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Familiars are the summoned creatures that are brought to the game by players and (on occasion) NPCs .

Every familiar has different advantages: some are excellent fighters, but of no use when you're working on your skills, while others are great help when you're simply wandering about, but cannot fight at all.

To help you figure out what each familiar is best at, the column labelled 'Skill Focus' tells you what each familiar is best at.

To keep things simple, we've defined a number of broad categories that familiars' other abilities fall into. In order to understand what your familiar can do, you should familiarise yourself with the following explanations.

Fights This familiar will fight with you when you attack something, the level in brackets indicates the familiar's Combat level. You must always wear a charged helmet to increase the efficiency of the familiar. Note that you must choose to attack for it to come to your aid. The pack yak, unicorn stallion, bunyip and void spinner will only fight to defend themselves, and then only if you have auto-retaliate turned on.

Every familiar that can fight will also note the style. You will receive experience in that skill (or spread evenly in the case of 'Controlled' attacks) as well as Constitution as if you had inflicted the damage yourself.
Light enhancer Some familiars - notably bats - can see well in the dark and will make any light source you have with you brighter.
Right-click A small number of familiars have a special ability that they can use (normally in combat). To trigger one of these, right-click your familiar and select the name of the ability.
Skill boost Some familiars can temporarily raise your level in a given skill, while some other familiars provide an 'invisible' boost that is always active. The number in brackets indicates the size of the boost, and the term 'invisible' indicates that is always active as long as your familiar is close by.

'Invisible' skill boosts will not allow you to do anything above your normal level, they will only improve how successful or how quickly you can perform skill-based activities.
Remote view These familiars can fly into the air and allow you to see through their eyes, giving you the ability to see things much further away.
Beast of burden A beast of burden can carry a number of items equal to the number in brackets. In some cases, it will only be able to carry certain items, in which case they will be listed.
Forager A forager will find certain items from time to time, and can carry up to 30. You are only able to 'Withdraw' items from these familiars.


Combat Familiars

Attack

Familiar Summoning Level Required Time (Minutes) Experience for Summoning Abilities
spirit wolf.gif

Spirit wolf
None 6 0.1 Fights (Level 2)
Howl
mosquito.gif

Mosquito member badge tiny.png
17 Summoning 12 0.5 Fights (Level 30)
Pester
albino rat.gif

Albino rat member badge tiny.png
23 Summoning 22 2.3 Fights (Level 40)
Forager - stores cheese after scroll use
Cheese Feast
void shifter.gif

Void shifter member badge tiny.png
34 Summoning 94 0.7 Fights (Level 59)
Teleporter - if you are in combat and have less than 10% of your life points, it will teleport you to the Void Knight Outpost
Call to Arms
bloated leech.gif

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49 Summoning 34 2.4 Fights (Level 85)
Blood Drain
spirit kyatt.gif

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57 Summoning 49 5.7 Fights (Level 98)
Hunter boost (5) - invisible
Pounce - if summoned or called directly into combat, its first attack can deal up to triple normal damage
Can teleport you to the Piscatoris Hunter area
Ambush
spirit cobra.gif

Spirit cobra member badge tiny.png
63 Summoning 56 3.1 Fights (Level 108)
Ophidian Incubation
ravenous locust.gif

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70 Summoning 24 1.5 Fights (Level 119)
Can eat your opponent's food
Remote view
Famine
praying mantis.gif

Praying mantis member badge tiny.png
75 Summoning 69 3.7 Fights (Level 128)
Mantis Strike
ice titan.gif

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79 Summoning 64 7.9 Fights (Level 136)
Titan's Constitution
swamp titan.gif

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85 Summoning 56 4.2 Fights (Level 145)
Swamp Plague

Constitution

Familiar Summoning Level Required Time (Minutes) Experience for Summoning Abilities
spirit war pig.gif

Spirit war pig member badge tiny.png
14 Summoning 17 0.9 Fights (Level 25)
Bacon Blast
+1 Farming boost

Controlled

Familiar Summoning Level Required Time (Minutes) Experience for Summoning Abilities
spirit scorpion.gif

Spirit scorpion member badge tiny.png
19 Summoning 17 0.9 Fights (Level 34)
Venom Shot
vampire bat.gif

Vampyre bat member badge tiny.png
31 Summoning 33 1.5 Fights (Level 53)
Can heal itself slightly when it damages an enemy
Light enhancer
Vampyre Touch
spirit larupia.gif

Spirit larupia member badge tiny.png
57 Summoning 49 5.7 Fights (Level 98)
Hunter boost (5) - invisible
Can teleport you to the Feldip Hunter area
Rending
stranger plant.gif

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64 Summoning 49 3.2 Fights (Level 136)
Farming boost (1 + 4% of your level)
Forager - strange fruit
Poisonous Blast
arctic bear.gif

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71 Summoning 28 1.1 Fights (Level 121)
Hunter boost (7) - invisible
Counts as two pieces of arctic camouflage
Can teleport you to the Trollweiss and Rellekka Hunter area
Arctic Blast
giant ent.gif

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78 Summoning 49 1.6 Fights (Level 134)
Increased yield when harvesting Farming fruit trees, belladonna and cacti
Forager - produces oak logs
Nature link - can convert pure essence into nature or earth runes
Acorn Missile
spirit dagannoth.gif

Spirit dagannoth member badge tiny.png
83 Summoning 57 4.1 Fights (Level 142)
Ferocious - chance of attacking again without delay
Spike Shot


Defence

Familiar Summoning Level Required Time (Minutes) Experience for Summoning Abilities
bronze minotaur.gif

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36 Summoning 30 3.6 Fights (Level 62)
Bronze Bull Rush
iron minotaur.gif

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46 Summoning 37 4.6 Fights (Level 79)
Iron Bull Rush
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56 Summoning 46 5.6 Fights (Level 96)
Steel Bull Rush
mithril minotaur.gif

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66 Summoning 55 6.6 Fights (Level 113)
Mithril Bull Rush
adamant minotaur.gif

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76 Summoning 66 7.6 Fights (Level 130)
Adamant Bull Rush
rune minotaur.gif

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86 Summoning 151 8.6 Fights (Level 147)
Rune Bull Rush
iron titan.gif

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95 Summoning 60 4.7 Fights (Level 162)
Defence boost (10% bonus to your stab, slash and crush Defence) - invisible
Iron Within

Magic

Familiar Summoning Level Required Time (Minutes) Experience for Summoning Abilities
dreadfowl.gif

Dreadfowl
4 Summoning 4 0.1 Fights (Level 8)
Farming boost (1)
Dreadfowl Strike
spirit tz kih.gif

Spirit Tz-Kih member badge tiny.png
22 Summoning 18 1.1 Fights (Level 40)
Despair - when fighting other players, the Tz-Kih will drain your opponent's Prayer instead of inflicting damage
Fireball Assault
void torcher.gif

Void torcher member badge tiny.png
34 Summoning 94 0.7 Fights (Level 59)
Right-click Strike - inflicts 10 extra damage with this attack
Call to Arms
spirit cockatrice.gif

Spirit cockatrice member badge tiny.png
43 Summoning 36 0.9 Fights (Level 74)
Right-click Drain - inflicts damage and drains a combat stat (varies according to type)
Forager - cockatrice eggs
Petrifying Gaze
spirit guthatrice.gif

Spirit guthatrice member badge tiny.png
43 Summoning 36 0.9 Fights (Level 74)
Right-click Drain - inflicts damage and drains a combat stat (varies according to type)
Forager - cockatrice eggs
Petrifying Gaze
spirit saratrice.gif

Spirit saratrice member badge tiny.png
43 Summoning 36 0.9 Fights (Level 74)
Right-click Drain - inflicts damage and drains a combat stat (varies according to type)
Forager - cockatrice eggs
Petrifying Gaze
spirit zamatrice.gif

Spirit zamatrice member badge tiny.png
43 Summoning 36 0.9 Fights (Level 74)
Right-click Drain - inflicts damage and drains a combat stat (varies according to type)
Forager - cockatrice eggs
Petrifying Gaze
spirit pengatrice.gif

Spirit pengatrice member badge tiny.png
43 Summoning 36 0.9 Fights (Level 74)
Right-click Drain - inflicts damage and drains a combat stat (varies according to type)
Forager - cockatrice eggs
Petrifying Gaze
spirit coraxatrice.gif

Spirit coraxatrice member badge tiny.png
43 Summoning 36 0.9 Fights (Level 74)
Right-click Drain - inflicts damage and drains a combat stat (varies according to type)
Forager - cockatrice eggs
Petrifying Gaze
spirit vulatrice.gif

Spirit vulatrice member badge tiny.png
43 Summoning 36 0.9 Fights (Level 74)
Right-click Drain - inflicts damage and drains a combat stat (varies according to type)
Forager - cockatrice eggs
Petrifying Gaze
smoke devil.gif

Smoke devil member badge tiny.png
61 Summoning 48 3 Fights (Level 104)
Right-click Flames - hits opponent with a fire spell
Dust Cloud
phoenix essence.gif

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72 Summoning 30 7 Fights (Level 123)
Right-click Ash Blast - blinds opponents for a few seconds, reducing their chance to hit
Rise from the Ashes
fire titan.gif

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79 Summoning 62 7.9 Fights (Level 136)
Titan's Constitution
wolpertinger.gif

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92 Summoning 62 4.6 Fights (Level 157)
Hunter boost (5) - invisible
Grants you a 5% Defence bonus against Magic
Double experience and yield when harvesting berries
Magic Focus

Ranged

Familiar Summoning Level Required Time (Minutes) Experience for Summoning Abilities
giant chinchompa.gif

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29 Summoning 31 2.9 Fights (Level 51)
Explode - chance of exploding in combat, damaging nearby targets
Explode
evil turnip.gif

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42 Summoning 30 2.1 Fights (Level 72)
Forager - evil turnip slices
Can heal itself slightly when using Ranged attacks
Evil Flames
karamthulhu overlord.gif

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58 Summoning 44 5.8 Fights (Level 100)
Right-click Drown - hits opponent with a water spell
Doomsphere Device
forge regent.gif

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76 Summoning 45 1.5 Fights (Level 130)
Counts as a tinderbox, with 10xp bonus
Right-click Fireball - flaming attack that hits up to 6 enemies for up to 50 damage each
Inferno
hydra.gif

Hydra member badge tiny.png
80 Summoning 49 1.6 Fights (Level 136)
Regrowth
ghast.gif

Ghast member badge tiny.png
87 Summoning 68 1.8 Fights (Level 149)
Makes ghasts passive while in Morytania
Prevents food from rotting under the effect of ghasts in Morytania
Ghastly Request
geyser titan.gif

Geyser titan member badge tiny.png
89 Summoning 69 8.9 Fights (Level 153)
Ranged Boost (1 + 3% of your level)
Use bowls on the geyser titan to get bowls of hot water
Use amulets of glory on the geyser titan to recharge them
Boil
steel titan.gif

Steel titan member badge tiny.png
99 Summoning 64 4.9 Fights (Level 170)
Defence boost (15% bonus to your stab, slash and crush Defence) - invisible
Steel of Legends

Strength

Familiar Summoning Level Required Time (Minutes) Experience for Summoning Abilities
honey badger.gif

Honey badger member badge tiny.png
32 Summoning 25 1.6 Fights (Level 55)
Ferocious - chance of attacking again without delay
Insane Ferocity
pyrelord.gif

Pyrelord member badge tiny.png
46 Summoning 32 2.3 Fights (Level 79)
Firemaking boost (3) - invisible
Counts as a tinderbox, with 10xp bonus
Immense Heat
spirit jelly.gif

Spirit jelly member badge tiny.png
55 Summoning 43 5.5 Fights (Level 94)
Dissolve
spirit graahk.gif

Spirit graahk member badge tiny.png
57 Summoning 49 5.7 Fights (Level 98)
Hunter boost (5) - invisible
Trample - if the graahk has to move to get into combat, it will strike twice
Can teleport you to the horned graahk area
Goad
barker toad.gif

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66 Summoning 8 1 Fights (Level 113)
Right-click Cannon - must be 'loaded' with a cannonball
Toad Bark
obsidian golem.gif

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73 Summoning 55 7.3 Fights (Level 125)
Mining boost (7) - invisible
Volcanic Strength
talon beast.gif

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77 Summoning 49 3.8 Fights (Level 132)
Deadly Claw
moss titan.gif

Moss titan member badge tiny.png
79 Summoning 58 7.9 Fights (Level 136)
Titan's Constitution
lava titan.gif

Lava titan member badge tiny.png
83 Summoning 61 8.3 Fights (Level 142)
Chance of inflicting 50 extra damage with every attack
Firemaking boost (10) - invisible
Mining boost (10) - invisible
Can teleport you to the Lava Maze
Ebon Thunder

Healing Familiars

Familiar Summoning Level Required Time (Minutes) Experience for Summoning Abilities
void spinner.gif

Void spinner member badge tiny.png
34 Summoning 27 0.7 Fights (Level 59 - Defence)
Heals summoner for 10 life points regularly
Call to Arms
bunyip.gif

Bunyip member badge tiny.png
68 Summoning 44 1.4 Fights (Level 117 - Attack)
Heals summoner for 20 life points regularly
Use raw fish on the Bunyip to turn them into food
Swallow Whole
unicorn stallion.gif

Unicorn stallion member badge tiny.png
88 Summoning 54 1.8 Fights (Level 151 - Controlled)
Right-click Cure - cures poison and disease
Healing Aura

Beasts of Burden

Familiar Summoning Level Required Time (Minutes) Experience for Summoning Abilities
thorny snail.gif

Thorny snail member badge tiny.png
13 Summoning 16 0.2 Fights (Level 23)
Beast of burden (3)
Slime Spray
spirit pack pig.gif

Spirit pack pig
14 Summoning 17 0.9 Fights (Level 25)
Beast of burden (4)
+1 Farming boost
spirit kalphite.gif

Spirit kalphite member badge tiny.png
25 Summoning 22 2.5 Fights (Level 43 - Defence)
Beast of burden (6)
Sandstorm
bull ant.gif

Bull ant member badge tiny.png
40 Summoning 30 0.6 Fights (Level 68 - Controlled)
Beast of burden (9)
Unburden
spirit terrorbird.gif

Spirit terrorbird member badge tiny.png
52 Summoning 36 0.8 Fights (Level 89 - Controlled)
Beast of burden (12)
Tireless Run
abyssal parasite.gif

Abyssal parasite member badge tiny.png
54 Summoning 30 1.1 Fights (Level 93 - Magic)
Beast of burden (7) - unnoted rune/pure essence
Slowed abyssal Prayer drain
Abyssal Drain
abyssal lurker.gif

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62 Summoning 41 1.2 Fights (Level 106 - Controlled)
Beast of burden (7) - unnoted rune/pure essence
Abyssal Stealth
war tortoise.gif

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67 Summoning 43 0.7 Fights (Level 115 - Defence)
Beast of burden (18)
Testudo
abyssal titan.gif

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93 Summoning 32 1.9 Fights (Level 159 - Attack)
Beast of burden (7) - unnoted rune/pure essence
Drains prayer from your opponent (multi combat zones only)
Essence Shipment
pack yak.gif

Pack yak member badge tiny.png
96 Summoning 58 4.8 Fights (Level 164 - Strength)
Beast of burden (30)
Winter Storage

Foraging Familiars

Familiar Summoning Level Required Time (Minutes) Experience for Summoning Abilities
meerkats.gif

Meerkats member badge tiny.png
4 Summoning 40 1 Right-click - Can be used as a sextant, and can be used to dig for treasure trail items
Fetch Casket
spirit spider.gif

Spirit spider member badge tiny.png
10 Summoning 15 0.2 Fights (Level 18 - Controlled)
Produces red spiders' eggs
Egg Spawn
granite crab.gif

Granite crab member badge tiny.png
16 Summoning 18 0.2 Fights (Level 28 - Defence)
Produces fish while summoner is Fishing
Fishing boost (1) - invisible
Stony Shell
desert wyrm.gif

Desert wyrm member badge tiny.png
18 Summoning 19 0.4 Fights (Level 32 - Strength)
Right-click to gather ores
Mining boost (1) - invisible
Electric Lash
compost mound.gif

Compost mound member badge tiny.png
28 Summoning 24 0.6 Fights (Level 49 - Strength)
Farming boost (1 + 2% of your level)
Use a bucket on your compost mound to get compost - deals 20 damage to your familiar
Generate Compost
beaver.gif

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33 Summoning 27 0.7 Woodcutting boost (2) - invisible
Gathers logs and planks
Fletcher - counts as a knife for Fletching purposes
Multichop
void ravager.gif

Void ravager member badge tiny.png
34 Summoning 27 0.7 Fights (Level 59 - Strength)
Gathers ores
Mining boost (1)
Mining boost (1) - invisible
Call to Arms
macaw.gif

Macaw member badge tiny.png
41 Summoning 31 0.8 Remote view
Gathers herbs
Improved herb drops
Herbcall
magpie.gif

Magpie member badge tiny.png
47 Summoning 34 0.9 Gathers jewellery
Thieving Fingers
ibis.gif

Ibis member badge tiny.png
56 Summoning 38 1.1 Fishing boost (3) - invisible
Gathers fish while summoner is Fishing
Fish Rain
fruit bat.gif

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69 Summoning 45 1.4 Light enhancer
Gathers fruit and seeds
Fly - gathers fruit in Karamja
Fruitfall
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74 Summoning 47 3.7 Fights (Level 127 - Defence)
Gathers fish while summoner is Fishing
Fishing boost (4) - invisible
Crushing Claw

Support Familiars

Familiar Summoning Level Required Time (Minutes) Experience for Summoning Abilities
spirit prayer pig.gif

Spirit prayer pig
14 Summoning 17 0.9 Fights (Level 25)
Restores prayer points (14, 44 or 84)
+1 Farming boost


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