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The Slayer skill in action

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.

To begin training your Slayer skill, you should approach the Slayer tutor, Jacquelyn Manslaughter who can be found in the south end of Burthorpe.

Important Persons

The seven 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, the Ancient Cavern and Prifddinas, each caters to different combat levels.

Those who have completed the Smoking Kills quest, will discover a eighth Slayer Master who lives in Pollnivneach deep in the Kharidian Desert.

Players looking to get extra value for their Slayer assignments can visit Markus near The Slayer Tower.

Slayer Masters and slayer contract providers can be found by looking for the Slayer master and Slayer contracts 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 Members icon
1 - 7 Slayer 7 - 35 Slayer
Dorgesh-Kaan South Dungeon Members icon Pollnivneach Slayer Dungeon Members icon
7 - 39 Slayer 10 - 70 Slayer
Fremennik Slayer Dungeon Members icon The Slayer Tower Members icon
10 - 78 Slayer 5 - 85 Slayer
Kuradal's Dungeon Members icon Automaton Cave Members icon
75 - 90 Slayer 67 Slayer
Monastery of Ascension Members icon
81 - 95 Slayer

Getting Slayer Experience

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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.

If your assignment takes you into The Slayer Tower, you may wish to speak to Markus about his contracts. These contracts work alongside your assignment but offer better rewards.

If you prefer some more social slaying, the co-op mode may interest you. Your kills are shared meaning you can complete assignments quicker. You'll also earn co-op points as a reward.

The Grim Reaper can help you gain small amounts of Slayer experience by taking out bosses. To get started you should speak to Grim about his reaper assignments.


Main article: Slayer/Rewards

There are two types of reward points in the Slayer skill: Slayer reward points and co-op points.

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

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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 Bonesack or Ram skull helm, giving it slightly better stats and the ability to teleport you to his shack, once a week.

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If you have completed Back to my Roots, you will be able to grow a Jade vine in a Farming patch in East Ardougne. Should you let this plant go 'wild', it will grow into an impressive Slayer monster.

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.

Bork Members icon

If you have completed The Hunt for Surok miniquest, you will be able to make an attempt on Bork in the Chaos Tunnels.

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

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The small, medium, large and huge fallen stars Members icon 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.
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Dragon slayer gloves Members icon - 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
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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

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  • 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.

Slayer Boosts

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The Slayer cape Members icon raises your Slayer level by 1 when equipped.
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Drinking Slayer's respite Members icon will raise your Slayer level, temporarily, by 1. The mature version Members icon will raise it by 2.
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A Wild pie Members icon can raise your Slayer level, temporarily, by 5 levels.
A yellow Spicy stew Members icon has a random chance to increase your Slayer level by up to 6 levels (or decrease it by the same).

Useful Items

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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 Members icon 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.
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The Black mask Members icon increases your Attack and Strength by 15% while fighting monsters that have been given to you as a Slayer assignment.
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The Focus sight Members icon increases your Ranged accuracy and Strength by 15% while fighting monsters that have been given to you as a Slayer assignment.
The Hexcrest Members icon increases your Magic accuracy and Strength by 15% while fighting monsters that have been given to you as a Slayer assignment.
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The Slayer helmet Members icon increases your Attack and Strength by 15% while fighting monsters that have been given to you as a Slayer assignment.
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The Salve amulet Members icon increases your Attack and Strength by 15% while fighting undead monsters.
The TokKul-Zo Members icon, 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!

2. Do all Slayer Masters set all kinds of monster as assignments?

3. What happens if another player is attacking the same NPC as me? Will I still get Slayer experience?

4. Why don't the Slayer monsters give any Slayer experience?

5. My Slayer target is a shade, where can I find them?

6. I have been assigned to slay kalphites. Does this mean I will have to kill the Kalphite Queen?

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.

8. What special attack does the abyssal demon possess?

9. What is the best method to slay a bloodveld or jelly?

10. Do creatures in Daemonheim count towards my slayer assignment?

11. Why can't I fight strykewyrms even though I have the Slayer level for them?

12. How can I maximize my Slayer experience per hour?

13. What weapons do I use?

See Also

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 Members icon - 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 Members icon - If Slayer is your weakest skill, try the Tears of Guthix D&D.
  • Demon Raids Members icon - If you have been set demons as your Slayer assignment, try this D&D.
  • Goblin Raids Members icon - If you have been set goblins as your Slayer assignment, try this D&D.
  • Troll Invasion Members icon - If you have been set trolls as your Slayer assignment, try the combat section of this D&D.
  • Phoenix Lair Members icon - 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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