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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. In certain parts of the dungeon it may also be possible to trap it in a corner so it has no space to jump back. 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 shard3–5Always1,185–1,975

CharmsEdit

Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
10–11%2–3%6%75–77%5%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 12,547 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant platebodyAdamant platebody1Common9,295
Adamant platelegsAdamant platelegs1Common3,147
Rune platelegsRune platelegs1Uncommon37,288
Ascension gripsAscension grips1Very rare[1]4,515,480

WeaponsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune maceRune mace1Common7,744
Rune longswordRune longsword1Uncommon18,225

KeystonesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Ascension Keystone PrimusAscension Keystone Primus1Rare455,121
Ascension Keystone SecundusAscension Keystone Secundus1Rare342,887
Ascension Keystone TertiusAscension Keystone Tertius1Rare243,774
Ascension Keystone QuartusAscension Keystone Quartus1Rare271,433
Ascension Keystone QuintusAscension Keystone Quintus1Rare261,029
Ascension Keystone SextusAscension Keystone Sextus1Rare306,218

MaterialsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril barMithril bar5–7 (noted)Uncommon6,500–9,100
Adamant barAdamant bar3–5 (noted)Uncommon7,977–13,295
Magic logsMagic logs3–5 (noted)Uncommon2,727–4,545

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins1,100–2,200CommonNot sold
Egg potatoEgg potato1Uncommon354
Order journal pageOrder journal page1UncommonNot sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Sirenic scaleSirenic scale1Rare443,672
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.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common688
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,513
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,266
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,112
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare185,040–226,160
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon14,835
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon34,040
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,361
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare556,245–679,855
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,008
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,646
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,290,600–1,577,400
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare900
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,960
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare569,400–949,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,463
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,782
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common25,312–30,688
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,126,575–1,376,925
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon40,543
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon885
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon292
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare787,410–993,348
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare197,275–248,870
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare74,125–103,775
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon31,590–38,610
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon181,575–221,925
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon29,072–33,120
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon304,020–371,580
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon75,200–413,600
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,490–17,710
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon221,580–270,820
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common39,885
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare358,965–438,735
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare942,750–1,152,250
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,462
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare636,930–778,470
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon435,960–532,840
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon371,970–454,630
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon155,385–189,915
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon130,005–158,895
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon84,700–96,800
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon143,738–164,272
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon425,592
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,569,820
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common10,800–13,200
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common6,975–8,525
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon82,350–100,650
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon17,204–20,746
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare170,775–208,725
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon31,005–37,895
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare589,680–720,720
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 Latin for sword.
  • 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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