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 48
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 581 Law rune 2 Uncommon 386 Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 330
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf(m) 1 Uncommon 19 Grimy tarromin(m) 1 Uncommon 149 Grimy marrentill(m) 1 Uncommon 24 Grimy harralander(m) 1 Rare 705 Grimy ranarr weed(m) 1 Rare 7,768 Grimy irit leaf(m) 1 Rare 830 Grimy avantoe(m) 1 Rare 2,075 Grimy kwuarm(m) 1 Rare 1,235 Grimy cadantine(m) 1 Rare 1,591 Grimy lantadyme(m) 1 Rare 1,642 Grimy dwarf weed(m) 1 Rare 556
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 426–994 Trout 1 Uncommon 23 Unlit torch(m) 1 Uncommon 1 Top of sceptre 1 Uncommon (3/100) Not sold Mithril arrow 5–14 Rare 130–364 Adamant med helm 1 Rare 934 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,089 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 10,469 Tooth half of key 1 Common 10,225 Chaos talisman 1 Common 450 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 531 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 726 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,452 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 679 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,800 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,528 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 860 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,320 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,466 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 14,539 Law rune 45 Uncommon 8,685 Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,360 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,511 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,938 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,521 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 6,400 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,891 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,089 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,175 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,150 Rune spear 1 Rare 11,926 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,459 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,869
- Their name appears to be a corruption of 'Catoblepas', a legendary cow-like creature from real-world myth that is similar in appearance.