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 73
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 455 Law rune 2 Uncommon 310 Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 372
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf(m) 1 Uncommon 9 Grimy tarromin(m) 1 Uncommon 142 Grimy marrentill(m) 1 Uncommon 10 Grimy harralander(m) 1 Rare 594 Grimy ranarr weed(m) 1 Rare 8,703 Grimy irit leaf(m) 1 Rare 858 Grimy avantoe(m) 1 Rare 1,942 Grimy kwuarm(m) 1 Rare 1,373 Grimy cadantine(m) 1 Rare 1,473 Grimy lantadyme(m) 1 Rare 1,641 Grimy dwarf weed(m) 1 Rare 568
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 396–924 Trout 1 Uncommon 22 Unlit torch(m) 1 Uncommon 7 Top of sceptre 1 Uncommon (3/100) Not sold Mithril arrow 5–14 Rare 115–322 Adamant med helm 1 Rare 908 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,930 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 9,743 Tooth half of key 1 Common 10,088 Chaos talisman 1 Common 573 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 480 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 721 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,372 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 791 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,950 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 2,730 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 890 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,240 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,433 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 17,621 Law rune 45 Uncommon 6,975 Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,720 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,469 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,840 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,522 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 4,900 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,896 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,930 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,160 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,083 Rune spear 1 Rare 11,961 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,338 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,319
- Their name appears to be a corruption of 'Catoblepas', a legendary cow-like creature from real-world myth that is similar in appearance.