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Zulrah
Zulrah
Release date 8 January 2015 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 725
Always drops Zulrah's scales
Examine
The green hooded serpent of the poison waste.
Combat info
Hitpoints 500
Aggressive Yes (instanced)
Poisonous Yes (venom)
Max hit 41
Weakness Ranged, Magic
Attack Styles
Ranged, Magic and Melee
Slayer-icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 500
Category Boss
Assigned by
Nieve chatheadDuradel chathead
Combat-icon Combat stats
Attack-icon Strength-icon Defence-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
1 1 300 300 300
Attack-icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +50 +50
Defence-icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 -45 +50
Other bonuses Immunities
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon Attack-icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+0 +20 +0 Immune Immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 7
Zulrah
Zulrah (crimson)
Release date 8 January 2015 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 725
Always drops Zulrah's scales
Examine
The crimson hooded serpent of the poison waste.
Combat info
Hitpoints 500
Aggressive Yes (instanced)
Poisonous Yes (venom)
Max hit 41
Weakness Ranged, Magic
Attack Styles
Ranged, Magic and Melee
Slayer-icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 500
Category Boss
Assigned by
Nieve chatheadDuradel chathead
Combat-icon Combat stats
Attack-icon Strength-icon Defence-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
1 1 300 300 300
Attack-icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +50 +50
Defence-icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +300
Other bonuses Immunities
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon Attack-icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+0 +20 +0 Immune Immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 5
Zulrah
Zulrah (turquoise)
Release date 8 January 2015 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 725
Always drops Zulrah's scales
Examine
The turqoise hooded serpent of the poison waste.
Combat info
Hitpoints 500
Aggressive Yes (instanced)
Poisonous Yes (venom)
Max hit 41
Weakness Ranged
Attack Styles
Ranged, Magic and Melee
Slayer-icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 500
Category Boss
Assigned by
Nieve chatheadDuradel chathead
Combat-icon Combat stats
Attack-icon Strength-icon Defence-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
1 1 300 300 300
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
+0 +0 +0 +300 +0
Other bonuses Immunities
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon Attack-icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+0 +20 +0 Immune Immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 7
























Zulrah is a level 725 snake that was released on 8 January 2015. He is a solo-only boss, meaning players cannot fight this boss in teams. He can only be attacked with Melee by use of a halberd for minimal damage, so players should instead attack with Ranged and/or Magic. Although completion of Regicide is not required to fight Zulrah, players must have completed the quest to the point of reaching Port Tyras (completion of Regicide is required for the teleport). There is also a fairy ring teleport, code BJS, west of Zulrah that is unusable without completion of Regicide. However, several stepping stones must be crossed to reach Zulrah, requiring 76 Agility to use (can be boosted).

Before the player can fight Zulrah, they must speak with High Priestess Zul-Harcinqa first and offer themselves as the sacrifice in place of the gnome child, as Zul-Gwenwynig will prevent the player from boarding the boat until Zul-Harcinqa allows you to be the sacrifice.

Should a player die during their battle with Zulrah, they can retrieve their items by speaking to Priestess Zul-Gwenwynig. However, if you die anywhere a second time without retrieving your items, all items from your first death will be lost completely.

History

It is unknown when or how Zulrah arrived at the Poison Waste, but it is known to have adapted to the toxic waste surrounding it and eventually becoming the only creature able to live in the wastes. Zulrah's gender is also unclear; the High Priestess Zul-Harcinqa refers to it as a male, while the examine text of Zulrah's boss lair display refers to it as a female.

Sometime during the Fifth Age, Harcinqa's mother, Harcinqa, her daughter, and Rentos, her son, visited the Poison Waste. On 5th Bennath, group of men, Ohn, Mortarium, Onan, and several others, attempted to escape the elven clans by running south to the Poison Waste. With no food to eat, they attempted to fish for eels in the swamp, to no avail. With no luck on catching food, they decide to camp out with the gnomes.

Two days after, Zulrah appeared during the night and ate five of Ohn's men before the group could get to their senses. The next day after that, Harcinqa's mother attracted Zulrah's attention with a giant campfire, and held out her son, Rentos, which it devoured immediately. The gnome woman bargained a deal with Zulrah, promising to send it sacrifices in return for food and worshiping it as a god. Zulrah agreed to the terms, and the next day, began sending eels to the group to eat.

As a result, Zulrah is worshiped as a god and it is sent sacrifices daily, and in return, allows the village of Zul-andra to stand and sends eels daily to the villagers.

Habitat

Zulrah's shrine

Zulrah appears as the player arrives to his shrine.

Zulrah is located in his shrine east of Zul-Andra, which is accessed by boarding the sacrificial boat. The area is instanced and the player goes alone, meaning that Zulrah cannot be killed in teams. Upon entering the shrine, Zulrah will appear. The only way to escape from the shrine is by either teleporting out, or killing/dying to Zulrah.

Players can spectate a fight using a telescope located on an island north of Zul-Andra, which is accessed by using the fairy ring code DLR.

When a player defeats Zulrah, the drops will be received under the player, much like cave krakens. A Zul-andra teleport scroll will also be dropped around the player, which can be used to bring the player back to Zul-andra.

Attacks

Zulrah uses venom, a stronger form of poison and starts off at 6 damage. Unlike poison which decreases over time, venom increases by 6 every minute. If not cured, the damage will continue to increase, eventually reaching a cap of 20. Venom can be cured instantly by drinking any anti-venom potion, or by two doses of any antipoison potion. Wearing a serpentine helm will prevent the player from becoming envenomed.

Zulrah has different attacks depending on the colour he is.

Zulrah changes his forms by diving into the swamp and then reappearing somewhere in the arena (either in the middle or just outside the middle area, in a certain order depending on the first spawn after the Ranged-Melee-Magic attacks).

  • When Zulrah is green, he attacks with Ranged, spreads toxic fumes over the area, and spawns snakelings
    • At the end of each pattern a green Zulrah will alternate between Magic and Ranged attacks. The style used first depends on which side of the arena Zulrah spawns at.
  • When Zulrah is turquoise, he attacks with Magic and Ranged, spreads toxic fumes, and spawns snakelings.
  • When Zulrah is crimson, he spreads toxic fumes over the area and attacks at the player's recent spot. If they are caught by the Melee attack, they will also be stunned.

Once Zulrah is defeated, a scroll is dropped on the ground near a players loot - upon reading the scroll, the player is teleported back to Zul-Andra. Players cannot pick up this scroll. To fight Zulrah again after defeating him, a player must leave the shrine and return via the boat.

Strategies

Main article: Zulrah/Strategies

When fighting Zulrah's green form, it is recommended to activate Protect from Missiles. When fighting Zulrah's blue form, you should activate Protect from Magic. However, there is one green form that will switch between Magic and Ranged attacks towards the end of each attack pattern, so for this one, you must flick each attack, or you may be hit 40+ damage. Be aware in this stage, you may also be attacked by the snakelings and can easily be combo'd out.

The fight begins with the player in front of Zulrah in his green form. Zulrah will not poison the player until the third form (turquoise). They should immediately drink a dose of anti-venom+ potion when the third form appears. Avoid the toxic fumes that he creates as he fires them around the area. After a short time, he will immediately switch to a different form and begin using abilities and attacks from that form.

During the turquoise form, he can use both toxic fumes and white orbs, which will summon a Snakeling. Although they have 1 hitpoint, they can hit very hard against the player, so a Ring of Recoil is recommended to kill them off if needed. The areas that Zulrah launches white orbs will not have any toxic fumes during that phase, so stand in those areas when needed. When Zulrah is crimson, he will stare at the player before attacking that area. If they are not two spaces away from him, they will take Melee damage and also be stunned, which can leave the player in a dangerous state if their Hitpoints are low and there are nearby fumes. During his light green form, prayer flicking can be helpful, and eat when needed, as both Magic and Ranged attacks will be used against the player.

It is recommended to use long-ranged attacks to avoid the venom clouds if Zulrah is in the way of them.

Player Death

Upon death at Zulrah, your items will be held by the priestess which you talked to at the boat. Some specific anomalies occur with some specific items. This information may be useful to Ultimate Iron Men.

The following items are destroyed forever and cannot be retrieved

The following items are kept, but not in the state they were lost

The following items are kept, along with their contents

Drops

In addition to the 100% drop, the player will also have two rolls on Zulrah's drop table.

100% drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Zulrah's scales Zulrah's scales 100–300 Always 11,600–34,800

Unique drop table

There is a 1 in 256 chance of hitting the unique drop table per roll, effectively giving a 1 in 128 chance of any item from this table as Zulrah gives two rolls per kill. Below lists the effective drop rates per kill of any specific item, taking into account the fact that there are 4 different items in this drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Tanzanite fang Tanzanite fang 1 Rare (1/512) 2,292,506
Magic fang Magic fang 1 Rare (1/512) 2,319,064
Serpentine visage Serpentine visage 1 Rare (1/512) 2,278,897
Uncut onyx Uncut onyx 1 Rare (1/512) 3,006,638

Armour & Weapons

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,302
Dragon halberd Dragon halberd 1 Rare 158,710

Runes

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Law rune Law rune 200 Common 38,400
Death rune Death rune 300 Uncommon 108,900
Chaos rune Chaos rune 500 Uncommon 50,500
Pure essence Pure essence 1,500 (noted) Uncommon 7,500

Herbs

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Toadflax Toadflax 20 (noted) Rare 48,400
Snapdragon Snapdragon 20 (noted) Rare 166,380
Dwarf weed Dwarf weed 20 (noted) Rare 17,340
Torstol Torstol 20 (noted) Rare 98,140

Materials

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Flax Flax 1,000 (noted) Common 2,000
Snakeskin Snakeskin 35 (noted) Common 315
Dragon bolt tips 5 Dragon bolt tips 12 Common 16,068
Magic logs Magic logs 100 (noted) Common 101,800
Coal Coal 300 (noted) Uncommon 54,000
Runite ore Runite ore 10 (noted) Uncommon 111,880

Seeds

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1 Uncommon 135,880
Calquat tree seed 5 Calquat tree seed 2 Uncommon 306
Papaya tree seed 5 Papaya tree seed 2 Uncommon 12,194
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 1 Uncommon 49,123
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 2 Rare 650
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 2 Rare 71,982
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 2 Rare 884
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 2 Rare 35,948
Spirit seed 5 Spirit seed 1 Rare (1/256) Not sold
Crystal seed Crystal seed 1 Rare (1/256) 5,543

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Zul-andra teleport Zul-andra teleport 1 Common 41,617
Dragon bones Dragon bones 30 (noted) Common 83,310
Coconut Coconut 20 (noted) Common 8,460
Grapes Grapes 250 (noted) Common 44,250
Zulrah's scales Zulrah's scales 500 Uncommon 58,000
Battlestaff Battlestaff 10 (noted) Uncommon 88,370
Antidote++(4) Antidote++(4) 10 (noted) Uncommon 2,100
Raw shark Raw shark 100 (noted) Uncommon 72,800
Mahogany plank Mahogany plank 50 (noted) Uncommon 107,300
Swamp tar Swamp tar 1,000 Uncommon 10,000
Saradomin brew(4) Saradomin brew(4) 10 (noted) Uncommon 82,840
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 25 (noted) Uncommon 54,475
Rare drop table Rare drop table 1 Uncommon (1/32) Not sold
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Uncommon (1/75) Not sold
Jar of swamp Jar of swamp 1 Very rare (1/3,000) 13,930
Pet snakeling Pet snakeling 1 Very rare (1/4,000) Not sold
Tanzanite mutagen Tanzanite mutagen 1 Very rare (1/6,553.6)[1] Not sold
Magma mutagen Magma mutagen 1 Very rare (1/6,553.6)[1] Not sold
  1. 1.0 1.1 The drop rate is 1/6,553.6 for a specific mutagen, or 1/3,276.8 for any mutagen. See the individual mutagen pages for an in-depth explanation.

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 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,437
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 10,242
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 15,958
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 827
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,805
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,022
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 474
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 15,276
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,554
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,116
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,671
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 38,053
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,544
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Rare 565
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,800
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,400
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Rare 22,482
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,550
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,662
Law rune Law rune 45 Rare 8,640
Death rune Death rune 45 Rare 16,335
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Rare 16,766
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,519
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,302
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 70,453
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,899


Trivia

Zulrah Chronicle art

Zulrah art from Jagex's turn-based card game Chronicle: RuneScape Legends

  • Prior to Zulrah's release, a poll was held to decide the name of the solo snake boss. The other entries, in order of popularity, were Ka'nes, Baloki, Attor, Dyzurah, and Duserpes.
  • Zulrah's drop table originally had more items in greater quantities, such as torstol seeds, black dragonhide, Zulrah's scales, etc. Due to player complaints about the overall profitability and falling prices of certain items, the drop table was revised two weeks after release.
  • Zulrah formerly uncommonly dropped two noted crystal keys as part of his drop table. This was replaced by access to the rare drop table instead.
  • The week after release, Zulrah's green form was given an increased Ranged Defence and a decreased Magic Defence. This was changed due to Magic not being a viable method of defeating him. The same update brought two new rotations to defeating Zulrah, as they were very predictable the first two weeks of release.
  • Zulrah's history is similar to that of Loarnab in RuneScape 3 (in Dimension of Disaster's world); both are worshipped as gods (although Zulrah is not a god himself) and are given sacrifices to please them.


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