|Release date||16 June 2016 (Update)|
|Always drops||• Ashes|
• Clue scroll (hard)
• Ancient shard
|A darkly altared demon.|
Skotizo is a demonic demi-boss located beneath the Catacombs of Kourend. Accessing its lair requires the use of a dark totem on the altar found in the centre of the Catacombs; one dark totem permits only one attempt.
According to Malumac's journal, Skotizo was a former general of Zamorak during the God Wars, and led an expedition to recover an artefact, under Zamorak's direct orders, in the Karamjan Temple found deep within the Kharazi Jungle. However, he soon betrayed Zamorak and his squad, taking the power for himself and decimating the expedition team. What happened to him next is unknown, though it is known he eventually made his way to the Catacombs of Kourend, where he resides to this day.
Like all demons, it is vulnerable to the powers of Silverlight, Darklight, and Arclight. If currently on a black or greater demon task, Skotizo is also vulnerable to the Black mask/Slayer helmet benefits.
Generally, the best method to fight Skotizo is to use Arclight and wear armour with high Magic Defence (e.g. black dragonhide armour) while having Protect from Melee active so the only source of damage will be from Skotizo's Magic attacks. If the player can afford one, a Twisted bow is the most effective weapon for Skotizo, and it can be used at range while praying Protect from Magic to take no damage. A Dragon warhammer is also helpful for the fight for its special effect, but players without one may use their Arclight special attack for similar results.
At any time during the fight, Skotizo will randomly activate the Awakened Altars found in the north, south, east and west central areas of the room. These Altars increase its Defence while activated, and have 100 Hitpoints each. It is best to take them out whenever two or more are present as they will drastically increase its Defence. When travelling to disable the Awakened Altars, the player should temporarily switch to Protect from Magic, as Skotizo does not close in to use melee attacks. The Arclight will instantly disable them in one hit regardless of the player's stats and gear. Stamina potions are advised due to having to run around the room in order to disable the Altars.
After half of Skotizo's health is depleted, it may summon three reanimated demon spawns or a Dark Ankou to aid it. If the player is using Protect from Melee, they will pose no threat. If the minions are slain, Skotizo may summon them again. As such, fighting the minions provides no benefit, so the player should instead focus on Skotizo and the Altars.
Warning: If the player dies in Skotizo's area, there is absolutely no way to retrieve items lost on death! Should the player need to leave, they can either teleport out or use one of the four portals in the corners of the boss chamber.
|Slot||Item (most effective → least effective)|
|or (if on task, imbue optional)||void)(if using|
|or (if using void)|
|or (if using void)|
|(if using void)|
|Super combat potion or Super set|
|Special attack weapon (optionally gear to improve its accuracy)|
|2–3 Prayer potions|
|Stamina potion (optional)|
|Rest sharks or better|
Skotizo will always drop one shard, with a rare chance to drop an additional 1-4.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Clue scroll (hard) 1 Always Not sold Ancient shard 1 Always Not sold
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Death rune 500 Common 118,000 Soul rune 450 Common 66,150 Blood rune 450 Common 110,700
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Rune platebody 3 (noted) Common 115,947 Rune kiteshield 3 (noted) Common 96,633 Rune platelegs 3 (noted) Common 113,850 Rune plateskirt 3 (noted) Common 113,928
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy ranarr weed 40 (noted) Common 288,000 Grimy snapdragon 20 (noted) Common 162,300 Grimy torstol 20 (noted) Common 206,800
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Uncut dragonstone 10 (noted) Common 141,700 Battlestaff 25 (noted) Common 212,500 Onyx bolt tips 40 Common 335,600 Adamantite ore 75 (noted) Common 88,725 Runite bar 20 (noted) Common 250,180 Raw anglerfish 60 (noted) Common 79,560 Mahogany plank 150 (noted) Common 315,750 Uncut onyx 1 Very rare (1/1,000) 3,191,065
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Clue scroll (elite) 1 Common (1/5) Not sold Ancient shard 1–4 Uncommon Not sold Dark totem base 1 Uncommon Not sold Dark totem middle 1 Uncommon Not sold Dark totem top 1 Uncommon Not sold Dark totem 1 Uncommon Not sold Dark claw 1 Uncommon (1/25) Not sold Skotos 1 Uncommon (1/65) Not sold Shield left half 1 Rare (1/100) 65,571 Jar of darkness 1 Very rare (1/2,500) 3,049,357
- Skotizo is a literal translation of "to darken" from ancient Greek.
- Skotizo is the only monster that has the shield left half as part of its normal drop table; all other monsters indirectly drop it via the rare drop table.
- Prior to an update on 28 July 2016, Skotizo's elite clue scroll drop rate was 1/50.
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