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Gargoyles are flying Slayer monsters that require level 75 Slayer to damage. They are the only monsters that drop the Granite maul.

It is worth noting that gargoyles have drops which are often alched and drop blue charms frequently, ideal for summoners. The drop table includes a decent amount of equipment such as rune full helms, rune longswords and their offhand variant, hard clue scrolls, adamant full helms as well as slayer specific drops such as Adamant boots, granite mauls and dark mystic robe tops. In addition, they can drop a lot of gems and noted steel, mithril and adamant bars, which can make them profitable to kill. Contrary to previously thought, this monster does not drop from the rare drop table.

StrategyEdit

Gargoyle concept art

Concept art for gargoyles and death spawns.

Gargoyle concept art

Concept art for gargoyles.

Gargoyles use melee attacks to fight, and require a Slayer level of 75 to kill. A rock hammer is required to finish them off, when their health drops below 1,005 life points. This is done by right-clicking the gargoyle and selecting "smash", or automatically if the finishing blows ability has been purchased with 400 Slayer reward points. Alternatively, players may use the rock hammer in their inventory on a weak gargoyle.

Gargoyles are weak to water spells, which includes the Ancient Magicks ice spells. A staff of light or Armadyl battlestaff are recommended for players who prefer staves, or an abyssal wand and abyssal orb for players who prefer to dual-wield.

As gargoyles are large monsters, the environment can be used to trap them for safespotting.

For players who struggle to kill gargoyles without losing a lot of health, there are several methods that can be used to regain life points. The Regenerate ability can be used to heal while out of combat, at the cost of adrenaline; it is recommended to use this when at 100% adrenaline. The Sacrifice ability can be used in combat, to regain a small amount of lifepoints. The Vampyrism aura, scrimshaw or superior scrimshaw of Vampyrism, the off-hand enhanced excalibur sword, or the Soul Split ancient curse can all be used to heal as damage is dealt to the gargoyles. Guthan's equipment can be used to heal, but is not recommended due to being a melee set. A bunyip Summoning familiar can also be used to heal over time.

Players who have purchased the Charming imp Dungeoneering reward are recommended to bring it to gargoyles. Runes for casting high alchemy, or an explorer's ring 4, are also recommended, due to the frequency of rune-item drops.

LocationsEdit

Safespot gargoyles

A range safespot in the Morytania Slayer Tower.

Kuradal's DungeonEdit

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.

Chaos TunnelsEdit

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.

Slayer TowerEdit

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 2nd floor[help]. 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.

Additionally, players can get Slayer contracts from Markus to get extra rewards for killing gargoyles in the tower. Players who already have a Slayer task for gargoyles can get a special Slayer contract and gain an additional 20% Slayer experience per kill.

Gargoyle safespot KD

Gargoyle safespot in Kuradal's dungeon.

DropsEdit

CharmsEdit

Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
74%9–10%5%5%7%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 146,750 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
Please add to the log.
(Only if 50 or more creatures are killed)

WeaponsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune longswordRune longsword1Uncommon18,336
Off-hand rune longswordOff-hand rune longsword1Uncommon17,946
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow40Uncommon6,040
Granite maulGranite maul1Rare [1]29,030
  1. ^ Estimated at 1/250 according to Adventurer's Log Averages

ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant bootsAdamant boots1Common688
Adamant full helmAdamant full helm1Common1,618
Rune full helmRune full helm1Common20,208
Rune platelegsRune platelegs1Uncommon37,371
Mystic robe top (dark)Mystic robe top (dark)1Rare70,417

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins11–2,325CommonNot sold
Anagogic ortAnagogic ort20CommonNot sold
Mort myre fungusMort myre fungus1–3 (noted)Uncommon940–2,820
Mithril barMithril bar4 (noted)Uncommon6,768
Steel barSteel bar8 (noted)Uncommon9,144
Adamant barAdamant bar2 (noted)Uncommon5,910
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Uncommon2,311
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Uncommon2,956
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Ferocious ringFerocious ring1Rare [1]Not sold
Clue scroll (hard)Clue scroll (hard)1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
  1. ^ Only in Kuradal's dungeon.

Universal dropsEdit

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold

TriviaEdit

Vampyric altar

A vampyric altar in Darkmeyer, which appears to be a gargoyle.

  • 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 slashing with their claws.
  • 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.
  • If you add the rock hammer to the ability bar, when you use the rock hammer using the assigned short cut key on a gargoyle, it will say "Nothing interesting Happens".

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