Helwyr

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Event information[edit source]

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8:00 pm
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12:00 pm
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1:00 pm
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2:00 pm
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3:00 pm
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8:00 pm
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9:00 pm
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7:00 am
Mon, 6 Apr
The event is over.
  • Requirements: 80 Magic, a high combat level and appropriate gear is recommended
  • Drops distribution: Lootshare


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If you die, you will lose your items and will need to reclaim them from Death or your grave.

Helwyr is Seren's general in the Heart of Gielinor.

Getting there[edit source]

Helwyr is located in the southeastern area of The Heart. To enter his chamber, the player must obtain 40 Serenist killcount (20 if the player has obtained the 50% killcount reduction perk, requiring 4,500 Reputation). Players can easily gain killcount by visiting Seren's Encampment or by visiting nodes that Serenist forces are attacking.

Recommended Equipment[edit source]

The choice of combat style won't have a huge effect, as we will be in a mass. However, players may want to use magic or ranged so that they don't have to move much during the fight.

Recommended equipment for Magic
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadVirtus mask.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus maskVirtus mask / Anima core helm of Seren.png: RS3 Inventory image of Anima core helm of SerenAnima core helm of SerenSuperior void knight mage helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior void knight mage helmSuperior void knight mage helmHood of subjugation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Hood of subjugationHood of subjugationSeasinger's hood.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seasinger's hoodSeasinger's hoodGanodermic visor.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ganodermic visorGanodermic visor / Ahrim's hood.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ahrim's hoodAhrim's hood
NeckAmulet of souls.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of soulsAmulet of soulsArcane blood necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Arcane blood necklaceArcane blood necklace / Arcane stream necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Arcane stream necklaceArcane stream necklaceReaper necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Reaper necklaceReaper necklace / Saradomin's hiss.png: RS3 Inventory image of Saradomin's hissSaradomin's hissAmulet of fury (t).png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of fury (t)Amulet of fury (t) / Amulet of fury.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of furyAmulet of furyDragon Rider amulet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon Rider amuletDragon Rider amulet
BackCompletionist cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Completionist capeCompletionist capeTokHaar-Kal-Mej.png: RS3 Inventory image of TokHaar-Kal-MejTokHaar-Kal-MejGuthix cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Guthix capeGuthix capeMax cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Max capeMax capeDefence cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Defence capeDefence cape / Ardougne cloak 4.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ardougne cloak 4Ardougne cloak 4
BodyVirtus robe top.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus robe topVirtus robe top / Anima core body of Seren.png: RS3 Inventory image of Anima core body of SerenAnima core body of SerenGarb of subjugation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Garb of subjugationGarb of subjugationSeasinger's robe top.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seasinger's robe topSeasinger's robe topGanodermic poncho.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ganodermic ponchoGanodermic poncho / Ahrim's robe top.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ahrim's robe topAhrim's robe topN/A
LegsVirtus robe legs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus robe legsVirtus robe legs / Anima core legs of Seren.png: RS3 Inventory image of Anima core legs of SerenAnima core legs of SerenGown of subjugation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Gown of subjugationGown of subjugationSeasinger's robe bottom.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seasinger's robe bottomSeasinger's robe bottomGanodermic leggings.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ganodermic leggingsGanodermic leggings / Ahrim's robe skirt.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ahrim's robe skirtAhrim's robe skirtN/A
Main handSeismic wand.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seismic wandSeismic wandWand of the Cywir elders.png: RS3 Inventory image of Wand of the Cywir eldersWand of the Cywir eldersSeasinger kiba.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seasinger kibaSeasinger kibaAttuned crystal wand.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal wandAttuned crystal wand / Virtus wand.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus wandVirtus wandAbyssal wand.png: RS3 Inventory image of Abyssal wandAbyssal wand
Two-handed weaponNoxious staff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Noxious staffNoxious staffCamel staff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Camel staffCamel staff / Staff of darkness.png: RS3 Inventory image of Staff of darknessStaff of darknessAttuned crystal staff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal staffAttuned crystal staff / Chaotic staff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic staffChaotic staffArmadyl battlestaff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl battlestaffArmadyl battlestaffStaff of light.png: RS3 Inventory image of Staff of lightStaff of light
Off-hand weaponSeismic singularity.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seismic singularitySeismic singularitySeasinger makigai.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seasinger makigaiSeasinger makigaiAttuned crystal orb.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal orbAttuned crystal orb / Virtus book.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus bookVirtus bookAbyssal orb.png: RS3 Inventory image of Abyssal orbAbyssal orbN/A
Off-hand weaponMerciless kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Merciless kiteshieldMerciless kiteshieldFarseer kiteshield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Farseer kiteshieldFarseer kiteshieldArcane spirit shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Arcane spirit shieldArcane spirit shieldSpectral spirit shield.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spectral spirit shieldSpectral spirit shield / Dragonfire ward.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragonfire wardDragonfire wardWard of subjugation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ward of subjugationWard of subjugation
GlovesCelestial handwraps.png: RS3 Inventory image of Celestial handwrapsCelestial handwraps / Virtus gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus glovesVirtus glovesSuperior void knight gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior void knight glovesSuperior void knight gloves / Spellcaster gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spellcaster glovesSpellcaster glovesGloves of subjugation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Gloves of subjugationGloves of subjugationCulinaromancer's gloves 10.png: RS3 Inventory image of Culinaromancer's gloves 10Culinaromancer's gloves 10Static gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Static glovesStatic gloves
FeetVirtus boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Virtus bootsVirtus bootsBoots of subjugation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Boots of subjugationBoots of subjugationSilverhawk boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Silverhawk bootsSilverhawk bootsRagefire boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ragefire bootsRagefire boots / Ganodermic boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ganodermic bootsGanodermic bootsN/A
RingAsylum surgeon's ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Asylum surgeon's ringAsylum surgeon's ring + Ring of vigour.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of vigourRing of vigour switchRing of death.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of deathRing of death + Ring of vigour.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of vigourRing of vigour switchSixth-Age circuit.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sixth-Age circuitSixth-Age circuit + Ring of vigour.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of vigourRing of vigour switchLuck of the Dwarves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Luck of the DwarvesLuck of the Dwarves + Ring of vigour.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of vigourRing of vigour switchSeers' ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seers' ringSeers' ring + Ring of vigour.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of vigourRing of vigour switch
AuraRunic accuracy aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Runic accuracy auraRunic accuracy aura / Maniacal aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Maniacal auraManiacal auraDark magic aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dark magic auraDark magic auraInspiration aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Inspiration auraInspiration auraInvigorate aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Invigorate auraInvigorate auraVampyrism aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Vampyrism auraVampyrism aura
PocketBerserk blood essence.png: RS3 Inventory image of Berserk blood essenceBerserk blood essence without Overload (4).png: RS3 Inventory image of Overload (4)Overload (4)Illuminated Book of Law.png: RS3 Inventory image of Illuminated Book of LawIlluminated Book of Law / Armadyl's Book of Law.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl's Book of LawArmadyl's Book of LawSign of death.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sign of deathSign of death / Sign of life.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sign of lifeSign of lifeN/AN/A

Recommended equipment for Ranged
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadPernix cowl / Anima core helm of ZamorakSuperior void knight ranger helmArmadyl helmetDeath Lotus hoodKaril's coif
NeckAmulet of soulsFarsight blood necklace / Farsight sniper necklaceReaper necklace / Saradomin's murmurAmulet of fury (t) / Amulet of fury / Amulet of rangingDragon Rider amulet
BackCompletionist capeTokHaar-Kal-XilMax capeAva's alerterSkillcape / Ardougne cloak 4
BodyPernix body / Anima core body of ZamorakSuperior elite void knight topArmadyl chestplateDeath Lotus chestplateKaril's top
LegsPernix body / Anima core legs of ZamorakSuperior elite void knight robeArmadyl chainskirtDeath Lotus chapsKaril's skirt
Main handAscension crossbowShadow glaiveDeath Lotus dartChaotic crossbowArmadyl crossbow / Energised arm cannon
Two-handed weaponNoxious longbowWyvern crossbow / StrykebowAttuned crystal bowZaryte bow / Royal crossbowHand cannon
Off-hand weaponOff-hand Ascension crossbowOff-hand shadow glaiveOff-hand Death Lotus dartOff-hand chaotic crossbowOff-hand Armadyl crossbow / Off-hand energised arm cannon
Off-hand weaponVengeful kiteshieldEagle-eye kiteshieldStrykebow / Dark bowElysian spirit shieldDragonfire deflector
GlovesNightmare gauntletsSuperior void knight glovesPernix gloves / Swift glovesCulinaromancer's gloves 10Tracking gloves
FeetPernix bootsArmadyl bootsSilverhawk bootsGlaiven bootsN/A
RingAsylum surgeon's ring + Ring of Vigour switchRing of death + Ring of Vigour switchSixth-Age circuit + Ring of Vigour switchLuck of the Dwarves + Ring of Vigour switchArchers' ring + Ring of Vigour switch
AuraSharpshooter aura / Reckless auraDark magic auraInspiration auraInvigorate auraVampyrism aura
PocketBerserk blood essence without OverloadsIlluminated god book / God bookSign of death / Sign of lifeN/AN/A

Recommended equipment for Melee
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadTorva full helm / Anima core helm of ZarosSuperior void knight melee helmBandos helmetTetsu helmMelee Barrows helmet
NeckAmulet of soulsBrawler's blood necklace / Brawler's knockout necklaceReaper necklace / Saradomin's whisperAmulet of fury (t) / Amulet of furyDragon Rider amulet
BackCompletionist capeTokHaar-KalMax capeFire capeSkillcape / Ardougne cloak 4
BodyMalevolent cuirass / Superior elite void knight topTorva platebody / Anima core body of ZarosBandos chestplateTetsu bodyMelee Barrows body
LegsTorva platelegs / Anima core legs of ZarosSuperior elite void knight robeBandos tassetsTetsu legsMelee Barrows legs
Main handMain hand Drygore weaponBlade of NymoraTetsu katanaMain hand Chaotic weaponKorasi's sword / Abyssal vine whip
Two-handed weaponNoxious scytheDragon Rider lanceMizuyari / Attuned crystal halberdTwo-handed Chaotic weapon / Sunspear (melee)God sword
Off-hand weaponOff-hand Drygore weaponBlade of AvaryssTetsu wakizashiOff-hand Chaotic weaponJessika's sword
Off-hand weaponMalevolent kiteshieldChaotic kiteshieldDivine spirit shieldDragonfire shieldBandos warshield
GlovesRazorback gauntlets / Torva glovesSuperior void knight gloves / Goliath glovesBandos gauntletsCulinaromancer's gloves 10Pneumatic gloves
FeetTorva bootsBandos bootsSilverhawk bootsSteadfast bootsN/A
RingAsylum surgeon's ring + Ring of Vigour switchRing of death + Ring of Vigour switchSixth-Age circuit + Ring of Vigour switchLuck of the Dwarves + Ring of Vigour switchWarrior ring + Ring of Vigour switch
AuraBrawler aura / Berserker auraDark magic auraInspiration auraInvigorate auraVampyrism aura
PocketBerserk blood essence without OverloadsIlluminated god book / God bookSign of death / Sign of lifeN/AN/A

Combat[edit source]

Helwyr only uses melee attacks which hit up to 1200, unlike the other generals who have multiple combat styles at their disposal. He has several abilities he will use during the fight:

  • "Nature, lend me your aid!" - Players should note that Helwyr's chamber is littered with mushrooms which align in a 5x5 area. When Helwyr does this attack, three of the mushrooms will be enlarged and puff out green gas. Players caught in the gas will be dealt with rapid hits of up to 250 every tick and if the player stands too long in them, will be bound for several seconds. Multiple gas clouds from nearby mushrooms can and will stack on each other for extremely fast damage. In addition, players in the gas clouds cannot run while in their vicinity.
  • "YOU. WILL. BLEED!" - Helwyr stands upright and slashes at the area in front of him in a cone radius. Players caught in the clawed area will be hit for up to 3700 damage and start taking a bleed of 50 (or adds 50 if the player is bleeding from previous bleed attacks). This can be easily avoided by running to the left or right of him far enough. This is also the best time to use Resonance to heal from the high damage.
  • "You cannot escape me. Aaaargh!" - Helwyr leaps over to a nearby player and starts clawing around him. This will deal rapid melee damage of up to 1800 every two ticks and bleed the player for 50 (or adds 50 if the player is bleeding from previous bleed attacks). Devotion, Debilitate and/or Reflect are highly recommended to reduce his melee damage.
  • Howl - Helwyr howls, summoning two Cywir Alphas. They only have 3,000 lifepoints but should be killed anyways to prevent them from sniping resonance heals from Helwyr's bleed attack.
  • Bleeds - Unlike the other generals in The Heart, Helwyr's claw and frenzy attacks can inflict bleeds on the player. The bleed starts off at a base of 50 every 2 ticks, and the more bleeds a player takes (melee damage attacks from claw/frenzy), another 50 is added, up to a cap of 250. This damage can be mitigated with abilities like Anticipation and Debilitate. Using Freedom will immediately remove the bleed.

Helwyr follows the set attack pattern:

  • "Nature, lend me your aid!" (Grows gas-puffing mushrooms)
  • Does 3 auto-attacks
  • "You. Will. BLEED!" cleave attack
  • Does 3 auto-attacks
  • "You cannot escape me. Aaaargh!" frenzy attack
  • Does 3 auto-attacks
  • Spawns Cywir Alphas
  • Does 3 auto-attacks
  • Repeats above sequence

If you have Soul Split, use it throughout the fight except during the frenzy attack to mitigate the use of food. If you do not have Soul Split, then use Deflect Melee throughout the fight if you are within range of his attacks. All players within range of Helwyr's frenzy attack should pray Deflect Melee for the duration of the attack.

As soon as Helwyr spawns, be prepared to use Surge or Escape, as he will immediately grow three random mushrooms in the chamber, including those under the player. Surge and Escape allow the player to get out of the gas clouds fast, especially if the player is near the centre of the mushroom.

The most reliable way to fight Helwyr is with melee with a halberd-like weapon, such as the Noxious scythe or Dragon Rider lance. This is because of the use of Hurricane and Quake will get rid of the summoned alphas; although magic and ranged can do this with Corruption Blast and Corruption Shot respectively, the position of the wolves from Helwyr may prevent it from bouncing onto them, and will usually be unable to kill them outright.

Start off the kill by attacking Helwyr, getting out of the way of any active mushrooms. Continue attacking him until he performs his cleave attack; simply run out of the way to avoid taking damage. If you are low on health, this cleave attack can be resonanced (make sure there are no wolves and/or a bleed is on you, or they may snipe it); the cleave attack will always hit (and hit hard).

After three more attacks, Helwyr will use his enrage attack; this can be easily mitigated with Debilitate (after which you move away from him) or Devotion to fully block his damage while attacking him. Use Freedom after his enrage attack ends to clear off the bleed he placed on you.

Continue attacking him until he summons wolves; kill them, then focus on Helwyr again. When he grows the mushrooms again, move out of them (Surge/Escape can be used if they are not scattered randomly) and continue attacking him. He will repeat the same pattern until death.

DO NOT KEEP RUNNING from Helwyr; because his only attack style is melee, he will skip attacks and go straight into another ability which can cause more havoc.

In summary, a good strategy is as follows:

  • Start with Soul Split and Turmoil/Anguish/Torment active.
  • "Nature, lend me your aid!" (Grows gas-puffing mushrooms)
    • Step out of the mushrooms and to the side of/behind Helwyr if you do not want to resonance the next cleave attack.
  • Does 3 auto-attacks
  • "You. Will. BLEED!" cleave attack
    • If in front of him, switch to a shield and use Resonance to heal from the mushroom bleeds or the frenzy attack from the last rotation. If there is not enough time to shield switch before you get hit, then flick on Deflect Melee to take half damage or run to the side of him. Do not freedom the bleed this attack gives you.
  • Does 3 auto-attacks
  • "You cannot escape me. Aaaargh!" frenzy attack
    • Helwyr jumps to a random player, and this attack has a large attack range. Turn on Deflect Melee for 8 melee attacks. You can use Devotion or Debilitate here if you are low on health. You will have a bleed of 250 afterward if you were hit by all of the frenzy hits. Use Freedom now and turn Soul Split back on.
  • Does 3 auto-attacks
  • Spawns Cywir Alphas
    • Use AOE attacks to kill the minions, or otherwise ignore them.
    • Use threshold abilities with Soul Split to regain some health lost from the frenzy attack.
  • Does 3 auto-attacks
  • Repeats above sequence