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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.

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 14,600–43,800

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) 2,985,432
Magic fang Magic fang 1 Rare (1/512) 2,916,802
Serpentine visage Serpentine visage 1 Rare (1/512) 2,919,965
Uncut onyx Uncut onyx 1 Rare (1/512) 3,016,573

Armour & Weapons

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 61,698
Dragon halberd Dragon halberd 1 Rare 169,427

Runes

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Law rune Law rune 200 Common 37,000
Death rune Death rune 300 Uncommon 98,700
Chaos rune Chaos rune 500 Uncommon 50,000
Pure essence Pure essence 1,500 (noted) Uncommon 10,500

Herbs

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Toadflax Toadflax 20 (noted) Rare 45,020
Snapdragon Snapdragon 20 (noted) Rare 154,320
Dwarf weed Dwarf weed 20 (noted) Rare 24,840
Torstol Torstol 20 (noted) Rare 137,180

Materials

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Flax Flax 1,000 (noted) Common 3,000
Snakeskin Snakeskin 35 (noted) Common 210
Dragon bolt tips 5 Dragon bolt tips 12 Common 16,080
Magic logs Magic logs 100 (noted) Common 108,900
Coal Coal 300 (noted) Uncommon 45,000
Runite ore Runite ore 10 (noted) Uncommon 125,820

Seeds

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1 Uncommon 130,762
Calquat tree seed 5 Calquat tree seed 2 Uncommon 354
Papaya tree seed 5 Papaya tree seed 2 Uncommon 18,104
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 1 Uncommon 62,513
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 2 Rare 746
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 2 Rare 61,228
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 2 Rare 1,322
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 2 Rare 60,468
Spirit seed 5 Spirit seed 1 Rare (1/256) Not sold
Crystal seed Crystal seed 1 Rare (1/256) 7,283

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Zul-andra teleport Zul-andra teleport 1 Common 39,905
Dragon bones Dragon bones 30 (noted) Common 94,920
Coconut Coconut 20 (noted) Common 8,000
Grapes Grapes 250 (noted) Common 51,250
Zulrah's scales Zulrah's scales 500 Uncommon 73,000
Battlestaff Battlestaff 10 (noted) Uncommon 89,370
Antidote++ (4) Antidote++ (4) 10 (noted) Uncommon 2,270
Raw shark Raw shark 100 (noted) Uncommon 90,200
Mahogany plank Mahogany plank 50 (noted) Uncommon 105,050
Swamp tar Swamp tar 1,000 Uncommon 15,000
Saradomin brew (4) Saradomin brew (4) 10 (noted) Uncommon 72,010
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 25 (noted) Uncommon 63,150
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) 14,917
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 1,661
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 8,207
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 18,923
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,153
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,093
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 760
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 568
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 17,889
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,787
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,606
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 26,675
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 41,376
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,888
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Rare 455
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 15,500
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Rare 780
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Rare 25,169
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,242
Law rune Law rune 45 Rare 8,325
Death rune Death rune 45 Rare 14,805
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Rare 16,759
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,504
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 61,698
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 72,098
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 41,616


Trivia

Zulrah Chronicle art

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

  • 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.
  • In addition, Zulrah's green form now has an increased Ranged Defence and a decreased Magic Defence. This was changed due to Magic not being a viable method of defeating him.
  • Also, the update brought two new rotations to defeating Zulrah, as they were very predictable the first two weeks of 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.
  • 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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