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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).

Note: You can not reach her if you do not have 70 Agility (boosts such as Summer pies do not work).

Commander Zilyana is dangerous and should not be underestimated. You need a killcount of 40 followers of Saradomin to enter her Boss Room. For those willing to take this risk, the rewards are great, as she drops the valuable Saradomin Hilt, as well as a variety of other rare Saradomin-themed Combat items. Her bodyguards also have a small chance of dropping the lesser Rares, which may be useful to know for those with AOE attacks who can kill them multiple times per kill.

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.


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!

Hard ModeEdit

When entering the battle area players are given the option of fighting Zilyana in Hard Mode. When fought in Hard Mode, in addition to increased stats, Zilyana has two phases to the fight, with additional abilities. She also has better drops, although chances for rarer loot such as saradomin swords is not increased.

Phase 1Edit

In Phase 1, Commander Zilyana has the same attacks as she does in standard mode, however, after being defeated once, Commander Zilyana will heal back to full health and must be defeated again, beginning Phase 2.

Phase 2Edit


During Phase 2, Zilyana gains the ability to summon squares of lightning throughout the room. Standing on these spaces can deal over 1000 damage.


Once her health reaches 50 life points, Commander Zilyana will lie down on the floor and a bar that looks similar to an adrenaline bar appears under her life points bar. She is invulnerable during this time, and the only way to finish her off is to successfully hit her with an Ultimate Ability before the bar fills up. If this is not done, she heals 1/3 of her life points.

The World WakesEdit

Cres dies

Zilyana kills Cres, mistaking him for Guthix.

During the quest The World Wakes, Zilyana, along with many other important followers of other gods 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. During the quest, Zilyana kills the Guardian of Guthix Cres, believing that he was Guthix in disguise. She was the only God Wars Dungeon boss along with Nex to make it to the last room of the Guthix ancient temple.

Missing, Presumed DeathEdit

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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 and the player could choose to either support Zilyana, Ifleen, or tell them 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, along with the other gods and their generals, disappears from the Empyrean citadel.




Item Quantity Rarity GE market price


Charm drop numbers
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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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Saradomin swordSaradomin sword1Rare[1]241,561
Armadyl crossbowArmadyl crossbow1Rare3,543,095
Off-hand Armadyl crossbowOff-hand Armadyl crossbow1Rare12,392,625
BattlestaffBattlestaff2 (noted)Uncommon14,600

Runes and AmmunitionEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune dartRune dart36–40Common3,528–3,920


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune plateskirtRune plateskirt1Common37,307
Adamant platebodyAdamant platebody1Uncommon9,418
Rune kiteshieldRune kiteshield1Uncommon31,693
Saradomin's murmurSaradomin's murmur1Rare318,183
Saradomin's hissSaradomin's hiss1Rare101,499
Saradomin's whisperSaradomin's whisper1Rare274,375
Warpriest of Saradomin helmWarpriest of Saradomin helm1Varies[2]Not sold
Warpriest of Saradomin cuirassWarpriest of Saradomin cuirass1Varies[2]Not sold
Warpriest of Saradomin greavesWarpriest of Saradomin greaves1Varies[2]Not sold
Warpriest of Saradomin gauntletsWarpriest of Saradomin gauntlets1Varies[2]Not sold
Warpriest of Saradomin bootsWarpriest of Saradomin boots1Varies[2]Not sold
Warpriest of Saradomin capeWarpriest of Saradomin cape1Varies[2]Not sold

Herbs, Potions and SeedsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr5Common11,080
Herb seed 5Ranarr seed2Common1,564
Super magic potion (3)Super magic potion (3)3Uncommon16,131
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)3Uncommon8,595
Saradomin brew (3)Saradomin brew (3)3Uncommon23,253
Super defence (4)Super defence (4)3Uncommon22,122
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)3Uncommon12,339
Magic seed 5Magic seed1Rare101,416
  • Saradomin brew (3) and Super restore (4) are always dropped together.
  • Super magic potion (3) and Super defence (4) are always dropped together.
Saradomin godsword equipped

A Godsword incorporating a Saradomin hilt, one of the drops attainable from Commander Zilyana.


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 10000Coins19,000–20,300Common19,000–20,300
DiamondDiamond6 (noted)Uncommon11,016
Godsword shard 1Godsword shard 11Rare[3]146,350
Godsword shard 2Godsword shard 21Rare[4]146,676
Godsword shard 3Godsword shard 31Rare[5]146,889
Clue scroll (hard)Clue scroll (hard)1RareNot sold
Clue scroll (elite)Clue scroll (elite)1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1RareNot sold
Anagogic ortAnagogic ort40RareNot sold
Saradomin hiltSaradomin hilt1Rare[6]8,862,163
Zilyana's NotesZilyana's Notes1Rare[7]Not sold
Auburn lockAuburn lock1Very rare[8]Not sold

Hard mode dropsEdit

Commander Zilyana's normal drop table is different during hard mode. She still may drop any of the unique god items.

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 10000Coins10,000–11,000; 41,258–120,000Common10,000–120,000
Gold oreGold ore100–197 (noted)Uncommon12,900–25,413
Saradominist soulstoneSaradominist soulstone1Uncommon[9]Not sold
Rune platebodyRune platebody2Uncommon75,960
Rune barRune bar4–6 (noted)Common57,256–85,884
Rune plateskirtRune plateskirt2Common74,614
Unicorn hornUnicorn horn40 (noted)Uncommon43,680
Yew seed 5Yew seed1Uncommon44,654
Uncut diamondUncut diamond20–30 (noted)Uncommon76,820–115,230
Magic logsMagic logs33–39 (noted)Uncommon26,532–31,356
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr20–24 (noted)Uncommon44,320–53,184
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)3Uncommon[10]16,950
Super ranging potion (3)Super ranging potion (3)3Uncommon[10]28,647
Magic seed 5Magic seed1Rare101,416
Auburn lockAuburn lock1Very rare[8]Not sold
  1. ^ Estimated at 1/79 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Estimated at 1/480 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  4. ^ Estimated at 1/654 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  5. ^ Estimated at 1/553 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  6. ^ Estimated at 1/480 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  7. ^ Dropped to all players in the room, alongside one of the rare unique item drops.
  8. ^ a b Has a base drop rate of 1/5,000 (normal mode) or 1/1,000 chance (hard mode), both with a threshold of 1000.
  9. ^ Drop rate of 1/25 -
  10. ^ a b Super ranging and super defence potions are dropped together.

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common806
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,351
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,235
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,841
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare172,845–211,255
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon17,689
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon32,654
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,934
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare537,030–656,370
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,720
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,402
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,314,000–1,606,000
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,980
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare569,700–949,500
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,942
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,145
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common22,035–26,715
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,111,860–1,358,940
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon52,293
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon814
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon738
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare523,835–660,838
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare131,105–165,394
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare41,775–58,485
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon22,950–28,050
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon225,450–275,550
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon29,072–33,120
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon503,100–614,900
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon82,400–453,200
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common11,610–14,190
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon247,680–302,720
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common40,455
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare364,095–445,005
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare910,170–1,112,430
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,942
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare644,130–787,270
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon407,430–497,970
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon292,860–357,940
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon185,085–226,215
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon128,925–157,575
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon46,564–53,216
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon63,406–72,464
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon405,664
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,429,570
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common9,000–11,000
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common5,760–7,040
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon154,350–188,650
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon14,212–17,138
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare141,075–172,425
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon27,765–33,935
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare554,580–677,820
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1RareNot 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 dropsEdit

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold


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" specials, made by Mod Chris L because she was the only original God Wars boss not to be fought during The World Wakes. 
  • Commander Zilyana is the only God Wars General to make a direct reference to the Godsword.
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 the only Icyene 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. It is currently unknown whether this second set of wings is unique to her only or if she has them because she is female.
  • There was a glitch where when viewing Zilyana in the Beasts Tab, the altar behind her is Armadyl's and not Saradomin's, this has since been fixed.
  • It is shown by Jagex that out of the God Wars Dungeon bosses, Zilyana is fought the least.

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