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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:

  • 12 Slayer points for every normal task
  • 60 for every 10th
  • 180 for every 50th
  • 300 for every 100th
  • 420 for every 250th
  • 600 for every 1,000th

Completing all of the elite tasks in the Western Provinces Diary will increase the Slayer points awarded by Nieve to match those of Duradel (15 per task, 75 per 10th, 225 per 50th, 375 per 100th, 525 per 250th, and 750 per 1,000th).

Useful fairy ring codes[edit | edit source]

Assignments[edit | edit source]

Monster Amount Slayer level Alternative(s) Task weight Unlock requirement
Aberrant spectre 120-185 (200-250) 60 Deviant spectres 6
Abyssal demon 120-185 (200-250) 85 None 9
Adamant dragon 3-7 (20-30) 1 None 2 Complete Dragon Slayer II
Ankou 50-90 (91-149) 1 Dark Ankou 5
Aviansie 120-185 (130-250) 1 Kree'arra, Flight Kilisa, Flockleader Geerin, Wingman Skree 6 Unlock Watch the birdy (80 points)
Black demons 120-185 (200-250) 1 Demonic gorillas, Balfrug Kreeyath, Porazdir, Skotizo 9
Black dragons 10-20 (40-60) 1 Baby black dragons, King Black Dragon, brutal black dragons (77 Slayer icon.png) 6 Start Dragon Slayer
Bloodvelds 120-185 (200-250) 50 Mutated Bloodveld 9
Blue dragons 120-185 1 Baby blue dragons, brutal blue dragons, Vorkath 4 Start Dragon Slayer
Boss[1] 3-35 Varies None 8 Unlock Like a boss (200 points)
Brine rat 120-185 47 None 3 Partially complete Olaf's Quest
Cave horror 120-180 (200-250) 58 None 5 Complete Cabin Fever
Cave kraken 100-120 (150-200) 87 Kraken 6
Dagannoth 120-185 1 Dagannoth spawn, Dagannoth fledgeling, Dagannoth Kings 8 Complete Horror from the Deep
Dark beasts 10-20 (100-149) 90 None 5 Start Mourning's Ends Part II
Dust devils 120-185 (200-250) 65 None 6 Start Desert Treasure
Elves 60-90 1 Elf warrior, mourner (Mourner Headquarters) 4 Start Regicide
Fire giants 120-185 1 None 9
Fossil Island Wyverns 20-60 (55-75) 66 Spitting, taloned and long-tailed wyvern (66 Slayer icon.png), Ancient Wyvern (82 Slayer icon.png) 5 Complete Bone Voyage
Gargoyles 120-185 (200-250) 75 Grotesque Guardians 6
Greater demons 120-185 (150-200) 1 K'ril Tsutsaroth, Tstanon Karlak, Skotizo 7
Hellhounds 120-185 1 Cerberus, Skeleton Hellhound, Greater Skeleton Hellhound 8
Iron dragons 30-60 (60-100) 1 None 5 Start Dragon Slayer
Kalphites 120-185 1 Kalphite worker, Kalphite soldier, Kalphite guardian, Kalphite Queen 9
Kurask 120-185 70 None 3
Lizardmen 90-120 1 Lizardman brute, Lizardman shaman[2] 8 Unlock Reptile got ripped (75 points)
Minions of Scabaras 30-60 (130-170) 1 Scarabs, scarab swarms, locust riders, scarab mages 4 Complete Contact!
Mithril dragons 4-9 (20-40) 1 None 5 Unlock I hope you mith me (80 points) and Partially complete Barbarian Training
Mutated Zygomites 10-25 57 Ancient Zygomite 2 Complete Lost City
Nechryael 110-170 (200-250) 80 None 7
Red dragons 30-80 1 Baby red dragons, brutal red dragons 5 Start Dragon Slayer and Unlock Seeing red (50 points)
Rune dragon 3-6 (30-60) 1 None 2 Complete Dragon Slayer II
Skeletal Wyverns 5-15 (50-70) 72 None 5
Smoke devil 120-185 93 Thermonuclear smoke devil 7
Spiritual creatures 120-185 (181-250) 63 Spiritual ranger (63 Slayer icon.png), warrior (68 Slayer icon.png), mage (83 Slayer icon.png) 6 Complete Death Plateau and have 60 Strength or 60 Agility
Steel dragons 30-110 (40-60) 1 None 5 Start Dragon Slayer
Suqah 120-185 (185-250) 1 None 8 Partially complete Lunar Diplomacy
Trolls 120-185 1 Mountain troll, ice troll, Troll general 6
Turoth 120-185 55 None 3
TzHaar 110-180 1 TzTok-Jad[3], TzKal-Zuk[4] 10 Unlock Hot stuff (100 points)
Total task weight 236
  1. 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.
  2. 100% favour with the Shayzien House is required to kill lizardman shamans.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.