|Released||26 January 2005 (Update)|
as of 3 June 2022 - update
as of 1 June 2022 - update
Slayer is a skill that allows players to kill monsters that may otherwise be immune to damage. Players must visit a Slayer master, who will assign them a task to kill certain monsters based on the player's Combat level. Slayer experience is roughly equal to a slain monster's Hitpoints, and is awarded each time the player kills an assigned monster.
Many players primarily train Combat by completing Slayer tasks, as Combat experience is still given as normal while fighting Slayer monsters. Slayer is a very profitable skill to train, as high levelled Slayer monsters, such as Slayer bosses have a multitude of both rare and valuable drops.
The music that plays when levelling up.
The music that plays when levelling up and unlocking new content.
Introduction[edit | edit source]
To receive a Slayer task, players must visit one of nine Slayer masters throughout RuneScape. All but two Slayer masters have a Combat level requirement, and the final Slayer master also has a Slayer level requirement. The tasks assigned are generally appropriate for the Combat level of the player, assuming they use the highest level master available. Players may be assigned normal monsters to kill, or they may be assigned monsters that require the use of Slayer-specific items to deal damage or Slayer-specific armour to prevent stat reduction.
The Slayer equipment necessary to kill slayer monsters can be purchased from any slayer master. When you get your task, you can ask the master for advice on killing the assigned monsters, and they will tell you if special equipment is required. If no special equipment is necessary, they will give you other tips or advice such as if the monster is weak to poison or Magic.
One of the things the masters sell is an enchanted gem. Once you start training (this involves some begging from your chosen master), you get one for free. Afterwards, you can buy them for 1 coin each. These allow you to contact your Slayer master, ask for tips, ask who the monster is and where it is located, and most importantly, see how many monsters you still have to kill before completing the task. The gems cannot be used to get a new assignment; for that, you must see a master in person. An alternative to the gem is a combat bracelet, which will update the player every 10 kills while worn.
Players who have unlocked the Lunar Spells can also use the NPC Contact spell in order to receive a new assignment from a Slayer master of their choosing. The Slayer gems automatically put you through to the Slayer master who will be best for training you; this may not be the one who gave you the assignment. It is advised to use the master the Slayer gems contact you to.
The masters vary in the level of difficulty of their assignments; several of them require certain combat levels before you may get assignments from them. If you go to a Slayer master that is too hard for you, Turael in Burthorpe may consider giving you an easier assignment if the task is something that he doesn't normally assign. For example, if Duradel assigns you desert lizards, then Turael cannot change your task, as he too assigns desert lizards. All slayer masters can assign the same monsters as the masters below them; however, as their difficulty increases, there is a substantially higher chance of getting a more difficult monster. The masters are shown on the map with a yellow skull icon.
Note: Skipping assignments through Turael is not a recommended choice, as it's better to gain Slayer points from doing tasks in a row and spending it on blocking or skipping your current task without breaking your task streak, as Slayer points also allow you to buy useful items and perks.
Slayer masters[edit | edit source]
|Turael||None||South-east Burthorpe - Games necklace teleport or Hot-air balloon
Turael's tasks are simple, small, and easy to find. These assignments are excellent for the slayer with a low combat level, but his assignments yield such low experience that most players find him unsatisfactory.
However, Turael is willing to replace an assignment given by another Slayer master with an easier one, if the task to be replaced wouldn't normally be given by him (for example, he will replace a player's Black demon task but not a Crawling Hand task). This ability results in more players using his services than normally would.
|Spria||A Porcine of Interest Quest||Draynor Village - Amulet of glory teleport
Spria shares the same task list with Turael, though she cannot reset the player's current task streak.
|Krystilia||None||Edgeville - Amulet of glory teleport
Krystilia's tasks are monsters found within the Wilderness. Only monsters slain within the Wilderness count towards her tasks. She will assign players any task on her list without regard to the player's Combat level. Monsters killed during her tasks have the ability to drop slayer enchantments and Larran's keys to compensate for this.
Priest in Peril
|North-east Canifis on the bridge - Ectophial, fairy ring CKS or Kharyrll Teleport (can be via house)
Mazchna gives fairly easy tasks too, but sometimes he may give a very small amount of more difficult monsters. Mazchna also has the habit of giving assignments which can be completed very close to him, making it convenient to get new assignments once completed.
|Vannaka||40 Combat||Vannaka is one of the most popular Slayer masters. His tasks are usually suitable for slayers with medium and even high combat skills. He can also be found on Tutorial Island, where he is the Melee and Ranged combat teacher.|
|Zanaris Fairy Queen's court - fairy ring hub|
|Konar quo Maten||75 Combat||Mount Karuulm - fairy ring CIR then run north.
Additionally, when on a Slayer task assigned by Konar, all kills on task have a chance of dropping a Brimstone key, which opens the Brimstone chest beside Konar. The chance of getting this drop is scaled by the combat level of the NPC players are fighting, and the key is granted in addition to the primary drop you would receive.
|Nieve||85 Combat||Tree Gnome Stronghold, near the magic trees and the southern bank.
Nieve is the second most difficult slayer master. Her assignments are the same as Duradel's, except she doesn't assign waterfiends, but turoths instead (along with the number of monsters assigned per task).
|Shilo Village, top floor of the Fishing store - fairy ring CKR, Gnome glider, Karamja gloves 3 or the Shilo Village cart system|
Slayer equipment[edit | edit source]
|Level||Item||Cost from Slayer Equipment shop /
Other methods of obtaining
|1||Enchanted gem||1 coin|
|1||Expeditious bracelet||Cast Lvl-1 Enchant on an opal bracelet||
|1||Bracelet of slaughter||Cast Lvl-3 Enchant on a topaz bracelet||
|1||Black mask||Dropped by Cave horrors|
|1||Black mask (i)||Imbued version of the Black mask, costing 1,250,000 points at the Nightmare Zone|
|1||Slayer helmet (imbued)||Free, after purchasing the ability to make it for 400 Slayer reward points||
|1||Spiny helmet||650 coins|
|1||Granite boots||Dropped by wyverns in the Wyvern Cave|
|1||Shayzien armour||Dropped by soldiers at the Combat Ring in the Shayzien Encampment|
|20||Bag of salt||10 coins each||Finishing off Rock slugs (one per slug)|
|22||Ice cooler||1 coin each||Finishing off Desert lizards (one per lizard)|
|25||Mirror shield||5000 coins|
|32||Fishing explosive||60 coins|
|33||Unlit bug lantern||130 coins|
|35||Witchwood icon||900 coins||Protecting against Cave horrors|
|37||Insulated boots||200 coins||Protecting against Killerwatts|
|39||Slayer bell||150 coins||Luring Molanisks|
|42||Slayer gloves||200 coins||Protecting against Fever spiders|
|44||Boots of stone||200 coins||Protecting from the extreme heat of the floor of the Karuulm Slayer Dungeon|
|44||Boots of brimstone||Using a drake's claw on a pair of boots of stone|
|55||Leaf-bladed spear||31,000 coins|
|55||Leaf-bladed sword||Dropped by Turoths and Kurasks|
|55||Leaf-bladed battleaxe||Dropped by Kurasks|
|55||Slayer's staff||21,000 coins|
|55||Slayer's staff (e)||Using a Slayer's enchantment on a Slayer's staff||
||Killing Turoths and Kurasks|
|55||Broad bolts||250 bolts for 35 Slayer reward points||Killing Turoths and Kurasks|
|55||Broad arrowheads||55 coins||Fletching broad arrows, after purchasing the ability to do so, with 52 Fletching|
|55||Unfinished broad bolts||55 coins||Fletching broad-tipped bolts, after purchasing the ability to do so, with 55 Fletching|
|55||Broad arrowhead pack||5500 coins||A pack containing 100 broad arrowheads|
|55||Unfinished broad bolt pack||5500 coins||A pack containing 100 unfinished broad bolts|
|57||Fungicide spray||300 coins||Finishing off Mutated Zygomites (10 per refill)|
|57||Fungicide||10 coins each||Refilling Fungicide spray|
|60||Nose peg||200 coins||Protecting against Aberrant spectres|
|75||Rock hammer||500 coins||Finishing off Gargoyles (this item is not equippable)|
|75||Rock thrownhammer||200 coins||Finishing off Gargoyles (one per gargoyle - this item is not equippable)|
- Although the Facemask requires level 10 Slayer to equip, the player cannot hurt Dust devils until level 65 Slayer. Similarly, the Witchwood icon can be equipped at level 35 Slayer, but players cannot harm Cave horrors until level 58 Slayer. What's more odd is that the Nose peg can't be worn until 60 Slayer, but the Slayer helmet, which contains a Nose peg, can be worn at any level, as long as the person has sufficient Slayer reward points to buy the ability.
- Cannot be equipped and thus do not have a Slayer level requirement to use, but are only useful at these levels, as that is the level their respective monsters require.
Slayer monsters[edit | edit source]
Slayer-exclusive monsters[edit | edit source]
Some monsters can only be killed once players have reached a certain level in Slayer. Not all of them require special equipment.
Where to slay monsters[edit | edit source]
Note many assignments have alternate monsters that can be slayed instead.
Boss slayer[edit | edit source]
Players who have unlocked the Like a boss ability via spending 200 Slayer reward points can have Nieve/Steve, Duradel, Konar quo Maten or Krystilia (Wilderness only) assign them boss monsters in addition to the tasks they already assign. Slayer masters will check the requirements needed to access the boss; for example, if the player doesn't have 85 Slayer, they won't offer them an Abyssal Sire task. They will allow the player to decide the amount of bosses they wish to kill for that task, ranging from 3 to 35 (up to 36 for Barrows) per task.
Completing this type of assignment will always grant 5,000 Slayer experience after the task is complete. The following bosses can be assigned:
- Abyssal Sire
- Alchemical Hydra
- Barrows (Brothers only, not chests)
- Chaos Elemental
- Chaos Fanatic
- Commander Zilyana
- Crazy archaeologist
- Dagannoth Kings
- General Graardor
- Giant Mole
- Grotesque Guardians
- K'ril Tsutsaroth
- Kalphite Queen
- King Black Dragon
- Thermonuclear smoke devil
Slayer Partners[edit | edit source]
- This section details a discontinued feature and is kept here for historical purposes.
Slayer Partners were introduced to Old School RuneScape on 7 May 2015, which allows two players to work together on a Slayer assignment after inviting your partner to be your slayer partner by using an enchanted gem, slayer ring or slayer helmet on them. Take into consideration that both you and your partner need to have no task assigned to be able to partner up correctly, if you try to partner up whilst either one of you has a task it will not work.
There are a few restrictions to prevent players being given tasks that they should not get. You will only be given a slayer assignment that you have unlocked, have the Slayer and Combat level to complete and do not have blocked. If these criteria are not met then your partner will receive the task but you will not. You will be notified if this happens. Note that players that have unlocked TzTok-Jad and TzKal-Zuk will not be offered to slay him once instead of the number of TzHaar given if they are partnered.
Players can dismiss their slayer partner at any time by using an enchanted gem, slayer ring or slayer helm to open up the interface.
Ironman Mode players are unable to participate as a slayer partner.
Slayer reward points[edit | edit source]
On 12 December 2013, slayer reward points were released. Slayer reward points may be earned after having completed five tasks in a row without having a task changed by Turael. However, players may cancel a task by spending 30 points. Tip: You may want to use an expeditious bracelet to complete the first five tasks faster.
The rewards that can be bought with these points include unlocking new monsters as a Slayer task, a Slayer ring, the ability to combine all Slayer headgear into one item, the Slayer helmet, and even the ability to prevent players from being assigned a specific task forever.
Since getting good tasks worth keeping isn't guaranteed, it is suggested that players get their first four assignments from the Slayer master Turael, and then get any other assignments from higher masters like Duradel.
After getting five or more tasks in a row, Slayer masters will hand out points when players finish their tasks. The number of points varies as the difficulty of the Slayer master increases.
Every 10th, 50th, 100th, 250th, and 1,000th task, a special bonus is given to the player's slayer reward points, the bonuses also differ in points to each Slayer master. Whenever a task is done the player will be notified on what number task it is, and the total amount of points they have. This can help players plan to what slayer master they prefer to go next, to maximise the number of slayer reward points in the shortest amount of time.
|Master||Location||Points given per completed Task||Points per 10th||Points per 50th||Points per 100th||Points per 250th||Points per 1,000th|
|Turael||Burthorpe opposite the pub to the east||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Mazchna||North-east of Canifis||2||5||15||50||70||100|
|Vannaka||North-east area of Edgeville Dungeon||4||20||60||100||140||200|
|Chaeldar||Throne room in Zanaris||10||50||150||250||350||500|
|Nieve/Steve||At the Tree Gnome Stronghold, south-west of the Spirit tree||12 (15)||60 (75)||180 (225)||300 (375)||420 (525)||600 (750)|
|Duradel||On the roof of the Fishing store in Shilo Village||15||75||225||375||525||750|
|Konar quo Maten||Mount Karuulm||18 (20)||90 (100)||270 (300)||450 (500)||630 (700)||900 (1,000)|
|Krystilia||Jailhouse north-east of Edgeville bank||25||125||375||625||875||1,250|
After earning enough points, players will be able to buy rewards with earned points. (See main article for more details)
The Slayer helmet combines the stat boosting qualities of the Black mask with the protective slayer headgear facemask, nosepeg, earmuffs, reinforced goggles (should the player have finished A Porcine of Interest), and Spiny helmet, with the defence bonuses of a rune full helm, making it the best melee helmet option for slayers. This allows for monsters like aberrant spectres and dust devils to be killed while having the bonuses of the 15% Attack and Strength increase. Players can also imbue their slayer helmets via the Nightmare Zone. This gives all the bonuses of the slayer helmet, while boosting Ranged and Magic by 15% as well. The Slayer helmet's effects do not stack with a salve amulet or salve amulet (e) for a bonus on undead creatures, such as aberrant spectres. The Slayer helmet has a better bonus so it is recommended just to wear the Slayer helmet and an amulet of your choice (unless you have yet to unlock the ability to create the helmet and use the nose peg for example; then a salve amulet is recommended).
Temporary boosts[edit | edit source]
Players can boost the slayer skill in order to be able to kill higher-level slayer monsters. If the player's slayer skill drops below the threshold to kill a monster while fighting it, the player will stop attacking the monster and will be told they need higher slayer in order to attack it.
|Slayer cape||1||Visible||Activating the cape's effect will increase the corresponding skill by 1.|
|Slayer's respite||2||Visible||Reduces Attack and Strength by 2 or more.|
|Mature slayer's respite||4||Visible||Reduces Attack and Strength by 2 or more.|
|±0-5||Visible||Depending on type of stew, any skill can be boosted or reduced by 0 to 5 levels randomly.|
|Wild pie||5||Visible||Consists of 2 bites, restoring 11 Hitpoints per bite.|
Quests[edit | edit source]
Quests requiring Slayer[edit | edit source]
|Desert Treasure||10||53 , 50 , 50|
|Animal Magnetism||18||19 , 30 , 35|
|The Slug Menace||30||30 , 30 , 30|
|A Taste of Hope||38||48 , 45 , 40 , 40|
|Lair of Tarn Razorlor||40||-|
|Rag and Bone Man II||40||20|
|Rum Deal||42||42 , 50 , 47 , 40|
|Sins of the Father||50||62 , 56 , 52 , 60 , 50 , 49|
|The Fremennik Exiles||60||65 , 60 , 60 , 55|
|Monkey Madness II||69||70 , 60 , 55 , 55|
Quests rewarding Slayer experience[edit | edit source]
|Natural history quiz
|Recipe for Disaster
|Animal Magnetism||1,000||18||19 , 30 , 35|
|A Porcine of Interest||1,000||-||-|
|The General's Shadow
|Lair of Tarn Razorlor
|The Fremennik Exiles||15,000||60||65 , 60 , 60 , 55|
|Monkey Madness II||25,000||69||70 , 60 , 55 , 55|
Skill choice[edit | edit source]
Upon completing any of the following quests, players may choose to allocate experience to Slayer. These rewards usually come in the form of items, such as lamps or books, and are independent of any experience rewards directly received for completing the quest.
|Skills available||Skill requirements|
|X Marks the Spot||300||Any||None|
|Client of Kourend||500 twice||Any||None|
|Fairytale II - Cure a Queen||2,500||Any skill above 30||49 , 57|
|A Tail of Two Cats||2,500 twice||Any skill above 30||None|
|The Great Brain Robbery||5,000||Any skill above 30||16 , 30 , 50|
|King's Ransom||5,000||Any skill above 50||65|
|Darkness of Hallowvale||2,000 three times||Any skill above 30||5 , 20 , 22 , 32 , 33 , 40|
|A Taste of Hope||2,500 three times||Any skill above 35||48 , 40 , 40 , 45 , 38|
|A Kingdom Divided||10,000||Any skill above 40|| 54 , 52 , 52 , 50 , 42 ,|
38 , 35
|10,000||Any skill above 40||None|
|In Search of Knowledge|
|10,000||Any skill above 40||None|
|Curse of the Empty Lord|
|10,000||Any skill above 50||Some players will need 31|
|One Small Favour||10,000 twice||Any skill above 30||36 , 25 , 18 , 30|
|Recipe for Disaster|
(The final battle)
|20,000||Any skill above 50|| 175 , 70 , 48 , 50 , 53 ,|
53 , 25 , 59 , 40 , 50 ,
40 , 40 , 10 , 10 , 36
|Sins of the Father||15,000 three times||Any skill above 60||62 , 60 , 56 , 52 , 50 , 50 , 49|
Changes[edit | edit source]
|12 June 2020
The slayer partner system is "closed indefinitely".
|10 January 2019
A new slayer master, Konar quo Maten, is available
|13 April 2017
|2 June 2016
|24 March 2016
(update | poll)
It is now possible to unlock the possibility of receiving a Lizardmen slayer task from Duradel, Nieve and Chaeldar. Unlocking this task costs 75 slayer points.
|8 October 2015
Added the Abyssal Sire to the Slayer skill guide and level up message.
|24 September 2015
Spiritual rangers, mages and warrior have now been grouped into a single slayer task of spiritual creatures. You can choose which of the three you would prefer to kill when you receive this new assignment.
|17 September 2015
|10 September 2015
|14 May 2015
Sea snakes have been added to the slayer skill guide.
|7 May 2015
(update | poll)
Using an enchanted gem, slayer ring or slayer helm, you can now send another player a request to be slayer partners. Once accepted, when visiting a slayer master to receive a task you will both be given the same assignment.
|5 March 2015
(update | poll)
|13 February 2014
|23 January 2014
|6 January 2014
|12 December 2013
|25 April 2013
Harpie bug swarms will no longer be assigned as a Slayer target unless you have the appropriate Firemaking level.
|4 April 2013
Slayer masters will now check your Defence level is appropriate before assigning creatures which require special equipment that you don’t have the requirements to wear.
|22 February 2013
This content was included when the Old School RuneScape servers officially launched.