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 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 northwestern room, there is a ranged and mage safe spot behind the "Stinking tendrils" available. Walk into the western door and the western most tile behind the tendrils. Another safe spot is in the same room. Enter from the southern door and stand against the wall beside the door.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Bones 1 Always 80
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Fire rune 2–15 Common 10–75 Pure essence 15 (noted) Uncommon 60 Water rune 7 Uncommon 35 Chaos rune 7 Uncommon 714 Law rune 2 Uncommon 522 Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 298
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf(m) 1 Uncommon 17 Grimy tarromin(m) 1 Uncommon 163 Grimy marrentill(m) 1 Uncommon 15 Grimy harralander(m) 1 Rare 830 Grimy ranarr weed(m) 1 Rare 8,238 Grimy irit leaf(m) 1 Rare 923 Grimy avantoe(m) 1 Rare 2,091 Grimy kwuarm(m) 1 Rare 1,607 Grimy cadantine(m) 1 Rare 1,409 Grimy lantadyme(m) 1 Rare 1,328 Grimy dwarf weed(m) 1 Rare 1,018
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 15; 30; 44; 100 Common Not sold Potato seed 4 Uncommon 4(m) Eye of newt 1 Uncommon 4 Coal 3–7 (noted) Uncommon 753–1,757 Trout 1 Uncommon 19 Unlit torch(m) 1 Uncommon 1 Top of sceptre 1 Uncommon (3/100) Not sold Mithril arrow 5–14 Rare 195–546 Adamant med helm 1 Rare 912 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,735 Clue scroll (medium)(m) 1 Rare Not sold
Rare drop table
In addition to the drops above, this monster also has access to the rare drop table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 3,000 Common Not sold Loop half of key 1 Common 8,703 Tooth half of key 1 Common 13,676 Chaos talisman 1 Common 976 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 986 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 994 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,772 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 734 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,800 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,822 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 760 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,340 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,362 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 16,549 Law rune 45 Uncommon 11,745 Death rune 45 Uncommon 12,915 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,618 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,973 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,635 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,900 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 12,093 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,735 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,352 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,228 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,168 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,488 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,843
- Their name appears to be a corruption of 'Catoblepas', a legendary cow-like creature from real-world myth that is similar in appearance.