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This article is about the slayer monster. For the superior variant, see Marble gargoyle. However, for the bosses, see Grotesque Guardians.

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Gargoyles are Slayer monsters located in the Slayer Tower's top floor and basement, requiring 75 Slayer in order to be harmed. Those found in the basement are only available to players who are assigned gargoyles as their Slayer task. If they attempt to kill them off-task, Raulyn will prevent them from attacking.

Gargoyles, like rockslugs, cannot be killed normally. In order to kill a gargoyle, a rock hammer (or a rock thrownhammer) must be used when they reach 9 or lower Hitpoints. This can be very click intensive and is not always preferred; fortunately, you can buy the "Gargoyle Smasher" perk from the Slayer store (requiring 120 Slayer points), which will automatically smash the gargoyle when it falls to 9 or lower Hitpoints (you still must have the rock hammer in your inventory for this to work).

Because of the number of rune item drops, it is recommended to bring High Level Alchemy runes to reduce the frequency of banking and save inventory space.

Gargoyles can be safespotted near the doorway in the south-west area at the top floor in Slayer Tower or in the north-east corner of the basement behind an immovable bucket on the floor.



Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant platelegs.png Adamant platelegs 1 Uncommon (1/32) 3,506
Rune full helm.png Rune full helm 1 Uncommon (3/128) 20,588
Rune 2h sword.png Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon (1/64) 37,758
Adamant boots.png Adamant boots 1 Rare (1/128) 1,387
Rune battleaxe.png Rune battleaxe 1 Rare (1/128) 24,487
Rune platelegs.png Rune platelegs 1 Rare (1/128) 37,828
Granite maul.png Granite maul 1 Rare (1/256) 41,281
Mystic robe top (dark).png Mystic robe top (dark) 1 Rare (1/512) 72,030 


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Fire rune.png Fire rune 75 Common (1/12.8) 375 
Chaos rune.png Chaos rune 30 Common (1/16) 2,670 
Fire rune.png Fire rune 150 Common (3/64) 750
Death rune.png Death rune 15 Uncommon (1/25.6) 3,045 


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250.png Coins 400–800 Common (~1/4.57) Not sold
Coins 1000.png Coins 500–1,000 Common (1/6.4) Not sold
Pure essence.png Pure essence 150 (noted) Common (~1/21.33) 300
Gold ore.png Gold ore 10–20 (noted) Common (1/12.8) 2,060–4,120
Steel bar.png Steel bar 15 (noted) Common (~1/21.33) 7,095
Coins 10000.png Coins 10,000 Uncommon (1/25.6) Not sold
Rare drop table.png Rare drop table 1 Uncommon (1/25.6) Not sold
Gold bar.png Gold bar 10–15 (noted) Uncommon (~1/42.67) 460–690
Mithril bar.png Mithril bar 15 (noted) Uncommon (1/64) 9,930
Runite ore.png Runite ore 1 Uncommon (1/64) 11,169
Brittle key.png Brittle key 1 Rare (1/150)[1] Not sold
Clue scroll (hard).png Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare Not sold
  1. Only dropped if the player has not unlocked the roof access and does not have one in their bank or inventory, and has gargoyles as their current slayer assignment. Tertiary drop.

Rare drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster has a 5/128 chance to access the standard rare drop table.

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000.png Coins 3,000 Rare (1/148.95) Not sold
Loop half of key.png Loop half of key 1 Rare (1/162.57; 1/162.15)[R 1] 10,307
Tooth half of key.png Tooth half of key 1 Rare (1/171.06; 1/170.59)[R 1] 10,840
Uncut sapphire.png Uncut sapphire 1 Rare (1/655.36; 1/491.52)[R 1] 455
Runite bar.png Runite bar 1 Rare (1/655.36) 12,368
Nature talisman.png Nature talisman 1 Rare (1/944.66; 1/903.94)[R 1] 744
Nature rune.png Nature rune 67 Very rare (1/1,092.27) 14,539
Rune 2h sword.png Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare (1/1,092.27) 37,758
Rune battleaxe.png Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare (1/1,092.27) 24,487
Uncut emerald.png Uncut emerald 1 Very rare (1/1,310.72; 1/983.04)[R 1] 679
Law rune.png Law rune 45 Very rare (1/1,638.4) 7,470
Death rune.png Death rune 45 Very rare (1/1,638.4) 9,135
Steel arrow.png Steel arrow 150 Very rare (1/1,638.4) 4,800
Rune arrow.png Rune arrow 42 Very rare (1/1,638.4) 2,940
Adamant javelin.png Adamant javelin 20 Very rare (1/1,638.4) 1,220
Rune sq shield.png Rune sq shield 1 Very rare (1/1,638.4) 22,459
Dragonstone.png Dragonstone 1 Very rare (1/1,638.4) 11,932
Silver ore.png Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare (1/1,638.4) 7,000
Uncut ruby.png Uncut ruby 1 Very rare (1/2,621.44; 1/1,966.08)[R 1] 1,249
Rune kiteshield.png Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare (1/3,276.8) 32,015
Dragon med helm.png Dragon med helm 1 Very rare (1/3,276.8) 58,488
Rune spear.png Rune spear 1 Very rare (1/3,459.22)[R 2] 11,933
Shield left half.png Shield left half 1 Very rare (1/6,918.44)[R 2] 65,697
Dragon spear.png Dragon spear 1 Very rare (1/9,224.59)[R 2] 37,226
Uncut diamond.png Uncut diamond 1 Very rare (1/10,485.76; 1/7,864.32)[R 1] 2,627
Rune javelin.png Rune javelin 5 Very rare (1/20,971.52; 1/15,728.64)[R 1] 875
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 The drop rate is increased when wearing a Ring of wealth.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The drop rate is increased by an unknown amount when wearing a Ring of wealth.