|Release date||26 January 2005 (Update)|
|Flies like a rock.|
Gargoyles are Slayer monsters located in the Slayer Tower and the Stronghold Slayer Cave (requiring a slayer task), requiring 75 Slayer in order to be harmed. Gargoyles, like rockslugs, cannot be killed normally.
In order to kill a gargoyle, a rock hammer must be used when they reach 9 or lower hitpoints. This can be very click intensive and is not always preferred; fortunately, you can buy the "Gargoyle Smasher" perk from the Slayer store (requiring 120 Slayer points), which will automatically smash the gargoyle when it falls to 9 or lower hitpoints (you still must have the rock hammer in your inventory for this to work).
Many players believe that using the crush attack style when fighting gargoyles is ideal, even when the crush bonus on their weapon is weak. In reality, the only weapons that benefit from switching to a weaker crush style when fighting gargoyles are Dharok's greataxe, Zamorakian hasta with Dragon defender, the Abyssal bludgeon or a Guthan's warspear. In all other cases, players are better off using the best style for their chosen weapon. The Abyssal bludgeon is the most efficient weapon to use against Gargoyles, followed by Abyssal whip with Dragon defender. Leaf-bladed battleaxe with Dragon defender is also a favorable and affordable option.
Due to the amount of rune item drops, it is recommended to bring High Level Alchemy runes to reduce the frequency of banking and save inventory space.
You cannot use a dwarf multicannon in any locations where gargoyles are found.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamant platelegs 1 Common 3,639 Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 21,502 Adamant boots 1 Rare 1,008 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 40,640 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 27,384 Rune platelegs 1 Rare 40,435 Granite maul 1 Rare (1/256) 33,332 Mystic robe top (dark) 1 Rare (1/512) 81,960
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Fire rune 75; 150 Common 375–750 Chaos rune 30 Uncommon 3,030 Death rune 15 Uncommon 4,740
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 400–1,000; 10,000 Common Not sold Pure essence 150 (noted) Common 600 Gold ore 10–20 (noted) Common 3,300–6,600 Steel bar 15 (noted) Common 7,965 Gold bar 10–15 (noted) Common 830–1,245 Mithril bar 15 (noted) Uncommon 11,415 Runite ore 1 Rare 12,338 Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare Not sold
Rare drop table
In addition to the drops above, this monster also has access to the rare drop table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 3,000 Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,641 Loop half of key 1 Common 10,577 Tooth half of key 1 Common 16,730 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 952 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,007 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,751 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 225 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 15,678 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,610 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,718 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 27,384 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 40,640 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,817 Rune javelin 5 Rare 580 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,700 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,340 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,753 Steel arrow 150 Rare 4,950 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,074 Law rune 45 Rare 8,325 Death rune 45 Rare 14,220 Dragonstone 1 Rare 16,153 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,512 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 63,489 Shield left half 1 Very rare 72,889 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 41,847
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