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 9,182
Adamant platelegs 1 Common 3,903
Rune platelegs 1 Uncommon 37,170
Sirenic scale 1 Rare 278,545
Rune mace 1 Common 7,430
Off-hand rune mace 1 Common 7,538
Rune longsword 1 Uncommon 18,090
Off-hand rune longsword 1 Uncommon 18,101
Mithril bar 5–7 (noted) Uncommon 6,875–9,625
Adamant bar 3–5 (noted) Uncommon 8,175–13,625
Magic logs 3–5 (noted) Uncommon 1,224–2,040
Coins 1,100–2,200 Common 1,100–2,200
Egg potato 1 Uncommon 288
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 729
Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,276
Uncut ruby 1 Common 1,755
Uncut diamond 1 Common 3,266
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 146,970–179,630
Loop half of a key 1 Common 17,771
Tooth half of a key 1 Common 20,676
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 12,097
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 544,365–665,335
Dragon longsword 1 Common 58,151
Dragon spear 1 Rare 36,476
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Rare 1,098,540–1,342,660
Rune javelin 5 Rare 885
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 37,980
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 569,700–949,500
Shield left half 1 Rare 65,103
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 58,942
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 21,357–25,893
Onyx bolts 135–165 Very rare 1,076,490–1,315,710
Chaos talisman 1 Rare 1,270
Nature talisman 1 Rare 2,015
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 524,810–662,068
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 158,405–199,834
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 54,675–76,545
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Common 27,675–33,825
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 239,400–292,600
Big bones 68–82 (noted) Uncommon 13,532–16,318
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Rare 309,600–378,400
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 26,600–146,300
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 15,930–19,470
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 275,580–336,820
Adamant bar 14–16 (noted) Common 38,150–43,600
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 367,875–449,625
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 1,085,130–1,326,270
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 41,484
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 622,260–760,540
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 346,680–423,720
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 144,630–176,770
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 149,490–182,710
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 149,175–182,325
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 8,904–10,176
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 9,016–10,304
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 397,376
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 973,210
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 20,250–24,750
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 8,190–10,010
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 195,750–239,250
Yew logs 68–82 (noted) Uncommon 11,016–13,284
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 109,350–133,650
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 36,765–44,935
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 386,370–472,230
Blurberry Special 1 Uncommon 5,951
Vecna skull 1 Very rare * 346,779
Hazelmere's signet ring 1 Very rare * 1,967,717,757
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.