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"Zygomite" redirects here. For other uses, see Zygomite (disambiguation).
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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 300 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 25 Slayer points.

Strengths and weaknessesEdit

Fungi

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 not recommended while fighting them, as although the high Magic defence will reduce the chance of them hitting you, you will hardly get a hit on them, so melee armour and a slashing weapon are critical. 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 25 Slayer points.
  • Counts as a task for the player's consecutive task count, which is used for Slayer 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.

DropsEdit

100% dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
AshesAshes1Always89

Main dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Nature runeNature rune2Uncommon980
Law runeLaw rune10–50Uncommon3,860–19,300
Earth runeEarth rune15Uncommon150
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1–6Common307–1,842
Barley seed 5Barley seed1Uncommon8
Asgarnian seed 5Asgarnian seed3Uncommon18
Potato seed 5Potato seed4Uncommon116
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Uncommon89
Nasturtium seed 5Nasturtium seed1Uncommon18
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore1Uncommon1,602
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Uncommon492
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed3Uncommon42
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Uncommon62
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Uncommon7
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Uncommon213
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon3,494
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon6,788
Hammerstone seed 5Hammerstone seed3Uncommon9
Morchella mushroom spore 5Morchella mushroom spore1–3Uncommon355–1,065
Onion seed 5Onion seed4Uncommon60
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Rare2,547
Yanillian seed 5Yanillian seed1Rare45
Jute seed 5Jute seed1Rare5
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed1Rare627
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1–3Rare2,470–7,410
Marigold seed 5Marigold seed1Rare108
Woad seed 5Woad seed1Rare33
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon301
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon996
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon238
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon23
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon3,124
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,012
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon2,050
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon2,559
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon4,621
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon2,605
Steel hatchetSteel hatchet1Uncommon1,050
Steel 2h swordSteel 2h sword1Uncommon2,233
Mithril full helmMithril full helm1Rare1,637
Rune full helmRune full helm1Rare19,824
Mithril gauntletsMithril gauntlets1Rare1,356
Coins 250Coins44; 64; 102; 220; 302; 343; 400Uncommon44–400
SupercompostSupercompost1–3 (noted)Uncommon698–2,094
Mort myre fungusMort myre fungus1–3Uncommon935–2,805
ClayClay1Uncommon332
FungicideFungicide1CommonNot sold

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common699
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,583
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,214
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,584
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare116,280–142,120
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,556
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common18,906
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon10,652
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare479,340–585,860
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,951
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,865
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,094,400–1,337,600
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare900
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,760
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare566,400–944,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,651
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,765
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common23,843–28,907
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,070,415–1,308,285
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,582
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,563
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare467,675–589,990
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare145,210–183,188
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare46,625–65,275
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common21,735–26,565
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon241,650–295,350
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon16,592–20,008
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare304,380–372,020
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon27,200–149,600
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,400–17,600
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon233,100–284,900
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common36,778–42,032
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare354,645–433,455
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,057,050–1,291,950
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,049
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare615,735–752,565
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon296,100–361,900
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon86,580–105,820
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon139,545–170,555
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon130,140–159,060
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon4,956–5,664
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon8,932–10,208
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon427,276
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare994,030
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common18,900–23,100
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common7,110–8,690
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon208,350–254,650
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon10,336–12,464
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare102,600–125,400
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon25,290–30,910
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare285,660–349,140
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon7,379
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*251,567
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*2,052,582,424
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
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare12,404

TriviaEdit

  • The name Zygomite is probably based on the phylum of fungi: 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.