Seiryu the Azure Serpent

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Seiryu (pronounced Sayr-you) also referred to as the Azure Serpent, Guardian Beast of the Eastern Lands, Anima Guardian and the Spirit of Purest Water[1] is a legendary serpent colossus worshipped by the Acolytes of Seiryu in the Wushanko Isles. It is one of the four Wushanko Guardians, and is considered the purest one by the monks, being a spirit of water. Seiryu is often referred to as a "dragon", but he does not actually belong to the dragon species; it is just a label.[2]

Hundreds of years ago, Seiryu was chained and slowly corrupted by black crystals infused with the power of Xau-Tak. Seiryu would later be freed by several adventurers exploring the temple. It telepathically communicated with them and expressed its gratitude for being freed from the crystals, stating that it sensed another being in the same torment that it had suffered underneath Forinthry, which is now known today as the Wilderness.

Seiryu is featured in the Temple of Aminishi elite dungeon as the final encounter. In Story mode, its health is reduced by 50%, the threshold for knocking Seiryu down is reduced by 50%, and its damage output is reduced by 90%.

Seiryu makes an appearance in The Shadow Reef elite dungeon during the final encounter with The Ambassador, where it aids the adventurers by replenishing their life points and killing all the Crassian ritual keepers before being subdued by a powerful attack from Kranon. Once Kranon is defeated, Seiryu will reawaken and can be spoken to for additional dialogue. If you speak to Seiryu here with the Inert black stone crystal in your inventory, it will convert the item into a Humming black stone crystal, which can be inspected to unlock the Bisdi pet.

Shards of Seiryu's power, in the form of spirit dragon charms, are dropped by Slayer monsters on Aminishi and can be used to access the Spirit Realm through The Well of Spirits.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Mechanic 1: Basic attacks & survival[edit | edit source]

Players should focus primarily on their ability to survive rather than trying to damage Seiryu quickly, as getting hit by the shadow hands often results in an extremely quick death with very little time to react. Seiryu's standard attacks are not as strong compared to its abilities, and the deep breath attack often heals up most of the damage dealt from his auto-attacks. Note that Resonance does not have enough time to go off cooldown from every deep breath attack as Seiryu's attack pattern will change drastically as the fight progresses, but there is enough time to alternate between it and Devotion, Reflect or Debilitate.

Mechanic 2: Splitting fire stream[edit | edit source]

Seiryu attacks with magic by aiming a stream of purple fire towards the centre of the arena that splits into more streams that hit all players in the chamber. Occasionally, it will take a deep breath (indicated by a popup message box) before sweeping a massive wave of fire onto the arena dealing up to 8,000 magic damage. This is a standard magic attack, so it has the potential to miss; sometimes, it is possible to obtain a second hit which deals less damage, much like Vorago's "missed" magical attacks. This attack can be avoided by running under the sides of Seiryu's head, but that is not recommended as it may leave the player vulnerable to the arrow hand attack as the fight progresses. Vulnerability and Enfeeble will increase the damage taken by the boss and reduce the damage it inflicts by 10% respectively and should be taken to make the fight easier.

Mechanic 3: Shadow tail[edit | edit source]

Throughout the fight, Seiryu also lowers its tail into the shadow, causing up to three shadows to appear under the players, one at a time. Move out of the way, as they will deal damage starting from 1,800 damage and will gradually increase. These are integrated into Seiryu's attack pattern. Their AoE is somewhat erratic as while the pool is formed, it has a 3x3 AoE while the subsequent tendrils have either a 1x1 or 3x3 AoE.

Mechanic 4: Shadow root[edit | edit source]

After the first deep breath attack, Seiryu will perform a "shadow root" attack much like Solak; a flashing arrow will appear over the targeted tile, while a temporary compass indicating its direction will appear under players. Black energy will also flow to that tile. When the energy reaches the tile, shadow hands will rush towards all players' positions at the same time (the compass will also disappear, indicating the direction of the hands). Standing under the targeted tile will ensure no hands will spawn for that player, but it is not necessary when fighting alone. After the attack has been successfully intercepted by standing on the tile, be sure to move off of it as shortly afterwards, shadow hands will appear only on that tile and cause large amounts of damage. Make sure you don't come off the tile too early, or the row of hands will still spawn. Seiryu does not perform auto-attacks while the energy is channeling to the tile.

Sometime after this attack, Seiryu will perform a second deep breath attack. Several auto-attacks after this, he will slightly raise his head and cause an "arrow" of shadow hands to emerge from one of four potential spots near its head. Like the root attack, it can be easily avoided with a discerning eye.

Both types of attacks have a 3x3 AoE and will deal up to 4,500 damage per tick to any player caught in them, so it is imperative to avoid them or players will suffer a quick death.

Seiryu will continue following its attack pattern, and at times it will use both the root and arrow hand attacks, so players must quickly adapt to avoid being killed by either of these attacks. Oftentimes when Seiryu uses both of these attacks at once there is enough time to use Resonance even if it had been used on the deep breath attack prior to this attack pattern.

Mechanic 5 & 6: Black crystals, shadow enigmas[edit | edit source]

Continue damaging Seiryu until it reaches 7,200,000 health, after which it collapses and becomes unattackable. Players must destroy the black crystals on its manacle; each one has 250,000 health (200,000 in duo and 150,000 solo). Jump onto Seiryu's manacle and attack the crystals; for groups, one/two players should jump on each side while the other stays behind. A portal will appear, soon followed by a black hand which slithers back down and begins to summon several shadow enigmas, which move towards Seiryu. Should an enigma touch Seiryu, it will turn into energy and heal every crystal for 50,000 health.

Do not attempt to jump onto Seiryu's shackles until his head is on the ground, as you can take damage while jumping, and any damage taken will be incurred in one tick.

A common method to deal with the crystals is to first use a vulnerability bomb followed by Berserk. Dominion mines work on the crystals and will deal 10,000 damage to them, which significantly speeds up their destruction. As only two mines can be placed per minute, this gives 20,000 additional damage without much effort. It's possible to place four mines, and this is highly recommended.

Players have just over a minute before Seiryu tosses the players back onto the platform; this is roughly a few seconds after the final two enigmas appear from the portal. This will stun and bind players for six seconds. Use Freedom then finish off the shadow enigmas before focusing on Seiryu.

In a group of three, the crystals can be destroyed in 1–2 cycles, while solo should expect 2–3 cycles; however, it is possible to clear them under two rotations with sufficient DPS. Each destroyed crystal will increase the speed at which the shadow hands move, so players should be cautious as the fight progresses.

Once all three crystals are destroyed, Seiryu is freed and the fight ends.

Drops[edit | edit source]

Two drops are rolled; the main drop and a common mob drop. The size of the group that went through the elite dungeon determines which drop table is used. For clarity, the main drop table is separated from the common drop table. There is a chance of additionally receiving a drop from the rare drop table.

Main drops (Solo)[edit | edit source]

Average amount of Ancient scales per kill is 12 (14.4 including double chance).

  1. ^ Amount dropped in Story mode is reduced to 500.
  2. ^ Chipped black stone crystal has a base drop rate of 1/300, with a threshold of 60. Example: If a player were to have 101 group and 144 solo (combined 245), it would be 4 thresholds for solo, 1 threshold for duo and 0 thresholds for trio. Rolled for before the rest of the main drop table and replaces that drop if obtained.[4][5][6][7]

Main drops (Duo)[edit | edit source]

Average amount of Ancient scales per kill is 3.69 (4.428 including double chance).

  1. ^ Amount dropped in Story mode is reduced to 500.
  2. ^ Chipped black stone crystal has a base drop rate of 1/1000, with a threshold of 200. Example: If a player were to have 101 group and 144 solo (combined 245), it would be 4 thresholds for solo, 1 threshold for duo and 0 thresholds for trio. Rolled for before the rest of the main drop table and replaces that drop if obtained.[4][5][6][7]

Main drops (Trio)[edit | edit source]

Average amount of Ancient scales per kill is 1.34 (1.608 including double chance).

  1. ^ Amount dropped in Story mode is reduced to 500.
  2. ^ Chipped black stone crystal has a base drop rate of 1/1500, with a threshold of 300. Example: If a player were to have 101 group and 144 solo (combined 245), it would be 4 thresholds for solo, 1 threshold for duo and 0 thresholds for trio. Rolled for before the rest of the main drop table and replaces that drop if obtained.[4][5][6][7]

Common drops[edit | edit source]

The following table has a 1/25 chance to get rolled on for boss monsters and mini-bosses, a 1/50 chance for most other monsters and a 1/200 chance for sea crocodiles and waterfiends when holding a Lucky charm (Temple of Aminishi)[d 1]:

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Jagex. Mod Sponge's Twitter account. 28 Feb 2022. (Archived from the original on 16 April 2022.)
  2. ^ There is a 1% chance this will be upgraded to a sealed clue scroll (master).

If the above table is not rolled, a reward from the following table is given:

  1. ^ Price is based on buying the Ports bone pack at Ports Reward Shop and making it into a Scrimshaw of vampyrism

Rare drop table[edit | edit source]

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items are not required to access the table, but they will increase the chance of accessing the rare drop table and may also improve the loot received from it.
Rare drop table.png Rare drop table:
Rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Coins_250.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500Coins250–500Common250-500High Level Alchemy icon.png250-500
Coins_25.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 50Coins50Common[d 1]50High Level Alchemy icon.png50
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphire1Common53815
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emerald1Common35230
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut ruby1Common36960
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamond1Common841120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare37,845-46,2555,400-6,600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)1Uncommon5,914600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)45–55 (noted)Rare266,130-325,27027,000-33,000
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)1Common10,7291
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)1Common10,7001
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Crystal triskelion fragment 1 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 1 (m)1Very rare[d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 2.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Crystal triskelion fragment 2 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 2 (m)1Very rare[d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 3.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Crystal triskelion fragment 3 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 3 (m)1Very rare[d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)1Common57,72860,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)1Common57,38660,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)1Rare35,56637,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)180–220 (noted)Rare745,020-910,580756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelin5Rare9401,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvage1Uncommon38,34240,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvage18–22 (noted)Rare690,156-843,524720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)1Rare68,20066,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)1Uncommon58,39660,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheads113–137Common20,453-24,797678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)135–165Very rare979,695-1,197,4051,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talisman68–82 (noted)Rare60,044-72,406136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talisman68–82 (noted)Rare10,472-12,628136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobster135–165 (noted)Common48,600-59,40022,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)225–275 (noted)Uncommon227,925-278,57540,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon17,272-20,82868-82
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare395,100-482,900180-220
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit25–35Uncommon5,450-7,630Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit2Common524Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit25–30Uncommon7,175-8,610Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit2Common574Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit25–30Rare6,550-7,860Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spirit3Common4,938Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit25–35Rare3,825-5,355Not alchemisable
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)14–16Uncommon6,258-7,152532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)14–16Uncommon28,336-32,384532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)4Uncommon163,3761,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)10Rare28,0201,520
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)90–110 (noted)Uncommon1,073,880-1,312,52090-110
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)90–110 (noted)Uncommon126,180-154,22090-110
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)45–55 (noted)Uncommon124,425-152,0758,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon454,185-555,1155,130-6,270
Flax.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)Flax450–550 (noted)Common51,300-62,7001,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)45–55 (noted)Common30,375-37,12545-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon417,600-510,400450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon20,196-24,3546,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logs675–825 (noted)Rare200,475-245,02564,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)45–55 (noted)Uncommon24,210-29,59013,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)270–330 (noted)Rare479,250-585,750243,000-297,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Brawling gloves (Melee) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Melee) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Magic).png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Brawling gloves (Magic) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Magic) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Ranged).png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Brawling gloves (Ranged) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Ranged) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Agility).png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Brawling gloves (Agility) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Agility) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Cooking).png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Brawling gloves (Cooking) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Cooking) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (FM).png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Brawling gloves (FM) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (FM) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Fishing).png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Brawling gloves (Fishing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Fishing) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Hunter).png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Brawling gloves (Hunter) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Hunter) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Mining).png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Brawling gloves (Mining) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Mining) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Prayer).png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Brawling gloves (Prayer) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Prayer) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Smithing).png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Brawling gloves (Smithing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Smithing) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Thieving).png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Brawling gloves (Thieving) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Thieving) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (WC).png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Brawling gloves (WC) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (WC) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Vecna skull with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)1Very rare[d 3][d 4]322,9036,000
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)1Very rare[d 5]5371
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)1Very rare[d 6]18,70718
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Seiryu the Azure Serpent drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)1Very rare[d 7]2,147,483,647300,000
  1. ^ Replaces members' only drops in free-to-play.
  2. ^ a b c Triskelion fragments are dropped in order.
  3. ^ a b Jagex. Mod Timbo's Twitter account. 19 January 2018. (Archived from the original on 22 January 2019.) Mod Timbo: "1/1280 if you hit the RDT, requires T4 luck to be worn in order to get a hold of it. Of course there are tons of different ways to access the RDT so it changes massively depending on what you're fighting, what you're wearing etc."
  4. ^ Vecna skull requires tier 4 luck. Chance is 1/1280 per roll of the rare drop table with the tier 4 luck requirement.[d 3]
  5. ^ Cheese+tom batta indicates a roll for Hazelmere's signet ring without tier 4 luck.
  6. ^ Blurberry Special indicates a failed 1/10 roll for Hazelmere's signet ring with tier 4 luck.
  7. ^ Hazelmere's signet ring requires tier 4 luck. Rarer than the vecna skull.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • ninja 14 March 2022 (Update):.
    • The drop rate of unique items across Elite Dungeon modes has been increased to give a unified drop rate per clear:
      • Ancient scales will now drop from Seiryu at 50% and 33% of the solo rates in duo and trio mode respectively. These rates are per player.
  • patch 7 March 2022 (Update):
    • Seiryu's healthbar no longer remains visible when you teleport out after defeating it.
  • patch 11 November 2019 (Update):
    • Fixed an issue which stopped a player from jumping on to Seiryu's shackles if rapid clicking them.
  • patch 4 November 2019 (Update):
    • Player can no longer jump off the wrong side of the platform during Seiryu battle.
  • patch 28 May 2019 (Update):.
    • Seiryu's breath attack is now much more accurate.
  • patch 20 May 2019 (Update):.
    • Both God Wars Dungeon 2 and Elite Dungeon bosses now award more Reaper points and Slayer XP when killed in challenge/hard mode.
  • patch 9 July 2018 (Update):
    • Toned down the flashy effects on Seiryu's transitions between conscious and knocked-out states.
  • patch 2 July 2018 (Update):
    • Cleansed Seiryu no longer attempts to attack players directly under it.
    • Loot for non-grouped defeats of Seiryu has been increased.
    • Corrected some environment clipping on the hidden stairs to Seiryu's chamber.
    • Seiryu's black crystals now have scaled down lifepoints when two or one players are in the arena when the fight is started.
    • Corrected a situation in which players might not roll for loot and earn killcount when Seiryu is defeated mid-jump animation.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Seiryu is the Japanese name of the Azure Dragon, one of four mythological creatures in the Chinese constellations. The quartet represents the four cardinal directions, with the Azure Dragon representing east.
  • Seiryu the Azure Serpent's concept art was done by Mod DBarker, modelling by Mod JT and animations by Mod Wing[8]
  • Seiryu was first mentioned in an A Joint Effort voyage of The Exile and The Whaler: "The Exile and the Whaler have heard rumours that a vein of azure on Bladewing Crag is actually the legendary dragon, Seiryu. Getting there will be tricky, but they wish to try."[9]
  • The day after release, the life points of the black crystals were each reduced to 150,000 and 200,000 for solo and duo modes, respectively, after complaints of the length of the fight for teams of under 3 people. The same update made it so that players who fought Seiryu alone would be guaranteed 4-8 ancient scales as a drop.
  • Damage taken in story mode of elite dungeons was reduced from 33% of normal mode to 10% in an update on 15 October 2018.
  • Cyansoul Kakapo, an exotic bird native to the Arc, has an examine referring to Seiryu as a 'great spirit dragon'.
  • Seiryu and Yakamaru share a few similarities:
    • They both possess a combat level of 10,000.
    • They both fulfil a similar purpose on their respective homeworlds, being spiritual guardians of water.
    • They were both originally benevolent before being corrupted in some way to serve a more malevolent purpose.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Orion's Twitter account. 19 April 2018. (Archived from the original on 4 November 2020.)
  2. ^ Elei's Diary, written by Elei, "Temple of Aminishi", RuneScape. "Today we learned about actual dragons. They are grotesque beasts, nothing like the dragons of the order. Seiryu is a actually a serpent. A wonderful, pure, gigantic serpent. So in a way, the ascension forms of the order are serpents too, and only dragons by name."
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Jagex. Mod Sponge's Twitter account. 7 December 2021. (Archived from the original on 16 April 2022.) Mod Sponge: "Sure."
  4. ^ a b c Jagex. JagexOrion's Twitter account. 10 October 2018. (Archived from the original on 30 May 2020.) JagexOrion: "Futon has 245 kills: You have a 4x higher chance to receive the pet on solo mode. You have not yet reached the threshold on group mode."
  5. ^ a b c Jagex. JagexOrion's Twitter account. 10 October 2018. (Archived from the original on 30 May 2020.) JagexOrion: "Correct. We're VERY happy that our systems allow us to re-use the previous elite dungeon code for new ones."
  6. ^ a b c Jagex. JagexOrion's Twitter account. 17 May 2019. (Archived from the original on 17 May 2019.)
  7. ^ a b c Jagex. Mod Sponge's Twitter account. 7 December 2021. (Archived from the original on 16 April 2022.) Mod Sponge: "If you happen to roll pet, you never reach this table (it is a separate roll, that returns before this is reached)"
  8. ^ Jagex. Mod JT's Twitter account. 19 April 2018. (Archived from the original on 4 November 2020.)
  9. ^ A Joint Effort, RuneScape. "The Exile and the Whaler have heard rumours that a vein of azure on Bladewing Crag is actually the legendary dragon, Seiryu. Getting there will be tricky, but they wish to try."