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Commander Zilyana, Keeper of the Faith, is the leader of Saradomin's army in the God Wars Dungeon. She is an Icyene, an ancient race of winged beings, chosen by Saradomin to guard his hilt. Commander Zilyana uses a melee attack and a magic attack. She uses them randomly and both attacks are quite accurate. She attacks with her multi-target magic attack when her sword glows with a bright blue aura and she raises it in the air. If the attack hits a player, a small wall of lightning will appear around the player. She attacks with melee when she simply slashes at the player with her sword. Her melee attack is not multi-target. Both her magic and melee attacks only work at close range.

In addition, both her magic and melee attacks have a max of 1900 life points and they are both very rapid (same speed as dual-wielded dagger-speed weapons), so players should be careful fighting her. She will also target the player that has currently done the most damage to her.

Commander Zilyana is located in the back room of Saradomin's Encampment. Players must have 70 Agility and 40 Saradominist kills to reach her. In addition, she has 3 bodyguards: Growler (magic), Bree (ranged) and Starlight (melee).

Note: You can not reach her if you do not have 70 Agility (boosts such as Summer pies do not work).

Commander Zilyana is dangerous and should not be underestimated. She is tied with fellow God Wars Dungeon bosses General Graardor, K'ril Tsutsaroth and Kree'arra, along with the Corporeal Beast, for having the fifth highest combat level among monsters that can be fought with conventional means in RuneScape. Only Nex, the Queen Black Dragon, Vorago, the Kalphite King, and the Shadow Barrows Brothers are stronger.

If Blood Spells are used on her consistently, the message "Commander Zilyana becomes more enraged by your spells and tries to channel them to increase her own power!" will appear in the chatbox, and her power will be boosted, granting her stronger attacks. This effect stacks (although there is a cap to it), so continued use of blood spells may prove fatal.

Bodyguards

Zilyana boss room

Zilyana and her loyal bodyguards.

Quotes

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All praise Saradomin!

When in battle, the Commander shouts several battle cries while fighting the players that dare to venture into her domain. She is voiced by Mod Ana.


  • Death to the enemies of the light!
  • Slay the evil ones!
  • Saradomin lend me strength!
  • By the power of Saradomin!
  • May Saradomin be my sword.
  • Good will always triumph!
  • Forward! Our allies are with us!
  • Saradomin is with us!
  • In the name of Saradomin!
  • Attack! Find the Godsword!

Hard Mode

When entering the battle area players are given the option of fighting Zilyana in Hard Mode. When fought in Hard Mode, in addition to increased stats, Zilyana has two phases to the fight, with additional abilities. She also has better drops, although chances for rarer loot such as saradomin swords is not increased.

Phase 1

In Phase 1, Commander Zilyana has the same attacks as she does in standard mode, however, after being defeated once, Commander Zilyana will heal back to full health and must be defeated again, beginning Phase 2.

Phase 2

Lightning

During Phase 2, Zilyana gains the ability to summon squares of lightning throughout the room. Standing on these spaces can deal over 1000 damage.

Death

Once her health reaches 50 lifepoints, Commander Zilyana will lie down on the floor and a bar that looks similar to an adrenaline bar appears under her lifepoints bar. She is invulnerable during this time, and the only way to finish her off is to successfully hit her with an Ultimate Ability before the bar fills up. If this is not done, she heals 1/3 of her lifepoints.

The World Wakes

Cres dies

Zilyana kills Cres, mistaking him for Guthix.

During the quest The World Wakes, Zilyana, along with many other important followers of other gods discover that the player had found Guthix's home, and gather forces to break in to kill Guthix, ending his edicts and allowing their gods to return. During the quest, Zilyana kills the Guardian of Guthix Cres, believing that he was Guthix in disguise. She was the only God Wars Dungeon boss along with Nex to make it to the last room of the Guthix ancient temple.

Missing, Presumed Death

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Zilyana argues with Ilfeen.

Zilyana makes another appearance in the quest Missing, Presumed Death. She is at the Empyrean Citadel, which was taken over by the Mahjarrat Sliske for his grand ascendacy into godhood. Zilyana is present here with Saradomin and appears once again as his chosen champion. As she did not receive a invitation, Zilyana is left outside the entrance with the other generals. Zilyana was seen arguing with the elf Ifleen and the player could choose to either support Zilyana, Ifleen, or tell them the truth. Her obedience to Saradomin can be seen when the player chooses to tell her the truth and she declines Ifleen's offer for a truce, declaring, "It is not truth until Saradomin decrees it so!" After the quest Zilyana, along with the other gods and their generals, disappears from the Empyrean citadel.

Strategy

Drops

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Charms

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
BonesBones1Always226
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
29–32%16–18%18–21%22–25%9–11%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 2,486 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Weapons

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Runes and Ammunition

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Saradomin swordSaradomin sword1Rare[1]131,081
Armadyl crossbowArmadyl crossbow1Rare3,997,215

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Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Rune dartRune dart36–40Common1,944–2,160
Law runeLaw rune96–105Common49,728–54,390

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Herbs, Potions and Seeds

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Rune plateskirtRune plateskirt1Common37,061
Adamant platebodyAdamant platebody1Uncommon8,975
Rune kiteshieldRune kiteshield1Uncommon30,650
Saradomin's murmurSaradomin's murmur1Rare387,142
Saradomin's hissSaradomin's hiss1Rare91,764
Saradomin's whisperSaradomin's whisper1Rare74,838
Warpriest of Saradomin helm (75)Warpriest of Saradomin helm1Varies[2]Not sold
Warpriest of Saradomin cuirass (75)Warpriest of Saradomin cuirass1Varies[2]Not sold
Warpriest of Saradomin greaves (75)Warpriest of Saradomin greaves1Varies[2]Not sold
Warpriest of Saradomin gauntlets (75)Warpriest of Saradomin gauntlets1Varies[2]Not sold
Warpriest of Saradomin boots (75)Warpriest of Saradomin boots1Varies[2]Not sold
Warpriest of Saradomin cape (75)Warpriest of Saradomin cape1Varies[2]Not sold

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  • Saradomin brew (3) and Super restore (4) are always dropped together.
  • Super magic potion (3) and Super defence (4) are always dropped together.
Saradomin godsword equipped

A Godsword incorporating a Saradomin hilt, one of the drops attainable from Commander Zilyana.

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr5Common10,120
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed2Common2,018
Super magic potion (3)Super magic potion (3)3Uncommon51,561
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)3Uncommon10,875
Saradomin brew (3)Saradomin brew (3)3Uncommon43,440
Super defence (4)Super defence (4)3Uncommon36,426
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)3Uncommon10,698
Magic seed 5Magic seed1Rare96,585

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  1. ^ Estimated at 1/79 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Players who previously bought this in the Battle of Lumbridge will have a greater chance of receiving this as a drop.
  3. ^ Estimated at 1/480 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  4. ^ Estimated at 1/654 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  5. ^ Estimated at 1/553 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  6. ^ Estimated at 1/480 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  7. ^ Dropped to all players in the room, alongside one of the rare unique item drops.
  8. ^ Only dropped during hard mode.

Rare drop table drops

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves are not required to access the table.
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins20–361; 300Common20–361
DiamondDiamond(noted)Uncommon4,140
Godsword shard 1Godsword shard 11Rare[3]150,651
Godsword shard 2Godsword shard 21Rare[4]148,472
Godsword shard 3Godsword shard 31Rare[5]151,551
Clue scrollClue scroll (hard)1RareNot sold
Clue scrollClue scroll (elite)1RareNot sold
Ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1RareNot sold
Anagogic ortAnagogic ort40RareNot sold
Saradomin hiltSaradomin hilt1Rare[6]3,793,334
File:Zilyana's notes.pngZilyana's notes1Rare[7]Not sold
Saradominist soulstoneSaradominist soulstone1Rare[8]Not sold
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common427
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common762
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,222
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,537
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare114,165–139,535
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,281
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common15,344
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,843
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare532,935–651,365
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,186
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,407
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare600,480–733,920
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare900
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,720
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,889
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common13,899–16,851
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,046,385–1,278,915
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,560
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,249
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare190,255–240,014
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare12,285–15,498
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare7,925–11,095
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common81,810–99,990
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon239,850–293,150
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,056–15,744
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare426,060–520,740
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon23,600–129,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common34,020–41,580
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon42,660–52,140
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common17,850–20,400
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare172,125–210,375
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare80,910–98,890
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common6,138
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare92,070–112,530
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon701,640–857,560
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon160,380–196,020
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon160,470–196,130
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon163,125–199,375
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon32,536–37,184
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon20,678–23,632
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon386,340
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare881,090
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common53,550–65,450
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common16,200–19,800
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon255,600–312,400
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,736–16,564
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare136,350–166,650
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon13,500–16,500
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare224,910–274,890
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon14,964
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*88,700
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,621,945,897
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot sold

Universal drops

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare7,311

Trivia

Zilyana concept art

Concept art of Commander Zilyana.

Zilyana concept art2

Older concept art of Zilyana.

  • In the Saradomin Strikes Campaign on Armies of Gielinor, it is revealed that at some point during the God Wars, Zilyana was captured by Zamorak, but then escaped.
  • Commander Zilyana received several extra buffs on the release of the Triskelion Treasures update. If she is constantly attacked by blood spells, she will become "enraged". Along with the same update, her magical strength was drastically increased, changed her weakness from Water spells to nothing, and had an increased magical defence.
  • Zilyana has her own "custom" specials, made by Mod Chris L because she was the only original God Wars boss not to be fought during The World Wakes. 
  • Commander Zilyana is the only God Wars General to make a direct reference to the Godsword.
Zilyana wounded
  • Commander Zilyana features in a flashback during the Ritual of the Mahjarrat quest. She is seen facing K'ril Tsutsaroth in battle. As they battle, K'ril gets the upper hand and blasts Zilyana away, critically injuring her. He takes a final look at her body and departs. Saradomin himself comes to rescue her and takes her to the Fist of Guthix arena, where the Stone of Jas lies, and heals her. She also received a graphical update with the release of this quest.
  • Zilyana is the only Icyene shown in-game to have two sets of wings; one on her back near her shoulder-blades and another on her lower back near her lumbar. It is currently unknown whether this second set of wings is unique to her only or if she has them because she is female.

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