Catablepon are creatures that appear to be green bulls with reptilian tails. They are found on the third level of the Stronghold of Security. They cast the magic spell Weaken (which appears as a spraying white sparkle) to drain up to 15% of their opponent's maximum Strength level.
Players are not advised to train on these with Melee, as Weaken can drain their Strength quite significantly, which will affect the player's experience rates in turn, unless Strength potions or Restore potions are used (you can also use the Protect from Magic prayer). They can use melee and magic attacks often and cast Weaken at the same time. After the spell has decreased 10 Strength levels, Catablepon will stop casting Weaken. Ranged or magic attacks are recommended for those attempting to kill Catablepons. On the west side of northwestern room, there is a ranged and mage safe spot behind the "Stinking tendrils" available. Walk into the western door and the western most tile behind the tendrils. Another safe spot is in the same room. Enter from the southern door and stand against the wall beside the door.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Bones 1 Always 43
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Fire rune 2–15 Common 10–75 Pure essence 15 (noted) Uncommon 30 Water rune 7 Uncommon 35 Chaos rune 7 Uncommon 644 Law rune 2 Uncommon 378 Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 294
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf(m) 1 Uncommon 11 Grimy tarromin(m) 1 Uncommon 130 Grimy marrentill(m) 1 Uncommon 11 Grimy harralander(m) 1 Rare 643 Grimy ranarr weed(m) 1 Rare 7,314 Grimy irit leaf(m) 1 Rare 785 Grimy avantoe(m) 1 Rare 1,572 Grimy kwuarm(m) 1 Rare 1,349 Grimy cadantine(m) 1 Rare 1,452 Grimy lantadyme(m) 1 Rare 1,239 Grimy dwarf weed(m) 1 Rare 512
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 15; 30; 44; 100 Common Not sold Potato seed 4 Uncommon 4(m) Eye of newt 1 Uncommon 4 Coal 3–7 (noted) Uncommon 402–938 Trout 1 Uncommon 28 Unlit torch(m) 1 Uncommon 1 Top of sceptre 1 Uncommon (3/100) Not sold Mithril arrow 5–14 Rare 140–392 Adamant med helm 1 Rare 974 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,873 Clue scroll (medium)(m) 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 Loop half of key 1 Common 11,608 Tooth half of key 1 Common 11,668 Chaos talisman 1 Common 515 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 617 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 769 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,404 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 678 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,200 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,486 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 830 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,260 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,445 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 14,003 Law rune 45 Uncommon 8,505 Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,945 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,586 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,975 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,643 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,200 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 12,000 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,873 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,225 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,198 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,028 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,714 Dragon spear 1 Rare 36,993
- Their name appears to be a corruption of 'Catoblepas', a legendary cow-like creature from real-world myth that is similar in appearance.