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All across Gielinor, even the most powerful adventurers will find strange beasts and weird spirits that defy ordinary combat methods. Whether through sorcery, armour or other, stranger means, these monsters are impervious to the attacks of those who have not trodden the path of the Slayer.
The Slayer skill allows you to kill those strange creatures that you may previously have thought immune to your attacks. Many of these creatures are ancient and greedy, and have amassed a great deal of wealth in their time. You'll find that by training your Slayer skill, you can earn great rewards.
The six heroes who remember the ancient art of the Slayer still exist within the world of Gielinor; these are the Slayer Masters. Located in Burthorpe, Morytania, Edgeville Dungeon, Zanaris, Shilo Village and the Ancient Cavern, each caters to different combat levels.
Some areas are filled with Slayer targets and can be very useful for training your Slayer skill.
|Monsters||Level Range||Monsters||Level Range|
|Taverley Slayer Dungeon||Lumbridge Swamp Dungeon|
|1 - 7||7 - 35|
|Dorgesh-Kaan South Dungeon||Pollnivneach Slayer Dungeon|
|7 - 39||10 - 70|
|Fremennik Slayer Dungeon||The Slayer Tower|
|10 - 78||5 - 85|
|Kuradal's Dungeon||Automaton Cave|
|75 - 90||67|
|Monastery of Ascension|
|81 - 95|
Getting Slayer Experience
Your Slayer Master will assign you a certain number of a type of monster to slay. By killing these monsters, you will gain experience in the Slayer skill. Each of the Slayer Masters has a different pool of creatures they will assign to you, each tailored to suit different levels of the skill.
A full list of the type of monsters you may be assigned to kill and how many you may be asked to slay can be found in Slayer Masters.
Often, you will discover that the monster you are instructed to slay is an 'ordinary' creature - one that requires no Slayer level to kill or any special equipment - other times, however, you will need to prepare for battle with specific equipment, which can be purchased from a Slayer Master.
All monsters tend to have weaknesses - even if it doesn't take a special item to finish them off for good - and these are listed, along with the monsters' combat and Slayer levels, on the Slayer Creatures page.
If you find that the assignment you have been given is too difficult, you can find an easier alternative by visiting Burthorpe and finding the Burthorpe Slayer Master, Turael. You will not be able to do this if your original task was assigned by Turael.
Once you've completed your assignment, you can get another by returning to a Slayer Master.
One creature can be blocked for every 50 Quest Points the player has (with the theory being that having more quest points allows for more monsters that the player may potentially wish to block. Players with 300 or more quest points can block up to 6 assignments.
- Normal - a contract for players who just feel like defeating the evil of the Tower
- Special - a contract that works alongside a slayer assignment in the Tower
Completing a Slayer assignment whilst carrying a Slayer contract or a Special slayer contract scroll in your inventory will grant you additional Slayer XP and, if you speak to Markus, an extra reward.
Note that normal contracts and assignments are separate in that a kill will not count towards both activities. If you prefer to complete the assignment before beginning your contract, place the Slayer contract in your bank. Special contracts are not separate, however.
You can start a special contract if you already have a normal contract, but not the other way around.
Main article: Slayer Tasks
Although it may seem that slayer masters only spend their time directing violent types towards the beasts of Gielinor, they are, in fact, highly focused individuals dedicated to their areas of expertise.
Each master has a side project in progress: be it training adventurers, researching the vulnerabilities of a troublesome beast or pursuing a vendetta against an old foe.
These often require fieldwork, however, and there are opportunities aplenty for an intrepid slayer to help out.
Those who perform several consecutive assignments for a particular slayer master have the chance of being offered a special task, where the master will ask for help with his or her pet project.
These tasks are optional and may be declined in favour of a regular slayer assignment; however, those who take the time to complete these tasks will find that the rewards - Slayer XP and Slayer reward points - are worth it.
Slayer allows you to complete your tasks with another player. To access this aspect of the Slayer skill, you must have completed at least one task, one of which must be the Gelatinous abomination Slayer task available through the Troll Warzone.
To group with another player, you will need to click "Give me co-op Slayer options" on an Enchanted gem (right-click) or a Ring of slaying (right-click > choose "Rub" > choose "Nowhere. Give me Slayer options.").
Depending on your current status, the options will be shown as such:
- Invite player: If you are not in a group, select this option to invite another player to your group. The other player must be online, must not have a pending invite, must not be in a group already, and must not have the same Slayer task as you. Also, If both of you have different tasks (even if it's only the number of kills needed), the invite will not be sent.
- Cancel pending invitation: If you have sent an invitation to another player to join your group. Clicking this will cancel the invitation.
- View invitation: If you have been sent an invitation to join a group, click here to view it.
- Leave group: If you are in a group, click this option to leave it.
If an option is not relevant for you, it will appear grayed out, as shown in the image to the right.
To accept an invitation, you must use the "View invitation" option on the Co-op Slayer interface.
While in a group, Slayer Masters will no longer give out challenges and only the player who gets a task will have their blocked tasks considered.
The number of creatures you have killed will work differently as you are now working with another player. While you are both within the same area, kills will be shared however, if you move too far away, your kill counts will only be affected individually. This means that your kill counters can become out of synch, and one player can finish the task before another.
If you finish the task before your friend, you will no longer receive Slayer XP but will continue to contribute to their kill count if you are within the same area.
|Slayer Master||Slayer reward points|
|Mazchna / Achtryn||1|
|Duradel / Lapalok||15|
You will be offered a range of incentives for completing Slayer assignments.
For each assignment you complete for Mazchna, Vannaka, Chaeldar, Sumona or Duradel, you will receive a number of 'Slayer reward points', which can be traded in for a variety of rewards. You will not receive any reward if you have Turael or Spria change your task.
There is a restriction however: points are only awarded after you complete your fourth assignment, for instance, your first four tasks will earn you no points, but from the fifth task onwards you will receive points. If you have an assignment changed by Turael, you will have to complete another four tasks before you can earn points again.
The number of points you receive depends on the Slayer Master who assigns your tasks. You will also receive bonus points for every ten and fifty tasks you complete. Points earned are also halved until you have completed Smoking Kills.
If you are working in a group, points are assigned depending on how much you contribute to the kill count. If both players kill equal numbers, the points will be split down the middle, whereas if one player kills all of the creatures, they will receive all the points and their friend will receive none.
You can trade these points in with the Slayer Masters for a variety of equipment, Slayer experience, training and other handy rewards. You'll only be able to access the 'Co-op' tab of the rewards interface if you have completed the Smoking Kills quest (these rewards also use a separate points system explained below).
Co-op points are only assigned when you complete assignments as a group in Co-op Slayer. For every assignment you complete as a group, as long as you did at least half of the kills, you will be assigned a Co-op point. Which can be used to purchase special rewards.
Co-op points and Slayer reward points cannot be interchanged - you cannot purchase Freezy, for example, with Slayer reward points.
To view the rewards list, right-click on your Slayer Master and select 'Rewards'.
|50 casts of Magic Dart (50 and 450 )||35 Slayer reward points|
|50 Broad-tipped bolts||35 Slayer reward points|
|50 Broad arrows||35 Slayer reward points|
|Ring of slaying||75 Slayer reward points|
|Full slayer helm upgrade 1||100 Slayer reward points|
|250 XP||400 Slayer reward points|
|Full slayer helm upgrade 2||400 Slayer reward points|
|Full slayer helm upgrade 3||600 Slayer reward points|
|Persuade Kuradal to assign you aquanites||50 Slayer reward points|
|Persuade Kuradal to assign muspah ^||50 Slayer reward points|
|Persuade Kuradal to assign nihil ^||50 Slayer reward points|
|Fletch Broad arrows and Broad-tipped bolts||300 Slayer reward points|
|Craft rings of slaying||300 Slayer reward points|
|Deliver killing blows quicker||400 Slayer reward points|
|Craft Slayer helmets||400 Slayer reward points|
|Learn how to fuse rings to Full slayer helmets||500 Slayer reward points|
|Use a new technique against Ice strykewyrms||2000 Slayer reward points|
|Cancel assignment||30 Slayer reward points|
|Remove assignment (up to 6)||100 Slayer reward points|
|Remove a 7th assignment||350 Slayer reward points|
|Recharge ring of slaying or ferocious ring||10 Co-op points|
|Recharge a fused full slayer helmet||20 Co-op points|
|Ability to use food on your Slayer partner *||25 Co-op points|
|Ability to share portent of restoration +||30 Co-op points|
|Squidge||50 Co-op points|
|Ability to share teleports||60 Co-op points|
|Shared potion effects +||75 Co-op points|
|Freezy||100 Co-op points|
|Shared protective equipment||100 Co-op points|
|Jungle skin for Freezy||125 Co-op points|
|Desert skin for Freezy||125 Co-op points|
|Wilderness skin for Freezy||125 Co-op points|
|Runtstable||200 Co-op points|
* Can only be used within designated Slayer areas.
+ Co-op partners will receive half the effect. For potions, this includes all common types, including flasks, extremes and overloads. For overload potions however, the partner receives the full boost rather than half, but it only lasts half the time and the partner is not injured like the drinker is.
^This requires the completion of Fate of the Gods.
^Also dropped by Nex
Rare Slayer Creatures
If you have completed Rag and Bone Man, Fur 'n' Seek, and both of the Odd Old Man's wish lists, you will be able to face a creature known as the Skeletal horror. The first time you defeat it, you will receive 10,000 Slayer XP and 7,000 Prayer XP.
Once you've laid the Skeletal horror to rest, the Odd Old Man will lay out all of its bones and set about rebuilding it, and would be thankful for your help in defeating it again, one week later, so it doesn't get out and destroy the world.
You cannot be assigned to kill the Skeletal horror, but every time you do (after the first time) you will be awarded with 1,250 Slayer XP and 1,000 Prayer XP.
To make it easier on your legs, after completing Fur 'n' Seek, the Odd Old Man will enchant your Bone sack or Ram skull helm, giving it slightly better stats and the ability to teleport you to his shack, once a week.
You cannot be assigned to kill the Jade vine, but doing so will earn you a handy 2,500 Slayer experience. You will also receive a small amount of Woodcutting experience. Note, though, that you must attack it with a Woodcutting Hatchet and have Secateurs in your inventory.
You cannot be assigned to kill Bork, but doing so will give you 5000 Slayer XP on the first kill and 500 thereafter.
Boosting Experience Gain
|The small, medium, large and huge fallen stars can boost your XP gain depending on your level. To activate your bonus XP, you must click the star. Once the bonus XP has been added to your bonus XP pool, the star is removed from your inventory.|
|Dragon slayer gloves - available from the Fist of Guthix minigame - will, when worn, grant 15% more Slayer experience for each dragon killed and +10% to your Attack against dragons while on a Slayer assignment. They will crumble to dust after killing 1,000 dragons while on Slayer assignments. You need a Slayer level of 70 to wear these gloves|
|The slayer masks - won from Treasure Hunter - offer while worn, amongst other benefits, additional xp for killing the slayer creature that the mask depict. The additional xp is equivalent to the Slayer level required to fight the creature. This is given regardless of current assignment, and in addition to assignment and/or contract xp. The xp awarded by the mask can be boosted by items.|
Training Hints and Tips
- If you find it to difficult to kill the creature that you are assigned, train your combat to a higher level, or go and visit the Slayer master in Burthorpe to receive an easier assignment.
- Study the creatures' style of attack to find out the best equipment that you should use to the maximum effect.
- Stock up on good food and Prayer potions beforehand, so you will not be distracted from your training when in need of food or prayer points.
|The Slayer cape raises your Slayer level by 1 when equipped.|
|Drinking Slayer's respite will raise your Slayer level, temporarily, by 1. The mature version will raise it by 2.|
|A Wild pie can raise your Slayer level, temporarily, by 5 levels.|
|A yellow Spicy stew has a random chance to increase your Slayer level by up to 6 levels (or decrease it by the same).|
|When you begin slaying you will be given an Enchanted gem. You can use this to get in touch with your Slayer Master wherever you are in the world. You can use it to ask the Slayer Master questions regarding your assignment, such as how many more monsters you have left to kill or the best methods to go about slaying these creatures. To do this, just left-click on the Enchanted gem in your inventory.|
|A Combat bracelet will tell you how many monsters you have left every ten you kill. For example, if you have 110 monsters then get down to 100, the bracelet will inform you that you have 100 monsters left.|
|The Black mask increases your Attack and Strength by 15% while fighting monsters that have been given to you as a Slayer assignment.|
|The Focus sight increases your Ranged accuracy and Strength by 15% while fighting monsters that have been given to you as a Slayer assignment.|
|The Hexcrest increases your Magic accuracy and Strength by 15% while fighting monsters that have been given to you as a Slayer assignment.|
|The Slayer helmet increases your Attack and Strength by 15% while fighting monsters that have been given to you as a Slayer assignment.|
|The Salve amulet increases your Attack and Strength by 15% while fighting undead monsters.|
|The TokKul-Zo , while charged, grants a 10% damage bonus when fighting lava or obsidian creatures. This damage bonus stacks with the bonus of the Slayer helm and the Full slayer helmet.|
Frequently Asked Questions
1. I don't want to do my assignment!
Go to Turael in Burthorpe, north-west of Falador. If he thinks your assignment is too tough, he'll give you a different one. He'll only do this if your assignment is something he'd never set himself. After finishing the quest Smoking Kills you receive points for completing slayer assignments. These points can be used to cancel assignments once, or even forever!
If you have completed the quest "Smoking Kills" and have done five assignments since, it may also be a good idea to reset your assignment by using your slayer points. To do this, simply go to a slayer master and ask to redeem points.
2. Do all Slayer Masters set all kinds of monster as assignments?
No, certain monsters are only assigned by certain Slayer masters. Read the Slayer Masters article to find out what your Slayer Master might give you for an assignment.
3. What happens if another player is attacking the same NPC as me? Will I still get Slayer experience?
If two people are killing the same monster, both players will get the kill, but the experience will be halved. The player that does the most damage to the NPC will have the right to pick up the dropped items first.
Both the person who dealt the killing blow and the person who did the most damage will be counted as the slayer for the purposes of their kill counts (If you did both these things you will only count as having killed the creature once, though). The Slayer experience will be split evenly between the two players.
4. Why don't the Slayer monsters give any Slayer experience?
Slayer monsters will only give Slayer experience if you have been assigned to kill them.
5. My Slayer target is a shade, where can I find them?
Shades can be found in and around the sorry village of Mort'ton. Mort'ton is found south of Mort Myre Swamp. You will need to start the Nature Spirit quest in order to pass the gate south-west of Canifis.
6. I have been assigned to slay kalphites. Does this mean I will have to kill the Kalphite Queen?
The Kalphite Queen is just one of the monsters who belong to the kalphite family. If you have been assigned to slay kalphites, you can also kill Kalphite workers, guardians and soldiers. The Exiled Kalphite Hive also contains slayer monsters. You will gain Slayer experience for killing any of these kalphite monsters.
7. I have been assigned the task of killing elves. I am told that I can only reach the elves when I have done the Regicide quest.
This is not true, you only need to have started the quest to access the elves.
8. What special attack does the abyssal demon possess?
Abyssal demons have the power to teleport themselves, but more importantly they have the power to teleport the player next to them.
Please note, when fighting abyssal demons it is highly recommended that you turn auto-retaliate on.
9. What is the best method to slay a bloodveld or jelly?
10. Do creatures in Daemonheim count towards my slayer assignment?
All creatures within Daemonheim can count towards your current Slayer assignment. It is very useful to have a Slayer master assign you a monster commonly found in Daemonheim, as you will probably have to kill some in the first place.
11. Why can't I fight strykewyrms even though I have the Slayer level for them?
Strykewyrms are smarter than they appear, and can sense a lot about any creatures in their territory through subtle vibrations in the ground. It must be that only slayers who are specifically assigned to kill strykewyrms give off a subtle, possibly more tensed vibe, which the wyrms sense, and know to protect their territory from. Casual passers-by clearly aren't as invested in killing them, so the wyrms do not consider them a large enough threat to bother with.
12. How can I maximize my Slayer experience per hour?
Maximising Slayer experience per hour can be done by using things such as the Dwarf cannon set.
Slayer helmets and Black masks provide a nice bonus to accuracy and strength while fighting monsters and using familiars is also an excellent option. With 99 Summoning, a player can use the Steel titan which drastically subtracts assignment length.
In addition to this, using potions or prayers that increase the amount of damage you do will dramatically speeds up experience gained per hour. When doing this it is useful to have prayer increasing armor so that you use fewer prayer potions.
It is also important to know your foe's weaknesses. Use these weaknesses to your advantage!
13. What weapons do I use?
To level Slayer, you don't need a certain weapon. Some assignments you must bring certain items with you to help kill that monster (such as a Rock hammer to smash Gargoyles). The weapon you choose is based on your assignment, as is your armour.
Slayer Related Skills
The following skills help with the Slayer skill:
- Combat Skills - Higher Magic, Ranged, Attack, Defence and Strength levels will help you slay monsters quicker, or allow you to handle higher level monsters.
- Support Skills - Higher Prayer and Constitution levels can be the difference between success and defeat when pitched against tougher slayer targets.
- Artisan Skills - Higher Cooking and Herblore levels will let you create food and potions that can help you last that bit longer.
- Summoning - Using the Summoning skill, you'll find that there are a few familiars that might be useful for training your Slayer as many of them can fight alongside you.
- Dungeoneering - Though it is possible for members to train Slayer while Dungeoneering, it is one of the least represented skills within Daemonheim. You can gain Slayer XP if the creature you kill is part of your Slayer assignment.
Slayer Related Quests
For quests that give Slayer experience as a reward, please refer to the Quest Experience Rewards page.
Slayer Related Minigames
The following minigames help with the Slayer skill:
- TzHaar Fight Cave - If you've been set the TzHaar Fight Cave creatures as your Slayer assignment, you should try this minigame.
Slayer Related Distractions & Diversions
The following D&Ds help with the Slayer skill:
- Tears of Guthix (D&D) - If Slayer is your weakest skill, try the Tears of Guthix D&D.
- Demon Raids - If you have been set demons as your Slayer assignment, try this D&D.
- Goblin Raids - If you have been set goblins as your Slayer assignment, try this D&D.
- Troll Invasion - If you have been set trolls as your Slayer assignment, try the combat section of this D&D.
- Phoenix Lair - Those who have completed In Pyre Need will be able to face the Phoenix in this D&D.
Slayer Related Equipment
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