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This article is a strategy guide for Gregorovic.
Information on mechanics, setups, and tactics is on this page.

Recommended levels and equipment[edit | edit source]

Requirements
Prayer.png
You need 80+ Prayer (unboostable) to enter the boss arena.
Sliske symbol.png
You need to kill 40 Sliskean monsters for every hour you want to fight this boss. Gaining 4,500 Sliskean reputation reduces this to 20. You can accumulate up to 200 killcount which is saved.
Level recommendations
Style All Large.png
It is recommended to have at least level 90+ in your chosen combat style (Attack & Strength, Ranged or Magic).
Defence.png
It is recommended to have at least level 90+ Defence.
Deflect Melee.png
At least 71 Prayer and ancient curses are recommended to protect against this boss' attacks.
Overload detail.png
Use the best combat potions that you have to increase your hit chance and damage. Overloads are recommended at level 96 Herblore.
Precise.png
Augmented gear with basic perks is sufficient at 86 Invention.
Gameplay
Soul Split.png
If you deal high damage, you can use soul split during the fight instead of protection prayers.
Equipment recommendations
Zero weakness icon.png
This boss has no particular weakness, so you can use any combat style during this fight.
Hybrid.png
Use tier 80 weaponry or better
(see recommendations).
Noxious scythe detail.png
Use of a halberd or scythe is recommended for the extra attack range.
Shard of Mah detail.png
Equipping the Shard of Mah prevents aggression from monsters in the Heart of Gielinor's main area.
Super antipoison detail.png
Protection such as super antipoisons or elder overload salves is recommended to protect against this boss's poison attacks.
Optional boosts
Summoning.png
Use a damage-boosting familiar to increase your damage: Ripper demon, Kal'gerion demon, Blood reaver, or Steel titan.
Venomblood.png
It is recommended to add the venomblood perk to your armour to protect against this boss' heavy poison attacks.
Slayer helmet immune.png
This boss does not count as any slayer task, so the slayer helmet damage boost has no effect.
Cinderbane gloves detail.png
This boss is poisonable, and cinderbane gloves and weapon poisons deal additional damage.
Terrasaur maul detail.png
The terrasaur maul deals +12.5% ability damage and has a flat +10% hitchance when used against this boss.

Requirements
Prayer.png
You need 80+ Prayer (unboostable) to enter the boss arena.
Sliske symbol.png
You need to kill 40 Sliskean monsters for every hour you want to fight this boss. Gaining 4,500 Sliskean reputation reduces this to 20. You can accumulate up to 200 killcount which is saved.
Level recommendations
Style All Large.png
It is recommended to have at least level 99+ in your chosen combat style (Attack & Strength, Ranged or Magic).
Defence.png
It is recommended to have at least level 99+ Defence.
Deflect Melee.png
At least 71 Prayer and ancient curses are recommended to protect against this boss' attacks.
Overload detail.png
Use the best combat potions that you have to increase your hit chance and damage. Overloads are recommended at level 96 Herblore.
Precise.png
Augmented gear with basic perks is sufficient at 86 Invention.
Gameplay
Soul Split.png
If you deal high damage, you can use soul split during the fight instead of protection prayers.
Equipment recommendations
Hybrid.png
Use tier 90 weaponry or better
(see recommendations).
Noxious scythe detail.png
Use of a halberd or scythe is recommended for the extra attack range.
Shard of Mah detail.png
Equipping the Shard of Mah prevents aggression from monsters in the Heart of Gielinor's main area.
Super antipoison detail.png
Protection such as super antipoisons or elder overload salves is recommended to protect against this boss's poison attacks.
Optional boosts
Summoning.png
Use a damage-boosting familiar to increase your damage: Ripper demon, Kal'gerion demon, Blood reaver, or Steel titan.
Venomblood.png
It is recommended to add the venomblood perk to your armour to protect against this boss' heavy poison attacks.
Slayer helmet immune.png
This boss does not count as any slayer task, so the slayer helmet damage boost has no effect.
Anti-poison Active (self status).png
This boss is immune to poison. Cinderbane gloves and weapon poisons do not deal additional damage.
Terrasaur maul detail.png
The terrasaur maul deals +12.5% ability damage and has a flat +10% hitchance when used against this boss.

Overview[edit | edit source]

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Gregorovic is Sliske's general and located in the north-eastern area of The Heart.

Gregorovic, like all the other generals in the Heart, has 200,000 life points. However, he is much stronger than the other generals: his auto-attacks deal two hits at once and are able to deal over 2,000 damage each. To make up for his increased damage, his defence is significantly lower than the others.

Gregorovic will frequently poison the player, though the poison only lasts for about 20 seconds. While antipoisons can be used, this is not recommended, as he will quickly corrode away their effects; instead it is recommended to use the Venomblood perk.

During the fight, he can change his combat level anywhere from 1-999; however, this is only a visual change and does not actually affect his combat capabilities. It does, however, make him vulnerable to the effects of dominion mines should he change his combat level to 138 or lower. Dominion mines can trigger Gregorovic to summon the shadows in advance, although this generally poses no problem to the player. If using dominion mines set two of them nearby in a straight line from the middle of the arena. If meleeing, simply place the mines on his spawn point. This also includes the start of the instance. When Gregorovic spawns, he possesses an attack range of 8, although he will quickly move in to an attack range of 2 after using two auto-attacks.

When Gregorovic reaches 140,000 and 60,000 life points, he will summon two and three shadows onto the field, with which he will periodically switch places with - this does not interfere with targeting him. The shadows only have 3,000 life points, although they have a combat level of 1,000, meaning that dominion mines won't be set off by them. The shadows use fairly weak ranged attacks and have an attack range of 2 tiles. Shadows can get stuck behind each other, although their low health and damage generally poses no problem at all, and they conveniently extend the duration of Devotion.

Attacks[edit | edit source]

Gregorovic Auto Attack.gif
Gregorovic uses normal melee and ranged attacks: he swings his glaives in his melee attacks and throws them in his ranged attacks. Gregorovic's melee attacks can hit very hard, players using melee can use halberd type weapons to attack Gregorovic from outside his melee range. Players doing this should be aware that when run is left on, the player character will run into melee distance meaning Gregorovic will start using melee attacks unless the player walks one tile away. Turning off run means it will take longer to get to Gregorovic every time he jumps between his shadows.

Gregorovic Trick Knife Attack.gif
Gregorovic will throw a trick knife at the player (or one target if he is being fought by multiple players) using his right arm. The knife will hit three times in total and will bounce between players, even if they are in the lobby area. It will also bounce on any spirits or shadows lingering in the arena. The attack has 100% accuracy regardless of armour rating and can deal up to 2,300 damage. The type of damage dealt varies: if the player is within melee distance of Gregorovic then the knife does melee damage but if the knife bounces to a distant shadow or spirit then it deals ranged damage instead.

Gregorovic Spirit Summon Attack.gif
Gregorovic will yell RISE, CHILD! and summon a spirit of rage, spirit of delirium or spirit of mania from mask scenery objects around the arena. The type of spirit summons depends on which mask he was closest to when he initiated the mechanic. The spirits only have 3,000 health and a combat level of 60, meaning that they can set off dominion mines if these are being used. Should the spirit touch Gregorovic, they will say a quote before dying off as Gregorovic absorbs them. The spirit of rage increases his combat damage, the spirit of delirium increases his poison damage, and the spirit of mania increases his attack speed. If the spirit is successfully tagged, Gregorovic will not absorb it, even if it touches him.

Gregorovic Glaive Attack.gif
Gregorovic will toss both of his glaives into the air and small shadows will appear throughout the arena. Move away from the shadowed spots, as after two seconds daggers and knives will fall from the ceiling on to the spots and deal up to 1,700 magic damage to players stood on them. It is possible to flick this attack, though Gregorovic's auto-attack will register before this attack. Despite the visual 1x1 tile coverage, the attack actually covers a 2x2 range, with the east, south-east and southern tile from the shadow also being danger zones.

3 Auto-attacks
Attack.png+Ranged.png
Trick knife
Attack.png/Ranged.png
3 Auto-attacks
Attack.png+Ranged.png
Summon spirit 3 Auto-attacks
Attack.png+Ranged.png
Glaive throw
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Hard mode[edit | edit source]

In challenge mode Gregorovic has increased combat stats but his life points remain at 200,000. Unlike normal mode, Gregorovic in challenge mode is immune to poison.

Gregorovic's attack rotation is the same as in normal mode. Melee is recommended over other combat styles due to its ability to deal rapid damage against single targets, which compliments the vampyrism aura. A berserker aura may be used instead, but will result in far more damage being taken by the player. AoEs can be used to dispatch shadows with ease. Using melee, it does not matter which spirits are summoned or if they reach Gregorovic, as trimmed masterwork and the vampyrism aura will be enough to restore health. Make sure to flick between melee and ranged protection prayers to avoid taking unnecessary damage from Gregorovic's attacks.

The differences in the hard mode fight compared to normal mode are:

  • Gregorovic's shadows are summoned at 140,000 and 60,000 life points as in normal mode. However, an additional shadow is summoned each time.
  • His RISE, CHILD! spirit summon special attack summons two spirits instead of one. In addition, these spirits move towards Gregorovic at running speed and deal increased damage.
  • Gregorovic has a new special attack that he uses when he first reaches 0 life points, "Join Me".

During the "Join Me" attack Gregorovic yells JOIN ME! JOIN THE COLLECTION! and transforms the player into a shadow clone of himself; then proceeds to yell EMBRACE THE DARKNESS. and summon three wight hunters. One melee, one ranged and one mage wight hunter are spawned from the north, south-west and south-east corners respectively. Each possess 9,000 health and can deal up to 1,300 damage with their combat style. The hunters yell WEEEEEUUUUGGGGHHHH! as they appear. Any lingering shadows and spirits are automatically killed off when the wight hunters spawn.

The player cannot use most abilities or teleport during this attack. The player's attacks have a 100% chance to hit on the wight hunters and deal around 2,000 to 4,000 damage per hit. Familiars can be used to kill the hunters and it is recommended to bring a steel titan or ripper demon. Aftershock accumulates damage if used but the resulting blast when it reaches full capacity does not harm them.

As the wight hunters are killed more will spawn in to attack the player, up to a total of six. The additional wights spawned will come from anywhere around the edges of the arena and spawn with a random combat style. They tend to spawn more slowly after the fourth is spawned, with the remaining two generally appearing after the one before them is killed. Avoid eating solid food during this phase as your auto-attacks will be delayed, instead you can use Saradomin brews. If an enhanced excalibur is used, make sure to re-click to attack a wight hunter, as your auto-attacks will be interrupted by use of the sword.

After all six wight hunters are killed Gregorovic will yell NO! ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE CONSUMED! and the player will be able to attack him normally again. Gregorovic will resume his attack rotation from the point that he was at prior to falling to 0 health. Gregorovic will usually have 75,000 or 85,000 health when the last hunter is killed; in rare cases, he may have 65,000 health instead. This will result in a subsequent shadow summon, but this is generally no threat to the player.

High-level AFK solo strategy[edit | edit source]

To solo this boss effectively, players require max combat levels.

Gear:

Inventory:

Perks:

  • The invention perks given below are optimal:
Slot Equipment Icons Perk Perk Cost
Main hand slot.png Augmented noxious scythe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented noxious scytheAugmented noxious scythe /
Augmented Laniakea's spear.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Laniakea's spearAugmented Laniakea's spear /
Augmented Masterwork Spear of Annihilation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Masterwork Spear of AnnihilationAugmented Masterwork Spear of Annihilation
Precise.png Precise 6 814,081 for 1 x Small crate (historic)
Aftershock.png Aftershock 4 50,619,345 for 1.5 x Anima core legs of Zaros
Torso slot.png Augmented Masterwork platebody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Masterwork platebodyAugmented Masterwork platebody Biting.png Biting 4 95,041,592 for 0.3 x Noxious longbow
Crackling.png Relentless.png Crackling 4 + Relentless 5 27,164,619 for 9 x Large crate (vintage)
Legs slot.png Augmented Masterwork platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Augmented Masterwork platelegsAugmented Masterwork platelegs Impatient.png Venomblood.png Impatient 4 + Venomblood 24,977,248 for 2 x Virtus wand and 10 x Korasi's sword

Methods:

Vampyrism aura.png
Masterwork helm.png
Illuminated Book of Law.png
TokHaar-Kal-Ket.png
Amulet of souls.png
Armour spikes (alloy).png
Augmented noxious scythe.png
Augmented Masterwork platebody.png
Off-hand slot.png
Augmented Masterwork platelegs.png
Cinderbane gloves.png
Masterwork boots.png
Ring of death (i)(o).png
Elder overload potion (4).pngSuper prayer renewal potion (6).pngEnhanced Excalibur.pngWeapon poison+++ (4).png
Super restore flask (6).pngSuper restore flask (6).pngSuper restore flask (6).pngPortent of restoration IX.png
Portent of restoration IX.pngPortent of restoration IX.pngPortent of restoration IX.pngPortent of restoration IX.png
Portent of restoration IX.pngPortent of restoration IX.pngPortent of restoration IX.pngSailfish.png
Sailfish.pngSailfish.pngSailfish.pngSailfish.png
Sailfish.pngSailfish.pngSailfish.pngSailfish.png
Sailfish.pngSailfish.pngIrit incense sticks.pngKwuarm incense sticks.png

Scythe and Masterwork method[edit | edit source]

In this method:

  • You don't enter melee distance (MD) by using a halberd-range weapon thus avoiding Gregorovic's rapid melee attacks.
  • You turn OFF run mode.
  • You pray against ranged attacks.
  • You use Devotion on your action bar.
  • You carry lots of food using a pack yak familiar.

Equipment required[edit | edit source]

Familiar[edit | edit source]

  • Pack yak to store an extra inventory full of food.

Action bar[edit | edit source]

Use the following Revolution action bar which has high defensive and offensive capability. The defensives are absolutely essential in order to avoid the high damage that Gregorovic deals.

  • To allow all the abilities to activate automatically, go to Settings > Gameplay > Combat > Combat Mode and set Revolution size to 12 or higher.
  • Devotion provides complete immunity from ranged attacks for 10 seconds. (because you are praying against Ranged attacks)
  • Debilitate reduces the damages that Gregorovic deals by 50% for 7 seconds.
  • Berserk is not recommended as it increases the damage taken and thus increases the food you need per fight.
Semi-AFK Action Bar
  • Meteor Strike.png
  • Devotion.png
  • Cleave.png
  • Greater Fury.png
  • Hurricane.png
  • Assault.png
  • Debilitate.png
  • Quake.png
  • Dismember.png
  • Sever.png
  • Greater Barge.png
  • Sacrifice.png
Active Action Bar
  • Pulverise.png
  • Devotion.png
  • Cleave.png
  • Dismember.png
  • Hurricane.png
  • Sever.png
  • Quake.png
  • Slaughter.png
  • Sacrifice.png
  • Debilitate.png
  • Greater Fury.png
  • Forceful Backhand.png
  • Smash.png

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The following steps detail how to kill Gregorovic in a semi-AFK (away from keyboard) manner.

  1. Tune a War's retreat boss portal to Gregorovic for fast travel
  2. Once inside the Gregorovic arena, turn off Run.png: RS3 Inventory image of RunRun mode so that you don't go within melee-distance of Gregorovic
  3. Use the Deflect Missiles.png: RS3 Inventory image of Deflect MissilesDeflect Missiles prayer along with Turmoil.png: RS3 Inventory image of TurmoilTurmoil or Malevolence.png: RS3 Inventory image of MalevolenceMalevolence throughout the battle
  4. Every 5 minutes, drink your overloads and prayer renewal, activate the Enhanced Excalibur effect, and drink your Weapon poison+++
  5. Attack Gregorovic using the action bar given above
  6. Click away from Gregorovic if you enter melee-distance, otherwise you'll take constant melee damage and die in a few seconds
  7. Eat rapidly if you take damage, as you can die very quickly during the battle
  8. Don't bother about the Shadows that spawn: your area-of-effect abilities will eventually deal with them.

Penance aura.png
Trimmed masterwork helm.png
Scrimshaw of vampyrism.png
TokHaar-Kal-Ket.png
Essence of Finality amulet.png
Armour spikes (alloy).png
Augmented Masterwork Spear of Annihilation.png
Augmented Trimmed Masterwork Platebody.png
Off-hand slot.png
Augmented Trimmed Masterwork Platelegs.png
Cinderbane gloves.png
Trimmed masterwork boots.png
Ring of death (i)(o).png
Elder overload potion (6).pngElder overload potion (6).pngPotion reservoir.pngSuper prayer renewal potion (6).png
Enhanced Excalibur.pngWeapon poison+++ flask (6).pngSuper restore flask (6).pngSuper restore flask (6).png
Super restore flask (6).pngPortent of restoration IX.pngPortent of restoration IX.pngAncient elven ritual shard.png
Irit incense sticks.pngKwuarm incense sticks.pngBinding contract (blood reaver).pngHoly wrench.png

Spear and Trimmed Masterwork method[edit | edit source]

In this method:

  • You enter melee distance (MD) by using a bleed weapon thus get hit by Gregorovic's melee attacks.
  • You turn ON run mode.
  • You Soul split.
  • You don't use Devotion on your action bar.
  • You bring a DPS familiar like blood reaver or ripper demon.

Equipment required[edit | edit source]

Familiar[edit | edit source]

Action bar[edit | edit source]

  • To allow all the abilities to activate automatically, go to Settings > Gameplay > Combat > Combat Mode and set Revolution size to 12 or higher.
  • Berserk is not recommended, as it increases the damage taken and thus increases the food you need per fight.
Masterwork spear of annihilation
  • Blood Tendrils.png
  • Dismember.png
  • Debilitate.png
  • Cleave.png
  • Assault.png
  • Hurricane.png
  • Sever.png
  • Slaughter.png
  • Quake.png
  • Greater Fury.png
  • Smash.png
  • Slice.png
  • Sacrifice.png
Laniakea's spear with adrenaline retention
  • Quake.png
  • Cleave.png
  • Dismember.png
  • Hurricane.png
  • Sever.png
  • Assault.png
  • Slaughter.png
  • Blood Tendrils.png
  • Greater Fury.png
  • Debilitate.png
  • Sacrifice.png
  • Smash.png
  • Slice.png
Laniakea's spear without adrenaline retention
  • Dismember.png
  • Cleave.png
  • Assault.png
  • Slaughter.png
  • Hurricane.png
  • Sever.png
  • Quake.png
  • Greater Fury.png
  • Blood Tendrils.png
  • Sacrifice.png
  • Smash.png
  • Tuska's Wrath.png
  • Debilitate.png

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The following steps detail how to kill Gregorovic in a AFK (away from keyboard) manner.

  1. Tune a War's retreat boss portal to Gregorovic for fast travel
  2. Use the Soul Split.png: RS3 Inventory image of Soul SplitSoul Split prayer along with Turmoil.png: RS3 Inventory image of TurmoilTurmoil or Malevolence.png: RS3 Inventory image of MalevolenceMalevolence throughout the fight
  3. Drink an overload, prayer renewal or weapon poison
  4. Attack Gregorovic using the action bar given above
  5. Eat if your life points run low (under 3000)
  6. Don't bother about the shadows that spawn: your area-of-effect abilities will eventually deal with them.

Vampyrism aura.png
Sirenic mask.png
Scripture of Wen.png
Igneous Kal-Xil.png
Essence of Finality amulet.png
Emerald bakriminel bolts (e).png
Augmented wyvern crossbow.png
Augmented sirenic hauberk.png
Off-hand slot.png
Augmented sirenic chaps.png
Cinderbane gloves.png
Fleeting boots.png
Reaver's ring.png
Elder overload salve (6).pngElder overload salve (6).pngPotion reservoir.png2Super restore flask (6).png
Super restore flask (6).pngSuper restore flask (6).pngWeapon poison+++ (4).pngWeapon poison+++ (1).png
Kwuarm incense sticks.png11Irit incense sticks.png11Blue blubber jellyfish.pngPowder of penance.png2
Binding contract (blood reaver).png
Augmented enhanced Excalibur.pngAncient elven ritual shard.pngHoly wrench.pngSpring cleaner 9001.png

Wyvern crossbow method[edit | edit source]

In this method:

  • This method will net slightly less kills per hour compared to the AFK melee setups, and has a much higher startup cost. However, the upkeep cost is significantly cheaper when compared to the melee setup.
  • Sometimes you will need to move to collect your loot. As you won't be constantly close to Gregorovic, loot will often drop outside of your area-loot range. Playing on mobile mitigates the need to move due to a larger area loot radius.
  • You Soul split.
  • You don't use Devotion on your action bar.

Equipment required[edit | edit source]

Familiar[edit | edit source]

Action bar[edit | edit source]

  • To allow all the abilities to activate automatically, go to Settings > Gameplay > Combat > Combat Mode and set Revolution size to 12 or higher.
Wyvern crossbow
  • Greater Dazing Shot.png
  • Greater Ricochet.png
  • Debilitate.png
  • Greater Death's Swiftness.png
  • Corruption Shot.png
  • Salt the Wound.png
  • Sacrifice.png
  • Snap Shot.png
  • Fragmentation Shot.png
  • Tuska's Wrath.png
  • Rapid Fire.png
  • Tight Bindings.png
  • Snipe.png