Killing Helwyr

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P2P icon.png
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
1,700,324250,000 Combat
Inputs (948,045)Outputs (2,648,369)
2 x Overload flask (6).png: RS3 Inventory image of Overload flask (6)Overload flask (6) (262,970)
2 x Super prayer renewal potion (6).png: RS3 Inventory image of Super prayer renewal potion (6)Super prayer renewal potion (6) (25,984)
8 x Super restore flask (6).png: RS3 Inventory image of Super restore flask (6)Super restore flask (6) (96,800)
1 x Weapon poison++ flask (6).png: RS3 Inventory image of Weapon poison++ flask (6)Weapon poison++ flask (6) (49,929)
1 x Steel titan pouch.png: RS3 Inventory image of Steel titan pouchSteel titan pouch (12,362)
500,000 x Coins.png: RS3 Inventory image of CoinsCoins (500,000) (for armour repairs / divine charges (with repairable gear and high Smithing))
0.03 x Wand of the Cywir elders.png: RS3 Inventory image of Wand of the Cywir eldersWand of the Cywir elders (312,560)
0.03 x Orb of the Cywir elders.png: RS3 Inventory image of Orb of the Cywir eldersOrb of the Cywir elders (229,375)
0.03 x Dormant Anima Core helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dormant Anima Core helmDormant Anima Core helm (3,431)
0.03 x Dormant Anima Core body.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dormant Anima Core bodyDormant Anima Core body (3,447)
0.03 x Dormant Anima Core legs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dormant Anima Core legsDormant Anima Core legs (3,440)
0.03 x Crest of Seren.png: RS3 Inventory image of Crest of SerenCrest of Seren (573,684)
0.12 x Serenic essence.png: RS3 Inventory image of Serenic essenceSerenic essence (24,412)
9.3 x Rune bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune barRune bar (27,026)
22.8 x Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Inventory image of Uncut diamondUncut diamond (65,915)
5.6 x Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Inventory image of Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone (75,774)
15.1 x Grimy dwarf weed.png: RS3 Inventory image of Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed (69,400)
137 x Grimy lantadyme.png: RS3 Inventory image of Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme (770,077)
183 x Magic logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Magic logsMagic logs (74,115)
864 x Coal.png: RS3 Inventory image of CoalCoal (76,032)
13.9 x Runite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Runite oreRunite ore (18,862)
46.7 x Raw shark.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw sharkRaw shark (43,384)
3.4 x Rune off hand battleaxe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune off hand battleaxeRune off hand battleaxe (61,418)
3.4 x Rune battleaxe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe (62,291)
3.3 x Crystal key.png: RS3 Inventory image of Crystal keyCrystal key (88,549)
65,178 x Coins.png: RS3 Inventory image of CoinsCoins (65,178)
22.2 x Seal of the Cywir.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seal of the CywirSeal of the Cywir (0)

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
6,751,698250,000 Combat
Inputs (948,045)Outputs (7,699,743)
2 x Overload flask (6).png: RS3 Inventory image of Overload flask (6)Overload flask (6) (262,970)
2 x Super prayer renewal potion (6).png: RS3 Inventory image of Super prayer renewal potion (6)Super prayer renewal potion (6) (25,984)
8 x Super restore flask (6).png: RS3 Inventory image of Super restore flask (6)Super restore flask (6) (96,800)
1 x Weapon poison++ flask (6).png: RS3 Inventory image of Weapon poison++ flask (6)Weapon poison++ flask (6) (49,929)
1 x Steel titan pouch.png: RS3 Inventory image of Steel titan pouchSteel titan pouch (12,362)
500,000 x Coins.png: RS3 Inventory image of CoinsCoins (500,000) (for armour repairs / divine charges (with repairable gear and high Smithing))
0.12 x Wand of the Cywir elders.png: RS3 Inventory image of Wand of the Cywir eldersWand of the Cywir elders (1,293,353)
0.12 x Orb of the Cywir elders.png: RS3 Inventory image of Orb of the Cywir eldersOrb of the Cywir elders (949,137)
0.12 x Dormant Anima Core helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dormant Anima Core helmDormant Anima Core helm (14,198)
0.12 x Dormant Anima Core body.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dormant Anima Core bodyDormant Anima Core body (14,262)
0.12 x Dormant Anima Core legs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dormant Anima Core legsDormant Anima Core legs (14,236)
0.12 x Crest of Seren.png: RS3 Inventory image of Crest of SerenCrest of Seren (2,373,865)
0.47 x Serenic essence.png: RS3 Inventory image of Serenic essenceSerenic essence (97,647)
18.65 x Rune bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune barRune bar (54,197)
45.76 x Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Inventory image of Uncut diamondUncut diamond (132,292)
11.31 x Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Inventory image of Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone (153,036)
30.36 x Grimy dwarf weed.png: RS3 Inventory image of Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed (139,535)
274.55 x Grimy lantadyme.png: RS3 Inventory image of Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme (1,543,246)
366.38 x Magic logs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Magic logsMagic logs (148,384)
1,728 x Coal.png: RS3 Inventory image of CoalCoal (152,064)
27.92 x Runite ore.png: RS3 Inventory image of Runite oreRunite ore (37,887)
93.55 x Raw shark.png: RS3 Inventory image of Raw sharkRaw shark (86,908)
6.93 x Rune off hand battleaxe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune off hand battleaxeRune off hand battleaxe (125,184)
6.93 x Rune battleaxe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe (126,965)
6.64 x Crystal key.png: RS3 Inventory image of Crystal keyCrystal key (178,171)
65,178 x Coins.png: RS3 Inventory image of CoinsCoins (65,178)
44.45 x Seal of the Cywir.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seal of the CywirSeal of the Cywir (0)

The profit rate assumes 30 kills per hour with full reputation drop rate boost. See the mid level variant of this guide if you do not meet these requirements

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: T90 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)

Recommended equipment for Melee
Slot Item (most effective → least effective)
Head Torva full helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva full helmTorva full helm Anima Core helm of Zaros.png: RS3 Inventory image of Anima Core helm of ZarosAnima Core helm of Zaros Bandos helmet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos helmetBandos helmet N/A N/A
Neck Amulet of souls.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of soulsAmulet of souls Reaper necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Reaper necklaceReaper necklace Brawler's blood necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Brawler's blood necklaceBrawler's blood necklace Saradomin's whisper.png: RS3 Inventory image of Saradomin's whisperSaradomin's whisper Amulet of fury (t).png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of fury (t)Amulet of fury (t)
Back Completionist cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Completionist capeCompletionist cape TokHaar-Kal-Ket.png: RS3 Inventory image of TokHaar-Kal-KetTokHaar-Kal-Ket Max cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Max capeMax cape Fire cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fire capeFire cape Defence cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Defence capeDefence cape
Body Torva platebody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva platebodyTorva platebody Anima Core Body of Zaros.png: RS3 Inventory image of Anima Core Body of ZarosAnima Core Body of Zaros Bandos chestplate.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos chestplateBandos chestplate N/A N/A
Legs Torva platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva platelegsTorva platelegs Anima Core Legs of Zaros.png: RS3 Inventory image of Anima Core Legs of ZarosAnima Core Legs of Zaros Bandos tassets.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos tassetsBandos tassets N/A N/A
Two-handed weapon Noxious scythe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Noxious scytheNoxious scythe Dragon Rider lance.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon Rider lanceDragon Rider lance Attuned crystal halberd.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal halberdAttuned crystal halberd N/A N/A
Off-hand weapon Malevolent kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Malevolent kiteshieldMalevolent kiteshield Divine spirit shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Divine spirit shieldDivine spirit shield Attuned crystal shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal shieldAttuned crystal shield Chaotic kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic kiteshieldChaotic kiteshield Bandos warshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos warshieldBandos warshield
Gloves Cinderbane gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cinderbane glovesCinderbane gloves Razorback gauntlets.png: RS3 Inventory image of Razorback gauntletsRazorback gauntlets Gloves of passage.png: RS3 Inventory image of Gloves of passageGloves of passage Torva gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva glovesTorva gloves Bandos gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos glovesBandos gloves
Feet Torva boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva bootsTorva boots Bandos boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos bootsBandos boots Silverhawk boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Silverhawk bootsSilverhawk boots N/A N/A
Ring (Luck of the dwarves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Luck of the dwarvesLuck of the dwarves with a Ring of vigour.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of vigourRing of vigour switch) Asylum surgeon's ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Asylum surgeon's ringAsylum surgeon's ring Ring of death.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of deathRing of death 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)
Aura Berserker aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Berserker auraBerserker aura Brawler aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Brawler auraBrawler aura Dark magic aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dark magic auraDark magic aura Invigorate aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Invigorate auraInvigorate aura Inspiration aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Inspiration auraInspiration aura
Pocket Superior scrimshaw of vampyrism.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior scrimshaw of vampyrismSuperior scrimshaw of vampyrism (Required) Scrimshaw of vampyrism.png: RS3 Inventory image of Scrimshaw of vampyrismScrimshaw of vampyrism (Required) N/A N/A N/A

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. Soulsplit is not sufficient to out-heal the damage received. Deflect Melee and your scrimshaw of vampyrism, along with a mechanic detailed later, will ensure that you will not need any form of healing

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

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 2 auto-attacks
  • Cleave
  • Does 2 auto-attacks
  • Whirlwind
  • Does 2 auto-attacks
  • Wolves
  • Does 2 auto-attacks
  • Repeats above sequence

Note: Attempting to walk/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, this will triple the damage he takes from bleeds. This only needs to be done once after the ability is used, not for every tick of damage.

Do not be afraid to use Blood Tendrils as you will heal the damage back with both your Vampyrism Scrimshaw and the Resonance

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