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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.
Slayer Masters and slayer contract providers can be found by looking for the and icons on the world map. The portal that will take you to the reaper assignment provider can be found just north of the Draynor lodestone.
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
Slayer assignments are the main way that the Slayer skill can be leveled. Your Slayer Master will assign you a certain number of a type of monster 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.
Slayer Masters will sometimes offer challenges to those who have helped them over several consecutive assignments.
Main article: Slayer/Rewards
For each assignment you complete for your Slayer Masters 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.
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.
The two types of rewards points cannot be interchanged - you cannot purchase Freezy, for example, with Slayer reward points.
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 reward 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 - 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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