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Scroll of familiar summoning ( ? )
Item Type Scroll
Artifact? No
Weight 2s
Danger Level 1
Material Paper

Scrolls of familiar summoning create a tame monster next to the PC when read. The type of monster created depends on the danger level (DL) of the PC's location, with higher DLs usually yielding more powerful companions.

Blessed scrolls effectively increase the DL by 6; cursed scrolls reduce it by 6. If the PC was born in the month of the Raven, the DL is treated as being a further 5 higher.

If it's possible for monsters of multiple DLs to be summoned, the higher DL monsters are more likely to be chosen for a higher level PC. This is most relevant when attempting to get a greater titan or greater earth elemental.

Effective DL Possible monsters Notes
48 Greater earth elemental Highest monster DL possible. A Greater earth elemental is desirable due to its combat strength and regeneration. Higher DLs are better, as this increases the chance to get a GEE.
45 balor, emperor lich, earth elemental, greater fire elemental, stone grue, writhing mass of primal chaos The masses are fairly weak for their DL.
44 Greater titan Absurdly strong and immune to all elements. Unfortunately, the other possible monsters at this DL (see below) are quite weak, so only go for this if something stronger than greater earth elemental is required.
42 ghost king , fire grue
40 fire demon, fire elemental, great black wyrm, great blue wyrm, great karmic wyrm, great red wyrm, great white wyrm, greater air elemental, greater moloch, juggernaut, killer bug, lich king
35 Chaos warrior, Chaos warlord, Chaos wizard, Titan, and Skeletal king A Chaos warrior is similar in strength to greater earth elemental, and can drop some nice eternium gear. Only the king is a truly bad result for DLs 35-39.
19 Ultimate doppelganger Potentially very strong, depending on the PC's stats. Unfortunately, it's not too likely to get one, so only go for this on an extremely late game PC that needs something stronger than greater titan.

Desirability[]

They are very useful, if used in the right place. The Dwarven Halls, the crumbling and antediluvian dungeons, and the dungeon level in Ice Queen Domain are high DL areas that are accessible fairly early on.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

They can be obtained in the same manner as all generic loot. Thrundarr may offer one as part of the reward for the Arena quest.

Greater Identify information[]

---------------------- blessed scroll of familiar summoning--------------------


When used in melee combat it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d1 points of
damage. When used as a missile it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d1
points of damage.
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