Commander Zilyana, while not being the strongest of the generals (having a max hit of 31), should not be underestimated, as not only are her attacks extremely accurate, she attacks at a speed of 8 (every 1.2 seconds), which can result in a very quick death. Therefore, it is not advised to tank her attacks (you would need a very high slash defence in order to do this); instead, simply run around and attack while drinking stamina potions to keep your run energy up. The boss room is very large, so you can fulfill this method very quickly. Zilyana's melee attack is directed at the player she is targeting, while her magic attack will hit everyone in the room. She can only use either of these attacks when she is in melee distance with the player she is targeting.
Zilyana will "pause" in movement for a few seconds whenever she uses her magic attack, buying a ranger some time to either flee or fit in some extra attacks. This, however, does not outright prevent Zilyana from attacking.
Verac's set is generally the best option for melee users, as it circumvents Zilyana's very high Defence. Otherwise, melee users should try to maximise their attack bonus in order to account for accuracy issues. In any event, it is still recommended for teams to consist of at least one ranger, as melee users cannot fight back when they are targeted.
Melee users can utilise either the Zamorak godsword's special attack to allow for easy retreats, or the Bandos godsword's special attack to reduce Zilyana's very high Defence level. Other special attacks may be successful; however, the superior accuracy of godsword special attacks makes them the most reliable in this scenario.
Use the hit-and-run tactic on Zilyana. Basically pull a Chris brown and smack her then run away like your running from the police. OR just buy osrs gold from ariba gold so you can buy all the gear and not worry about.
She will also be roaming around before players enter so make sure her minions are not near the door so they dont agro onto you straight away.
(Buy osrs gold from Ariba gold)
Saradomin's followers are rather strong and time consuming to defeat - consider using an ecumenical key.
If you choose to get killcount, attack spiritual warriors and mages, since they will often attack nearby Zamorakians. Other Saradominist minions (the knights, priests and spiritual rangers) should only be attacked if they are being attacked, as they aren't as aggressive towards Zamorakians.
You will need a Saradomin item and a Zamorak item to be fully protected from the NPCs in the encampment. Wearing blessed dragonhide armour is a convenient way to fulfill this requirement when using Ranged.
Solo rangers can alternatively use Protect from Missiles, as their armour is more able to resist the magic minion's attacks. However, this makes coming into contact with Zilyana even more dangerous.
Guthan's equipment can be used to heal on the minions, but it has the disadvantage of more weight.
Bones to Peaches can be used to extend trips; each kill rotation yields 32 Hitpoints worth of bones.
Before entering the room, make sure Zilyana and Starlight (Melee bodyguard) are very far from the door, so they do not attack you immediately upon entering.
70+ Agility (Required)
80+ Defence (90+ Recommended)
37+ Prayer (74+ Rigour)
Gear wise you should always aim for best in slot gear for your stats and bank wise if you can't afford any good gear you can buy osrs gold from Ariba gold you will also need diamond bolts but i would recommend twisted bow, full armadyl, dragon arrows. so you can maximize your trips and get the most out. if not then just use dhide and a crossbow with the bolts already mentioned
Inventory just bring a blowpipe to kill minions. a 1 click teleport to get out, 2-6 stam pots, 8-16 sara brews or sharks, 6-12 super restores, 1-2 range pots, ruby bolts for a spec
Drops you can get are a Saradomin sword 1/127, Armadyl Crossbow 1/508, Saradomin's Light 1/254, Saradomin hilt 1/508, godsword shard 1/2/3 are all 1/768 and the pet is 1/5000
Thank you so much for reading my guide for Commander Zilyana. I hope it helps you guys out i know it has for me knowing this kind of stuff. But you could just buy osrs gold from Ariba gold instead of risking your stuff here. Ariba Gold has better odds of getting Bank than Zilyana