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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.

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 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.

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.

DropsEdit

100% DropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Ascension fragment 3Ascension fragment12–18AlwaysNot sold
Ascension shardAscension shard3–5Always798–1,330

CharmsEdit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
10–11%2–3%6%75–76%4–5%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 13,651 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Adamant platebodyAdamant platebody1Common8,764
Adamant platelegsAdamant platelegs1Common2,845
Rune platelegsRune platelegs1Uncommon36,555
Sirenic scaleSirenic scale1Rare397,401
Rune maceRune mace1Common6,858
Rune longswordRune longsword1Uncommon17,206
Mithril barMithril bar5–7 (noted)Uncommon6,205–8,687
Adamant barAdamant bar3–5 (noted)Uncommon8,601–14,335
Magic logsMagic logs3–5 (noted)Uncommon1,893–3,155
Coins 1000Coins1,100–2,200Common1,100–2,200
Egg potatoEgg potato1Uncommon306
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 Primus1Rare356,803
Ascension Keystone SecundusAscension Keystone Secundus1Rare252,266
Ascension Keystone TertiusAscension Keystone Tertius1Rare145,933
Ascension Keystone QuartusAscension Keystone Quartus1Rare155,399
Ascension Keystone QuintusAscension Keystone Quintus1Rare138,629
Ascension Keystone SextusAscension Keystone Sextus1Rare163,748
Ascension gripsAscension grips1Very rare[1]3,387,496
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.
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 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common963
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,133
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,680
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,009
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare180,405–220,495
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common19,989
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common23,393
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,699
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare526,455–643,445
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,122
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare38,230
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,234,080–1,508,320
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare900
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,151
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare557,265–928,775
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,949
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,897
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common21,583–26,167
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,051,110–1,284,690
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,651
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,025
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare351,455–443,374
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare116,415–146,862
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare36,475–51,065
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common14,850–18,150
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon236,025–288,475
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon26,424–33,030
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare302,760–370,040
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon35,400–194,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common13,230–16,170
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon226,260–276,540
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common40,138–45,872
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare387,045–473,055
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare979,470–1,197,130
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,796
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare626,940–766,260
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon373,140–456,060
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon297,450–363,550
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon256,905–313,995
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon218,295–266,805
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon30,310–34,640
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon27,440–31,360
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon405,544
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,853,160
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common5,400–6,600
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common16,380–20,020
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon176,400–215,600
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon14,008–16,892
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare139,050–169,950
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon36,090–44,110
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare595,890–728,310
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon1,792
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*64,516
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*15,689,056
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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