Summoning is a predominantly a pay-to-play skill, although free-to-play players can reach level 5 in the skill. It is a combat-related, buyable skill that can often be tedious to train. Largely due to the fact untradable charms are required to be collected to train Summoning and it can take a significant amount of time to collect them. For this reason it is recommended that players train summoning on Double Xp Weekends to maximise their efficiency.
When players are not restricted by charms they have available, summoning can be one of the fastest skills to train in Runescape 3. This guide will cover the fastest summoning training method and a list of alternative pouches to make depending on what charms and expenditure the player has available.
Fastest Summoning Training Methods
To train summoning using the fastest training methods players will need to use the Taverley method, using this it is possible to create 15,000 pouches per hour. For this method players should do the following:
- Sell 500 noted tertiary infredients to Pikkupstix.
- Buy back the ingredients and make pouches.
- Deposit pouches using a portable deposit box OR turn them into scrolls (fastest method).
Turning pouches into scrolls is significantly more expensive, but removes the requirement for a portable deposit box. Creating the scrolls also results in higher summoning experience rates per hour. This method only works in Taverley.
Below you can see the fastest route to 99 or 120 summoning in Runescape 3, providing the player has an unlimited amount of charms. If you are restricted in how much you can spend on summoning training or what charms you can use, skip to our alternative methods section.
|Levels||Summoning Activity||Base Summoning Experience/Hour|
|1-4||Wolf Whistle Quest||n/a|
|16-32||Granite Crabs||324,000 xp/hour|
|32-46||Honey Badgers||2,112,000 xp/hour|
|49-61||Bloated Leeches||3,228,000 xp/hour|
|61-66||Smoke Devils||4,020,000 xp/hour|
|66-79||Mithril Minotaurs||8,712,000 xp/hour|
|79-86||Moss Titans||11,000,000 xp/hour|
|86-89||Rune Minotaurs||11,500,000 xp/hour|
|89-99/120+||Geyser Titans||12,500,000 xp/hour|
Wolf Whistle: Levels 1-4
From level 1 to 4 summoning players should complete the Wolf Whistle quest. This is a short free-to-play quest that is very easy to complete and provides an introduction to the summoning skill as a whole. Players do not require any items to complete this quest and no enemies are needed to be killed to complete this quest. It rewards players with 276 summoning experience which sends them straight to level 4.
Dreadfowls: Levels 4-16
From levels 4 to 16 players should train summoning by creating Dreadfowl Pouches. Creating Dreadfowl Pouches provides an average of 139,500 summoning experience per hour at maximum efficiency. 8 Spirit Shards, 1 Gold Charm and 1 Raw Chicken are required to make the pouch itself. A total of 266 pouches must be made to go from level 4 to 16 summoning.
Granite Crabs: Levels 16-32
From levels 16 to 32 players should train summoning by creating Granite Crab Pouches. Creating Granite Crab Pouches provides an average of 324,000 summoning xp/hour at maximum efficiency. 7 Spirit Shards, 1 Gold Charm and 1 Iron Ore are required to make a Granite Crab pouch. A total of 762 pouches must be made to go from level 16 to 32 summoning.
Honey Badgers: Levels 32-46
From levels 32 to 46 players can train summoning with Honey Badger Pouches. Creating Honey Badger Pouches provides a significant increase in hourly experience rates, to 2,112,000 summoning xp/hour. 84 Spirit Shards, 1 Crimson Charm and 1 Honeycomb are required to make a Honey Badger pouch. A total of 483 pouches must be made to go from level 32 to 46 summoning.
Pyrelords: Levels 46-49
From levels 46 to 49 players should train summoning by creating Pyrelord Pouches. Creating Pyrelord Pouches provides an average of 3,036,000 summoning xp/hour at maximum efficiency. 111 Spirit Shards, 1 Crimson Charm and 1 Tinderbox are required to make a Pyrelord pouch. A total of 453 pouches must be made to go from level 46 to 49 summoning.
Bloated Leeches: Levels 49-61
From levels 49 to 61 players should create Bloated Leech Pouches. Creating Bloated Leech Pouches provides an average of 3,228,000 summoning experience per hour at maximum efficiency. 117 Spirit Shards, 1 Crimson Charm and 1 Raw Beef are required to create a Bloated Leech pouch. A total of 1,405 Bloated Leech pouches must be made to go from level 49 to 61 summoning.
Smoke Devils: Levels 61-66
From summoning levels 61 to 66 players should create Smoke Devil Pouches. Creating Smoke Devil Pouches provides an average of 4,020,000 summoning experience per hour at maximum efficiency. 141 Spirit Shards, 1 Crimson Charm and 1 Goat Horn Dust are required to create a Smoke Devil pouch. A total of 1,852 Smoke Devil pouches must be made to go from level 61 to 66 summoning.
Mithril Minotaurs: Levels 66-79
From summoning levels 66 to 79 players should create Mithril Minotaur Pouches. Creating Mithril Minotaur Pouches provides an average of 8,712,000 summoning experience per hour at maximum efficiency. 152 Spirit Shards, 1 Blue Charm and 1 Mithril Bar are required to create a Mithril Minotaur pouch. A total of 3,098 Mithril Minotaur pouches must be made to go from level 66 to 79 summoning.
Moss Titans: Levels 79-86
From levels 79 to 86 players can train summoning with Moss Titan Pouches. Creating Moss Titan Pouches provides a boost in hourly experience rates, to 11,000,000 summoning xp/hour. 202 Spirit Shards, 1 Blue Charm and 1 Earth Talisman are required to make a Moss Titan pouch. A total of 5,176 Moss Titan pouches must be made to go from level 79 to 86 summoning.
Rune Minotaurs: Levels 86-89
From summoning levels 86 to 89 players should create Rune Minotaur Pouches. Creating Rune Minotaur Pouches provides an average of 11,500,000 summoning experience per hour at maximum efficiency. 100 Spirit Shards, 1 Blue Charm and 1 Rune Bar are required to create a Rune Minotaur pouch. A total of 6,399 Rune Minotaur pouches must be made to go from level 86 to 89 summoning.
From summoning levels 89 to 99+ players should create Geyser Titan Pouches. Creating Geyser Titan Pouches provides an average of 12,500,000 summoning experience per hour at maximum efficiency. This is the fastest summoning experience in Runescape 3 currently. 222 Spirit Shards, 1 Blue Charm and 1 Water Talisman are required to create a Geyser Titan pouch. A total of 16,643 Geyser Titan pouches must be made to go from level 89 to 99 summoning.
Alternative Summoning Training Methods
Unlike most skills, summoning does not provide a lot of variety in terms of how it can be trained. Almost all efficient methods will involve creating a pouch of some sort at an Obelisk. However, not everyone can use the fastest summoning methods, maybe you can’t afford it or lack a specific type of charm at a specific level.
Below is a list of all the best pouches to create between different level brackets. This includes the best pouches to make with each type of charm, in case you have ran out of one specific type of charm and wish to continue summoning training with another type.
|Shaman’s Outfit||A reward from the Familiarisation Diversion & Distraction. Each piece provides a +1% experience boost to summoning or +6% when the full set is worn.|
|Spirit Gems||Spirit Gems give a chance to save charms while creating pouches. It is best to use spirit gems when creating pouches that require blue charms, as these are the hardest to obtain. The spirit gems are obtained as a rare drop from various monsters around runescape, from oysters in the player owned house or from treasure hunter.|
|Torstol Incense Sticks||Up to +2% experience boost to Summoning depending on potency level of the incense sticks. They have a base timer of 10 minutes, and each additional incense adds 10 minutes to the timer up to a maximum of 60 minutes. Requires level 75 Firemaking.|
|Summoning Focus||Boosts summoning experience by 20% when making pouches at any obelisk in RS3. One focus is used per pouch and a summoning focus is tradable so can be bought from the Grand Exchange.|
|Summoning Cape||Provides a 2% chance to not consume a charm when creating a summoning pouch.|