Strategies for Ganodermic beast

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Ganodermic beast, found at the bottom of the Polypore Dungeon, are commonly killed for their valuable drops and for Magic experience. This article summarises tips and important information that players should know when killing them.

Requirements[edit | edit source]

The following are required to kill ganodermic beasts.

  • 95 Slayer. Boosts such as wild pies and wilder pies can be used to boost Slayer to 95; however, relying on boosting items will result in shorter trips and possibly longer kills.
  • Magic equipment, optimally fire spells. Ganodermic beasts 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.

Suggested skills[edit | edit source]

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

Equipment[edit | edit source]

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

Recommended equipment for Mages
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadCorrupted slayer helmet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Corrupted slayer helmetCorrupted slayer helmet[1]Tectonic mask.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tectonic maskTectonic maskSuperior seasinger's hood.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior seasinger's hoodSuperior seasinger's hoodSeasinger's hood.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seasinger's hoodSeasinger's hood
NeckAmulet of souls.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of soulsAmulet of soulsArcane blood necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Arcane blood necklaceArcane blood necklaceSaradomin's hiss.png: RS3 Inventory image of Saradomin's hissSaradomin's hissDemon horn necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Demon horn necklaceDemon horn necklace
BackCompletionist cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Completionist capeCompletionist capeTokHaar-Kal-Mej.png: RS3 Inventory image of TokHaar-Kal-MejTokHaar-Kal-MejMax cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Max capeMax capeGod cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of God capeGod cape
BodyTectonic robe top.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tectonic robe topTectonic robe topSuperior seasinger's robe top.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior seasinger's robe topSuperior seasinger's robe topSeasinger's robe top.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seasinger's robe topSeasinger's robe topVirtus robe top.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus robe topVirtus robe top
LegsTectonic robe bottom.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tectonic robe bottomTectonic robe bottomSuperior seasinger's robe bottom.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior seasinger's robe bottomSuperior seasinger's robe bottomSeasinger's robe bottom.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seasinger's robe bottomSeasinger's robe bottomVirtus robe legs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus robe legsVirtus robe legs
Main handSeismic wand.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seismic wandSeismic wandWand of the Cywir elders.png: RS3 Inventory image of Wand of the Cywir eldersWand of the Cywir eldersSeasinger kiba.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seasinger kibaSeasinger kibaVirtus wand.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus wandVirtus wand
Two-handed weaponNoxious staff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Noxious staffNoxious staffStaff of darkness.png: RS3 Inventory image of Staff of darknessStaff of darknessChaotic staff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic staffChaotic staffArmadyl battlestaff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl battlestaffArmadyl battlestaff
Off-hand weaponSeismic singularity.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seismic singularitySeismic singularityOrb of the Cywir elders.png: RS3 Inventory image of Orb of the Cywir eldersOrb of the Cywir eldersSeasinger makigai.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seasinger makigaiSeasinger makigaiVirtus book.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus bookVirtus book
Ammo/SpellFire Surge.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fire SurgeFire SurgeBlood Barrage icon.png Blood BarrageFire wave.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fire waveFire wavePolypore strike.png: RS3 Inventory image of Polypore strikePolypore strike
GlovesCelestial handwraps.png: RS3 Inventory image of Celestial handwrapsCelestial handwrapsVirtus gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus glovesVirtus glovesGloves of subjugation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Gloves of subjugationGloves of subjugationStatic gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Static glovesStatic gloves
FeetHailfire boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Hailfire bootsHailfire bootsVirtus boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus bootsVirtus bootsBoots of subjugation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Boots of subjugationBoots of subjugationRagefire boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ragefire bootsRagefire boots
RingRing of death.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of deathRing of deathSeers' ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Seers' ring (i)Seers' ring (i)Asylum surgeon's ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Asylum surgeon's ringAsylum surgeon's ringOnyx ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Onyx ring (i)Onyx ring (i)
AuraRunic accuracy aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Runic accuracy auraRunic accuracy auraKnock-out aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Knock-out auraKnock-out auraVampyrism aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Vampyrism auraVampyrism auraPenance aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Penance auraPenance aura
  1. ^ If on assignment.

Killing the beasts[edit | edit source]

When killing the beasts, remember that they have highly accurate magic attacks if you use gear below the Virtus set. Although it does not hit very high for their level, the accuracy is good enough to get you killed if you don't pay attention. Like the other two creatures below them, the Grifolaroos and Grifolapines, these monsters will also attempt to close the distance between you so they can infect you. If they get within melee distance of you, they start to infect you, dealing 100-200 damage every 0.6 seconds (1 tick), and multiple infections will quickly result in massive damage. To counter this, stun them as they get to you or be far from them so it takes them a while to get to you.

Remember that you also have Ganodermic runts that wander around the same room as them. Try to avoid hitting them if you use the Chain ability, as the chains will hit them, and they can go through your safespot and infect you. The runts are basically the same as the beasts but much smaller and can get into your safespots, infecting you. Their shared drops are far more inferior and do not share most drops with them and can hamper kill rates.

As one Ganodermic beast has 12,500 life points, and are weak to fire spells, use those spells to kill them quickly, as other spells don't tend to hit as often. When killing them, it is highly suggested that you use a Split dragontooth necklace or Demon horn necklace as these restore prayer. With the correct use of prayers, you can easily kill them and not suffer a prayer loss. A Bonecrusher is highly suggested with these items so you do not have to pick up and bury the bones, as you could be fighting them and probably kill in the same time it took you to bury the bones. Big bones, their 100% drop, upon being buried, restores your Prayer points by 100. You can quickly kill one within 80-90 points. This does, however, require the Soul Split prayer to use efficiently, otherwise you will need to constantly heal yourself with the Regenerate ability. If you lack the prayer level for Soul Split, you can use other methods of healing, such as the Unicorn Stallion's scroll to heal you. You can also use the more expensive blood barrage.

Beast of Burdens are usually not used, mainly because almost every drop they have is stackable/noted. You can however bring them if needed, since their unstackable/noted drops are the ganodermic gloves/boots, the polypore stick and some rare drop table items. Players wishing to train Invention though may instead disassemble the items for needed materials. If players do not use them for Invention training, it is better off bringing magic notepaper than alch runes since there will be a net loss when alching the gloves and boots.