Like all demons, it is vulnerable to the powers of Silverlight, Darklight, and Arclight. 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 increase its Defence while activated, and have 100 Hitpoints each. It is best to take them out whenever two or more are present as they will drastically increase its Defence. 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. The Arclight will instantly disable them in one hit regardless of the player's stats and gear. Stamina potions are advised due to having to run around the room in order to disable the Altars. Toxic blowpipe is a great weapon against the altars in case if the player does not have Arclight.

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.

Warning: If the player dies in Skotizo's area, there is absolutely no way to retrieve items lost on death! Should the player need to leave, they can either teleport out or use one of the four portals in the corners of the boss chamber.

Fighting Skotizo

A player fighting Skotizo.


Recommended equipment for Melee
Slot Item (most effective → least effective)
Head slot Slayer helmet Slayer helmet or Black mask Black mask (if on task, imbue optional) Void melee helm Void melee helm (if using void) Helm of neitiznot Helm of neitiznot Justiciar faceguard Justiciar faceguard Verac's helm Verac's helm
Neck slot Amulet of torture Amulet of torture Amulet of fury Amulet of fury Amulet of glory Amulet of glory N/A N/A
Cape slot Infernal cape Infernal cape Fire cape Fire cape Ardougne cloak 4 Ardougne cloak 4 Max cape Max cape / Hitpoints cape Hitpoints cape Ardougne cloak 3 Ardougne cloak 3
Torso slot Karil's leathertop Karil's leathertop Bandos chestplate Bandos chestplate Elite void top Elite void top / Void knight top Void knight top (if using void) Fighter torso Fighter torso Black d'hide body Black d'hide body
Legs slot Bandos tassets Bandos tassets Obsidian platelegs Obsidian platelegs Elite void robe Elite void robe / Void knight robe Void knight robe (if using void) Karil's leatherskirt Karil's leatherskirt Black d'hide chaps Black d'hide chaps
Weapon slot Arclight Arclight Scythe of vitur Scythe of vitur Ghrazi rapier Ghrazi rapier Abyssal tentacle Abyssal tentacle Abyssal whip Abyssal whip
Shield slot Avernic defender Avernic defender Dragon defender Dragon defender Dragonfire shield Dragonfire shield Rune defender Rune defender N/A
Gloves slot Barrows gloves Barrows gloves Void knight gloves Void knight gloves (if using void) Rune gloves Rune gloves Regen bracelet Regen bracelet Combat bracelet Combat bracelet
Boots slot Primordial boots Primordial boots Dragon boots Dragon boots Rune boots Rune boots Climbing boots Climbing boots Guardian boots Guardian boots
Ring slot Berserker ring (i) Berserker ring (i) Ring of suffering (i) Ring of suffering (i) Warrior ring (i) Warrior ring (i) Ring of the gods (i) Ring of the gods (i) N/A
Special attack orb Dragon warhammer Dragon warhammer Arclight Arclight Bandos godsword Bandos godsword Dragon claws Dragon claws Dragon dagger Dragon dagger


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