Brand new rewards for your skilling efforts arrive in RuneScape this week in the form of nineteen new pets that can be earned by training a wide variety of skills.
Read on for more info on how to collect them, plus a link to the latest game patches and information on our upcoming live streams.
Free-to-play players can unlock all pets except those that require training members' only skills. RuneScape members, of course, can unlock all of them.
Unlock each pet as a random drop when training its specific skill in the ways listed below. The higher your level in a skill the higher your chances of getting its pet.
Your brand-new buddies can be used as familiar overrides, complete with their own unique animations for spawning, de-spawning, attacking, defending and special attacks.
Once you have unlocked five of these skilling pets you will also unlock the fabulous new title – "Jack of Trades". Unlocking all these skilling pets will then get you the golden title – "Jack of All Trades"
Pets and How to Unlock Them
Below is a basic list of the training methods that unlock the skill pets. For further details and considerations, you could check out Mod Shauny's reply to this post's forum thread.
Agility – "Dojo Mojo"
Completing any of the following agility courses:
Advanced gnome stronghold
Advanced barbarian outpost
Ape Atoll course
Bandos throne room
Note - silverhawk boots are excluded
Construction – "Baby Yaga's House"
Building furniture at a furniture hotspot
Cooking – "Ramsay"
Crafting – "Gemi"
Using a potters wheel
Using a spinning wheel
Divination – "Willow"
Note - any products made through Divination will not count, also gathering from Divine Locations will not work
Dungeoneering - "Gordie"
The dungeoneering pet chance is adjusted to take party size into account. Doing a floor quickly on your own has about the same chance of yielding a pet as completing a five-person floor quickly.
Resource Dungeons will not count
Other skills trained while in Dungeoneering will not give a chance to gain a Skilling Pet
Farming - "Brains"
Planting seeds on patches
Firemaking - "Bernie"
Burning log lines
Inferno Adze will work.
Fishing – "Bubbles"
Fletching – "Flo"
Fletching headless arrows
Herblore - "Herbert"
Mixing a potion
Hunter – "Ace"
Impling netting (but not impulses)
Catching div chronicles
Invention – "Malcolm"
Mining – "Rocky"
Lava flow mine
Runecrafting – "Rue"
Using altars (both normal and ZMI)
Going to Runespan and siphoning creatures, nodes and/or the Runesphere
Slayer - "Crabbe"
Killing an enemy that counts towards your current Slayer task
Smithing – "Smithy"
Making the following items in the Artisan Workshop: burial armour, cannon repair, ceremonial swords, tracks
Thieving – "Ralph"
Note - doors are excluded from this
Woodcutting – "Woody"
Note - machete cutting is excluded from this
Please note that when you unlock a pet, the game will try to add it to you inventory, then your bank. If both are full, it will be delivered as soon as you clear space in either of those places.
We hope you enjoy unlocking these fantastic new rewards, just remember – a skill pet is for life not just for Christmas (yeah, it's summer, we know!)
The RuneScape Team
For the patch notes detailing this week's fixes and improvements, rock on over to the forum thread.
This Week's Live Streams
Tuesday, August 23rd | 16:00 Game Time | Catherby & White Wolf Mountain Rework – Q&A
Join us on Twitch to check out more of the Catherby & White Wolf Mountain rework, coming next week!
Friday, August 26th | 20:00 Game Time | Update preview with Mod Shauny
Join Mod Shauny on Twitch for a look at what you can expect from Monday's update.
Sunday, August 28th | 19:00 Game Time | PvM with Mod Lee!
Mod Lee will be hosting some Community PvM goodness live at on Twitch.
In Other News
Mod Shauny – Happy Hours – The Beach
Hang out with Mod Shauny for Happy Hour on the Beach next week at the following times on Worlds 82 and 83:
Monday 22nd August to Friday 26th August at 15:00 and again at 22:00 (Game Time) at Lumbridge Beach
Saturday 27th August to Sunday 28th August at 20:000 (Game Time) – Happy Hour – Lumbridge Beach