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The War tortoise is a Summoning familiar that a player is able to summon at 67 Summoning. The war tortoise can carry up to eighteen items for a player.


War tortoise pouch

A War tortoise pouch is made by using a Summoning pouch on a Summoning obelisk with 1 spirit shard, a Gold charm and a Tortoise shell in the player's inventory. Using the pouch to summon a War tortoise costs 7 summoning points. If players exchange their War Tortoise pouches at Bogrog, they will receive 1 spirit shard per pouch. Players must also have 67 Summoning to be able to exchange this pouch.

A Perfect shell may not be used in place of a tortoise shell as an ingredient.

Testudo scroll

The Testudo scroll enables the use of the Testudo special ability for a War tortoise. Using a War tortoise pouch on a Summoning obelisk creates ten Testudo scrolls.



Testudo is a special move of the War tortoise, activated by a Testudo scroll. When activated, it temporarily boosts Defence by 8 points. Each use of a Testudo scroll requires 20 special move points.

When used in conjunction with potions and more scrolls, this effect does NOT stack on top of what you have already boosted. Because of this, even players with a War Tortoise following them will typically prefer a Defence potion, Super defence potion, or the Excalibur/Enhanced Excalibur special attack for raising their defence.



  • Testudo is the Latin word for "tortoise".
  • Testudo is a genus of tortoises found in North Africa, western Asia, and Europe
  • The examine text refers to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which started as a comic book and later developed into a cartoon show.
  • The Testudo special may refer to the Roman shield technique where they would raise their shields over their head similar to a tortoise shell.

This article uses material from the "War tortoise" article on the Runescape wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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