Gargoyle OSRS Guide and Strategy

In OSRS, the Grotesque Guardians are Gargoyle slayer bosses that reside at the top of the Slayer Tower. As it occurs with many bosses in Old School RuneScape, most Guardians have a few strengths and weaknesses. However, Grotesque Guardian is a solid mid-level boss fight for you.

Of course, it is very crucial to know the minimum stats that your character owns to combat this creature, also the best gear setups that can assist you defeat it quickly. Well, in this page, we are going to explain the guide and strategy to fight OSRS Gargoyle.

Gargoyle OSRS Guide and Strategy

Suggested skills

    • Attack 70+
    • Defence 70+
    • Hitpoints 70+
    • Prayer 44+
    • Ranged 75+
    • Strength 70+

Warning: To fight any Gargoyle in the game of Old School RuneScape, you must be level 75 Slayer or more. However, you will be able to use a pie to boost your Slayer when battling regular gargoyles.

How to fight Gargoyle?

If you want to start fighting Gargoyle, you need to ring the Cloister Bell on the north side of the roof. This will be able to trigger the Guardians awaken. Then, the fight will start. If you have already killed the Guardians more than five times, the Cloister Bell is going to have a “Quick-start” choice, that can skip the cutscene and start the fight directly. Please try to ring the bell again before the fight is over. It will be able to yield the message Concentrate on your fight.

In the beginning of the fight Gargoyle, you need to attack Dawn with Ranged attacks. Keep in mind that she cannot be harmed with Melee. Also, she is resistant to Magic as Dusk cannot be harmed during this phase of the fight. After her health has achieved half, she is going to fly away, and then you have to attack Dusk. During this phase, the wings of Dusk can glow, and also will do an explosive attack. If you do not run away from him when he does that, you are going to be dealt 30+ damage and be knocked back. Aside from that, debris can fall around the roof which will deal up to 22 damage and leave you for a brief period of time. After his health has achieved half, then Dawn is going to return and do a lightning special attack with Dusk which has an AoE of 3×3, dealing up to 5-10 damage per tick.

After the lightning attacks, Dawn will send out two or three energy spheres that will grow larger over time. You need to absorb these spheres, taking two damage if absorbed immediately, and also deal up to 10 or 20 damage if you absorb them later. If you ignore them entirely, each sphere will heal Dawn for 90 Hitpoints. After you kill Dawn, Dusk is going to absorb her essence, and also will initiate the final phase of the fight. At this time, he is stronger, will be able to use melee and ranged attacks. Also, can drag you to a prison of purple flames. For this case, you should escape the prison, or they are going to be dealt 60+ damage.


Scythe of Vitur
Scythe of Vitur

The Scythe of Vitur is the best Melee weapon. But, it is an expensive weapon on OSRS. Most players do not have access to it. So, if you cannot get it, you are able to use the Abyssal Tentacle. Other alternative weapons which are not as powerful as the previous weapons are a Dragon Scimitar and an Abyssal Whip. If you are an Ironman and have not yet achieved level 85 in Slayer, a Dragon Scimitar will do the trick.

When using Ranged weapons, the best choice for you is the Blowpipe. But, if you do not have access to a Blowpipe, a nice alternative is the Rune Crossbow.

    • Cape

In the Melee Cape slot, you will be able to equip the Infernal Cape as it is the best option in Old School RuneScape. Then, a Fire Cape is going to be the second nice choice. Several of you prefer to use Ava’s Assembler because it will be able to boost your Ranged stats. Also, it is undoubtedly the best choice for Ranged Attacks. If you have not unlocked Ava’s Assembler, do not worry, you are still able to resort to using Ava’s Accumulator. Although it is not as resourceful as the previous items, it will be able to assist you in certain situations.

    • Ammo

In the Ammo slot, it is going to depend on the weapon you are currently using. You need to bring a Blessing if you plan on attacking with a Blowpipe so you will be able to have several extra Prayer bonuses. However, if you are using a Rune Crossbow, it will be better to equip Diamond Bolts. Aside from that, you will be able to dazzle them to boost your Ranged attack. Several other players prefer Ruby bolts, but the extra space is not really worth it when fighting the Gargoyle.

    • Helmet

You need to be on a Gargoyle Task to battle the Gargoyle. Thus, you have to wear the Slayer Helm for ultimate damage and also for better stats. If you do not have the ability to unlock the Slayer Helm for some reasons, then you are able to use a Black Mask. Whether you use the Slayer Helm or the Black Helm, it is highly recommended for you to imbue your headgear of choice at the Nightmare Zone. If you do so, it is going to give you a boost on Melee and Range. But, if you do not do this, the headgear will only improve your Melee level.

    • Shield

In the Shield slot, Inverted Defender will be the best. If this is not possible, the Dragon Defender is going to be a formidable second choice. You do not need to use a shield if you are using a Blowipipe. But, it is nice to use a Twisted Blucker when you are equipping the Rune Crossbow.