|Release date||26 January 2005 (Update)|
|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.
StrategyEditGargoyles 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.
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.
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.
- 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).
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Steel 2h sword 1 Common 287 Steel battleaxe 1 Common 120 Steel hatchet 1 Common 42 Granite maul 1 Rare 28,837
- ^ Estimated at 1/250 according to Adventurer's Log Averages
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,432 Adamant boots 1 Uncommon 1,521 Steel full helm 1 Rare 107 Mystic robe top (dark) 1 Rare 71,288
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Fire rune 37, 75 Common 1,110–2,250 Chaos rune 15 Common 690 Death rune 5 Uncommon 1,030
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 11–498 Common Not sold Anagogic ort 20 Common Not sold Pure essence 35 (noted) Uncommon 700 Mithril bar 3 Uncommon 6,408 Steel bar 3 Uncommon 3,690 Gold bar 1 Uncommon 90 Thread 10 Uncommon 90 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 1,609 Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,808 Uncut ruby 1 Common 4,126 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 6,260 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 17,750 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 39,006 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 15,284 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,562 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,624 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,208 Rune javelin 5 Rare 865 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,220 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,520 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,470 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,913 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 831,200 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,198 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,933 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,320 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,131 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 14,000 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,258,050 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,650–75,500 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,601,800 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 104,649 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 13,247 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 72,750–101,850 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 72,925–102,095 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 990 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 373 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 10,000–300,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 5,880–23,520 Soul rune 20 Rare 5,060 Law rune 45 Rare 16,020 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 10,300–24,926 Blood rune 50 Rare 16,200 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 51,625–413,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 466,250–932,500 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 106,800–356,000 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 40,500–2,025,000 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 335,400–1,788,800 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 9,300 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,126,900 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 3,636,000–25,452,000 Rune bar 1, 50 (noted) Rare 14,392–719,600 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 132,650–1,326,500 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 143,820–575,280 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 97,900–979,000 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 7,959 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 69,971–3,498,550 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 139,865–979,055 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,339,420 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 1,549 Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) Rare 21,000–8,400,000 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 Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (FM) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (WC) 1 Very rare Not sold
- 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 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.