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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 shard3–5Always1,026–1,710

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 platebody1Common8,555
Adamant platelegsAdamant platelegs1Common2,899
Rune platelegsRune platelegs1Uncommon36,326
Sirenic scaleSirenic scale1Rare427,108
Rune maceRune mace1Common6,956
Rune longswordRune longsword1Uncommon17,781
Mithril barMithril bar5–7 (noted)Uncommon6,320–8,848
Adamant barAdamant bar3–5 (noted)Uncommon7,785–12,975
Magic logsMagic logs3–5 (noted)Uncommon2,034–3,390
Coins 1000Coins1,100–2,200Common1,100–2,200
Egg potatoEgg potato1Uncommon301
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 Primus1Rare379,490
Ascension Keystone SecundusAscension Keystone Secundus1Rare259,438
Ascension Keystone TertiusAscension Keystone Tertius1Rare139,295
Ascension Keystone QuartusAscension Keystone Quartus1Rare180,510
Ascension Keystone QuintusAscension Keystone Quintus1Rare140,121
Ascension Keystone SextusAscension Keystone Sextus1Rare196,490
Ascension gripsAscension grips1Very rare[1]3,679,016
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 sapphire1Common943
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,051
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,666
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,067
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare183,015–223,685
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,597
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common23,763
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,739
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare528,255–645,645
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common55,857
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,532
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,210,140–1,479,060
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare940
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,297
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare559,455–932,425
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,598
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,623
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common18,532–22,468
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,034,235–1,264,065
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare59,537
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,706
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,058
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare362,245–456,986
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare117,390–148,092
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare37,150–52,010
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common13,500–16,500
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon245,700–300,300
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon24,984–31,230
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare307,980–376,420
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon37,200–204,600
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,240–14,960
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon193,500–236,500
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common36,330–41,520
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare350,325–428,175
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare972,810–1,188,990
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,328
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare619,920–757,680
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon389,610–476,190
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon335,520–410,080
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon257,265–314,435
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon210,960–257,840
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon18,718–21,392
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon15,092–17,248
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon504,788
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare2,134,900
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,950–6,050
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,170–12,430
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon139,500–170,500
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,736–16,564
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare136,350–166,650
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon29,250–35,750
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare560,790–685,410
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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