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 63
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 539 Law rune 2 Uncommon 378 Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 326
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf(m) 1 Uncommon 10 Grimy tarromin(m) 1 Uncommon 112 Grimy marrentill(m) 1 Uncommon 11 Grimy harralander(m) 1 Rare 527 Grimy ranarr weed(m) 1 Rare 11,018 Grimy irit leaf(m) 1 Rare 807 Grimy avantoe(m) 1 Rare 1,756 Grimy kwuarm(m) 1 Rare 1,249 Grimy cadantine(m) 1 Rare 1,516 Grimy lantadyme(m) 1 Rare 1,384 Grimy dwarf weed(m) 1 Rare 608
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 3 Coal 3–7 (noted) Uncommon 459–1,071 Trout 1 Uncommon 20 Unlit torch(m) 1 Uncommon 8 Top of sceptre 1 Uncommon (3/100) Not sold Mithril arrow 5–14 Rare 115–322 Adamant med helm 1 Rare 881 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,784 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 9,997 Tooth half of key 1 Common 10,039 Chaos talisman 1 Common 655 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 480 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 793 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,418 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,286 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,950 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 2,940 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 635 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,080 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,481 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 18,760 Law rune 45 Uncommon 8,505 Death rune 45 Uncommon 10,710 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,490 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,856 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,550 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 6,000 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,914 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,784 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 58,987 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,122 Rune spear 1 Rare 11,935 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,404 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,445
- Their name appears to be a corruption of 'Catoblepas', a legendary cow-like creature from real-world myth that is similar in appearance.