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Slayer is a members-only support skill in which players receive assignments from Slayer Masters to kill monsters which often require a specific method to effectively slay. Slayer was introduced on 26 January 2005. Players get a Slayer task from one of eleven 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 858,463) on the HiScores for Slayer is level 15. As of 31 January 2023, there are 231,223 current members that have achieved level 99 in Slayer. There are 63,410 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[edit | edit source]

Slayer counter interface.png

A Slayer is someone who is assigned to slay, i.e. kill, specific monsters. These assignments are given out by one of the eleven Slayer Masters (Slayer master icon) 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[edit | edit source]

Eleven 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
Jacquelyn None None
Vannaka 30 Combat Combat None
Mazchna / Achtryn[2] 50 Combat Combat None
Chaeldar 75 Combat Combat Lost City
Sumona 90 Combat Combat

35 Slayer Slayer

Smoking Kills
Duradel / Lapalok 100 Combat Combat

50 Slayer Slayer

Shilo Village
Kuradal 110 Combat Combat

75 Slayer Slayer

Barbarian Training Miniquest
Morvran 120 Combat Combat

85 Slayer Slayer

Plague's End
Laniakea 120 Combat Combat

90 Slayer Slayer

Exploring Anachronia
Mandrith 120 Combat Combat

95 Slayer Slayer

  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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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 requirement 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 Aviansie 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
Orikalka/Rathis/Pthentraken Dinosaurs 1 4545
Kerapac Nodon dragonkin 1 16700
  1. ^ The slayer helmet has no effect on the Magister.

Slayer points[edit | edit source]

Players earn Slayer points (Slayer_points.png: RS3 Inventory image of Slayer_points) for completing tasks, with the amount depending on which Slayer Master assigned the task, and the number of tasks completed in a row. Upon completion of the Smoking Kills quest, Slayer point rewards are permanently doubled from completing tasks. Players only start earning slayer points after finishing four tasks in a row. Tasks assigned by Turael/Spria do not reward any Slayer points.

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:

  • Cancel task (30 pts);
  • Block task (100 pts), cancels that task until unblocked;
  • Extend task (30 pts);
  • Prefer task (100 pts), also extends task for that specific assignment.

A maximum of 8 assignment types can be blocked and preferred, one for every 50 quest points. Blocking or cancelling an assignment does not reset the task streak.

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.

Slayer points per task (after completion of Smoking Kills)
Slayer Master Per task Per 10th task Per 50th task Per Slayer challenge
Turael/Spria 0 0 0 0 (Slayer 1,000 experience)
Jacquelyn 1 5 15 0 (Slayer 1,000 experience)
Mazchna/Achtryn 2 10 30 3 (Slayer 2,000 experience)
Vannaka 4 20 60 10 (Slayer 4,000 experience)
Chaeldar 10 50 150 25 (Slayer 10,000 experience)
Sumona 12 60 180 30 (Slayer 15,000 experience)
Duradel/Lapalok 15 75[1] 225 35 (Slayer 20,000 experience)
Kuradal 18 90 270 18 (Slayer 25,000 experience)
Morvran 20 100 300 45 (Slayer 50,000 experience)
Laniakea 22 110 330 45 (Slayer 50,000 experience)
Mandrith 15 + the player's threat level[2] (15 + the player's threat level) × 5[3] (15 + the player's threat level) × 15[4] 35 (Slayer 21,500-30,000 experience)
  1. ^ 80 after completing the elite Karamja achievements
  2. ^ For a maximum of 25
  3. ^ For a maximum of 125
  4. ^ For a maximum of 375

Slayer equipment[edit | edit source]

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 grant access to the same shop, including the same 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[edit | edit source]

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.

Slayer Introspection doesn't work when choosing tasks.

Co-op Slayer points[edit | edit source]

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 Co-op Slayer points.png: RS3 Inventory image of Co-op Slayer points
Recharge a fused full Slayer helmet Co-op Slayer recharge slayer helm icon.png 5
Recharge Rings of Slaying and Ferocious rings Co-op Slayer recharge rings icon.png 10
Ability to use food on your partner Co-op Slayer food on partner icon.png 25
You share your partner's protective equipment Co-op Slayer shared protective equipment icon.png 30
Your partner gains half your portent of restoration effects Divination.png 35
Buy a Baby aquanite pet Co-op Slayer Squidge icon.png 50
Share your Slayer teleports with your partner Co-op Slayer shared teleport icon.png 60
Your partner gains half the bonus of any potion you drink Co-op Slayer shared potions icon.png 75
Buy a baby ice strykewrm named Freezy Co-op Slayer Freezy icon.png 100
Freezy's jungle skin Co-op Slayer Freezy (jungle) icon.png 125
Freezy's wilderness skin Co-op Slayer Freezy (wildy) icon.png 125
Freezy's desert skin Co-op Slayer Freezy (desert) icon.png 125
Buy a Baby Ganodermic runt pet Co-op Slayer Runtstable icon.png 200
Total (one-time purchases): 950

Slayer task extenders[edit | edit source]

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

Slayer challenges[edit | edit source]

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

Sunken Pyramid[edit | edit source]

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

Forcing a Slayer task[edit | edit source]

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 helms retain the masks' teleports and ability to force a slayer task, but they do 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[edit | edit source]

Repeatable[edit | edit source]

God statues[edit | edit source]

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: the amount of experience gained is equal to that of a medium experience lamp. See the God Statues or medium experience lamp articles for more information.

Champion's Challenge[edit | edit source]

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.

Jade vine[edit | edit source]

Slaying the Wild jade vine every 15 hours

  • 2,500 Slayer experience

Bork[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Kill the Phoenix in its lair, daily

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

Wilderness Warbands[edit | edit source]

This is a dangerous activity that takes place in the Wilderness or another PvP area.
If you die, you will lose your items and will not be able to reclaim them from Death or your gravestone if you have opted into PvP.

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

  • 9,703 at 99 slayer (Slayer experience is or half of the Master jack of trades aura.)

Skeletal horror[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Tarn Razorlor[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

Mr. Mordaut[edit | edit source]

Pollnivneach dungeon Slayer bosses[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

Damage[edit | edit source]

  • 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, they will sometimes have their opponent's Defence decreased at the cost of one charge. When Black masks have lost 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 black mask's bonuses in Melee damage and accuracy 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.
  • The Slayer helmet can be upgraded several times for slayer points, up to a Corrupted slayer helmet, which grants additional damage and accuracy over the base helmet.
  • With a Tier 3 Slayer Lodge on Anachronia, a slayer helmet can be mounted on the stand to turn it into a passive effect, allowing the use of other damage-boosting helmets while on task.

Task[edit | edit source]

Temporary boosts[edit | edit source]

A player wearing a Slayer cape (t) and performing the Skillcape emote.
  • A Slayer's respite will boost Slayer by 2 levels. It can be brewed using the Cooking skill beginning at level 59.
  • A Mature Slayer's respite will boost Slayer by 4 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[edit | edit source]

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)[edit | edit source]

Crabbe chathead.png

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

Quests with a Slayer requirement[edit | edit source]

Quests for Slayer experience[edit | edit source]

Quest Members Experience
Other requirements
Spiritual Enlightenment (miniquest) P2P icon.png Medium Slayer XP lamp 90 Slayer N/A
Recipe for Disaster: Freeing the Mountain Dwarf P2P icon.png 1,000 N/A N/A
Animal Magnetism P2P icon.png 1,000 18 Slayer
The General's Shadow (miniquest) P2P icon.png 2,000 N/A N/A
The Curse of Arrav P2P icon.png 2,500 37 Slayer
Fur 'n Seek P2P icon.png 2,500 25 Slayer N/A
Desert Slayer Dungeon (miniquest) P2P icon.png 4,000 70 Slayer N/A
The Hunt for Surok (miniquest) P2P icon.png 5,000 N/A
Lair of Tarn Razorlor (miniquest) P2P icon.png 5,000 40 Slayer N/A
Royal Trouble P2P icon.png 5,000 40 Slayer
Wanted! P2P icon.png 5,000 N/A N/A
Smoking Kills P2P icon.png 5,000 35 Slayer
Hero's Welcome P2P icon.png 10,000 62 Slayer
A Clockwork Syringe P2P icon.png 11,000 61 Slayer
Back to the Freezer P2P icon.png 15,000 37 Slayer
The Path of Glouphrie P2P icon.png 20,000 56 Slayer
Back to my Roots P2P icon.png 23,000 59 Slayer
The Branches of Darkmeyer P2P icon.png 25,000 67 Slayer
The Lord of Vampyrium P2P icon.png 50,000 78 Slayer
City of Senntisten P2P icon.png 50,000 75 Slayer
The Light Within P2P icon.png 90,000 80 Slayer
Fate of the Gods P2P icon.png 100,000 76 Slayer
The World Wakes P2P icon.png 110,000 70 Slayer N/A
Total 542,000

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • patch 23 May 2022 (Update):
    • Fixed an issue where players could receive 0 Slayer Points for completing a task during co-op Slayer.
  • patch 13 September 2021 (Update):
    • Made a number of changes to Feathers of Ma'at to stop issues with completing corrupted creature Slayer Tasks:
      • Feathers are now destroyed on drop to prevent them being placed on the floor.
      • Feathers can no longer be traded to a Beast of Burden.
      • You must now have at least one Feather in your Backpack before starting to fight corrupted creatures and soul devourers.
      • Loot will now go to the person who used the Feather, rather than the player who hit the creature first.
  • patch 6 September 2021 (Update):
    • Slayer and Reaper tasks in the Activity Tracker now include a 'Weakness' field in their description which highlights the most effective combat style. During a task, an icon for this weakness will replace its Activity Tracker icon.
    • The text which appears when hovering over the Slayer Counter if you are able to capture the target's soul and have not yet done so will now also appear in the Activity Tracker description for that task.
    • Slayer and Reaper tasks in the Activity Tracker now continue to display the name of the target when there are no kills left, instead of displaying 'no task'. This makes it consistent with the Slayer/Reaper counter.
    • Slayer and Reaper tasks in the Activity Tracker will now refresh correctly if the target changes but the number of kills left remains the same.
    • Players will no longer be assigned random Slayer tasks when wearing particular masks.
  • patch 12 July 2021 (Update):
    • Users logging in to an account with an invalid slayer task with now have their slayer task removed.
    • Players that were unable to progress their slayer task will now be able to claim a new task on login.
  • patch 10 February 2020 (Update):
    • When fighting moss golems, social slayer partners can now deal with each other's mossy rock NPC spawn-prevention as well as their own.
  • patch 9 December 2019 (Update):
    • The favourite 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 31 January 2005 (Update):
    • People have told us they don't like how in multicombat areas they could do most of the damage to a creature and then someone would deal the killing blow and be counted as the slayer of the creature.
    • We have changed this. Now both the person who dealt the killing blow and the person who did the most damage will be counted as the slayer for the purposes of their kill counts. (If you did both these things you will only count as having killed the creature once though.) The slayer xp will be split evenly between the two players.
    • Giants have been renamed to hill giants. This is to make it clear that when the slayer masters tell you to kill hill giants, they don't mean moss giants, fire giants or ice giants.
    • We have added more hill giants and hellhounds to cope with the increased demand for these creatures that has been created by the slayer skill. There are now more hellhounds in the Taverley dungeon and some south of the Wilderness axe hut. There are hill giants added to the north of the observatory and south-west of the gnome stronghold.
    • People may have noticed last week we also decreased the totals of bronze dragons and steel dragons being assigned to decrease crowding on those creatures.
  • 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[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

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