Scorpia/Strategies

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A pair of players battle against Scorpia and her little guardians.

Scorpia is a powerful Wilderness boss capable of poisoning her opponents starting at 20 damage as well as hitting up to 16 with melee. Her lair, located beneath the Scorpion Pit, is filled with many offspring, which are capable of poisoning, starting at 6 damage.

An effective way of killing Scorpia is to utilize her low magic defence by using binding or freeze spells (e.g. Entangle, Ice Blitz, or Ice Barrage) and farcasting her with the Protect from Missiles prayer enabled (since the offspring are aggressive). A good way to do that is by running around the perimeter of the arena, shooting her from corners, somewhat similar to how Commander Zilyana is fought. Using this method, players should avoid getting within range of her melee attacks, which are hard hitting and fairly accurate.

Once Scorpia reaches half health, she will summon two guardians, which will heal her similarly to the Yt-HurKots from TzTok-Jad, however the guardians will continually heal her rather than attacking the player if they are attacked. The guardians have 70 Hitpoints each and can be killed. It is advised to use Ice Blitz or Ice Barrage on the guardians and lead Scorpia away from them, as they will despawn after not healing Scorpia for 15 seconds. Unlike the healers during the TzTok-Jad fight, these guardians only spawn once; if they manage to heal Scorpia back to full health (and are killed or despawned), they will not reappear when Scorpia falls below half health again.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • If you are comfortable with it, set NPC attack options to "always right click" so you don't accidentally target the offspring, hindering your movement, wasting runes and Scorpion slayer kills.
  • Consider using longrange/defensive casting. Standing further away makes positioning easier when Scorpia unfreezes.
  • Good way to lure Scorpia away from guardians, is to position yourself at the side where you will be luring her just before she reaches half hp and freeze the healers immediately as they spawn. This requires good timing: Scorpia should ideally unfreeze very soon after you freeze both the guardians.
  • If using ancient magics, you may utilize manual casting of blood spells to heal yourself when Scorpia is frozen and minions are not around.
  • Lower levelled players not using a toxic weapon may also try to poison Scorpia with a couple casts of Smoke blitz/barrage when starting the kill for a little bit of extra damage.
  • The guardians give highly reduced experience. Do not rely on xp drops to see whether you hit them.

Suggested skills[edit | edit source]

Equipment[edit | edit source]

The setup primarily consists of only taking 3 or 4 expensive items as this boss resides in a multi-combat area in level 50+ Wilderness, meaning players can be easily killed in seconds if caught off-guard.

Scorpia is not immune to venom and poison; therefore, using a trident of the swamp or toxic staff of the dead is highly recommended due to its venom capabilities. Due to her low magic defence, a minimally geared player will rarely miss, therefore magic damage and prayer bonus should be prioritised over magic accuracy, to speed up kills and prolong trips limited by prayer. For the same reason, the use of magic boosting items and offensive magic prayers like Mystic Might or Augury are not recommended since they boost magic accuracy, not magic damage.

Recommended equipment for Magic
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadSlayer helmet (i).pngSlayer helmet (i)[1][2]Mitres.gif God vestment mitreHelm of neitiznot.pngHelm of neitiznotFarseer helm.pngFarseer helmMystic hat.pngMystic hat
NeckOccult necklace.pngOccult necklace[2]Guthix stole.pngGod stoleAmulet of glory.pngAmulet of gloryAmulet of power.pngAmulet of powerUnholy symbol.pngUnholy symbol
BackImbued god capes.gif Imbued god capesGod capes.gif God capesArdougne cloak 4.pngArdougne cloak 4[3]Guthix cloak.png Vestment cloakN/A
BodyMonk's robe top.pngMonk's robe topZamorak monk top.pngZamorak monk topMystic robe top.pngMystic robe topXerician top.pngXerician topN/A
LegsMonk's robe.pngMonk's robeZamorak monk bottom.pngZamorak monk bottomMystic robe bottom.pngMystic robe bottomXerician robe.pngXerician robeN/A
WeaponHarmonised nightmare staff.pngHarmonised nightmare staff [2] (if duoing)Sanguinesti staff.pngSanguinesti staff[2]Trident of the swamp.pngTrident of the swamp[2]Trident of the seas.pngTrident of the seas[2]Toxic staff of the dead.pngToxic staff of the dead[2]
ShieldTome of fire.pngTome of fire (with Harmonised nightmare staff)Book of darkness.pngBook of darknessUnholy book.pngUnholy bookBook of balance.pngBook of balanceHoly book.pngHoly book
Ammo/SpellRada's blessing 4.pngRada's blessing 4God blessing.gifGod blessing / Rada's blessing 3.pngRada's blessing 3/2N/AN/AN/A
GlovesTormented bracelet.pngTormented bracelet[2]Barrows gloves.pngBarrows gloves / Dragon gloves.pngDragon glovesRune gloves.pngRune gloves / Adamant gloves.pngAdamant glovesCombat bracelet.pngCombat braceletN/A
BootsMystic boots.pngMystic bootsGhostly boots.pngGhostly bootsSplitbark boots.pngSplitbark bootsMoonclan boots.pngMoonclan bootsN/A
RingExplorer's ring 4.pngExplorer's ring 4Beacon ring.pngBeacon ringRing of recoil.pngRing of recoilRing of wealth (i).pngRing of wealth (i)N/A
  1. Only when on slayer task.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Player is advised to make sure item is protected on death.
  3. The Ardougne cloaks offer a good combination of both Prayer and Magic bonuses, which is beneficial for longer trips.

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Antidote++(4).pngAntidote++(4).pngSaradomin brew(4).pngSaradomin brew(4).png
Blighted super restore(3).pngBlighted super restore(3).pngSaradomin brew(4).pngSaradomin brew(4).png
Blighted super restore(3).pngBlighted super restore(3).pngManta ray.pngAnglerfish.png
Blighted super restore(3).pngBlighted super restore(3).pngManta ray.pngCooked karambwan.png
Blighted super restore(3).pngBlighted super restore(3).pngBlack d'hide body.pngStamina potion(4).png
Blighted super restore(3).pngBlighted super restore(3).pngBlack d'hide chaps.pngBlighted ancient ice sack.png300
Looting bag.pngImbued heart.pngLockpick.pngWilderness sword 4.png