Welcome to our comprehensive guide on defeating Skotizo in Old School RuneScape! Skotizo is a powerful boss found in the Catacombs of Kourend. In this guide, we'll cover everything you need to know to take down this formidable foe and claim your rewards. So grab your best gear, stock up on supplies, and let's get started!
To access Skotizo, you'll need the following:
- Completion of the Journey to the Depths miniquest.
- A dark totem, which can be obtained by combining three different totem pieces dropped by various monsters within the Catacombs of Kourend.
Make sure you have these requirements fulfilled before attempting to fight Skotizo.
Recommended Gear and Inventory
While there are various setups you can use to battle Skotizo, here's a solid gear and inventory setup to maximize your chances of success:
- Helmet: Slayer helmet (i), Verac's helm, or Neitiznot helmet.
- Amulet: Necklace of anguish or Amulet of glory.
- Body: Bandos chestplate, Torag's platebody, or Karil's leathertop.
- Legs: Bandos tassets, Verac's plateskirt, or Karil's leatherskirt.
- Weapon: Abyssal tentacle, Zamorakian hasta, or Ghrazi rapier.
- Shield: Dragonfire shield or Dragon defender.
- Gloves: Barrows gloves or Ferocious gloves.
- Boots: Primordial boots or Guardian boots.
- Ring: Berserker ring (i) or Ring of suffering (i).
- Cape: Fire cape or Ardougne cloak.
- Food: Sharks, Anglerfish, or Saradomin brews.
- Potions: Super restore potions, Prayer potions, and Ranging potions if using a ranged setup.
- Teleports: Amulet of glory or Slayer ring for quick access to the Catacombs of Kourend.
- Darklight: If you have one, bring it along for extra damage against Skotizo's minions.
Now that you're properly equipped, it's time to face Skotizo. Here's a step-by-step breakdown of the fight:
Entering the Lair: Teleport to the Catacombs of Kourend using your preferred method, then make your way to the southeast corner of the dungeon. Look for the dark rift and use your dark totem on it to enter Skotizo's lair.
Phase 1: Summoning the Minions: Upon entering the lair, Skotizo will immediately summon three minions. These minions must be defeated before you can damage Skotizo. Focus on killing the minions while avoiding Skotizo's attacks.
Phase 2: Attacking Skotizo: Once the minions are defeated, Skotizo becomes vulnerable. Attack Skotizo with your chosen combat style, using protection prayers as necessary. Keep an eye out for his special attacks, such as his shadow orbs and lightning strikes, and react accordingly.
Phase 3: Repeat until Victory: Skotizo will continue to summon minions periodically throughout the fight. Repeat phases 1 and 2 until you defeat Skotizo. Stay focused, manage your resources wisely, and don't forget to eat food and replenish your prayer points when needed.
Defeating Skotizo can yield various valuable rewards, including:
- Dark totem pieces: These can be used to create dark totems for future fights or sold for profit.
- Uncut onyx: A rare drop that can be crafted into powerful jewelry.
- Ancient shards: Used to create the powerful Ancient weaponry.
- Skotos: An untradeable pet that can be obtained as a drop.
Experience Rates per Hour
Expected experience rates while fighting Skotizo may vary depending on your combat level and gear setup. However, on average, players can expect the following rates:
- Attack/Strength/Defense: Approximately 70,000-80,000 experience per hour.
- Ranged/Magic: Approximately 40,000-50,000 experience per hour.
- Hitpoints: Approximately 60,000-70,000 experience per hour.
- Prayer: Approximately 30,000-40,000 experience per hour.
- Slayer: Approximately 10,000-15,000 experience per hour.
Keep in mind that these numbers are estimates and may differ based on your