Zaros godsword

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"ZGS" redirects here. For the God Wars Dungeon drop, see Zamorak godsword.
For this item's augmented variant, see Augmented Zaros godsword.
For this item's dyed variants, see blood, Ice, Shadow, Barrows, Third Age.
Zaros godsword detail.png

The Zaros godsword is a two-handed sword that requires level 92 Attack to wield. Although tied with the Masterwork Spear of Annihilation for being the strongest two-handed melee weapon in the game outside of Daemonheim, it still remains the strongest two-handed slashing weapon. It can be augmented with an augmentor to make the augmented Zaros godsword.

The weapon is created by using orbs of pure, volcanic and corrupted anima with a Dormant Zaros godsword, requiring level 92 Crafting. All of these items are obtained by defeating Telos.

The Zaros godsword has 60,000 charges of combat[source needed] before degrading to a broken state. It can be recharged at a repair NPC for 4,800,000 coins or less on an armour stand in a player-owned house.

Combat stats[edit | edit source]

Special attack[edit source]

The Zaros godsword's special attack, Blackhole

Basics[edit source]

The Zaros godsword has a special attack called Blackhole. Once activated, the special attack creates a swirling black hole under the player's current location, which has an area-of-effect of 7x7 (grid of game squares), that lasts for 21 seconds (35 game ticks). This special attack costs 50% adrenaline, and has a 60 second cooldown. When the player is within the area-of-effect, their melee damage is increased by 25%. However, it appears that the buff is active on different ticks for different sources of damage. If tick 1 is the cast of Blackhole, then:

  • on tick 1, nothing can be boosted (buff appears on bar)
  • on tick 2, only auto attacks cast on this tick will be boosted
  • on ticks 3-35, everything cast on these ticks will be boosted

This means that at most there are 34 damage boosting ticks (sources of damage cast between tick 2 and tick 35). If the originally targeted monster is within the area-of-effect of the black hole, it will take 25%-50% ability damage every 1.8 seconds (3 ticks).

Additionally, if the initial target stays within the area-of-effect then it will take a maximum of 11 hits (275%-550% ability damage in total) spread over the Blackholes duration.

Comparison with other damage-boosting abilities[edit source]

The Zaros godsword is used as a switch for its special attack. Just like Magic's Sunshine and Range's Death's Swiftness abilities, the damage-boosting effect of the special attack is not lost when the player switches weapons. The Zaros godsword allows melee users to alternate between its special attack and Berserk ability to increase their overall damage-per-minute.

Property Blackhole Sunshine/Death's Swiftness

(with planted feet)

Damage boost 25% 50%
Adrenaline cost 50% 100%
Cooldown 60 seconds 60 seconds
Duration 20 seconds 30 seconds (37.8 seconds)
Damage dealt 25%-50% 10%-20% (0%)

Notable facts[edit source]

  • The damage boosting effect begins 1 tick after the special attack is cast.
  • If the player is under the effects of Berserk, and then uses the special attack, Berserk's damage-boosting properties will take priority.
  • The damage boost stacks with that of the dragon battleaxe.
  • The damage-boosting effect does not increase the damage of any bleed abilities, like Dismember, Slaughter, and Blood Tendrils, nor any melee damage inflicted by familiars.
  • The ability duration is not affected by the planted feet perk.
  • The adrenaline cost of the special attack is not reduced by the effects from the Conservation of Energy relic, or the Invigorate aura.
  • The adrenaline cost of the special attack is reduced by the effects from the Ring of vigour, the Asylum surgeon's ring, and the Relentless perk.

Creation[edit | edit source]

Zaros godsword.png Zaros godsword
Crafting-Hourglass.pngMake-X GE icon.png
1,000 XP-?973,704,676
Crafting Crafting level92
P2P icon.png Members only
Dormant Zaros godsword.pngDormant Zaros godsword191,691,48091,691,480
Orb of pure anima.pngOrb of pure anima1N/A-
Orb of volcanic anima.pngOrb of volcanic anima1N/A-
Orb of corrupted anima.pngOrb of corrupted anima1N/A-

Repair[edit | edit source]

The base repair cost of the Zaros godsword when completely degraded to 0.0% item charge is 4,800,000 coins. It can be repaired by:

Alternatively, it can be repaired on an armour stand in a player-owned house or on a whetstone device anywhere. This provides a discount of 0.5% per Smithing level (including boosts).

If it is only partially degraded, then the cost of a full repair is multiplied by the percentage of item charge that needs to be repaired to produce the current repair cost.

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Dyed[edit | edit source]

The Zaros godsword can be recoloured with dyes from Treasure trails for purely cosmetic purposes. A warning message is given when attempting to dye a plain Zaros godsword.

Once the dye is applied, the Zaros godsword becomes permanently untradeable.

Creation cost (GE)
Barrows Shadow Third-Age Blood Ice
Item Zaros godsword (barrows) Zaros godsword (shadow) Zaros godsword (Third Age) Zaros godsword (blood) Zaros godsword (ice)
Image Zaros godsword (barrows) equipped.png Zaros godsword (shadow) equipped.png Zaros godsword (Third Age) equipped.png Zaros godsword (blood) equipped.png Zaros godsword (ice) equipped.png
Dye cost 166,470,871 890,786,019 2,147,483,618 2,147,483,642 1,457,462,458
Total cost 1,140,175,547 1,864,490,695 3,121,188,294 3,121,188,318 2,431,167,134

Comparison with other melee weapons[edit | edit source]

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 29 March 2021 (Update):
    • Players are no longer able to use the Zaros Godsword's special attack if a different one is already active.
  • patch 3 August 2020 (Update):
    • Zaros Godsword's special attack description now correctly says the 'Blackhole' ability lasts for 20 seconds and not 30.
  • patch 9 September 2019 (Update):
    • The Zaros Godsword special attack buff icon will now appear consistently on the buff bar.
  • patch 22 January 2018 (Update):
    • The used versions of a Zaros Godsword, Staff of Sliske and Seren Godbow can no longer be traded.
  • patch 11 December 2017 (Update):
    • Adjusted the Zaros godsword (shadow, broken) colour to better match the colour of unbroken version.
  • patch 24 July 2017 (Update):
    • Player can no longer add an augmentor to a broken Zaros godsword.
  • patch 10 July 2017 (Update):
    • The Zaros Godsword special attack will no longer hit players in the safe zone in Clan Wars.
  • patch 22 May 2017 (Update):
    • The Zaros Godsword special attack has been buffed. Melee attacks performed while standing inside the black hole now do 25% additional damage, up from 10%.
  • patch 11 July 2016 (Update):
    • The Zaros godsword special attack animation no longer remains when logging out.
    • The Zaros godsword special attack animation has been graphically updated in low detail.