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Demonic gorillas are powerful creatures found in the Crash Site Cavern. Two of them are fought during Monkey Madness II, in the penultimate stage of the fight. After the quest is completed, more demonic gorillas can be found in the caverns alongside their tortured brethren. They are primarily killed for their zenyte shard and ballista component drops.

Demonic gorillas use all three combat styles to attack. They will change combat styles after missing three hits in that attack style. They are also capable of using protection prayers, and will switch to protect from the player's attack style after taking 50 damage from it. Therefore, you must bring at least two different combat styles to kill them. As they have very high magical defences, they are most often killed with melee and range.

The gorillas also have a special attack where they send a rock crashing down at the player's position, which can be easily avoided by moving out of the way. If you are hit by this attack, it will deal 1/3 of the player's current HP (meaning that it alone cannot kill you) allowing it to hit over 30 damage on players with high HP.

Most of the gorillas reside in a multi-way combat area, making it very dangerous if the player is attacked by more than one at a time. However, there is a single-way area where more demonic gorillas can be fought safely. However, if they continually use their rock fall attack at the player, it is possible for nearby demonic gorillas to attack the player if they are not tolerant yet.

Demonic gorillas count as monkeys and black demons during a Slayer assignment. As they are demons, they are susceptible to the effects of Silverlight, Darklight and Arclight. Demonic gorillas cannot be damaged with a Dwarf multicannon.

You can check the kill count by reading the gravestone next to Lumo at the opening in the fence.

Note: The prayers of the demonic gorilla cannot be bypassed through the use of Verac's set or special attacks.



Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Ashes.png Ashes 1 Always 72


Below lists the effective drop rates of any specific item.[1]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Zenyte shard.png Zenyte shard 1 Rare (1/300) 15,729,000
Ballista limbs.png Ballista limbs 1 Rare (1/500) 29,170
Ballista spring.png Ballista spring 1 Rare (1/500) 29,180
Light frame.png Light frame 1 Rare (1/750) 29,117
Heavy frame.png Heavy frame 1 Very rare (1/1,500) 39,469
Monkey tail.png Monkey tail 1 Very rare (1/1,500) 451,437

Equipment and ammunition

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune platelegs.png Rune platelegs 1 Common 37,828
Rune plateskirt.png Rune plateskirt 1 Common 37,822
Rune chainbody.png Rune chainbody 1 Common 29,475
Runite bolts 5.png Runite bolts 100–150 Uncommon 40,300–60,450
Dragon scimitar.png Dragon scimitar 1 Uncommon 59,627

Runes and consumables

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Law rune.png Law rune 50–75 Common 8,300–12,450
Death rune.png Death rune 50–75 Common 10,150–15,225
Prayer potion(3).png Prayer potion(3) 2 Common 14,874
Saradomin brew(2).png Saradomin brew(2) 1 Common 2,482
Shark.png Shark 2–3 Common 1,842–2,763

Herbs and seeds

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy kwuarm.png Grimy kwuarm 7–13 (noted) Common 8,155–15,145
Grimy cadantine.png Grimy cadantine 7–13 (noted) Common 9,184–17,056
Grimy lantadyme.png Grimy lantadyme 7–13 (noted) Common 9,737–18,083
Grimy dwarf weed.png Grimy dwarf weed 7–12 (noted) Uncommon 3,136–5,376
Watermelon seed 5.png Watermelon seed 30 Uncommon 2,130
Herb seed 5.png Ranarr seed 2 Uncommon 90,932
Herb seed 5.png Snapdragon seed 2 Uncommon 109,102
Herb seed 5.png Torstol seed 1–2 Uncommon 58,385–116,770
Papaya tree seed 5.png Papaya tree seed 2 Rare 7,178
Palm tree seed 5.png Palm tree seed 1–2 Rare (1/400) 39,781–79,562
Willow seed 5.png Willow seed 2 Rare 7,240
Teak seed 5.png Teak seed 2 Rare 170
Maple seed 5.png Maple seed 2 Rare 56,640
Mahogany seed 5.png Mahogany seed 2 Rare 6,058
Yew seed 5.png Yew seed 2 Rare 136,324
Magic seed 5.png Magic seed 2 Rare 237,862
Spirit seed 5.png Spirit seed 2 Rare (1/600) Not sold


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Diamond.png Diamond 4–6 (noted) Uncommon 7,564–11,346
Adamantite bar.png Adamantite bar 6 (noted) Uncommon 11,424
Runite bar.png Runite bar 3 (noted) Uncommon 37,104


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000.png Coins 5,162–9,991 Common Not sold
Javelin shaft 5.png Javelin shaft 266–1,238 Common 266–1,238
Rune javelin heads 5.png Rune javelin heads 31–55 Uncommon 18,445–32,725
Dragon javelin heads 5.png Dragon javelin heads 5–43 Uncommon 4,770–41,022
Clue scroll (hard).png Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare (1/100) Not sold
Clue scroll (elite).png Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/500) Not sold

Rare drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster also has access to the rare drop table.

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000.png Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Loop half of key.png Loop half of key 1 Common 10,307
Tooth half of key.png Tooth half of key 1 Common 10,840
Chaos talisman.png Chaos talisman 1 Common 505
Uncut sapphire.png Uncut sapphire 1 Common 455
Uncut emerald.png Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 679
Uncut ruby.png Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,249
Nature talisman.png Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 744
Steel arrow 5.png Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,800
Rune arrow 5.png Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 2,940
Rune javelin.png Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 875
Adamant javelin.png Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,220
Runite bar.png Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,368
Nature rune.png Nature rune 67 Uncommon 14,539
Law rune.png Law rune 45 Uncommon 7,470
Death rune.png Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,135
Rune battleaxe.png Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,487
Rune 2h sword.png Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,758
Rune sq shield.png Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,459
Silver ore.png Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,000
Dragonstone.png Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,932
Uncut diamond.png Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,627
Dragon med helm.png Dragon med helm 1 Rare 58,488
Rune kiteshield.png Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,015
Rune spear.png Rune spear 1 Rare 11,933
Shield left half.png Shield left half 1 Rare 65,697
Dragon spear.png Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,226


  • Demonic gorillas are similar to the tormented demons of RuneScape 3; both use all three forms of combat, protection prayers and drop items that are used to create more powerful equipment.
  • Demonic gorillas' prayers were slightly changed several days after release due to several glitches happening with specific weapons, notably the Saradomin godsword.


  1. Jagex. Mod Kieren's Twitter account. 25 May 2016. Mod Kieren: "The Demonic gorilla drop rates revealed! Tortured Gorillas drop everything 10x more rarely. [1]"