Skotizo/Strategies

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A player fighting Skotizo.

Like all demons, Skotizo is vulnerable to the powers of demonbane weapons. If currently on a black or greater demon task, Skotizo is also vulnerable to the Black mask/Slayer helmet benefits.

Generally, the best method to fight Skotizo is to use Arclight and wear armour with high Magic Defence (e.g. black dragonhide armour) while having Protect from Melee active so the only source of damage will be from Skotizo's Magic attacks. If the player can afford one, a Twisted bow is the most effective weapon for Skotizo, and it can be used at range while praying Protect from Magic to take no damage. A Dragon warhammer is also helpful for the fight for its special effect, but players without one may use their Arclight special attack for similar results.

At any time during the fight, Skotizo will randomly activate the Awakened Altars found in the north, south, east and west central areas of the room. These Altars, which have 100 Hitpoints each, increase its Defence and apply a damage reduction effect while activated. It is best to take them out whenever two or more are present as they will drastically increase its Defence and reduce damage by up to 60% with Arclight and up to 100% with other weapons (15% and 25% per tower respectively). When travelling to disable the Awakened Altars, the player should temporarily switch to Protect from Magic, as Skotizo does not close in to use melee attacks. Arclight will instantly disable them in one hit regardless of the player's stats and gear. Stamina potions are advised since you will have to run around to disable the Altars. Note that having an Arclight equipped or in a player's inventory will cause more altars to spawn. For this reason players looking to save on stamina potions or just prefer less running might not want to use the Arclight. Toxic blowpipe is a great weapon against the altars in case the player does not have Arclight.

If you do not have access to an Arclight, then you should wait until all the altars spawn, get each one to low health and then try to kill them within quick succession. If you kill them in this way, they will NOT be summoned again.

After half of Skotizo's health is depleted, it may summon three reanimated demon spawns or a Dark Ankou to aid it. If the player is using Protect from Melee, they will pose no threat. If the minions are slain, Skotizo may summon them again. As such, fighting the minions provides no benefit, so the player should instead focus on Skotizo and the Altars.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Recommended equipment for Melee
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadSlayer helmet.pngSlayer helmet or Black mask.pngBlack mask (if on task, imbue optional)Neitiznot faceguard.pngNeitiznot faceguardHelm of neitiznot.pngHelm of neitiznotBerserker helm.pngBerserker helm / Obsidian helmet.pngObsidian helmet / Void melee helm.pngVoid melee helm (if using void)Warrior helm.pngWarrior helm / Fighter hat.pngFighter hat
NeckAmulet of torture.pngAmulet of tortureAmulet of fury.pngAmulet of furyAmulet of glory.pngAmulet of gloryAmulet of power.pngAmulet of powerAmulet of strength.pngAmulet of strength
BackInfernal cape.pngInfernal capeFire cape.pngFire capeArdougne cloak 4.pngArdougne cloak 4Max cape.pngMax cape / Hitpoints cape.pngHitpoints capeArdougne cloak 3.pngArdougne cloak 3
BodyKaril's leathertop.pngKaril's leathertopBandos chestplate.pngBandos chestplateFighter torso.pngFighter torsoObsidian platebody.pngObsidian platebody / Elite void top.pngElite void top / Void knight top.pngVoid knight top (if using void)Blessed body.gifBlessed body / Black d'hide body.pngBlack d'hide body
LegsBandos tassets.pngBandos tassetsObsidian platelegs.pngObsidian platelegsElite void robe.pngElite void robe / Void knight robe.pngVoid knight robe (if using void)Karil's leatherskirt.pngKaril's leatherskirtBlessed chaps.gifBlessed chaps / Black d'hide chaps.pngBlack d'hide chaps
WeaponArclight.pngArclightScythe of vitur.pngScythe of viturGhrazi rapier.pngGhrazi rapier / Blade of saeldor.pngBlade of saeldor / Inquisitor's mace.pngInquisitor's maceAbyssal tentacle.pngAbyssal tentacleAbyssal whip.pngAbyssal whip
ShieldAvernic defender.pngAvernic defenderDragon defender.pngDragon defenderRune defender.pngRune defenderAdamant defender.pngAdamant defender / Dragonfire shield.pngDragonfire shieldMithril defender.pngMithril defender
Ammo/SpellRada's blessing 4.pngRada's blessing 4God blessing.gifGod blessing / Rada's blessing 3.pngRada's blessing 3 / Rada's blessing 2.pngRada's blessing 2N/AN/AN/A
GlovesFerocious gloves.pngFerocious glovesBarrows gloves.pngBarrows glovesVoid knight gloves.pngVoid knight gloves (if using void)Dragon gloves.pngDragon gloves / Regen bracelet.pngRegen braceletRune gloves.pngRune gloves / Combat bracelet.pngCombat bracelet
BootsPrimordial boots.pngPrimordial bootsDragon boots.pngDragon boots / Spiked manacles.pngSpiked manaclesGranite boots.pngGranite boots / Guardian boots.pngGuardian bootsRune boots.pngRune boots / Climbing boots.pngClimbing bootsAdamant boots.pngAdamant boots
RingBrimstone ring.pngBrimstone ringBerserker ring (i).pngBerserker ring (i)Ring of suffering (i).pngRing of suffering (i)Warrior ring (i).pngWarrior ring (i)Ring of the gods (i).pngRing of the gods (i)
Special attackDragon warhammer.pngDragon warhammerArclight.pngArclightBandos godsword.pngBandos godswordDragon claws.pngDragon clawsDragon dagger.pngDragon dagger

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Dragon warhammer.pngDivine super combat potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).png
Manta ray.pngManta ray.pngManta ray.pngManta ray.png
Manta ray.pngManta ray.pngManta ray.pngManta ray.png
Manta ray.pngManta ray.pngManta ray.pngManta ray.png
Manta ray.pngManta ray.pngManta ray.pngManta ray.png
Manta ray.pngManta ray.pngManta ray.pngManta ray.png
Teleport to house (tablet).pngStamina potion(4).pngManta ray.pngDark totem.png

Ranging is recommended over melee with a twisted bow. Other ranged weapons are less effective than arclight, but may alternatively be used by pures or to take no damage from Skotizo's melee attacks.

Recommended equipment for Ranged
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadSlayer helmet (i).pngSlayer helmet (i) or Black mask (i).pngBlack mask (i) (if on task)Armadyl helmet.pngArmadyl helmetBlessed coif.gifBlessed coifVoid ranger helm.pngVoid ranger helm (if using void)Archer helm.pngArcher helm
NeckNecklace of anguish.pngNecklace of anguishAmulet of fury.pngAmulet of furyAmulet of glory.pngAmulet of gloryAmulet of power.pngAmulet of powerAmulet of defence.pngAmulet of defence
BackAva's assembler.pngAva's assemblerAva's accumulator.pngAva's accumulatorAva's attractor.pngAva's attractorMax cape.pngMax cape / Ranging cape(t).pngRanging cape(t)Infernal cape.pngInfernal cape
BodyArmadyl chestplate.pngArmadyl chestplateBlessed body.gifBlessed body / Black d'hide body.pngBlack d'hide bodyElite void top.pngElite void top / Void knight top.pngVoid knight top (if using void)Red d'hide body.pngRed d'hide bodyBlue d'hide body.pngBlue d'hide body
LegsArmadyl chainskirt.pngArmadyl chainskirtBlessed chaps.gifBlessed chaps / Black d'hide chaps.pngBlack d'hide chapsElite void robe.pngElite void robe / Void knight robe.pngVoid knight robe (if using void)Red d'hide chaps.pngRed d'hide chapsBlue d'hide chaps.pngBlue d'hide chaps
WeaponTwisted bow.pngTwisted bowToxic blowpipe.pngToxic blowpipeArmadyl crossbow.pngArmadyl crossbowDragon crossbow.pngDragon crossbowRune crossbow.pngRune crossbow
ShieldNone if using twisted bow/blowpipeTwisted buckler.pngTwisted bucklerOdium ward.pngOdium wardBook of law.pngBook of lawUnholy book.pngUnholy book
Ammo/SpellDragon arrow 5.pngDragon arrow / Dragon dart.pngDragon dart / Diamond dragon bolts (e) 5.pngDiamond dragon bolts (e)Amethyst arrow 5.pngAmethyst arrow / Rune dart.pngRune dart / Diamond bolts 5.pngDiamond bolts (e)Rune arrow 5.pngRune arrow / Adamant dart.pngAdamant dart / Broad bolts 5.pngBroad boltsRada's blessing 4.pngRada's blessing 4 (if using blowpipe)God blessing.gifGod blessing / Rada's blessing 3.pngRada's blessing 3 / Rada's blessing 2.pngRada's blessing 2 (if using blowpipe)
GlovesBarrows gloves.pngBarrows glovesBlack d'hide vambraces.pngBlack d'hide vambraces / Ranger gloves.pngRanger glovesDragon gloves.pngDragon glovesRune gloves.pngRune glovesAdamant gloves.pngAdamant gloves / Void knight gloves.pngVoid knight gloves (if using void)
BootsPegasian boots.pngPegasian bootsRanger boots.pngRanger bootsBlessed boots.gifBlessed bootsBoots of brimstone.pngBoots of brimstoneSnakeskin boots.pngSnakeskin boots
RingArchers ring (i).pngArchers ring (i)Brimstone ring.pngBrimstone ringRing of the gods (i).pngRing of the gods (i)Ring of suffering (i).pngRing of suffering (i)Archers ring.pngArchers ring
Special attackDragon warhammer.pngDragon warhammerArclight.pngArclightBandos godsword.pngBandos godswordHeavy ballista.pngHeavy ballistaDragon claws.pngDragon claws

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Dragon warhammer.pngDivine bastion potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).png
Arclight.pngManta ray.pngManta ray.pngManta ray.png
Manta ray.pngManta ray.pngManta ray.pngManta ray.png
Manta ray.pngManta ray.pngManta ray.pngManta ray.png
Manta ray.pngManta ray.pngManta ray.pngManta ray.png
Manta ray.pngManta ray.pngManta ray.pngManta ray.png
Teleport to house (tablet).pngStamina potion(4).pngManta ray.pngDark totem.png