RuneScape:Events Team/Strategies/K'ril Tsutsaroth (HM)

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This is a dangerous activity.
If you die, you will lose your items and will need to reclaim them from Death or your grave.

Note: Prepare your kill count before the event begins. At 07:00 UTC we will enter the boss chambers with or without you so leave yourself enough time to kill all 40 monsters. See down below for more details.

The battle will be fought in an instance. Inside of the waiting room click the door, press join instance-> join existing battle --> type in player name and press enter. There will be no password for this instance.

This is the HARD version of K'ril Tsutsaroth. Do not take any items you are not willing to lose.

Hard mode[edit source]

Hard mode takes place in an instanced boss chamber. God Wars generals and minions are stronger (excluding Nex) and can use their special abilities from The World Wakes. High-value drops are more common. Completing the quest is not required to gain access to an instance.

There is a lobby to the boss chamber. Unlike in a non-instanced boss chamber, the gravestones of players who die are in the lobby, so players can reclaim their items somewhat more safely. However, gravestones in the lobby are unlikely to be blessed.

Overview[edit source]

The Zamorak GWD boss is K'ril Tsutsaroth, who is guarded by his 3 sergeants, Tstanon Karlak, Balfrug Kreeyath, and Zakl'n Gritch.

Combat breakdown
Combatant LP Attack styles Weakness
K'ril Tsutsaroth.png K'ril Tsutsaroth 100,000 Melee weakness icon.png MeleeMagic weakness icon.png Magic Fire weakness icon.png Fire spells
Tstanon Karlak.png Tstanon Karlak 5,475 Melee weakness icon.png Melee Fire weakness icon.png Fire spells
Balfrug Kreeyath.png Balfrug Kreeyath 5,475 Magic weakness icon.png Magic Bolt weakness icon.png Bolts
Zakl'n Gritch.png Zakl'n Gritch 5,475 Ranged weakness icon.png Ranged Stab weakness icon.png Stab

Getting there[edit source]

K'ril Tsutsaroth and his body guards are located in the boss chamber at the back of Zamorak's Fortress. Entering the fortress requires at least 70 hit points. Entering the chamber requires having slain 40 Zamorak followers inside the dungeon. All monsters in the dungeon are aggressive to those that do not display an item of allegiance to their god. The shard of Zaros, ascension crossbow and its offhand equivalent, and any piece of equipment dropped by Nex will render all combatants in the main dungeon docile. For a full list of protection items, see God Wars Dungeon#God-related protection.

Recommended Setups[edit source]

You are not obligated to wear anything on this list for the event.

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

Inventory[edit source]

The following is only a recommendation.

  • Runes for your best spell, if using Magic
  • Familiar: Bring a beast of burden, and summon a healer once it is empty.
  • Emergency teleport

The fight[edit source]

K'ril boss room.png

On Hard Mode, K'ril Tsutsaroth has a few changes in his mechanics, such as no longer having an explicit weakness to fire spells, as well as no longer using his Prayer smashing ability. Like all other hard mode God Wars Dungeon bosses, K'ril can bind players for 250 damage if they are under him. His health increases to 100,000 from 55,000, and he has three special attacks he can activate any time during the fight. He is still poisonous and his bodyguards act as normal.

One viable strategy for soloing K'ril is to use various abilities with Ranged or Magic and run around the room while hugging the walls; players would be able to deal consistent damage and cause K'ril to spend more time making his way to his foe, giving him less opportunities to attack or use special attacks effectively. Players will need to constantly click at the corners of the room if they choose to use this strategy, as casting an ability will cause the player character to stop and face K'ril in order to attack.

Another method for two or more players is having a player tank K'ril's special attacks using a powerful shield such as a merciless kiteshield or a divine spirit shield to use abilities such as Reflect and Debilitate more effectively, while other players act as the DPS role. DPS participants should be to the side or behind K'ril so as not to take damage from his enrage mode special attack. Those acting as DPS should rely on damage-enhancing abilities such as Berserk or Sunshine in order to bring K'ril down as quickly as possible.

Special attacks[edit source]

Charge[edit source]

K'ril Tsutsaroth will yell Run, coward!, and after a brief pause, will charge towards the player he is targeting until he hits the wall. Simply move to the side and watch K'ril bash his head (he takes some damage from this), then continue attacking. Being caught in this attack (essentially being under him while he charges) will result in moderate damage. K'ril is immune to damage while he is running or hitting the wall. An in-game message will tell the player K'ril prepares to charge.

Spikes[edit source]

When K'ril says You cannot stand against Zamorakian might!, he will summon an earth spike under the player he is targeting. Players will be notified when he summons an earth spike by an in-game message stating K'ril Smashes his blade into the ground, which bursts into spikes from the impact. While on the spikes, the player will receive 990 damage every two ticks unless they move off it. Players can lure K'ril over the spike; if he stands over it he will take rapid but weak bleeding damage, between 100-500 every tick. After a short time, the earth spike will disappear.

Enraged mode[edit source]

K'ril Tutsaroth may become enraged with the player he is attacking, and will shout Die in the name of Zamorak! K'ril will swipe his scimitars in front of him for about 5 seconds, hitting all players in the area in front of him with rapid Magic and Melee attacks. An in-game message will tell the player K'ril becomes enraged, swiping at you with wild but inaccurate strikes. You should try to avoid them. These strikes will hit all players K'ril is facing once per tick for about 8 ticks; this also applies if he is moving during that time.

Players are advised to Surge away to avoid the majority of the attack, after which the fight will resume as normal. These attack are able to hit slightly over 2,000 damage each. If you are unable to run away, casting Anticipation or Freedom is recommended to prevent being bound in place (if you run from him), as well as using either Protect from Melee/Protect from Magic (or their Deflect counterparts) and either Debilitate or Devotion to minimize damage; Immortality is also a viable option if players are taking too much damage.

While K'ril is in his enraged mode, he will swing his blades wildly while running towards the player if he cannot reach them. You will know when he finishes when he returns to his normal walking animation.

Drops[edit source]

The drops will be split using CoinShare, so most armour and the hilt will be split into shards. In addition to these, there are a few other valuable drops, all of which may be kept by the participant who receives it. If a CoinShare drop is received, it will be split into 120 shards of the respective type, divide evenly amongst every participant.

CoinShare drops
Item Value Shard Value Dropped by
Zamorak hilt.png: RS3 Inventory image of Zamorak hiltZamorak hilt 1,221,849 Zamorak hilt shard.png: RS3 Inventory image of Zamorak hilt shardZamorak hilt shard 2,499 Just K'ril Tsutsaroth
Hood of subjugation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Hood of subjugationHood of subjugation 1,214,653 Hood of subjugation shard.png: RS3 Inventory image of Hood of subjugation shardHood of subjugation shard 1,624 All
Garb of subjugation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Garb of subjugationGarb of subjugation 7,001,158 Garb of subjugation shard.png: RS3 Inventory image of Garb of subjugation shardGarb of subjugation shard 23,040 All
Gown of subjugation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Gown of subjugationGown of subjugation 3,870,281 Gown of subjugation shard.png: RS3 Inventory image of Gown of subjugation shardGown of subjugation shard 33,378 All
Ward of subjugation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ward of subjugationWard of subjugation 742,281 Ward of subjugation shard.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ward of subjugation shardWard of subjugation shard 219 All
Zamorakian spear.png: RS3 Inventory image of Zamorakian spearZamorakian spear 1,384,326 Zamorakian spear shard.png: RS3 Inventory image of Zamorakian spear shardZamorakian spear shard 10,608 All
Other valuable drops
Item Value Dropped by
Gloves of subjugation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Gloves of subjugationGloves of subjugation 1,408,082 All
Boots of subjugation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Boots of subjugationBoots of subjugation 1,556,495 All
Godsword shard 1.png: RS3 Inventory image of Godsword shard 1Godsword shard 1 147,009 All
Godsword shard 2.png: RS3 Inventory image of Godsword shard 2Godsword shard 2 147,196 All
Godsword shard 3.png: RS3 Inventory image of Godsword shard 3Godsword shard 3 146,571 All
Steam battlestaff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Steam battlestaffSteam battlestaff 57,292 All
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Inventory image of Lantadyme seedLantadyme seed x3 1,062 K'ril Tsutsaroth
Grimy lantadyme.png: RS3 Inventory image of Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme x10 83,120 K'ril Tsutsaroth
Rune scimitar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune scimitarRune scimitar 19,435 K'ril Tsutsaroth
Rune platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune platelegsRune platelegs 20,663 K'ril Tsutsaroth
Wine of Zamorak.png: RS3 Inventory image of Wine of ZamorakWine of Zamorak x7 74,298 Body guards