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Release date 16 June 2016 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 321
Always drops Ashes
Clue scroll (hard)
Ancient shard
A darkly altared demon.
Combat info
Hitpoints 450
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 38
Weakness Arclight
Attack Styles
Melee (slash), Magic
Slayer-icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 618
Category Black/Greater demon
Assigned by
Chaeldar chatheadNieve chatheadDuradel chathead
Combat-icon Combat stats
Attack-icon Strength-icon Defence-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
240 250 200 1 280
Attack-icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Defence-icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+80 +80 +80 +130 +130
Other bonuses Immunities
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon Attack-icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+31 +0 +160 Immune Immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 4

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.

Like all demons, it is susceptible to the powers of Silverlight, Darklight, and Arclight.

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.
Fighting Skotizo

A player fighting Skotizo.



Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Clue scroll (hard) Clue scroll (hard) 1 Always Not sold
Ancient shard Ancient shard 1–5 Always Not sold

Ammunition and RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Death rune Death rune 500 Common 131,500
Soul rune Soul rune 450 Common 61,200
Blood rune Blood rune 450 Common 115,200


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune platebody Rune platebody 3 (noted) Common 131,157
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 3 (noted) Common 107,544
Rune platelegs Rune platelegs 3 (noted) Common 121,539
Rune plateskirt Rune plateskirt 3 (noted) Common 122,088


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 40 (noted) Common 268,120
Grimy snapdragon Grimy snapdragon 20 (noted) Common 150,640
Grimy torstol Grimy torstol 20 (noted) Common 145,600


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 10 (noted) Common 220,990
Battlestaff Battlestaff 25 (noted) Common 226,350
Onyx bolt tips 5 Onyx bolt tips 40 Common 341,320
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 75 (noted) Common 121,200
Runite bar Runite bar 20 (noted) Common 269,900
Raw anglerfish Raw anglerfish 60 (noted) Common 102,000
Mahogany plank Mahogany plank 150 (noted) Common 321,600
Uncut onyx Uncut onyx 1 Very rare (1/1,000) 2,971,136


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Common (1/5) Not sold
Dark totem base Dark totem base 1 Uncommon Not sold
Dark totem middle Dark totem middle 1 Uncommon Not sold
Dark totem Dark totem 1 Uncommon Not sold
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare (1/100) 72,581
Jar of darkness 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.

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