Unlike most other superior monsters, marble gargoyles use two combat styles: melee and ranged. Both its standard attacks can hit very high, though they are somewhat inaccurate. It is recommended to pray melee.
In combat, the marble gargoyle will occasionally launch a grey ball towards the player. If hit by the projectile, it will inflict up to 38 damage and immobilise the player for a few seconds. The message box states "You have been trapped in stone!" when this occurs. Players are able to avoid this attack by moving at least one tile away from their original position once the projectile is launched.
Marble gargoyles give 3 rolls on their regular counterpart's drop table.
There is a 1 in 64.8 chance of rolling the unique drop table.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Dust battlestaff 1 Rare (1/172.8) 27,374 Mist battlestaff 1 Rare (1/172.8) 136,873 Imbued heart 1 Rare (1/518.4) 20,452,057 Eternal gem 1 Rare (1/518.4) 4,569,596
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamant platelegs 1 Common 3,622 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,975 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,589 Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,709 Rune platelegs 1 Rare 37,955 Adamant boots 1 Rare 1,436 Granite maul 1 Rare (1/256) 31,055 Mystic robe top (dark) 1 Rare (1/512) 72,234
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Fire rune 37; 75; 150 Common 185–750 Chaos rune 30 Uncommon 2,940 Death rune 15 Uncommon 3,345
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 400–1,000; 10,000 Common Not sold Pure essence 150 (noted) Common 450 Gold ore 10–20 (noted) Common 3,540–7,080 Steel bar 15 (noted) Common 5,490 Gold bar 10–15 (noted) Common 930–1,395 Mithril bar 15 (noted) Uncommon 10,365 Clue scroll (hard) 1 Uncommon Not sold Runite ore 1 Uncommon (1/64) 11,363 Brittle key 1 Rare (1/150) Not sold
- ↑ Tertiary drop. Only drops if the player has not unlocked the roof access and does not have one in their bank or inventory.
Rare drop table
In addition to the drops above, this monster has access to the standard rare drop table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 3,000 Rare Not sold Loop half of key 1 Rare 11,930 Tooth half of key 1 Rare 9,633 Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 631 Runite bar 1 Rare 12,461 Nature talisman 1 Very rare 679 Nature rune 67 Very rare 13,735 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,975 Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,589 Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 775 Law rune 45 Very rare 9,045 Death rune 45 Very rare 10,035 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,500 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 3,990 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,200 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,663 Dragonstone 1 Very rare 12,040 Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,500 Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,419 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,220 Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,301 Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,103 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,700 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,888 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,863 Rune javelin 5 Very rare 815
- Originally, the marble gargoyle appeared simply as a recoloured gargoyle, and received a graphical update on 23 February 2017, along with the rest of the superior slayer monsters. Despite this, it looked much like a standard gargoyle, apart from having a bit more detail on its wings. Its special attack also consisted of two squiggly purple lines resembling a Monk of Zamorak's Magic attack, which were hard to see because they were small.
- However, the marble gargoyle received a more comprehensive graphical update (including unique animations) on 1 November 2017 as part of Old School Content Poll 55. This also changed the appearance of its binding projectile.