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K'ril Tsutsaroth
K'ril Tsutsaroth
Release date 17 October 2013 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 650
Always drops Ashes
A servant of the god Zamorak.
Combat info
Hitpoints 255
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous Yes (16)
Max hit 30 (magic) 49 (special attack - through protect melee) 47 (melee)
Weakness Silverlight, Darklight, Arclight, Ranged
Attack Styles
Melee (slash), Magic (short-ranged)
Slayer icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 350.5
Category Boss, Greater demon
Assigned by
Chaeldar chatheadNieve chatheadDuradel chathead
Combat icon Combat stats
Attack icon Strength icon Defence icon Magic icon Ranged icon
340 300 270 200 1
Attack icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Defence icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
+80 +80 +80 +130 +80
Other bonuses Immunities
Attack icon
Strength icon
Ranged Strength icon
Magic Damage icon
Poison hitsplat
Venom hitsplat
+160 +31 +0 +0 Immune Immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 7
K'ril Tsutsaroth chathead

K'ril Tsutsaroth (pronounced "KRILL TUTT-zuh-roth") is the boss of the Zamorak Fortress in the God Wars Dungeon. To gain access to his chamber, players must kill 40 Zamorakians. He uses Melee and Magic attacks. He is most often killed for the Staff of the dead or the Zamorakian spear, but some players kill him (and his melee bodyguard) for Slayer.

K'ril Tsutsaroth is classified as a greater demon; thus, killing him counts towards any greater demon Slayer task and also allows a player to take advantage of the abilities of a Black mask or Slayer helmet, if they have a greater demon Slayer task. Players will gain 350.5 Slayer experience if they slay K'ril Tsutsaroth on their Slayer task.

K'ril is the least popular of all of the God Wars bosses, as his unique drops do not have as much value compared to the other generals. A trip is also more tedious; his prayer smashes can quickly drain a tanking player's supplies and players cannot use bones to peaches tabs to extend their trip as he and his bodyguards all drop ashes.


The fightEdit

K'ril can hit up to 47 with Melee attacks and 30 with Magic. He has a special attack that hits through protection prayers, drains your remaining prayer points by half and may hit up to 49, however he will only use this if his target is praying against melee. Players should still use Protect from Melee, however, as he won't hit as often as he would without it. Another viable option is to use Protect from Magic with extremely high defensive armours such as Barrows equipment. The benefits of this are that K'ril's relatively common magical attacks will be blocked, his attacks will be easier to resist, and the special attack will be avoided, meaning fewer massive hits and prayer drains. K'ril has a surprisingly low Defence level for his Combat level meaning that hitting him is fairly easy, although this is somewhat counterbalanced by his ability to hit through a player's protection prayer.

K'ril can poison players, starting at 16 damage per hit, thus making him the second most poisonous monster in the game.

When K'ril uses his special attack, he will yell "YARRRRRRR!", and players will receive the following message: K'ril Tsutsaroth slams through your protection prayer, leaving you feeling drained.

General strategyEdit

Tanks are of incredible importance in this boss fight. However, to lengthen each trip, it is helpful if members of the team take turns being the target of the demon's attacks.

Fighting K'ril Tsutsaroth

A pair of players fighting K'ril Tsutsaroth and his bodyguards.

  • When soloing, a Bandos godsword (or Darklight/Arclight/DWH using an Abyssal whip) is almost the best way to get the most kills per trip due to the Defence-reducing capabilities. If you are wearing Karil's armour with a Helm of neitiznot, a Zamorak cape and an Amulet of fury, most of the minions will not be able to damage you as you will have some decent Defence against all forms of Combat, and you will only take damage from the boss' attack when he hits through your prayers, and occasionally from his magical attack, and if you forgot an Antipoison. It is always very effective to attack K'ril twice, stand under him, then attack him twice again in a regular fashion to reduce the amount of attacks taken from him.
  • Tanks can attack once with a 2.4 second speed weapon e.g. Abyssal whip or Zamorakian hasta, and then once with a Godsword to inflict maximum damage before resetting the bosses next attack. This allows you to block all of his attacks with a shield, while still maximising damage output.
  • At higher Defence levels, a good method of tanking consists of bringing high level melee armour along with a high powered shield such as an Elysian spirit shield or a Dragonfire shield whilst activating Protect from Magic. Using this method the tank will take substantial melee damage but remain unaffected by his magic attacks and dangerous special. Tanks using this method will gain the most benefit using a Staff of the dead as a special attack weapon; equipping the staff to invoke the special attack and keeping it equipped while the effect is active, and switching back to their regular weapon after it wears off.
  • For fighting K'ril Tsutsaroth, the Slayer helmet is best in slot when on task. If not on task, bring a Serpentine helmet.
  • The Staff of the dead while tanking does well, although some may find the Saradomin godsword to be better.
  • For the attacker(s): on task the Crystal halberd is the best damage per second, when off-task the Armadyl godsword is better because of the lack of accuracy the Slayer helmet provides. The Dragon halberd is also fairly decent.


100% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Ashes Ashes 1 Always 31

Weapons and ammunitionEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant arrow 5 Adamant arrow(p++) 295–300 Common 17,700–18,000
Rune scimitar Rune scimitar 1 Uncommon 15,148
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger(p++) 1 Uncommon 17,618
Steam battlestaff Steam battlestaff 1 Rare (1/128) 399,522
Zamorakian spear Zamorakian spear 1 Rare (1/128) 8,190,314
Rune sword Rune sword 1 Rare (1/406) 12,238
Staff of the dead Staff of the dead 1 Rare (1/508)[1] 5,661,201


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune platelegs Rune platelegs 1 Common 37,930
Adamant platebody Adamant platebody 1 Common 9,612

Potions, food, and herbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Super attack(3) Super attack(3) 3 Common [2] 402
Super strength(3) Super strength(3) 3 Common [2] 3,849
Super restore(3) Super restore(3) 3 Common [3] 21,462
Zamorak brew(3) Zamorak brew(3) 3 Common [3] 7,425


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 10000 Coins 19,362–20,073 Common Not sold
Rare drop table Rare drop table 1 Common (8/127) Not sold
Death rune Death rune 120–125 Common 26,640–27,750
Blood rune Blood rune 80–90 Uncommon 16,880–18,990
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 10 (noted) Uncommon 15,980
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 3 Uncommon 5,262
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/250) Not sold
Zamorak hilt Zamorak hilt 1 Rare (1/508)[1] 4,561,393
Godsword shard 1 Godsword shard 1 1 Rare (1/768)[4] 153,643
Godsword shard 2 Godsword shard 2 1 Rare (1/768)[4] 152,178
Godsword shard 3 Godsword shard 3 1 Rare (1/768)[4] 153,033
Pet k'ril tsutsaroth Pet k'ril tsutsaroth 1 Very rare (1/5,000) Not sold
  1. 1.0 1.1
  2. 2.0 2.1 Super attack and Super strength potions are always dropped together.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Super restore potions and Zamorak brews are always dropped together.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 The drop rate is 1/768 for a specific Godsword Shard piece, or 1/256 for any piece.

Rare drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster has a 8/127 chance to access the standard rare drop table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Uncommon (1/92.36) Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Rare (1/100.81; 1/100.55)[R 1] 6,719
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare (1/106.08; 1/105.79)[R 1] 15,518
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare (1/406.4; 1/304.8)[R 1] 804
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare (1/406.4) 12,504
Rare drop table talisman Unknown talisman
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1 Rare (1/585.8; 1/560.55)[R 1] Error
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Rare (1/677.33) 12,998
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Rare (1/677.33) 37,904
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Rare (1/677.33) 24,588
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Rare (1/812.8; 1/609.6)[R 1] 719
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare (1/1,016) 8,055
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare (1/1,016) 9,990
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare (1/1,016) 6,000
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare (1/1,016) 3,066
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare (1/1,016) 1,020
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare (1/1,016) 22,623
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare (1/1,016) 11,443
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare (1/1,016) 7,300
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare (1/1,625.6; 1/1,219.2)[R 1] 1,498
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare (1/2,032) 32,204
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare (1/2,032) 59,319
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare (1/2,145.12)[R 2] 12,005
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare (1/4,290.24)[R 2] 65,419
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare (1/5,720.32)[R 2] 38,138
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare (1/6,502.4; 1/4,876.8)[R 1] 3,152
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare (1/13,004.8; 1/9,753.6)[R 1] 700
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 The drop rate is increased when wearing a Ring of wealth.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The drop rate is increased by an unknown amount when wearing a Ring of wealth.


  • K'ril was classified as a lesser demon during development. He was reclassified as a greater demon when the God Wars Dungeon was released on 17 October 2013.
  • At Old School RuneScape's first birthday event, players could speak to K'ril Tsutsaroth, resulting in the following dialogue:
    • K'ril: Human, I disconnected and lost my plastic plate of whatever food you call this. I want my items returned, now!
    • Player: Woah hold on big fella' I can't do that.
    • K'ril: Well then, I'll just unsubscribe from the dungeon and stop playing all together. Hrmph....
    • Player: Oh please, you were never really a popular boss anyway. You had to be given extra drops just to incentivise people to find you. Even then, I doubt anyone would notice if you disappeared.
    • K'ril: *growls* Enjoy the party... mortal.