Praying mantis chathead

The praying mantis is a level 89 combat Summoning familiar that a player is able to summon at 75 Summoning.

Praying mantis pouch


A Praying mantis pouch is made by using a Summoning pouch on a Summoning obelisk with 168 spirit shards, a Crimson charm and Flowers of any colour but black and white in the player's inventory, and 75 Summoning. Using the pouch to summon a Praying mantis costs 80 Summoning points.

Mantis strike scroll


The Mantis strike scroll enables the use of the Mantis strike special move for a Praying mantis. Using a Praying mantis pouch on a Summoning obelisk creates ten Mantis strike scrolls.

Mantis strike

Mantis strike is the special move of the Praying mantis, activated by a Mantis strike scroll. When activated against an opponent, it attacks with magic for up to 979 damage and drains the opponent's prayer, and binds if it deals any damage. Each use of a Mantis strike scroll requires 6 special move points.



  • The examine text is a reference to the movie Karate Kid.
  • The secondary ingredient for the praying mantis used to be a red flower. This was changed to any flower in a later update. Currently any colours except for black and white may be used.
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