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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 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.

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 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 steel-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 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.

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 percentages
No charms Gold charm Green charm Crimson charm Blue charm

74%

9–10%

5%

5%

7%

Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 134,934 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.

Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).


WeaponsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Steel 2h sword Steel 2h sword 1 2 Common 287
Steel battleaxe Steel battleaxe 1 2 Common 120
Steel hatchet Steel hatchet 1 2 Common 42
Granite maul Granite maul 1 4 Rare [1] 28,837
  1. ^ Estimated at 1/250 according to Adventurer's Log Averages

ArmourEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 3 Uncommon 20,432
Adamant boots Adamant boots 1 3 Uncommon 1,521
Steel full helm Steel full helm 1 4 Rare 107
Mystic robe top (dark) Mystic robe top (dark) 1 4 Rare 71,288

RunesEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Fire rune Fire rune 37, 75 2 Common 1,110–2,250
Chaos rune Chaos rune 15 2 Common 690
Death rune Death rune 5 3 Uncommon 1,030

OtherEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Coins 250 Coins 11–498 2 Common Not sold
Anagogic ort Anagogic ort 20 2 Common Not sold
Pure essence Pure essence 35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 700
Mithril bar Mithril bar 3 3 Uncommon 6,408
Steel bar Steel bar 3 3 Uncommon 3,690
Gold bar Gold bar 1 3 Uncommon 90
Thread Thread 10 3 Uncommon 90
Spirit sapphire Spirit sapphire 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit emerald Spirit emerald 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit ruby Spirit ruby 1 4 Rare Not sold
Ferocious ring Ferocious ring 1 4 Rare [1] Not sold
Clue scroll Clue scroll (hard) 1 4 Rare Not sold
Ancient effigy Starved ancient effigy 1 5 Very rare Not sold
  1. ^ Only in Kuradal's dungeon.

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 Coins 250 – 450; 3,000;
9,000; 10,000; 12,000
2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,609
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,808
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 4,126
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 6,260
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 17,750
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 39,006
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 15,284
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,562
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,624
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,208
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 865
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,220
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,520
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,470
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,913
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 831,200
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,198
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,933
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,320
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,131
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 14,000
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,258,050
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 4 Rare 22,650–75,500
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,601,800
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 104,649
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 13,247
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 72,750–101,850
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 72,925–102,095
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 990
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 373
Pure essence Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 10,000–300,000
Nature rune Nature rune 20–80 4 Rare 5,880–23,520
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 5,060
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 16,020
Death rune Death rune 50, 121 4 Rare 10,300–24,926
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 16,200
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 51,625–413,000
Raw shark Raw shark 250–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 466,250–932,500
Big bones Big bones 150–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 106,800–356,000
Coal Coal 150–7,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 40,500–2,025,000
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) 3 Uncommon 335,400–1,788,800
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 9,300
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,126,900
Adamant bar Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) 4 Rare 3,636,000–25,452,000
Rune bar Rune bar 1, 50 (noted) 4 Rare 14,392–719,600
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 132,650–1,326,500
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) 3 Uncommon 143,820–575,280
Clean torstol Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) 3 Uncommon 97,900–979,000
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 7,959
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1–50 4 Rare 69,971–3,498,550
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1–7 4 Rare 139,865–979,055
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,339,420
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 4 Rare 1,549
Yew logs Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) 4 Rare 21,000–8,400,000
Crystal triskelion fragment 1 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2 Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3 Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Melee) Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Magic) Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged) Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Agility) Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking) Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (FM) Brawling gloves (FM) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing) Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter) Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Mining) Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer) Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing) Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving) Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (WC) Brawling gloves (WC) 1 5 Very rare Not sold

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 token Key token 1 4 Rare Not 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 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.

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