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A Grifolapine is a monster found in the Polypore Dungeon (fairy ring code BIP) on the third level. It requires a Slayer level of 88 to kill, and 60 Magic for the player to receive as a Slayer assignment.

Grifolapines have similar drops to Grifolaroos but have much better drop rates for grifolic flakes, the sought-after item to create the grifolic armour set. In addition, they are the only monster that drops the grifolic wand and grifolic shield.

Strategy

Grifolapines live in the depths of a cave north-east of the Mage Training Arena. The creatures of that dungeon are coated in toxic fungus, so you should fight them from a distance, and dodge when they charge at you. The fungus helps them repair physical damage, so you might prefer using magical attacks.
 
— Kuradal

The mushrooms on the platform can be used to hide behind to prevent toxic fungus damage. This monster attacks with Magic most of the time, so Protect from Magic/Deflect Magic will prevent most damage dealt. When the player is using neem oil, it will not attack with Magic anymore, but will instead use its Ranged attack. In this case, Protect from Missiles/Deflect Missiles can be used to significantly reduce damage dealt. Grifolapines are resistant to Ranged and melee damage, so Magic is the ideal method of attacking these creatures.

These monsters never move when idle. They will only move when they say "Raargh!", moving twice as fast as a player when running. Unless you are quick and use Neem oil instantly, you will take fungal damage. Their fungal damage does low to medium damage (50-150) rapidly. However, safespotting prevents this. If they are blocked, they will say *Sigh*, and resume attacking. Upon ending with *Sigh*, it skips 1 or 2 of its battle turns. Their relatively low damage also makes it useful to cast Soul Split on them, as the player hits higher than they do.

Grifolapines shouldn't be far from their home platforms, unless someone has attacked them. Four grifolapines can be found in one of their grifolic-infested platforms. It may be hard to notice their Magic attack, because it looks as if a Grifolapine is idle. Their Magic attack hits harder and quite often, so it is best to constantly use Neem oil on them to prevent this.

Grifolapines are fairly easy to kill if you safe spot them, although it is advisable to take some food just in case you need to heal. An experienced and high-level player can easily finish a task in under 20 minutes; however, low level players will have more of a challenge, so extra food is advised.

Recommended setup

Recommended equipment for Magic
Slot Item (most effective → least effective)
Head slot Full slayer helmet Full slayer helmet (on task)
Hexcrest Hexcrest (on task)
Tectonic mask Tectonic mask Superior seasinger's hood Superior seasinger's hood Virtus mask Virtus mask Hood of subjugation Hood of subjugation / Ganodermic visor Ganodermic visor
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
LobsterLobsterLobsterLobster
Spirit terrorbird pouch103Air rune101Law rune1Fire rune

Drops

100% drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
BonesBones1Always320
Neem drupeNeem drupe1–3AlwaysNot sold

Charms

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
80–82%4%2–3%11–12%0.8–1.2%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 6,118 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Weapons and Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grifolic shieldGrifolic shield1Uncommon42,340
Grifolic wandGrifolic wand1Uncommon35,927

Runes

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Death runeDeath rune8–13Uncommon976–1,586
Chaos runeChaos rune50–80; 100Uncommon10,700–21,400
 

Herbs

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon528
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon3,279
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon100
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon404
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon1,939
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon5,267
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon852
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Rare10,102
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Rare3,037
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare7,996
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare7,145

Seeds

A total of three seeds will be dropped, one or more of the seeds may be the same.

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Avantoe seed 5Avantoe seed1Uncommon530
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Uncommon895
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1–2Uncommon6,154–12,308
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Uncommon227
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Uncommon1,579
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1–2Uncommon70–140
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1–2Uncommon840–1,680
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed1Uncommon212
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed1Uncommon273
Cadantine seed 5Cadantine seed1Uncommon1,934
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Uncommon73,324
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed1Uncommon193
Irit seed 5Irit seed1Uncommon1,267
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Uncommon2,772
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon17,287
Snapdragon seed 5Snapdragon seed1Uncommon417
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon7,925
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed1Uncommon1,834
Torstol seed 5Torstol seed1Uncommon1,177
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Uncommon165
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore1Uncommon1,721
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Uncommon1,805

Other drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Polypore spore 5Polypore spore1–300Common4–1,200
Grifolic flake 5Grifolic flake1–100Common304–30,400
Gorajian mushroomGorajian mushroom(noted)Common18,560
Anagogic ortAnagogic ort20CommonNot sold
Vial of waterVial of water1Uncommon109
Swamp tarSwamp tar3Uncommon216
Eye of newtEye of newt1Uncommon9
Snape grassSnape grass15–24 (noted)Uncommon3,060–4,896
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very 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 rare7,595

Trivia

  • A grifolapine is shown in the RuneScape Cinematic Trailer. It doesn't do anything except stare at Ozan.
  • Grifolapines are one of the few monsters in RuneScape that will never move from their spawn point, the others being the Spiritual mages (Bandos), and Ancient mages.
  • Their name and examine text could be a reference to porcupines. 
  • As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for these monsters was 259,437 kills[1], shared with all polypore creatures.
    • This had increased to 351,360 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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