|Released||26 January 2005 (Update)|
|Examine||A very smelly ghost.|
14 (without a nose peg)
|Slayer XP||90 xp|
Aberrant spectres are Slayer monsters that require level 60 Slayer to kill. To avoid stat drain during combat with one, equip a nose peg or slayer helmet. They frequently drop large numbers of grimy herbs and herb seeds. Because of this, bringing a herb sack and seed box when killing them is recommended.
Locations[edit | edit source]
|Slayer Tower (1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US])||96||14||Maplink|
|Stronghold Slayer Cave||96||13||Maplink|
Strengths and weaknesses[edit | edit source]
Equipping 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 Protection Prayers, 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 magic resistant armour such as dragonhide. As an undead monster the Salve amulet or Salve amulet (e) can be worn for a damage and accuracy bonus when fighting them. The bonus from the salve amulet does not stack with a slayer helmet/black mask and when both are worn only the salve amulet effect applies.
It is 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 wait out the 10 minute hostility period with minimal risk by hiding beside the table in the north-west corner. You may be attacked occasionally, but it won't be often. This works well in connection with the safespotting /trapping process.
It is also possible to safespot one of the aberrant spectres by using the south-eastern corner of the wall of the staircase-room.
In the Stronghold Slayer Cave, they can be safespotted around a section of the cave wall in the middle of the eastern part of the dungeon.
All safespots only work with Ranged or Magic, since there must be at least six spaces between the player and the aberrant spectre to avoid their attack range. Halberds or thrown weapons such as throwing knives and throwing axes do not have a long enough attack range to safespot. In addition, these safespots are only usable when the spectres are non-aggressive, since nearby spectres will attack the player and prevent them from killing the trapped spectre.
Prayer info[edit | edit source]
|Prayer XP||18 xp|
Drops[edit | edit source]
Drop rates estimated based on 820,736 kills from the Drop Rate Project, unless otherwise cited.
The average Aberrant spectre kill is worth 2,159.78.
The average Aberrant spectre kill while on a Konar task is worth 3,320.27.
Weapons and armour[edit | edit source]
|Rune full helm||1||1/128||20,533||21,120|
|Mystic robe bottom (dark)||1||1/512||48,153||48,000|
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.
|Grimy guam leaf||1–3||1/6.6||19–57||7–21|
|Grimy ranarr weed||1–3||1/19.1||6,957–20,871||18–54|
|Grimy irit leaf||1–3||1/26.3||818–2,454||10–30|
|Grimy dwarf weed||1–3||1/70||870–2,610||14–42|
Seeds[edit | edit source]
There is a 19/128 chance of rolling the rare seed drop table.
|Poison ivy seed||1||1/72.3||22||99|
|Potato cactus seed||1||1/106||10||84|
|Snape grass seed||3||1/397.5||7,713||168|
|Dwarf weed seed||1||1/530||831||3|
Coins[edit | edit source]
Other[edit | edit source]
Gem drop table[edit | edit source]
There is a 5/128 chance of rolling the gem drop table.
|Nothing||N/A||1/51.29; Never[d 1]||N/A||N/A|
|Uncut sapphire||1||1/102.4; 1/52[d 2]||356||15|
|Uncut emerald||1||1/204.8; 1/104[d 2]||632||30|
|Uncut ruby||1||1/409.6; 1/208[d 2]||1,310||60|
|Chaos talisman||1||1/1,092.27; 1/554.67[d 2][d 3]||422||2|
|Nature talisman||1||1/1,092.27; 1/554.67[d 2][d 3]||1,056||2|
|Uncut diamond||1||1/1,638.4; 1/832[d 2]||2,728||120|
|Loop half of key||1||1/3,276.8; 1/1,664[d 2]||9,778||60|
|Tooth half of key||1||1/3,276.8; 1/1,664[d 2]||9,796||60|
|Rune javelin||5||1/3,276.8; 1/1,664[d 2]||890||1,200|
|Rune spear||1||1/52,428.8; 1/3,120[d 2][d 4]||11,874||12,480|
|Shield left half||1||1/104,857.6; 1/6,240[d 2][d 4]||65,353||66,000|
|Dragon spear||1||1/139,810.13; 1/8,320[d 2][d 4]||36,986||37,440|
- The "nothing" drop is removed while wearing a ring of wealth.
- The drop rate is increased while wearing a ring of wealth due to the "nothing" drop being removed.
- The talisman dropped depends on where the monster is located: monsters above ground level drop the nature talisman, and monsters below ground level drop the chaos talisman.
- Only dropped if Legends' Quest has been finished; if not, a talisman is dropped instead.
Tertiary[edit | edit source]
|Clue scroll (elite)||1||Always[d 1]||Not sold||12|
|Reward casket (elite)||1||Always[d 1]||Not sold||30|
|Brimstone key||1||1/82[d 2]||Not sold||N/A|
|Clue scroll (hard)||1||1/128[d 3]||Not sold||12|
- Only if you have an elite cryptic clue that requires you to kill an Aberrant spectre; in this case, it will drop the next step of the Treasure Trail (or a casket, if this was the last step).
- Brimstone keys are only dropped if killed as a Slayer task given by Konar quo Maten.
- The hard clue scroll drop rate increases to 1/121 with the completion of the hard combat achievements.
Combat Achievements[edit | edit source]
The following Combat Achievement tasks involve aberrant spectres.
|Noxious Foe||Kill an Aberrant Spectre.||Easy||Kill count|
Changes[edit | edit source]
|6 January 2021
(update | poll)
Abberant spectres were made into spectral creatures.
|28 April 2016
(update | poll)
More Aberrant Spectre spawns have been added to the Slayer Tower.
|24 April –
29 May 2007
The NPC was renamed from "Aberrant specter" to "Aberrant spectre".
References[edit | edit source]
- Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 23 March 2020. (Archived from the original on 23 March 2020.) Mod Ash: "Salve effects override the Slayer helm / black mask effects (because they're either identical or bigger). So you'll get bonuses for Void, then multiplied up by the Salve effect, then multiplied up again for the dragonbane bonus."