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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 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 around 2000 life points, but with only moderate accuracy. Her attacks are as fast as Darts and hit at the same time (she will only use magic in melee distance). She targets the player closest to her upon spawning, but switches to the player who 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 to reach her. In addition, she has 3 bodyguards: Growler (magic), Bree (ranged) and Starlight (melee).

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. A better alternative is Shadow Barrage, which reduces her damage, whilst hitting Zilyana and everything around her.

Obtaining all unique drops will unlock the [Name], Finesse of the Icyene title.


The God Wars

Battle of Annakarl

Prior to arriving at the Temple of Lost Ancients, Zilyana participated in the battle of Annakarl, where it was under Saradominst control. She battled K'ril, but was overpowered by the demon and killed. Saradomin arrived, teleported her to the Stone of Jas, and used its powers to heal her otherwise fatal wounds.

The Godsword

Eventually, Zilyana was dispatched to the Temple of Lost Ancients to help a flock of Avianstese who were pinned by Zamorakian forces. Given a group of priests and knights, she also recruited peasants amass her army. In her notes, she states that it was foolish for the Avianstese to retreat into the caverns, and was even more annoyed that General Graardor was sent for "assistance". The three groups were already on uneasy terms when Graardor tried to take the godsword for Bandos, leaving her and Kree'arra against Graador and K'ril.

During one of the skirmishes, her bodyguard Growler became seriously injured and she ordered a retreat, praying for Saradomin's aid. The next day, she found three amulets bearing the symbols of Armadyl, Bandos and Zamorak, which she immediately destroyed and began to find the supposed heretic. The next day, the amulets reappeared on the altar, and she realized that Saradomin was sending them, but was confused with their purpose.

Eventually, Zilyana had her bodyguards wear the amulets; Bree took the pendant with Armadyl's icon. Bree eventually went out with several soldiers to check on the progress of the battle. Zilyana heard the battle and mulled for Bree to return. Bree eventually returned and told Zilyana that it was as if she was calling for him. Zilyana soon realized the purpose of the amulets and praised Saradomin's wisdom. The situation deteriorated even further and now all sides were battling against each other. Zilyana eventually learned of Kree'arra's plan to attack her encampment, and using the power of the amulet, convinced him to do so. In the ensuing ambush, she claimed a powerful crossbow from his forces.

During the course of the fighting, a spell cast by an unknown army backfired upon the entire cavern, freezing the entire cave perfectly in place. Zilyana was amongst those left imprisoned. Very shortly after this occurred, the god Guthix established the Edicts of Guthix, preventing the direct involvement of any deity in Gielinor. The departure of the world's Gods and the subsequent end of the God Wars meant that the cavern was forgotten, and Zilyana would remain frozen in time with its warring armies for more than 2,000 years to come.

In the recent Fifth Age, investigations by both the dwarven explorer Nestor Peregrine and the Asgarnian Temple Knights nearly resulted in the cave's (and Zilyana's) rediscovery. In 169, tectonic movement in the neighboring Wilderness caused large portions of the cave to defrost, eventually leading to the release of most of the cavern's population. Unaware that the God Wars have ended, Zilyana and the rest of the battle's leaders have resumed the battle for the godsword once again, seemingly unaware that centuries have passed since the end of the wars.

The World Wakes

Cres dies

Zilyana kills Cres, mistaking him for Guthix.

During the quest The World Wakes, Zilyana, along with K'ril Tsutsaroth and Kree'arra, 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. Zilyana bides her time, while the Zamorakians and Bandosians attempt to brute force through the Guthixian defences. When they are repelled, Zilyana leads her soldiers into battle, attempting to break through Juna's barricade so they can reach and kill Guthix. In the ensuing battle, Zilyana sees the Guardian of Guthix Cres and kills him, believing that he is actually Guthix in disguise. She shows her disdain for the Zarosians when they appear after her failed assault.

When Sliske kills Guthix, Saradomin is the first to arrive at the scene. She later accompanies Saradomin when he leaves. If the player decided to simply kill Guthix, Juna will mention that Zilyana left a gift for them.

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 about the slaughter of Saradominist monks by an elven archer. The player can either side with Zilyana or Ifleen, or alternatively, tell her 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 leaves the citadel when Sliske lets the dragonkin Strisath loose.

Sliske's Endgame

Zilyana plays a small role in Sliske's Endgame, where she accompanies her god into the labyrinth. After the quest, she can be found at the top of the White Knights' Castle, though she cannot be interacted with in any way.

Prior to the release of the quest, she could be seen at the top of the White Knights' Castle, looking at the eclipse. She could not be interacted with in any way.



Zilyana boss room

Zilyana and her loyal bodyguards.


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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!


100% drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE price


No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 2,486 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main drop (normal mode)

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 10000Coins19,501–21,000Common19,501–21,000
Coins 10000Coins19,501–21,000Rare[1][2]19,501–21,000
Coins 10000Coins20,500–21,000Rare[3][1]20,500–21,000
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(noted)Common9,300
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed2Common1,952
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)3Uncommon8,730
Saradomin brew (3)Saradomin brew (3)[4]3Uncommon44,676
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)[4]3Uncommon8,394
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)[5]3Uncommon23,478
Super magic potion (3)Super magic potion (3)[5]3Uncommon35,361
Magic seed 5Magic seed1Rare52,464
Rune dartRune dart30–40Common2,310–3,080
Rune plateskirtRune plateskirt1Common37,061
Adamant platebodyAdamant platebody1Uncommon8,975
Rune kiteshieldRune kiteshield1Uncommon30,650
Saradomin swordSaradomin sword1Rare[6][1]320,220
Armadyl crossbowArmadyl crossbow1Rare[6][1]5,594,315
Off-hand Armadyl crossbowOff-hand Armadyl crossbow1Rare[6][1]5,598,386
Saradomin's murmurSaradomin's murmur1Rare[6][1]700,235
Saradomin's hissSaradomin's hiss1Rare[6][1]153,600
Saradomin's whisperSaradomin's whisper1Rare[6][1]120,794
Godsword shard 1Godsword shard 11Rare[7][1]148,863
Godsword shard 2Godsword shard 21Rare[7][1]148,621
Godsword shard 3Godsword shard 31Rare[7][1]148,582
Saradomin hiltSaradomin hilt1Rare[8][1]4,914,126
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Main drop (hard mode)

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 10000Coins10,000–11,000; 41,258–120,000Common10,000–120,000
Gold oreGold ore100–197 (noted)Uncommon58,700–115,639
Rune platebodyRune platebody2Uncommon74,960
Rune barRune bar4–6 (noted)Common11,940–17,910
Rune plateskirtRune plateskirt2Common74,122
Unicorn hornUnicorn horn40 (noted)Uncommon136,160
Yew seed 5Yew seed1Uncommon15,302
Uncut diamondUncut diamond20–30 (noted)Uncommon96,860–145,290
Magic logsMagic logs33–39 (noted)Uncommon12,540–14,820
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr20–24 (noted)Uncommon37,200–44,640
Wine of SaradominWine of Saradomin1–4 (noted)Uncommon54,571–218,284
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)3Uncommon[9]23,478
Super ranging potion (3)Super ranging potion (3)3Uncommon[9]63,663
Magic seed 5Magic seed1–3Rare52,464–157,392
Coins 10000Coins19,501–21,000Rare[2][1]19,501–21,000
Coins 10000Coins20,500–21,000Rare[3][1]20,500–21,000
Saradomin swordSaradomin sword1Rare[6][1]320,220
Armadyl crossbowArmadyl crossbow1Rare[6][1]5,594,315
Off-hand Armadyl crossbowOff-hand Armadyl crossbow1Rare[6][1]5,598,386
Saradomin's murmurSaradomin's murmur1Rare[6][1]700,235
Saradomin's hissSaradomin's hiss1Rare[6][1]153,600
Saradomin's whisperSaradomin's whisper1Rare[6][1]120,794
Godsword shard 1Godsword shard 11Rare[7][1]148,863
Godsword shard 2Godsword shard 21Rare[7][1]148,621
Godsword shard 3Godsword shard 31Rare[7][1]148,582
Saradomin hiltSaradomin hilt1Rare[8][1]4,914,126
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Tertiary drop (both modes)

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Warpriest of Saradomin helm (75)Warpriest of Saradomin helm1Varies[10]Not sold
Warpriest of Saradomin cuirass (75)Warpriest of Saradomin cuirass1Varies[10]Not sold
Warpriest of Saradomin greaves (75)Warpriest of Saradomin greaves1Varies[10]Not sold
Warpriest of Saradomin gauntlets (75)Warpriest of Saradomin gauntlets1Varies[10]Not sold
Warpriest of Saradomin boots (75)Warpriest of Saradomin boots1Varies[10]Not sold
Warpriest of Saradomin cape (75)Warpriest of Saradomin cape1Varies[10]Not sold
Zilyana's NotesZilyana's Notes1Rare[11]Not sold
Auburn lockAuburn lock1Very rare[12]Not sold
Sealed clue scroll (hard)Sealed clue scroll (hard)1RareNot sold
Sealed clue scroll (elite)Sealed clue scroll (elite)1Rare[13]Not sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1RareNot sold

Tertiary drop (hard mode only)

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Saradominist soulstoneSaradominist soulstone1Uncommon[14]Not sold
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x Mod Timbo. "Revealing Drop Rates." 20 October 2017. Developers' Blogs.
  2. ^ a b Drop rate: 3/512
  3. ^ a b Drop rate: 1/256
  4. ^ a b Saradomin brews and Super restore potions are dropped together
  5. ^ a b Super defence potions and Super magic potions are dropped together
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Drop rate: 1/384
  7. ^ a b c d e f Drop rate: 1/768
  8. ^ a b Drop rate: 1/512
  9. ^ a b Super ranging and super defence potions are dropped together.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ Dropped to all players in the room, alongside one of the rare unique item drops.
  12. ^ Has a base drop rate of 1/5,000 (normal mode) or 1/1,000 chance (hard mode), both with a threshold of 1000.
  13. ^ There is a 1% chance of this being a sealed clue scroll (master) instead
  14. ^ Drop rate of 1/25 -

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.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common809
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,555
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,842
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,843
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare217,935–266,365
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,053
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common11,538
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,077
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare543,465–664,235
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,212
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,861
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare542,160–662,640
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,399
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,601
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common14,916–18,084
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,003,725–1,226,775
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,923
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,473
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare164,320–207,296
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare12,025–15,170
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare5,225–7,315
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common47,655–58,245
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon321,075–392,425
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,804–16,646
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare384,480–469,920
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon22,400–123,200
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common52,830–64,570
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon40,860–49,940
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common24,654–28,176
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare237,735–290,565
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare127,710–156,090
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common8,955
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare134,325–164,175
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon485,010–592,790
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon161,010–196,790
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon125,910–153,890
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon130,950–160,050
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon10,164–11,616
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon11,508–13,152
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon209,856
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare396,000
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common43,200–52,800
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common27,585–33,715
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon188,550–230,450
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,356–13,694
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare112,725–137,775
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon16,740–20,460
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare356,670–435,930
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon12,008
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*124,871
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,432,268,388
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 rare5,575


  • Traitorous (RuneScore 30) - Defeat Commander Zilyana whilst wearing a full set of Proselyte Armour.
  • Sunshine Through The Rain (RuneScore 40) - Defeat Hard Mode Commander Zilyana whilst under the effects of her cloud attack and the Sunshine ability.
  • Keeper of the Faith (RuneScore 0) - Obtained a collection of unique drops from the Commander Zilyana.
  • Zilly Way to Die (RuneScore 5) - Defeat Commander Zilyana several times depending on the tier.
  • Zillier Way to Die (RuneScore 5) - Defeat Commander Zilyana in hard mode several times depending on the tier.


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 special attacks, made by Mod Chris L, because she was the only original God Wars boss not to be fought during The World Wakes. 
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 one of two icyenes 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. The other is Efaritay.
  • As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for this boss was 42,027 kills for normal mode and 3,384 for hard mode[1].


  1. ^ Mod Shauny. Top 10 killers per Boss. 2 Feb 2018. "Here are the top 10 kills for each Boss in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"*
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