|Release date||26 January 2005 (Update)|
|Combat level|| 134|
|XP per kill||569.7 (and 188 experience)|
|Examine text||Flies like a rock.|
|Slayer XP||197.4 (236.8 on Special contract)|
|Assigned by||Chaeldar, Sumona, Duradel or Lapalok, Kuradal|
It is recommended to complete gargoyle tasks when assigned them, as they have quite valuable drops and drop blue charms frequently, ideal for summoners. These include granite mauls, rune full helms, pure essence, mystic robe top (dark), clue scroll (hard) and Adamant boots. Finally, they drop a decent amount of alchable steel equipment such as the battleaxes, full helms and two-handed swords.
Players must be carrying a rock hammer to break gargoyles apart when they reach fewer than 1005 life points by using the hammer on the gargoyle, by using the "Smash" right-click option on the gargoyle, or by purchasing for 400 slayer points the ability to make killing blows automatic (this ability applies to all Slayer tasks which require a special killing blow [gargoyles, rock slugs, etc.]). Once purchased, the player will only need to have the rock hammer in their inventory for the gargoyle to be automatically smashed when it hits 0 life points regardless of the player's distance to it.
Gargoyles are weak to water spells. Kuradal's Dungeon is the ideal location during this slayer task as the ferocious ring will provide 4% more damage for all attacks; in addition, a safe spot is just northwest of the energy barrier between the gargoyles and blue dragons, and another is at the northernmost corner of the room. Players can mage them in the Chaos Tunnels and bank in Edgeville quickly, as the Chaos Tunnels entrance leads directly to the gargoyle room; however, players run the risk of being killed in the wilderness.
Kuradal's Dungeon is a good place to slay gargoyles. However, this area can only be used if she has assigned you a task of gargoyles. A ferocious ring helps quicken kills here, as it adds 4% damage to every successful hit. There are seven gargoyles in here, and the room is relatively small, making this an efficient spot if player numbers are low.
There are three safespots in this area; one near the entrance to the Abyssal demons, another on the western part of the map, and the one as the picture shown above.
The Chaos Tunnels are the easiest way to complete a task assigned from any master other than Kuradal. To get there, use the entrance north of the Edgeville monastery (the one closest to Bork). In there are four gargoyles. They are fairly spread out but are confined to a small oval room which allows the use of safespots once they become tolerant. Players should use Protect from Melee or Deflect Melee if they accidentally misclick on a portal as mummies reside in two of the portals and the other one leads to a large number of skeletons and zombies. While players cannot attack you in the Chaos Tunnels, the entrances are located in the Wilderness where you can be attacked by players.
The Slayer Tower is a good option for those wanting to kill gargoyles, especially since players who are wearing the Morytania legs 4 can receive 10% extra Slayer experience from them if they are on a Slayer task. There are several gargoyle spawns spread out on the east side of the second floor. The gargoyles here are a fair distance from a bank and are generally not crowded. For those with the appropriate Agility level, the top floor of the tower has a further set of gargoyle spawns.
A recent update has added Slayer contracts to the area and you can get an additional 20% slayer xp per kill if you obtain a special contract while on task. In addition new areas accessible near the top of the tower provide less crowded areas for killing.
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 122,623 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
- Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Steel 2h sword 1 Common 243 Steel battleaxe 1 Common 139 Steel hatchet 1 Common 49 Granite maul 1 Rare 29,289
- ^ Estimated at 1/250 according to Adventurer's Log Averages
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,359 Adamant boots 1 Uncommon 1,068 Steel full helm 1 Rare 93 Mystic robe top (dark) 1 Rare 70,777
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Fire rune 37, 75 Common 1,591–3,225 Chaos rune 15 Common 615 Death rune 5 Uncommon 585
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 11–498 Common Not sold Anagogic ort 20 Common Not sold Pure essence 35 (noted) Uncommon 420 Mithril bar 3 Uncommon 5,841 Steel bar 3 Uncommon 3,576 Gold bar 1 Uncommon 91 Thread 10 Uncommon 70 Spirit sapphire 1 Rare Not sold Spirit emerald 1 Rare Not sold Spirit ruby 1 Rare Not sold Ferocious ring 1 Rare Not sold Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare Not sold Starved ancient effigy 1 Very rare Not sold
Rare drop table dropsEdit
- This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 250 – 450; 3,000;
9,000; 10,000; 12,000
Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,378 Uncut emerald 1 Common 3,036 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,236 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 6,687 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 21,945 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 42,746 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 14,154 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,379 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,692 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,227 Rune javelin 5 Rare 865 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,120 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,388 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,420 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,619 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 834,600 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,297 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,642 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,789 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,658 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 11,400 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,262,850 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,650–75,500 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,616,800 Air orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 2,647,000 Fire orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 2,158,000 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 138,893 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 11,420 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 36,525–51,135 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 55,825–78,155 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 526 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 517 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 6,000–180,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 6,820–27,280 Soul rune 20 Rare 2,820 Law rune 45 Rare 13,320 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 5,850–14,157 Blood rune 50 Rare 11,000 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 41,625–333,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 421,250–842,500 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 89,100–297,000 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 28,800–1,440,000 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 370,950–1,978,400 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 10,200 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,087,000 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 3,393,000–23,751,000 Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) Rare 13,043–1,956,450 Clean ranarr 33 (noted) Uncommon 102,531 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 107,925–1,079,250 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 123,780–495,120 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 65,440–654,400 Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) Very rare 98,750 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 8,721 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 70,800–3,540,000 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 162,101–1,134,707 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,056,850 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 1,366 Torstol seed 1–31 Rare 18,434–571,454 Fellstalk seed 2 Rare 1,962 Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) Rare 27,200–10,880,000 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 Very rare Not sold
- Universal drops are dropped by every monster outside of Daemonheim.
- These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Key token 1 Rare Not sold
- Gargoyles are featured in the FunOrb game "Armies of Gielinor" as followers of Zamorak.
- If a gargoyle is poisoned and has barely any health left, it may die without needing to use the rock hammer.
- If the player has purchased the ability to automatically "smash" and kill certain Slayer monsters like gargoyles, a Summoning familiar will be able to kill them without the use of a rock hammer.
- It has been implied that gargoyles are a sub-species of demon, created by summoning a demon from the Infernal Dimensions and binding their life force to a statue. This is implied most strongly in the FunOrb game Armies of Gielinor, in which gargoyles are described as "A flying demon with long-range throwing rocks." However, in RuneScape they attack by kicking you.
- Although you must be carrying a rock hammer to Smash it, using the Smash option makes you whack it with whatever weapon you're holding, not the rock hammer.
- Two gargoyle statues are placed on either side of the entrance to the Slayer Tower. They will turn their heads and look at the entrance when the portcullis is opened. These cannot be attacked.
- Gargoyles guarded doorways of the Grim Reaper's house in the 2007 Hallowe'en event.