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Glacors (pronounced GLAY-soars) are fairly dangerous monsters, described by Beauty as "a rare form of ice elemental". These monsters are only accessible after completing the quest Ritual of the Mahjarrat. You can reach glacors in the Glacor Cave through the fairy ring system by using the code dkq. An army of glacors was summoned by Lucien, although only one actually reached the Ritual, as the others were held back by Kuradal, who had slain a few hundred. According to Zaros, they are originally from Leng.

The ability to have them assigned as slayer tasks by Kuradal and Morvran can be purchased using 50 slayer points after Ritual of the Mahjarrat.

Glacors are the only creatures which drop the three glacyte boots, worth several million coins each. They are also the only source of Shards of Armadyl, 100 of which can be used to craft an Orb of Armadyl, required to make an Armadyl battlestaff.

Attacks

General combat

Glacor Cave map.png

Only one player may be engaged in combat with a glacor and its minions at a time, and only one glacor may be fought per player at a time. Players can only fight glacors being fought by other players if the combating player leaves the cave, either via teleporting, walking away from the area, dying, or logging out. Even if the combating player is in a safe-spot and not currently in combat with the glacor or its glacytes, a player trying to attack their glacor will yield the message, "Someone else is already fighting that glacor." This means that glacors must be fought solo.

Glacors will attack with magic, ranged, and melee when in melee distance. Its ranged attack consists of an icicle, whilst its magic attack is a blue sphere. These attacks can be predicted as they always fire ranged attacks with their right arms and magic attacks with their left arms. When they throw both hands down, they are using their icicle special attack.

Use Protect from Magic when the glacor raises its left arm and Protect from Missiles when it raises its right arm. It is also easy to use protection prayers because glacors will not switch attack styles while in combat except for when they use their special attack (after which they will always switch to their ranged attack).

Unlike tormented demons, protection prayers will only block 50% of the damage from glacors as opposed to their whole 100%.

Furthermore, glacors are weak to fire spells in a similar fashion to ice strykewyrms, taking 50% extra damage from the element, including Blood spells from the Ancient Magicks.

When a glacor reaches half health, it will summon its three glacytes, after which it will be invulnerable until they are slain. When all the glacytes are killed, the glacor will inherit the most recently slain glacyte's ability (further explained in Summons), and attack with a faster speed (speed 6 from 5).

Special abilities

Icicle - stalagmites

Glacors may slam both arms on the ground and fire a large cluster of icicles, rather like the icicles used with their ranged attacks. The player must run from the square he or she is standing in to avoid them. When hit by the icicles, you will lose half of your current life points in the form of type-less damage. If a glacor was attacking with magic and then uses this attack, it will always switch to its ranged attack afterward. If the glacor dies before the attack reaches the player, the icicles will do no damage. This attack can hurt other players who stand on the targeted tile.

Freezing

Occasionally, the glacor's melee attack will have the same effect as the enhanced ice titans from Ritual of the Mahjarrat. If the player avoids the glacor's melee range entirely, it will not be able to use this special attack. This ability results in freezing the player, rather like an ice spell. There will be bright blue text alerting the player when they are frozen. To break free, the player must rapidly click somewhere on their screen five times. A message is shown when the ice bond is weak enough; five of these messages will result in you being freed. If you do not escape in time, you will be dealt with very heavy damage. If the glacor dies while doing this move, damage will not be dealt but you will still need to break free to move. Freedom and Anticipate have no effect on this special attack.

Binds

Similarly, the glacor's magic attack is also capable of binding the player, similar to ancient ice spells. Using protection or deflect magic prayers will prevent the player from getting frozen. Freedom and Anticipate function as normal when dealing with this bind. While this freezing effect will not damage the player on its own, it can be a nuisance if it occurs right before the glacor launches its special attack or an Unstable glacyte is about to explode. Because of this, it is suggested to use anticipate the moment the glacor spawns its 3 glacyte minions.

Summons

When the glacor has half of its life points remaining, it will spawn three different glacyte monsters that must be killed before the player can damage the glacor again.

Once all three glacytes are dead, the glacor will inherit a special ability similar to that of the last killed glacyte. For example, a glacor will take 60% less damage if its enduring glacyte is killed last. Glacors will also attack faster after their glacytes are dead, at speed 6 instead of speed 5. It is recommended to kill the Unstable glacyte last, as this will result in the fastest and most efficient kills.

If any combination of glacytes die at the same time, the glacor will always prioritize inheritance in the same order; enduring, sapping and unstable. For example; if the last 2 glacytes are the enduring and unstable, and they happen to die at the same time, the glacor will always inherit the enduring glacyte's special property. Because of this, it's important to not overuse area of effect abilities, and instead focus on killing the enduring glacyte with single target abilities instead.

Unstable glacyte

The unstable glacyte has a bar above its head, rather like the adrenaline bar seen on players, that indicates when it will use its special ability. Once the bar fills, the glacyte will stop moving and shortly thereafter explode, losing 90% of its current health and making it easy to finish off. The player will lose 1/3 of their current life points if they are standing next to it when it explodes. The free loss of health is deceiving, however; if the glacyte is not killed quickly after it explodes, it will rapidly regenerate its life points and begin to fill its bar once again. Fortunately, the glacyte stops healing once the timer starts.

Be careful of other players' unstable glacytes and explosive glacors, as both can injure you, even if they are on another player. Glacors have a larger explosive reach as well, with a 5x5 explosion as opposed to the 3x3 of the glacyte.

Sapping glacyte

The sapping glacyte will drain 20 of the player's Prayer points each time it hits.

Sapping glacors will drain 50 Prayer points per hit, rather than the 20 of the glacyte.

These mechanics make the Penance aura a useful choice for glacors.

Enduring glacyte

The enduring glacyte takes less damage the closer it is to its glacor. This ranges in effectiveness from complete invulnerability when it first spawns, to taking normal damage after it is around 14 spaces away from the glacor. It is therefore recommended that players draw the glacyte as far out as possible in order to speed up their kills.

Enduring glacors take 60% less damage, regardless of how far away you are from them.

Strategies

Main article: Glacor/Strategies

Drops

Charms

No charmGold charm.pngGreen charm.pngCrimson charm.pngBlue charm.png
10–11%8–9%8–9%36–37%36–37%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 15,704 kills.
3 charms are dropped at a time.
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Main drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Death rune.pngDeath rune32–50Uncommon7,424–11,600
Adamant bolts (unf) 5.pngAdamant bolts (unf)39–98Uncommon4,797–12,054
Rune plateskirt.pngRune plateskirt1Uncommon37,061
Rune longsword.pngRune longsword1Uncommon17,883
Rune battleaxe.pngRune battleaxe1Uncommon24,988
Dragon mace.pngDragon mace1Uncommon28,487
Watermelon seed 5.pngWatermelon seed1–3Very rare3,590–10,770
Shards of Armadyl.pngShards of Armadyl1Common[d 1][d 2]Not sold
Water talisman.pngWater talisman3–5 (noted)Common7,584–12,640
Pure essence.pngPure essence62–100 (noted)Common1,860–3,000
Coins 10000.pngCoins348–13,999Common348–13,999
Raw shark.pngRaw shark4–10 (noted)Common5,708–14,270
Shark.pngShark1–6Uncommon1,933–11,598
Blue dragonhide.pngBlue dragonhide5–10 (noted)Uncommon12,480–24,960
Headless arrow 5.pngHeadless arrow100–600Uncommon4,700–28,200
Uncut diamond.pngUncut diamond(noted)Uncommon9,686
Runite ore.pngRunite ore2; 3 (noted)Uncommon2,838–4,257
Super magic potion (3).pngSuper magic potion (3)1Uncommon11,787
Prayer potion (2).pngPrayer potion (2)1Rare1,395
Rare drop table.pngRare drop table1RareNot sold

Glacyte boots drop table

The player has a 1/128 chance of accessing this table. Every drop on this table then has equal chance of being accessed, making every individual drop 1/1280. In addition to the 7 drops displayed on the table below, the player also has a chance at receiving 1 random tree seed, 4 random noted herbs and 2 random noted herbs, effectively making this table have 10 possible drops.

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Steadfast boots.pngSteadfast boots1Very rare[d 3][d 4]6,485,000
Ragefire boots.pngRagefire boots1Very rare[d 3][d 5]23,262,442
Glaiven boots.pngGlaiven boots1Very rare[d 3][d 6]16,522,720
Coins 1000.pngCoins4,100–8,199Very rare4,100–8,199
Shark.pngShark3–4Very rare5,799–7,732
Kwuarm seed 5.pngKwuarm seed1Very rare12,857
Water talisman.pngWater talisman(noted)Very rare7,584

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Sealed clue scroll (hard).pngSealed clue scroll (hard)1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigy.pngStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Sealed clue scroll (elite).pngSealed clue scroll (elite)1Very rare[d 7]Not sold

Rare drop table

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 250.pngCoins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphire.pngUncut sapphire1Common809
Uncut emerald.pngUncut emerald1Common2,555
Uncut ruby.pngUncut ruby1Common1,842
Uncut diamond.pngUncut diamond1Common4,843
Uncut diamond.pngUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare217,935–266,365
Loop half of a key.pngLoop half of a key1Common11,053
Tooth half of a key.pngTooth half of a key1Common11,538
Uncut dragonstone.pngUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,077
Uncut dragonstone.pngUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare543,465–664,235
Dragon longsword.pngDragon longsword1Common56,212
Dragon spear.pngDragon spear1Rare35,861
Battlestaff.pngBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare542,160–662,640
Rune javelin.pngRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebody.pngRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebody.pngRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left half.pngShield left half1Rare64,399
Dragon helm.pngDragon helm1Uncommon58,601
Rune arrowheads 5.pngRune arrowheads113–137Common14,916–18,084
Onyx bolts 5.pngOnyx bolts135–165Very rare1,003,725–1,226,775
Chaos talisman.pngChaos talisman1Rare1,923
Nature talisman.pngNature talisman1Rare1,473
Water talisman.pngWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare164,320–207,296
Earth talisman.pngEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare12,025–15,170
Fire talisman.pngFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare5,225–7,315
Raw lobster.pngRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common47,655–58,245
Raw shark.pngRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon321,075–392,425
Big bones.pngBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,804–16,646
Dragon bones.pngDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare384,480–469,920
Coal.pngCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon22,400–123,200
Gold ore.pngGold ore90–110 (noted)Common52,830–64,570
Adamantite ore.pngAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon40,860–49,940
Adamant bar.pngAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common24,654–28,176
Adamant bar.pngAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare237,735–290,565
Runite ore.pngRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare127,710–156,090
Rune bar.pngRune bar(noted)Common8,955
Rune bar.pngRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare134,325–164,175
Grimy torstol.pngGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon485,010–592,790
Grimy snapdragon.pngGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon161,010–196,790
Super restore (4).pngSuper restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon125,910–153,890
Prayer potion (4).pngPrayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon130,950–160,050
Lantadyme seed 5.pngLantadyme seed14–16Uncommon10,164–11,616
Dwarf weed seed 5.pngDwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon11,508–13,152
Magic seed 5.pngMagic seed4Uncommon209,856
Palm tree seed 5.pngPalm tree seed10Rare396,000
Flax.pngFlax450–550 (noted)Common43,200–52,800
Molten glass.pngMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common27,585–33,715
Soft clay.pngSoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon188,550–230,450
Yew logs.pngYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,356–13,694
Yew logs.pngYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare112,725–137,775
Teak plank.pngTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon16,740–20,460
Mahogany plank.pngMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare356,670–435,930
Blurberry Special.pngBlurberry Special1Uncommon12,008
Vecna skull.pngVecna skull1Very rare*124,871
Hazelmere's signet ring.pngHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,432,268,388
Brawling gloves (Melee).pngBrawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic).pngBrawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged).pngBrawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility).pngBrawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking).pngBrawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM).pngBrawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing).pngBrawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter).pngBrawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining).pngBrawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer).pngBrawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing).pngBrawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving).pngBrawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC).pngBrawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.pngCrystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2.pngCrystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3.pngCrystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot sold

Universal drops

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Key token.pngKey token1RareNot sold
Mimic kill token.pngMimic kill token1Very rare5,575
  1. ^ Mod Shauny. "Dev Blog: Revealing Drop Rates." 1 December 2017. Existing Game Updates Forums.
  2. ^ Drop rate: 5/48
  3. ^ a b c Drop rate: 1/1,280
  4. ^ Mod Shauny. "Dev Blog: Revealing Drop Rates." 1 December 2017. Existing Game Updates Forums.
  5. ^ Mod Shauny. "Dev Blog: Revealing Drop Rates." 1 December 2017. Existing Game Updates Forums.
  6. ^ Mod Shauny. "Dev Blog: Revealing Drop Rates." 1 December 2017. Existing Game Updates Forums.
  7. ^ There is a 1% chance of this being a sealed clue scroll (master) instead

Trivia

  • In the Hallowe'en 2011 event, the player had to choose a glacor to represent Frank in statue form.
  • The glacor fought during the quest can be killed and it will give usual drops.
  • There was a glitch that enabled you to be in combat with 2 glacors at once using Chain. Normally, the ability would ignore other glacors; however, it was able to hit multiple glacors if it was used to initiate combat. This has been fixed on 13 April 2015.
  • Prior to Legacy Mode, glacors had 30,000 life points.
  • The Promised Gift revealed the existence of arch-glacors 100 times larger than regular ones on the plane of Leng.
  • As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for this monster was 61,648 kills[1].
    • This had not increased by 6 May 2018.[2]

References

  1. ^ Mod Shauny. Top 10 killers per Boss. 2 Feb 2018. "Here are the top 10 kills for each Slayer creature in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"*
  2. ^ Mod Shauny. Top Slayer Killers - 6th May 2018. 6 May 2018. "Here are the top 10 kills for each Slayer creature in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"*
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