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Nieve is the second-to-highest level Slayer master, behind Duradel. She is located in the Tree Gnome Stronghold, next to the Stronghold Slayer Cave near the magic trees and the southern bank. She only assigns tasks to players with a combat level of at least 85.

Nieve wields a Zamorakian hasta, full Bandos armour, an amulet of fury, a pirate's hook, an elysian spirit shield, and a fire cape. She has made an appearance with a cave kraken in Prifddinas during Old School RuneScape's first birthday event along with other NPCs.

Treasure Trails[edit | edit source]

Nieve is the solution to the medium anagram clue: I EVEN. The answer to her challenge is 2.

Nieve's family[edit | edit source]

Nieve has many cousins, all of whom operate slayer task only areas, like her. Steve resides in the Asgarnia Ice Dungeon and controls the upper level in the Skeletal Wyvern area. Slieve and Eve operate out of the Taverley Dungeon, controlling the Black and Blue dragon areas, respectively. Lieve McCracken oversees Kraken Cove. Hieve runs a separate metal dragon area in the Brimhaven Dungeon, and is the older brother of Pieve and Steve. Lastly, Nieve's uncle Breive maintains the Smoke Devil Dungeon.

After Monkey Madness II, Steve moves to the Gnome Stronghold and takes over Nieve's role, and Pieve takes over Steve's role in the Asgarnian Ice Dungeon.

Monkey Madness II[edit | edit source]

In Monkey Madness II, she is recruited by the player to stop Glough and his experiments from running amok after his airship crashed north of the Tree Gnome Stronghold. Nieve helps the player against the tortured gorillas invading the Stronghold.

Nieve is killed by a collapsing boulder.

After the 10th Squad secures the Stronghold, she, along with the player, pursue Glough in the Crash Site Cavern, where she assists the player in defeating Glough's tortured and demonic gorillas. She is ultimately killed by a mutated Glough when he knocks her back to a wall, causing a boulder to fall and crush her.

Nieve's gravestone found at the exit that leads to the crash site.

After the quest, her gravestone can be found between the small swamp and the Grand Tree's north-western entrance, next to the exit that leads to the Crash Site Cavern. Her gravestone also functions as the player's kill count for tortured and demonic gorillas. Her younger cousin, Steve, replaces her as the Slayer Master, and Pieve replaces her brother at the Asgarnian Ice Dungeon.

Slayer points[edit | edit source]

Players can receive Slayer reward points for completing Slayer assignments—this is based on how many tasks players have accomplished in a row. Completion of a task assigned by Nieve will grant you a varying amount of points, depending if players have completed the Western Provinces Diary, which is increased to match those of Duradel.

Task interval Points given Points given
Every task 12 15
Every 10th 60 75
Every 50th 180 225
Every 100th 300 375
Every 250th 420 525
Every 1,000th 600 750

Useful fairy ring codes[edit | edit source]

Assignments[edit | edit source]

Monster Amount Slayer level Alternative(s) Task weight
Aberrant spectre 120-185 60 Deviant spectres 6
Abyssal demon 120-185 85 None 9
Adamant dragon[1] 3-7 1 None 2
Ankou 50-90 1 Dark Ankou 5
Aviansie[2] 120-185 1 Kree'arra, Flight Kilisa, Flockleader Geerin, Wingman Skree 6
Black demons 120-185 1 Demonic gorillas, Balfrug Kreeyath, Porazdir, Skotizo 9
Black dragons[3] 10-20 1 Baby black dragons, King Black Dragon, brutal black dragons (77 SlayerSlayer icon.png) 6
Bloodvelds 120-185 50 Mutated Bloodveld 9
Blue dragons[3] 120-185 1 Baby blue dragons, brutal blue dragons, Vorkath 4
Boss[4][5] 3-35 Varies None 8
Brine rat[6] 120-185 47 None 3
Cave horror[7] 120-180 58 None 5
Cave kraken 100-120 87 Kraken 6
Dagannoth[8] 120-185 1 Dagannoth spawn, Dagannoth fledgeling, Dagannoth Kings 8
Dark beasts[9] 10-20 90 None 5
Drakes 30-95 84 None 7
Dust devils[10] 120-185 65 None 6
Elves[11] 60-90 1 Elf warrior, mourner (Mourner Headquarters) 4
Fire giants 120-185 1 None 9
Fossil Island Wyverns[12] 20-60 66 Spitting, taloned and long-tailed wyvern (66 SlayerSlayer icon.png), Ancient Wyvern (82 SlayerSlayer icon.png) 5
Gargoyles 120-185 75 Grotesque Guardians 6
Greater demons 120-185 1 K'ril Tsutsaroth, Tstanon Karlak, Skotizo 7
Hellhounds 120-185 1 Cerberus, Skeleton Hellhound, Greater Skeleton Hellhound 8
Iron dragons[3] 30-60 1 None 5
Kalphites 120-185 1 Kalphite worker, Kalphite soldier, Kalphite guardian, Kalphite Queen 9
Kurask 120-185 70 None 3
Lizardmen[13] 90-120 1 Lizardman brute, Lizardman shaman[14] 8
Minions of Scabaras[15] 30-60 1 Scarabs, scarab swarms, locust riders, scarab mages 4
Mithril dragons[16] 4-9 1 None 5
Mutated Zygomites[17] 10-25 57 Ancient Zygomite 2
Nechryael 110-170 80 None 7
Red dragons[3][18] 30-80 1 Baby red dragons, brutal red dragons 5
Rune dragon[1] 3-6 1 None 2
Skeletal Wyverns 5-15 72 None 5
Smoke devil 120-185 93 Thermonuclear smoke devil 7
Spiritual creatures[19] 120-185 63 Spiritual ranger (63 SlayerSlayer icon.png), warrior (68 SlayerSlayer icon.png), mage (83 SlayerSlayer icon.png) 6
Steel dragons[3] 30-110 1 None 5
Suqah[20] 120-185 1 None 8
Trolls 120-185 1 Mountain troll, ice troll, Troll general 6
Turoth 120-185 55 None 3
TzHaar[21] 110-180 1 TzTok-Jad[22], TzKal-Zuk[23] 10
Wyrms 80-145 62 None 7
Total task weight 250
  1. 1.0 1.1 Completion of Dragon Slayer II is required to receive these as a task.
  2. Only assigned to players who have unlocked the Watch the birdy ability via spending 80 Slayer reward points.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 The Dragon Slayer quest must be at least started to receive these as a task.
  4. Only assigned to players who have unlocked the Like a boss ability via spending 200 Slayer reward points
  5. The odds of getting a specific task from the boss category is much smaller than getting a normal task, since there are two rolls for that task: one roll for the boss task, and one roll for the specific task within the boss category.
  6. Olaf's Quest quest must be partially completed to receive these as a task.
  7. Completion of Cabin Fever is required to receive these as a task.
  8. Completion of Horror from the Deep is required to receive these as a task.
  9. Starting Mourning's Ends Part II is required to receive these as a task.
  10. Starting the Desert Treasure quest is required to receive these as a task in order to access Smokey Well.
  11. Starting Regicide is required to receive these as a task.
  12. Completion of Bone Voyage is required to receive these as a task.
  13. Only after paying 75 Slayer points to toggle on the ability to be assigned them, in addition to gaining at least 5% Shayzien favour. No favour is required for killing them in the Lizardman Settlement.
  14. 100% Shayzien favour is required to kill lizardman shamans.
  15. Completion of Contact! is required to receive these as a task.
  16. Only after paying 80 Slayer points to toggle on the ability to be assigned them. Also requires partial completion of Barbarian Training.
  17. Completion of Lost City is required to receive these as a task.
  18. Only after paying 50 Slayer points to toggle on the ability to be assigned them.
  19. Completion of Death Plateau, in addition to level 60 in Strength or Agility, is required to receive these as a task.
  20. Partial completion of Lunar Diplomacy is required to receive these as a task.
  21. Only after paying 100 Slayer reward points to toggle on the ability to be assigned them.
  22. Players may be given a chance to slay TzTok-Jad, giving 25,000 bonus Slayer experience as well as any experience gained throughout the cave.
  23. Players may be given a chance to slay TzKal-Zuk, provided they have already killed it once before, giving 100,000 bonus Slayer experience as well as any experience gained throughout the Inferno.

Increased task numbers[edit | edit source]

Unlocking abilities to increase your task numbers for certain Slayer monsters can be done by spending Slayer reward points from any Slayer master.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Prior to an update on 17 September 2015, Nieve did not wield an Elysian spirit shield. In addition, her old examine text was shared with other Slayer masters, which was "She looks dangerous!"
  • Originally, Nieve wore an onyx amulet. This was likely an oversight by the developers as it was later changed to an amulet of fury.
  • Nieve's examine text implies that she purchased some or all of her equipment on the Grand Exchange.
  • "Nieve" is an archaic Scottish term for a clenched fist. It also means "snow" in Spanish.
  • Nieve seems to be very skilled; she wears some of the most powerful equipment available to players and guards the Stronghold Slayer Cave. Furthermore, she is able to telepathically communicate with players inside the cave, preventing them from attacking monsters outside of their slayer assignments. This suggests that she has a scrying pool or some sort to watch the entire dungeon. Most of the monsters in the cave are also not found around the local area, suggesting that she may have captured them.
  • After completing all of the elite tasks in the Western Provinces Diary, the difference between Nieve and Duradel is that she assigns brine rats, turoths, and Scabarites and doesn't assign waterfiends.
  • After recruiting her during Monkey Madness II, Nieve is shown to have a combat level of 126.