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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 uses them randomly and both attacks are quite accurate. 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 1900 life points and they are both very rapid (same speed as dual-wielded dagger-speed weapons), so players should be careful fighting her. She will also target the player that 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 and 40 Saradominist kills 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. She is tied with fellow God Wars Dungeon bosses General Graardor, K'ril Tsutsaroth and Kree'arra, along with the Corporeal Beast, for having the fifth highest combat level among monsters that can be fought with conventional means in RuneScape. Only Nex, the Queen Black Dragon, Vorago, the Kalphite King, and the Shadow Barrows Brothers are stronger.

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.

BodyguardsEdit

Zilyana boss room
Zilyana and her loyal bodyguards.

QuotesEdit

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All praise Saradomin! (link)

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 lifepoints, Commander Zilyana will lie down on the floor and a bar that looks similar to an adrenaline bar appears under her lifepoints 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 lifepoints.

The World WakesEdit

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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. (link)

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 Market Price
Bones Bones 1 1 Always 315

CharmsEdit

Charm drop percentages
No charms Gold charm Green charm Crimson charm Blue charm

29–33%

15–19%

17–21%

21–25%

8–11%

Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 1,118 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.

Please add to the log (only if 15 or more creatures killed).


WeaponsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Saradomin sword Saradomin sword 1 4 Rare [1] 960,599
Armadyl crossbow Armadyl crossbow 1 4 Rare 6,408,234

Runes and AmmunitionEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Rune dart Rune dart 36–40 2 Common 2,772–3,080
Law rune Law rune 96–105 2 Common 28,128–30,765

ArmourEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Rune plateskirt Rune plateskirt 1 2 Common 37,326
Adamant platebody Adamant platebody 1 3 Uncommon 9,330
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 3 Uncommon 31,832
Saradomin's murmur Saradomin's murmur 1 4 Rare 1,337,914
Saradomin's hiss Saradomin's hiss 1 4 Rare 475,685
Saradomin's whisper Saradomin's whisper 1 4 Rare 2,665,344
Warpriest of Saradomin helm Warpriest of Saradomin helm 1 6 Varies [2] Not sold
Warpriest of Saradomin cuirass Warpriest of Saradomin cuirass 1 6 Varies [2] Not sold
Warpriest of Saradomin greaves Warpriest of Saradomin greaves 1 6 Varies [2] Not sold
Warpriest of Saradomin gauntlets Warpriest of Saradomin gauntlets 1 6 Varies [2] Not sold
Warpriest of Saradomin boots Warpriest of Saradomin boots 1 6 Varies [2] Not sold
Warpriest of Saradomin cape Warpriest of Saradomin cape 1 6 Varies [2] Not sold

Herbs, Potions and SeedsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 5 2 Common 15,050
Herb seed 5 Ranarr seed 2 2 Common 2,592
Super magic potion (3) Super magic potion (3) 3 3 Uncommon 26,175
Prayer potion (4) Prayer potion (4) 3 3 Uncommon 9,462
Saradomin brew (3) Saradomin brew (3) 3 3 Uncommon 759
Super defence (4) Super defence (4) 3 3 Uncommon 1,572
Super restore (4) Super restore (4) 3 3 Uncommon 10,530
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1 4 Rare 155,959
  • 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.

OtherEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Coins 1000 Coins 276–20,300 2 Common Not sold
Diamond Diamond 6 (noted) 3 Uncommon 16,890
Saradominist soulstone Saradominist soulstone 1 3 Uncommon [3] Not sold
Godsword shard 1 Godsword shard 1 1 4 Rare [4] 148,269
Godsword shard 2 Godsword shard 2 1 4 Rare [5] 147,077
Godsword shard 3 Godsword shard 3 1 4 Rare [6] 147,500
Clue scroll Clue scroll (hard) 1 4 Rare Not sold
Clue scroll Clue scroll (elite) 1 4 Rare Not sold
Ancient effigy Starved ancient effigy 1 4 Rare Not sold
Anagogic ort Anagogic ort 40 4 Rare Not sold
Saradomin hilt Saradomin hilt 1 4 Rare [7] 34,805,844
Zilyana's notes Zilyana's notes 1 4 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. ^ Only dropped during hard mode.
  4. ^ 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. ^ Estimated at 1/480 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  8. ^ Dropped to all players in the room, alongside one of the rare unique item drops.

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Coins 250 Coins 250 – 450; 3,000;
9,000; 10,000; 12,000
2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,405
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 3,148
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,240
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 6,722
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 19,784
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 41,520
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 14,664
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,352
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,556
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,054
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 880
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,120
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,543
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,312
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,127
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 827,800
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,359
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,832
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,166
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 60,262
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 12,200
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,257,300
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 4 Rare 22,350–74,500
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,594,000
Air orb Air orb 1,000 (noted) 4 Rare 2,908,000
Fire orb Fire orb 1,000 (noted) 4 Rare 2,097,000
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 140,908
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 11,536
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 35,050–49,070
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 41,850–58,590
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 665
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 447
Pure essence Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 6,500–195,000
Nature rune Nature rune 20–80 4 Rare 6,480–25,920
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 2,860
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 13,185
Death rune Death rune 50, 121 4 Rare 5,650–13,673
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 10,400
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 39,375–315,000
Raw shark Raw shark 250–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 411,250–822,500
Big bones Big bones 150–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 86,250–287,500
Coal Coal 150–7,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 28,800–1,440,000
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) 3 Uncommon 370,650–1,976,800
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 10,300
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,055,400
Adamant bar Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) 4 Rare 3,404,000–23,828,000
Rune bar Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) 4 Rare 13,124–1,968,600
Clean ranarr Clean ranarr 33 (noted) 3 Uncommon 105,567
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 108,925–1,089,250
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) 3 Uncommon 128,490–513,960
Clean torstol Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) 3 Uncommon 63,880–638,800
Saradomin brew (4) Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) 5 Very rare 99,000
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 8,700
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1–50 4 Rare 67,803–3,390,150
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1–7 4 Rare 155,959–1,091,713
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 996,730
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 4 Rare 1,406
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1–31 4 Rare 16,095–498,945
Fellstalk seed 5 Fellstalk seed 2 4 Rare 1,858
Yew logs Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) 4 Rare 26,350–10,540,000
Crystal triskelion fragment 1 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2 Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3 Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 5 Very rare Not sold

Universal dropsEdit

Universal drops are dropped by every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Key token Key token 1 4 Rare Not sold

TriviaEdit

Zilyana concept art
Concept art of Commander Zilyana.
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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.


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