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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).

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.

The World WakesEdit

Cres dies

Zilyana kills Cres, mistaking him for Guthix.

During the quest The World Wakes, Zilyana, along with K'ril Tsutsaroth and Kree'arra, 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. Zilyana bides her time, while the Zamorakians and Bandosians attempt to brute force through the Guthixian defences. When they are repelled, Zilyana leads her soldiers into battle, attempting to break through Juna's barricade so they can reach and kill Guthix. In the ensuing battle, Zilyana sees the Guardians of Guthix Cres and kills him, believing that he is actually Guthix in disguise. She shows her disdain for the Zarosians when they appear after her failed assault.

When Sliske kills Guthix, Saradomin is the first to arrive at the scene. She later accompanies Saradomin when he leaves. If the player decided to simply kill Guthix, Juna will mention that Zilyana left a gift for them.

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 about the slaughter of Saradominist monks by an elven archer. The player can either side with Zilyana or Ifleen, or alternatively, tell her 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 leaves the citadel when Sliske lets the dragonkin Strisath loose.

Sliske's EndgameEdit

She has a small role in Sliske's Endgame. Prior to the release of the quest, she appeared at the White Knights' Castle looking at the eclipse, though she could not be talked to.

StrategyEdit

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!

DropsEdit

100%Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
BonesBones1Always264

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)Uncommon11,202
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(noted)Common14,990
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed2Common2,620
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)3Uncommon14,565
Saradomin brew (3)Saradomin brew (3)[1]3Uncommon23,436
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)[1]3Uncommon17,040
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)[2]3Uncommon17,064
Super magic potion (3)Super magic potion (3)[2]3Uncommon11,241
Magic seed 5Magic seed1Rare131,161
BattlestaffBattlestaff(noted)Uncommon13,522
Rune dartRune dart30–40Common4,770–6,360
Rune plateskirtRune plateskirt1Common35,925
Adamant platebodyAdamant platebody1Uncommon8,511
Rune kiteshieldRune kiteshield1Uncommon30,350
Saradomin swordSaradomin sword1Rare[3]191,484
Armadyl crossbowArmadyl crossbow1Rare3,616,063
Off-hand Armadyl crossbowOff-hand Armadyl crossbow1Rare5,566,507
Saradomin's murmurSaradomin's murmur1Rare162,263
Saradomin's hissSaradomin's hiss1Rare101,005
Saradomin's whisperSaradomin's whisper1Rare120,783
Godsword shard 1Godsword shard 11Rare[4]146,798
Godsword shard 2Godsword shard 21Rare[5]146,316
Godsword shard 3Godsword shard 31Rare[6]146,232
Saradomin hiltSaradomin hilt1Rare[4]8,900,183
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)Uncommon14,600–28,762
Rune platebodyRune platebody2Uncommon74,374
Rune barRune bar4–6 (noted)Common54,920–82,380
Rune plateskirtRune plateskirt2Common71,850
Unicorn hornUnicorn horn40 (noted)Uncommon103,360
Yew seed 5Yew seed1Uncommon43,735
Uncut diamondUncut diamond20–30 (noted)Uncommon79,220–118,830
Magic logsMagic logs33–39 (noted)Uncommon20,823–24,609
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr20–24 (noted)Uncommon59,960–71,952
Super defence (3)Super defence (3)3Uncommon[7]17,064
Super ranging potion (3)Super ranging potion (3)3Uncommon[7]34,641
Magic seed 5Magic seed1–3Rare131,161–393,483
Saradomin swordSaradomin sword1Rare[8]191,484
Armadyl crossbowArmadyl crossbow1Rare3,616,063
Off-hand Armadyl crossbowOff-hand Armadyl crossbow1Rare5,566,507
Saradomin's murmurSaradomin's murmur1Rare162,263
Saradomin's hissSaradomin's hiss1Rare101,005
Saradomin's whisperSaradomin's whisper1Rare120,783
Godsword shard 1Godsword shard 11Rare[4]146,798
Godsword shard 2Godsword shard 21Rare[9]146,316
Godsword shard 3Godsword shard 31Rare[10]146,232
Saradomin hiltSaradomin hilt1Rare[4]8,900,183
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.
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 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common915
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,949
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,366
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,961
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare178,245–217,855
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common20,189
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common23,060
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,118
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare500,310–611,490
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common55,877
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,900
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,216,980–1,487,420
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare925
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,187
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare557,805–929,675
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,251
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,148
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common21,470–26,030
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,046,385–1,278,915
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,316
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare906
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare377,390–476,092
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare143,325–180,810
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare37,000–51,800
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common18,630–22,770
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon261,450–319,550
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon27,432–34,290
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare304,740–372,460
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon34,800–191,400
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common13,140–16,060
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon204,660–250,140
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common42,672–48,768
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare411,480–502,920
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare955,350–1,167,650
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,190
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare617,850–755,150
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon384,030–469,370
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon298,890–365,310
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon255,600–312,400
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon218,475–267,025
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon20,622–23,568
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon16,198–18,512
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon524,644
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare2,197,760
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common5,850–7,150
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common14,175–17,325
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon150,300–183,700
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,464–16,236
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare133,650–163,350
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon40,230–49,170
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare568,080–694,320
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon1,792
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*348,450
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*18,309,594
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 is one of two icyenes 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. The other is Efaritay.

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