|Release||15 January 2008 (Update)|
|Abilities||Farming Boost +1|
|Special moves||Dreadfowl strike|
|Examine||Southern fried please!|
A dreadfowl is a familiar requiring level 4 Summoning and a Dreadfowl pouch to summon. It is the strongest familiar available to free players. Players may interact with it to obtain a +1 boost to their Farming skill. This does not stack with any other Farming boost (for example, from a Garden pie).
|8 ( 200)|| 112.6|
|Create XP||Use XP||Low alch||Hi alch||GE price|
|GE Database||Cost to make||Bogrog shard return||Shard return level|
|Look up price||1,047||6 (150)||21|
|I can summon a dreadfowl familiar with this.|
A dreadfowl is made by using a Summoning pouch on a Summoning obelisk with 8 spirit shards, a Gold charm and a Raw chicken (one gained from killing an Undead Chicken will NOT work) in the player's inventory. Making the pouch earns 9.3 experience points. Using the pouch to summon a Dreadfowl gains 0.1 experience points, and costs 10 Summoning points. It only has a summoning time of 4 minutes, making it the shortest familiar in the game.
If players exchange their Dreadfowl pouches with Bogrog, they will receive 6 shards per pouch. Buying the raw chickens on the G.E. is not recommended due to time and expense. A recommended way of getting raw chicken is going to Canifis and buying raw chicken from the food store for around 60 coins each. If the shop runs out of stock you can not switch worlds to obtain more stock. Raw chickens can also be obtained from the crates in the back room of Wydin's food store at Port Sarim. You must have a white apron equipped and partial completion of Pirate's Treasure in order to gain access to the back room. The raw chickens can easily be banked at the Deposit box on the pier going to Entrana. While free, this method can be considered tedious because the player must go through a chat dialogue each time he withdraws a separate chicken. You may even consider going and killing some chickens by yourself if you only need few.
Dreadfowl strike scroll
|Create XP||Use XP||Special move points|
|Low Alch||High Alch||GE Price|
|GE Database||Bogrog shard return||Shard return level|
|Look up price||1/3 (8)||21|
|A scroll for a dreadfowl familiar.|
A Dreadfowl strike scroll enables the use of the Dreadfowl strike special move for a Dreadfowl. Using the pouch on a Summoning obelisk creates 10 scrolls and gives 0.1 experience.
Dreadfowl strike is the special move for the Dreadfowl, which can hit up to 51 life points damage with a long-range, magic-based attack. It is activated using a Dreadfowl strike scroll and uses 3 special move points. Activating it gives 0.1 experience.
A Dreadfowl will occasionally use this special attack without a scroll.
The special move has very low probability to attack twice at the same time. A different animation and sound is heard.
The evil chicken random event (Discontinued) used to have the evil chicken doing a more powerful version of this.
- The examine text "Southern fried" refers to a way of cooking fried chicken which has its origin in the Southern United States.