Court summons

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The interface of a Court summons.

A court summons is an item required to take part in the Court Cases Distraction and Diversion. Completion of the King's Ransom quest is required to obtain a court summons. Players can only have one court summons at a time.

Reading the court summons, the player is informed which case has been assigned to them. Players seeking a specific court summons can destroy unwanted summons, allowing for another summons to be obtained. This can be useful for players looking for specific rewards, although it may be faster to complete the case, ensuring the case will not appear again.

Acquiring[edit | edit source]

Court summons can be obtained through a variety of means:

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).

Pickpocketing[edit | edit source]

The following table outlines suggested monsters that can reward a court summons when pickpocketed. This is not an exhaustive list.
Name Thieving Level Location
Al Kharid warrior 25 Al Kharid palace
Warrior Woman 25 Ardougne, Varrock Castle
Knight of Ardougne 55 Ardougne market, Ardougne Castle
Paladin 70 Ardougne market, Ardougne Castle
Gnome 75 Tree Gnome Stronghold, Tree Gnome Village, Battlefield
Hero 80 Ardougne market
Dwarf trader 90 Trade Octagon

Strategies[edit | edit source]

  • Caskets — Purchasable from the Grand Exchange, this is potentially the quickest method of obtaining a court summons, with a drop rate of 5/128. Each casket will cost the player 1,429 coins, with an average cost per summons of 36,582.4 coins.
  • Dwarven instinct aura — For players with a total level of 1401 or greater, magical chests have a chance to award court summons; up to 7 chests can be opened in an hour.
  • Hill giants — Can be killed quickly by players with medium level combat skills. They drop court summons relatively often. Large numbers can be found within the Edgeville dungeon and resource dungeon.
  • Pickpocketing — Players with a medium Thieving level will rarely be caught pickpocketing Al Kharid warriors. It is suggested to equip a bow without arrows, or a weapon which prevents attacking, such as the Sculpting chisel to avoid entering combat against your Thieving target. Knights of Ardougne should be considered for players above level 70 Thieving.

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

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!
  • ninja 27 March 2017 (Update):
    • Loot beams for the lore book drops that were recently granted bad luck mitigation have been updated, in order that they clear more reliably (and generally behave like other loot beams).
  • patch 6 March 2017 (Update):
    • We have added bad luck mitigation to some lore drops so that cumulative monster kills shift the drop rate towards 100% once a certain threshold has been reached. This affects drops which have a drop rate of 1/100 (or worse). Court summons are affected by this, only if they are obtained via monster kills.
  • ninja 17 November 2014 (Update):
    • Court summon drops now have a loot beam.
  • patch 1 July 2014 (Update):
    • Corrected a typo on The Mime VS The People court summons.