Blood reaver (familiar)

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For the monster, see Blood reaver.
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The blood reaver is a familiar that requires 73 Summoning in order to use.

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

The blood reaver comes with a passive ability that turns health gained into damage against the player's target, up to 25% of the health restored.

This passive synergizes very well with Cinderbane gloves. Each hitsplat, including the reaver's, has a chance to inflict poison, and when using various forms of healing such as Soul Split, Scrimshaw of vampyrism, or Vampyrism aura, the blood reaver will give an additional hitsplat for them. If all three are being used at the same time the blood reaver can multiply the hits by up to 4 times, effectively quadrupling poison damage.

Binding contract (Blood reaver)[edit | edit source]

A Binding contract (blood reaver) is obtained via Archaeology.


In order to make the Ancient Summoning pouch, the mystery Dagon Bye must be completed. Once this mystery is solved, players may begin creating binding contracts, requiring 1 blue charm, a normal pouch, 2 Bloods of Orcus, 2 hellfire metal, and 200 spirit shards.

Upon making the binding contract, players must then kill blood reavers in order to bind the blood reaver into the contract resulting in binding contract (blood reaver). Unlike normal Summoning, Ancient Summoning does not require use of Summoning obelisks to infuse pouches.

Blood Reaver scroll (Blood Siphon)[edit | edit source]


Blood Reaver scroll (Blood Siphon)s allow you to transfer 10% of the familiar's maximum health (830 lifepoints heal) to you.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 8 June 2020 (Update):
    • The blood reaver familiar will now apply its passive ability to lifepoint boosting effects such as Saradomin Brews and rocktail.
  • update 1 June 2020 (Update):
    • Fixed an issue where the blood reaver familiar would stretch when overridden by a pet.
  • patch 27 April 2020 (Update):
    • Fixed an issue that was causing the blood reaver familiar to take damage from players when stacking multiple instances of healing.
  • hidden 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]

  • Its dialogue refers to the real-life issue of mercury in fish, with animals high on the food chain like sharks accumulating more in their bodies.