Aberrant spectre

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This article is about the normal variant. For the stronger variant, see Deviant spectre. For the superior variant, see Abhorrent spectre.
Aberrant spectre icon.png

Aberrant spectres are Slayer monsters that require level 60 Slayer to kill. They frequently drop large amounts of grimy herbs and herb seeds. Because of this, bringing a herb sack and seed box when killing them is recommended.

Deviant spectres, found in the Catacombs of Kourend, can be killed in their place if you are assigned aberrant spectres.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Strengths and weaknesses[edit | edit source]

A nose peg or slayer helmet is required when fighting aberrant spectres; if you do not, they will use a special attack which will always hit, even through Prayer, and drain your combat stats extremely quickly. Boosts cannot be used to equip a nose peg so level 60 Slayer or a slayer helmet is required.

They attack using Magic, so the Protect from Magic prayer can be helpful, or players can wear dragonhide armour. Using a Salve amulet or Salve amulet (e) will give you a large advantage, since they are an undead monster. However, bonuses do not stack with a slayer helmet/black mask. It should also be noted that using Protect from Magic does not counter their stat-reducing abilities. 

Note: It is possible to use a dwarf multicannon inside the Stronghold Slayer Cave. This is recommended for fastest Slayer experience.

It's possible to safespot in the Slayer Tower by standing on the brick pile just west of the Agility chain shortcut and pulling spectres just in front of the suit of armour from the room south of the shortcut. A crossbow's rapid attack style will be able to target aberrant spectres from this distance, making it a very useful spot.

It is also possible to safespot one of the aberrant spectres by using the south-eastern corner of the wall of the staircase-room. This only works with Ranged or Magic, as there has to be at least six spaces between the player and the aberrant spectre before the player gets out of the spectre's attack range. It's not possible to use halberds or thrown weapons such as throwing knives and throwing axes without getting hit as their attack range is not long enough. In addition, the safespots are only usable when the spectres are non-aggressive due to nearby spectres attacking the player and preventing them from killing the trapped spectre.

Drops[edit | edit source]

Drop rates estimated based on 820,736 kills from the Old School RuneScape Wiki drop log project, unless otherwise cited.

The average Aberrant spectre kill is worth 2,507.03.

Weapons and armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Steel axe.png: Aberrant spectre drops Steel axe with rarity 3/128 in quantity 1Steel axe13/128113120
Mithril kiteshield.png: Aberrant spectre drops Mithril kiteshield with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Mithril kiteshield11/1289841,326
Lava battlestaff.png: Aberrant spectre drops Lava battlestaff with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Lava battlestaff11/1289,25310,200
Adamant platelegs.png: Aberrant spectre drops Adamant platelegs with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Adamant platelegs11/1283,5243,840
Rune full helm.png: Aberrant spectre drops Rune full helm with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Rune full helm11/12820,59421,120
Mystic robe bottom (dark).png: Aberrant spectre drops Mystic robe bottom (dark) with rarity 1/512 in quantity 1Mystic robe bottom (dark)11/51247,89948,000

Herbs[edit | edit source]

There is a 78/128 chance of rolling the herb drop table. When the drop table is rolled, there is an 11/26 chance of dropping 1 herb, 11/26 chance of dropping 2 herbs and a 4/26 chance of dropping 3 herbs, leading to an average of 1.73 herbs per roll.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Grimy guam leaf.png: Aberrant spectre drops Grimy guam leaf with rarity 1/6.6 in quantity 1-3Grimy guam leaf1–31/6.67-217-21
Grimy marrentill.png: Aberrant spectre drops Grimy marrentill with rarity 1/8.8 in quantity 1-3Grimy marrentill1–31/8.812-368-24
Grimy tarromin.png: Aberrant spectre drops Grimy tarromin with rarity 1/11.7 in quantity 1-3Grimy tarromin1–31/11.7110-3309-27
Grimy harralander.png: Aberrant spectre drops Grimy harralander with rarity 1/15 in quantity 1-3Grimy harralander1–31/15511-1,5339-27
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Aberrant spectre drops Grimy ranarr weed with rarity 1/19.1 in quantity 1-3Grimy ranarr weed1–31/19.110,370-31,11018-54
Grimy irit leaf.png: Aberrant spectre drops Grimy irit leaf with rarity 1/26.3 in quantity 1-3Grimy irit leaf1–31/26.3786-2,35810-30
Grimy avantoe.png: Aberrant spectre drops Grimy avantoe with rarity 1/35 in quantity 1-3Grimy avantoe1–31/351,605-4,81510-30
Grimy kwuarm.png: Aberrant spectre drops Grimy kwuarm with rarity 1/42 in quantity 1-3Grimy kwuarm1–31/421,249-3,74712-36
Grimy cadantine.png: Aberrant spectre drops Grimy cadantine with rarity 1/52.5 in quantity 1-3Grimy cadantine1–31/52.51,415-4,24513-39
Grimy lantadyme.png: Aberrant spectre drops Grimy lantadyme with rarity 1/70 in quantity 1-3Grimy lantadyme1–31/701,395-4,18513-39
Grimy dwarf weed.png: Aberrant spectre drops Grimy dwarf weed with rarity 1/70 in quantity 1-3Grimy dwarf weed1–31/70496-1,48814-42

Seeds[edit | edit source]

There is a 19/128 chance of rolling the rare seed drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Toadflax seed.png: Aberrant spectre drops Toadflax seed with rarity 1/34.1 in quantity 1Toadflax seed11/34.11,4346
Irit seed.png: Aberrant spectre drops Irit seed with rarity 1/50.1 in quantity 1Irit seed11/50.1593
Belladonna seed.png: Aberrant spectre drops Belladonna seed with rarity 1/51.7 in quantity 1Belladonna seed11/51.755106
Poison ivy seed.png: Aberrant spectre drops Poison ivy seed with rarity 1/72.9 in quantity 1Poison ivy seed11/72.91899
Avantoe seed.png: Aberrant spectre drops Avantoe seed with rarity 1/72.9 in quantity 1Avantoe seed11/72.97404
Cactus seed.png: Aberrant spectre drops Cactus seed with rarity 1/76.4 in quantity 1Cactus seed11/76.44159
Potato cactus seed.png: Aberrant spectre drops Potato cactus seed with rarity 1/106.9 in quantity 1Potato cactus seed11/106.93084
Kwuarm seed.png: Aberrant spectre drops Kwuarm seed with rarity 1/106.9 in quantity 1Kwuarm seed11/106.95006
Snapdragon seed.png: Aberrant spectre drops Snapdragon seed with rarity 1/160.3 in quantity 1Snapdragon seed11/160.373,68336
Cadantine seed.png: Aberrant spectre drops Cadantine seed with rarity 1/229.1 in quantity 1Cadantine seed11/229.19234
Lantadyme seed.png: Aberrant spectre drops Lantadyme seed with rarity 1/320.7 in quantity 1Lantadyme seed11/320.71,9305
Snape grass seed.png: Aberrant spectre drops Snape grass seed with rarity 1/400.8 in quantity 3Snape grass seed31/400.89,396168
Dwarf weed seed.png: Aberrant spectre drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity 1/534.5 in quantity 1Dwarf weed seed11/534.54333
Torstol seed.png: Aberrant spectre drops Torstol seed with rarity 1/801.7 in quantity 1Torstol seed11/801.754,70142

Coins[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_250.png: Aberrant spectre drops Coins with rarity 1/128 in quantity 460Coins4601/128460460

Gem drop table[edit | edit source]

There is a 5/128 chance of rolling the gem drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Uncut sapphire.png: Aberrant spectre drops Uncut sapphire with rarity 1/102.4 in quantity 1Uncut sapphire11/102.4; 1/52[d 1]43015
Uncut emerald.png: Aberrant spectre drops Uncut emerald with rarity 1/204.8 in quantity 1Uncut emerald11/204.8; 1/104[d 1]68930
Uncut ruby.png: Aberrant spectre drops Uncut ruby with rarity 1/409.6 in quantity 1Uncut ruby11/409.6; 1/208[d 1]1,29060
Chaos talisman.png: Aberrant spectre drops Chaos talisman with rarity 1/1,092.27 in quantity 1Chaos talisman11/1,092.27; 1/554.67[d 1][d 2]4962
Nature talisman.png: Aberrant spectre drops Nature talisman with rarity 1/1,092.27 in quantity 1Nature talisman11/1,092.27; 1/554.67[d 1][d 2]7242
Uncut diamond.png: Aberrant spectre drops Uncut diamond with rarity 1/1,638.4 in quantity 1Uncut diamond11/1,638.4; 1/832[d 1]2,723120
Loop half of key.png: Aberrant spectre drops Loop half of key with rarity 1/3,276.8 in quantity 1Loop half of key11/3,276.8; 1/1,664[d 1]9,72860
Tooth half of key.png: Aberrant spectre drops Tooth half of key with rarity 1/3,276.8 in quantity 1Tooth half of key11/3,276.8; 1/1,664[d 1]9,65160
Rune javelin.png: Aberrant spectre drops Rune javelin with rarity 1/3,276.8 in quantity 5Rune javelin51/3,276.8; 1/1,664[d 1]7751,200
Rune spear.png: Aberrant spectre drops Rune spear with rarity 1/52,428.8 in quantity 1Rune spear11/52,428.8; 1/3,120[d 1][d 3]11,91212,480
Shield left half.png: Aberrant spectre drops Shield left half with rarity 1/104,857.6 in quantity 1Shield left half11/104,857.6; 1/6,240[d 1][d 3]66,17866,000
Dragon spear.png: Aberrant spectre drops Dragon spear with rarity 1/139,810.13 in quantity 1Dragon spear11/139,810.13; 1/8,320[d 1][d 3]37,60037,440
  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 The drop rate of this item is increased when wearing a Ring of wealth.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The dropped talisman depends on the location where you kill this monster.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The Rune spear, Shield left half and Dragon spear will only be dropped if Legend's Quest has been started, or else a talisman will be dropped as a replacement.

Tertiary[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Clue scroll (elite).png: Aberrant spectre drops Clue scroll (elite) with rarity Always in quantity 1Clue scroll (elite)1Always[d 1]Not sold12
Reward casket (elite).png: Aberrant spectre drops Reward casket (elite) with rarity Always in quantity 1Reward casket (elite)1Always[d 1]Not sold30
Brimstone key.png: Aberrant spectre drops Brimstone key with rarity 1/103.2 in quantity 1Brimstone key11/103.2[d 2]Not soldN/A
Clue scroll (hard).png: Aberrant spectre drops Clue scroll (hard) with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Clue scroll (hard)11/128Not sold12
  1. 1.0 1.1 The elite clue scroll and casket are only dropped when completing a elite cryptic clue asking you to kill an Aberrant spectre
  2. Brimstone keys are only dropped if killed as a slayer assignment given by Konar quo Maten.