The slayer helmet is a single item worn in the head slot that combines multiple pieces of protective and beneficial Slayer gear. It may be assembled after a player spends 400 Slayer points to learn how to craft one. In addition, it requires level 55 Crafting and level 35 Slayer, which is also needed to complete the pre-requisite quest Smoking Kills. When worn, the helmet provides the special effects of all of the Slayer equipment that it was made from. Masked earmuffs will not work when crafting the Slayer helmet; they must first be disassembled (not in the sense of the Invention ability, but simply separated into its original parts).
The Slayer helmet can be upgraded to the full slayer helmet by combining it with a hexcrest and a focus sight. These improve the damage and accuracy for Ranged and Magic attacks by 12.5% during Slayer tasks, just as the black mask boosts Melee as part of the base Slayer helmet. Hexcrests are dropped by jungle strykewyrms (73 Slayer required) and focus sights are dropped by desert strykewyrms (77 Slayer required).
The slayer helmet combines the effects of several pieces of head slot Slayer equipment, all of which are required to create it:
The helmet retains the abilities of all the items used to make it. It still gives the effect that the black mask does, but with better defence and bonuses, making it one of the best helms for Slayer assignments. If the black mask still has charges, they must first be expended.
With the addition of Anachronia, a slayer helmet can be placed on the Slayer helmet stand of a Tier 3 Slayer Lodge. This allows the player to have the effects of the slayer helmet at all times, without needing to wear it.
If a player were to use only one slayer master, the minimum number of tasks needed to be completed to earn the points required is as follows (this includes the 4 no-point tasks, and excludes any special task):
One way to decrease the time it takes to get 400 points is by doing 9 low-level tasks, and on the 10th completing a harder slayer master's task.
After unlocking the ability to make the helmet, a message appears in the chat window stating: The secret is yours. You can now combine a black mask, face mask, spiny helm, nosepeg and earmuffs into one useful item.
|0 XP||-||1 (0.6s) ||-|
| Crafting level||55|
| Completion of Smoking Kills|
|Unlocked ability to create from a Slayer Master for 400 Slayer points|
| Members only|
All of the aforementioned items are required to craft the helmet, as well as a Crafting level of 55. Boosts can be used to combine the parts, but the Assist System cannot.
For a player to construct the helmet, they must use one item on another if all the necessary items are in the player's inventory. The quest Smoking Kills is required to make the Slayer helmet, and therefore must be completed before the Slayer helmet can be crafted, and worn. After being made, the Slayer helmet may be disassembled (taken apart) and reassembled at any time.
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Concept art of the slayer helmet
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- patch 13 January 2020 (Update):
- Equipping Slayer helmet from the bank now has wear in the options.
- patch 4 November 2019 (Update):
- Original slayer helmet now correctly give any accuracy bonus to melee.
- patch 14 October 2019 (Update):
- Fixed an issue causing the Slayer helmet stand to not work as a helmet slot.
- ninja 28 August 2018 (Update):
- Players with non usable 'enchanted slayer helmet' will now be able to convert the item to regular slayer helmet.
- patch 26 June 2017 (Update):
- Slayer helmets now correctly equip from the Bank menu.
- patch 5 January 2015 (Update):
- The Rellekka Slayer Caves teleport option that is displayed when the ring of slaying or the slayer helm are activated has been renamed to "Fremennik Slayer Dungeon" to remain consistent with the name of the dungeon elsewhere.
- patch 13 October 2014 (Update):
- It is no longer possible to teleport to Morvran using the slayer helm teleport function without first unlocking the ability to do so.
- ninja 6 October 2014 (Update):
- A fused slayer helmet will now tell the player how many charges remain after teleporting.
- ninja 23 June 2014 (Update):
- Players will now be asked how many items they would like to recharge with a slayer helmet.
- Fused slayer helmets now benefit from the ferocious ring damage boost.
- ninja 10 March 2014 (Update):
- Upgrading Slayer helmets now costs significantly less if the player has upgraded a helmet before.
- patch 4 February 2014 (Update):
- Tiered slayer helmets now show the correct colour on chatheads.
- patch 13 January 2014 (Update):
- Summoning scrolls stored in re-coloured and enchanted Slayer helms now automatically trigger familiars' special moves.
- patch 2 October 2013 (Update):
- An issue with Slayer Helmets converting bacon scrolls to bones has been fixed.
- patch 28 November 2012 (Update):
- We've brought all the slayer helm variants up to the stats that they should be, regardless of their colour.
- patch 11 April 2012 (Update):
- Pikkupstix no longer tries to wipe paint off of unpainted Slayer helmets when trying to enchant them.