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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).

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.

BodyguardsEdit

Zilyana boss room

Zilyana and her loyal bodyguards.

QuotesEdit

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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

LightningEdit

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

DeathEdit

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.

StrategyEdit

DropsEdit

100%Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
BonesBones1Always156

CharmsEdit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
29–32%16–18%18–21%22–25%9–11%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 2,486 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Normal mode dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 10000Coins19,000–20,300Common19,000–20,300
DiamondDiamond(noted)Uncommon13,620
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr5Common11,515
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed2Common1,942
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)3Uncommon9,423
Saradomin brew (3)Saradomin brew (3)[1]3Uncommon19,845
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)[1]3Uncommon11,778
Super defence (4)Super defence (4)[2]3Uncommon20,229
Super magic potion (3)Super magic potion (3)[2]3Uncommon12,567
Magic seed 5Magic seed1Rare70,137
BattlestaffBattlestaff(noted)Uncommon13,898
Rune dartRune dart36–40Common14,832–16,480
Rune plateskirtRune plateskirt1Common37,037
Adamant platebodyAdamant platebody1Uncommon9,293
Rune kiteshieldRune kiteshield1Uncommon31,205
Saradomin swordSaradomin sword1Rare[3]299,512
Armadyl crossbowArmadyl crossbow1Rare2,611,664
Off-hand Armadyl crossbowOff-hand Armadyl crossbow1Rare5,688,888
Saradomin's murmurSaradomin's murmur1Rare242,251
Saradomin's hissSaradomin's hiss1Rare133,228
Saradomin's whisperSaradomin's whisper1Rare259,290
Godsword shard 1Godsword shard 11Rare[4]147,740
Godsword shard 2Godsword shard 21Rare[5]147,298
Godsword shard 3Godsword shard 31Rare[6]147,388
Saradomin hiltSaradomin hilt1Rare[4]9,152,140
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Hard mode dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 10000Coins10,000–11,000; 41,258–120,000Common10,000–120,000
Gold oreGold ore100–197 (noted)Uncommon13,900–27,383
Rune platebodyRune platebody2Uncommon75,312
Rune barRune bar4–6 (noted)Common55,164–82,746
Rune plateskirtRune plateskirt2Common74,074
Unicorn hornUnicorn horn40 (noted)Uncommon73,800
Yew seed 5Yew seed1Uncommon28,324
Uncut diamondUncut diamond20–30 (noted)Uncommon70,520–105,780
Magic logsMagic logs33–39 (noted)Uncommon19,437–22,971
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr20–24 (noted)Uncommon46,060–55,272
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)3Uncommon[7]15,672
Super ranging potion (3)Super ranging potion (3)3Uncommon[7]28,566
Magic seed 5Magic seed1Rare70,137
Saradomin swordSaradomin sword1Rare[8]299,512
Armadyl crossbowArmadyl crossbow1Rare2,611,664
Off-hand Armadyl crossbowOff-hand Armadyl crossbow1Rare5,688,888
Saradomin's murmurSaradomin's murmur1Rare242,251
Saradomin's hissSaradomin's hiss1Rare133,228
Saradomin's whisperSaradomin's whisper1Rare259,290
Godsword shard 1Godsword shard 11Rare[4]147,740
Godsword shard 2Godsword shard 21Rare[9]147,298
Godsword shard 3Godsword shard 31Rare[10]147,388
Saradomin hiltSaradomin hilt1Rare[4]9,152,140
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Tertiary drops (both modes)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Warpriest of Saradomin helm (75)Warpriest of Saradomin helm1Varies[11]Not sold
Warpriest of Saradomin cuirass (75)Warpriest of Saradomin cuirass1Varies[11]Not sold
Warpriest of Saradomin greaves (75)Warpriest of Saradomin greaves1Varies[11]Not sold
Warpriest of Saradomin gauntlets (75)Warpriest of Saradomin gauntlets1Varies[11]Not sold
Warpriest of Saradomin boots (75)Warpriest of Saradomin boots1Varies[11]Not sold
Warpriest of Saradomin cape (75)Warpriest of Saradomin cape1Varies[11]Not sold
Zilyana's NotesZilyana's Notes1Rare[12]Not sold
Auburn lockAuburn lock1Very rare[13]Not sold
Clue scroll (hard)Clue scroll (hard)1RareNot sold
Clue scroll (elite)Clue scroll (elite)1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1RareNot sold

Tertiary drops (hard mode only)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Saradominist soulstoneSaradominist soulstone1Uncommon[14]Not sold
  1. ^ a b Saradomin brews and Super restore potions are dropped together
  2. ^ a b Super defence potions and Super magic potions are dropped together
  3. ^ Estimated at 1/79 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  4. ^ a b c d Estimated at 1/480 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  5. ^ Estimated at 1/654 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  6. ^ Estimated at 1/553 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  7. ^ a b Super ranging and super defence potions are dropped together.
  8. ^ Estimated at 1/79 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  9. ^ Estimated at 1/654 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  10. ^ Estimated at 1/553 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ Dropped to all players in the room, alongside one of the rare unique item drops.
  13. ^ Has a base drop rate of 1/5,000 (normal mode) or 1/1,000 chance (hard mode), both with a threshold of 1000.
  14. ^ Drop rate of 1/25 - https://twitter.com/JagexTimbo/status/557600452150579200

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
A ring of wealth or collector's insignia are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common908
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,593
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,892
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,526
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare158,670–193,930
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common14,571
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common26,284
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,875
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare579,375–708,125
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,286
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,704
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,250,820–1,528,780
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare955
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,656
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare564,840–941,400
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,675
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,832
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common16,272–19,728
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,087,020–1,328,580
Vecna skullVecna skull1Rare76,185
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare928
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare933
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare419,575–529,310
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare113,750–143,500
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare40,200–56,280
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common13,635–16,665
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon199,575–243,925
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon27,018–30,780
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare334,260–408,540
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon41,200–226,600
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,510–15,290
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon163,080–199,320
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common35,420–40,480
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare341,550–417,450
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare918,450–1,122,550
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,373
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare620,595–758,505
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon372,420–455,180
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon278,100–339,900
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon176,670–215,930
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon141,345–172,755
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon14,434–16,496
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon15,106–17,264
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon280,548
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare807,760
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common7,650–9,350
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common12,465–15,235
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon163,350–199,650
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon12,852–15,498
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare127,575–155,925
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon27,090–33,110
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare549,990–672,210
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot 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 price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold

TriviaEdit

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 special attacks, made by Mod Chris L, because she was the only original God Wars boss not to be fought during The World Wakes. 
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 was 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 was unknown whether this second set of wings is unique to her only or if she has them because she is female. This was until the reveal of formerly "Queen" Efaritay who also has the same two sets of wings.

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