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The gladius is a Slayer monster, requiring 81 Slayer to combat. Described as 'highly mobile', it is a member of the Order of Ascension.

During combat, gladii use a special attack in which they charge towards the player and stun them, seemingly at the start of the battle, and then throughout as damage is dealt to them. The movement of the charge is roughly an L-shape, like that of the Knight piece in a game of chess. This charge can be cancelled entirely by doing one of two things, the first being to stay close to the gladius. If you are immediately next to a gladius, it will jump backwards from you in an attempt to do its charge attack. If you do manage to keep up with the gladius as it moves, it will not charge. The other is very simply to safe spot it. This is most reliably done using tables that can be found in rooms throughout the dungeon, however, they can get around them at certain angles due to the charge having a potential L-shape.

These monsters are found in the Monastery of Ascension located between the Feldip Hills and Mobilising armies along with capsariiscutarii and rorarii.

TipsEdit

Note that combat familiars, including Beast of Burden familiars, tend to take heavy damage from the Ascended. They usually die too quickly to be very useful. Familiars with other uses, like Bunyips and Unicorn Stallions, may be better choices. When facing gladii, it is recommended to use Anticipation as often as possible, and Freedom when they stun you. This helps because whilst the gladius is trying to stun you, it takes three times the damage.

Due to the fact that they teleport constantly, Fragmentation Shot is extremely useful here as whenever they teleport, they'll suffer the bonus damage. A great opening strategy to fight Gladii is to stand as far as possible away, and use fragmentation shot. The Gladius will almost always rush towards their opponent at this range, which upon a successful fragmentation shot, will result in one hit at normal damage and four hits at 3x damage, due to the fact that the monster has moved. Fragmentation shot should be used at key points detailed in the previous paragraph to continue causing this effect.

When attacking, the gladii tend to jump backwards after being hit for around 1200 damage in a single hit, so if a player wants to follow it, then these hits should be watched out for. For example, hitting very frequently (e.g using Rapid Fire on them), results in them teleporting away almost instantaneously. Hitting less then 1200 in a single hit results in them moving backwards. They will not stun if they can't reach you or haven't been dealt any damage even if at a fair distance upon the first hit; however, if you move too far from them and they have been dealt damage (even from bleeds), and can stun you, they will stun you instead.

One may also consider equipping a melee weapon in their off-hand slot in order to attack the Gladius close-up, and prevent it from stunning you with its special attack.

DropsEdit

100% DropsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Ascension fragment Ascension fragment 1, 12–18 1 Always Not sold
Ascension shard Ascension shard 3–5 1 Always 1,677–2,795

CharmsEdit

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

9–11%

2–3%

5–7%

76–77%

5%

Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 5,765 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.

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


ArmourEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Adamant platebody Adamant platebody 1 3 Uncommon 9,405
Adamant platelegs Adamant platelegs 1 2 Common 3,252
Rune platelegs Rune platelegs 1 3 Uncommon 37,161
Ascension grips Ascension grips 1 5 Very rare 30,349,727

WeaponsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Rune mace Rune mace 1 2 Common 7,908
Rune longsword Rune longsword 1 3 Uncommon 18,401

KeystonesEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Ascension Keystone Primus Ascension Keystone Primus 1 4 Rare 835,047
Ascension Keystone Secundus Ascension Keystone Secundus 1 4 Rare 482,471
Ascension Keystone Tertius Ascension Keystone Tertius 1 4 Rare 373,090
Ascension Keystone Quartus Ascension Keystone Quartus 1 4 Rare 370,306
Ascension Keystone Quintus Ascension Keystone Quintus 1 4 Rare 876,965
Ascension Keystone Sextus Ascension Keystone Sextus 1 4 Rare 411,610

MaterialsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Mithril bar Mithril bar 5–7 (noted) 3 Uncommon 9,515–13,321
Adamant bar Adamant bar 3–5 (noted) 3 Uncommon 10,410–17,350
Magic logs Magic logs 3–5 (noted) 3 Uncommon 3,876–6,460

OtherEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Coins 1000 Coins 1,100–2,200 2 Common Not sold
Egg potato Egg potato 1 3 Uncommon 886
Order journal page Order journal page 1 3 Uncommon Not sold
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
Sirenic scale Sirenic scale 1 4 Rare 287,396
Ancient effigy Starved ancient effigy 1 5 Very rare Not sold

Rare Drop TableEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
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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 1,421
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 3,161
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,358
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 6,875
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 20,170
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 41,520
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 14,612
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,536
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,556
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,054
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 880
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,160
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,595
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,309
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,482
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 827,800
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,141
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,689
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,192
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 60,015
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 12,400
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,257,300
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 4 Rare 22,200–74,000
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,604,800
Air orb Air orb 1,000 (noted) 4 Rare 3,072,000
Fire orb Fire orb 1,000 (noted) 4 Rare 2,225,000
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 139,818
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 11,536
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 35,050–49,070
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 41,850–58,590
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 665
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 419
Pure essence Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 6,500–195,000
Nature rune Nature rune 20–80 4 Rare 6,860–27,440
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 2,820
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 13,410
Death rune Death rune 50, 121 4 Rare 5,750–13,915
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 11,200
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 39,875–319,000
Raw shark Raw shark 250–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 404,000–808,000
Big bones Big bones 150–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 89,100–297,000
Coal Coal 150–7,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 28,800–1,440,000
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) 3 Uncommon 369,300–1,969,600
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 10,300
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,055,500
Adamant bar Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) 4 Rare 3,470,000–24,290,000
Rune bar Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) 4 Rare 13,124–1,968,600
Clean ranarr Clean ranarr 33 (noted) 3 Uncommon 105,303
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 108,925–1,089,250
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) 3 Uncommon 128,490–513,960
Clean torstol Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) 3 Uncommon 62,840–628,400
Saradomin brew (4) Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) 5 Very rare 101,000
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 8,922
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1–50 4 Rare 71,783–3,589,150
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1–7 4 Rare 160,443–1,123,101
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,016,350
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 4 Rare 1,406
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1–31 4 Rare 15,974–495,194
Fellstalk seed 5 Fellstalk seed 2 4 Rare 1,874
Yew logs Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) 4 Rare 26,350–10,540,000
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

Universal dropsEdit

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 Key token 1 4 Rare Not sold

TriviaEdit

  • A gladius is a type of Roman sword, which were sometimes wielded by gladiators, which the monster resembles.
  • Gladius are one of the few monsters capable of stunning their target, the others being Nex during her ice phase, Vyrewatch (until meeting Vanescula in The Branches of Darkmeyer), the Kalphite King, and most ability-using monsters.
  • Gladii are able to teleport around, making it the fourth monster to do so, after the abyssal demon, Pest Control monsters and the tortured souls summoned by the Queen Black Dragon.
  • When stunned the first time by a Gladius, the player is stunned and bound for 3 seconds. However, upon further stuns as long as the player keeps attacking nearby Gladii, they will only have a 1-2 second stun with a 3 second bind. This is most likely a glitch.


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