Summoning familiars just got smarter! In today's RuneScape update - as voted for by you - we've updated the behaviour of summoned beasts, made them easier to use, and given them some handy new functions.
First up, they're smarter and more helpful in a fight:
Familiars now join in as quickly as possible when you engage a target.
They will now defend you when you're attacked and not fighting back.
They will switch quickly and accurately when you change target.
If assigned a target, they will stay on it until it dies, or they are told otherwise.
Combat familiars will use special moves automatically while they fight, as long as scrolls and summoning points are available.
Familiars can store up to 500 special move scrolls for you. These will be used before any stored in your inventory. If they die in PvM or are unsummoned, any held scrolls will go to your inventory, or the ground if it's full.