Release date 16 June 2016 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 321
Always drops Ashes
Clue scroll (hard)
Ancient shard
A darkly altared demon.
Combat info
Hitpoints 450
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 38
Weakness Arclight
Attack Styles
Melee (slash), Magic
Slayer icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 618
Category Black demon, Greater demon
Assigned by
Chaeldar chatheadNieve chatheadDuradel chathead
Combat icon Combat stats
Attack icon Strength icon Defence icon Ranged icon Magic icon
240 250 200 1 280
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 +130
Other bonuses Immunities
Strength icon Ranged Strength icon Attack icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+31 +0 +160 Immune Immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 4

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 Kharazi Jungle's Ancient Temple. 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.

Fighting Skotizo

A player fighting Skotizo.


Gear SlotItem
Head:Slayer helmet (on task) > Helm of neitiznot > Verac's helm
Neck:Amulet of torture > Amulet of fury > Amulet of glory
Back:Infernal cape > Fire cape > (Trimmed) Skillcape > Obsidian cape
Torso:Bandos chestplate > Karil's leathertop or Blessed dragonhide body > Black d'hide body
Legs:Bandos tassets > Verac's plateskirt > Blessed chaps > Black d'hide chaps
Feet:Primordial boots > Guardian boots > Dragon boots > Bandos boots
Hands:Barrows gloves > Dragon gloves > Rune gloves
Ring:Berserker ring (i) or Ring of suffering (i) > Warrior ring (i) > Ring of the gods (i)
Shield:Dragon defender > Dragonfire shield > Rune defender
Weapon:Arclight > Abyssal tentacle/whip/dagger/bludgeon > Dragon scimitar
Special weapon: Dragon warhammer > Bandos godsword > Crystal halberd > Dragon halberd
Super combat potion or Super set
2-3 Prayer potions
Stamina potion (optional)
Emergency teleport
Dark totem
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) Clue scroll (hard) 1 Always Not sold
Ancient shard Ancient shard 1 Always Not sold

Ammunition and RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Death rune Death rune 500 Common 122,500
Soul rune Soul rune 450 Common 66,150
Blood rune Blood rune 450 Common 100,800


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune platebody Rune platebody 3 (noted) Common 116,034
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 3 (noted) Common 96,705
Rune platelegs Rune platelegs 3 (noted) Common 113,982
Rune plateskirt Rune plateskirt 3 (noted) Common 113,988


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 40 (noted) Common 286,920
Grimy snapdragon Grimy snapdragon 20 (noted) Common 169,720
Grimy torstol Grimy torstol 20 (noted) Common 225,180


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 10 (noted) Common 129,790
Battlestaff Battlestaff 25 (noted) Common 216,125
Onyx bolt tips 5 Onyx bolt tips 40 Common 335,760
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 75 (noted) Common 90,150
Runite bar Runite bar 20 (noted) Common 248,680
Raw anglerfish Raw anglerfish 60 (noted) Common 68,580
Mahogany plank Mahogany plank 150 (noted) Common 313,950
Uncut onyx Uncut onyx 1 Very rare (1/1,000) 2,909,622


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Common (1/5) Not sold
Ancient shard Ancient shard 1–5 Uncommon Not sold
Dark totem base Dark totem base 1 Uncommon Not sold
Dark totem middle Dark totem middle 1 Uncommon Not sold
Dark totem top Dark totem top 1 Uncommon Not sold
Dark totem Dark totem 1 Uncommon Not sold
Dark claw Dark claw 1 Uncommon (1/25) Not sold
Skotos Skotos 1 Uncommon (1/65) Not sold
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare (1/100) 65,493
Jar of darkness Jar of darkness 1 Very rare (1/2,500) 2,446,716


  • 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.
  • Skotizo is the only monster which doesn't drop a head to recolour their Slayer helmet, but instead drops a Dark claw.
  • Prior to an update on 28 July 2016, Skotizo's elite clue scroll drop rate was 1/50.