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 89
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Fire rune 2–15 Common 10–75 Pure essence 15 (noted) Uncommon 30 Water rune 7 Uncommon 28 Chaos rune 7 Uncommon 623 Law rune 2 Uncommon 332 Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 286
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf(m) 1 Uncommon 15 Grimy tarromin(m) 1 Uncommon 132 Grimy marrentill(m) 1 Uncommon 13 Grimy harralander(m) 1 Rare 674 Grimy ranarr weed(m) 1 Rare 7,640 Grimy irit leaf(m) 1 Rare 775 Grimy avantoe(m) 1 Rare 1,814 Grimy kwuarm(m) 1 Rare 1,165 Grimy cadantine(m) 1 Rare 1,312 Grimy lantadyme(m) 1 Rare 1,391 Grimy dwarf weed(m) 1 Rare 448
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 486–1,134 Trout 1 Uncommon 18 Unlit torch(m) 1 Uncommon 1 Top of sceptre 1 Uncommon (3/100) Not sold Mithril arrow 5–14 Rare 95–266 Adamant med helm 1 Rare 938 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,627 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 10,307 Tooth half of key 1 Common 10,840 Chaos talisman 1 Common 505 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 455 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 679 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,249 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 744 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,800 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 2,940 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 875 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,220 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,368 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 14,539 Law rune 45 Uncommon 7,470 Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,135 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,487 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,758 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,459 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,000 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,932 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,627 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 58,488 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,015 Rune spear 1 Rare 11,933 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,697 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,226
- Their name appears to be a corruption of 'Catoblepas', a legendary cow-like creature from real-world myth that is similar in appearance.