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|Release date||16 June 2016 (Update)|
|Always drops||• Ashes|
• Clue scroll (hard)
• Ancient shard
|A darkly altared demon.|
Skotizo is a demonic demi-boss located beneath the Catacombs of Kourend. Accessing its lair requires the use of a dark totem on the altar found in the centre of the Catacombs. The totem parts are obtained by killing the monsters (except ghosts) in the catacombs. One dark totem persists for only one attempt.
During the fight, Skotizo will occasionally activate the Awakened Altars found in the north, south, east and west central areas of the room. These totems increase its defence while activated, and have 100 hitpoints each. It is best to take them out whenever two or more are present as they will drastically increase his defence. The Arclight will instantly disable them in one hit regardless of the player's accuracy and max hit.
During the fight, it is best to take advantage of its weakness to Arclight and use Protect from Melee, bringing ranged armour to tank its rather accurate magic attacks. Once it reaches half of its health, it may chant Gar mulno ful taglo!, which will summon three reanimated demon spawns. It may also summon a Dark Ankou. Both of them attack with melee but only serve as assisting minions, so they can be safely ignored with Protect from Melee. When going to disable the Awakened Altars, the player should switch to Protect from Magic, as Skotizo does not close in to use melee attacks.
Upon defeat, it will always drop a Clue scroll (hard) (if the player does not already have one on them/in the bank), along with anywhere from 1-5 ancient shards. Skotizo has an extremely generous drop table (due to the time it takes to assemble a full totem) and can also drop Clue scroll (elite) at a rate of 1/5.
- Note: The lair is instanced, so do not bring any items you are not willing to lose as it will be lost on death. If the player needs to leave for some reason, they can either teleport out or use one of the four portals in the corners of the boss chamber.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Clue scroll (hard) 1 Always Not sold Ancient shard 1–5 Always Not sold
Ammunition and RunesEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Death rune 500 Common 131,500 Soul rune 450 Common 61,200 Blood rune 450 Common 115,200
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Rune platebody 3 (noted) Common 131,157 Rune kiteshield 3 (noted) Common 107,544 Rune platelegs 3 (noted) Common 121,539 Rune plateskirt 3 (noted) Common 122,088
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy ranarr weed 40 (noted) Common 268,120 Grimy snapdragon 20 (noted) Common 150,640 Grimy torstol 20 (noted) Common 145,600
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Uncut dragonstone 10 (noted) Common 220,990 Battlestaff 25 (noted) Common 226,350 Onyx bolt tips 40 Common 341,320 Adamantite ore 75 (noted) Common 121,200 Runite bar 20 (noted) Common 269,900 Raw anglerfish 60 (noted) Common 102,000 Mahogany plank 150 (noted) Common 321,600 Uncut onyx 1 Very rare (1/1,000) 2,971,136
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Clue scroll (elite) 1 Common (1/5) Not sold Dark totem base 1 Uncommon Not sold Dark totem middle 1 Uncommon Not sold Dark totem 1 Uncommon Not sold Shield left half 1 Rare (1/100) 72,581 Jar of darkness 1 Very rare (1/2,500) 855,873
- Prior to an update on 28 July 2016, Skotizo's elite clue scroll drop rate was 1/50.
- Skotizo is one of the few monsters that counts for a slayer task for multiple different monster classes, black and greater demons.
- Skotizo is the only monster that has the Shield left half as part of its normal drop table; all other monsters indirectly drop it via the rare drop table.