Skotizo

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Skotizo is a demonic boss located beneath the Catacombs of Kourend. Accessing his lair requires the use of a dark totem on the altar found in the centre of the Catacombs; one dark totem permits only one attempt, which makes it a sporadic boss.

Skotizo can be substituted for both Black demon and Greater demon kills during Slayer tasks. Skotizo's Lair is part of the Catacombs of Kourend, and does count as such for the purpose of Konar slayer tasks.

History[edit | edit source]

Skotizo was a general of Zamorak during the God Wars, but he was often outshined by Zamorak's more notable generals, such as Thammaron and K'ril Tsutsaroth. He is also Zalcano's brother.

After the cunning he and his soldiers showed at the Battle of Carrallangar, Zamorak personally gave them their next mission, something he rarely did. The mission was to lead an expedition to recover a certain artefact in the Karamjan Temple found within the Kharazi Jungle. Skotizo was delighted by being assigned the mission and set out as soon as possible to please his god.

Reaching the Temple after a few days, Skotizo and his squad had managed to reach the Temple's centre after navigating a large maze. Now in possession of the artefact, Skotizo betrayed his squad, taking the artefact's power for himself and decimating the expedition team. Zamorak held Zalcano responsible for Skotizo's treachery, cursing her to turn into stone until she brings her brother before him.

Skotizo managed to avoid Zamorak's wrath and travelled to Great Kourend, where he used the artefact to summon a large variety of monsters, creating what is known today as the Catacombs of Kourend. Skotizo remained in the large chamber underneath the catacombs; roughly 200 years after the Kourend civil war, he encountered and killed an adventurer who stumbled into his chamber while investigating mysterious disappearances.

Drops[edit | edit source]

Drop rates estimated based on 18,964 kills from the Drop Rate Project, unless otherwise cited.

The average Skotizo kill is worth 169,443.53.

The average Skotizo kill while on a Konar task is worth 171,166.94.

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Infernal ashes.png: Skotizo drops Infernal ashes with rarity Always in quantity 1Infernal ashes1Always3,0160
Clue scroll (hard).png: Skotizo drops Clue scroll (hard) with rarity Always in quantity 1Clue scroll (hard)1AlwaysNot sold12

Ancient shards[edit | edit source]

Skotizo has a guaranteed drop of at least one ancient shard, for up to 5 total. The average shards per kill is 1.41.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Ancient shard.png: Skotizo drops Ancient shard with rarity 3/4 in quantity 1Ancient shard13/4[1]Not sold122
Ancient shard.png: Skotizo drops Ancient shard with rarity 3/20 in quantity 2Ancient shard23/20[1]Not sold244
Ancient shard.png: Skotizo drops Ancient shard with rarity 1/20 in quantity 3Ancient shard31/20[1]Not sold366
Ancient shard.png: Skotizo drops Ancient shard with rarity 1/25 in quantity 4Ancient shard41/25[1]Not sold488
Ancient shard.png: Skotizo drops Ancient shard with rarity 1/100 in quantity 5Ancient shard51/100[1]Not sold610

Gemstones[edit | edit source]

There is a 1 in 100 chance of rolling Skotizo's gemstone sub-table. Below lists the effective drop rates.[2]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Uncut dragonstone.png: Skotizo drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity 9/1,000 in quantity 10 (noted)Uncut dragonstone10 (noted)9/1,000139,2106,000
Uncut onyx.png: Skotizo drops Uncut onyx with rarity 1/1,000 in quantity 1Uncut onyx11/1,0001,539,405120,000

Armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Rune platebody.png: Skotizo drops Rune platebody with rarity 7/100 in quantity 3 (noted)Rune platebody(noted)7/100115,455117,000
Rune platelegs.png: Skotizo drops Rune platelegs with rarity 7/100 in quantity 3 (noted)Rune platelegs(noted)7/100113,181115,200
Rune plateskirt.png: Skotizo drops Rune plateskirt with rarity 7/100 in quantity 3 (noted)Rune plateskirt(noted)7/100113,283115,200

Runes[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Death rune.png: Skotizo drops Death rune with rarity 7/100 in quantity 500Death rune5007/100111,50054,000
Soul rune.png: Skotizo drops Soul rune with rarity 7/100 in quantity 450Soul rune4507/10067,95081,000
Blood rune.png: Skotizo drops Blood rune with rarity 7/100 in quantity 450Blood rune4507/100184,500108,000

Resources[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Adamantite ore.png: Skotizo drops Adamantite ore with rarity 7/100 in quantity 75 (noted)Adamantite ore75 (noted)7/10076,65018,000
Grimy snapdragon.png: Skotizo drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity 7/100 in quantity 20 (noted)Grimy snapdragon20 (noted)7/100168,960240
Grimy torstol.png: Skotizo drops Grimy torstol with rarity 7/100 in quantity 20 (noted)Grimy torstol20 (noted)7/100143,420300
Raw anglerfish.png: Skotizo drops Raw anglerfish with rarity 7/100 in quantity 60 (noted)Raw anglerfish60 (noted)7/10078,78016,200
Runite bar.png: Skotizo drops Runite bar with rarity 7/100 in quantity 20 (noted)Runite bar20 (noted)7/100247,00060,000

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Mahogany plank.png: Skotizo drops Mahogany plank with rarity 7/100 in quantity 150 (noted)Mahogany plank150 (noted)7/100316,050135,000
Battlestaff.png: Skotizo drops Battlestaff with rarity 7/100 in quantity 25 (noted)Battlestaff25 (noted)7/100201,725105,000
Onyx bolt tips.png: Skotizo drops Onyx bolt tips with rarity 7/100 in quantity 40Onyx bolt tips407/100336,40024,000
Shield left half.png: Skotizo drops Shield left half with rarity 1/100 in quantity 1Shield left half11/10065,26266,000

Tertiary[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Clue scroll (elite).png: Skotizo drops Clue scroll (elite) with rarity 1/5 in quantity 1Clue scroll (elite)11/5[d 1]Not sold12
Dark claw.png: Skotizo drops Dark claw with rarity 1/25 in quantity 1Dark claw11/25Not sold1,500
Brimstone key.png: Skotizo drops Brimstone key with rarity 1/55 in quantity 1Brimstone key11/55[d 2]Not soldN/A
Skotos.png: Skotizo drops Skotos with rarity 1/65 in quantity 1Skotos11/65Not soldN/A
Dark totem base.png: Skotizo drops Dark totem base with rarity 3/128 in quantity 1Dark totem base13/128[3]Not sold123
Dark totem middle.png: Skotizo drops Dark totem middle with rarity 3/128 in quantity 1Dark totem middle13/128[3]Not sold123
Dark totem top.png: Skotizo drops Dark totem top with rarity 3/128 in quantity 1Dark totem top13/128[3]Not sold123
Dark totem.png: Skotizo drops Dark totem with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Dark totem11/128[3]Not sold270
Jar of darkness.png: Skotizo drops Jar of darkness with rarity 1/2,500 in quantity 1Jar of darkness11/2,5008,714,1460
  1. The elite clue scroll drop rate increases to 1/4 with the completion of the elite combat achievements.
  2. Brimstone keys are only dropped if killed on a Slayer task given by Konar quo Maten.

Combat Achievements[edit | edit source]

The following Combat Achievement tasks involve Skotizo.

Name Description Difficulty Category
Skotizo Adept Kill Skotizo once. Medium Kill count
Demonic Weakening Kill Skotizo with no altars active. Medium Mechanical
Demonbane Weaponry Kill Skotizo with a demonbane weapon equipped. Medium Restriction
Skotizo Veteran Kill Skotizo 10 times. Hard Kill count
Demon Evasion Kill Skotizo without taking any damage. Elite Perfection
Up for the Challenge Kill Skotizo without equipping a demonbane weapon. Elite Restriction
Precise Positioning Kill Skotizo with the final source of damage being a Chinchompa explosion. Master Restriction

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
16 June 2021
(update | poll)

Skotizo now drops infernal ashes in place of regular ashes.

4 May 2017
(update | poll)

Skotos and dark claws have been added as possible drops from Skotizo.

28 July 2016
(update | poll)

Skotizo's elite clue scroll drop rate increased from 1/50 to 1/5.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • "Skotízo" ("σκοτίζω") is Ancient Greek for darkening, referencing Skotizo's dark appearance and demonic nature.
  • Skotizo is the only monster that has the shield left half as part of his normal drop table; all other monsters that drop it do so indirectly via the rare drop table.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 30 June 2020. (Archived from the original on 24 July 2020.)
  2. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 3 January 2021. (Archived from the original on 3 January 2021.) Mod Ash: "The onyx and dragonstone are both on a sub-table of their own. The main table has a 1/100 chance of calling this sub-table. On the sub-table, it's a 1/10 chance of giving an onyx and a 9/10 chance of giving 10x banknoted dragonstones."
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 3 January 2021. (Archived from the original on 3 January 2021.) Mod Ash: "[Skotizo's] got a 1/128 chance of giving the full totem, and a 3/128 chance of giving a piece."