Rift guardian

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The rift guardian is a skilling pet that can be obtained while training Runecraft. The chances of getting it are dependent on the player's Runecraft level, the rune the player is crafting, and the number of essence used.

When a player receives the pet, it will automatically try to appear as their follower. At the same time, a red message in the chatbox will state You have a funny feeling like you're being followed.

On death, if a player loses their pet (as a follower or in your inventory) it will wander around for 30 seconds, but will disappear instantly.

Players can pay a one-time fee of 500,000 coins to Probita in East Ardougne to have this pet insured. If the pet is lost while insured, it can be reclaimed for 1,000,000 coins.

Colours[edit | edit source]

The colour of the pet received is dependent on the altar at which the player's runes were crafted. Players can change its colour by crafting a rune at the desired runecrafting altar while it is following the player. Thus, various colours will require different Runecraft levels.

When runecrafting at the Ourania Altar it will turn into a random colour, but not necessarily one of the runes the player has crafted. The wrath rune colour pattern, however, can only be obtained from runecrafting at the wrath altar.

Should players wish to keep their rift guardian the same colour, they may do so via the right-click "Locking" option while it is following the player.

Altar Image Altar Image Altar Image
Air altar.png: Inventory image of Air altarAir altar Rift guardian pet (air).png Mind altar.png: Inventory image of Mind altarMind altar Rift guardian pet (mind).png Water altar.png: Inventory image of Water altarWater altar Rift guardian pet (water).png
Earth altar.png: Inventory image of Earth altarEarth altar Rift guardian pet (earth).png Fire altar.png: Inventory image of Fire altarFire altar Rift guardian pet (fire).png Body altar.png: Inventory image of Body altarBody altar Rift guardian pet (body).png
Cosmic altar.png: Inventory image of Cosmic altarCosmic altar Rift guardian pet (cosmic).png Chaos altar.png: Inventory image of Chaos altarChaos altar Rift guardian pet (chaos).png Astral altar.png: Inventory image of Astral altarAstral altar Rift guardian pet (astral).png
Nature altar.png: Inventory image of Nature altarNature altar Rift guardian pet (nature).png Law altar.png: Inventory image of Law altarLaw altar Rift guardian pet (law).png Death altar.png: Inventory image of Death altarDeath altar Rift guardian pet (death).png
Blood altar.png: Inventory image of Blood altarBlood altar Rift guardian pet (blood).png Soul altar.png: Inventory image of Soul altarSoul altar Rift guardian pet (soul).png Wrath altar.png: Inventory image of Wrath altarWrath altar Rift guardian pet (wrath).png

Drop rates[edit | edit source]

Shown below are the base chances of receiving a rift guardian[1]. The pet chance is rolled per essence crafted.

A player's actual chances of receiving it is 1 in B - (Lvl * 25), where B is the base chance and Lvl is the player's Runecraft level.

The fastest method on average (excluding the use of runners) to receive the rift guardian is by crafting mind runes, using the Mind Altar Teleport. However, lava runes are recommended, as they are only slightly slower for receiving the pet, but they are significantly better for experience.

Rune Base chance
Blood runes 804,984
Soul runes 782,999
Ourania Altar 1,487,213[2]
Everything else 1,795,758

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Kieren's Twitter account. 26 September 2016. Mod Kieren: "Runecrafting pet rates! Retweet! Fairly straight forward one :). [1]"
  2. Jagex. Mod Kieren's Twitter account. 27 September 2016. Mod Kieren: "Just for awareness, having set out all the skillpet rates yesterday, the rate for ZMI will be 1,487,213 per essence for RC skillpet."