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Commander Zilyana
Commander Zilyana
Release date 17 October 2013 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 596
Always drops Bones
Commander of Saradomin's forces.
Combat info
Hitpoints 255
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 31 (Melee and Magic)
Weakness Ice spells
Attack Styles
Melee (crush), Magic
Slayer-icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 350
Category Boss
Assigned by
Nieve chatheadDuradel chathead
Combat-icon Combat stats
Attack-icon Strength-icon Defence-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
280 196 300 250 300
Attack-icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +200 +0
Defence-icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+100 +100 +100 +100 +100
Other bonuses Immunities
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon Attack-icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+20  ? +195 Immune Immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 8
Commander Zilyana chathead

Commander Zilyana is one of the bosses found in the God Wars Dungeon within the Saradomin Encampment, and one of the last surviving Icyene. To gain access to her chamber, players must kill 40 Saradominists, you also need 2 ropes to access the Saradomin Encampment. She uses rapid and accurate Melee and Magic attacks, which can hit up to 27 each. Her magical attack also hits twice similar to the Dragon Dagger special attack, Puncture; therefore, it is very important to use Protect from Magic while wearing high-level melee armour to tank her melee attacks when melee'ing or utilise the hit-and-run tactic with Ranged. It is possible to freeze Zilyana with Magic such as Ice Barrage or Entangle, but note that she has VERY high Magic Defence and most magical armour provides very little Defence bonuses, which makes maging the most dangerous and least favorable option.


Fighting TacticsEdit

Zilyana Hit-and-Run

Use the hit-and-run tactic on Zilyana.

It is recommended to use Verac's set or Godswords as warriors and Diamond bolts (e) with your best crossbow as rangers. Zilyana will lose Hitpoints faster in team, so Ruby bolts are not recommended.

Following a patch on the 24th October 2013, Zilyana is also weak to Ice spells and the Zamorak godsword.

Zilyana will target the person who does the first attack, but if that person does not attack Zilyana for couple of seconds, then Zilyana will switch to another target who is attacking her. Having one ranger in team will make the kill faster and saves the supplies of all players. The ranger should hit Zilyana first and continue with the hit-and-run method, and while Zilyana is following the ranger, meleers will crush Zilyana without having to tank her melee attacks.

Note that Zilyana also switches to a new target if the player who she is following is not doing any damage (hitting 0's) for a certain period of time, so it is recommended that the ranger use the best weapon available to them, preferably an Armadyl crossbow with Diamond bolts (e) as well as a Ranged level of at least 85 and the Eagle Eye prayer so as to reliably inflict damage upon Zilyana. The Armadyl crossbow also has a special attack, Armadyl Eye, which will double the player's overall accuracy (level, weapon, gear accuracy), which gives an increased chance of inflicting damage upon Zilyana, further increasing the ranger's chance of luring her.




Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bones Bones 1 Always 59


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Saradomin sword Saradomin sword 1 Rare (1/127)[1] 1,223,982
Armadyl crossbow Armadyl crossbow 1 Rare (1/508)[1] 19,124,566
Rune sword Rune sword 1 Rare (1/406)[2] 12,791

Runes and AmmunitionEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune dart Rune dart 35–40 Common 28,245–32,280
Law rune Law rune 95–105 Common 20,330–22,470


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune plateskirt Rune plateskirt 1 Common 40,942
Adamant platebody Adamant platebody 1 Uncommon 9,757
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Uncommon 36,327

Herbs, potions, and seedsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 5 (noted) Common 34,765
Herb seed 5 Ranarr seed 2 Common 39,658
Prayer potion (4) Prayer potion(4) 3 Uncommon 27,645
Saradomin brew (3) Saradomin brew(3)[3] 3 Uncommon 15,537
Super restore (4) Super restore(4)[3] 3 Uncommon 28,239
Super defence(4) Super defence(4)[4] 3 Uncommon 6,684
Magic potion(3) Magic potion(3)[4] 3 Uncommon 1,293
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1 Rare (1/128) 128,854


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 10000 Coins 19,362–20,300 Common Not sold
Diamond Diamond 6 (noted) Uncommon 13,242
Rare drop table Rare drop table 1 Uncommon (8/127)[5] Not sold
Saradomin's light Saradomin's light 1 Rare (1/254)[6] 139,772
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/250) Not sold
Godsword shard 1 Godsword shard 1 1 Rare (1/256) 167,259
Godsword shard 2 Godsword shard 2 1 Rare (1/256) 167,087
Godsword shard 3 Godsword shard 3 1 Rare (1/256) 168,623
Saradomin hilt Saradomin hilt 1 Rare (1/508)[1] 49,047,212
Pet zilyana Pet zilyana 1 Very rare (1/5,000) Not sold
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Twitter - 27 Aug 2015
  2. Twitter - 16 Sep 2015
  3. 3.0 3.1 Saradomin brews and Super restore potions are dropped together
  4. 4.0 4.1 Super defence potions and magic potions are dropped together
  5. Twitter - 19 October 2016
  6. Twitter - 10 Sep 2015

Rare drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster also has access to the rare drop table.

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,670
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 7,260
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 24,019
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,509
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,111
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 487
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 249
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 18,291
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,670
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,943
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 27,104
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 41,163
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 4,149
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Rare 690
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 9,900
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,120
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,846
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,746
Law rune Law rune 45 Rare 9,630
Death rune Death rune 45 Rare 12,555
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Rare 20,540
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,327
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 63,482
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 73,768
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 40,660


  • While pretending to form an alliance with Armadyl, Commander Zilyana stole the Armadyl crossbow from Kree'arra during the God Wars, keeping it as a trophy of her cunning.
  • At Old School RuneScape's first birthday event, players could speak to Commander Zilyana, resulting in the following dialogue:
    • Player: Greetings, Zilyana.
    • Zilyana: Commander, if you don't mind.
    • Player: I don't, Zilyana.
    • Zilyana: Bah, find me some more cake. oh and FIND THE GODSWORD!
    • Player: I'll err... get some more cake alright?

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