Slayer helmet

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Slayer helmet
Slayer helmet.png
Released6 January 2014 (Update)
Also calledSlayer helm
Quest itemNo
OptionsWear, Check, Disassemble
Worn optionsCheck, Partner, Log
ExamineYou don't want to wear it inside-out.
Value40,000 coins
High alch24,000 coins
Low alch16,000 coins
Weight2.267 kg
Advanced data
Item ID11864
Slayer helmet detail.png
Slayer helmet chathead.png

A slayer helmet is a piece of headgear made by combining various pieces of slayer equipment. The helmet can be created by players with level 55 Crafting (boosts work) and who have unlocked the "Malevolent masquerade" ability for 400 slayer reward points. It requires 10 Defence to equip. Despite the helmet requiring a nose peg, which requires 60 Slayer to equip, the slayer helmet requires no particular Slayer level to wear.

The helmet has the same defensive bonuses as a rune full helm. Additionally, while worn, the helmet provides the special effects of all of the Slayer equipment which it was made from.

When worn on a Slayer assignment, the helmet provides the Melee boost of 16.67% (from the black mask used to make it) against monsters assigned as the player's slayer task.[1] This does not stack with the boosts given by the Salve amulet or its enhanced/imbued variants against undead Slayer assignments. It does however stack with the 20% damage boost of a Berserker necklace when using obsidian weapons. The helmet can be imbued through Soul Wars, the Nightmare Zone, or Emir's Arena (with a Scroll of Imbuing) to provide a 15% boost to Ranged and Magic as well, as detailed below.

When killed by another player, and the helmet is not one of the items protected on death, the slayer helmet is converted to a black mask and dropped for that player. It does not drop coins and leave the owner with a broken slayer helmet, like other untradeable gear would do (see Death#Items for such items).[2]

Attack icon.png Attack bonusesSlayer helmet equipped.pngSlayer helmet equipped female.png
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Defence icon.png Defence bonuses
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Melee.png Other bonusesSlot
Strength icon.pngRanged Strength icon.pngMagic Damage icon.pngPrayer icon.pngHead slot.png

Creation[edit | edit source]

Crafting Crafting55 (b)0
Slayer Unlocked Malevolent masquerade from a Slayer master
Member icon.png
Ticks0 (0s)
Black mask.pngBlack mask11,021,002
Nose peg.pngNose peg1273
Spiny helmet.pngSpiny helmet1904
Enchanted gem.pngEnchanted gem11
Reinforced goggles.pngReinforced goggles[r 1]1100
Total Cost1,023,156
Slayer helmet.pngSlayer helmet1N/A
  1. ^ Only required after completion of A Porcine of Interest

The items used to assemble the slayer helmet give the following perks:

The helmet is assembled by using any component on another while all components are present in the player's inventory. The helmet can be disassembled with a right-click option, turning it back into its component items.

Slayer helmet vs. Salve amulet[edit | edit source]

For players with undead Slayer assignments, the boosts given by the Salve amulet or Salve amulet (e) do not stack with the effects of a Slayer helmet. If a player owns the Salve amulet (e) or (ei), it may be worth it to switch to a better helmet and wear the amulet instead, since the amulet gives 20% accuracy and damage bonus, as opposed to the 16.67% Melee and 15% Magic and Ranged boosts the helmet grants.

However, this 3.33 - 5% margin from the Salve amulet may be less damage overall than if the player were to wear a different amulet with the Slayer helmet, as most helmets provide less offensive bonuses than comparable amulets. For example, the amulet of torture provides +10 Strength bonus, whereas a helm of neitiznot only provides +3. Overall, the Torture + Slayer helmet combination provides more damage output than a Neitiznot helmet and Salve amulet. This is also the case for the amulets of fury and glory, as well as the necklace of anguish and occult necklace for Ranged and Magic.

Notably, the Salve Amulet (e) and (ei) do stack with Void Knight Equipment. This means that at above certain levels, Void + Salve has a greater damage output than Slayer helmet + Torture/Occult/Anguish at places such as Ankous or Vorkath. This is not practical for Aberrant Spectres though, which, without a nose peg or Slayer Helm, will apply a stat drain debuff.

Upgrading[edit | edit source]

Players can attach a pair of reinforced goggles to a slayer helmet to gain its benefits. If players already own a slayer helmet upon completion of the quest A Porcine of Interest, the goggles' benefits are automatically added to the helmet.

At the cost of 1,250,000 Nightmare Zone reward points or 500 Soul Wars Zeal Tokens, the Slayer helmet can be upgraded to a Slayer helmet (i), adding a 15% damage boost to both Magic and Ranged. The Slayer helmet (i) also has a +10 magic defence bonus, a +3 magic attack bonus and a +3 ranged attack bonus.

Upon completion of the hard Kourend & Kebos Diary, players can speak to Captain Cleive to teach them how to use a Slayer helmet in place of a Shayzien helm when fighting lizardman shamans. The player must have obtained the Shayzien helm (5) before being able to do it.

Cosmetics[edit | edit source]

With 1,000 slayer reward points, the player can learn how to recolour the helmet (or its imbued variant) by using certain special items on it. Each recolour ability is purchased separately, meaning 7,000 slayer reward points are required to fully access all the recolours, provided the player has the items readily available. Players can disassemble the recoloured helmet to retrieve the items back. All recolours have the same stats and bonuses as the original Slayer helmet and are thus purely cosmetic.

For the TzTok, Vampyric, and TzKal variants, they are created by bringing a slayer helmet to Ghommal after completing various tiers of the Combat Achievements.

The items that can be created are as follows:

Unlock name Upgraded items Requirement
King black bonnet Black slayer helmet inventory image Black slayer helmet Kbd heads inventory image King Black Dragon heads
Kalphite khat Green slayer helmet inventory image Green slayer helmet Kq head inventory image Kalphite Queen head
Unholy helmet Red slayer helmet inventory image Red slayer helmet Abyssal head inventory image Abyssal demon head
Dark Mantle Purple slayer helmet inventory image Purple slayer helmet Dark claw inventory image Dark claw
Undead head Turquoise slayer helmet inventory image Turquoise slayer helmet Vorkath's head inventory image Vorkath's head
Use more head Hydra slayer helmet inventory image Hydra slayer helmet Alchemical hydra heads inventory image Alchemical hydra heads
Twisted Vision Twisted slayer helmet inventory image Twisted slayer helmet Twisted horns inventory image Twisted horns
TzTok-Jad Tztok slayer helmet inventory image Tztok slayer helmet Elite Combat Achievements inventory image Elite Combat Achievements completed
Verzik Vitur Vampyric slayer helmet inventory image Vampyric slayer helmet Master Combat Achievements inventory image Master Combat Achievements completed
TzKal-Zuk Tzkal slayer helmet inventory image Tzkal slayer helmet Grandmaster Combat Achievements inventory image Grandmaster Combat Achievements completed

Products[edit | edit source]

Slayer helmet (i).pngSlayer helmet (i)
Member icon.png
  • None
  • None

Treasure Trails[edit | edit source]

Tier Emotes STASH Location Items Cost
Master Raspberry Warriors' Guild bank Dragon defender Dragon battleaxe Slayer helmet 1,140,233

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
13 September 2018
(update | poll)

The slayer helmet received a graphical update.

26 May 2016

The item's inventory sprite was adjusted with the release of recoloured helmets.

11 February 2016

The "Check" option was added, allowing players to see their current Slayer task.

8 October 2015

The message shown when trying to create a slayer helm[sic] now correctly refers to the enchanted gem, rather than the slayer gem.

16 July 2015

The slayer helm[sic] now connects to a female character's neck line.

20 February 2014

The slayer helm's[sic] chathead model has had a green tint removed from its jaw.

16 January 2014

The item's value was increased from 1 to 40,000.

Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]

Slayer helmet (v1) detail.png
Slayer helmet (v2) detail.png
Slayer helmet (v3) detail.png
Slayer helmet detail.png
Slayer helmet v1.png
Slayer helmet v2.png
Slayer helmet v3.png
Slayer helmet.png
6 January 2014 –
20 February 2014
20 February 2014 –
26 May 2016
26 May 2016 –
13 September 2018
13 September 2018 –

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The slayer helmet was the first item to conform (either by remodelling or conversion [unclear from source]) to the Old School model format (from a later undefined format) and to be introduced to the game.[3]
  • Despite the fact that Reinforced Goggles are added as a component of the Slayer Helm after A Porcine Of Interest neither the player model nor the chathead model reflect this, displaying open eye sockets in the helmet.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ 1.0 1.1 Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 18 January 2016. (Archived from the original on 26 May 2020.)
  2. ^ Mod Ronan. Dev Blog: PvP & POH Rooms (Reddit). June 17 2016.*
  3. ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 21 October 2013. (Archived from the original on 10 January 2014.)