Summoning is a new skill which involves creating pouches so you can have familiars that can fight alongside you or assist you in skills or another way. Summoning is a Combat skill, from 1 to 96 you will gain 12 Combat levels. As well as familiars you can also have pets, similar to Cats you got from the Gertrude's Cat quest. To start the Summoning Skill you need to complete the Wolf Whistle Quest, this will also get you up exactly to level 4 Summoning, similar to Herblore and the Druidic Ritual quest.
Making Pouches And Scrolls
To make pouches you need to take the required items to a charged summoning obelisk and use the obelisk, now simply select the Pouch you wish to make. To make the scroll, select the scolls section on the obelisk and select the scroll you wish, the only item you require for the scroll is the pouch of the same familiar. You get 10 scrolls per pouch.
To summon the familiars, simply select the summon option on the pouch of the familiar you wish to summon. This will bring it out. You can't have a pet out at the same. Now in the bottom left corner of you interface you will see a wolf's head icon. Click on it. This will bring up the Summoning Interface.
This will tell you:
- How much Special power your familiar has left.
- The amount of scrolls you have with you.
- How many summoning points you have left.
- How long you have left until your familiar goes.
It will also give you three buttons that you can press:
- This allows you to call your familiar if he has got stuck behind an item, it will appear behind you. Also if you press this during combat in a multi-combat zone the familiar will join in fighting with you.
- This allows you to take items stored in certain familiars that either obtain resources for you or can be used to store more things that you give it.
- This allows you to get rid of your familiar if you no longer require it, make sure you don't get rid of it by accident though.
Charged Obelisk Locations
These are very important for Summoning as without them you wouldn't be able to create pouches. There are seven of these obelisks across Runescape. The most commonly used it the one in Taverly as it is easy to access, quite close to a bank and all members can find their way there easily.
- Taverly, under Pikkupstix's house.
- Gu'Tanoth, just before the gates into the city.
- Mort Myre, inside the nature spirits Grotto.
- Isafdar, at the exit to the Underground Pass.
- Brimhaven, to the west of the city, at the mouth of the peninsula.
- Piscatoris, in a cave a very short walk south west from the entrance.
- Pollnivneach, in a cave south west of the city.
Before you can really get started in the Summoning Skill you need some charms. You receive 275 Gold Charms for completing Wolf Whistle.The main way to get charms is by killing monsters. Many people obtain charms through Slayer or killing Bork. You can also receive some from thieving chests at Dorgesh Kaan. It is believed that the easiness of obtaining is as follows: Gold, Green, Crimson, Blue. There are also some charms that are used as secondary items, these are: Abyssal, Obsidian, Talon Beast, Ravager, Spinner, Shifter, Torcher.
Good Charm Droppers
|Picture||Charm||Under 50||50 - 100||100+|
|Gold Charm||Bears, Hill Giants||Ice Giants, Ogres, Ice Warriors, Moss Giants, Deadly Red Spiders||Hellhounds, Giant Rock Crabs, Fire Giants, Green Dragons, Metal Dragons|
|Green Charm||Flesh Crawler, Banshee||Jellies, Basilisks||Bloodvelds, Metal Dragons|
|Crimson Charm||Shadow Warriors||Dust Devils, Green Dragons, Greater Demons||Waterfiends, Rock Lobsters|
|Blue Charm||Hill Giants||Deadly Red Spiders||Gargoyles, Aberrant Spectres|
Pouches And Spirit Shards
As well as a certain charm, all familiars require an empty pouch and a certain amount of spirit shards, you can buy both of these from the Summoning stores, pouches are 1gp each and spirit shards are 25gp each, you may be able to pick up large amounts of shards off the Runescape Official Forums for slightly less, 22 or 23gp, as long as you buy the amount the seller wants to sell.
All familiars require a secondary object, alongside those listed, below is a table of where to obtain these objects. This table is in order of when the item is first used Level-wise.
|Picture||Item||How To Obtain||Pouch Required For|
|Wolf Bones||Kill Wolves of any type or buy from the Grand Exchange||Spirit Wolf, Wolpertinger|
|Raw Chicken||Kill Chickens of any type or buy from the Grand Exchange or the Meat Shop in Canifis||Dreadfowl|
|Spider Carcass||Kill Jungle Spiders near the Harpy Bug Swarms or buy from the Grand Exchange||Spirit Spider|
|Raw Thin Snail||Kill Blamish Snails in Mort Myre Swamp or the Haunted Woods or buy from the Grand Exchange||Thorny Snail|
|Iron Ore||Mine Iron rocks or buy from the Grand Exchange||Granite Crab|
|Proboscis||Kill Mosquitoes of any type found in cuttable jungle in Tai Bwo Wannai or buy from the Grand Exchange||Mosquito|
|Bucket Of Sand||Use a bucket on a sandpit or buy from the Grand Exchange||Desert Wyrm|
|Bronze Claws||Make using the Smithing Skill or buy from the Grand Exchange||Spirit Scorpion|
|Obsidian Charm||Kill Tzhaar monsters of any type||Spirit Tz-Kih, Obsidian Golem, Lava Titan|
|Raw Rat Meat||Kill Giant Rats or buy from the Grand Exchange||Albino Rat|
|Potato Cactus||take from the Kalphite Lair or buy from the Grand Exchange||Spirit Kalphite|
|Compost||Get from a full compost bin or buy from the farming patch attendants or the Grand Exchange||Compost Mound|
|Chinchompa||Capture from woodland hunting area using the Hunter skill or buy from the Grand Exchange||Giant Chinchompa|
|Vampire Dust||Kill Vampires or buy from the Grand Exchange||Vampire Bat|
|Honeycomb||Take from a beehive near Catherby with insect repellant in your inventory or buy from the Grand Exchange||Honey Badger|
|Willow Logs||Chop willow trees using the Woodcutting skill or buy from the Grand Exchange||Beaver|
|Ravager Charm||Buy using Pest Points in the Pest Control Mini-game||Void Ravager|
|Shifter Charm||Buy using Pest Points in the Pest Control Mini-game||Void Shifter|
|Spinner Charm||Buy using Pest Points in the Pest Control Mini-game||Void Spinner|
|Torcher Charm||Buy using Pest Points in the Pest Control Mini-game||Void Torcher|
|Bronze Bar||Smelt copper and tin ore together using the Smithing Skill or buy from the Grand Exchange||Bronze Minotaur|
|Marigolds||Grow from seeds using the Farming Skill or buy from the Grand Exchange||Bull Ant|
|Clean Guam||Kill various monsters, grow using the Farming Skill then clean using Herblore Skill or buy from the Grand Exchange||Macaw|
|Carved Turnip||Grow an evil turnip near Draynor then use a knife on the evil turnip or buy from the Grand Exchange||Evil Turnip|
|Cockatrice Egg||Kill Cockatrice or buy from the Grand Exchange||Spirit Cockatrice|
|Iron Bar||Smelt Iron ore using the Smithing Skill or buy from the Grand Exchange||Iron Minotaur|
|Tinderbox||buy from General Stores around Runescape||Pyrelord|
|Gold Ring||Make using the Crafting Skill or buy from the Grand Exchange||Magpie|
|Raw Beef||Kill Cows or buy from the Grand Exchange||Bloated Leech|
|Raw Bird Meat||Snare birds using the Hunter Skill or buy from the Grand Exchange||Spirit Terrorbird|
|Abyssal Charm||Kill creatures from the Abyss, not Abyssal Demons||Abyssal Parasite, Abyssal Lurker, Abyssal Titan|
|Jug Of Water||Use an empty jug on a sink or buy from the Grand Exchange||Spirit Jelly|
|Steel Bar||Smelt iron ore and 2 coal using the Smithing Skill or buy from the Grand Exchange||Steel Minotaur|
|Harpoon||Buy from fishing shops or the Grand Exchange||Ibis|
|Graahk Fur||Trap Graahks using the Hunter Skill or buy from the Grand Exchange||Spirit Graahk|
|Kyatt Fur||Trap Kyatts using the Hunter Skill or buy from the Grand Exchange||Spirit Kyatt|
|Larupia Fur||Trap Larupias using the Hunter Skill or buy from the Grand Exchange||Spirit Larupia|
|Empty Fishbowl||Make using the Crafting Skill or buy from the Grand Exchange||Karamthulhu Overlord|
|Goat's Horn Dust||Use a pestle and mortar on a Goat's Horn, dropped by desert goats, or buy from the Grand Exchange||Smoke Devil|
|Snake Hide||Kill Snakes in Mos Le'Harmless or buy from the Grand Exchange||Spirit Cobra|
|Bagged Plant||Buy from the Garden Supplier in Falador park||Stranger Plant|
|Mithril bar||Smelt mithril ore with 4 coal using the Smithing Skill or buy from the Grand Exchange||Mithril Minotaur|
|Swamp Toad||Pick up in the Gnome Stronghold or Taverly or buy from the Grand Exchange||Barker Toad|
|Tortoise Shell||Kill Tortoises of any type at the Khazard Battle Field, or the Sewer Slayer Dungeon or buy from the Grand Exchange||War Tortoise|
|Raw Shark||Fish at Catherby or the Fishing Guild using the Fishing Skill or buy from the Grand Exchange||Bunyip|
|Banana||Pick from Banana Trees or buy from the Grand Exchange||Fruit Bat|
|Pot Of Flour||Grind wheat into a pot at a mill or buy from the Grand Exchange||Ravenous Locust|
|Polar Kebbit Fur||Capture polar kebbits using the Hunter Skill or buy from the Grand Exchange||Arctic Bear|
|Pheonix Quill||Obtained after the In Pyre Need Quest or buy from the Grand Exchange||Pheonix|
|Granite 500g||Mine in Enkahra's Mine using the Mining Skill or buy from the Grand Exchange||Granite Lobster|
|Red Flowers||Plant Mithril seeds or buy from the Grand Exchange||Praying Mantis|
|Adamant Bar||Smelt admant ore and 6 coal using the Smithing Skill or buy from the Grand Exchange||Adamant Minotaur|
|Ruby Harvest||Capture using the Hunter Skill or buy from the Grand Exchange||Forge Regent|
|Talon Beast Charm||Kill Nail Beasts in the Temple Trekking Mini-game||Talon Beast|
|Willow Branch||Chop for your Willow tree grown using the Farming Skill or buy from the Grand Exchange||Giant Ent|
|Fire Talisman||Kill various monsters or buy from the Grand Exchange||Fire Titan|
|Air Talisman||Kill various monsters or buy from the Grand Exchange||Ice Titan|
|Water Talisman||Kill various monsters or buy from the Grand Exchange||Ice Titan, Geyser Titan|
|Earth Talisman||Kill various monsters or buy from the Grand Exchange||Moss Titan|
|Water Orb||Enchant a glass orb or buy from the Grand Exchange||Hydra|
|Dagannoth Hide||Kill Dagannoths of any type or buy from the Grand Exchange||Spirit Dagannoth|
|Swamp Lizard||Capture using the Hunter Skill or buy from the Grand Exchange||Swamp Titan|
|Rune Bar||Smelt runite ore with 8 coal using the Smithing Skill or buy from the Grand Exchange||Rune Minotaur|
|Unicorn Horn||Kill Unicorns of any type or buy from the Grand Exchange||Unicorn Stallion|
|Raw Rabbit||Kill Rabbits or buy from the Grand Exchange||Wolpertinger|
|Iron Platebody||Make using 5 Iron bars using the Smithing Skill or buy from the Grand Exchange||Iron Titan|
|Yak Hide||Kill Yaks or buy from the Grand Exchange||Pack Yak|
|Steel Platebody||Make using 5 Steel bars using the Smithing Skill or buy from the Grand Exchange||Steel Titan|
Cockatrice eggs can be used to make different versions using another egg.
|Variant||Egg Needed||How To Obtain Variant||Familiar Variant Required For|
|Coraxatrice Egg||Raven Egg||Use the Spirit Scorpions' scroll on a Raven Egg or buy from the Grand Exchange||Spirit Coraxatrice|
|Guthatrice Egg||Green Bird Egg (Guthix)||Use the Spirit Scorpions' scroll on a Green Bird Egg or buy from the Grand Exchange||Spirit Guthatrice|
|Pengatrice Egg||Penguin Egg||Use the Spirit Scorpions' scroll on a Penguin Egg and or buy from the Grand Exchange||Spirit Pengatrice|
|Saratrice Egg||Blue Bird Egg (Saradomin)||Use the Spirit Scorpions' scroll on a Blue Bird Egg or buy from the Grand Exchange||Spirit Saratrice|
|Vulatrice Egg||Vulture Egg||Use the Spirit Scorpions' scroll on a Vulture Egg or buy from the Grand Exchange||Spirit Vulatrice|
|Zamatrice Egg||Red Bird Egg (Zamorak)||Use the Spirit Scorpions' scroll on a Red Bird Egg or buy from the Grand Exchange||Spirit Zamatrice|
Well now you know where to get all the equipment, you'll want to know what you can make with them. Don't forget that you need an empty pouch as well as the items listed below, if you don't know where to get any secondary items look above. To make the pouches go to a charged obelisk and select make pouches then select the pouch you wish to make.
* You need to complete the In Pyre Need Quest to make this pouch.
Trading Pouches For Shards
In Gu'Tannoth you can exchange your pouches for 70% of the shards required to make that pouch. To do this you must go to Bogrog who is at the Summoning obelisk there. However you require a certain level to exchange you pouches for the shards, the minimum is level 21. The basic mathematics to this is that the pouch you have starts at 11 and the level to get the shards is 21. From this per level higher the pouch is than 11 you add 9/10ths of a level onto the level you require to exchange this pouch for the shards.
|Level Required To Make Pouch||Level Required To Exchange For Shards|
After making pouches, you can turn these into scrolls that allow you to perform the corresponding familiar's special move. You require nothing extra to do this aside from the pouch of the familiar you wish to make into a scroll. To make scrolls you simply go to a charged obelisk and select the scrolls section then select the scroll that you want.
* Controlled gives experience to attack, strength and defence.
** These bonuses are invisible so won't show up on your stats, these don't mean you can access higher levelled uses of the skill, they just improve the success of what you do in the skill.
Pets have very little use except to show off. They can either follow you, go in your inventory or in your bank. They start as babies and grow up slowly. Whilst they are babies they may run away if their hunger gets too high, some adults will also. You can only have one pet out at a time. At first you can only have 1 pet in total, after every 10 Summoning levels you can get another. Some pets come in more than one colour. To find the incubator go to Taverly Pet Shop.
|Baby Picture||Adult Picture||Pet||Summoning Level||Where To Obtain||Food|
|Bulldog||4||Pet Shop||Raw meat|
|Dalmation||4||Pet Shop||Raw meat|
|Greyhound||4||Pet Shop||Raw meat|
|Labrador||4||Pet Shop||Raw meat|
|Sheepdog||4||Pet Shop||Raw meat|
|Terrior||4||Pet Shop||Raw meat|
|Gecko||10||Catch on various jungle areas||Flies and Beetle bits|
|Platypus||10||Catch at Oo'glog after As A First Resort||Raw fish and fishing bait|
|N/A||Broav||23||While Guthix Sleeps||Mort myre mushrooms|
|Penguin||30||Get egg from Ardougne Zoo, incubate||Raw fish|
|Giant Crab||40||Mogres||Raw fish|
|Raven||50||Egg from Birds nests incubate||ground (when young)/ fishing bait|
|Squirrel||60||Catch in various woodlands||Raw nuts|
|Guthix Raptor||70||Egg from birds nests incubate||ground (when young)/ fishing bait|
|Saradomin Owl||70||Egg from birds nest incubate||ground (when young)/ fishing bait|
|Zamorak Hawk||70||Egg from birds nest incubate||ground (when young)/ fishing bait|
|N/A||Cute Pheonix||72||Pheonix Lair after In Pyre Need||Ashes|
|N/A||Mean Pheonix||72||Pheonix Lair after In Pyre Need||Ashes|
|Raccoon||80||Catch in various woodlands||Raw meat and fish|
|Vulture||85||Vulture drop egg incubate||ground (when young)/ fishing bait|
|Chameleon||90||Eggs on Cairn Isle incubate||flies|
|Monkey||95||Catch on various jungle areas||bananas|
|Dragon*||99||Dragon drops egg incubate||Raw meat and fish|
* You can get the four colours of dragon (Green, Blue, Red and Black) by killing the corresponding colour to get its egg.
Head gear can be used to store 1 type of scrolls in them to save an inventory space.
These are headgear that were introduced specifically for Summoning.
|Picture||Headgear||Summon Level Required||Obtained By||Scrolls Stored|
|Antlers||10||Buy from Summoning Shops||40|
|Lizard Skull||20||Buy from Summoning Shops||65|
|Feather Headdress||30||Use feathers with a coif||150|
These are normal pieces of headgear that can be charged to hold scrolls, they are more expensive than the special ones and hold less scrolls but are useful in combat as they hold the same stats as the normal version, whilst the special headgear has very little defence bonus. To get your headgear charged see Pikkupstix, however these charged are untradable, but Pikkupstix will uncharge them again if you ask him.
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