Strategies for Grifolapine

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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.

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

Similarly to Grifolaroos, Grfiolapines attack with both Magic and Ranged. The magic attack utilizes the same projectile as all the other creatures in the dungeon, except the Grfiolaroo simply shakes slightly as a visual indicator. As its ranged attack, it flips around to launch barbed spines.

When in combat with a player, the Grifolapine will occasionally yell Raargh!, charging at the player at a speed of 4 tiles per tick (twice that of a running player) in an attempt to infest them with fungi. If the Grifolapine cannot reach the player, it will say *sigh* instead, before resuming standard combat. The Grifolapine's platform consists of holes or fungal growths which can be used as safespots from the charge attack.

If standing next to a Grifolapine with active fungi, it will infest them with fungi for 50-150 damage per tick, but not use any other attacks. If sprayed on with neem oil, the Grifolapine will only use ranged attacks until its fungi regrows.

Suggested skills[edit | edit source]

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

Equipment[edit | edit source]

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 equipment for Magic
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadTectonic mask.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tectonic maskTectonic mask
Full slayer helmet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Full slayer helmetFull slayer helmet (on task)
Hexcrest.png: RS3 Inventory image of HexcrestHexcrest (on task)
Superior seasinger's hood.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior seasinger's hoodSuperior seasinger's hoodVirtus mask.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus maskVirtus maskHood of subjugation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Hood of subjugationHood of subjugation / Ganodermic visor.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ganodermic visorGanodermic visorN/A
NeckArcane blood necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Arcane blood necklaceArcane blood necklaceSaradomin's hiss.png: RS3 Inventory image of Saradomin's hissSaradomin's hissAmulet of fury.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of furyAmulet of furyDragon Rider amulet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon Rider amuletDragon Rider amuletAmulet of glory.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of gloryAmulet of glory
BackCompletionist cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Completionist capeCompletionist capeTokHaar-Kal-Mej.png: RS3 Inventory image of TokHaar-Kal-MejTokHaar-Kal-MejGod capes.png: RS3 Inventory image of God capesGod capesSuperior reefwalker's cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior reefwalker's capeSuperior reefwalker's capeCape of Accomplishment.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cape of AccomplishmentCape of Accomplishment
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 topVirtus robe top.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus robe topVirtus robe topGarb of subjugation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Garb of subjugationGarb of subjugation / Ganodermic poncho.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ganodermic ponchoGanodermic ponchoAhrim's robe top.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ahrim's robe topAhrim's 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 bottomVirtus robe legs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus robe legsVirtus robe legsGown of subjugation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Gown of subjugationGown of subjugation / Ganodermic leggings.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ganodermic leggingsGanodermic leggingsAhrim's robe skirt.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ahrim's robe skirtAhrim's robe skirt
Main handSeismic wand.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seismic wandSeismic wandVirtus wand.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus wandVirtus wandAbyssal wand.png: RS3 Inventory image of Abyssal wandAbyssal wandWand of treachery.png: RS3 Inventory image of Wand of treacheryWand of treachery / Ahrim's wand.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ahrim's wandAhrim's wandN/A
Two-handed weaponChaotic staff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic staffChaotic staffArmadyl battlestaff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl battlestaffArmadyl battlestaffPolypore staff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Polypore staffPolypore staff / Greater runic staff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Greater runic staffGreater runic staff / Staff of light.png: RS3 Inventory image of Staff of lightStaff of light / Enhanced ancient staff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Enhanced ancient staffEnhanced ancient staffBlisterwood staff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blisterwood staffBlisterwood staff / Ahrim's staff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ahrim's staffAhrim's staffN/A
Off-hand weaponSeismic singularity.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seismic singularitySeismic singularityVirtus book.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus bookVirtus bookAbyssal orb.png: RS3 Inventory image of Abyssal orbAbyssal orbAhrim's book of magic.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ahrim's book of magicAhrim's book of magicN/A
Off-hand weaponMerciless kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Merciless kiteshieldMerciless kiteshieldFarseer kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Farseer kiteshieldFarseer kiteshieldArcane spirit shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Arcane spirit shieldArcane spirit shieldSpectral spirit shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spectral spirit shieldSpectral spirit shieldWard of subjugation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ward of subjugationWard of subjugation
GlovesCelestial handwraps.png: RS3 Inventory image of Celestial handwrapsCelestial handwrapsVirtus gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus glovesVirtus glovesStatic gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Static glovesStatic glovesGloves of subjugation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Gloves of subjugationGloves of subjugationSpellcaster gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spellcaster glovesSpellcaster gloves
FeetVirtus boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus bootsVirtus bootsRagefire boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ragefire bootsRagefire bootsGanodermic boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ganodermic bootsGanodermic bootsGlaiven boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Glaiven bootsGlaiven bootsSteadfast boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Steadfast bootsSteadfast boots
RingSuperior leviathan ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior leviathan ringSuperior leviathan ringOnyx ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Onyx ring (i)Onyx ring (i)Sixth-Age circuit.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sixth-Age circuitSixth-Age circuitSeers' ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Seers' ring (i)Seers' ring (i)Berserker ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Berserker ring (i)Berserker ring (i)
AuraVampyrism aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Vampyrism auraVampyrism auraPenance aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Penance auraPenance auraSupreme runic accuracy aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Supreme runic accuracy auraSupreme runic accuracy auraInvigorate aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Invigorate auraInvigorate auraInspiration aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Inspiration auraInspiration aura
PocketSuperior scrimshaw of the elements.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior scrimshaw of the elementsSuperior scrimshaw of the elements Scrimshaw of the elements.png: RS3 Inventory image of Scrimshaw of the elementsScrimshaw of the elementsSign of life.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sign of lifeSign of life / Sign of death.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sign of deathSign of deathScrimshaw of magic.png: RS3 Inventory image of Scrimshaw of magicScrimshaw of magicSign of item protection.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sign of item protectionSign of item protectionN/A

Recommended ability bar set up:

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