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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

Audio options icon
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

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. (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 348

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] 1,709,341
Armadyl crossbow Armadyl crossbow 1 4 Rare 6,869,074

Runes and AmmunitionEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Rune dart Rune dart 36–40 2 Common 3,384–3,760
Law rune Law rune 96–105 2 Common 30,816–33,705

ArmourEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Rune plateskirt Rune plateskirt 1 2 Common 36,186
Adamant platebody Adamant platebody 1 3 Uncommon 9,412
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 3 Uncommon 30,926
Saradomin's murmur Saradomin's murmur 1 4 Rare 3,827,015
Saradomin's hiss Saradomin's hiss 1 4 Rare 705,075
Saradomin's whisper Saradomin's whisper 1 4 Rare 7,095,995
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 15,555
Herb seed 5 Ranarr seed 2 2 Common 3,072
Super magic potion (3) Super magic potion (3) 3 3 Uncommon 27,600
Prayer potion (4) Prayer potion (4) 3 3 Uncommon 10,506
Saradomin brew (3) Saradomin brew (3) 3 3 Uncommon 1,806
Super defence (4) Super defence (4) 3 3 Uncommon 1,302
Super restore (4) Super restore (4) 3 3 Uncommon 12,852
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1 4 Rare 157,923
  • 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 14,334
Saradominist soulstone Saradominist soulstone 1 3 Uncommon [3] Not sold
Godsword shard 1 Godsword shard 1 1 4 Rare [4] 143,564
Godsword shard 2 Godsword shard 2 1 4 Rare [5] 142,446
Godsword shard 3 Godsword shard 3 1 4 Rare [6] 142,991
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] 30,985,060
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 1,532
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 3,097
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,742
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 7,345
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 18,233
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 41,955
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 15,529
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,834
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 15,618
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,236
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 885
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,220
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,385
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,317
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,385
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 780,900
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,208
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 30,926
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,390
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,477
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 18,000
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,263,000
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 4 Rare 21,450–71,500
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,620,600
Air orb Air orb 1,000 (noted) 4 Rare 2,774,000
Fire orb Fire orb 1,000 (noted) 4 Rare 2,361,000
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 99,273
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 13,370
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 82,825–115,955
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 81,850–114,590
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 981
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 409
Pure essence Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 10,000–300,000
Nature rune Nature rune 20–80 4 Rare 6,120–24,480
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 3,040
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 14,445
Death rune Death rune 50, 121 4 Rare 7,900–19,118
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 15,550
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 49,250–394,000
Raw shark Raw shark 250–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 385,000–770,000
Big bones Big bones 150–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 92,100–307,000
Coal Coal 150–7,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 33,300–1,665,000
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) 3 Uncommon 376,050–2,005,600
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 9,800
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,160,600
Adamant bar Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) 4 Rare 3,516,000–24,612,000
Rune bar Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) 4 Rare 14,426–2,163,900
Clean ranarr Clean ranarr 33 (noted) 3 Uncommon 106,128
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 122,075–1,220,750
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) 3 Uncommon 145,590–582,360
Clean torstol Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) 3 Uncommon 75,440–754,400
Saradomin brew (4) Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) 5 Very rare 230,500
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 6,789
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1–50 4 Rare 67,026–3,351,300
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1–7 4 Rare 157,923–1,105,461
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,067,760
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 4 Rare 2,451
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1–31 4 Rare 24,543–760,833
Fellstalk seed 5 Fellstalk seed 2 4 Rare 2,464
Yew logs Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) 4 Rare 25,200–10,080,000
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
Brawling gloves (Melee) Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Magic) Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged) Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Agility) Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking) Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (FM) Brawling gloves (FM) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing) Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter) Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Mining) Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer) Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing) Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving) Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (WC) Brawling gloves (WC) 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.

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" 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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