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 82
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Fire rune 2–15 Common 12–90 Pure essence 15 (noted) Uncommon 30 Water rune 7 Uncommon 35 Chaos rune 7 Uncommon 651 Law rune 2 Uncommon 368 Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 298
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf(m) 1 Uncommon 13 Grimy tarromin(m) 1 Uncommon 138 Grimy marrentill(m) 1 Uncommon 14 Grimy harralander(m) 1 Rare 654 Grimy ranarr weed(m) 1 Rare 8,568 Grimy irit leaf(m) 1 Rare 870 Grimy avantoe(m) 1 Rare 1,828 Grimy kwuarm(m) 1 Rare 1,282 Grimy cadantine(m) 1 Rare 1,576 Grimy lantadyme(m) 1 Rare 1,468 Grimy dwarf weed(m) 1 Rare 468
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 495–1,155 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 924 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,689 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 10,434 Tooth half of key 1 Common 10,959 Chaos talisman 1 Common 551 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 470 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 736 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,330 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 887 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,800 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,444 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 835 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,280 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,444 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 16,013 Law rune 45 Uncommon 8,280 Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,585 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,498 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,882 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,548 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,200 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,912 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,689 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,143 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,110 Rune spear 1 Rare 11,995 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,610 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,400
- Their name appears to be a corruption of 'Catoblepas', a legendary cow-like creature from real-world myth that is similar in appearance.