Gold charm

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This article is about the item used in Summoning. For the item from the historical quest, see Gold charm (Wolf Whistle).
For the variant encountered in Daemonheim, see Gold charm (Dungeoneering).
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Gold charms are the lowest level charm of the four major types of charms used in the Summoning skill.

Common ways to obtain gold charms are as a drop from various monsters, hunting charm sprites, and thieving Dorgesh-Kaan Rich Chests. A less used but effective way of obtaining Gold Charms is to hunt Gelatinous Abominations, located in the Taverley Slayer Dungeon southeast of the Slayer master, Turael (or Spria). It is possible to receive multiple charms in one drop from higher levelled opponents.

Gold charms may also be purchased by using Zeal points obtained from the Soul Wars minigame (14 per 4 zeal) or by visiting the summoning shop in Taverley for one free sample gold charm. Players will receive 275 gold charms upon completion of the Wolf Whistle quest that may be used to start training the skill.

As gold charms give between 4.8 to 93.2 experience each depending on the pouch made, they are not as popular with higher levelled summoners as other charms due to their lower experience rates.

As with the other three major charm types, gold charms may be used in Dungeoneering to summon followers.

Familiars[edit | edit source]

Pouches that require gold charms to make generally need a minimal amount of spirit shards.

Gold charms are used to create pouches for the following familiars:

Level Familiar Tertiary
Cost
Shards
(Cost)
XP Price Profit GP/XP
1 Spirit wolf pouch.pngSpirit wolf Wolf bones
775
7
(175)
4.85 635 -315 -64.95
4 Dreadfowl pouch.pngDreadfowl Raw chicken
687
8
(200)
9.3 429 -458 -49.25
10 Spirit spider pouch.pngSpirit spider Spider carcass
882
8
(200)
12.6 1257 175 13.89
13 Thorny snail pouch.pngThorny snail Thin snail
387
9
(225)
12.6 663 51 4.05
16 Granite crab pouch.pngGranite crab Iron ore
215
7
(175)
21.6 586 196 9.07
17 Spirit mosquito pouch.pngSpirit mosquito Proboscis
4,965
1
(25)
46.5 720 -4,270 -91.83
40 Bull ant pouch.pngBull ant Marigolds
7,275
11
(275)
52.8 1220 -6,330 -119.89
52 Spirit terrorbird pouch.pngSpirit terrorbird Raw bird meat
303
12
(300)
68.4 1715 1,112 16.26
66 Barker toad pouch.pngBarker toad Swamp toad
789
11
(275)
87.0 1979 915 10.52
67 War tortoise pouch.pngWar tortoise Tortoise shell
8,509
1
(25)
58.6 9846 1,312 22.39
71 Arctic bear pouch.pngArctic bear Polar kebbit fur
4,041
14
(350)
93.2 2335 -2,056 -22.06

Spirit wolves and dreadfowl are available to free-to-play.

Monsters that drop gold charms[edit | edit source]

Monsters with a significant gold charm drop rate (greater than 10%) are listed below. It is not meant to be inclusive of all monsters that drop gold charms.

Effective drop rate is the average number of charms received per monster killed.

Monster Combat level # dropped Drop frequency % Effective drop rate
Aberrant spectres 104 1 11 0.11
Ankous 86,88,90 1 23 0.23
Bats 20 1 15 0.15
Black bears 34 1 16 0.16
Black demons 140 1 20 0.2
Blue dragons 74 1 11 0.11
Brine rats 70 1 22 0.22
Bronze dragons 131 1 13 0.13
Capsarii 150 1 10 0.1
Catablepon 49,64,68 1 18 0.18
Corporeal Beast 210 13 21 2.73
Deadly red spiders 136 1 25 0.24
Dust devils 93 1 11 0.11
Fire giants 85 1 55 0.55
Gelatinous abominations 2 1 41 0.4
Ghouls 42 1 18 0.18
Giant rock crabs 95 3 79 2.37
Giant bats 27 1 19 0.19
Grizzly bears 21,42 1 10 0.1
Hellhounds 92, 95 1 69 0.68
Hill giants 13,28 1 14 0.14
Hobgoblins 23,28,36,42,47 1 15 0.16
Infernal mages 66 1 32 0.32
Ice giants 51 1 44 0.44
Ice warriors 54 1 42 0.42
Iron dragons 98 2 12 0.24
Jogres 53,58,105 1 37 0.38
Khazard troopers 19 1 10 0.1
Killerwatts 55 1 14 0.13
Legio Quintus 175 6 21 1.32
Legio Secundus 175 6 19 0.96
Mithril dragons 304 4 19 0.76
Moss giants 42 1 32 0.32
Ogress champions 67 1 79 0.79
Rock crabs 102 1 10 0.1
Rorarii 84 1 45 0.45
Scutarii 150 1 19 0.2
Shadow warriors 48 1 10 0.1
Steel dragons 100 3 13 0.36
Suqahs 111 1 14 0.13
Thugs 16 1 11 0.11
Tormented demons 450 3 20 0.42
Tormented wraiths 129 1 12 0.13
Werewolves 63, 89 1 44 0.44
Wolves (level 60) 64 1 32 0.34
Zamorak warriors 81,84,85 1 17 0.17
Zogres 44 1 10 0.1

Note that monsters do not drop gold charms on free-to-play worlds.

Other charm obtaining methods[edit | edit source]

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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SourceCombat levelQuantityRarityMembers
Amlodd workerN/A1CommonN/A
ColumbariumN/A1CommonN/A
Divine fire spiritN/A1–2CommonN/A
Dung kalphiteN/A1UncommonN/A
Festive box (elite)N/A10UncommonF2P icon.png
Fire spiritN/A1–3CommonN/A
Gift box (elite)N/A10UnknownF2P icon.png
Gift box (hard)N/A10CommonF2P icon.png
Gift box (medium)N/A10CommonF2P icon.png
Menaphite gift offering (large)N/A43–110CommonP2P icon.png
Menaphite gift offering (medium)N/A72–80CommonP2P icon.png
Menaphite gift offering (small)N/A37–137CommonP2P icon.png
Shiny columbarium keyN/A1CommonP2P icon.png
Spirit implingN/A6CommonN/A
SunspearN/A1RareP2P icon.png
Sunspear (magic)N/A1RareP2P icon.png
Sunspear (melee)N/A1RareP2P icon.png
Sunspear (ranged)N/A1RareP2P icon.png

Store locations[edit | edit source]

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SellerLocationCostCurrencyBase stockMembers?
Pikkupstix's Summoning ShopTaverleyFree sample-1F2P icon.png

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Gold charms appear in Magestix and Pikkupstix's shop inventories, but they cannot be sold to them, and there is no stock of the item. There is, however, one free sample that can be taken.
  • The free sample in Magestix and Pikkupstix's shop inventories could be considered an unlimited source of gold charms, but it would take an extremely long time to even obtain 50.
  • Gold charms were allowed for free players as of 4 March 2013, along with the release of The World Wakes. All other charms remain members only.
  • The Gold charm being obtainable as a free player, more than from one-time rewards, means that F2P is trainable, even after level 5 Summoning. However, no experience can be gained until you become P2P.
  • Troll Chuckers, Troll brutes and cows in Burthorpe are the only monsters that drop Gold charms on free-to-play worlds.
  • There was also a 'glitch' in the Dagannoth Lighthouse where there is a gold charm that is dropped but unobtainable; however, some speculate this is a counter measure to bots as they will click on the unobtainable charm for hours, although this is probably just a mistake.
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