Ancient Summoning

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Ancient Summoning is an expansion to the Summoning skill that is unlocked at level 68 Archaeology (boostable).

In order to begin Ancient Summoning, the mystery Dagon Bye must be completed, and players must sign a Pact with Dagon. Once the pact is signed, players may begin creating binding contracts, requiring 1 blue charm, a normal pouch, 2 Bloods of Orcus, 2 hellfire metals, and 200 spirit shards. These are created at a summoning obelisk.

Upon making the binding contract, players must then kill one of the demons (listed below). When the demon is killed, the player will send it to the contract, creating the pouch itself. An inventory space must be available for this to occur; otherwise, the pouch will not be made at all. Making the scrolls requires the player to visit a summoning obelisk.

Players get Summoning experience by using the familiar, not by making it. These Summoning creatures have special effects akin to the Slayer creatures that were killed to make it.

Non-slayer demons have a set Summoning level in order to be bound to the contract. For slayer demons, the Summoning requirement is the same as the Slayer level required to kill them.

Familiar Summoning level Create XP Passive effect Scroll effect GE Price Binding profit
Binding contract (hellhound).png: RS3 Inventory image of Binding contract (hellhound)Hellhound 45 38 Absorbs 10% of any damage dealt to you by taking the hit itself. Heals for 10% of its max health. 53,420 26,031
Binding contract (waterfiend).png: RS3 Inventory image of Binding contract (waterfiend)Waterfiend 50 43 Grants a 5% chance while training Mining, Fishing, Woodcutting, Divination or Archaeology to duplicate the gained resource and store it within itself. Can carry up to 20 items. Teleports all items stored within the familiar's inventory to your bank. 48,961 21,572
Binding contract (blood reaver).png: RS3 Inventory image of Binding contract (blood reaver)Blood reaver 73 64 Deals 25% of your healing done as damage to its target. Transfers 10% of the familiars max health to you. 72,911 45,522
Binding contract (gargoyle).png: RS3 Inventory image of Binding contract (gargoyle)Gargoyle 75 73 Grants an invisible +12 Mining level boost. Your next mining swing will deal 50% more damage. 46,580 19,191
Binding contract (abyssal demon).png: RS3 Inventory image of Binding contract (abyssal demon)Abyssal demon 85 73 The summoning familiar will automatically teleport to the target and deal damage when it teleports. Bind and Teleblock the target for 9.6 seconds. 49,455 22,066
Binding contract (kal'gerion demon).png: RS3 Inventory image of Binding contract (kal'gerion demon)Kal'gerion demon 90 79 Summons a level 126 combat familiar. Will temporarily provide the player, familiar, and nearby other players with a +5% critical strike buff for 15 seconds. 38,523 11,134
Binding contract (ripper demon).png: RS3 Inventory image of Binding contract (ripper demon)Ripper Demon 96 82.3 Deal more damage to the target according to how much missing health it has. "Death Chop": Replicates the Ripper Demons' 'jump' attack dealing 200-320% of its max hit in damage. 96,080 68,691

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 3 August 2020 (Update):
    • An ancient familiar's special move cast now grants the correct amount of Summoning XP.
  • patch 29 June 2020 (Update):
    • All Ancient Familiar pouches will now convert into 20 scrolls each, up from 10.
    • All Summoning XP gained per Ancient Familiar special attack cast has been halved, as you now receive twice the amount of scrolls.
  • 6 April 2020 (Update):
    • Players can now renew an ancient familiar's timer by sacrificing a binding contract, just as they would with a pouch for a normal summoning familiar.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • When dismissed, they use their respective monster's death animation.