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Mastering Skotizo in Old School RuneScape


Are you ready to take on one of the most fearsome bosses in Old School RuneScape? Skotizo is a demonic boss residing in the Catacombs of Kourend, and defeating it can yield valuable rewards. In this guide, we'll walk you through everything you need to know about Skotizo, including its mechanics, requirements, recommended gear, and strategies to maximize your chances of success.

Getting Started

To access Skotizo's lair, you'll need to obtain a dark totem, which can be assembled by collecting three different pieces dropped by monsters within the Catacombs of Kourend. Once you have the totem, head to the center of the Catacombs, near the stairs leading to the Forgotten Cemetery. Use the dark totem on the strange floor to enter Skotizo's lair.


Before facing Skotizo, make sure you meet the following requirements:

  • Combat level of at least 75
  • Completion of the The Depths of Despair quest
  • Access to the Catacombs of Kourend

Recommended Gear

Having the appropriate gear will greatly increase your chances of defeating Skotizo efficiently. Here's what we recommend:

  • Melee: A high-level melee setup with Barrows or better equipment. The best-in-slot weapons are the Ghrazi rapier and the Scythe of vitur.
  • Ranged: Armadyl armor, a blowpipe with dragon darts, and an Ava's assembler.
  • Magic: Ancestral robes, a Toxic trident, and a God cape.

Skotizo Mechanics

Skotizo has several unique mechanics you should be aware of:

  1. Black Demon Summoning: Periodically during the fight, Skotizo will summon two Black demons. These demons must be defeated to continue damaging Skotizo.
  2. Prayer Change: Skotizo will occasionally change its protection prayer. Keep an eye on its chatbox message to determine which prayer to use when attacking.
  3. Dark Energy Balls: Skotizo will launch dark energy balls at your location. Avoid standing in their path to prevent unnecessary damage.


Follow this step-by-step strategy to defeat Skotizo efficiently:

  1. Start the fight by attacking Skotizo with the appropriate attack style (melee, ranged, or magic), based on its protection prayer.
  2. Focus on killing the summoned Black demons as quickly as possible. Use area-of-effect attacks if available.
  3. Watch out for Skotizo's dark energy balls and move away from their trajectory to avoid taking damage.
  4. Continue attacking Skotizo while managing your health and prayer points.
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 until Skotizo is defeated.


Defeating Skotizo can yield various valuable rewards, including:

  • Ancient shards: Used to create the powerful Arclight weapon.
  • Dark totem pieces: Can be combined to create a new dark totem, granting access to Skotizo's lair without needing separate pieces.
  • Uncut onyx: A rare gem used for crafting high-level jewelry.
  • Other unique drops: Such as the Jar of darkness and Skotos pet.


You are now equipped with the knowledge and strategies to take on Skotizo in Old School RuneScape. Remember to bring the required gear, meet the necessary requirements, and stay focused on the boss's mechanics. Defeating Skotizo can be challenging, but the rewards make it well worth the effort. Good luck on your adventure!

Note: Old School RuneScape is a constantly evolving game, and strategies or requirements may change over time. Please ensure you verify the latest information before attempting any boss fights.