Slayer task/Gargoyles

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Gargoyle icon.png
SkillsSlayer 75
Combat levelCombat level 80
OtherCompletion of Quest points Priest in Peril
Task Amounts
Vannaka chathead.png Vannaka60-120 (200-250)
Chaeldar chathead.png Chaeldar110-170 (200-250)
Konar quo Maten chathead.png Konar120-170 (200-250)
Nieve chathead.png Nieve120-185 (200-250)
Duradel chathead.png Duradel130-200 (200-250)
Advanced data
Icon ID4147

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.

  1. ^ If the obsidian platelegs do not increase the players max hit you can wear Prostelyte when praying piety.
  2. ^ 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]

Guthan's helm.pngGuthan's platebody.pngGuthan's chainskirt.pngGuthan's warspear.png
Divine super combat potion(4).pngDivine super combat potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).png
Prayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).png
Teleport to house (tablet).pngSlayer ring.pngRock hammer.pngDivine rune pouch.png

Slayer unlocks[edit | edit source]

Unlock Points cost Notes
Gargoyle icon.png Gargoyle smasher 120 Gargoyles are automatically dealt the finishing blow if the player has a Rock hammer in their inventory.
Bigger and Badder.png Bigger and Badder 150 Increase the risk against certain slayer monsters with the chance of a superior version spawning whilst on a slayer task.
Midnight.png Double Trouble 500 Slaying Dusk and Dawn now counts for two kills towards your task rather than one.
Gargoyle icon.png Get smashed 100 Number of gargoyles assigned is increased to 200-250.

Monster variants[edit | edit source]

Monster Combat level Slayer XP Locations Notes
Gargoyle 111 105
Marble gargoyle 349 2,768
Boss#Boss slayer Dawn 228 0
Boss#Boss slayer Dusk 248
328 (second form)

Location comparison[edit | edit source]

Location Map Amount Multicombat Cannonable Safespottable Notes
Slayer Tower (top floor) Maplink 8 No No Yes
  • Running through the floors of the Slayer Tower takes the player past many other dangerous monsters, most notably banshees and aberrant spectres which will lower the player's stats without proper protection.
Slayer Tower (basement) Maplink 12 No No Yes
  • Gargoyles can only be killed here while on a Slayer task.
Slayer Tower (roof) Maplink Boss#Boss slayer 2[n 1] Yes No No
  1. ^ The Grotesque Guardians count as only a single kill unless the Double Trouble Slayer reward has been unlocked, after which they count as two.