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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.

They also feature in Nomad's Elegy together with the other Ascension creatures.

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.  

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 price
Ascension fragment 3Ascension fragment12–18AlwaysNot sold
Ascension shardAscension shard3–5Always1,263–2,105

CharmsEdit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
10–11%2–3%6%75–76%5%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 13,327 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Adamant platebodyAdamant platebody1Common9,064
Adamant platelegsAdamant platelegs1Common2,983
Rune platelegsRune platelegs1Uncommon36,754
Sirenic scaleSirenic scale1Rare458,050
Rune maceRune mace1Common7,264
Rune longswordRune longsword1Uncommon17,722
Mithril barMithril bar5–7 (noted)Uncommon6,780–9,492
Adamant barAdamant bar3–5 (noted)Uncommon8,514–14,190
Magic logsMagic logs3–5 (noted)Uncommon2,046–3,410
Coins 1000Coins1,100–2,200Common1,100–2,200
Egg potatoEgg potato1Uncommon313
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 Keystone PrimusAscension Keystone Primus1Rare348,067
Ascension Keystone SecundusAscension Keystone Secundus1Rare226,448
Ascension Keystone TertiusAscension Keystone Tertius1Rare124,587
Ascension Keystone QuartusAscension Keystone Quartus1Rare156,592
Ascension Keystone QuintusAscension Keystone Quintus1Rare140,339
Ascension Keystone SextusAscension Keystone Sextus1Rare170,118
Ascension gripsAscension grips1Very rare[1]4,119,298
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.
A ring of wealth, luck potion or collector's insignia 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 sapphire1Common1,004
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,129
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common3,141
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,758
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare214,110–261,690
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common19,042
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common25,091
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon13,539
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare609,255–744,645
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,035
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,544
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,241,640–1,517,560
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare940
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,396
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare560,940–934,900
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,862
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,630
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common22,374–27,126
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,045,575–1,277,925
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare72,324
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,410
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,197
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare500,500–631,400
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare152,100–191,880
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare48,675–68,145
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common14,040–17,160
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon252,900–309,100
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon26,352–32,940
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare298,620–364,980
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon35,400–194,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,780–15,620
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon212,580–259,820
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common39,732–45,408
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare383,130–468,270
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare995,580–1,216,820
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,493
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare622,395–760,705
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon440,280–538,120
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon478,530–584,870
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon278,325–340,175
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon171,450–209,550
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon10,262–11,728
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon8,540–9,760
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon381,548
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,521,650
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,500–5,500
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,620–12,980
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon147,600–180,400
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,056–15,744
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare129,600–158,400
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon40,275–49,225
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare663,390–810,810
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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