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Gladius locations within the dungeon. Click the map to view a larger version.

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.

They are weak to Ranged but despite being Magic creatures, they have a very high defence against Magic.

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 2x 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.

DropsEdit

100% DropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Ascension fragment 3Ascension fragment12–18AlwaysNot sold
Ascension shardAscension shard3–5Always1,791–2,985

CharmsEdit

Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
10–11%2–3%6%75–76%5%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 12,004 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
Please add to the log.
(Only if 50 or more creatures are killed)

ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant platebodyAdamant platebody1Common9,475
Adamant platelegsAdamant platelegs1Common3,225
Rune platelegsRune platelegs1Uncommon37,402
Ascension gripsAscension grips1Very rare [1]2,752,806

WeaponsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune maceRune mace1Common7,902
Rune longswordRune longsword1Uncommon18,443

KeystonesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Ascension Keystone PrimusAscension Keystone Primus1Rare454,432
Ascension Keystone SecundusAscension Keystone Secundus1Rare309,563
Ascension Keystone TertiusAscension Keystone Tertius1Rare210,496
Ascension Keystone QuartusAscension Keystone Quartus1Rare217,627
Ascension Keystone QuintusAscension Keystone Quintus1Rare208,470
Ascension Keystone SextusAscension Keystone Sextus1Rare235,877

MaterialsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril barMithril bar5–7 (noted)Uncommon7,070–9,898
Adamant barAdamant bar3–5 (noted)Uncommon8,181–13,635
Magic logsMagic logs3–5 (noted)Uncommon2,700–4,500

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins1,100–2,200CommonNot sold
Egg potatoEgg potato1Uncommon431
Order journal pageOrder journal page1UncommonNot sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Sirenic scaleSirenic scale1Rare312,334
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
  1. ^ The Ascension grips can only be received as a drop if the player is on a slayer task.

Rare Drop TableEdit

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 1000Coins250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common882
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,492
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,440
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,930
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare176,850–216,150
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon17,130
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon41,427
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,717
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare572,265–699,435
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,773
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,894
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,299,060–1,587,740
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare875
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,032
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare570,480–950,800
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,402
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,003
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common20,453–24,797
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,150,200–1,405,800
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon47,299
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon561
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon199
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare738,075–931,110
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare181,935–229,518
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare65,625–91,875
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon28,890–35,310
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon256,950–314,050
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon32,800–36,900
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon396,900–485,100
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon60,400–332,200
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common16,470–20,130
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon222,480–271,920
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common40,905
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare368,145–449,955
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare979,650–1,197,350
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,888
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare643,320–786,280
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon464,760–568,040
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon325,440–397,760
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon176,985–216,315
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon117,540–143,660
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon171,752–196,288
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon231,098–264,112
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon603,944
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,834,490
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common20,700–25,300
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,720–11,880
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon96,750–118,250
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon18,972–22,878
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare188,325–230,175
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon31,095–38,005
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare558,900–683,100
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1RareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot 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 tokenKey token1RareNot sold

TriviaEdit

  • A gladius is a type of Roman sword wielded by gladiators.
  • 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.

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