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Bogrog is an ogre in Gu'Tanoth. He sells Summoning Supplies, which is quite useful since he is near a Summoning obelisk. Players can make Summoning pouches, then swap them for shards. You must have a summoning level of 21 before he will swap shards with you.

He can be found on a sidepath just before the entrance to the city, so players will not need to start the Watchtower quest before talking to him. He will accept noted pouches.

Players with access to Prifddinas may prefer to use Lord Amlodd who will exchange pouches on the same terms as Bogrog. Having completed the hard Tirannwn achievements will make Lord Amlodd swap pouches for roughly 10% more shards.

Travel[edit | edit source]

Bogrog's location.

Getting to Bogrog is fast using the following methods:

Swapping pouches for shards[edit | edit source]

In the Perils of Ice Mountain update of 7 May 2008, Bogrog gained the ability to swap Summoning pouches and Summoning scrolls for spirit shards.[1] For each pouch, he will trade a player 70% of the spirit shards required to make that pouch. For example, a granite lobster pouch requires 166 shards, so Bogrog will give 117 shards for the pouch. The amount of shards is rounded up to the nearest whole number, so while 166 * 0.7 = 116.2, the player will receive 117 shards due to the fact that it is always rounded up. Bogrog accepts noted and unnoted pouches. He is not as generous when it comes to swapping scrolls, since he will only return about 30% of the spirit shards. In other words, he will pay only 3% of original from one scroll (totaling to 30% for 10), not 30% for each scroll. It does not have to be in multiples of 10 scrolls.

It is usually better to high-alch the pouch or sell on the Grand Exchange for those pouches created with lower amounts of shards; except for some of the higher level pouches where a player can save money by swapping with Bogrog. See Summoning pouches table for comparisons.

There is one limitation in that the player must have a Summoning skill higher than the level required to make the pouch. Bogrog will tell the exact skill required when the player clicks the "value" option on the pouch; the value is a sliding scale starting at level 21 for all pouches of level 10 and below and decreasing gradually from there. He will also exchange scrolls for shards. To dispose of a large amount of shards quickly (Pikkupstix buys in multiples of 50 and the GE has various limitations) visit a pet shop in Yanille or elsewhere.

For a calculator showing the profits of swapping shards, see Calculators/Shard swap.

Pouch Level Player Level
01-10 min. 21
11-20 +10
21-30 +9
31-40 +8
41-50 +7
51-60 +6
61-70 +5
71-80 +4
81-90 +3
91-98 +1
99 +0

How many spirit shards do you need to buy?[edit | edit source]

2011 Christmas Event[edit | edit source]

Bogrog attended the 2011 Christmas Event Banquet. Wizard Acantha sits to the right of him and Sanfew sits to the left. Bogrog sits in a bigger chair than almost everyone else because of his size.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Bogrog speaks in:

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • patch 7 September 2020 (Update):
    • Bogrog no longer references charged items in his Summoning dialogue.
  • patch 28 May 2019 (Update):
    • Fixed slight grammar error when looking at shard pricing for swapping scrolls/pouches.
  • patch 18 February 2019 (Update):
    • Brought summoning pouch & scroll trade-in interface up to standard.
  • patch 11 February 2019 (Update):
    • Trading Rune Bull Rush scrolls will not reward a more appropriate amount of Spirit Shards
  • patch 18 July 2016 (Update):
    • The Summoning pouch trade-in interface now uses the new interface style.
  • patch 15 October 2013 (Update):
    • Bogrog's exchange rates have been updated to give players the correct amount of spirit shards when trading in phoenix pouches.
  • patch 15 October 2008 (Update):
    • Bogrog will now convert your spare Summoning spell scrolls to shards in a similar way to his pouches to shards service.
  • patch 12 August 2008 (Update):
    • Bogrog now checks for the correct Summoning level when exchanging praying mantis pouches for shards.
  • patch 7 May 2008 (Update):
    • Bogrog, the ogre in the north of Gu'Tanoth, is offering a special service to summoners. If you trade-in your Summoning pouches, he will give you some spirit shards back. The number is equal to 70% of the spirit shards required to create the pouch. Bogrog will demand that you have a Summoning level above the requirement of the pouch - but this won't apply to level 99 familiars, of course.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Bogrog was the first ogre to use a graphically updated model, followed by ogresses later that month. The other male ogres followed about a year later (17 March 2009). Before the other male ogres received it, though, he had the same idle animation as the ogresses (lifting up stomach).

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. "Perils of Ice Mountain." 7 May 2008. RuneScape News.