This will be a pretty simple guide on soloing Commander Zilyana using ranged combat. With optimal gear and a bit of practice you can get quite a few kills per trip, and it actually isn’t very difficult. If you’ve ever tried my Bandos Mage Solo Guide, you’ll find this 5x easier. The strategy can be done with worse gear and stats than I list, but it won’t be efficient. I only recommend going with worse stats/gear if you’re really just trying to get 1 kill for a diary or something or if you’re going with a team.
The basic strategy is very simple. All you’re going to do is pray mage and run clockwise (Or counter-clockwise. It doesn’t really matter but I prefer clockwise.) around the room while stopping every few seconds to fire an arrow at Zilyana.
The First Kill:
For the first kill I recommend waiting until Zilyana is a far away from the door before going in. Honestly, it doesn’t matter that much though. You can just pray melee and run in if you want and you should be fine. Once you’re inside and at a decent enough range from Zilyana start praying mage and start running around the room clockwise. The goal is to run from corner to corner along the edges. You can usually get 2-3 shots at Zilyana in per wall. Generally you’ll want to run about half way, shoot, run the rest of the way to the corner, shoot again, then rinse and repeat. Until you’ve gotten used to it I recommend just going for 2 shots per wall. Once you’ve gotten comfortable you’ll be able to recognize when you have enough time for another shot and it’ll be self explanatory. Until then just don’t bother and keep it simple.
The only difference after the first kill is that you’ll want to hang out in the south-western corner while you wait for Zilyana to spawn. This will give you the most distance between yourself and Zilyana. Aside from that just follow the same steps as the first kill.
It is REALLY important to bring stamina potions. Do not forget! I’ve forgotten them more times than I’d like to admit…