Commander Zilyana

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Commander Zilyana, Keeper of the Faith, is the leader of Saradomin's army in the God Wars Dungeon. She is an Icyene, an ancient race of winged beings, chosen by Saradomin to guard his hilt. Commander Zilyana uses a melee attack and a magic attack. She attacks with her multi-target magic attack when her sword glows with a bright blue aura and she raises it in the air. If the attack hits a player, a small wall of lightning will appear around the player. She attacks with melee when she slashes at the player with her sword. Her melee attack is not multi-target.

Both her magic and melee attacks only work at close range. She attacks every 1.2 seconds and both of her attacks hit at the same time (she will only use magic in melee distance). She targets the player closest to her upon spawning, but she switches to the player who has currently done the most damage to her.

Commander Zilyana is located in the back room of Saradomin's Encampment. Players must have level 70 Agility to reach her. In addition, she has three bodyguards: Growler (magic), Bree (ranged), and Starlight (melee).

If blood spells are used on her consistently, the message "Commander Zilyana becomes more enraged by your spells and tries to channel them to increase her own power!" will appear in the chatbox, and her power will be boosted, granting her stronger attacks. This effect stacks (to a cap), so continued use of blood spells may prove fatal. A better alternative is Shadow Barrage, which reduces her damage whilst hitting Zilyana and everything around her.

Obtaining all unique drops will unlock the [Name], Finesse of the Icyene title.

History[edit | edit source]

The God Wars[edit | edit source]

Zilyana first came to Gielinor sometime near the end of the God Wars.[1]

Battle of Annakarl[edit | edit source]

Prior to arriving at the Temple of Lost Ancients, Zilyana participated in the battle of Annakarl, where it was under Saradominst control. She battled K'ril, but was overpowered by the demon and mortally wounded. Saradomin arrived, teleported her to the Stone of Jas, and used its powers to heal her otherwise fatal wounds.

The Godsword[edit | edit source]

Eventually, Zilyana was dispatched to the Temple of Lost Ancients to help a flock of Avianstese who were pinned by Zamorakian forces. Given a group of priests and knights, she also recruited peasants along the way to strengthen her army. In her notes, she states that it was foolish for the avianstese to retreat into the caverns, and was even more annoyed that General Graardor was sent for "assistance". The three groups were already on uneasy terms when Graardor tried to take the godsword for Bandos, leaving her and Kree'arra against Graador and K'ril.

During one of the skirmishes, her bodyguard Growler became seriously injured and she ordered a retreat, praying for Saradomin's aid. The next day, she found three amulets bearing the symbols of Armadyl, Bandos and Zamorak, which she immediately destroyed and began to find the supposed heretic. The next day, the amulets reappeared on the altar, and she realised that Saradomin was sending them, but was confused with their purpose.

Eventually, Zilyana had her bodyguards wear the amulets; Bree took the pendant with Armadyl's icon. Bree eventually went out with several soldiers to check on the progress of the battle. Zilyana heard the battle and mulled for Bree to return. Bree eventually returned and told Zilyana that it was as if she was calling for him. Zilyana soon realised the purpose of the amulets and praised Saradomin's wisdom. She managed to make the enemy forces wear the amulets by making them as if they were hard-won to prevent suspicion. The situation deteriorated even further and now all sides were battling against each other. Zilyana eventually learned of Kree'arra contemplating to attack her encampment, and using the power of the amulet, convinced him to do so. In the ensuing ambush, she claimed a powerful crossbow from his forces. Eventually, the other factions realized the deception of the amulets and began fighting Zilyana and her forces on even terms.

The magus Aeternam cast a powerful freezing spell on the temple, imprisoning the combatants within for thousands of years, effectively ending the war. Zilyana was amongst those left imprisoned. Very shortly after this occurred, the god Guthix established the Edicts of Guthix, preventing the direct involvement of any deity in Gielinor. The departure of the world's Gods and the subsequent end of the God Wars meant that the cavern was forgotten, and Zilyana would remain frozen in time with its warring armies for more than 2,000 years to come. Due to her prowess in combat and her subsequent disappearance, she was considered a legendary warrior among her people.

In the recent Fifth Age, investigations by both the dwarven explorer Nestor Peregrine and the Asgarnian Temple Knights nearly resulted in the cave's (and Zilyana's) rediscovery. In 169, tectonic movement in the neighbouring Wilderness caused large portions of the cave to defrost, eventually leading to the release of most of the cavern's population. Unaware that the God Wars have ended, Zilyana and the rest of the battle's leaders have resumed the battle for the godsword once again, seemingly unaware that centuries have passed since the end of the wars.

Finding Guthix[edit | edit source]

The following takes place during The World Wakes.
Zilyana kills Cres, mistaking him for Guthix.

During the quest The World Wakes, Zilyana and her rival generals discover Guthix's hiding spot after an adventurer sets off an alarm. She and Kree'arra are the first two generals to arrive, with K'ril following up soon after. Zilyana orders the adventurer out of their way, but soon orders Kree'arra to deal with the human after K'ril simply crushes the door and moves forward.

The two generals are then met by a stronger door that neither of them are able to breach, with K'ril expressing suspicion that Zilyana would backstab him, though she states that she would only do so if he got in her way if they reached Guthix. Upon seeing the adventurer again, Zilyana states that Kree'arra was a fool, before threatening the adventurer as they both leave.

The adventurer is able to meet up with the Guardian of Guthix, where they make a defence against the impeding assault. The Zamorakians and Bandosians attempt to brute force through the Guthixian defences. When they are repelled, Zilyana leads her soldiers into battle, attempting to break through Juna's barricade so they can reach and kill Guthix. In the ensuing battle, Zilyana sees the Guardian of Guthix Cres and kills him, believing that he is actually Guthix in disguise. Despite Zilyana and her soldiers' efforts, they are unable to breach the barricade, and she shows disdain when the Zarosians arrive shortly after her failed assault.

As the three parties argue, the wall behind Juna collapses. Due to their arguing, Zilyana and the others were unable to see the perpetrator, who is later revealed to be Sliske.

When Sliske kills Guthix, Saradomin is the first to arrive at the scene. Zilyana happily shows her god that Guthix has died, but Saradomin stops her as she is being disrespectful to a fallen god who only wanted to keep Gielinor safe. She later accompanies Saradomin when he leaves. If the World Guardian decided to simply kill Guthix, Juna will mention that Zilyana left a gift for them.

The Empyrean Citadel[edit | edit source]

The following takes place during Missing, Presumed Death.
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Zilyana argues with Ilfeen.

Zilyana makes another appearance in the quest Missing, Presumed Death. She is at the Empyrean Citadel, which was taken over by the Mahjarrat Sliske for his grand ascendancy into godhood. Saradomin chose Zilyana to accompany him to the citadel. As she did not receive a invitation, Zilyana is left outside the entrance with the others. She was seen arguing with the elf Ifleen about the slaughter of Saradominist monks by an elven archer, which was a simple scene made by Sliske to believe both sides were at fault. The World Guardian can either side with Zilyana or Ifleen, or alternatively, tell her the truth.

After the quest, Zilyana leaves the citadel when Sliske lets the dragonkin Strisath loose.

Sliske's Endgame[edit | edit source]

The following takes place during Sliske's Endgame.

Zilyana plays a small role in Sliske's Endgame, where she accompanies her god into the labyrinth. After the quest, she can be found at the top of the White Knights' Castle, though she cannot be interacted with in any way.

Prior to the release of the quest, she could be seen at the top of the White Knights' Castle, looking at the eclipse. She could not be interacted with in any way.

Council of Burthorpe[edit | edit source]

The following takes place during Desperate Times.

She participates in the Council of Burthorpe, representing Saradomin, who isn't present. She gets into arguments with both Moia and Garlandia, the former for being a Zamorakian, and considering the latter to be a traitor.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Bodyguards[edit | edit source]

Zilyana and her loyal bodyguards.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

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All praise Saradomin!

When in battle, the Commander shouts several battle cries while fighting the players that dare to venture into her domain. She is voiced by Mod Ana.

  • Death to the enemies of the light!
  • Slay the evil ones!
  • Saradomin lend me strength!
  • By the power of Saradomin!
  • May Saradomin be my sword!
  • Good will always triumph!
  • Forward! Our allies are with us!
  • Saradomin is with us!
  • In the name of Saradomin!
  • Attack! Find the Godsword!

Drops[edit | edit source]

100% drop[edit | edit source]

Charms[edit | edit source]

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81–84%4–5%4–6%5–7%2–3%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 2,486 kills.
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Main drop (normal mode)[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ a b Saradomin brews and Super restore potions are dropped together
  2. ^ a b Super defence potions and Super magic potions are dropped together
  3. ^ Exact quantity and rarity is unkown, refer to talk page

Main drop (hard mode)[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ a b Super ranging and super defence potions are dropped together.

Tertiary drop (both modes)[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Dropped to all players in the room, alongside one of the rare unique item drops.
  2. ^ Has a base drop rate of 1/5,000 (normal mode) or 1/1,000 chance (hard mode), both with a threshold of 1000.
  3. ^ This drop only attempts to roll should you fail to roll a hard clue, should you get this item, there's a 1% chance it'll be upgraded to a sealed clue scroll (master).

Tertiary drop (hard mode only)[edit | edit source]

Unused model of Commander Zilyana which was created for the unreleased 2nd expansion 'Before The Wilderness'.


Rare drop table drops[edit | edit source]

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items are not required to access the table but they will increase the chance of accessing the rare drop table and may also improve the loot received from it.
Rare drop table.png Rare drop table:
Rare drop table
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Coins_250.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500CoinsF2P icon.png250–500Common250-500250-500
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Common79615
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common2,08330
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common1,77960
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common4,430120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare199,350-243,6505,400-6,600
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common12,9520
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common12,9060
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon10,129600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare455,805-557,09527,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,67160,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,30360,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare35,99137,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare539,820-659,780756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare9101,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon38,61740,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png18–22 (noted)Rare695,106-849,574720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare66,13066,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon58,69860,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common16,272-19,728678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare1,025,595-1,253,5051,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare290,564-350,386136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare13,872-16,728136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common46,575-56,92522,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon459,675-561,82540,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon16,864-20,3360
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare305,280-373,1200
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Uncommon9,500-13,300Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common4,212Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Uncommon12,100-14,520Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common968Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Rare52,650-63,180Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common5,019Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Rare10,425-14,595Not alchemisable
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon514,350-628,6500
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon152,280-186,1200
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon258,615-316,0858,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)F2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon320,670-391,9305,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon4,746-5,424532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon106,372-121,568532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon92,9041,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare239,1001,520
Flax.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common79,650-97,3501,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common21,195-25,90545-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon373,950-457,050450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon17,476-21,0746,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare173,475-212,02564,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon24,120-29,48013,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare507,600-620,400243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]379,3436,000
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]14,13918
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 3]4671
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 4]2,145,643,223300,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Brawling gloves (Melee) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Melee) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Magic).png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Brawling gloves (Magic) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Magic) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Ranged).png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Brawling gloves (Ranged) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Ranged) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Agility).png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Brawling gloves (Agility) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Agility) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Cooking).png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Brawling gloves (Cooking) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Cooking) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (FM).png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Brawling gloves (FM) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (FM) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Fishing).png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Brawling gloves (Fishing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Fishing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Hunter).png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Brawling gloves (Hunter) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Hunter) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Mining).png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Brawling gloves (Mining) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Mining) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Prayer).png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Brawling gloves (Prayer) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Prayer) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Smithing).png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Brawling gloves (Smithing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Smithing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Thieving).png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Brawling gloves (Thieving) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Thieving) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (WC).png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Brawling gloves (WC) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (WC) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Crystal triskelion fragment 1 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 1 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 2.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Crystal triskelion fragment 2 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 2 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 3.png: RS3 Commander Zilyana drops Crystal triskelion fragment 3 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 3 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Timbo's Twitter account. 19 January 2018. (Archived from the original on 22 January 2019.) Mod Timbo: "1/1280 if you hit the RDT, requires T4 luck to be worn in order to get a hold of it. Of course there are tons of different ways to access the RDT so it changes massively depending on what you're fighting, what you're wearing etc."
  2. ^ Indicates a failed 1/10 roll for Hazelmere's signet ring.
  3. ^ Indicates a roll for Hazelmere's signet ring without tier 4 luck.
  4. ^ Requires tier 4 luck. Rarer than the vecna skull.

Universal drops[edit | edit source]

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These items are dropped alongside main drops.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 11 January 2021 (Update):
    • Various bosses around RuneScape have taken their Santa Hats off for another year.
  • patch 4 May 2020 (Update):
    • Hard Mode's runite and gold stone spirits have been replaced with orichalcite and drakolith stone spirits.
  • ninja 26 May 2015 (Update):
    • An off-hand Armadyl crossbow has been added to Commander Zilyana's drop table.
  • patch 5 May 2015 (Update):
    • Hardmode Commander Zilyana can no longer be killed from the blood necklace effect.
  • patch 5 January 2015 (Update):
    • Various drops within Hard Mode God Wars boss fights now drop in a noted form.
  • patch 26 August 2014 (Update):
    • Killing Commander Zilyana in hard mode will now count towards Soul Reaper assignments correctly.
  • patch 13 January 2014 (Update):
    • Zilyana's Hard-Mode death animation is now much smoother.
  • patch 13 May 2013 (Update):
    • Commander Zilyana will no longer slide around after being knocked to the ground in hard mode.
  • hotfix 30 April 2013 (Update):
    • Hard-mode Zilyana is now using the hard-mode drop table.
  • patch 5 August 2008 (Update):
    • Commander Zilyana is less inclined to wander aimlessly in the middle of the God Wars Dungeon room while people shoot her from the edges.
  • 14 February 2008 (Update):
    • The safe spot for Commander Zilyana is removed.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Concept art of Commander Zilyana.
Older concept art of Zilyana.
  • In the Saradomin Strikes Campaign on Armies of Gielinor, it is revealed that at some point during the God Wars, Zilyana was captured by Zamorak, but then escaped.
  • Commander Zilyana received several extra buffs on the release of the Triskelion Treasures update. If she is constantly attacked by blood spells, she will become "enraged". Along with the same update, her magical strength was drastically increased, changed her weakness from Water spells to nothing, and had an increased magical defence.
  • Zilyana has her own custom special attacks, made by Mod Chris L, because she was the only original God Wars boss not to be fought during The World Wakes. 
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  • Commander Zilyana features in a flashback during the Ritual of the Mahjarrat quest. She is seen facing K'ril Tsutsaroth in battle. As they battle, K'ril gets the upper hand and blasts Zilyana away, critically injuring her. He takes a final look at her body and departs. Saradomin himself comes to rescue her and takes her to the Fist of Guthix arena, where the Stone of Jas lies, and heals her. She also received a graphical update with the release of this quest.
  • Zilyana is one of two icyenes shown in-game to have two sets of wings; one on her back near her shoulder-blades and another on her lower back near her lumbar. The other is Efaritay.
  • As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for this boss was 42,027 kills for normal mode, and 3,384 for hard mode.[5]
    • This had increased to 45,784 for normal mode, and had not increased for hard mode by 13 December 2018.[6]
  • Zilyana uses a unique respawn animation in her hard mode fight, by gracefully dropping down from the ceiling. In normal mode, she simply respawns as normal like the other original generals.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Padomenes, "Battle of Lumbridge", RuneScape. "Thousand of years ago, towards the end of the first war, she came to Gielinor as one of Saradomin's finest."
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x Mod Timbo. "Revealing Drop Rates." 20 October 2017. Developers' Blogs.
  3. ^ https://twitter.com/JagexPi/status/1026850193692655616
  4. ^ https://twitter.com/JagexTimbo/status/557600452150579200
  5. ^ Mod Shauny. Top 10 killers per Boss. Reddit. 2 February 2018. (Archived from the original on 25 January 2019.) Mod Shauny: "Here are the top 10 kills for each Boss in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"
  6. ^ Mod Shauny. Top 20 Boss Killers by Monster (Data: 13th December 2018). Reddit. 8 January 2019. (Archived from the original on 28 February 2020.) Mod Shauny: "[link to a spreadsheet]"