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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.

A player fighting Skotizo.


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