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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

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.

DropsEdit

100% DropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Ascension fragment 3Ascension fragment12–18AlwaysNot sold
Ascension shardAscension shard3–5Always528–880

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 14,106 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Adamant platebodyAdamant platebody1Common8,959
Adamant platelegsAdamant platelegs1Common3,534
Rune platelegsRune platelegs1Uncommon37,135
Sirenic scaleSirenic scale1Rare232,023
Rune maceRune mace1Common7,280
Off-hand rune maceOff-hand rune mace1Common7,451
Rune longswordRune longsword1Uncommon17,824
Off-hand rune longswordOff-hand rune longsword1Uncommon17,906
Mithril barMithril bar5–7 (noted)Uncommon6,930–9,702
Adamant barAdamant bar3–5 (noted)Uncommon7,860–13,100
Magic logsMagic logs3–5 (noted)Uncommon1,158–1,930
Coins 1000Coins1,100–2,200Common1,100–2,200
Egg potatoEgg potato1Uncommon314
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]2,169,373
Ascension Keystone PrimusAscension Keystone Primus1Rare (1/384)[1]384,992
Ascension Keystone SecundusAscension Keystone Secundus1Rare (1/384)[1]278,006
Ascension Keystone TertiusAscension Keystone Tertius1Rare (1/384)[1]101,118
Ascension Keystone QuartusAscension Keystone Quartus1Rare (1/384)[1]121,190
Ascension Keystone QuintusAscension Keystone Quintus1Rare (1/384)[1]126,749
Ascension Keystone SextusAscension Keystone Sextus1Rare (1/384)[1]130,831
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. 1/64 for any key - 1/384 for a specific key
  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 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common664
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,547
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,193
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,385
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare107,325–131,175
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,745
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common19,084
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon10,587
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare476,415–582,285
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,855
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,411
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,072,800–1,311,200
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,854
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare567,810–946,350
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,651
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,743
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common23,843–28,907
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,070,415–1,308,285
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,571
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,563
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare472,160–595,648
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare147,355–185,894
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare46,725–65,415
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common21,060–25,740
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon247,275–302,225
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon16,456–19,844
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare308,700–377,300
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon26,400–145,200
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,670–17,930
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon244,080–298,320
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common36,680–41,920
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare353,700–432,300
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,043,730–1,275,670
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common40,812
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare612,180–748,220
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon282,960–345,840
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon91,080–111,320
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon134,370–164,230
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon124,695–152,405
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon5,110–5,840
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon8,960–10,240
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon406,308
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare963,560
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common19,350–23,650
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common7,830–9,570
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon208,800–255,200
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon10,200–12,300
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare101,250–123,750
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon23,985–29,315
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare280,260–342,540
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon7,734
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*241,411
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*2,052,582,424
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
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare11,494

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.