Superior slayer monster

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A player fighting a Nechryarch within the Catacombs of Kourend.
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Superior Slayer monsters are more powerful versions of normal Slayer monsters that have a 1/200 chance to spawn upon the death of one of its normal counterparts.[1] After claiming the elite tier rewards from the Combat Achievements system, the chances of a superior slayer monster appearing is increased to 1/150.

They can be encountered after purchasing the unlock Bigger and Badder for 150 Slayer reward points from any Slayer master, and will only occur while on a Slayer task. This can be toggled on and off afterwards without loss of points.

Superior creatures that are larger than their normal counterparts can only spawn if the death of the normal monster occurs in a location that can fit the superior creature.[2] In order to appear, a superior creature must be able to fit either its centre tile or one of its corner tiles on the south-western tile of the dying creature, while remaining unobstructed by scenery objects elsewhere.[3][4] In situations where multiple players have attacked the same creature, a superior can spawn for any player that has received partial kill credit, meaning they either dealt the most damage or dealt the last hit.[5]

When a superior Slayer monster spawns, a message will appear in the chatbox, stating "A superior foe has appeared..." Killing a superior Slayer monster will reward players with a generous amount of Slayer experience — for most, but not all of them, this is about ten times the Hitpoints of the superior monster. This experience will even be granted if the superior monster is slain after the completion of the corresponding Slayer task. When a superior Slayer monster has been spawned for a player, other players will not be able to attack it.

Once a superior Slayer monster has spawned it is only attackable by the spawning player. A superior monster will despawn in two minutes if the player stays in the vicinity and does not attack it, or less than 30 seconds if they leave the area.[6] Should the player die while fighting it or teleport away, the monster will despawn soon after.

In addition, once one has appeared, another one will not spawn for that player until it is killed or despawns. In single combat areas, a superior Slayer monster can be attacked even if the player is under attack by another monster; when this happens, the standard monster will stop attacking the player. In multicombat areas, it is possible for multiple superior slayer monsters to appear simultaneously if multiple monsters are killed at the same time.

Drops[edit | edit source]

Superior Slayer monsters kills give three rolls on their lesser counterpart's drop table. Alongside this, they have other guaranteed drops:

Players are also ten times more likely to receive a clue scroll from killing one. In addition, superior Slayer monsters have four unique drops shared among all superior Slayer monsters:

Drop rate[edit | edit source]

The chance of rolling either of the two unique drop tables (UDT) is

The first UDT contains the imbued heart, dust battlestaff and mist battlestaff. The second UDT contains only the eternal gem.

If the players rolls the first unique drop table, there is then a 1/8 chance of receiving an imbued heart, and a 7/16 chance each of receiving one of the battlestaves.[7] If the player rolls the second unique drop table, there is a 1/8 chance of receiving an eternal gem, and a 7/8 chance of receiving nothing. [8]

Thus, the formula of receiving any unique drop is

The formula of receiving an imbued heart or eternal gem is

And the formula of receiving a dust or mist battlestaff is

Monsters[edit | edit source]

There are superior versions of the following monsters:

Normal variant Superior variant Image Combat
Hitpoints Unique
Available in Wilderness UDT Slayer XP
5 Crawling Hand Crushing hand
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45 55 No No 1/171.2 550
10 Cave crawler Chasm Crawler
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68 64 No No 1/166.2 600
15 Banshee Screaming banshee
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70 60 No No 1/160.8 610
15 Twisted Banshee Screaming twisted banshee
Screaming twisted banshee.png
144 220 No No 1/160.8 2200
20 Rock slug Giant rockslug
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86 77 No No 1/155 770
25 Cockatrice Cockathrice
89 95 No No 1/148.8 950
30 Pyrefiend Flaming pyrelord
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97 126 No No 1/142.2 1250
30 Pyrelord Infernal pyrelord
Infernal pyrelord.png
134 184 No No 1/142.2 1840
40 Basilisk Monstrous basilisk
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135 172 No No 1/127.8 1700
45 Infernal Mage Malevolent Mage
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162 172 No No 1/120 1750
50 Bloodveld Insatiable Bloodveld
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202 380 No Yes 1/111.8 2900
50 Mutated Bloodveld Insatiable mutated Bloodveld
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278 411 No No 1/111.8 4100
52 Jelly Vitreous Jelly
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206 190 No Yes 1/108.4 1900
52 Warped Jelly Vitreous warped Jelly
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241 220 No No 1/108.4 2200
55 Turoth Spiked Turoth
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244 195 No No 1/103.2 1998
58 Cave horror Cave abomination
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206 130 No No 1/97.8 1300
60 Aberrant spectre Abhorrent spectre
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253 275 No No 1/94.2 2500
60 Deviant spectre Repugnant spectre
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335 390 No No 1/94.2 4085
60 Basilisk Knight Basilisk Sentinel
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358 550 Yes No 1/94.2 5590
62 Wyrm Shadow Wyrm
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267 320 No No 1/90.5 3120
65 Dust devil Choke devil
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264 300 No Yes 1/84.8 3000
70 Kurask King kurask
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295 420 No No 1/75 2767
75 Gargoyle Marble gargoyle
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349 270 Yes No 1/64.8 3044
80 Nechryael Nechryarch
300 320 Yes No 1/54.2 3280
Greater Nechryael Yes
84 Drake Guardian Drake
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386 630 Yes No 1/45.4 7245
85 Abyssal demon Greater abyssal demon
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342 400 Yes Yes 1/43.2 4200
90 Dark beast Night beast
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374 640 Yes No 1/31.8 6462
93 Smoke devil Nuclear smoke devil
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280 240 No No 1/24.7 2400
95 Hydra Colossal Hydra
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309 750 Yes No 1/20 8625

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
23 July 2020

Superior variants of Drakes, Hydras, Turoths & Wyrms were added.

23 February 2017

All superior creatures except Marble Gargoyle were graphically updated to be more distinct from their normal counterparts.

15 September 2016

Superior slayer encounters were added to the game.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • While the revenant maledictus is referred to as a superior revenant, it is not a Slayer monster.

References[edit | edit source]

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