# Slayer

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For the Player-Owned Port captains and crew trait, see Player-owned port/Captains and Crew#Slayer.
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Slayer is a members-only support skill that enables players to kill monsters which are often otherwise immune to damage. Slayer was introduced on 26 January 2005. Players get a Slayer task from one of ten Slayer Masters, and players gain Slayer experience for killing monsters that they are assigned. Slayer experience is granted in addition to regular combat experience. The current minimum requirement to be ranked (at approximately rank 876,648) on the hiscores for Slayer is level 15. As of 18 November 2020, there are 187,185 current members that have achieved level 99 in Slayer. There are 36,183 current members that have achieved level 120 in Slayer.

At RuneFest 2016, it was announced that Slayer's level cap would be raised to 120 in June 2017 alongside the release of Menaphos. Players had a 3 month grace period after release to obtain 120 before any completionist cape holders would lose their capes. Players who already had the virtual level 120 in the skill had it on release.

Slayer was founded by the first order of Slayer masters formed by Amascut after Tumeken's death during the second age. The earliest monster slayers were Catolax and Faiza.

When fighting against normal monsters, the player to "tag" the target first will receive full slayer and combat experience regardless of how much damage they dealt to it. When fighting against unique monsters or bosses, the tagging effect does not apply and players must deal the most damage to gain slayer experience.

Though Slayer initially provides very poor money at low levels, this changes as the player's Slayer level increases. As the player's Slayer level increases, they will be able to use better Slayer masters (who assign harder tasks) and battle stronger creatures, who often have lucrative drop tables, provide generous experience or both. Most monsters have unique drops (either to themselves or shared), with some of these unique drops only being obtainable on-task (e.g. ascension grips), or possessing an increased drop rate for the duration of the task (e.g. cinderbane gloves).

## Introduction

A Slayer is someone who is assigned to slay, i.e. kill, specific monsters. These assignments are given out by one of the ten Slayer Masters () that are located around Gielinor, and can include targets anywhere on Gielinor or its nearby planes. Players can receive tasks by visiting a Slayer Master, or by casting the Lunar Contact NPC spell. Assignments are usually relevant to the player's combat and Slayer level. Some monsters require the use of special equipment in order to finish them off, or to protect the player from their abilities. An interface can be enabled to count down the number of kills remaining in an assignment. Clicking the Slayer icon on that interface toggles an expanded view showing the name of the currently assigned monster, total Slayer points, and task streak.

## Slayer Masters

Main article: Slayer Master

Ten Slayer masters are found in RuneScape; each master gives assignments oriented towards a general range of combat levels. Slayer Masters have now been given a right-click ‘Get-task’ option to speed things up a bit. You can also find out how many more kills you need with a right-click option on enchanted gems or a slayer ring, which are both obtainable from any Slayer Master (a ring of slaying can only be bought from a Slayer Master if you have completed the quest Smoking Kills). Kalphites are the only monster that can be given out by every Slayer master (except Mandrith). Non-members can get tasks from Turael and train Slayer up to level 5.

Master Levels Required Quests Required Map
Turael / Spria[1] None None
Mazchna / Achtryn[2] 20 Combat None
Vannaka 40 Combat None
Chaeldar 75 Combat Lost City
Sumona 90 Combat
35 Slayer
Smoking Kills
50 Slayer
Shilo Village
75 Slayer
Barbarian Training
Morvran 120 Combat
85 Slayer
Plague's End
Mandrith
(Slayer bounty)
120 Combat
85 slayer
None
Laniakea 120 Combat
90 Slayer
Exploring Anachronia
1. ^ After While Guthix Sleeps, Turael and Duradel are replaced by Spria and Lapalok respectively.
2. ^ During While Guthix Sleeps, Mazchna is temporarily replaced by Achtryn.

## Slayer monsters

Main article: Slayer monsters
Main article: Slayer assignment

Some monsters can be substituted for another variety of their kind, kills of which will count towards the task. Examples include baby blue dragons for adult ones, or the King Black Dragon for black dragons. If the substitute is of a lower level than the assigned monster, the player will receive less Slayer and combat experience for the task. Monsters inside of a Player-owned house will not count towards a task, and will generate the message "Monsters inside a player-owned house do not count towards your slayer target."

A slayer assignment may be changed (cancel, block, extend, prefer) once per assignment with the use of slayer points, see next section.

Turael and Spria, the Slayer masters in Taverley, will offer to replace the player's Slayer task if they cannot complete it, they cannot assign the task themselves, and the assigned amount is greater than what they would normally give, in exchange for giving them a task of their own. However, this will reset the player's task completion count, which they will warn players of when attempting to replace the task.

## Boss slayer

Certain bosses are members of a specific slayer assignment and can be killed to gain slayer experience while on such an assignment. While this prolongs the completion of these assignments killing these bosses on their respective assignment grants the player the benefit of the effects of the full slayer helmet and its upgraded variants, namely the accuracy and damage bonus that the helmet provides, this significantly increases the damage dealt to these bosses.

Boss Slayer assignment Slayer level Required Slayer experience
King black dragon Black dragons 1 1050.6
Queen black dragon Black dragons 1 1693.5
Verak Lith Black dragons 1 27438
Legiones Ascension members 95 1829.2
Kree'arra Aviansies 1 2934/3912
Dagannoth Prime/Dagannoth Supreme/Dagannoth Rex Dagannoth 1 1068
K'ril Tsutsaroth Greater Demons 1 2151.5/3912.4
The Magister[m 1] Soul devourers 115 8000
Black stone dragon Gemstone dragons 1 37600
Astellarn Celestial dragons 1 27400
Kalphite queen Kalphites 1 1309.4
Exiled kalphite queen Kalphites 1 2055
Kalphite king Kalphites 1 3963
1. ^ The slayer helmet has no effect on the Magister.

## Slayer points

Main article: Slayer points

Players can earn Slayer points for completing tasks, with the amount depending on the Slayer Master used, and the number of tasks completed in a row. Points are doubled upon completion of the Smoking Kills quest. These points can be used to purchase Slayer related abilities and items, and to unlock crafting options and new assignments. Slayer points are not given for the first four tasks, and cannot be earned from tasks assigned by Turael/Spria. Mandrith also has a separate task counter for his Slayer Bounty tasks.

A slayer assignment may be changed once per assignment with the use of slayer points. Right-click on a slayer master to select 'Rewards', then select the 'Assignment' tab:

• Block task (100pts), cancels forever

There is a maximum limit of 8 types of assignments that can be blocked and preferred on one account - one for every 50 quest points up to a maximum of 400 quest points.

There is no penalty for blocking or cancelling a task using Slayer points.

Every 10th and 50th task, a special bonus amount of points is given to the player, these bonuses differ with each Slayer master. Duradel for example, tasks 1-4 earn no points, tasks 10, 20, 30, 40, 60, 70, 80 and 90 earns 75 points, task 50 and 100 earns 225 points and all other tasks earn 15 points. Whenever a task is done the player is notified on what number task it is. This can help players plan to what slayer master they prefer to go next, to maximise the number of Slayer points in the shortest amount of time.

Master Location Points Given per Completed Task Rewards for a Challenge 10 Task Bonus 50 Task Bonus
Turael/Spria Burthorpe opposite the pub to the east N/A 0 points
(1k slayer)
N/A N/A
Mazchna North-east Canifis 2 3 points
(2k slayer)
5 15
Vannaka North-east Edgeville Dungeon 4 6 points
(4k slayer)
20 60
Chaeldar Throne room in Zanaris 10 25 points
(10k slayer)
50 150
Sumona Near the magic carpet station in Pollnivneach 12 30 points
(15k slayer)
60 180
Duradel/Lapalok On the roof of the Fishing store in Shilo Village 15 35 points
(20k slayer)
75 225
Kuradal In the offshoot of the Ancient Cavern, guarding her dungeon. 18 18 points
(25k slayer)
90 270
Morvran South-west of the Prifddinas Lodestone. 20 45 points
(50k slayer)
100 300
Laniakea Anachronia base camp and south-eastern ruins. 22 45 points
(50k slayer)
110 330

## Slayer equipment

Main article: Slayer equipment

All Slayer masters operate the shared Slayer equipment shop that sells various tools and weapons for use against certain monsters they assign. They may be required for protection, or to damage (or strike a killing blow) upon these monsters. All Slayer masters offer the same shop, including the same (linked) stock, and prices, with the exception of tutorial gear.

The most basic piece of Slayer equipment is the enchanted gem, which allows players to contact their Slayer Master to ask for tips, find out how many monsters are left on their assignment, or to create a social slayer group. A ring of slaying, purchased from Slayer Masters for 75 Slayer points or created using an enchanted gem and a gold bar (after learning how, for 300 Slayer points), has the same abilities as the enchanted gem, but can also teleport players to four Slayer locations. A ferocious ring, dropped by monsters in Kuradal's Dungeon, provides damage boosts in that dungeon, and can teleport the wearer to Kuradal or, if unlocked for 100 Slayer points, Morvran. A full slayer helmet or better can be fused with rings of slaying and ferocious rings, to give the helmet the teleport abilities of the rings and the ability to check the number of kills remaining on their task.

## Social Slayer

The official world for Social Slayer is world 27 (P2P).

Social Slayer, sometimes referred to as Co-op Slayer, allows two players to work together on a Slayer assignment after inviting each other to a co-op group using an enchanted gem, Ring of slaying or an upgraded Slayer helmet. To invite someone, both players must not currently have a slayer task assigned, or both players must be on the same task. Slayer masks can not be used to force slayer tasks whilst in a slayer group. Drops are not shared unless using LootShare or CoinShare. Combat and slayer experience are not shared with each other either, you just get experience for the kills you made yourself. The aim of social slayer is simply to speed up the task and provide an opportunity to interact with other players.

Co-op Slayer points are obtained by both players when the assignment is complete. The amount of points received depends on the Slayer Master used. If eligible, each player will also receive normal Slayer points, depending on how many of the kills in this task were performed by the player. For example, if both players killed exactly half the number of the appointed task, then both players would get half the points of what they would have gotten for a solo task. If one player kills all monsters, and the other player kills none, then the first player will get all slayer points and the second player will get none.

When using the "Kills-left"-option on an Enchanted gem/Ring of slaying or an upgraded Slayer helmet, the killcount of both players is shown, separately. In order to receive slayer (and combat) experience, a player must do more than 50% damage to a creature. Furthermore, if both players are not standing relatively close to each other, their kills will only count towards their own task and not their slayer partner's. So make sure you're always in sight of each other and certainly not at different locations for the same creature.

When getting a new task, only the blocked tasks of the player who gets a new task are taken into account. The block lists do not combine. Both players need not be in the same world when receiving a new duo task. Also, tasks can only be assigned by slayer masters that both slayers have unlocked and are eligible for - a team that has a player with level 71 combat and one with level 126 combat cannot receive tasks from Kuradal. Attempting to do so does not assign a solo task to the one eligible player, you are told to go to a lower slayer master. If both players own the Slayer master cape, there is a chance they will be allowed to reroll their assignment a number of times.

Ironman and Hardcore Ironman players cannot do Social slayer with anyone.

### Co-op Slayer points

Main article: Co-op Slayer points

When completing Social Slayer tasks you will earn co-op Slayer points which can be spent on the following:

Co-op Slayer points Reward
Reward Picture
Recharge a fused full Slayer helmet 5
Recharge Rings of Slaying and Ferocious rings 10
Ability to use food on your partner 25
You share your partner's protective equipment 30
Buy a Baby aquanite pet 50
Your partner gains half the bonus of any potion you drink 75
Buy a baby ice strykewrm named Freezy 100
Freezy's jungle skin 125
Freezy's wilderness skin 125
Freezy's desert skin 125
Buy a Baby Ganodermic runt pet 200
Total (one-time purchases): 950

Slayer Task Extenders are items or effects that while active will lengthen or shorten your current slayer task.

## Slayer challenges

Main article: Slayer/Challenges

Players can get a unique challenge from each slayer master, which reward extra slayer experience and Slayer points.

## Sunken Pyramid

Main article: Sunken Pyramid

Players with access to Menaphos can work towards being their own Slayer Master at the Sunken Pyramid through use of the Slayer Codex.

Main article: Slayer helm
Main article: Slayer VIP ticket

Slayer masks are Slayer equipment that can be won from Treasure Hunter or as rewards from Shattered Worlds. They were released in several waves. The first sets allowed a player to force a slayer task of that creature daily, and the later every 3 days.

They provide several bonuses for players looking to train their Slayer skill, including bonus experience, extra damage, and double drops every 10th kill. The mask will also teleport the player twice a day to the relevant monster area/dungeon.

After a certain number of kills (depending on mask), the mask will become a helm. The helm has similar benefits, but does not provide bonus experience, extra damage, or double drops.

A Slayer VIP ticket is an item that allows a choice of one of two assignments when obtaining a new task. Tickets may either be bought from Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza, bought from the travelling merchant whenever he stocks it, obtained as a reward from Rush of Blood's reward mode, bought for 5 thaler, or as a reward from opening the Raptor's chest of slaying with a Raptor key. The tickets can be stored in the Currency pouch.

Players wearing a Slayer master cape have a 20% chance of being able to choose their assignment.

## Events that provide Slayer experience

### Repeatable

#### God statues

Building God Statues with Copernicus Glyph monthly. (notes: A few requisites must be met to participate in the D&D. In order to obtain slayer experience, one must build a non-territory specific champion, such as Zilyana in Canifis, or Juna in Lumbridge - This will result in a battle that scales to your combat and slayer level, that of which you may run from.)

• Slayer Experience relies upon slayer level, see the God Statues or medium experience lamp articles for more information. (Experience gained is equal to that of a medium experience lamp.)

#### Champion's Challenge

Collecting the scrolls of various races and defeating their champions weekly. (Note: collecting scrolls is just necessary to unlock access to new champions.)

• Slayer Experience relies on champion defeated, see the Champion's Challenge article for more information.
• Total slayer experience from fighting all champions is 59,924 Slayer experience.

Slaying the Wild jade vine every 15 hours

• 2,500 Slayer experience

#### Bork

Kill Bork in the Chaos Tunnels, daily

• 1500 Slayer experience (10,000 for the first kill)
• Completion of the Varrock Hard Tasks and the quest The Mighty Fall increases this to 8,000 Slayer experience daily
• Completion of only the Varrock Hard Tasks increases the daily experience to 3,000
• Completion of only The Mighty Fall increases the daily experience to 4,000

#### Phoenix

Kill the Phoenix in its lair, daily

• 500 Slayer experience (5,000 for first kill)

#### Wilderness Warbands

 This is a dangerous Wilderness activity.If you die, you will lose your items and will not be able to reclaim them from Death or your grave.

Kill the camp leader of the Wilderness Warband, 3 times per day

• 9 703 at 99 slayer (Slayer experience is ${\displaystyle (x^{2}-2x+100)}$ or half of the Master jack of trades aura.)

#### Skeletal horror

Kill Skeletal horror, weekly

• Slayer and Prayer experience, depending on level (10,000 Slayer and 7,000 Prayer XP on first time)

#### Player-owned port

Complete special experience voyages with The Assassin. The Player-owned port requires Slayer level 90.

• 10,000 to 35,000 Slayer experience depending upon distances travelled and region unlocked and how often The Assassin visits the port.

### Non-repeatable

#### Tarn Razorlor

• You can also kill Tarn Razorlor in his lair for 5000 slayer experience, however you can only kill him once, although you can train on, and be tasked, the terror dogs which spawn there at any time.

#### Pollnivneach dungeon Slayer bosses

• Each of the bosses in the Pollnivneach Slayer Dungeon can be killed once each, each one rewarding the player with 1000 slayer experience, and more if that creature is also your current assignment. This can only be done once, and, upon the boss's death, the boss chamber will fill with normal versions of that creature type.

## Useful items

#### Damage

• A Black mask will boost Melee damage and accuracy by 12.5% while fighting monsters that have been assigned by a Slayer Master. They can be obtained by fighting Cave Horrors in a cave on Mos Le'Harmless, or by buying them from other players. When meleeing cave horrors, a Witchwood icon and light source is required. The masks have a number of charges, represented by a number following the item title, (e.g.; black mask(10), black mask(3), ranging from 1-10). When the player still has charges, he or she will sometimes have his or her opponent's Defence decreased. Each time this effect randomly takes place, the player will lose one charge. When Black masks lose all their charges, they have no number. There is no known way to recharge them at this time. Black masks with no charges retain their Attack and Strength boosts. You can now remove charges from a Black mask with an update that came out 2 November 2010.
• A Focus sight will boost Ranged damage and accuracy by 12.5% while fighting monsters that have been assigned by a Slayer Master. They can be obtained as drops from Desert strykewyrms, which require 77 Slayer to kill.
• A Hexcrest will boost Magic damage and accuracy by 12.5% while fighting monsters that have been assigned by a Slayer Master. They can be obtained as drops from Jungle strykewyrms, which require 73 Slayer to kill. It should be noted that these monsters have the ability to poison players.
• The Salve amulet is a reward from the Haunted Mine quest, which boosts damage and accuracy for all combat styles by 15% when fighting any undead monster, such as Aberrant spectres, Banshees, and Shades. The player can enchant it by defeating Tarn Razorlor and using the book obtained on the amulet, which raises the buffs to 20%. The amulet's effects will stack with the above Slayer headgear.
• Dragon slayer gloves can be purchased for 200 Fist of Guthix tokens from Reggie (the owner of Fist of Guthix Rewards Shop), giving 15% more Slayer experience and a 10% Attack bonus when worn while slaying dragons as part of an assigned slayer task. These boosts stack with the black mask and Slayer helmet. They will crumble to dust after killing 1,000 assigned dragons while wearing the gloves.
• The Slayer helmet gives the same advantages which a black mask gives but also acts as a multi task protection helmet. It is made using a black mask, earmuffs, nose peg, facemask and a spiny helmet on each other. The Slayer helmet gives the protection of all of these items against their specific monsters. This helmet requires you to buy the knowledge to make it for 400 slayer points as well as have 10 Defence and 55 Crafting. This helmet is very popular amongst high level slayers for its practicality and its ability to still give the 15% bonus in attack and strength whilst fighting monsters you otherwise would need a different helmet for.
• The full Slayer helmet can be made by adding a hexcrest and focus sight to a normal Slayer helmet. This makes maging and ranging tasks much easier.

## Temporary boosts

A player wearing a Slayer cape (t) and performing the Skillcape emote.
Main article: Temporary skill boost
• A Slayer's respite will boost Slayer by 1 level. It can be brewed using the Cooking skill beginning at level 59.
• A Mature Slayer's respite will boost Slayer by 2 levels. It can be brewed using the Cooking skill beginning at level 59.
• A Wild pie or its enhanced counterpart, the Wilder pie, will boost Slayer by 5 or 6 levels, respectively. This can be made at level 85 and 90 Cooking, respectively.
• A Spicy stew made with Yellow spice will alter your Slayer level by 5 (higher or lower), but may have no effect at all.
• Slayer cape will provide a +1 boost for a short period of time.

## Solomon's General Store

A player releasing a battlecry.

Players can purchase an animation for slayer called Slayer Battle Cry that plays whenever a player defeats a monster during a slayer assignment. This animation costs 176 RuneCoins.

## Skilling pet (Crabbe)

Main article: Crabbe

Like all skills, there is a skilling pet obtainable from training this skill. The pet for the Slayer skill is called Crabbe.

## Quests for Slayer experience

Quest Members Experience
reward
Slayer
requirement
Other requirements
Spiritual Enlightenment Medium Slayer XP lamp 90
Recipe for Disaster: Freeing the Mountain dwarf 1,000 -
Animal Magnetism 1,000 18
The Curse of Arrav 2,500 37
Fur 'n Seek 2,500 25
Desert Slayer Dungeon 4,000 70
The Hunt for Surok 5,000 -
Lair of Tarn Razorlor 5,000 40
Royal Trouble 5,000 40
Wanted! 5,000 -
Smoking Kills 5,000 35
Hero's Welcome 10,000 62
A Clockwork Syringe 11,000 61
Back to the Freezer 15,000 37
The Path of Glouphrie 20,000 56
Back to my Roots 23,000 59
The Branches of Darkmeyer 25,000 67
The Lord of Vampyrium 50,000 78
The Light Within 90,000 80
Fate of the Gods 100,000 76
The World Wakes 110,000 70
Total 492,000

## Update history

The update history project is a work-in-progress – not all updates to this topic may be covered below. See here for how to help out!
• patch 9 December 2019 (Update):
• The favorite button now has a proper description in the Slayer log.
• patch 16 September 2019 (Update):
• Right-clicking on the prefer list within the slayer rewards interface will now show 'Remove preferences' rather than 'Allow this task'.
• patch 19 August 2019 (Update):
• Boosting your Slayer level to kill NPCs above your base level now awards the correct amount of Slayer XP while on task.
• Mazchna will now suggest you obtain a task from Laniakea if your slayer and combat level is appropriate to do so.
• Fixed an issue where Heated Tea Flasks were being consumed when used on a Co-op slayer partner.
• Slayer assignment for Cres's Automatons tip no longer mentions Grotworms.
• patch 12 August 2019 (Update):
• Fixed an issue where co-op slayer kill count was decreasing too much for one partner when both players killed the same creature.
• Fixed an issue where completing a co-op slayer task could show your slayer task streak as a negative number.
• Fixed an issue where Slayer kill count was decreasing twice if a tagged target was killed by another player.
• patch 22 July 2019 (Update):
• Drinking an Aggroverload whilst using potion share on a co-op slayer task will now correctly display the Overload buff icon on the buff bar.
• ninja 28 May 2019 (Update):.
• If both players in a social slayer group have the slayer 120 skillcape, there is a chance the player is allowed to reroll their assignment a number of times.
• patch 30 April 2018 (Update):
• A typo in the tooltip when right clicking 'toggle' on Nihils in the slayer store rewards interface has been fixed.
• ninja 3 April 2018 (Update):
• When getting your first Slayer task (gelatinous abominations from Turael/Spria), the slayer counter UI is now turned on.
• patch 4 December 2017 (Update):
• The Acolyte of Seiryu entry in the 90 Slayer skill guide has been split into multiple entries.
• patch 31 July 2017 (Update):
• Invention and Slayer broadcasts are now global when reaching 120 in the skill, and no longer mention "virtual level".
• ninja 26 June 2017 (Update):
• The slayer counter can now be expanded for further information on your slayer points, slayer task streak and current slayer assignment's weakness. From the slayer counter, click the slayer icon to expand the window.
• update 5 June 2017 (Update):
• Slayer's level cap has been increased to 120.
• patch 7 April 2015 (Update):
• Players who tag creatures they don't have the required Slayer level to kill will no longer receive loot when those creature are killed by other players.
• patch 18 August 2014 (Update):
• Tagging monsters during Slayer assignments with a partner no longer counts as 2 kills.
• patch 24 March 2014 (Update):
• The Airut icon in the Slayer Skill Advance Guide has been updated.
• patch 21 January 2014 (Update):
• A bug where some players could not be invited to a co-op slayer task has been fixed.
• patch 29 August 2013 (Update):
• Social Slayer and player broadcasts now function correctly with the differing settings of the “private” chat filter.
• patch 9 July 2013 (Update):
• Both players now have the chance to loot a signet if one drops after defeating one of the Legiones when using Social Slayer.
• patch 14 January 2013 (Update):
• Corrected an issue where players in co-op slayer tasks against Strykewyrms could no longer fight back against the wyrm when the task was completed mid-fight.
• The Social Slayer ability to heal your Slayer partner now works as intended.
• Slayer creatures that require a finishing blow have had their health adjusted, so you can perform the finishing blow at <15% of its health.
• patch 19 December 2012 (Update):
• Updated the Slayer Skill Advance Guide with correct combat levels required for Slayer master access.
• patch 3 May 2011 (Update):
• Familiars can no longer attack Slayer creatures if the player's Slayer level has been drained.
• patch 2 November 2010 (Update):
• Slayer creatures can no longer be attacked with a low Slayer level using a Spirit Kyatt.
• patch 16 June 2009 (Update):
• Better checks added to ensure players will get Slayer experience from various creatures in the God Wars Dungeon.
• patch 20 January 2009 (Update):
• The message when you reach 99 Slayer has been made clearer to account for the possibility that Duradel might not be there.
• update 26 January 2005 (Update):
• Slayer skill added to game.
• Today we have introduced a new skill for members called the Slayer skill!
• The Slayer skill allows you to kill strange new creatures which would previously have been immune to your attacks. These previously undisturbed creatures have been hoarding treasure for a long time, and as such you may find great rewards from killing them...
• To start the Slayer skill, you should find one of the Slayer Masters who are located in various places around RuneScape. There are five Slayer Masters in total, each catering to different strengths.
• They can be found in Burthorpe, Morytania, Edgeville Dungeon, Zanaris, and Shilo Village.
• The Slayer Master will assign you a mission to kill a certain number of a specific type of monster. Some of those monsters will be ordinary monsters, some of them will be the new Slayer skill monsters.
• By killing the assigned monsters, you will gain Slayer experience. Each Slayer Master has a different selection of enemies they will assign from, each being tailored to suit different levels of players.
• You may have a different Slayer Master suggested to you as more suitable for your level, but you can ignore that advice if you have a particular choice of Slayer Master to take assignments from.
• Once you have completed your assignment, you can get another by returning to a Slayer Master. Some monsters will require specific weapons to kill them, (or equipment to protect you against them!) all of which can be purchased from the various Slayer Masters.
• Slayer levels and equipment required to kill the new monsters can be found in your in-game skill guide by clicking on the slayer skill icon, and also on the manual page.
• We have also added two new dungeons where the Slayer skill monsters can be found. One of them is the mysterious tower north west of Canifis that many people have been wondering about. The other can be found underground to the east of the Fremennik Province.
• Be careful if you don't have the slayer level to fight these monsters - they are very dangerous.
• We have also added greater numbers of certain monsters around the world, to cope with the increased demands created on these creatures by the Slayer Masters.
• Finally if you get given a target monster that seems a bit hard to do, then perhaps you aren't thinking about it carefully enough. For many of the given tasks there is actually more than one possible target. So try to think what other creatures in the game would also qualify as meeting the requirement. For instance if you're told to slay Blue Dragons and you think that's impossible then think about it for a moment instead, perhaps there is a weaker type of Blue dragon you can slay instead... (i.e Baby Blue dragons). This is true for quite a few of the targets.

## Trivia

• The previous Slayer symbol was an animal skull.
• Players that had a Slayer task before 6 June 2008 lost their task with the Smoking Kills update. Slayer Masters notified players the next time they spoke to them.
• If you try to invite yourself to a Social Slayer task, you will get the message: If you want something done properly, you need to do it yourself...but not in this case.