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.
Adamant platebody 1 Common 8,975
Adamant platelegs 1 Common 8,325
Rune platelegs 1 Uncommon 37,002
Sirenic scale 1 Rare 287,839
Rune mace 1 Common 7,165
Off-hand rune mace 1 Common 7,202
Rune longsword 1 Uncommon 17,883
Off-hand rune longsword 1 Uncommon 18,210
Mithril bar 5–7 (noted) Uncommon 3,160–4,424
Adamant bar 3–5 (noted) Uncommon 4,284–7,140
Magic logs 3–5 (noted) Uncommon 1,152–1,920
Coins 1,100–2,200 Common 1,100–2,200
Egg potato 1 Uncommon 315
Rare drop table 1 Rare Not sold
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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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Coins 250–500 Common 250–500
Uncut sapphire 1 Common 454
Uncut emerald 1 Common 796
Uncut ruby 1 Common 1,230
Uncut diamond 1 Common 2,660
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 119,700–146,300
Loop half of a key 1 Common 11,559
Tooth half of a key 1 Common 14,868
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 12,511
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 562,995–688,105
Dragon longsword 1 Common 58,096
Dragon spear 1 Rare 36,238
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Rare 653,580–798,820
Rune javelin 5 Rare 910
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 37,480
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 562,200–937,000
Shield left half 1 Rare 63,988
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 59,012
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 14,690–17,810
Onyx bolts 135–165 Very rare 1,069,335–1,306,965
Chaos talisman 1 Rare 1,143
Nature talisman 1 Rare 1,156
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 242,255–305,614
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 12,740–16,072
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 10,700–14,980
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Common 50,760–62,040
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 202,500–247,500
Big bones 68–82 (noted) Uncommon 11,016–13,284
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Rare 316,620–386,980
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 21,600–118,800
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 33,300–40,700
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 42,840–52,360
Adamant bar 14–16 (noted) Common 19,992–22,848
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 192,780–235,620
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 91,800–112,200
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 6,831
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 102,465–125,235
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 690,480–843,920
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 191,250–233,750
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 180,495–220,605
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 153,450–187,550
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 7,798–8,912
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 5,992–6,848
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 145,656
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 399,730
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 42,300–51,700
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 11,925–14,575
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 251,100–306,900
Yew logs 68–82 (noted) Uncommon 11,628–14,022
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 115,425–141,075
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 13,725–16,775
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 222,480–271,920
Blurberry Special 1 Uncommon 9,513
Vecna skull 1 Very rare * 98,968
Hazelmere's signet ring 1 Very rare * 1,590,640,621
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 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.