nihil* - Annihilate - -
- Blood nihil pouchBlood nihil* - Annihilate - -
- Smoke nihil pouchSmoke nihil* - Annihilate - -
- Shadow nihil pouchShadow nihil* - Annihilate - -
90 Unicorn stallion pouchUnicorn stallion 98 Healing Aura 1 7
- Light creature pouchLight creature* - Enlightenment - -
90 Geyser titan pouchGeyser titan 156 Boil 1 12
93 Wolpertinger pouchWolpertinger 143 Magic Focus 1 11
94 Abyssal titan pouchAbyssal titan 80 Essence Shipment 1 6
96 Iron titan pouchIron titan 139 Iron Within 1 11
97 Pack yak pouchPack yak 148 Winter Storage 1 11
99 Steel titan pouchSteel titan 125 Steel of Legends 1 9

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Pets and Followers

Pets are non-combat followers that can be raised by players with the required Summoning level. There are many ways to obtain pets such as obtaining eggs from drops, catching baby animals using the Hunter skill or buying them from the pet shops in Yanille and Taverley.

Most pets start off as babies and require raising into adulthood by having them follow you around and by feeding them. Unlike familiars, pets have little use beyond cosmetic although there are a few exceptions and they are allowed in areas the familiars are not. For more information about pets and followers see our Pet Care guide.

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Summoning Activities

In addition to the traditional means of gaining Summoning experience, there are a few repeatable activities that can help with the training:

Activity Requirements Reward Information
Daily Activities
Challenge IconDaily Challenges None A small amount of XP based on the challenge completed Daily challenges are randomly assigned to any skill you have not opted to block. Summoning daily challenges involve crafting a small number of familiar pouches based on your Summoning level. It is a quick challenge but the XP reward is small.
Weekly Activities
FamiliarisationFamiliarisation None Triple charm drops for a period of time or Summoning supplies The aim of this distraction & diversion is to collect as many raw spirit shards as possible in the time available whilst avoiding other familiars. The rewards are based on how many raw spirit shards you managed to collect. The triple charm reward is best used when fighting a monster that drops a lot of charms such as Waterfiends.
Monthly Activities
Currently None
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Summoning Tips & Tricks

  • The charming imp can be purchased from the rewards trader at Daemonheim for 100,000 Dungeoneering tokens. This imp will automatically collect any charms dropped by monsters you are killing and place them in your inventory. He can also destroy certain charms if you ask him to for a small amount of Summoning XP.
  • Crimson and blue charms offer vastly more XP than their gold and green counterparts so try to save them for higher levels. Additionally most pouches made with green charms offer the lowest return on your investment so you may want to skip using them altogether at higher levels.
  • There are various areas in Gielinor where Familiars are not welcome however you will be warned if you try to enter such an area with a Familiar or try to summon one there. Certain minigames such as Barrows and Barbarian Assault do not allow Familiars. The Corporeal Beast will eat any Familiars taken into its lair.
  • Beasts of Burden cannot carry higher value items, however the Pack Yak Familiar can still send items to a player's bank regardless of their value.
  • Exchanging pouches for shards is a good way to recoup some money on some of the harder to sell pouches, even more so if you have completed the Tirannwn Hard Task set as Lord Amlodd gives you 10% more shards than Bogrog.
  • Some Familiars have useful teleports such as the spirit kyatt's teleport to just south of the Piscatoris obelisk, the lava titan's teleport to the lava maze and the spirit larupia's teleport to the Nature Altar.
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Skill Mastery & Beyond

Upon reaching level 99 Summoning it is possible to purchase a summoning cape from Pikkupstix in Taverley. As with all skill capes the cost is 99,000 gp. Players who already have 99 in another skill will instead receive a trimmed summoning cape. Sumcapecombined

After obtaining 99 Summoning it becomes possible to obtain a summoned shard randomly which can be combined with other shards from the other combat skills (Attack, Constitution, Defence, Magic, Prayer, Ranged and Strength) to create a combatant's cape. It has the same stats as a trimmed skill cape.

True Summoning Mastery

Achieving 99 is the ultimate goal for many players, however the skill does not stop there. For players wanting to show off their dedication to a skill it is possible to obtain "True Mastery" by obtaining "120 Summoning" which is 104,273,166 XP. The Summoning master cape can be purchased from Pikkupstix for 120,000 gp.

Summoning master cape

It is worth noting that beyond level 99 there is no additional content for Summoning as the level increases are invisible so training the skill gets no faster. To work out your theoretical Summoning level check out our XP table.

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Credits

Original Guide by: Tip.It Crew

Special Thanks to: chenw

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