Spirit wolf

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For the Familiarisation NPC, see Spirit wolf (Familiarisation).
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A spirit wolf is a free to play summonable familiar released with introduction of the Summoning skill.

It requires level 1 Summoning and can be used in Combat. It can deal a maximum of 40 life points of damage. Additionally, its Spirit Wolf scroll (Howl) can cause most monsters to retreat for a short distance, allowing just enough time for a player to escape. However, it has a low Constitution level. The Summoning skill logo appears to be a howling spirit wolf, and so the spirit wolf could be considered the skill's signature familiar.

Spirit wolf pouch[edit | edit source]


A Spirit wolf pouch is used in the Summoning skill to summon a spirit wolf. It is made by using a Summoning pouch on a Summoning obelisk with 7 spirit shards, a gold charm and wolf bones in your inventory. It gives 4.8 Summoning experience when made, and 0.93 when used. Using this pouch on an obelisk will enable a player to create 10 Spirit Wolf scroll (Howl)s. If players exchange their spirit wolf pouches at Bogrog, they will receive 5 spirit shards for each pouch.

Spirit Wolf scroll (Howl)[edit | edit source]


The Spirit Wolf scroll (Howl) enables the use of the Howl power for a spirit wolf familiar. The Spirit Wolf scroll (Howl) is made by using a spirit wolf pouch on a Summoning obelisk, providing 0.1 experience and 10 Spirit Wolf scroll (Howl)s.

A player activates the scroll.

Howl[edit | edit source]

Howl is an effect generated via the Spirit Wolf scroll (Howl). In order to create this effect, a player must first have summoned a spirit wolf. Activating the Howl ability requires 3 special move points and provides 0.1 experience.

The Howl effect "scares" non-player opponents, causing them to retreat. However, this lasts for only a few seconds, and the opponent can easily come up and resume attacking again.

This does not work on other players, boss monsters, and some aggressive monsters. However, it does work against revenants, although the revenants can still retaliate with ranged and magic.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 7 January 2014 (Update):
    • The spirit wolf follower's sound effects have been updated.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The spirit wolf used to be used by player killers in the wilderness as a way to "skull" other players in the wilderness who would otherwise keep their items. This was done by using the anticipation ability to initiate combat, then commanding the spirit wolf to attack the victim. If the wolf does no damage and the victim has auto retaliate on, they will hit the wolf and get a skull.