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Glacors are fairly dangerous monsters, described by Beauty as "a rare form of ice elemental". These monsters are only accessible after completing the quest Ritual of the Mahjarrat. You can reach glacors in the Glacor Cave through the fairy ring system by using the code d•k•q. An army of glacors was summoned by Lucien, although only one actually reached the Ritual, as the others were held back by Kuradal, who had slain a few hundred.

Killing glacors can be quite profitable, especially since the cost of killing them has dropped dramatically after the Evolution of Combat. They take longer to kill than other monsters of their combat level, but nevertheless, Soul Split or a healing familiar lowers the need for food, and a bank is just through the fairy ring. The ability to have them assigned as slayer tasks by Kuradal can be purchased using 50 slayer points after Ritual of the Mahjarrat.

There are several factors that contribute to the popularity of glacors:

  • They drop the three glacyte boots, which are worth several million coins each.
  • High drop rates of both blue and crimson charms (approximately 35% chance for each colour), and three charms are dropped at a time. Glacors are arguably the fastest source of blue charms.
  • Glacors are much easier to kill than tormented demons, and do not need multiple combat styles to deal with.
  • Shard of Armadyl drops, which can be used to make an Armadyl battlestaff and dust of armadyl, both of which have high values on the Grand Exchange.
  • Ease of access and proximity to a bank.
  • Fairly high drop rate of hard and elite clue scrolls.
  • Fire spells deal extra damage to glacors, meaning quicker kills compared to Tormented demons. Glacors don't need much equipment to kill, compared to Tormented demons which require Darklight and another combat style.

AttacksEdit

General combatEdit

Glacor cave map

The Glacor cave.

Only one player may be engaged in combat with a glacor and its minions at a time, and only one glacor may be fought per player at a time. Players can only fight glacors being fought by other players if the combating player leaves the cave, either via teleporting, walking away from the area, dying, or logging out. Even if the combating player is in a safe-spot and not currently in combat with the glacor or its glacytes, a player trying to attack his or her glacor will yield the message, "Someone else is already fighting that glacor." This means that glacors must be fought solo.

Glacors will attack with magic, ranged, and melee when in melee distance. Its ranged attack consists of an icicle, whilst its magic attack is a blue sphere. These attacks can be predicted as they always fire ranged attacks with their right arms and magic attacks with their left arms. When they throw both hands down, they are using their icicle special attack.

Unlike all other monsters (except for TzTok-Jad in the Fight Cave and Warped Gulega in Dungeoneering), the damage from the ranged and magic attacks of a glacor is calculated when the attack hits the player, rather than when the attack animation begins. This means that it is possible to change prayers while the attack is coming toward you and still halve the damage, which is impossible with most other monsters. Use Protect from Magic when the glacor raises its left arm and Protect from Missiles when it raises its right arm. It is also easy to use protection prayers because Glacors will not switch attack styles while in combat except for when they use their special attack (after which they will always switch to their ranged attack) – however, using Soul Split is generally more effective and should be used by players with 92 Prayer and access to the Ancient Curses.

Glacor safespot

Sometimes, other players' glacors can be used as a temporary safespot.

Unlike tormented demons, protection prayers will only block 50% of the damage from glacors as opposed to their whole 100%.

Furthermore, glacors are weak to fire spells in a similar fashion to ice strykewyrms, taking 50% extra damage from the element, including Bloodfire spells from the Ancient Magicks. (Notes: Unlike ice strykewyrms, the fire cape and TokHaar-Kal have no damage boost on glacors.) Therefore, it is advised to use magic at a distance while switching prayers in conjunction to the glacors' attacks in order to achieve the fastest kill rates. Due to the unique property of the glacors' attacks mentioned above, standing further away will give the player more time to swap prayers.

When a glacor reaches half health, it will summon its three glacytes, after which it will be invulnerable until they are slain. When all the glacytes are killed, the glacor will inherit the most recently slain glacyte's ability (further explained in Summons), and attack with a faster speed (speed 6 from 5).

Special abilitiesEdit

Icicle - stalagmitesEdit

Glacors may slam both arms on the ground and fire a large cluster of icicles, rather like the icicles used with their ranged attacks. The player must run from the square he or she is standing in to avoid them. When hit by the icicles, you will lose half of your current life points. If a glacor was attacking with magic and then uses this attack, it will always switch to its ranged attack afterward. If the glacor dies before the attack reaches the player, the icicles will do no damage.

Warning: This attack can hurt other players who stand on the targeted tile.

FreezingEdit

Occasionally, the glacor's melee attack will have the same effect as the enhanced ice titans from Ritual of the Mahjarrat. This ability results in freezing the player, rather like an ice spell. There will be bright blue text alerting the player when they are frozen. To break free, the player must rapidly click somewhere on their screen five times. A message is shown when the ice bond is weak enough; five of these messages will result in you being free. If you do not escape in time, you will be dealt with very heavy damage. If the Glacor dies while doing this move, damage will not be dealt but you will still need to break free to move.

Similarly, the glacor's magic attack is also capable of freezing the player. This will happen more often compared to when the glacor uses its melee attack, however using protection or deflect magic prayers will prevent the player from getting frozen. In addition, when the player gets frozen by the magic attack, they will not need to click repeatedly in order to break free; the freezing effect will end automatically after a few seconds. While this freezing effect will not damage the player on its own, it can be a nusiance if it occurs right before the Glacor launches its special attack or an Unstable glacyte is about to explode. Using the Freedom ability will allow the player to quickly escape if this happens.

SummonsEdit

When the glacor has half of its life points remaining, it will spawn three different glacyte monsters that must be killed before the player can damage the glacor again. It is advised to lure all three glacytes away from the glacor and hide behind a pillar, so that you may kill them without being attacked by the glacor. Switch to protect from melee once you are in a safe-spot.

Once all three glacytes are dead, the glacor will inherit a special ability similar to that of the last killed glacyte. For example, a glacor will take 60% less damage if its enduring glacyte is killed last. Glacors will also attack faster after their glacytes are dead, at speed 6 instead of speed 5. It is recommended to kill the Unstable glacyte last, as this will result in the fastest and most efficient kills.

Unstable glacyteEdit

The unstable glacyte has a bar above its head, rather like the adrenaline bar seen on players, that indicates when it will use its special ability. Once the bar fills, the glacyte will stop moving and shortly thereafter explode, losing 90% of its current health and making it easy to finish off. The player will lose 1/3 of their current life points if they are standing next to it when it explodes. The free loss of health is deceiving, however; if the glacyte is not killed quickly after it explodes, it will rapidly regenerate its life points and begin to fill its bar once again. Fortunately, the glacyte stops healing once the timer starts. The experience obtained for killing this glacyte depends on how much damage you dealt to it. Thus, waiting for the glacyte to explode and then quickly finishing it off will net less experience than if you deal all of the damage and kill it before it explodes.

Tip: Be careful of other players' unstable glacytes and explosive glacors, as both can injure you, even if they are on another player. Glacors have a larger explosive reach as well, with a 5x5 explosion as opposed to the 3x3 of the glacyte. Also, do not attack an unstable glacyte right after it stops moving and is about to explode. If you do this, the glacyte will move next to you and continue attacking you, making it difficult to dodge the explosion.

Sapping glacyteEdit

The sapping glacyte will drain 20 of the player's Prayer points each time it hits. To avoid this expensive prayer drain, it is recommended to kill the sapping glacyte first, ideally with the Asphyxiate threshold ability, which deals a large amount of damage in a short period of time.

Sapping Glacors will drain 50 Prayer points per hit, rather than the 20 of the glacyte.

Enduring glacyteEdit

The enduring glacyte takes lesser damage the closer to its glacor it is, from being invulnerable when it first spawns to taking normal damage after it is around 14 spaces away from the glacor. It is therefore recommended that players draw the glacyte as far out as possible in order to speed up their kills. Be careful, though; glacytes that are lured too far from their glacor will quickly glide back to it and must be lured again.

Enduring glacors take 60% less damage, regardless of how far away you are from them.

StrategiesEdit

Main article: Glacor/Strategies

DropsEdit

CharmsEdit

Charm drop percentages
No charms Gold charm Green charm Crimson charm Blue charm

11–12%

8–9%

8–9%

35–36%

35–37%

Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 11,832 kills.
3 charms are dropped at a time.

Please add to the log (only if 15 or more creatures killed).


RunesEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Death rune Death rune 32–49 3 Uncommon 7,104–10,878

Armour and weaponsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant bolts (unf) 5 Adamant bolts (unf) 39–98 3 Uncommon 3,354–8,428
Rune plateskirt Rune plateskirt 1 3 Uncommon 37,401
Rune longsword Rune longsword 1 3 Uncommon 18,329
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 3 Uncommon 24,244
Dragon mace Dragon mace 1 4 Rare 27,327
Steadfast boots Steadfast boots 1 5 Very rare 11,331,324
Ragefire boots Ragefire boots 1 5 Very rare 4,485,008
Glaiven boots Glaiven boots 1 5 Very rare 5,475,087

Herbs and seedsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam Grimy guam 2–4 (noted) 5 Very rare 990–1,980
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 2–4 (noted) 5 Very rare 190–380
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 2–4 (noted) 5 Very rare 74–148
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 2–4 (noted) 5 Very rare 268–536
Grimy irit Grimy irit 2–4 (noted) 5 Very rare 5,886–11,772
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 2 (noted) 5 Very rare 4,810
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 2–4 (noted) 5 Very rare 6,714–13,428
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 4 (noted) 5 Very rare 18,376
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 2 (noted) 5 Very rare 17,934
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 2–4 (noted) 5 Very rare 7,580–15,160
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 2–4 (noted) 5 Very rare 18,084–36,168
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 5 Very rare 126
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1–3 5 Very rare 1,850–5,550
Maple seed 5 Maple seed 1 5 Very rare 27,323

OtherEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water talisman Water talisman 3–5 (noted) 2 Common 49,779–82,965
Pure essence Pure essence 62–100 (noted) 2 Common 992–1,600
Coins 10000 Coins 348–13,999 2 Common Not sold
Raw shark Raw shark 4–10 (noted) 2 Common 5,632–14,080
Shards of Armadyl Shards of Armadyl 1 2 Common Not sold
Shark Shark 1–6 3 Uncommon 1,128–6,768
Blue dragonhide Blue dragonhide 5–10 (noted) 3 Uncommon 13,375–26,750
Headless arrow 5 Headless arrow 100–600 3 Uncommon 5,600–33,600
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 2 (noted) 3 Uncommon 11,310
Runite ore Runite ore 2,3 (noted) 3 Uncommon 20,882–31,323
Super magic potion (3) Super magic potion (3) 1 3 Uncommon 12,027
Prayer potion (2) Prayer potion (2) 1 4 Rare 1,879
Clue scroll Clue scroll (hard) 1 4 Rare Not sold
Ancient effigy Starved ancient effigy 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Clue scroll Clue scroll (elite) 1 5 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 Coins 200–350,3,000 2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,365
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,872
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,404
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 5,655
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 30,596
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 36,191
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 14,893
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,151
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,150
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,244
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 885
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,240
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,376
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,199
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,181
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,456,000
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,401
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,624
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,211
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 58,935
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 12,400
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,276,950
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150 4 Rare 22,650
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 111,748
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 16,593
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 145,850–204,190
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 142,825–199,955
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 809
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 514
Pure essence Pure essence 1,000–1,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 16,000–24,000
Nature rune Nature rune 60–80 4 Rare 17,400–23,200
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 3,840
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 17,595
Death rune Death rune 50 4 Rare 11,100
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 22,050
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 56,750–113,500
Raw shark Raw shark 250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 352,000
Big bones Big bones 150–180 (noted) 3 Uncommon 81,600–97,920
Coal Coal 550–700 (noted) 3 Uncommon 139,150–177,100
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 263,100–438,500
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 8,700
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,044,100
Rune bar Rune bar 1 2 Common 14,355
Rune bar Rune bar 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 717,750
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) 3 Uncommon 152,880–196,560
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 156,600–182,700
Clean torstol Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) 3 Uncommon 125,552–266,798
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 2 Common 2,335
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 3 Uncommon 26,997
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 5,550
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 3–7 4 Rare 416,295–971,355
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,234,780
Yew logs Yew logs 450–550 (noted) 4 Rare 164,700–201,300
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
Ghostweave Ghostweave 10–30 4 Rare Not sold

TriviaEdit

  • In the Hallowe'en 2011 event, the player had to choose a glacor to represent Frank in statue form.
  • The glacor fought during the quest can be killed and it will give usual drops.
  • There is a glitch that enables you to be in combat with 2 glacors at once using Chain. Normally, the ability will ignore other glacors; however, it can hit multiple glacors if it is used to initiate combat.
  • Prior to Legacy Mode, Glacors had 30,000 lifepoints.

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