The Basilisk boss is an especially strong basilisk that can only be fought once, during the Desert Slayer Dungeon miniquest.
Killing the basilisk boss gives the player a reward of 1,000 Slayer experience. Like its regular brethren, it can drain stats and deal high damage if a mirror shield or Mask of Reflection is not equipped. However, its draining effect cannot be completely avoided by wearing a mirror shield or a Mask of Reflection.
The Basilisk boss' stat draining attack.
The recommended strategy for fighting the basilisk boss is to use melee combat; the basilisk is weak to stab attacks, so the use of a one-handed stabbing weapon, such as the chaotic rapier or Korasi's sword, is recommended. Spears and other two-handed weapons are not recommended unless the player has a Mask of Reflection, as a mirror shield must be wielded to avoid the basilisk's effects.
Even with the use of prayers, each of its attacks still reduces one or two combat stats by one to three points. A super restore or restore potion is very useful, although it is possible to replace them with combat potion or super attack and super strength potions or alternatively, placing a dominion banner will occasionally boost and restore stats.
Upon defeating the boss, you will have access to the regular basilisks in the room. The basilisks in the room are not aggressive.
- Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
- These items are dropped alongside main drops.
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