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Monastery of Ascension map

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.

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.

Mechanics

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.

Drops

100% Drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Ascension fragment 3Ascension fragment12–18AlwaysNot sold
Ascension shardAscension shard3–5Always786–1,310

Charms

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
10–11%2–3%6%75–77%4–5%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 14,106 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Adamant platebodyAdamant platebody1Common8,975
Adamant platelegsAdamant platelegs1Common8,325
Rune platelegsRune platelegs1Uncommon37,002
Sirenic scaleSirenic scale1Rare284,569
Rune maceRune mace1Common7,165
Off-hand rune maceOff-hand rune mace1Common7,202
Rune longswordRune longsword1Uncommon17,883
Off-hand rune longswordOff-hand rune longsword1Uncommon18,210
Mithril barMithril bar5–7 (noted)Uncommon3,720–5,208
Adamant barAdamant bar3–5 (noted)Uncommon5,277–8,795
Magic logsMagic logs3–5 (noted)Uncommon1,212–2,020
Coins 1000Coins1,100–2,200Common1,100–2,200
Egg potatoEgg potato1Uncommon330
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Order journal pageOrder journal page1UncommonNot sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Ascension gripsAscension grips1Very rare (1/2,056)[1][2]3,857,653
Ascension Keystone PrimusAscension Keystone Primus1Rare (1/384)[1]570,896
Ascension Keystone SecundusAscension Keystone Secundus1Rare (1/384)[1]332,518
Ascension Keystone TertiusAscension Keystone Tertius1Rare (1/384)[1]139,661
Ascension Keystone QuartusAscension Keystone Quartus1Rare (1/384)[1]206,396
Ascension Keystone QuintusAscension Keystone Quintus1Rare (1/384)[1]141,811
Ascension Keystone SextusAscension Keystone Sextus1Rare (1/384)[1]195,133
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
  1. ^ a b c d e f g Mod Timbo. "Revealing Drop Rates." 13 October 2017. Developers' Blogs. 1/64 for any key - 1/384 for a specific key
  2. ^ The Ascension grips can only be received as a drop if the player is on a slayer task.

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 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common346
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common771
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,041
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,258
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare101,610–124,190
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,452
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common13,268
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,436
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare514,620–628,980
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,348
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,940
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare876,060–1,070,740
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare890
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,935
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,048
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common15,707–19,043
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,086,480–1,327,920
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,049
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare826
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare348,010–439,028
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare41,600–52,480
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare16,725–23,415
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common26,865–32,835
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon193,950–237,050
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,560–13,940
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare352,440–430,760
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon25,800–141,900
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common22,770–27,830
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon51,300–62,700
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common24,626–28,144
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare237,465–290,235
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare107,190–131,010
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common7,596
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare113,940–139,260
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon348,840–426,360
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon127,890–156,310
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon160,605–196,295
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon111,870–136,730
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon4,522–5,168
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon4,382–5,008
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon76,404
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare286,780
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common32,400–39,600
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,395–12,705
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon313,650–383,350
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,988–15,662
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare128,925–157,575
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon18,135–22,165
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare231,390–282,810
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon8,185
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*211,111
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,848,679,360
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 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 tokenKey token1RareNot sold
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare9,020

Trivia

  • 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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