For the music track, see Shadow-forger Ihlakhizan (music track).
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Shadow-forger Ihlakhizan is a Dungeoneering boss monster, one of the Stalker race, that requires level 59 Dungeoneering to encounter and fight. It can only be encountered in the Abandoned 2 set of floors.

The fight

Ihlakhizan is seen suspended over a deep pit, hanging by four tentacles wrapped around the pillars on the corners of the hole.

Its first attack is a multi-targeted melee attack in which Ihlakhizan moves its body in a circle, hitting anyone adjacent to it. Its second attack is a single-targeting attack consisting of an orange beam shot from the top of its body that has an attack speed of 7. It has a slight delay compared to its other attacks, but can be followed by them immediately. Protect from Magic will not nullify this attack, as it is considered unclassified damage. This attack can deal over 1000 damage if Ihlakhizan's level is high enough.


The Shadow-forger, suspended above a deep pit.

Ihlakhizan has three special abilities as well: Its first special ability is a ranged attack consisting of a green acid; spurting from the top of its body which may lower defence from each hit. This is an area-effect attack which ignores armour and is only partially blocked by Protect from Missiles, but it can be dodged by running with fast reactions. Players can be hit by multiple overlapping blobs, making this attack particularly deadly to those further away as well as those up close.

Its second special ability is a stat-draining flash attack. Ihlakhizan will start to glow, then give off a burst of light within a few seconds. If a player gets caught, they will sustain massive damage and their stats will be reduced by approximately 50%. To avoid it, players must stand behind one of the pillars Ihlakhizan is connected to. The player will be notified by the chat box when Ihlakhizan starts to glow. Similarly to its acid attack, prayer and armour will not nullify the damage from this attack. Gatestones can be used to escape the attack, but the player's stats will still be reduced.

The Shadow-forger's third special ability consists of a clawlike shadow that attacks players who hide behind the pillars for too long. The damage dealt is typeless. The boss will not use this attack when in the process of charging its stat-draining flash attack.


Ihlakhizan's orange beam attack cannot be blocked by Protect from Magic, so it best to use Protect from Melee (if the player is in melee range) or Soul Split instead.

Attack Ihlakhizan and heal from its attacks as necessary until it charges its light attack. Move behind the pillars until the attack is finished, and immediately move back in front of the boss to continue the battle and avoid the shadow attack.

Shadow-forger Ihlakhizan safe spot

Ihlakhizan cannot attack players who are standing in a "blind spot" near a pillar.

Fremennik Saga

Ihlakhizan death

Thok defeats the 'Thing with eyes'.

In the saga Thok It To 'Em, Thok fights this boss soon after he defeats Stomp with his brother Marmaros. It is called Thing with eyes. When killed, Thok takes the eye of the Shadow-forger, though it is unknown how Thok can collect the prize before the Shadow-forger falls into the pit.


NOTE: There is a glitch in team Dungeoneering that prevents items from being dropped if more than one person is credited for the kill of a Boss monster. This glitch applies to all bosses, and prevents them from dropping their category of item (e.g. Kiteshields, Spears, Rapiers) when they would have a guaranteed drop of a certain category, depending on the boss. This may apply to "Journal" drops as well.

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Novite kiteshieldNovite kiteshield1RandomNot sold
Bathus kiteshieldBathus kiteshield1RandomNot sold
Marmaros kiteshieldMarmaros kiteshield1RandomNot sold
Kratonite kiteshieldKratonite kiteshield1RandomNot sold
Fractite kiteshieldFractite kiteshield1RandomNot sold
Zephyrium kiteshieldZephyrium kiteshield1RandomNot sold
Argonite kiteshieldArgonite kiteshield1RandomNot sold
Katagon kiteshieldKatagon kiteshield1RandomNot sold
Gorgonite kiteshieldGorgonite kiteshield1RandomNot sold
Promethium kiteshieldPromethium kiteshield1RandomNot sold
Primal kiteshieldPrimal kiteshield1RandomNot sold
Mysterious chronicleMysterious chronicle1CommonNot sold
Stalker notesStalker notes (part 3)1CommonNot sold
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