For adventurers in Old School RuneScape, one of the thrilling challenges is taking on unique and powerful bosses. Among these formidable foes is Scorpia, a massive scorpion boss located in the Wilderness. Scorpia is known for its deadly attacks and valuable drops, making it a tempting target for slayers and adventurers alike. In this guide, we’ll delve into the strategies and tips you need to successfully defeat Scorpia and reap the rewards it has to offer.
Preparation is Key
Before venturing into the Wilderness to face Scorpia, thorough preparation is essential. Here are some key steps to ensure you’re well-equipped for the battle:
- Gear and Inventory: Melee or Ranged gear with high Defense bonuses is recommended. Bring food like sharks or brews, prayer potions, and an emergency teleport (like an Amulet of Glory) in case things go south.
- Protect Item Prayer: Activating the Protect Item prayer is a smart choice since it helps you keep your most valuable item if you die.
- Wilderness Diary: Completing the Elite Wilderness Diary gives you access to a shortcut that takes you directly to Scorpia’s lair, saving valuable time.
- Familiars and Familiar Scrolls: If you have a high Summoning level, consider bringing a familiar like a Steel Titan for additional damage.
Entering Scorpia’s Lair
Scorpia resides in a cave located in level 55 Wilderness, deep in the Wilderness Spider’s den. To access her lair, follow these steps:
- Teleport: Use the Amulet of Glory to teleport to the Wilderness Volcano.
- Travel North: Head north from the volcano, passing the Chaos Temple.
- Enter the Cave: Look for a narrow entrance in the rocks on the west side. Enter the cave, and you’ll find Scorpia’s lair inside.
Now that you’ve reached Scorpia’s lair, it’s time to engage in combat. Here’s what you need to know about facing this formidable boss:
- Prayer: Protect from Missiles is a must, as it reduces Scorpia’s Ranged attack damage. Additionally, you can use Protect Item to safeguard your most valuable possession.
- Minions: Scorpia has three guardian scorpions that will attack you during the fight. Deal with them first to reduce the incoming damage.
- Special Attack: Scorpia has a powerful special attack that can poison you. It’s essential to pay attention to her animation and move away when she starts to perform it. Antipoison potions or Serpentine Helm can help mitigate the poison damage.
- Attacking Scorpia: Focus on Scorpia while keeping an eye on her minions. Utilize your best combat rotation, and use protection prayers accordingly.
- Healing: Use food or brews when your health gets low. Prayer flicking (turning on and off Protect from Missiles) can save prayer points.
Drops and Rewards
Defeating Scorpia can yield some valuable rewards, including the Scorpia’s Offspring pet, the Odium Ward, and the Malediction Ward. Additionally, Scorpia is known for dropping the Scorpia’s Wilderness Task Scroll, which is required to complete Wilderness Slayer tasks.