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Gladius chathead
Gladii icon
Monastery of Ascension map

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.

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

They also feature in Nomad's Elegy together with the other Ascension creatures. The Gladii encountered in the quest do not require a Slayer level to harm, and are vulnerable to all forms of combat.

MechanicsEdit

When fighting the Gladii, they will always teleport backwards in an attempt to gain enough distance between them and the player for a charge attack. If the player is far enough from the Gladius, it will charge at them in a L-shaped pattern, much like the Knight piece in a game of chess. While it does no damage, it does stun and bind the player for 3 seconds and often proves to be a hindrance. To minimise the amount of stuns they perform, players can either chase the Gladius or use Anticipation and Freedom to cancel out their stuns and binds. Chasing them is not recommended unless playing on Legacy Mode, as players with sufficient weaponry may deal too much damage in a short period of time and cause the Gladii to stun them.

Alternatively, one can safe spot them with the many tables in the dungeon, as long as they are placed in a position where they cannot charge. The only downside to this is that most of these areas also have Capsarii to heal them.

DropsEdit

100% DropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Ascension fragment 3Ascension fragment12–18AlwaysNot sold
Ascension shardAscension shard3–5Always621–1,035

CharmsEdit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
10–11%2–3%6%75–77%4–5%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 13,875 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Adamant platebodyAdamant platebody1Common9,182
Adamant platelegsAdamant platelegs1Common3,866
Rune platelegsRune platelegs1Uncommon37,037
Sirenic scaleSirenic scale1Rare368,747
Rune maceRune mace1Common7,287
Rune longswordRune longsword1Uncommon17,787
Mithril barMithril bar5–7 (noted)Uncommon6,885–9,639
Adamant barAdamant bar3–5 (noted)Uncommon9,006–15,010
Magic logsMagic logs3–5 (noted)Uncommon1,563–2,605
Coins 1000Coins1,100–2,200Common1,100–2,200
Egg potatoEgg potato1Uncommon292
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Order journal pageOrder journal page1UncommonNot sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Ascension gripsAscension grips1Very rare (1/2,056)[1][2]2,707,035
Ascension Keystone PrimusAscension Keystone Primus1Rare (1/384)[1]358,582
Ascension Keystone SecundusAscension Keystone Secundus1Rare (1/384)[1]225,463
Ascension Keystone TertiusAscension Keystone Tertius1Rare (1/384)[1]100,250
Ascension Keystone QuartusAscension Keystone Quartus1Rare (1/384)[1]131,535
Ascension Keystone QuintusAscension Keystone Quintus1Rare (1/384)[1]100,811
Ascension Keystone SextusAscension Keystone Sextus1Rare (1/384)[1]134,686
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
  1. ^ a b c d e f g Mod Timbo. "Revealing Drop Rates." 13 October 2017. Developers' Blogs.
  2. ^ 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.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common998
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,975
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,179
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,838
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare172,710–211,090
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common18,276
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common22,861
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,335
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare510,075–623,425
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,994
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare38,974
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,151,100–1,406,900
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare915
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,677
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare565,155–941,925
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,941
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,737
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common32,205–39,045
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,073,925–1,312,575
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,459
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,445
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare330,395–416,806
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare88,595–111,766
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare24,775–34,685
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common22,815–27,885
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon285,300–348,700
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon17,784–22,230
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare263,520–322,080
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon26,200–144,100
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common16,740–20,460
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon252,900–309,100
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common42,028–48,032
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare405,270–495,330
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,069,740–1,307,460
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common42,084
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare631,260–771,540
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon360,180–440,220
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon298,710–365,090
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon272,925–333,575
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon197,640–241,560
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon11,200–12,800
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,604–10,976
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon420,824
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,887,380
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common12,150–14,850
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common12,915–15,785
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon234,000–286,000
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,804–16,646
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare137,025–167,475
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon36,315–44,385
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare447,120–546,480
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon1,899
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*177,265
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,804,467,420
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot 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 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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