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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.


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.


100% DropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Ascension fragment 3Ascension fragment12–18AlwaysNot sold
Ascension shardAscension shard3–5Always1,020–1,700


No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
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Based on a sample of 13,084 kills.
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Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Adamant platebodyAdamant platebody1Common8,940
Adamant platelegsAdamant platelegs1Common3,021
Rune platelegsRune platelegs1Uncommon36,856
Sirenic scaleSirenic scale1Rare308,544
Rune maceRune mace1Common7,249
Rune longswordRune longsword1Uncommon17,729
Mithril barMithril bar5–7 (noted)Uncommon5,955–8,337
Adamant barAdamant bar3–5 (noted)Uncommon7,059–11,765
Magic logsMagic logs3–5 (noted)Uncommon1,917–3,195
Coins 1000Coins1,100–2,200Common1,100–2,200
Egg potatoEgg potato1Uncommon327
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 Primus1Rare281,861
Ascension Keystone SecundusAscension Keystone Secundus1Rare170,671
Ascension Keystone TertiusAscension Keystone Tertius1Rare92,697
Ascension Keystone QuartusAscension Keystone Quartus1Rare128,976
Ascension Keystone QuintusAscension Keystone Quintus1Rare89,868
Ascension Keystone SextusAscension Keystone Sextus1Rare131,425
Ascension gripsAscension grips1Very rare[1]6,560,792
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 sapphire1Common886
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,613
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,486
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,971
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare178,695–218,405
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common18,038
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common24,831
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,098
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare544,410–665,390
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,255
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,050
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,282,860–1,567,940
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,691
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare565,365–942,275
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,272
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,635
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common20,114–24,386
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,084,455–1,325,445
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare71,285
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,089
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare972
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare373,035–470,598
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare110,175–138,990
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare38,600–54,040
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common13,365–16,335
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon236,250–288,750
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon25,992–32,490
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare296,640–362,560
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon36,600–201,300
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,960–15,840
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon208,620–254,980
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common32,942–37,648
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare317,655–388,245
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,032,390–1,261,810
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common42,042
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare630,630–770,770
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon379,980–464,420
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon370,890–453,310
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon222,840–272,360
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon143,955–175,945
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon13,930–15,920
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon13,692–15,648
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon465,420
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,674,810
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,500–5,500
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,765–11,935
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon189,000–231,000
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,056–15,744
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare129,600–158,400
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon27,765–33,935
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare559,980–684,420
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


  • 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.
Facts about "Gladius"RDF feed
All Combat experience516.6 +
All Combat level91 +
All Is members onlytrue
All Release date4 June 2013 +
Combat experience516.6 +
Combat level91 +
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Drops itemAscension fragment +, Ascension shard +, Adamant platebody +, Adamant platelegs +, Rune platelegs +, Sirenic scale +, Rune mace +, Rune longsword +, Mithril bar +, Adamant bar +, Magic logs +, Coins +, Egg potato +, Rare drop table +, Order journal page +, Spirit sapphire +, Spirit emerald +, Spirit ruby +, Ascension Keystone Primus +, Ascension Keystone Secundus +, Ascension Keystone Tertius +, Ascension Keystone Quartus +, Ascension Keystone Quintus +, Ascension Keystone Sextus +, Ascension grips +, Starved ancient effigy + and Key token +
Drops item from RDTCoins +, Uncut sapphire +, Uncut emerald +, Uncut ruby +, Uncut diamond +, Loop half of a key +, Tooth half of a key +, Uncut dragonstone +, Dragon longsword +, Dragon spear +, Battlestaff +, Rune javelin +, Rune platebody +, Shield left half +, Dragon helm +, Rune arrowheads +, Onyx bolts +, Vecna skull +, Chaos talisman +, Nature talisman +, Water talisman +, Earth talisman +, Fire talisman +, Raw lobster +, Raw shark +, Big bones +, Dragon bones +, Coal +, Gold ore +, Adamantite ore +, Adamant bar +, Runite ore +, Rune bar +, Grimy torstol +, Grimy snapdragon +, Super restore (4) +, Prayer potion (4) +, Lantadyme seed +, Dwarf weed seed +, Magic seed +, Palm tree seed +, Flax +, Molten glass +, Soft clay +, Yew logs +, Teak plank +, Mahogany plank +, Brawling gloves (Melee) +, Brawling gloves (Magic) +, Brawling gloves (Ranged) +, Brawling gloves (Agility) +, Brawling gloves (Cooking) +, Brawling gloves (FM) +, Brawling gloves (Fishing) +, Brawling gloves (Hunter) +, Brawling gloves (Mining) +, Brawling gloves (Prayer) +, Brawling gloves (Smithing) +, Brawling gloves (Thieving) +, Brawling gloves (WC) +, Crystal triskelion fragment 1 +, Crystal triskelion fragment 2 + and Crystal triskelion fragment 3 +
Is members onlytrue
Release date4 June 2013 +

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