Killing Helwyr

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Killing Helwyr
RequirementsHelwyr.png
Skills

80 Magic
138 Combat recommended
99 Summoning recommended
96 Herblore recommended
95 Prayer recommended

Items

High-level halberd type weapon Noxious scythe or Dragon Rider lance recommended
High-level armour power armour
Overload flask and super restore potions recommended
Accuracy boosting aura recommended
Scrimshaw of vampyrism reqiuired
Enhanced excalibur recommended
High healing food such as Rocktails recommended
Any shield required

Quest
None
Other
40 Serenist Killcount in the Heart of Gielinor (reduced to 20 with Serenist reputation)
Results
ProfitExperience gained
3,010,029.34
120,000 Combat
39,600 Constitution
Inputs (594,713)Outputs (3,604,742.34)
2 × Overload flask (6).png Overload flask (6) (433,588)
1 × Steel titan pouch.png Steel titan pouch (4,669)
0.029 × Wand of the Cywir elders.png Wand of the Cywir elders (407,923.42)
0.029 × Orb of the Cywir elders.png Orb of the Cywir elders (282,159.73)
0.029 × Dormant Anima Core helm.png Dormant Anima Core helm (3,412.35)
0.029 × Dormant Anima Core body.png Dormant Anima Core body (3,597.8)
0.029 × Dormant Anima Core legs.png Dormant Anima Core legs (3,594.96)
0.029 × Crest of Seren.png Crest of Seren (597,885.79)
0.12 × Serenic essence.png Serenic essence (33,247.38)
35 × Luminite stone spirit.png Luminite stone spirit (19,005)
22.95 × Uncut diamond.png Uncut diamond (171,688.95)
6.96 × Uncut dragonstone.png Uncut dragonstone (85,287.84)
16.56 × Grimy dwarf weed.png Grimy dwarf weed (163,380.96)
137 × Grimy lantadyme.png Grimy lantadyme (1,112,166)
220.8 × Magic logs.png Magic logs (87,216)
35 × Necrite stone spirit.png Necrite stone spirit (142,765)
56.55 × Raw shark.png Raw shark (121,639.05)
6.8 × Large bladed rune salvage.png Large bladed rune salvage (208,236.4)
3.3 × Crystal key.png Crystal key (78,437.7)
65,178 × Coins 10000.png Coins (65,178)

The profit rate assumes 15 kills per hour with no reputation drop rate boost. See the high level variant of this guide if you exceed either of these assumptions.

P2P icon.png
Killing Helwyr
RequirementsHelwyr.png
Skills

80 Magic
96 Herblore
95 Prayer
138 Combat recommended
99 Summoning recommended

Items

High-level halberd type weapon Noxious scythe or Dragon Rider lance required
High-level armour power armour
Supreme overload potion and super restore potions required
Accuracy boosting aura recommended
Scrimshaw of vampyrism required
Enhanced excalibur recommended
High healing food such as Rocktails recommended but shouldn't be needed
Any high level shield required

Quest
None
Other
40 Serenist Killcount in the Heart of Gielinor (reduced to 20 with Serenist reputation)
Results
ProfitExperience gained
12,095,430.31
360,000 Combat
118,800 Constitution
Inputs (2,714,261)Outputs (14,809,691.31)
200 × Death From Above scroll.png Death From Above scroll (924,800)
1,000,000 × Coins 10000.png Coins (1,000,000) for armour repairs / divine charges (with repairable gear and high Smithing)
0.18 × Wand of the Cywir elders.png Wand of the Cywir elders (2,447,540.51)
0.18 × Orb of the Cywir elders.png Orb of the Cywir elders (1,692,958.36)
0.18 × Dormant Anima Core helm.png Dormant Anima Core helm (20,474.12)
0.18 × Dormant Anima Core body.png Dormant Anima Core body (21,586.82)
0.18 × Dormant Anima Core legs.png Dormant Anima Core legs (21,569.77)
0.18 × Crest of Seren.png Crest of Seren (3,587,314.75)
0.7 × Serenic essence.png Serenic essence (199,484.3)
105 × Luminite stone spirit.png Luminite stone spirit (57,015)
68.85 × Uncut diamond.png Uncut diamond (515,066.85)
20.88 × Uncut dragonstone.png Uncut dragonstone (255,863.52)
49.68 × Grimy dwarf weed.png Grimy dwarf weed (490,142.88)
411 × Grimy lantadyme.png Grimy lantadyme (3,336,498)
662.4 × Magic logs.png Magic logs (261,648)
105 × Necrite stone spirit.png Necrite stone spirit (428,295)
105 × Phasmatite stone spirit.png Phasmatite stone spirit (53,760)
169.65 × Raw shark.png Raw shark (364,917.15)
20.4 × Large bladed rune salvage.png Large bladed rune salvage (624,709.2)
9.9 × Crystal key.png Crystal key (235,313.1)
195,534 × Coins 10000.png Coins (195,534)

The profit rate assumes 45 kills per hour with full reputation drop rate boost. If you feel you can get more, then you may change the Kills per Hour in the box above.

Getting There[edit | edit source]

There are 3 efficient methods recommended to access the boss, they are as follows:

Helwyr is located in the southeast area of The Heart. To enter the boss room, the player must get 40 Serenist kill count (20 if the player has unlocked the 50% kill count reduction perk, requiring 4,500 Reputation), and must have 80 Magic (boostable).

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Note: T92 armour is generally not recommended as the cost would far exceed the profit from the increase in kills, however can be used if the player's main aim is killcount, or if you are meleeing on a Reaper assignment.)

Recommended equipment for Melee
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadTrimmed masterwork helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Trimmed masterwork helmTrimmed masterwork helmMalevolent helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Malevolent helmMalevolent helm / Masterwork helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork helmMasterwork helmSuperior Statius's full helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior Statius's full helmSuperior Statius's full helmRefined Anima Core helm of Zaros.png: RS3 Inventory image of Refined Anima Core helm of ZarosRefined Anima Core helm of ZarosTorva full helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva full helmTorva full helm
NeckAmulet of souls.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of soulsAmulet of souls(or)Reaper necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Reaper necklaceReaper necklace(or)Brawler's blood necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Brawler's blood necklaceBrawler's blood necklaceSaradomin's whisper.png: RS3 Inventory image of Saradomin's whisperSaradomin's whisperAmulet of fury (t).png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of fury (t)Amulet of fury (t)
BackTokHaar-Kal-Ket.png: RS3 Inventory image of TokHaar-Kal-KetTokHaar-Kal-KetCompletionist cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Completionist capeCompletionist cape / Max cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Max capeMax capeFire cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fire capeFire capeCape of accomplishment.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cape of accomplishmentCape of accomplishment (Strength or Defence cape are recommended for their perks)Obsidian cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Obsidian capeObsidian cape
BodyTrimmed masterwork platebody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Trimmed masterwork platebodyTrimmed masterwork platebodyMalevolent cuirass.png: RS3 Inventory image of Malevolent cuirassMalevolent cuirass / Masterwork platebody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork platebodyMasterwork platebodySuperior Vesta's Chainbody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior Vesta's ChainbodySuperior Vesta's ChainbodyRefined Anima Core Body of Zaros.png: RS3 Inventory image of Refined Anima Core Body of ZarosRefined Anima Core Body of ZarosTorva platebody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva platebodyTorva platebody
LegsTrimmed masterwork platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Trimmed masterwork platelegsTrimmed masterwork platelegsMalevolent greaves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Malevolent greavesMalevolent greaves / Masterwork platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork platelegsMasterwork platelegsSuperior Vesta's plateskirt.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior Vesta's plateskirtSuperior Vesta's plateskirtRefined Anima Core Legs of Zaros.png: RS3 Inventory image of Refined Anima Core Legs of ZarosRefined Anima Core Legs of ZarosTorva platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva platelegsTorva platelegs
Main handKhopesh of Tumeken.png: RS3 Inventory image of Khopesh of TumekenKhopesh of TumekenDrygore weaponry.png: RS3 Inventory image of Drygore weaponryDrygore weaponryBlade of Nymora.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blade of NymoraBlade of NymoraTetsu katana.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tetsu katanaTetsu katanaAttuned crystal dagger.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal daggerAttuned crystal dagger
Two-handed weaponZaros godsword.png: RS3 Inventory image of Zaros godswordZaros godswordNoxious scythe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Noxious scytheNoxious scytheDragon Rider lance.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon Rider lanceDragon Rider lanceAttuned crystal halberd.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal halberdAttuned crystal halberdChaotic maul.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic maulChaotic maul
Off-hand weaponKhopesh of Elidinis.png: RS3 Inventory image of Khopesh of ElidinisKhopesh of ElidinisDrygore weaponry.png: RS3 Inventory image of Drygore weaponryDrygore weaponryBlade of Avaryss.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blade of AvaryssBlade of AvaryssOff-hand attuned crystal dagger.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand attuned crystal daggerOff-hand attuned crystal daggerOff-hand chaotic claw.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand chaotic clawOff-hand chaotic claw
Off-hand weaponMalevolent kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Malevolent kiteshieldMalevolent kiteshieldDivine spirit shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Divine spirit shieldDivine spirit shieldElder rune round shield + 5.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elder rune round shield + 5Elder rune round shield + 5Attuned crystal shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal shieldAttuned crystal shieldChaotic kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic kiteshieldChaotic kiteshield
GlovesCinderbane gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cinderbane glovesCinderbane glovesTrimmed masterwork gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Trimmed masterwork glovesTrimmed masterwork glovesGoliath gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Goliath glovesGoliath glovesDeathtouch bracelet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Deathtouch braceletDeathtouch braceletRazorback gauntlets.png: RS3 Inventory image of Razorback gauntletsRazorback gauntlets / Masterwork gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork glovesMasterwork gloves
FeetTrimmed masterwork boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Trimmed masterwork bootsTrimmed masterwork bootsEmberkeen boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Emberkeen bootsEmberkeen boots / Masterwork boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork bootsMasterwork bootsTorva boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva bootsTorva boots / Laceration boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Laceration bootsLaceration bootsBandos boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos bootsBandos bootsSilverhawk boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Silverhawk bootsSilverhawk boots
Ring(Asylum surgeon's ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Asylum surgeon's ringAsylum surgeon's ring(i) with a Ring of vigour.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of vigourRing of vigour switch)Ring of death.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of deathRing of death(i)Warrior ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Warrior ring (i)Warrior ring (i)Sixth-Age circuit.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sixth-Age circuitSixth-Age circuit / Onyx ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Onyx ring (i)Onyx ring (i)Warrior ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Warrior ringWarrior ring
AuraBerserker aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Berserker auraBerserker auraBrawler aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Brawler auraBrawler auraDark magic aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dark magic auraDark magic auraInvigorate aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Invigorate auraInvigorate auraInspiration aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Inspiration auraInspiration aura
PocketSuperior scrimshaw of vampyrism.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior scrimshaw of vampyrismSuperior scrimshaw of vampyrismIlluminated god book.png: RS3 Inventory image of Illuminated god bookIlluminated god bookSuperior scrimshaw of attack.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior scrimshaw of attackSuperior scrimshaw of attackAttacker's insignia.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attacker's insigniaAttacker's insigniaSign of life.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sign of lifeSign of life / Sign of death.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sign of deathSign of death

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Supreme overload potion (6).pngSuper prayer renewal potion (6).pngSuper restore flask (6).pngSuper restore flask (6).png
Supreme overload potion (6).pngSuper prayer renewal potion (6).pngSuper restore flask (6).pngSuper restore flask (6).png
Weapon poison++ flask (6).pngMalevolent kiteshield.pngSuper restore flask (6).pngSuper restore flask (6).png
Enhanced Excalibur.pngRing of vigour.pngSuper restore flask (6).pngSuper restore flask (6).png
The Heart teleport.pngRocktail.pngRocktail.pngRocktail.png
Steel titan pouch.pngRocktail.pngRocktail.pngRocktail.png
Rocktail.pngRocktail.pngRocktail.pngRocktail.png

Weapons and Armour should be augmented with such perks as:

Supreme overload potions can be replaced with Overload potions if you do not have the required level to create them.


Special Moves[edit | edit source]

Since Helwyr only uses melee attacks, Deflect Melee and either Turmoil or Malevolence should be used at all times. Although its possible for Helwyr to deal more damage than you can heal off of with Soul Split, the damage can generally be negated by using Resonance on his cleave attack or using a scrimshaw of vampryism as a last resort. Make sure to flick Deflect Melee when he attacks to further reduce damage.

Mushrooms[edit | edit source]

The first special mechanic will trigger at the start of every kill, Helwyr will shout "Nature, lend me your aid!"; at this point 3 mushrooms will appear around the arena in random locations. These mushrooms will have an area of effect that will rapidly damage the player if they are standing within their range. Make use of Surge if needed or simply walk outside it's boundaries as soon as possible. If the player is in their vicinity for too long they will be bound. Use of Freedom will allow the player to once again move and leave the area.

Cleave[edit | edit source]

The second special mechanic is the most important. If done correctly, you will receive 1000-4000 lifepoints in healing or, if done incorrectly, in damage. Helwyr will shout "YOU. WILL. BLEED!" - he stands upright and cleaves the area in front of him in a cone radius. When this happens you will want to immediately switch to your shield and use the Resonance ability to regain a substantial amount of health. It is recommended that you keybind:

  • Your shield
  • Resonance
  • Your Primary weapon

This will allow you to quickly switch and cast resonance as well as letting you return to attacking with much more consistency. Once you become comfortable with this, you can also disable your Deflect Melee curse to increase the healing received. This is the primary mechanic that you will need to practice and learn for efficient kills. This skill also translates well to higher tier group/solo bossing and is an essential skill to learn if that is something that interests you.

You will also receive a small bleed when hit of 50 which will be ignored until the next mechanic but be aware of it.

Whirlwind[edit | edit source]

With the third special mechanic, Helwyr will shout "You cannot escape me. Aaaargh!". He will leap over to you and start a clawing frenzy. This will deal rapid melee damage every two ticks and bleed the player for 50 for every hit sustained (or adds 50 if the player is bleeding from previous bleed attacks).

This special mechanic can be dangerous in certain situations. If you have just failed your resonance and are either at or below half of your maximum lifepoints, it is recommended to cast Devotion or Debilitate to reduce the chance of death during this mechanic. Deflect Melee must ALWAYS be active when this mechanic is in progress as the damage sustained will be often enough to entirely kill a player. An advanced tactic is to run north before the attack begins, and then use Escape when Helwyr leaps over to you. This will avoid the attack completely, and one can safely attack him from afar.

At the end of this attack the player should always use Freedom as the bleed will have accumulated up to 250 damage (up to 400 if Berserk is active). If the player has had to use freedom to escape a mushroom cloud then it should still be used as soon as possible and damage should be minimised until the player reaches a healthy lifepoint total.

Wolves[edit | edit source]

The final special attack is trivial and plays only a minor part in the kill, especially if using a halberd-type weapon detailed above in the equipment section. Helwyr will howl, summoning two Cywir Alphas. They only have 3,000 life points and deal little damage but should still be killed to prevent them from interrupting resonance. An efficient way to kill them is wait until they are both beside the player attacking and then using Hurricane or Quake. One ability is usually sufficient, if not the Cleave basic ability can also be of use.

General Strategies[edit | edit source]

Helwyr will always follow the same attack pattern

  • Mushrooms
  • Does 3 auto-attacks
  • Cleave
  • Does 3 auto-attacks
  • Whirlwind
  • Does 3 auto-attacks
  • Wolves
  • Does 3 auto-attacks
  • Repeats above sequence

Note: Attempting to move the boss will often result in auto-attacks being skipped and abilities being used a little sooner. This is only usually dangerous on the cleave mechanic.

As soon as Helwyr spawns, be prepared to walk out of mushrooms as they may spawn below the player. Surge can be be used, however that will place the player far from Helwyr so it is recommended you simply walk out of the radius.

DO NOT KEEP RUNNING AWAY from Helwyr; like Vindicta (who also uses melee for the majority of the fight), Helwyr will skip auto-attacks and immediately go straight to abilities if he cannot reach his target.

Advanced Strategies[edit | edit source]

When using Berserk be sure to switch to your Ring of vigour as the 10% adrenaline can result in an additional threshold ability.

Be sure to use abilities such as Freedom, Anticipate, Surge, Preparation to maintain (stall) your adrenaline from the previous fight. Further to this, try and end the kill with 100% adrenaline so you can use Berserk as the fight starts.

When using the Slaughter ability, walk under Helwyr to move him before the first hit registers, which will make him take three times as much damage from it for the duration of the ability.

Do not be afraid to use Blood Tendrils as you will heal the damage back from Soul Split and Deflect Melee flicking. If the player takes too much damage, then use a Vampyrism scrimshaw until your health is back to an optimal amount.

Enhanced Devoted can be extremely helpful in mitigating damage throughout the fight.

Try to use food as little as possible, it will help you to understand when you do and don't need to heal up for both Helwyr and future bossing - you don't need to be at full lifepoints at all times.

This guide is focused on hour long trips so it is advised to use vis wax to extend your aura.