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 50
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 483 Law rune 2 Uncommon 332 Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 306
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf(m) 1 Uncommon 10 Grimy tarromin(m) 1 Uncommon 155 Grimy marrentill(m) 1 Uncommon 16 Grimy harralander(m) 1 Rare 628 Grimy ranarr weed(m) 1 Rare 7,885 Grimy irit leaf(m) 1 Rare 906 Grimy avantoe(m) 1 Rare 1,798 Grimy kwuarm(m) 1 Rare 1,288 Grimy cadantine(m) 1 Rare 1,544 Grimy lantadyme(m) 1 Rare 1,475 Grimy dwarf weed(m) 1 Rare 653
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 450–1,050 Trout 1 Uncommon 20 Unlit torch(m) 1 Uncommon 2 Top of sceptre 1 Uncommon (3/100) Not sold Mithril arrow 5–14 Rare 120–336 Adamant med helm 1 Rare 935 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,690 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 9,636 Tooth half of key 1 Common 9,398 Chaos talisman 1 Common 709 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 475 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 675 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,284 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,013 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,800 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 2,730 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 855 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,260 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,335 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 15,343 Law rune 45 Uncommon 7,470 Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,495 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,459 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,795 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,494 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 5,300 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,571 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,690 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,004 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,087 Rune spear 1 Rare 11,845 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,323 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,817
- Their name appears to be a corruption of 'Catoblepas', a legendary cow-like creature from real-world myth that is similar in appearance.