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Mutated zygomites are monsters that appear as Fungi until provoked (Pick Fungi) that require level 57 Slayer to damage. They resemble giant mushrooms, and are only found in Zanaris, near the Cosmic altar (level 65), or near the furnace (level 58). To kill one a player needs to reduce it to below 20 life points then players use fungicide spray on it to kill it, which is available from any slayer master. The fungicide spray must be reloaded every ten kills, and the reloads can be bought from the slayer master at the same time. Fungicide canisters fully reload the fungicide spray. Players cannot sell the spray or reloads back to the slayer master afterward, so only buy what is needed.

Zygomites can be occasionally assigned as an optional Slayer Challenge by Chaeldar. If you accept the challenge, she will tell you to use an experimental spray on them for tests, and you must bring back the results to her when you're finished. She will reward you with 10,000 Slayer experience and 15 Slayer Reward Points.

Strengths and weaknessesEdit


Zygomites mostly use magical melee attacks which consist of a headbutt that does up to 88 life points, but they occasionally use more powerful magical ranged attacks by shooting spores, with a max hit of around 140. Dragonhide armour is strongly recommended while fighting them, as the high Magic defence will reduce the chance of them hitting you. If praying against their attacks, Protect from Missiles or Deflect Missiles is recommended, as their ranged attacks are stronger and more accurate than their melee attacks.

When its remaining life points are around 10 to 20, use the fungicide spray on it in order to destroy it. If life points are not low enough and a player uses the fungicide spray, the zygomite will not be killed but one use of the fungicide spray will be expended.

Slayer ChallengeEdit

Enraged mutated zygomite
Healed mutated zygomite
Enraged fungi

After a player has performed several slayer tasks for Chaeldar, she will occasionally offer a special task in place of a regular slayer task. The player can decline to take the special task without penalty. If the player accepts the special task, completing the task:

  • Earns 10,000 extra slayer experience.
  • Earns 15 Slayer reward points.
  • Counts as a task for the player's consecutive task count, which is used for slayer reward points. Does NOT count as task completed if it is a 10th or 50th task to be completed, meaning the player can safely complete the challenge without forfeiting their consecutive task bonus.

Chaeldar's special task is for the player to test an experimental fungicide spray against ten Mutated zygomites and survive to return to her and tell her the results of the test. The player uses the spray in place of the normal Fungicide spray, when the zygomite the player is attacking has been reduced to 20 life points or less. When applied, the experimental spray will have one of the following effects, chosen randomly:

  • "The experimental spray has sent the zygomite into a furious rage!" The zygomite temporarily turns red, heals a bit, and attacks faster. It can be killed by reducing its life points to 0, without needing another application of the spray.
  • "The experimental spray has healed the zygomite!" The zygomite temporarily turns green and its life points are restored to maximum. It can be killed by reducing its life points to 0, without needing another application of the spray.
  • "The experimental spray has killed the zygomite!" The zygomite is killed.

Note that the challenge is only complete when the player returns to Chaeldar and speaks to her; simply killing 10 zygomites with the experimental spray does not finish the task. The spray cannot be used to kill more than the required 10 zygomites.


100% dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Nature runeNature rune2Uncommon856
Law runeLaw rune10–50Uncommon2,170–10,850
Earth runeEarth rune15Uncommon195


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1–6Common119–714
Barley seed 5Barley seed1Uncommon5
Asgarnian seed 5Asgarnian seed3Uncommon9
Potato seed 5Potato seed4Uncommon44
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Uncommon64
Nasturtium seed 5Nasturtium seed1Uncommon6
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore1Uncommon25
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Uncommon723
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed3Uncommon9
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Uncommon29
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Uncommon3
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Uncommon80
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon923
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon5,453
Hammerstone seed 5Hammerstone seed3Uncommon15
Morchella mushroom spore 5Morchella mushroom spore1–3Uncommon180–540
Onion seed 5Onion seed4Uncommon20
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Rare460
Yanillian seed 5Yanillian seed1Rare39
Jute seed 5Jute seed1Rare5
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed1Rare1,019
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1–3Rare563–1,689
Marigold seed 5Marigold seed1Rare27
Woad seed 5Woad seed1Rare2


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon77
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon2,370
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon113
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon35
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon2,901
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,501
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon3,511
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon3,559
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon4,926
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon4,752

Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Steel hatchetSteel hatchet1Uncommon797
Steel 2h swordSteel 2h sword1Uncommon1,614
Mithril full helmMithril full helm1Rare912
Rune full helmRune full helm1Rare19,731
Mithril gauntletsMithril gauntlets1Rare1,309


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
FungicideFungicide1CommonNot sold
Anagogic ortAnagogic ort20Common[1]Not sold
Coins 250Coins44; 64; 102; 220; 302; 343; 400Uncommon44–400
SupercompostSupercompost1–3 (noted)Uncommon626–1,878
Mort myre fungusMort myre fungus1–3Uncommon1,278–3,834
  1. ^ Only with RDT drops.

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
A ring of wealth, luck potion 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 sapphire1Common873
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,583
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,549
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,840
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare172,800–211,200
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,615
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common25,124
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,988
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare539,460–659,340
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,255
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,050
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,282,860–1,567,940
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare930
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,547
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare563,205–938,675
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,272
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,635
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common19,549–23,701
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,087,290–1,328,910
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare71,285
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,089
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare972
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare370,955–467,974
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare110,175–138,990
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare38,600–54,040
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common13,500–16,500
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon230,400–281,600
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon25,992–32,490
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare296,640–362,560
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon36,600–201,300
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,960–15,840
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon208,620–254,980
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common32,942–37,648
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare317,655–388,245
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,033,650–1,263,350
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common42,018
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare630,270–770,330
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon379,980–464,420
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon370,890–453,310
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon229,455–280,445
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon145,980–178,420
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon13,776–15,744
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon13,692–15,648
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon493,740
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,727,400
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,500–5,500
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,720–11,880
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon190,800–233,200
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon12,784–15,416
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare126,900–155,100
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon27,450–33,550
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare567,540–693,660
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


  • The name Zygomite is probably based on the class of fungus Zygomycota, though these fungi do not produce mushrooms.
  • If players try and attack something else while you are still in combat, instead of the usual "I'm already under attack" message, the message box will display "There's a rather large mushroom monster trying to attack you at the moment. Maybe you should deal with it first."
  • If a frog or other Zanaris event happens during battle, the Zygomite will keep attacking you with a "thump" sound (melee attack) without any hitsplats, but will still be doing damage while you can't attack it until the event leaves. This may be a glitch.
  • Once a Zygomite's life points reach zero (before fungicide is used to kill it), its ranged attack will continue to inflict damage, but its melee attack will no longer inflict damage. This may be a glitch.
  • If another player picks one of the fungi and runs away and another player is still there, the Zygomite will eventually turn around and start attacking the other player, shouting "I'm coming for you!"
  • Zygomites were originally called Mutated Zygomites before the Zanaris update. This was changed back on 21 February 2011.
  • If you're fighting a Zygomite and you run away while there are no other players around it, it will return to its original fungus form but will still move around so it looks like a little moving mushroom. This is a glitch, and has not been fixed yet.

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