Catablepon

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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 drop the top of sceptre, one of four parts of the Skull sceptre.

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 north-western room, there is a ranged and mage safespot behind the "Stinking tendrils" available. Walk into the western door and the western most tile behind the tendrils. Another safespot is in the same room. Enter from the western door and stand against the wall beside the door.

Location[edit | edit source]

Location Levels Members Spawns Map
Stronghold of Security: Pit of Pestilence49Free-to-play icon.png8Maplink
Stronghold of Security: Pit of Pestilence64Free-to-play icon.png4Maplink
Stronghold of Security: Pit of Pestilence68Free-to-play icon.png14Maplink

Drops[edit | edit source]

Drop rates estimated based on 224,252 kills from the Drop Rate Project, unless otherwise cited.

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Bones.png: Catablepon drops Bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Bones1Always940

Armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Adamant med helm.png: Catablepon drops Adamant med helm with rarity 1/101 in quantity 1Adamant med helm(m)11/101[1]9221,152

Runes and ammunition[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Fire rune.png: Catablepon drops Fire rune with rarity 7/101 in quantity 15Fire rune157/1017530
Water rune.png: Catablepon drops Water rune with rarity 6/101 in quantity 7Water rune76/1013514
Chaos rune.png: Catablepon drops Chaos rune with rarity 1/101 in quantity 7Chaos rune(m)71/101322378
Law rune.png: Catablepon drops Law rune with rarity 4/101 in quantity 2Law rune24/101224288
Cosmic rune.png: Catablepon drops Cosmic rune with rarity 3/101 in quantity 2Cosmic rune(m)23/10130060
Mithril arrow.png: Catablepon drops Mithril arrow with rarity 4/101 in quantity 5-14Mithril arrow5–144/10145–12695–266

Herbs[edit | edit source]

There is a 3/101 chance of rolling the herb drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Grimy guam leaf.png: Catablepon drops Grimy guam leaf with rarity 1/134.7 in quantity 1Grimy guam leaf(m)11/134.7187
Grimy marrentill.png: Catablepon drops Grimy marrentill with rarity 1/179.6 in quantity 1Grimy marrentill(m)11/179.6208
Grimy tarromin.png: Catablepon drops Grimy tarromin with rarity 1/239.4 in quantity 1Grimy tarromin(m)11/239.41029
Grimy harralander.png: Catablepon drops Grimy harralander with rarity 1/307.8 in quantity 1Grimy harralander(m)11/307.86499
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Catablepon drops Grimy ranarr weed with rarity 1/391.8 in quantity 1Grimy ranarr weed(m)11/391.87,94918
Grimy irit leaf.png: Catablepon drops Grimy irit leaf with rarity 1/538.7 in quantity 1Grimy irit leaf(m)11/538.758510
Grimy avantoe.png: Catablepon drops Grimy avantoe with rarity 1/718.2 in quantity 1Grimy avantoe(m)11/718.21,58910
Grimy kwuarm.png: Catablepon drops Grimy kwuarm with rarity 1/861.9 in quantity 1Grimy kwuarm(m)11/861.91,02312
Grimy cadantine.png: Catablepon drops Grimy cadantine with rarity 1/1,077.3 in quantity 1Grimy cadantine(m)11/1,077.31,24013
Grimy lantadyme.png: Catablepon drops Grimy lantadyme with rarity 1/1,436.4 in quantity 1Grimy lantadyme(m)11/1,436.41,01513
Grimy dwarf weed.png: Catablepon drops Grimy dwarf weed with rarity 1/1,436.4 in quantity 1Grimy dwarf weed(m)11/1,436.438514

Seeds[edit | edit source]

There is a 1/101 chance of rolling the allotment seed drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Potato seed.png: Catablepon drops Potato seed with rarity 1/202 in quantity 1-4Potato seed1–41/2021–41–4
Onion seed.png: Catablepon drops Onion seed with rarity 1/404 in quantity 1-3Onion seed1–31/4041–31–3
Cabbage seed.png: Catablepon drops Cabbage seed with rarity 1/808 in quantity 1-3Cabbage seed1–31/8081–31–3
Tomato seed.png: Catablepon drops Tomato seed with rarity 1/1,616 in quantity 1-2Tomato seed1–21/1,6162–42–4
Sweetcorn seed.png: Catablepon drops Sweetcorn seed with rarity 1/3,232 in quantity 1-2Sweetcorn seed1–21/3,2323–64–8
Strawberry seed.png: Catablepon drops Strawberry seed with rarity 1/6,464 in quantity 1Strawberry seed11/6,464210
Watermelon seed.png: Catablepon drops Watermelon seed with rarity 1/12,928 in quantity 1Watermelon seed11/12,9281933
Snape grass seed.png: Catablepon drops Snape grass seed with rarity 1/12,928 in quantity 1Snape grass seed11/12,9283,87956

Materials[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Rune essence.png: Catablepon drops Rune essence with rarity 5/101 in quantity 15 (noted)Rune essence(f)15 (noted)5/10113530
Pure essence.png: Catablepon drops Pure essence with rarity 5/101 in quantity 15 (noted)Pure essence(m)15 (noted)5/1011530
Eye of newt.png: Catablepon drops Eye of newt with rarity 7/101 in quantity 1Eye of newt17/10141
Coal.png: Catablepon drops Coal with rarity 2/101 in quantity 3-7(noted)Coal3–7 (noted)2/101474–1,10681–189

Coins[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_5.png: Catablepon drops Coins with rarity 4/101 in quantity 10Coins(f)104/101[d 1]1010
Coins_5.png: Catablepon drops Coins with rarity 6/101 in quantity 15Coins(m)156/1011515
Coins_25.png: Catablepon drops Coins with rarity 12/101 in quantity 44Coins(m)4412/1014444
Coins_100.png: Catablepon drops Coins with rarity 10/101 in quantity 5-104Coins5–10410/1015–1045–104
  1. Only dropped in free-to-play

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Trout.png: Catablepon drops Trout with rarity 2/101 in quantity 1Trout12/101306
Unlit torch.png: Catablepon drops Unlit torch with rarity 9/101 in quantity 1Unlit torch(m)19/10122
Top of sceptre.png: Catablepon drops Top of sceptre with rarity 3/101 in quantity 1Top of sceptre13/101[2]Not soldN/A

Rare drop table[edit | edit source]

There is a 2/101 chance of rolling the gem drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
This does not exist.NothingN/A1/101.19; Never[d 1]N/AN/A
Uncut sapphire.png: Catablepon drops Uncut sapphire with rarity 1/202 in quantity 1Uncut sapphire11/202; 1/102.58[d 2]36915
Uncut emerald.png: Catablepon drops Uncut emerald with rarity 1/404 in quantity 1Uncut emerald11/404; 1/205.16[d 2]60130
Uncut ruby.png: Catablepon drops Uncut ruby with rarity 1/808 in quantity 1Uncut ruby11/808; 1/410.31[d 2]1,23260
Nature talisman.png: Catablepon drops Nature talisman with rarity 1/2,154.67 in quantity 1Nature talisman(m)11/2,154.67; 1/1,094.17[d 2]8412
Uncut diamond.png: Catablepon drops Uncut diamond with rarity 1/3,232 in quantity 1Uncut diamond11/3,232; 1/1,641.25[d 2]2,714120
Loop half of key.png: Catablepon drops Loop half of key with rarity 1/6,464 in quantity 1Loop half of key(m)11/6,464; 1/3,282.5[d 2]10,09760
Tooth half of key.png: Catablepon drops Tooth half of key with rarity 1/6,464 in quantity 1Tooth half of key(m)11/6,464; 1/3,282.5[d 2]10,05560
Rune javelin.png: Catablepon drops Rune javelin with rarity 1/6,464 in quantity 5Rune javelin(m)51/6,464; 1/3,282.5[d 2]8201,200
Rune spear.png: Catablepon drops Rune spear with rarity 1/103,424 in quantity 1Rune spear(m)11/103,424; 1/6,154.69[d 2][d 3]11,90012,480
Shield left half.png: Catablepon drops Shield left half with rarity 1/206,848 in quantity 1Shield left half(m)11/206,848; 1/12,309.37[d 2][d 3]65,50566,000
Dragon spear.png: Catablepon drops Dragon spear with rarity 1/275,797.33 in quantity 1Dragon spear(m)11/275,797.33; 1/16,412.5[d 2][d 3]37,16037,440
  1. The "nothing" drop is removed while wearing a ring of wealth.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 The drop rate is increased while wearing a ring of wealth due to the "nothing" drop being removed.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Only dropped if Legends' Quest has been finished; if not, a talisman is dropped instead.

Tertiary[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Clue scroll (medium).png: Catablepon drops Clue scroll (medium) with rarity 1/101 in quantity 1Clue scroll (medium)(m)11/101[3]Not sold12

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Their name appears to be a corruption of 'Catoblepas' (from the Greek καταβλέπω, (katablépō) "to look downwards," due to their head shape), a legendary cow-like creature from real-world Ethiopian myth that is similar in appearance, thought to have originated from encounters with wildebeest.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 27 November 2019. (Archived from the original on 25 May 2020.) Mod Ash: "No, for some reason the dev has locked that roll so that only members can get it. The code doesn't indicate why, and the dev has since left the studio."
  2. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 21 August 2019. (Archived from the original on 09 September 2019.) Mod Ash: "3% from ankou, 3% from fleshcrawlers 3/101 for catablepon, 3/101 for minotaurs."
  3. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 14 november 2015. (Archived from the original on 20 April 2019.) Mod Ash: "There's a 1/101 chance from catablepon."