Killing spiritual warriors

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Killing spiritual warriors
RequirementsKilling spiritual warriors.png
99 Slayer for Personal Slayer Dungeon
90+ Magic recommended
95 Prayer recommended
43 Invention recommended
Salve amulet (e).png: RS3 Inventory image of Salve amulet (e)Salve amulet (e)
Staff of light.png Tier 70+ magic weapon
Spring cleaner.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spring cleanerSpring cleaner
The Jack of Spades
River of Blood (for berserk blood essence, optional)
Ghost hunter goggles (70).png Ghost hunter equipment
Enhanced Excalibur.png: RS3 Inventory image of Enhanced ExcaliburEnhanced Excalibur
Ancient elven ritual shard.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ancient elven ritual shardAncient elven ritual shard
Sacrifice.png Sacrifice
ProfitExperience gained
654,390 Magic
218,124 Constitution
13,500 Prayer (if using ectoplasmator)
986.13 Herblore (if using herbicide)
Inputs (2,206,660.41)Outputs (7,058,745.3)
175.78 × Spring.png Spring (617,871.09)
6.47 × Divine charge.png Divine charge (607,539.24)
168.75 × Magic notepaper 5.png Magic notepaper (231,187.5) for noting super potions
1.67 × Aggression flask (6).png Aggression flask (6) (360,945)
1.67 × Potion reservoir.png Potion reservoir (30,367.19)
1,000 × Air rune.png Air rune (70,000) (3,000 if dual wielding)
4,800 × Coins 10000.png Coins (4,800) for repairing Cinderbanes
15 × Congealed blood 1000.png Congealed blood (1,515)
0.33 × XP Capacitor 5000 (Inactive).png XP Capacitor 5000 (Inactive) (282,435.38)
4,074,300 × Coins 10000.png Coins (4,074,300) from coin drops and alched salvage
56.25 × Super strength (3).png Super strength (3) (1,102,500)
56.25 × Super defence (3).png Super defence (3) (470,756.25)
56.25 × Super attack (3).png Super attack (3) (241,650)
26.37 × Ghostly essence.png Ghostly essence (103,992.19)
21.09 × Grimy guam.png Grimy guam (12,571.88)
14.06 × Grimy marrentill.png Grimy marrentill (110,292.19)
14.06 × Grimy tarromin.png Grimy tarromin (2,742.19)
14.06 × Grimy harralander.png Grimy harralander (14,737.5)
7.03 × Grimy irit.png Grimy irit (23,259.38)
3.52 × Grimy avantoe.png Grimy avantoe (3,891.8)
3.52 × Grimy kwuarm.png Grimy kwuarm (50,758.59)
3.52 × Grimy cadantine.png Grimy cadantine (18,826.17)
1.76 × Grimy dwarf weed.png Grimy dwarf weed (26,347.85)
1.76 × Grimy lantadyme.png Grimy lantadyme (15,372.07)
0.33 × XP Capacitor 5000 (Charged).png XP Capacitor 5000 (Charged) (786,747.25)

The profit rate assumes 900 kills per hour and use of the gear setup below. Your actual profit may be higher or lower depending on your speed. Over 1000 kills per hour is possible with fully optimized gear and an Inquisitor staff, at the expense of AFK time.


The main priority of this setup is boosting damage and accuracy against the warriors to maximise drops. To this end, the Undead Slayer perk, Salve amulet (e), and 3 pieces of ghost hunter equipment provide a total 37% bonus damage against the warriors, drastically increasing kills per hour (with the ghost hunter equipment also providing an extra 10% experience per hour).

Secondly, this setup is designed to allow for high kills per hours with minimum game interaction. Potion reservoirs are used to allow players to stay AFK for up to five minutes at a time, only checking back in to note potions. Players who don't mind checking in more often can use weapon poison+++ and Torment along with super prayer renewal potions and an ancient elven ritual shard to upkeep prayer.

Lastly, a large rune pouch, packed with air, fire, and nature runes, is used to save inventory space and allow for alching occasional rare drop table drops.

This setup incorporates many of the suggested items to maximize efficiency for minimum effort. An enhanced gold accumulator is assumed to be on the toolbelt, and the Luck of the Dwarves relic power is assumed to be activated, freeing up the ring slot for a ring of vigour. The ancestor spirits aura is used since it procs frequently and hits hard. The combination of Enhanced Excalibur, Sacrifice, and a blood necklace take care of sustain. With this setup, players only need to check in once every five minutes. A legendary pet is recommended to pick up potion drops.

Ancestor spirits aura.png
Ghost hunter goggles (70).png
Berserk blood essence.png
Ghost hunter backpack.png
Blood amulet of fury.png
Large rune pouch.png
Augmented Inquisitor staff.png
Augmented garb of subjugation.png
Off-hand slot.png
Ghost hunter legs.png
Cinderbane gloves.png
Boots of subjugation.png
Ring of vigour.png
Potion reservoir.png6Aggression flask (6).pngAggression flask (6).pngAggression flask (6).png
Ghostly essence.pngAggression flask (6).pngAggression flask (6).pngAggression flask (6).png
Herb bag.pngGem bag (upgraded).pngSpring cleaner 9001.pngEctoplasmator.png
Magic notepaper 5.png250XP Capacitor 5000 (Charging).pngXP Capacitor 5000 (Inactive).pngSlayer Codex.png
Dominion marker (stage 4).pngSealed clue scroll (hard).png
  • Tsunami.png
  • Sunshine.png
  • Chain.png
  • Corruption Blast.png
  • Dragon Breath.png
  • Sacrifice.png
  • Wild Magic.png
  • Sonic Wave.png
  • Tuska's Wrath.png
  • Combust.png
  • Deep Impact.png
  • Undead Slayer (ability).png

This setup is designed for balancing maximum AFK time and minimum requirements. Potion reservoirs allow players to only check in once every five minutes (to prevent being kicked to lobby) to note potions. The combination of Ice Asylum, a blood necklace, and Sacrifice means players don't need to worry about health. This inventory support four-hour trips and can be easily scaled up by adding more aggression flasks (at the cost of being able to pick up fewer potions.) A legendary pet should be used to automatically pick up potion drops.

Aura slot.png
Ghost hunter goggles (70).png
Illuminated Book of Balance.png
Ghost hunter backpack.png
Blood amulet of fury.png
Large rune pouch.png
Augmented staff of light.png
Augmented garb of subjugation.png
Off-hand slot.png
Ghost hunter legs.png
Gloves of subjugation.png
Boots of subjugation.png
Luck of the Dwarves.png
Spring cleaner 9001.pngXP Capacitor 5000 (Charging).pngXP Capacitor 5000 (Inactive).pngXP Capacitor 5000 (Inactive).png
Aggression flask (6).pngAggression flask (6).pngAggression flask (6).pngAggression flask (6).png
Aggression flask (6).pngAggression flask (6).pngAggression flask (6).pngAggression flask (6).png
Aggression flask (6).pngAggression flask (6).pngAggression flask (6).pngAggression flask (6).png
Magic notepaper 5.png750Ghostly essence.pngPotion reservoir.png12Advanced gold accumulator.png
Slayer Codex.pngSealed clue scroll (hard).png
  • Ice Asylum.png
  • Tsunami.png
  • Sunshine.png
  • Chain.png
  • Corruption Blast.png
  • Dragon Breath.png
  • Sacrifice.png
  • Wild Magic.png
  • Sonic Wave.png
  • Tuska's Wrath.png
  • Combust.png
  • Deep Impact.png

Suggested Perks

Precise 6 and Equilibrium 4 are used as cheap perks that can still speed up kills per hour by over 15%. Biting 2 and Undead Slayer are also relatively easy to get on one armour gizmo using seven direct components, one undead component, and one living component. Lastly, Scavenging 3 is used to indirectly increase profits from the large amounts of free components it will give when killing spiritual warriors.

Body armour:

Aftershock 4 is an excellent AoE damage perk, and it makes a good combo with Planted Feet (Precise 5 and Planted Feet make a very slightly less effective combo, but are much less expensive and make minimal difference when compared to Aftershock 4 + Planted Feet). Ruthless 3 gives a constant 7.5% damage boost due to high kill rates, and comboes very easily with Equilibrium 4 for additional damage. Biting 4 is used as the best damage boosting armour perk when taking AoE damage into account, made even better when comboed with Undead Slayer. Lastly, Scavenging 4 (ideally alone, since Looting clutters up the loot drops) gives boatloads of free components.

Body armour:

More Information

Spiritual warriors commonly drop a variety of salvage items, which the spring cleaner will alchemise directly to coins for the bulk of money made from this method. Magic notepaper should be used to note the potions - you will make quite a bit of extra money per hour doing so without significantly impacting kills per hour if using area loot.

Combat-wise, spiritual warriors are not particularly threatening, meaning even medium level armour is enough to tank their attacks. With a tier 90 staff, Enhanced Excalibur and the Sacrifice ability can provide enough healing to sustain you without the use of Soul Split or food. If these items are not available, a Bunyip familiar or the sharks the warriors drop should provide the extra healing required.

The ideal location to fight spiritual warriors is the small room of the Sunken Pyramid, requiring 99 Slayer and five total spiritual warrior souls for a player to set up. This keeps the player away from other monsters in the dungeon, which can impede kill rates.

With both a spring cleaner and an advanced gold accumulator, players can easily make significant amounts of money while only checking the game at 5 minute intervals to top off their potion effects, restore prayer points, and heal if need be.

Finally, players with access to Invention can disassemble warpriest gear drops to gather Armadyl, Bandos, Saradomin and Zamorak components for free. These components are highly useful for obtaining the otherwise relatively expensive Precise, Devoted, Impatient and Imp Souled and Genocidal perks. Warpriest gear drops are based on what pieces the player currently owns, so by banking the cuirasses and greaves, only helms, boots, gauntlets and capes may be dropped, which do not have a warning when disassembled, making them quicker to disassemble during combat.

Useful Items/Abilities

The following items and abilities are useful for fully optimizing experience, kills, and profit per hour, in rough order of most useful to least useful:

  • Advanced gold accumulator.png: RS3 Inventory image of Advanced gold accumulatorAdvanced gold accumulator - passively collects an extra 1,036,800 per hour in raw coin drops
  • Dominion marker (stage 4).png: RS3 Inventory image of Dominion marker (stage 4)Dominion marker (stage 4) - when used in conjunction with berserk blood essence, players can boost stats to near-overload levels for almost no cost
  • Scavenging.pngPerk rank 4.pngScavenging 3+ - gives large amounts of free components, increasing profits by roughly 1,391,719 per hour (with Scavenging 4 on level 20 equipment, assuming augmentors, equipment siphons, and mechanised chinchompas are made)
  • Water lycan adult.png Legendary pet - automatically collect most drops and save time looting
    • Can also bank the Slayer Codex once the dungeon is entered to save an inventory space
  • Auras, rotated through the following:
    • Ancestor spirits aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ancestor spirits auraAncestor spirits aura - procs frequently at spiritual warriors and deals significant extra damage (best aura for spiritual warriors, use whenever possible)
    • Dark magic aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dark magic auraDark magic aura - gives some minor extra free damage
    • Penance aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Penance auraPenance aura - allows for occasional free usage of Torment
    • Inspiration aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Inspiration auraInspiration aura - gives some minor free adrenaline which slightly boosts dps
  • Luck of the Dwarves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Luck of the DwarvesLuck of the Dwarves or Luck of the Dwarves (relic power).png Luck of the Dwarves (relic power) - for access to rare drop table and chance of Hazelmere's signet ring
    • Ring of vigour.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of vigourRing of vigour - if using the Luck of the Dwarves relic power, for some extrafree adrenaline and damage
  • Inquisitor staff.png: RS3 Inventory image of Inquisitor staffInquisitor staff - best-in-slot staff for spiritual warriors, dealing tier 97 damage with the charge drain rate of a tier 80 weapon
    • This staff (and only this staff) allows for use of air wave instead of air surge with no damage penalty due to how magic weapon damage is calculated, saving air runes
  • Fury of the Small.png Fury of the Small - allows for more frequent thresholds and ultimates for slightly higher kills per hour
  • Slayer Codex.png: RS3 Inventory image of Slayer CodexSlayer Codex - 50 souls in the Slayer Codex grants access to a free Sunken Pyramid teleport
  • XP Capacitor 5000 (Inactive).png: RS3 Inventory image of XP Capacitor 5000 (Inactive)XP Capacitor 5000 (Inactive) - XP Capacitors can each be charged in roughly 3 hours at spiritual warriors, increasing profits by 504,312 per hour
  • Ectoplasmator.png: RS3 Inventory image of EctoplasmatorEctoplasmator - free prayer experience
  • Herbicide.png: RS3 Inventory image of HerbicideHerbicide - if used with the collector upgrade and the herb bag, players can gain an additional profit of 278,800 per hour
    • Herb bag.png: RS3 Inventory image of Herb bagHerb bag - if using herbicide collector upgrade
  • Gem bag (upgraded).png: RS3 Inventory image of Gem bag (upgraded)Gem bag (upgraded) - spiritual warriors often drop uncut gems from the rare drop table, up to and including dragonstones
  • Dominion medallion.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dominion medallionDominion medallion and upgrades - 3 free daily teleports to the Dominion Tower, to quickly reclaim a lost Dominion Marker
  • Rooster (player-owned farm).png As the Rooster Crows Tier 2 - gives a 10% drop chance increase to ghostly essence while fighting ghosts, including spiritual warriors, increasing profits by an extra 15,945 per hour
  • Undead Slayer (ability).png Undead Slayer (ability) - if already owned, can be manually used when checking in every 5 minutes to speed kills up slightly; otherwise, not worth the investment if used only for spiritual warriors
  • Golden Touch.png Golden Touch - if already owned, can be manually used every other minute to alchemise drops. Can save a lot of springs over time as well as generate some profit from unstackable drops.