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.
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.
100% Drops Edit
Main drop Edit
Adamant platebody 1 Common 9,182
Adamant platelegs 1 Common 3,866
Rune platelegs 1 Uncommon 37,037
Sirenic scale 1 Rare 368,747
Rune mace 1 Common 7,287
Rune longsword 1 Uncommon 17,787
Mithril bar 5–7 (noted) Uncommon 6,885–9,639
Adamant bar 3–5 (noted) Uncommon 9,006–15,010
Magic logs 3–5 (noted) Uncommon 1,563–2,605
Coins 1,100–2,200 Common 1,100–2,200
Egg potato 1 Uncommon 292
Rare drop table 1 Rare Not sold
Tertiary drops Edit
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; 3,000 Common 250–3,000
Uncut sapphire 1 Common 998
Uncut emerald 1 Common 1,975
Uncut ruby 1 Common 2,179
Uncut diamond 1 Common 3,838
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 172,710–211,090
Loop half of a key 1 Common 18,276
Tooth half of a key 1 Common 22,861
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,335
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 510,075–623,425
Dragon longsword 1 Common 56,994
Dragon spear 1 Rare 38,974
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Rare 1,151,100–1,406,900
Rune javelin 5 Rare 915
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 37,677
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 565,155–941,925
Shield left half 1 Rare 64,941
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 58,737
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 32,205–39,045
Onyx bolts 135–165 Very rare 1,073,925–1,312,575
Chaos talisman 1 Rare 1,459
Nature talisman 1 Rare 1,445
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 330,395–416,806
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 88,595–111,766
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 24,775–34,685
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Common 22,815–27,885
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 285,300–348,700
Big bones 72–90 (noted) Uncommon 17,784–22,230
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Rare 263,520–322,080
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 26,200–144,100
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 16,740–20,460
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 252,900–309,100
Adamant bar 14–16 (noted) Common 42,028–48,032
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 405,270–495,330
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 1,069,740–1,307,460
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 42,084
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 631,260–771,540
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 360,180–440,220
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 298,710–365,090
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 272,925–333,575
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 197,640–241,560
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 11,200–12,800
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 9,604–10,976
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 420,824
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,887,380
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 12,150–14,850
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 12,915–15,785
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 234,000–286,000
Yew logs 68–82 Uncommon 13,804–16,646
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 137,025–167,475
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 36,315–44,385
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 447,120–546,480
Blurberry special 1 Uncommon 1,899
Vecna skull 1 Very rare * 177,265
Hazelmere's signet ring 1 Very rare * 1,804,467,420
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.
Key token 1 Rare Not sold
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.