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This article is a strategy guide for Grifolapine.
Information on mechanics, setups, and tactics is on this page.

Grifolapine, found at the third level of the Polypore Dungeon, are commonly killed to create the grifolic armour set. In addition, they are the only monster that drops the grifolic wand and grifolic shield.

It requires a Slayer level of 88 to kill, and 60 Magic for the player to receive as a Slayer assignment.


The following are required to kill Grifolapines.

  • 88 Slayer. Boosts such as wild pies can be used to boost Slayer to 88; however, relying on boosting items will result in shorter trips and possibly longer kills.
  • Magic equipment, optimally water spells. Grifolapines have very high damage reduction against any non-magical attack, with all melee and ranged based attacks having a damage cap of 40 on them.


Skill levels

The following skill levels are recommended for killing Grifolapines. While they are not necessary, they will unlock valuable, helpful perks.

Suggested equipment

Generally, higher-tier Magic equipment is best against Grifolapines. However, expensive, top-tier armour such as seasinger's equipment and ganodermic armour may not be cost-effective at Grifolapines due to their high repair costs. For this reason, offensive armour is recommended above tank armour.

Recommended setup

Recommended equipment for Magic
Slot Item (most effective → least effective)
Head slot Tectonic mask Tectonic mask
Full slayer helmet Full slayer helmet (on task)
Hexcrest Hexcrest (on task)
Superior seasinger's hood Superior seasinger's hood Virtus mask Virtus mask Hood of subjugation Hood of subjugation / Ganodermic visor Ganodermic visor N/A
Neck slot Arcane blood necklace Arcane blood necklace Saradomin's hiss Saradomin's hiss Amulet of fury Amulet of fury Dragon Rider amulet Dragon Rider amulet Amulet of glory Amulet of glory
Back slot Completionist cape Completionist cape TokHaar-Kal-Mej TokHaar-Kal-Mej Saradomin cape God capes Superior reefwalker's cape Superior reefwalker's cape Defence cape Cape of Accomplishment
Torso slot Tectonic robe top Tectonic robe top Superior seasinger's robe top Superior seasinger's robe top Virtus robe top Virtus robe top Garb of subjugation Garb of subjugation / Ganodermic poncho Ganodermic poncho Ahrim's robe top Ahrim's robe top
Legs slot Tectonic robe bottom Tectonic robe bottom Superior seasinger's robe bottom Superior seasinger's robe bottom Virtus robe legs Virtus robe legs Gown of subjugation Gown of subjugation / Ganodermic leggings Ganodermic leggings Ahrim's robe skirt Ahrim's robe skirt
Main hand slot Seismic wand Seismic wand Virtus wand Virtus wand Abyssal wand Abyssal wand Wand of treachery Wand of treachery / Ahrim's wand Ahrim's wand N/A
2h slot Chaotic staff Chaotic staff Armadyl battlestaff Armadyl battlestaff Polypore staff Polypore staff / Greater runic staff Greater runic staff / Staff of light Staff of light / Enhanced ancient staff Enhanced ancient staff Blisterwood staff Blisterwood staff / Ahrim's staff Ahrim's staff N/A
Off-hand weapon slot Seismic singularity Seismic singularity Virtus book Virtus book Abyssal orb Abyssal orb Ahrim's book of magic Ahrim's book of magic N/A
Off-hand slot Merciless kiteshield Merciless kiteshield Farseer kiteshield Farseer kiteshield Arcane spirit shield Arcane spirit shield Spectral spirit shield Spectral spirit shield Ward of subjugation Ward of subjugation
Gloves slot Celestial handwraps Celestial handwraps Virtus gloves Virtus gloves Static gloves Static gloves Gloves of subjugation Gloves of subjugation Spellcaster gloves Spellcaster gloves
Feet slot Virtus boots Virtus boots Ragefire boots Ragefire boots Ganodermic boots Ganodermic boots Glaiven boots Glaiven boots Steadfast boots Steadfast boots
Ring slot Superior leviathan ring Superior leviathan ring Onyx ring (i) Onyx ring (i) Sixth-Age circuit Sixth-Age circuit Seers' ring (i) Seers' ring (i) Berserker ring (i) Berserker ring (i)
Aura slot Vampyrism aura Vampyrism aura Penance aura Penance aura Supreme runic accuracy aura Supreme runic accuracy aura Invigorate aura Invigorate aura Inspiration aura Inspiration aura
Pocket slot Superior scrimshaw of the elements Superior scrimshaw of the elements Scrimshaw of the elements Scrimshaw of the elements Sign of life Sign of life / Sign of death Sign of death Scrimshaw of magic Scrimshaw of magic Sign of item protection Sign of item protection N/A
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)Magic potion (4)Magic potion (4)
Neem oilLobsterLobsterLobster
Spirit terrorbird pouch103Air rune101Law rune1Fire rune


Although having a large amount of life points, they are weak to water-based spells and one can kill them very quickly with the correct group of skills.

Only use Chain if you are confident in your fighting skills, as this will get the attention of nearby monsters if it hits.

Recommended ability bar set up when using chaotic staff, or any other two-handed magic weapon.

  • Wrack
  • Sonic Wave
  • Chain
  • Combust
  • Impact
  • Wild Magic
  • Asphyxiate
  • Metamorphosis
  • Sunshine
  • Soul Split
  • Torment
  • High Level Alchemy icon

Killing the creatures

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