|Other||Completion of Priest in Peril|
Gargoyles can be assigned as a Slayer task by various Slayer masters at level 75 Slayer, level 80 combat, and with completion of the Priest in Peril quest. They are only found in the Slayer Tower, either on the top floor or in the basement. The gargoyles in the basement of the Slayer Tower can only be killed while on a Slayer task, as Raulyn will stop the player if they attempt to fight them off-task. Gargoyles have a Superior slayer monster variant, the level 349 marble gargoyle. Gargoyles also have a chance to drop the brittle key, which gives access to the Grotesque Guardians at the top of the Slayer Tower, a boss variant of the monster.
In order to kill a gargoyle, a rock hammer, a rock thrownhammer, or a granite hammer must be used when they reach 9 or lower Hitpoints. Normally, the item must be used on the gargoyle, but players can buy the "Gargoyle Smasher" perk from Slayer masters for 120 Slayer points, which will automatically smash the gargoyle when it falls to 9 or lower Hitpoints, provided that the player has a rock hammer (or equivalent) in their inventory. The granite hammer will automatically smash gargoyles even without the perk if it is equipped. The rock hammer is faster than the rock thrownhammer as it does not have travel time. When both a rock hammer and a rock thrownhammer are in the inventory the rock hammer will be used if the target is in melee range and the thrownhammer will be used when the target is out of melee range.
Common setups[edit | edit source]
As gargoyles are weak to crush, many players bring a crush-focused weapon such as the Sarachnis cudgel for this task. Many players bring guthans equipment to heal or AFK.
Praying Protect from Melee will negate all damage from regular gargoyles. If players have Bigger and Badder unlocked they may choose to fight marble gargoyles. These superior variants use both melee and ranged attack styles. Players can either continue praying protect from melee and bring food to heal damage done by the marble gargoyle's ranged attacks, or bring a ranged switch and pray ranged to negate all of the marble gargoyle's damage. However, the player will still have to dodge the marble gargoyle's special attack. Be carefull as getting hit by the special attack can be dangerous.
- ^ If the obsidian platelegs do not increase the players max hit you can wear Prostelyte when praying piety.
- ^ Gargoyles drop coins frequently, if a player wishes to pay less attention they can wear a ring of wealth to automatically pick up coin drops.
Inventory[edit | edit source]
- A Guthans set
- 2 Divine super combat potions or Super combat potions
- 6 Prayer potions if you want to use piety
- Some emergency food Food (Sharks / Karambwans / Monkfish)
- One-click teleport (optional)
- A slayer ring to teleport to the slayer tower
- A rock hammer to kill the gargoyles
- Divine rune pouch / Rune pouch with Fire and Nature runes to cast High Alchemy (set warning value to 50,000)
Slayer unlocks[edit | edit source]
|Gargoyle smasher||120||Gargoyles are automatically dealt the finishing blow if the player has a Rock hammer in their inventory.|
|Bigger and Badder||150||Increase the risk against certain slayer monsters with the chance of a superior version spawning whilst on a slayer task.|
|Double Trouble||500||Slaying Dusk and Dawn now counts for two kills towards your task rather than one.|
|Get smashed||100||Number of gargoyles assigned is increased to 200-250.|
Monster variants[edit | edit source]
|Monster||Combat level||Slayer XP||Locations||Notes|
328 (second form)
Location comparison[edit | edit source]
|Slayer Tower (top floor)||Maplink||8||No||No||Yes||
|Slayer Tower (basement)||Maplink||12||No||No||Yes||
|Slayer Tower (roof)||Maplink||2[n 1]||Yes||No||No||
- ^ The Grotesque Guardians count as only a single kill unless the Double Trouble Slayer reward has been unlocked, after which they count as two.