Gargoyle

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Gargoyles are monsters that require 75 Slayer to damage. They are the only monsters that drop the Granite maul. It is implied that gargoyles are a sub-species of demon, as they are weak to Silverlight and Darklight, as well as the Demon Slayer perk.

Gargoyles have drops which are often alched. The drop table used to include a decent amount of equipment such as rune full helms, rune longswords, and adamant full helms but these have been replaced with equivalent salvage items. Slayer-specific drops such as granite mauls and dark mystic robe tops can still be obtained. In addition, they can drop gems which can make them profitable to kill. This monster does not have access to the rare drop table.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Location Levels Members Spawns Map
Ancient Caverns93P2P icon.png7Maplink
Chaos Tunnels93P2P icon.png4Maplink
Abandonded Farm (level 38 Wilderness)93P2P icon.png11Maplink
Slayer Tower 2nd floor[UK]3rd floor[US]93P2P icon.png5Maplink
Slayer Tower 3rd floor[UK]4th floor[US]93P2P icon.png6Maplink

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Concept art for gargoyles and death spawns
Concept art for gargoyles

Gargoyles use melee attacks to fight, and require a Slayer level of 75 to kill. A rock hammer (or Darklight if it has been upgraded after Dimension of Disaster) is required to finish them off, when their health drops below 1,005 life points. This is done by right-clicking the gargoyle and selecting "smash", or automatically if the finishing blows ability has been purchased with 400 Slayer reward points. Alternatively, players may use the rock hammer or Darklight in their inventory on the Gargoyle, or be accompanied by a Legendary Pet that has activated the passive ability Slayer Finisher, in which the pet will deal the final blow to the Gargoyle when its health reaches 0.

Gargoyles are weak to water spells, which includes the Ancient Magicks ice spells. A staff of light or Armadyl battlestaff are recommended for players who prefer staves, or an abyssal wand and abyssal orb for players who prefer to dual-wield.

For players who struggle to kill gargoyles without losing a lot of health, there are several methods that can be used to regain life points. The Regenerate ability can be used to heal while out of combat, at the cost of adrenaline; it is recommended to use this when at 100% adrenaline. The Sacrifice ability can be used in combat, to regain a small amount of life points. The Vampyrism aura, scrimshaw or superior scrimshaw of Vampyrism, the off-hand enhanced excalibur sword, or the Soul Split ancient curse can all be used to heal as damage is dealt to the gargoyles. Guthan's equipment can be used to heal, but is not recommended due to being a melee set. A bunyip Summoning familiar can also be used to heal over time.

Players who have purchased the Charming imp Dungeoneering reward are recommended to bring it to gargoyles. Runes for casting high alchemy, or an explorer's ring 4, are also recommended, due to the frequency of rune-item drops. A gem bag (or its upgraded version) is also useful due to the high drop rate of uncut gems. A Mask of Granite or Helm of Grotesquery can be used to receive a slayer task for Gargoyles once per day, and teleport to them twice per day.

Drops[edit | edit source]

The average Gargoyle kill is worth 4,806.72 coins.

Charms[edit | edit source]

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74%9–10%5%5%7%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 212,165 kills.
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Main drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity[d 1] GE price High Alch
Coins_1000.png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Coins with rarity 12/128 in quantity 11;2000-2399CoinsF2P icon.png11; 2,000–2,39912/12811-2,39911-2,399
Mort myre fungus.png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Mort myre fungus with rarity 6/128 in quantity 2 (noted)Mort myre fungus (m)P2P icon.png(noted)6/1285,4460
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Runite stone spirit with rarity 14/128 in quantity 1Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png114/128552Not alchemisable
Luminite stone spirit.png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Luminite stone spirit with rarity 8/128 in quantity 2Luminite stone spiritF2P icon.png28/1281,010Not alchemisable
Adamantite stone spirit.png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity 6/128 in quantity 2Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png26/12882Not alchemisable
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Uncut emerald with rarity 18/128 in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png118/1282,49930
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Uncut ruby with rarity 10/128 in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png110/1282,51860
Tiny plated adamant salvage.png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Tiny plated adamant salvage with rarity 16/128 in quantity 1Tiny plated adamant salvageF2P icon.png116/1281,2302,000
Small plated adamant salvage.png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Small plated adamant salvage with rarity 12/128 in quantity 1Small plated adamant salvageF2P icon.png112/1282,8814,000
Medium plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Medium plated rune salvage with rarity 7/128 in quantity 1Medium plated rune salvageF2P icon.png17/12822,29624,000
Rune arrow.png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Rune arrow with rarity 7/128 in quantity 40Rune arrowF2P icon.png407/1285,80012,240
Large plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Large plated rune salvage with rarity 5/128 in quantity 1Large plated rune salvageF2P icon.png15/12830,55632,000
Medium bladed rune salvage.png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Medium bladed rune salvage with rarity 3/128 in quantity 1Medium bladed rune salvageF2P icon.png13/12822,57924,000
Granite maul.png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Granite maul with rarity 1/512 in quantity 1Granite maul (m)P2P icon.png11/51230,88330,000
Dark mystic robe top.png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Dark mystic robe top with rarity 1/512 in quantity 1Dark mystic robe topF2P icon.png11/5128,9529,000
  1. ^ Estimated based on 525,746 kills from the RuneMetrics drop logging project.

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity[d 1] GE price High Alch
Congealed blood.png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Congealed blood with rarity Uncommon in quantity 3-11Congealed blood (m)P2P icon.png3–11Uncommon180-660Not alchemisable
Spirit sapphire.png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Spirit sapphire with rarity 5/2000 in quantity 1Spirit sapphire (m)P2P icon.png15/2000Not soldNot alchemisable
Spirit emerald.png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Spirit emerald with rarity 3/2000 in quantity 1Spirit emerald (m)P2P icon.png13/2000Not soldNot alchemisable
Spirit ruby.png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Spirit ruby with rarity 2/2000 in quantity 1Spirit ruby (m)P2P icon.png12/2000Not soldNot alchemisable
Ferocious ring (5).png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Ferocious ring (5) with rarity 11/4096 in quantity 1Ferocious ring (5) (m)P2P icon.png111/4096[d 2]765High Level Alchemy icon.png765
Sealed clue scroll (hard).png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Sealed clue scroll (hard) with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Sealed clue scroll (hard) (m)P2P icon.png11/128[d 3]Not soldNot alchemisable
Starved ancient effigy.png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Starved ancient effigy with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Starved ancient effigy (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ Estimated based on 525,746 kills from the RuneMetrics drop logging project.
  2. ^ Only in Kuradal's dungeon.
  3. ^ Always dropped with 11 coins as well.

Wilderness drop table[edit | edit source]

This monster has access to the Wilderness shared loot table, which is a tertiary drop. To access the table, it has to be killed inside the Wilderness.
Luck-enhancing items are not required to access the table, but do increase the chance of doing so, as does doing higher-level content.
Skull.png Wilderness shared loot table:
Rare drop table
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Wilderness hilt.png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Wilderness hilt with rarity Rare in quantity 1Wilderness hilt (m)P2P icon.png1Rare65,81048,000
Adrenaline crystal.png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Adrenaline crystal with rarity Uncommon in quantity 5-15 (noted)Adrenaline crystal (m)P2P icon.png5–15 (noted)Uncommon343,395-1,030,18512,000-36,000
Preserved meat.png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Preserved meat with rarity Common in quantity 1Preserved meat (m)P2P icon.png1CommonNot soldNot alchemisable
Fremennik equipment patch.png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Fremennik equipment patch with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Fremennik equipment patch (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon25,545Not alchemisable
Ancient warriors' equipment patch.png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Ancient warriors' equipment patch with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Ancient warriors' equipment patch (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare9,230,623Not alchemisable
Revenant drop enhancer.png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Revenant drop enhancer with rarity Rare in quantity 1Revenant drop enhancer (m)P2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Bloodweed seed.png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Bloodweed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-3Bloodweed seed (m)P2P icon.png1–3Uncommon73,751-221,25338-114
Brawling gloves (Agility).png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Brawling gloves (Agility) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Agility) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Cooking).png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Brawling gloves (Cooking) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Cooking) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Fishing).png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Brawling gloves (Fishing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Fishing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (FM).png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Brawling gloves (FM) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (FM) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Hunter).png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Brawling gloves (Hunter) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Hunter) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Magic).png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Brawling gloves (Magic) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Magic) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Brawling gloves (Melee) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Melee) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Mining).png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Brawling gloves (Mining) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Mining) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Prayer).png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Brawling gloves (Prayer) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Prayer) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Ranged).png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Brawling gloves (Ranged) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Ranged) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Smithing).png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Brawling gloves (Smithing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Smithing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Thieving).png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Brawling gloves (Thieving) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Thieving) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (WC).png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Brawling gloves (WC) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (WC) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000

Universal drops[edit | edit source]

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These items are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High Alch
Key token.png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Key token with rarity Rare in quantity 1Key tokenF2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Mimic kill token.png: RS3 Gargoyle drops Mimic kill token with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Mimic kill token (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare8,856Not alchemisable

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 4 May 2020 (Update):
    • Mithril and coal stone spirits have been replaced by runite and luminite stone spirits.
  • patch 6 January 2020 (Update):
    • Gargoyles may now be killed as part of a demon cluster task.
  • ninja 11 September 2017 (Update):
    • The Wilderness Gargoyles have relocated to the ruins east of the Wilderness Volcano.
  • ninja 25 April 2016 (Update):
    • Improved respawn rates for Gargoyles.
  • patch 20 October 2009 (Update):
    • Ensured that gargoyle drops can't end up in a mushroom.
  • patch 25 February 2009 (Update):
    • Increased the gargoyles' “clickable area” to make them a bit easier to attack.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

A vampyric altar in Darkmeyer, which appears to be a gargoyle.
  • Gargoyles were featured in the FunOrb game "Armies of Gielinor" as followers of Zamorak.
  • Although a rock hammer must be carried to smash the gargoyle, using the Smash option will cause the player to smash the gargoyle with their currently equipped weapon rather than the rock hammer.
  • Two gargoyle statues are placed on either side of the entrance to the Slayer Tower. They will turn their heads and look at the entrance when the portcullis is opened. These cannot be attacked. Gargoyles also guarded doorways of the Grim Reaper's house in the 2007 Hallowe'en event.
  • If the rock hammer is added to the ability bar, using the rock hammer by pressing the assigned keybind will give the message "Nothing interesting happens".
  • Gargoyles are a type of grotesque used to divert water away from buildings. They were made in the form of demons and used to demonstrate the face of evil to the largely illiterate population.
  • As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for this monster was 365,407 kills.[1]
    • This had increased to 660,000 by 6 May 2018.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Mod Shauny. Top 10 killers per Slayer Creature. Reddit. 2 February 2018. (Archived from the original on 28 February 2020.) Mod Shauny: "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. Reddit. 6 May 2018. (Archived from the original on 28 February 2020.) Mod Shauny: "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!"