Slayer Task Tips

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Slayer Task Tips are given by each slayer master when handing you a task. They are meant to help the player know the ins and outs of their assigned slayer creature.

You can access a tip by either contacting a Slayer master through an Enchanted gem or a Slayer ring.

Monster Tip text
Aberrant spectres Aberrant Spectres are fetid, vile ghosts. The very smell of them will paralyse and harm you. A nosepeg will help ignore their stink.
Abyssal demon Abyssal Demons are nasty creatures to fight. They aren't really part of this realm, and are able to move very quickly to trap their prey.
Abyssal Sire The Abyssal Sire can teleport you to itself, and can manipulate its environment to attack you.
Adamant dragon Adamant dragons can fire metal bolts which sap your health, for a chunk of their own. Watch out for their poison bombs too.
Alchemical Hydra Try not to die.
Ankou Ankou are undead skeletal ghosts. They'll fight you up close but make sure to take advantage out of their limited defence.
Aviansies Aviansies are bird-like creatures found in the icy dungeons of the north. Melee weapons can't reach them, so use Magic or Ranged attacks.
Bandits Bandits band together for protection against enemies such as yourself.
Banshees Banshees use a piercing scream to shock their enemies, you'll need some Earmuffs to protect yourself from them.
Barrows There are six Barrows brothers with various special attacks. You can kill whichever you like.
Basilisks Basilisks, like Cockatrice, have a gaze which will paralyse and harm their prey. You'll need a Mirror Shield to protect you.
Bats Bats are rarely found on the ground, so you'll have to fight them while they're airborne, which won't be easy for melee.
Bears Bears are tough creatures and fierce fighters, watch out for their powerful claws.
Birds Birds aren't the most intelligent of creatures, but watch out for their sharp stabbing beaks.
Black demon Black Demons are magic creatures so they are weak to magical attacks. They're a very strong demon and very dangerous.
Black dragon Black Dragons are the strongest dragons and very fierce, watch out for their fiery breath. Those with higher slayer knowledge and who seek a much tougher, but substantially more rewarding foe, may wish to fight Brutal versions of these creatures in the Kourend Catacombs.
Black Knight Black knights like using black armour and weapons, this makes them susceptible to magic attacks.
Bloodvelds Bloodveld are strange demonic creatures, they use their long rasping tongue to feed on just about anything they can find.
Blue dragon Blue Dragons aren't as strong as other dragons but they're still very powerful, watch out for their fiery breath.
Brine rats Brine rats can be found in caves that are near the sea. They are hairless, bad-tempered and generally unfriendly.
Bronze dragon Bronze Dragons are the weakest of the metallic dragons, their bronze scales are far thicker than normal bronze armour.
Callisto Callisto roams the Wilderness. His roar can knock you off your feet, and he can hit through prayers.
Catablepon Catablepon are mythical, cow like, magical creatures. Beware their weakening glare.
Cave bugs Cave Bugs are like Cave Crawlers, except smaller and easier to squish, though they still have a fondness for plants.
Cave crawlers Cave Crawlers are small and fast, often hiding in ambush. Avoid their barbed tongue or you'll get poisoned.
Cave horrors Cave Horrors can be found under Mos Le'Harmless. You will need a Witchwood Icon to fight them effectively.
Cave kraken Cave Kraken are found in subterranean lakes north of Eagles' Peak. They're very hard to damage with ranged or melee attacks, so try Magic.
Cave slime Cave Slimes are the lesser cousins of Jellies, though don't be fooled they can still be dangerous as they're often poisonous.
Cerberus Cerberus lives in her chamber linked to Taverley dungeon. She attacks with all combat styles so be prepared.
Chaos druid Chaos Druids are druids who've turned to evil. Some of them have spells that can harm you, or even teleport you back to them if you flee.
Chaos Elemental The Chaos Elemental roams the deepest Wilderness. It can teleport you and make you unequip items randomly.
Chaos Fanatic The Chaos Fanatic has a magic attack that ricochets around, but you can try to dodge it. He can also unequip your items.
Cockatrice Cockatrice, like Basilisks, have a gaze which will paralyse and harm their prey. You'll need a Mirror Shield to protect you.
Commander Zilyana Commander Zilyana is in the God Wars Dungeon. She frequently uses magic attacks.
Cows Cows are bigger than you, so they'll often hit fairly hard but are usually fairly slow to react.
Crawling hands Crawling Hands are undead severed hands, fast and dexterous they claw their victims.
Crazy archaeologist You can find Crazy Archaeologists in the Wilderness or on Fossil Island. They throw explosive books that ricochet around, but you can try to dodge them.
Crocodile Crocodiles are large reptiles which live near water. You'll want to have a stabbing weapon handy for puncturing their thick scaly hides.
Dagannoth Dagannoth are large sea dwelling creatures which are very aggressive. You'll often find them in caves near sea water.
Dagannoth Kings There are three Dagannoth Kings in the cave below Waterbirth Island. You can kill whichever you like.
Dark beasts Dark Beasts are large, dog-like predators. Their massively muscled bodies protect them from crushing weapons.
Dark warrior Dark Warriors were protective armour. If you want to fight them with melee, try crush-based attacks. Or try magic instead.
Dogs Dogs are much like Wolves, they are pack creatures which will hunt in groups.
Drakes Drakes are only found in the depths of the Karuulm Slayer Dungeon, you'll want some Boots of Stone to protect yourself from the heat. The Karuulm Slayer Dungeon is located beneath Mount Karuulm.
Dust devils Dust Devils use clouds of dust, sand, ash, and whatever else they can inhale to blind and disorientate their victims.
Dwarves Dwarves are a small but tough race of miners, often using pickaxes to pierce their opponents armour.
Earth warriors Earth Warriors are a kind of earth elemental, grind them to dust with blunt weapons.
Elves Elves are quick, agile, and vicious fighters which often favour bows and polearms.
Ents Ents are walking tree-people. Bring a hatchet to chop their wood once you've slain them.
Fever spiders Fever Spiders are giant spiders that carry the deadly Spider Fever. If you don't want to catch it I suggest you wear Slayer Gloves to fight them.
Fire giant Like other giants, Fire Giants often wield large weapons, learn to recognise what kind of weapon it is and act accordingly.
Flesh crawler Fleshcrawlers are scavengers and will eat you - and anyone else, given the chance.
Fossil Island wyvern Fossil Island Wyverns are extremely dangerous in different ways. To stand a good chance of surviving you'll need some elemental shielding from their icy breath.
Gargoyles Gargoyles are winged creatures of stone. You'll need to fight them to near death before breaking them apart with a Rock Hammer.
General Graardor General Graardor is in the God Wars Dungeon. He uses melee and ranged attacks.
Ghosts Ghosts are undead so magic is your best bet against them, there is even a spell specially for fighting the undead.
Ghoul Ghouls aren't undead but they are stronger and tougher than they look. However they're also very cowardly and will run if they're losing a fight.
Giant Mole Dig on the mole-hills in Falador Park to enter the mole cave, and bring a lantern he can't extinguish.
Goblins Goblins are mostly just annoying, but they can be vicious. Watch out for the spears they sometimes carry.
Greater demon Greater Demons are magic creatures so they are weak to magical attacks. Though not the strongest demon, they are still dangerous.
Green dragon Green Dragons are the weakest dragon but still very powerful, watch out for their fiery breath.
Grotesque Guardians Found upon the top of the Slayer Tower, ring the bell to start the battle, but be careful as the two Grotesques work together.
Harpie bug swarms Harpie Bug Swarms are pesky critters that are hard to hit. You need a lit bug lantern to distract them with its hypnotic light.
Hellhound Hellhounds are a cross between Dogs and Demons, they are dangerous with a fierce bite.
Hill giant Hill Giants often wield large weapons, learn to recognise what kind of weapon it is and act accordingly.
Hobgoblin Hobgoblins are sneaky underhanded creatures, they often wield spears and some times carry javelines too.
Hydras Hydras are only found in the depths of the Karuulm Slayer Dungeon, you'll want some Boots of Stone to protect yourself from the heat. The Karuulm Slayer Dungeon is located beneath Mount Karuulm.
Ice giants Like other giants, Ice Giants often wield large weapons, learn to recognise what kind of weapon it is and act accordingly.
Ice warriors Ice Warriors are a kind of ice elemental, shatter them with blunt weapons or melt them with fire.
Icefiends Icefiends are beings of ice and freezing rock, they're quick and agile so you'll want to be careful when getting close to them.
Infernal Mages Infernal Mages are dangerous spell users, beware of their magic spells and go properly prepared.
Iron dragons Iron Dragons are some of the weaker metallic dragons, their iron scales are far thicker than normal iron armour.
Jellies Jellies are nasty cube-like gelatinous creatures which absorb everything they come across into themselves.
Jungle horror Jungle Horrors can be found all over Mos Le'Harmless. They are strong and aggressive, so watch out!
K'ril Tsutsaroth K'ril Tsutsaroth is in the God Wars Dungeon. He's poisonous and he can hit through prayers.
Kalphite Queen The Kalphite Queen is at the bottom of a cave in the desert. Her ranged and magic attacks cannot be blocked by armour.
Kalphites Kalphite are large insects which live in great hives under the desert sands.
Killerwatts Killerwatts store huge amounts of energy in their bodies, which is released if they are touched. You'll need to wear heavily insulated boots to counter this shocking effect.
King Black Dragon The King Black Dragon's cave is reached by pulling a lever in the Wilderness. An anti-fire shield is strongly recommended.
Kraken The Cave Kraken boss lives in a cave north of the main cave kraken lakes. It's best fought with magic.
Kree'arra Kree'arra roosts in the God Wars Dungeon. Melee attacks don't work on flying creatures, and you'll need a grappling hook to get in.
Kurask Kurask are large brutal creatures with very thick hides. You'll need a Leaf-Tipped Spear Sword or Battle-axe, Broad Arrows, or a Magic Dart to harm them.
Lava dragon Lava dragons live in a volcanic area of the Wilderness. Their bones are well worth burying for the Prayer XP.
Lesser demon Lesser Demons are magic creatures so they are weak to magical attacks. Though they're relatively weak they are still dangerous.
Lizardmen Lizardmen have a poisonous bite. Their shamans have many peculiar tricks - make sure they don't jump on your head.
Lizards Lizards are large reptiles with tough skin. Those found in the desert will need you to douse them with freezing water to finish them off after a tough battle. You'll need boots of stone to protect your feet for those at Mount Karuulm.
Magic axes Magic Axes have a mind of their own. You may find magic or slash-based melee attacks are slightly more effective against them.
Mammoths Mammoths plod around the Wilderness. They're big and not very smart, so you can probably trap them on the scenery.
Minions of Scabaras Scabarites are insectoid creatures, found beyond the Kharidian deserts. They can be extremely dangerous.
Minotaurs Minotaurs are large manlike creatures but you'll want to be careful of their horns.
Mithril dragon Mithril dragons are more vulnerable to magic and to stab-based melee attacks than to anything else.
Mogres Mogres are a type of aquatic Ogre that is often mistaken for a giant mudskipper. You have to force them out of the water with a fishing explosive.
Molanisks Molanisks are subterranean creatures. You can find them in caves deep below the ground. I heard that the goblins have recently had trouble with some, but they use a bell of some sort to deal with them.
Monkeys Monkeys are tricky creatures, they are agile and fairly fast. Learn to anticipate their movements.
Moss giant Like other giants, Moss Giants often wield large weapons, learn to recognise what kind of weapon it is and act accordingly.
Mutated zygomites Mutated Zygomites are hard to destroy. They regenerate quickly so you will need to finish them with fungicide.
Nechryael Nechryael are demons of decay which summon small winged beings to help them fight their victims.
Ogre Ogres are brutal creatures, favouring large blunt maces and clubs, they often attack without warning.
Otherworldly being Otherworldly Beings are ethereal beings making them weak to magical attack.
Pirates Pirates can be found near the sea. They like to collect coins among other things.
Pyrefiends Pyrefiends are beings of fire and molten rock, they're quick and agile so you'll want to be careful when getting close to them.
Rats Rats are your everyday pest, but they can get fairly big. Watch out for their sharp piercing teeth.
Red dragon Red Dragons are very powerful, stronger than most dragons, watch out for their fiery breath.
Revenants Revenants can be found in the Wilderness, residing in the deepest cavern of the Forinthry dungeon. They use all three styles of combat, but a charged Revenant bracelet will protect you from their attacks.
Rockslugs Rockslugs are strange stoney slugs. You'll need to fight them to near death before finishing them off with Salt.
Rogues Rogues are found in lawless areas, such as the deep Wilderness. They can be very protective of their loot.
Rune dragon Rune dragons can drain your health to heal themselves. They have some shocking attacks too; avoid those if you can, or wear protective footwear.
Sarachnis Sarachnis can be found in the Forthos Dungeon. It is the mother of the temple spiders, be careful not to get overwhelmed.
Scabarites Scabarites are insectoid creatures, found beyond the Kharidian deserts. They can be extremely dangerous.
Scorpia Scorpia's minions fill her cave, and will fight to protect their matriarch. Expect to be poisoned.
Scorpions Scorpions are almost always poisonous, their hard carapace makes them resistant to crushing and stabbing attacks.
Sea snakes Sea Snakes are long and slithery with a venomous bite. The larger ones are more poisonous, so keep an eye on your health.
Shades Shades are undead so magic is your best best against them, you can find Shades at Mort'ton.
Shadow warrior Shadow Warriors are dark and mysterious, they hide in the shadows so be wary of ambushes.
Skeletal wyverns Skeletal Wyverns are extremely dangerous and they are hard to hit with arrows as they slip right through. To stand a good chance of surviving you'll need some elemental shielding from its icy breath.
Skeletons Skeletons are undead so magic is your best bet against them, there is even a spell specially for fighting the undead.
Smoke devil Smoke Devils emit a lot of noxious gases & are slow and lumbering. You'll need a facemask in order to get anywhere near them.
Spiders Spiders are often poisonous, and many varieties are camouflaged too.
Spiritual creatures Spiritual creatures can be found in the icy caverns near Trollheim, supporting the cause of their chosen god. The warriors, mages and rangers have different Slayer requirements.
Steel dragon Steel Dragons are dangerous metallic dragons, their steel scales are far thicker than normal steel armour.
Suqah Suqahs can only be found on the mystical Lunar Isle. They are capable of melee and magic attacks and often drop hide, teeth and herbs!
Terror dogs Terror dogs are the personal pets of Tarn Razorlor. Wherever you find him, you will find them. They are bad-tempered and generally unfriendly.
Thermonuclear smoke devil The Thermonuclear Smoke Devil lives in a cave south of Castle Wars. Its attacks hit through prayer. Magical armour is recommended.
Troll Trolls regenerate damage quickly but are still vulnerable to poisons, they usually use crushing weapons.
Turoth Turoth are large vicious creatures with thick hides. You'll need a Leaf-Tipped Spear Sword or Battle-axe, Broad Arrows, or a Magic Dart to harm them.
Tzhaar Tzhaar reside in their cave under the Karamja volcano. Beware as they can call to their fellows for aid.
TzKal-Zuk You must complete the entire Inferno, including TzKal-Zuk. Beware, only those skilled in combat should attempt this and death will reset your task.
TzTok-Jad You must complete the entire fight cave, including TzTok-Jad. Beware, only those skilled in combat should attempt this and death will reset your task.
Vampyres Vampyres are extremely powerful beings. They feed on the blood of the living so watch out you don't get bitten.
Venenatis Venenatis lives in the Wilderness. Try to lure her into the multiway combat areas, otherwise she won't take much damage.
Vet'ion Vet'ion is in the Wilderness. He dies only when he has been beaten twice. While his dogs guard him, he is immune to damage.
Vorkath Vorkath can be found on the frozen island of Ungael. You won't last long against him without some form of anti-fire protection.
Wall beasts Wall Beasts are really much larger creatures but you'll only see their arms. You'll want something sharp on your head to stop them grabbing you.
Waterfiend Waterfiends are creatures of water, which live under the Baxtorian Lake. Their watery form is well defended against slashing and piercing weapons, so use something blunt.
Werewolf Werewolves are feral creatures, they are strong and tough with sharp claws and teeth.
Wolves Wolves are pack animals, so you'll always find them in groups. Watch out for their bite, it can be nasty.
Wyrms Wyrms are only found in the depths of the Karuulm Slayer Dungeon, you'll want some Boots of Stone to protect yourself from the heat. The Karuulm Slayer Dungeon is located beneath Mount Karuulm.
Zombies Zombies are undead so magic is your best bet against them, there is even a spell specially for fighting the undead.
Zulrah Zulrah is venomous, but if you can learn his behaviour patterns you can avoid a lot of his attacks.