Fandom

RuneScape Wiki

Summoning familiars

36,749pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Discuss54 Share
If you are looking for the prices of familiars, see Calculators/Pouches. If you are looking for information on making pouches, see Summoning pouches.

Summoning familiars are creatures that players may summon in order to help them with various tasks. They are summoned by consuming a pouch of the familiar you wish to summon.

Combat experience is awarded for damage dealt to monsters, as it is for the player. The skills that benefit are those selected in Combat Settings under the Powers menu. For example, the iron titan can use magic and melee attacks. If Attack is chosen for melee experience, its melee attacks will grant Attack and Constitution experience; if Magic and Defence are chosen for magic, its magic attacks will grant Magic, Defence and Constitution experience.

Italic font under "Boost" means that the boosts are invisible. The spirit wolf and dreadfowl are the only two familiars available to free-to-play.

Skill
Level
Image Familiar Time
(minutes)
Point
cost
Combat
level
LP Combat
styles
Special
Move
Boost Other Ability/Scroll Ability
1
Spirit wolf
Spirit wolf 6 1 0 1100 Melee Howl Scroll makes NPC foes flee
4
Dreadfowl
Dreadfowl 4 1 0 1400 Magic Dreadfowl Strike Farming (+1) Scroll initiates attack on opponent
4
Meerkats
Meerkats 40 1 N/A N/A N/A Fetch Casket Scroll digs for Treasure Trails casket
10
Spirit spider
Spirit spider 15 2 0 2000 Melee Egg Spawn
  • Forages and drops red spider eggs
  • Scroll spawns red spider eggs
13
Thorny snail
Thorny snail 16 2 16 3500 Ranged Slime Spray
14
Spirit pack pig
Spirit pack pig (tier 1) 17 13 13 4000 Melee Bacon Blast Pack pig pouches can make Bacon Blast scrolls, but only the war pig can use them
14
Prayer pig
Spirit prayer pig (tier 1) 17 5 13 2400 Melee Bacon Blast Prayer pig pouches can make Bacon Blast scrolls, but only the war pig can use them
14
Spirit war pig
Spirit war pig (tier 1) 17 2 15 825 Melee Bacon Blast Scroll flings bacon as a magical attack
16
Granite crab
Granite crab 18 2 19 2600 Melee Stony Shell Fishing (+1)
  • Fishing boost only improves catch rates, not types of fish caught
  • Forages and stores up to 30 cod, pike, oyster, or seaweed
17
Spirit mosquito
Spirit mosquito 12 2 20 2700 Melee Pester Scroll initiates attack on opponent
18
Desert wyrm
Desert wyrm 19 1 22 2800 Melee Electric Lash Mining (+1) "Burrow" mines ores up to iron
19
Spirit scorpion
Spirit scorpion 17 2 23 2900 Melee Venom Shot Scroll makes player's next ranged attack mildly poisonous, if using poisonable ammo
22
Spirit Tz-Kih
Spirit Tz-Kih 18 3 26 3200 Magic Fireball Assault
  • "Despair" drains opponent's prayer
  • Scroll hits two nearby targets for up to 70 damage each
23
Albino rat
Albino rat 22 3 27 3300 Melee Cheese Feast
  • Forages cheese and drops it
  • Scroll fills rat's inventory with four cheese
25
Spirit kalphite
Spirit kalphite 22 3 29 9500 Melee Sandstorm Beast of burden (6)
28
Compost mound
Compost mound 24 6 34 3800 Melee Generate Compost Farming (+1 + 2% of level)
  • Forages compost or supercompost
  • Use a bucket on it to get compost (inflicts 20 damage each time)
29
Giant chinchompa
Giant chinchompa 31 1 35 3900 Ranged Explode
  • Chance of exploding spontaneously in combat, damaging nearby targets
  • Scroll detonates it purposefully
31
Vampire bat
Vampyre bat 33 4 36 4100 Melee Vampire Touch
  • Light enhancer
  • Scroll initiates attack on opponent with chance of healing player
32
Honey badger
Honey badger 25 4 38 4200 Melee Insane Ferocity Scroll initiates attack that hits opponent twice
33
Beaver
Beaver 27 4 N/A N/A N/A Multichop Woodcutting (+2)
  • Use a log on it to fletch a bow
  • Forages and stores up to 30 logs (yew or lower) or planks (normal or oak) from nearby trees
  • Scroll chops logs, possibly from lower level trees than the player intends
34
Void ravager
Void ravager 27 4 41 4400 Melee Call to Arms Scroll teleports player to Pest Control landers
34
Void spinner
Void spinner 27 4 41 4400 Melee Call to Arms
  • Heals 10 life points of player every 15 seconds
  • Scroll teleports player to Pest Control landers
34
Void shifter
Void shifter 94 4 41 4400 Melee Call to Arms
  • Teleports player to Void Knight outpost if player's life points drop below 10%
  • Scroll teleports player to Pest Control landers
34
Void torcher
Void torcher 94 4 41 4400 Magic Call to Arms Scroll teleports player to Pest Control landers
36
Bronze minotaur
Bronze minotaur 30 9 43 4600 Melee Bronze Bull Rush
40
Bull ant
Bull ant 30 5 47 17,000 Melee Unburden Beast of burden (9)
41
Macaw
Macaw 31 5 N/A N/A N/A Herbcall
  • Improves herb drops
  • "Remote view"
  • Scroll forages and drops herbs
42
Evil turnip (familiar)
Evil Turnip 30 5 50 5200 Ranged Evil Flames
  • Forages and drops evil turnip slices
  • Scroll drains opponent's ranged level and heals the familiar
43
Spirit cockatrice
Spirit cockatrice 36 5 51 5300 Magic Petrifying Gaze
  • Forages and drops Cockatrice eggs
  • "Drain" inflicts damage on opponent and lowers a random Combat stat
  • Scroll initiates attack against an opponent and lowers opponent's Defence level by 3
43
Spirit guthatrice
Spirit guthatrice 36 5 51 5300 Magic Petrifying Gaze
  • Forages and drops Cockatrice eggs
  • "Drain" inflicts damage on opponent and lowers a random Combat stat
  • Scroll initiates attack against an opponent and lowers opponent's Attack level by 3
43
Spirit saratrice
Spirit saratrice 36 5 51 5300 Magic Petrifying Gaze
  • Forages and drops Cockatrice eggs
  • "Drain" inflicts damage on opponent and lowers a random Combat stat
  • Scroll initiates attack against an opponent and lowers opponent's Prayer level by 3
43
Spirit zamatrice
Spirit zamatrice 36 5 51 5300 Magic Petrifying Gaze
  • Forages and drops Cockatrice eggs
  • "Drain" inflicts damage on opponent and lowers a random Combat stat
  • Scroll initiates attack against an opponent and lowers opponent's Strength level by 3
43
Spirit pengatrice
Spirit pengatrice 36 5 51 5300 Magic Petrifying Gaze
  • Forages and drops Cockatrice eggs
  • "Drain" inflicts damage on opponent and lowers a random Combat stat
  • Scroll initiates attack against an opponent and lowers opponent's Magic level by 3
43
Spirit coraxatrice
Spirit coraxatrice 36 5 51 5300 Magic Petrifying Gaze
  • Forages and drops Cockatrice eggs
  • "Drain" inflicts damage on opponent and lowers a random Combat stat
  • Scroll initiates attack against an opponent and lowers opponent's Summoning level by 3
43
Spirit vulatrice
Spirit vulatrice 36 5 51 5300 Magic Petrifying Gaze
  • Forages and drops Cockatrice eggs
  • "Drain" inflicts damage on opponent and lowers a random Combat stat
  • Scroll initiates attack against an opponent and lowers opponent's Ranged level by 3
44
Spirit pack pig
Spirit pack pig (tier 2) 35 13 37 2400 Melee Bacon Blast Pack pig pouches can make Bacon Blast scrolls, but only the war pig can use them
44
Prayer pig
Spirit prayer pig (tier 2) 35 5 37 2400 Melee Bacon Blast Prayer pig pouches can make Bacon Blast scrolls, but only the war pig can use them
44
Spirit war pig
Spirit war pig (tier 2) 35 2 51 2620 Melee Bacon Blast Scroll flings bacon as a magical attack
46
Iron minotaur
Iron minotaur 37 9 55 5600 Melee Iron Bull Rush
46
Pyrelord
Pyrelord 32 5 55 5600 Melee Immense Heat Firemaking (+3)
  • Substitutes for a tinderbox, but with an extra 10 xp Firemaking per log
  • Scroll crafts gold jewellery without a furnace
47
Magpie
Magpie 34 5 N/A N/A N/A Thieving Fingers Thieving (+2)
  • Forages and stores up to 30 uncut gems, gold rings, unenchanted sapphire through diamond jewellery, or enchanted rings
  • Scroll activates the Thieving boost
49
Bloated leech
Bloated leech 34 5 59 5900 Melee Blood Drain
52
Spirit terrorbird
Spirit terrorbird 36 6 62 23,000 Melee Tireless Run Beast of burden (12)
54
Abyssal parasite
Abyssal parasite 30 6 64 24,000 Magic Abyssal Drain
55
Spirit jelly
Spirit jelly 43 6 65 6500 Melee Dissolve
56
Steel minotaur
Steel minotaur 46 9 66 6600 Melee Steel Bull Rush
56
Ibis
Ibis 38 6 N/A N/A N/A Fish rain Fishing (+3)
  • Fishing boost only improves catch rates, not types of fish caught
  • Substitutes for a harpoon while fishing tuna or swordfish
  • Forages and stores up to 30 tuna and swordfish
  • Scroll spawns shrimp, bass, cod, or mackerel
57
Spirit graahk
Spirit graahk 49 6 68 6700 Melee Goad Hunter (+5)
  • "Teleport" to Horned Graahk Area close to Nature altar
  • Scroll initiates attack on opponent
57
Spirit kyatt
Spirit kyatt 49 6 68 6700 Melee Ambush Hunter (+5)
57
Spirit larupia
Spirit larupia 49 6 68 6700 Melee Rending Hunter (+5)
  • "Teleport" to the Feldip Hunter area
  • Scroll initiates magic attack on opponent to lower Strength
58
Karamthulhu overlord
Karamthulhu overlord 44 6 69 6800 Melee
Ranged
Doomsphere Device "Drown" hits opponent with a water spell
61
Smoke devil
Smoke devil 48 7 72 7100 Magic
Melee
Dust Cloud "Flames" hits opponent with a fire spell
62
Abyssal lurker
Abyssal lurker 41 7 73 28,000 Melee Abyssal Stealth Beast of burden (12, only unnoted Rune essence and Pure essence)
63
Spirit cobra
Spirit cobra 56 7 75 7300 Melee Ophidian Incubation
64
Stranger plant
Stranger plant 49 7 94 9000 Melee Poisonous Blast Farming (+1 + 4% of level) Forages and drops Strange fruit
66
Mithril minotaur
Mithril minotaur 55 9 78 7600 Melee Mithril Bull Rush
66
Barker toad
Barker toad 8 7 78 7600 Melee Toad Bark "Cannon" fires a loaded cannonball at opponent
67
War tortoise
War tortoise 43 7 80 30,500 Melee Testudo Beast of burden (18)
68
Bunyip
Bunyip 44 7 81 7800 Melee Swallow Whole
  • Use raw fish on the familiar to turn them into Water runes
  • Restores 2% max life points of player every 15 seconds
69
Fruit bat
Fruit bat 45 7 N/A N/A N/A Fruitfall
  • Light enhancer
  • Forages and stores up to 30 fruit on Karamja
  • "Fly" forages and stores up to 30 fruit on Karamja
  • Scroll spawns up to eight fruit anywhere (i.e., places other than Karamja, too)
70
Ravenous locust
Ravenous locust 24 4 82 8000 Melee Famine "Remote view"
71
Arctic bear
Arctic bear 28 8 84 8100 Melee Arctic Blast Hunter (+7)

Counts as two pieces of the Polar camouflage gear

Can teleport you to the Trollweiss Hunter Area.

72
Phoenix familiar
Phoenix 30 8 85 8200 Magic Rise from the ashes
  • "Ash blast" throws ashes at opponent
  • Scroll initiates multi-way attack
73
Obsidian golem
Obsidian golem 55 8 87 8300 Melee Volcanic Strength Mining (+7)
74
Granite lobster
Granite lobster 47 8 88 8400 Melee Crushing Claw Fishing (+4)
  • Fishing boost only improves catch rates, not types of fish caught
  • Substitutes for a harpoon for Swordfish and Sharks
  • Forages and stores up to 30 swordfish and sharks
75
Praying mantis familiar
Praying mantis 69 8 89 8500 Melee Mantis Strike
76
Adamant minotaur
Adamant minotaur 66 9 90 8600 Melee Adamant Bull Rush
76
Forge regent familiar
Forge regent 45 9 90 8600 Magic
Melee
Inferno
77
Talon beast
Talon beast 49 9 92 8700 Melee Deadly Claw
78
Giant ent
Giant ent 49 8 93 8800 Melee Acorn Missile
79
Fire titan
Fire titan 62 9 94 8900 Magic
Melee
Titan's Constitution
79
Ice titan
Ice titan 64 9 94 8900 Melee Titan's Constitution
79
Moss titan
Moss titan 58 9 94 8900 Melee Titan's Constitution
80
Hydra
Hydra 49 8 94 9000 Melee
Ranged
Regrowth "Regrowth" enables the player to regrow a tree that has been cut down, although the tree has to be grown by the player through the farming skill.
81 Nightmare muspah Nightmare muspah 58 10 96 9100 Melee Siphon self
  • Beast of burden for divination memories and energy.
  • Boost for finding enriched memories.
82
Demon brawler
Demon brawler 31 9 97 9000 Melee Ring of fire Will automatically engage in combat with new enemies of same type as the player is attacking
82
Demon deacon
Demon deacon 31 9 97 9000 Magic Ring of fire Will automatically engage in combat with new enemies of same type as the player is attacking
82
Demon executioner
Demon executioner 31 9 97 9000 Ranged Ring of fire Will automatically engage in combat with new enemies of same type as the player is attacking
83
Spirit dagannoth
Spirit dagannoth 57 9 99 9300 Melee Spike Shot "Ferocious" initiates attack with a chance of hitting opponent twice
83
Lava titan
Lava titan 61 9 99 9300 Magic
Melee
Ebon Thunder Mining (+10)
Firemaking (+10)
84
Spirit pack pig
Spirit pack pig (tier 3) 55 13 67 4080 Melee Bacon Blast Pack pig pouches can make Bacon Blast scrolls, but only the war pig can use them
84
Prayer pig
Spirit prayer pig (tier 3) 55 5 67 4080 Melee Bacon Blast Prayer pig pouches can make Bacon Blast scrolls, but only the war pig can use them
84
Spirit war pig
Spirit war pig (tier 3) 55 2 91 4488 Melee Bacon Blast Scroll flings bacon as a magical attack
84
Reborn phoenix
Reborn phoenix 30 12 100 9400 Magic Rise from the ashes Firemaking (+12) Has a chance to burn two logs at once when using bonfires
85
Swamp titan
Swamp titan 56 9 101 9500 Melee Swamp Plague
86
Rune minotaur
Rune minotaur 151 9 102 9600 Melee Rune Bull Rush
87
Ghast familiar
Ghast familiar 69 1 103 9700 Melee
Ranged
Ghastly request
87
Blood nihil (familiar)
Blood nihil 90 10 112 20,000 Melee Annihilate +5% Attack Deals damage and stuns target
87
Shadow nihil (familiar)
Shadow nihil 90 10 112 20,000 Ranged Annihilate +5% Ranged Deals damage and stuns target
87
Smoke nihil (familiar)
Smoke nihil 90 10 108 20,000 Magic Annihilate +5% Magic Deals damage and stuns target
87
Ice nihil (familiar)
Ice nihil 90 10 105 20,000 Magic Annihilate +5% Magic
  • Deals damage and stuns target
  • Chance to reduce opponent accuracy and defence by 5%
88
Unicorn stallion
Unicorn stallion 54 9 105 9800 Melee Healing Aura "Cure" cures Poison and Disease
88
Light creature (familiar)
Light creature 60 10 105 9800 Melee Enlightenment
89
Geyser titan
Geyser titan 69 10 106 9900 Melee
Ranged
Boil Ranged (+1 + 3% of level)
  • Use a bowl on the familiar to get a bowl of hot water
  • Use Amulets of glory or rings of wealth on the familiar to recharge them
92
Wolpertinger
Wolpertinger 62 10 109 10,200 Magic Magic Focus Hunter (+5)
Defence (+5% of level)

Magic (+7)
  • Defence boost only applies against magic attacks
  • Double experience and yield when harvesting bushes
  • Scroll activates the magic boost
93
Abyssal titan
Abyssal titan 32 10 110 43,500 Melee Essence Shipment
95
Iron titan
Iron titan 60 10 112 10,500 Magic
Melee
Iron Within
  • Defence boost only applies to melee attacks
  • Scroll initiates attack on opponent, hitting three times
96
Pack yak
Pack yak 58 10 114 45,000 Melee Winter Storage Beast of burden (30)
99
Pack mammoth
Pack mammoth 64 20 118 46,500 Melee Mammoth Feast Beast of Burden (32)
99
Steel titan
Steel titan 64 10 118 10,900 Melee
Ranged
Steel of Legends
  • Defence boost only applies to melee attacks
  • Scroll initiates attack on opponent, hitting four times, with either ranged or melee, depending on the distance to the target

See alsoEdit

TriviaEdit

  • A familiar's attack command can be used on all NPCs including non-combat ones to see their life points and weakness. This method shows how almost all non-combat NPCs have 1 life point and a weakness to crush, although there are exceptions such as Dreadnips (4500 life points and weak to Earth) and the Wise Old Man (30,000 life points, no weakness).
  • While it is not possible for most familiars to attack a target without the player being in combat, it is possible to use an ability that does not require a target, such as Anticipation, to enter combat stance and order the familiar to attack. However, combat special moves cannot be used this way. The scroll will be used, but the move will only be unleashed upon actually attacking a target.
  • Previous, some summoning familiars have options that allow them to do a different special attack, separate from their special moves. After an update, these have either turned into part of its basic attack pattern (e.g. Smoke devil), a different version of the special move, activated by using a scroll in a different manner (e.g. Phoenix), or even replaced its special move (e.g. Barker toad).
  • There is currently a bug where when a player comes from a PvP area such as the Wilderness, their Familiar's combat level may still display, even in non-PvP areas.

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.