[OSRS] GWD Zamorak Guide 2023

Guide to Zamorak God Wars Dungeon OSRS

Key Points

K'ril Tsutsaroth:

K'ril Tsutsaroth is the boss of the Zamorak Fortress in the God Wars Dungeon.

To access his chamber, players must have killed 40 zamorakians throughout the dungeon.

He uses melee and magic attacks, and his special attack can occasionally bypass the "Protect from Melee" prayer if players attempt to use it.

- Killing K'ril Tsutsaroth counts towards any Greater Demon Slayer task and allows players to benefit from the damage boost effects of a black mask or a Slayer helmet. He is also susceptible to the passive effect of the Arclight.

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Access to the Zamorak Fortress:

To access the Zamorak Fortress, players need a Life level of 70 to cross the river.

The player's prayer points are reduced to 0 when crossing the river, and the lighting is dimmed.

The darkness can be dispersed by consuming the "Saradomin Light," a drop from Commander Zilyana.

Zamorak's Minions:

- Within the Zamorak Fortress, several minions of Zamorak can be found, including spiritual mages, rangers, warriors, imps, bloodvelds, goraks, and hellhounds.

- The Fortress is the only one of the four god chambers that contains only Zamorak's minions, with no appearance of Saradomin, Armadyl, or Bandos followers.

It is important to note that facing K'ril Tsutsaroth and Zamorak's minions is a challenging activity that requires a well-prepared and coordinated team. Players must be ready to face magic and melee attacks and adapt to the lighting conditions within the Fortress. Joining an experienced team or a dedicated clan for this activity can greatly help in succeeding in this dungeon.

K'ril Tsutsaroth's Bodyguards:

K'ril's bodyguards attack from the three sides of the combat triangle: Balfrug Kreeyath uses precise magic attacks, Zakl'n Gritch uses precise ranged attacks, and Tstanon Karlak uses inaccurate melee attacks.

Shadow Effect in Zamorak Fortress:

The Zamorakian camp, including K'ril Tsutsaroth's chamber, appears shadowy and dark. The farther players venture, the darker it becomes.

This is a visual change and has no actual gameplay effects.

The shadow effect can be removed by consuming the "Saradomin Light," a drop from Commander Zilyana.

Mechanics of K'ril Tsutsaroth and his bodyguards in the Zamorak God Wars Dungeon.

K'ril's Attack Styles:

K'ril attacks with both magic and melee.

Melee Attack: K'ril strikes his target with his scimitars, dealing up to 46 damage. There is also a chance to inflict poison starting at 16 damage. He has a 2/3 chance to perform a melee attack.

Magic Attack: K'ril raises both scimitars in the air and strikes them down, releasing a magical shockwave at his target. This attack deals a minimum of 10 damage and a maximum of 30 damage if it hits. He has a 1/3 chance to perform this attack.

Both attacks are single-target.

Prayer Smash:

K'ril has a 1/9 chance to use this attack instead of a melee hit if his target is using "Protect from Melee" prayer.

He will shout "YARRRRRRR!" when using his Prayer Smash, dealing 35-49 damage and draining the current prayer points of his target by half.

There is no way to avoid this attack.

K'ril's Bodyguards:

K'ril is protected by three demons: Balfrug Kreeyath (magic bodyguard), Tstanon Karlak (melee bodyguard), and Zakl'n Gritch (ranged bodyguard).

Balfrug Kreeyath casts fire spells that deal up to 16 damage.

Tstanon Karlak uses melee attacks and can deal up to 15 damage.

Zakl'n Gritch launches snowballs that deal up to 21 damage.

The bodyguards will focus on a random player in the room when K'ril is killed, regardless of who dealt the killing blow.

It is essential to consider all these mechanics when facing K'ril Tsutsaroth and his bodyguards in the Zamorak Fortress. Coordination and effective communication with the team are key to success in this challenging battle.

General Strategy for Facing K'ril Tsutsaroth and His Bodyguards in the Zamorak Fortress:

Brave player faced K'ril Tsutsaroth and his minions

K'ril Tsutsaroth is a formidable enemy who attacks with both melee and magic. He has 340 Attack, 300 Strength, and 200 Magic, along with +160 melee accuracy and a +31 strength bonus. In defense, he has a Defense level of 270, with +80 stab, +130 slash, and +80 crush defense bonuses.

After defeating K'ril, his minions will focus on random players, requiring quick adaptation in combat. Players must adjust their protection prayers accordingly and focus on eliminating the minions attacking them. It is important to note that K'ril and his minions drop ashes, preventing the use of bones-to-peaches, so carefully managing hitpoints and bringing enough food and healing potions is crucial.

In group encounters, using Guthan's equipment is recommended as it allows players to heal while fighting enemies. In individual battles, Blood Barrage is a more effective option. When casting Blood Barrage, players should ensure that Tstanon is stacked on Zakl'n so that both demons are hit by the spell, thus optimizing the inflicted damage.

Bringing water runes (or a Kodai wand) is optional for Ice Barrage, but it can be useful to freeze Tstanon in place and reduce the need to alternate between ranged and melee prayers as frequently.

Since bones-to-peaches is not an option, it is advisable to bring runes for Boost Potion Share and Stat Restore Pot Share to extend trips when going in a team. For those not using lunar spells, the Ward of Arceus can help reduce the received damage, while the Death Charge increases special attack energy.

In a team, it is helpful (though not mandatory) for one or more players to focus on specific roles to maximize combat efficiency and group survival.


For tanks, facing K'ril Tsutsaroth in the Zamorak Fortress can be extremely dangerous when using "Protect from Melee." There is a very small but lethal possibility of taking incredibly high damage if K'ril's prayer hits the player at the same time or nearly simultaneously while Balfrug and Zakl'n also attack. For this reason, the tank must adopt a typical tank setup, similar to the one used against General Graardor.

However, there is an alternative for tanks, which involves focusing solely on defense against melee and ranged attacks, and using "Protect from Magic" to cover K'ril's magical weakness. By doing so, K'ril will be unable to use his devastating prayer attack, and Balfrug will become completely harmless, while Tstanon and Zakl'n will have difficulties hitting the player. This means that K'ril's melee attacks are the only ones to be taken into account as a tank.

A particularly favorable defensive setup is the use of a full set of Justiciar armor with Guardian boots. Although the player will miss out on the Slayer helmet bonuses during a Slayer task, the Justiciar armor provides the best melee defense. This armor can be combined with an elysian spirit shield or a dragonfire ward for very high defensive bonuses, complementing the set's passive damage reduction bonus, with the former adding to it. Glove and amulet slots are not as important for a defensive setup and should focus on improving the player's accuracy.

When facing K'ril Tsutsaroth, whether solo or in a team, the player must hit K'ril twice for every hit they receive to avoid the highest possible damage. This involves careful combat and stamina management. A player using Melee will be hit every 8 game ticks, while a player using Ranged with an Armadyl crossbow will be hit every 10 game ticks. In a solo scenario, using melee is practically the only viable option due to the higher damage per second of the Arclight compared to the Armadyl crossbow. However, in a team, using Ranged in combination with Armadyl armor can be considered for higher magical defense.

Recommended stats for tanks:

Hitpoints 90+

Defense 90+

Magic 85+

Attack 85+ and Strength 85+ or Ranged 85+

Prayer 70+


As an attacker in the fight against K'ril Tsutsaroth in the Zamorak Fortress, it is crucial to follow some guidelines for effective and safe combat:

1.Initial Positioning: At the start of the fight, all attackers should position themselves in one of the corners near the altar. This will allow them to be as far away as possible from where K'ril Tsutsaroth spawns, providing time to restore prayer before the boss respawns.

2.Wait for the Tank: Attackers should refrain from attacking K'ril Tsutsaroth until the tank has hit him first. This wait is especially important when the tank uses ranged attacks, as these take a bit longer to reach the boss compared to melee attacks. Once the tank has taken aggro, attackers can join the combat.

3.Proper Choice of Prayer and Armor: Since K'ril Tsutsaroth's attacks only hit the tank, attackers should pray against the minion that poses the greatest threat to their combat style. Additionally, they should use armor that reduces the damage from the minion opposite to the one they are praying against; this will help the tank deal with the damage from the other combat styles. Overall, this will result in attackers receiving relatively small amounts of damage during the fight, especially if they have high Defense.

4. Adjust Prayer if the Boss Focuses on You: If K'ril Tsutsaroth changes his focus to you, it is likely that the armor you are wearing is not suitable for tanking him. In this case, attackers using melee attacks should switch to "Protect from Magic," while those using ranged attacks should switch to "Protect from Melee."

5. Bring Antipoison++: All attackers should carry an antipoison++ in case they need to counteract poison during the fight. It is also important to have additional antipoisons to share with the tank in case they run out.

Recommended stats for attackers:

Hitpoints 80+

Defense 80+

Magic 75+

Attack 85+ and Strength 85+ or Ranged 85+

Prayer 70+


Below is a recommended gear and inventory setup for facing the mighty K'ril Tsutsaroth. You can refer to the provided image for reference.

Use the best armor with magic resistance such as Karil's set or Justiciar set, the Arclight for its increased damage against demons, or a weapon with good stab attack like the Zamorakian hasta, your best boots, Barrows gloves, and a necklace ranging from an amulet of glory to the Amulet of Blood Fury. Additionally, use the best shield you have or, alternatively, the dragon defender.

Efficient Gear to defeat K'ril Tsutsaroth


Special attack weapon (if not using Arclight)

3-4 combat potions

7-8 Super restore or Sanfew serum potions

1 antipoison++

4-5 Saradomin brews

Rune pouch with runes for casting Vengeance or Potion Share

Guthan's equipment for healing

Construction cape or house teleport tablet for escape

Some food: Manta rays, sharks, or Saradomin brews

Explorer's ring 4 (for high alching if not bringing runes)

Optimal inventory to fight K'ril Tsutsarothrunes for the blood barrage


K'ril Tsutsaroth is often killed for its valuable items and valuable drops. Some of the most sought-after and popular items obtained by defeating K'ril Tsutsaroth include:

1. Zamorakian spear: It is a melee weapon that stands out for its strong special attack, which can reduce the opponent's defense. It is highly valued by players focusing on melee combat.

2. Staff of the dead: It is a powerful magic staff that features a special ability to restore a portion of the player's life every time it deals damage. This makes it very useful for prolonged encounters and situations where constant health regeneration is needed.

3. Zamorakian hilt: It is a necessary component for creating the Zamorakian hasta, an extremely powerful melee weapon used in combat and highly valued in the game.

Below is a list of its unique drops:

K'ril Tsutsaroth Unique Drop Chart


In conclusion, K'ril Tsutsaroth is a powerful boss found in the Zamorak Fortress in Old School RuneScape's God Wars Dungeon. His chamber is filled with Zamorak's minions, and facing him requires careful strategy and coordination among players. K'ril attacks with melee and magic attacks, and his special attack can be devastating if "Protect from Melee" is used.

Players seeking to face K'ril Tsutsaroth must be prepared to handle his challenging mechanics and make the most of their strengths. Tanks should have an appropriate defensive setup and coordinate with attackers to distribute damage and avoid taking powerful hits. Attackers, in turn, must wait for the tank before joining the combat and adjust their prayers and armors according to the minion they are facing.

Despite the challenges, defeating K'ril Tsutsaroth is rewarding due to the valuable drops it leaves behind, including the Zamorakian spear, the staff of the dead, and the Zamorakian hilt. These items are highly sought-after and provide players with valuable resources to improve their equipment and wealth in the game.