Killing gladii

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Killing gladii
RequirementsKilling gladii.png
Skills
  • 81 Slayer
  • 92 Prayer recommended
  • 80 Ranged, Defence recommended
  • 55 Magic recommended
Items
  • Tier 80+ ranged weapon
  • Tier 70+ ranged armour
  • Super restore flask (6).png: RS3 Inventory image of Super restore flask (6)Super restore flask (6)s (if using Soul Split.png: RS3 Inventory image of Soul SplitSoul Split)
  • Quest
    The Temple at Senntisten recommended
    Other
    Luck of the Dwarves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Luck of the DwarvesLuck of the Dwarves (HSR chance)
    Results
    ProfitROIExperience gained
    1,858,392462.32%129,000 Ranged / Defence
    42,600 Constitution
    Inputs (401,973)Outputs (2,260,365)
    ItemQuantityGE Price
    Super restore flask (6).pngSuper restore flask (6)13316,173
    Fire rune.pngFire rune37543,875
    Nature rune.pngNature rune7541,925
    ItemQuantityGE Price
    Ascension Keystone Primus.pngAscension Keystone Primus0.65436,889
    Ascension Keystone Secundus.pngAscension Keystone Secundus0.65214,937
    Ascension Keystone Tertius.pngAscension Keystone Tertius0.65134,263
    Ascension Keystone Quartus.pngAscension Keystone Quartus0.65127,256
    Ascension Keystone Quintus.pngAscension Keystone Quintus0.65125,948
    Ascension Keystone Sextus.pngAscension Keystone Sextus0.65153,743
    Ascension shard.pngAscension shard1,000196,000
    Adamantite stone spirit.pngAdamantite stone spirit1003,000
    Mithril stone spirit.pngMithril stone spirit12513,625
    Magic logs.pngMagic logs9043,110
    Sirenic scale.pngSirenic scale0.241,594
    Coins.pngCoins[1]770,000770,000

    Members of the Order of Ascension are killed for their ascension keystone drops. Gladii are slightly harder than Rorarii, and are more spread out, but this is compensated for their high drop rates of noted and alchable items. With high-end gear, one can kill 250 gladii per hour.

    When attacking gladii, they will try to move backwards until they reach approximately 6 squares away from you and then charge at you. This attack does no damage, but it will cause a 3 second stun and bind (unless you are still fighting nearby gladii, which will cause a 1 second stun and 3 second bind). To counter this, you can use Freedom or Anticipate to bypass their stuns.

    Avoid using Rapid Fire unless Freedom or Anticipation is used against them, as it will cause them to move back rapidly before stunning you, wasting the ability's effect. Fragmentation Shot is a helpful ability when killing gladius, as their constant movement while taking heavy damage will cause the 2x damage effect to activate.

    Gladii are usually near capsarii, who are the healers. There are three spots without capsarii, but the gladii there are slightly spread out and can stun you. If one does not mind killing the capsarii, there are a large number of spots to kill gladii. Optional areas for uninterrupted combat are the narrow passageway near the level 70 Agility, the jail section at the bottom left corner or the caverns near Legio Primus' laboratory. For a clearer overview of gladii locations you can use this map.

    The gladius's main drops are the ascension keystones, which are believed to be dropped at a 1/64 rate. This means if you kill 250 gladii per hour, you should get around four keystones per hour. They drop a large number of items, especially mid-high level alchables often and mid-high level noted items to compensate for their increased difficulty and numbers.

    If you have a pack yak with Winter Storage scrolls, it will replace the alch runes. Replace with 75 Winter Storage scrolls. If you have a Spring Cleaner, the alch runes/pack yak are not needed.

    1. ^ High Level Alchemy and coin drops