Gladius locations within the dungeon. Click the map to view a larger version.
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 capsarii, scutarii 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.
Gladii fight with moderately weak magic attacks. When a Gladii takes enough damage, they will "teleport" away from their position and move backwards. If the gap between them and the player is sufficient enough, they will "charge" the player, stunning and binding them for 3 seconds. Players can avoid the stun by using
Freedom or Anticipation. Gladii can charge at various angles, most notably in an L-shape like how the Knight piece moves in chess. They may also chase the Gladii, though this may reduce overall damage output.
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.
100% Drops Edit
Main drop Edit
Adamant platebody 1 Common 8,959
Adamant platelegs 1 Common 3,534
Rune platelegs 1 Uncommon 37,135
Sirenic scale 1 Rare 232,023
Rune mace 1 Common 7,280
Off-hand rune mace 1 Common 7,451
Rune longsword 1 Uncommon 17,824
Off-hand rune longsword 1 Uncommon 17,906
Mithril bar 5–7 (noted) Uncommon 6,930–9,702
Adamant bar 3–5 (noted) Uncommon 7,860–13,100
Magic logs 3–5 (noted) Uncommon 1,158–1,930
Coins 1,100–2,200 Common 1,100–2,200
Egg potato 1 Uncommon 314
Rare drop table 1 Rare Not sold
Tertiary drops Edit
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Rare drop table Edit
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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Coins 250–500 Common 250–500
Uncut sapphire 1 Common 664
Uncut emerald 1 Common 1,547
Uncut ruby 1 Common 1,193
Uncut diamond 1 Common 2,385
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 107,325–131,175
Loop half of a key 1 Common 17,745
Tooth half of a key 1 Common 19,084
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 10,587
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 476,415–582,285
Dragon longsword 1 Common 57,855
Dragon spear 1 Rare 36,411
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Rare 1,072,800–1,311,200
Rune javelin 5 Rare 905
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 37,854
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 567,810–946,350
Shield left half 1 Rare 64,651
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 58,743
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 23,843–28,907
Onyx bolts 135–165 Very rare 1,070,415–1,308,285
Chaos talisman 1 Rare 1,571
Nature talisman 1 Rare 1,563
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 472,160–595,648
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 147,355–185,894
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 46,725–65,415
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Common 21,060–25,740
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 247,275–302,225
Big bones 68–82 (noted) Uncommon 16,456–19,844
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Rare 308,700–377,300
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 26,400–145,200
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 14,670–17,930
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 244,080–298,320
Adamant bar 14–16 (noted) Common 36,680–41,920
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 353,700–432,300
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 1,043,730–1,275,670
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 40,812
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 612,180–748,220
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 282,960–345,840
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 91,080–111,320
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 134,370–164,230
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 124,695–152,405
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 5,110–5,840
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 8,960–10,240
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 406,308
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 963,560
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 19,350–23,650
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 7,830–9,570
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 208,800–255,200
Yew logs 68–82 (noted) Uncommon 10,200–12,300
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 101,250–123,750
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 23,985–29,315
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 280,260–342,540
Blurberry Special 1 Uncommon 7,734
Vecna skull 1 Very rare * 241,411
Hazelmere's signet ring 1 Very rare * 2,052,582,424
Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (FM) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (WC) 1 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 Very rare Not sold
Universal drops Edit
Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
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.