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Phoenix (follower).png
Released8 September 2016 (Update)
LocationSupply crate
OptionsTalk-to, Pick-up
ExamineThe essence of fire.
Advanced data
NPC ID7368,7370

Released8 September 2016 (Update)
Quest itemNo
ExamineThe essence of fire.
Value1 coin
AlchemyNot alchemisable
Weight0.015 kg
Advanced data
Item ID20693

Phoenix detail.png
Phoenix chathead.png
Phoenix (blue) detail.png
Phoenix (blue) chathead.png
Phoenix (green) detail.png
Phoenix (green) chathead.png
Phoenix (purple) detail.png
Phoenix (purple) chathead.png
Phoenix (white) detail.png
Phoenix (white) chathead.png

The Phoenix is a pet that can be received from opening a supply crate, which is obtained by subduing the Wintertodt with at least 500 points.

When a player receives the pet, it will automatically try to appear as their follower. At the same time, a message in the chatbox will state You have a funny feeling like you're being followed. However, if a player receives a pet while having a follower out (for example, a cat), it will be placed into their inventory. When this occurs, the message in the chatbox will instead state You feel something weird sneaking into your backpack.

On death, if a player loses their pet (as a follower or in your inventory) it will wander around the area for 30 seconds before despawning. Even if the player returns in time, the pet cannot be picked up, and can be reclaimed from Probita for a reclaim token.

Colours[edit | edit source]

Players can change the Phoenix's colour by using 250 of the desired gnomish firelighters while it is following the player. To revert the phoenix to its original form, players must use 250 red firelighters on it. Dying with an insured Phoenix will reset the pet's colour when reclaimed from insurance.

Colour Cost Image Chat head
Red firelighter inventory imageRed 15,750 Phoenix (follower).png Phoenix chathead.png
Blue firelighter inventory imageBlue 20,750 Phoenix (follower, blue).png Phoenix (blue) chathead.png
Green firelighter inventory imageGreen 24,500 Phoenix (follower, green).png Phoenix (green) chathead.png
Purple firelighter inventory imagePurple 26,500 Phoenix (follower, purple).png Phoenix (purple) chathead.png
White firelighter inventory imageWhite 27,250 Phoenix (follower, white).png Phoenix (white) chathead.png

Drop rate[edit | edit source]

The base drop rate for the phoenix is 1/5,000 per roll.[1] Because each supply crate gives a minimum of two independent rolls, the chance is effectively 1 - (4,999/5,000)2 = 9,999/25,000,000 = 1/2500.25 or 0.039996%.

However, for each extra 500 points gained after the first 500, players earn an additional roll on the drop table. For example, a player that gains 4,500 points will have a 1 - (4,999/5,000)10 ≈ 0.2% chance of obtaining a phoenix from the supply crate (two rolls from the first 500, and another 8 from the additional 4,000 points).

Wintertodt is classified as a boss rather than a skilling activity; therefore, the phoenix does not become more common at 200 million Firemaking, despite its prominence as a Firemaking training method.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

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Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
Supply crateN/A Casket.png11/5,000

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
29 January 2020
(update | poll)

The phoenix was given the ability to change its appearance via the use of gnomish firelighters.

15 September 2016
  • The NPC no longer appears on the minimap.
  • The Menagerie version was renamed from "Phoenix Pet" to "Phoenix".
  • The Menagerie version was given "Talk-to" and "Pick-up" options.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • As the supply crate can be opened anywhere, it is possible to obtain a phoenix pet while in underwater areas such as the Mogre Camp and Fossil Island's underwater area.
  • Using a bucket of water on the Phoenix will result in the chatbox stating The phoenix dodges the water. Doing so consumes the bucket of water entirely, including the bucket itself.
  • The Phoenix's in-game model is a miniaturization of the Desert Phoenix's model.
  • The Phoenix's standard dialogue makes several references to pop culture:
    • The first and second dialogues are references to Solaire of Astora of Dark Souls.
    • The "long night" mentioned in the first dialogue may be a reference to A Song of Ice and Fire.
    • The Sacred Ash mentioned in the fourth dialogue could be a reference to Pokémon, where Sacred Ash is an item associated with the Legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh, who is based off of a phoenix. It is more likely that it just shares a common characteristic of mythical phoenixes of dying and being reborn from ash.
    • Also in the fourth dialogue, the player's confusion about the sky is a reference to RuneScape not having a skybox.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Ed's Twitter account. 21 September 2016. (Archived from the original on 25 March 2019.) Mod Ed: "Wintertodt drop rates have now been announced: Dragon Axe: 1/10000 Pet: 1/5000 Tome: 1/1000 Gloves: 1/150 Torch: 1/150 Outfit: 1/150"