The Grotesque Guardians, often simply referred to as “Gargoyles,” are a pair of grotesque stone creatures that inhabit the rooftop of the Slayer Tower. This fearsome twosome, consisting of Dusk and Dawn, guards the entrance to the Slayer Tower and serves as a unique and rewarding boss encounter in OSRS. To access this battle, players must have a Slayer level of 75 and have completed the quest “Making Friends with My Arm
Requirements and Recommended Stats
Before embarking on your journey to confront the Grotesque Guardians, it’s essential to meet certain requirements and possess recommended stats:
- Slayer Level: 75 Slayer is the minimum requirement to take on these stone behemoths.
- Gear and Stats: While you can attempt the Grotesque Guardians with lower stats, it is highly recommended to have at least 80 Attack, Strength, and Defence, as well as 70 Prayer for Piety or Rigour.
Confronting the Guardians
Once you’ve met all the prerequisites and are well-prepared, it’s time to take on the Grotesque Guardians. Here’s a brief overview of what to expect:
a. Dusk and Dawn: The Grotesque Guardians have two phases – Dusk and Dawn. Dusk is the melee phase, while Dawn is the ranged phase. Both have their unique abilities and attack styles.
b. Dusk’s Special Attacks: Dusk has two special attacks: Spinning Attack and Ground Pound. These can be avoided by moving away from the targeted area or using the appropriate prayer.
c. Dawn’s Special Attacks: Dawn uses two special attacks as well: Lightning and Falling Rocks. Pay attention to the ground indicators to dodge these attacks effectively.
Strategies for Success
Success in battling the Grotesque Guardians relies on your ability to switch between protecting from melee and ranged attacks, as well as managing their special attacks. Here are some key strategies to keep in mind:
- Prayers: Utilize Protect from Melee during Dusk’s phase and Protect from Missiles during Dawn’s phase. Be ready to switch prayers quickly.
- Movement: Keep moving to avoid the special attacks. Staying in one place can lead to devastating damage.
- Damage Output: Focus on one Guardian at a time to maximize your damage output. Typically, players start with Dusk.
- Supplies: Be mindful of your food and prayer potion reserves. Don’t be too conservative, but also avoid unnecessary waste.
- Patience: Take your time and practice the mechanics. It may take a few attempts to get the hang of the fight.