Slayer training

From the RuneScape Wiki, the wiki for all things RuneScape
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about general Slayer training. For high-level Slayer training, see Slayer training/High-levelled.
Slayer.png

Players starting Slayer should seek the highest levelled Slayer Master accessible to them, as they tend to assign higher levelled monsters with increased difficulty and experience rates compared to the lower levelled masters.

Access to masters[edit | edit source]

Main article: Slayer Master

Requirements or quests for accessing different Slayer Masters and areas include:

Master Location Levels required Quests required
Turael / Spria [1] Burthorpe N/A N/A
Mazchna / Achtryn [2] Canifis 20 Combat Combat N/A
Vannaka Edgeville Dungeon 40 Combat Combat N/A
Chaeldar Zanaris 75 Combat Combat Lost City
Sumona Pollnivneach 35 Slayer Slayer

90 Combat Combat

Smoking Kills
Duradel / Lapalok [1] Shilo Village 50 Slayer Slayer

100 Combat Combat

Shilo Village
Kuradal Ancient Cavern 75 Slayer Slayer

110 Combat Combat

Barbarian Training [3]
Morvran Prifddinas 85 Slayer Slayer

120 Combat Combat

Plague's End
Mandrith [4] Edgeville 85 Slayer Slayer

120 Combat Combat

N/A
Laniakea Anachronia 90 Slayer Slayer

120 Combat Combat

N/A

Notes:

  1. ^ a b Turael is replaced by Spria, and Duradel is replaced by Lapalok with the completion of While Guthix Sleeps.
  2. ^ During While Guthix Sleeps, Mazchna is temporarily replaced by Achtryn.
  3. ^ However, it is possible to be given assignments via NPC Contact without completing any training.
  4. ^ Mandrith's assignments are Slayer Bounties that must be completed in the Wilderness.

Access to monsters[edit | edit source]

Certain slayer monsters require the player to complete a quest before they can be assigned. While the monsters may be available in other locations, the quest will still need to be completed before the player can receive them as a task.

Transportation[edit | edit source]

The following transportation methods may help Slayers get to their targets faster:

Slayer points[edit | edit source]

Main article: Slayer points

The completion of Smoking Kills allows players to receive full Slayer points when completing Slayer tasks and challenges. Players who have not completed Smoking Kills will only receive half the amount of points when completing tasks. Slayer points can be used to cancel, skip, and block tasks as well as to purchase other rewards. An example of one of these rewards is the ability to craft Slayer helmets which can be upgraded to a full slayer helmet and beyond.

Slayer points are awarded for every task the player completes after their fourth consecutive task. Tasks assigned by Turael/Spira do not award Slayer points nor do they count towards the Slayer task count. Changing a task with Turael or Spria will reset the task count to zero, and therefore require the player to complete another four tasks to start receiving points again.

Every 10th and 50th task, players earn 5 and 15 times the Slayer Master's standard amount of points. It is possible to complete the first 9 tasks with a low-level master and then switch to a higher-level master for the comparatively larger bonus.

Slayer Master Points per task Points per 10th task Points per 50th task
Turael/Spria 0 0 0
Mazchna/Achtryn 2 10 30
Vannaka 4 20 60
Chaeldar 10 50 150
Sumona 12 60 180
Duradel/Lapalok 15 75 225
Kuradal 18 90 270
Morvran 20 100 300
Laniakea 22 110 330

Gear[edit | edit source]

You should always use the style that your slayer assignment is weak to, with some exceptions which will be detailed in the slayer table.

Corrupted slayer helmet chathead.png

The most important piece of gear is the Slayer helmet / Full slayer helmet / Reinforced slayer helmet / Strong slayer helmet / Mighty slayer helmet / Corrupted slayer helmet - while they have very low defensive stats, they give a 12.5% increase to accuracy and damage when slaying assigned monsters. A slayer helmet incorporates all Slayer headgear effects. The slayer helmet may be enchanted so that it may be charged with special attack scrolls for combat familiars to save inventory space (although as familiars can now carry their own scrolls this is no longer so useful). Ferocious ring effects does not work with the helmet on the stand.

The slayer helmet can be stored on the Anachronia slayer helmet stand, granting its boost as a passive effect, allowing players to wear any style specific helmet.

Recommended equipment for Melee
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadCorrupted slayer helmet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Corrupted slayer helmetCorrupted slayer helmetCustom-fit trimmed masterwork helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Custom-fit trimmed masterwork helmCustom-fit trimmed masterwork helm / Masterwork helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork helmMasterwork helmTorva full helm.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva full helmTorva full helmAnima Core helm of Zaros.png: RS3 Inventory image of Anima Core helm of ZarosAnima Core helm of ZarosBandos helmet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos helmetBandos helmet
NeckReaper necklace (or).png: RS3 Inventory image of Reaper necklace (or)Reaper necklace (or) / Amulet of souls (or).png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of souls (or)Amulet of souls (or)Amulet of souls.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of soulsAmulet of souls / Reaper necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Reaper necklaceReaper necklaceBrawler's blood necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Brawler's blood necklaceBrawler's blood necklaceBlood amulet of fury.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blood amulet of furyBlood amulet of furyBrawler's knockout necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Brawler's knockout necklaceBrawler's knockout necklace / Saradomin's whisper.png: RS3 Inventory image of Saradomin's whisperSaradomin's whisper
BackTokHaar-Kal-Ket.png: RS3 Inventory image of TokHaar-Kal-KetTokHaar-Kal-KetCompletionist cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Completionist capeCompletionist cape / Max cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Max capeMax capeFire cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fire capeFire capeCape of accomplishment.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cape of accomplishment99 Skillcape (Defence or Strength cape are recommended for the perk)N/A
BodyCustom-fit trimmed masterwork platebody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Custom-fit trimmed masterwork platebodyCustom-fit trimmed masterwork platebodyMasterwork platebody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork platebodyMasterwork platebodyTorva platebody.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva platebodyTorva platebodyAnima Core Body of Zaros.png: RS3 Inventory image of Anima Core Body of ZarosAnima Core Body of ZarosBandos chestplate.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos chestplateBandos chestplate
LegsCustom-fit trimmed masterwork platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Custom-fit trimmed masterwork platelegsCustom-fit trimmed masterwork platelegsMasterwork platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork platelegsMasterwork platelegsTorva platelegs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva platelegsTorva platelegsAnima Core Legs of Zaros.png: RS3 Inventory image of Anima Core Legs of ZarosAnima Core Legs of ZarosBandos tassets.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos tassetsBandos tassets
Main handKhopesh of Tumeken.png: RS3 Inventory image of Khopesh of TumekenKhopesh of TumekenDrygore weaponry.png: RS3 Inventory image of Drygore weaponryDrygore weaponElite tetsu katana.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elite tetsu katanaElite tetsu katanaBlade of Nymora.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blade of NymoraBlade of Nymora / Tetsu katana.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tetsu katanaTetsu katanaChaotic weaponry.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic weaponryChaotic main hand weapon / Attuned crystal dagger.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal daggerAttuned crystal dagger
Two-handed weaponNoxious scythe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Noxious scytheNoxious scythe / Zaros godsword.png: RS3 Inventory image of Zaros godswordZaros godswordDragon Rider lance.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon Rider lanceDragon Rider lance / Masuta's warspear.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masuta's warspearMasuta's warspearSuperior Vesta's spear.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior Vesta's spearSuperior Vesta's spear / Annihilation.png: RS3 Inventory image of AnnihilationAnnihilationChaotic spear.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic spearChaotic spear / Chaotic maul.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic maulChaotic maul / Attuned crystal halberd.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal halberdAttuned crystal halberdGodswords.png: RS3 Inventory image of GodswordsGodswords / Saradomin sword.png: RS3 Inventory image of Saradomin swordSaradomin sword / Zamorakian spear.png: RS3 Inventory image of Zamorakian spearZamorakian spear
Off-hand weaponKhopesh of Elidinis.png: RS3 Inventory image of Khopesh of ElidinisKhopesh of ElidinisDrygore weaponry.png: RS3 Inventory image of Drygore weaponryOff-hand drygore weaponElite tetsu wakizashi.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elite tetsu wakizashiElite tetsu wakizashiBlade of Avaryss.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blade of AvaryssBlade of Avaryss / Tetsu wakizashi.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tetsu wakizashiTetsu wakizashiChaotic weaponry.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic weaponryOff-hand chaotic weapon / Off-hand attuned crystal dagger.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand attuned crystal daggerOff-hand attuned crystal dagger
Ammo/SpellTirannwn quiver 4.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tirannwn quiver 4Tirannwn quiver 4N/AN/AN/AN/A
GlovesCinderbane gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cinderbane glovesCinderbane gloves / Custom-fit trimmed masterwork gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Custom-fit trimmed masterwork glovesCustom-fit trimmed masterwork glovesMasterwork gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork glovesMasterwork gloves / Razorback gauntlets.png: RS3 Inventory image of Razorback gauntletsRazorback gauntletsTorva gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva glovesTorva gloves / Gloves of passage.png: RS3 Inventory image of Gloves of passageGloves of passageGoliath gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Goliath glovesGoliath glovesBandos gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos glovesBandos gloves
FeetCustom-fit trimmed masterwork boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Custom-fit trimmed masterwork bootsCustom-fit trimmed masterwork bootsMasterwork boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Masterwork bootsMasterwork bootsTorva boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Torva bootsTorva bootsBandos boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bandos bootsBandos bootsSilverhawk boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Silverhawk bootsSilverhawk boots
RingLuck of the Dwarves (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Luck of the Dwarves (i)Luck of the Dwarves (i) / Luck of the Dwarves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Luck of the DwarvesLuck of the DwarvesAsylum surgeon's ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Asylum surgeon's ring (i)Asylum surgeon's ring (i) / Asylum surgeon's ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Asylum surgeon's ringAsylum surgeon's ringRing of death (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of death (i)Ring of death (i) / Ring of death.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of deathRing of deathWarrior ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Warrior ring (i)Warrior ring (i)Sixth-Age circuit.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sixth-Age circuitSixth-Age circuit / Onyx ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Onyx ring (i)Onyx ring (i)
AuraBerserker aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Berserker auraBerserker auraBrawler aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Brawler auraBrawler auraDark magic aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dark magic auraDark magic auraVampyrism aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Vampyrism auraVampyrism auraInspiration aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Inspiration auraInspiration aura / Invigorate aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Invigorate auraInvigorate aura
PocketIlluminated god book.png: RS3 Inventory image of Illuminated god bookIlluminated god bookGod book.png: RS3 Inventory image of God bookGod bookScrimshaw of vampyrism.png: RS3 Inventory image of Scrimshaw of vampyrismScrimshaw of vampyrismN/AN/A

Recommended equipment for Ranged
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadCorrupted slayer helmet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Corrupted slayer helmetCorrupted slayer helmetPernix cowl.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix cowlPernix cowlAnima Core helm of Zamorak.png: RS3 Inventory image of Anima Core helm of ZamorakAnima Core helm of ZamorakArmadyl helmet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl helmetArmadyl helmetN/A
NeckReaper necklace (or).png: RS3 Inventory image of Reaper necklace (or)Reaper necklace (or) / Amulet of souls (or).png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of souls (or)Amulet of souls (or)Amulet of souls.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet of soulsAmulet of souls / Reaper necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Reaper necklaceReaper necklaceFarsight blood necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Farsight blood necklaceFarsight blood necklaceBlood amulet of fury.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blood amulet of furyBlood amulet of furyFarsight sniper necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Farsight sniper necklaceFarsight sniper necklace / Saradomin's murmur.png: RS3 Inventory image of Saradomin's murmurSaradomin's murmur
BackTokHaar-Kal-Xil.png: RS3 Inventory image of TokHaar-Kal-XilTokHaar-Kal-XilCompletionist cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Completionist capeCompletionist cape / Max cape.png: RS3 Inventory image of Max capeMax capeAva's alerter.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ava's alerterAva's alerterCape of accomplishment.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cape of accomplishment99 Skillcape (Defence or Ranged cape are recommended for the perk)N/A
BodyPernix body.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix bodyPernix bodyAnima Core body of Zamorak.png: RS3 Inventory image of Anima Core body of ZamorakAnima Core body of ZamorakArmadyl chestplate.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl chestplateArmadyl chestplateN/AN/A
LegsPernix chaps.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix chapsPernix chapsAnima Core legs of Zamorak.png: RS3 Inventory image of Anima Core legs of ZamorakAnima Core legs of ZamorakArmadyl chainskirt.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl chainskirtArmadyl chainskirtN/AN/A
Main handBlightbound crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blightbound crossbowBlightbound crossbowAscension crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ascension crossbowAscension crossbowElite Death Lotus dart.png: RS3 Inventory image of Elite Death Lotus dartElite Death Lotus dart / Superior Morrigan's throwing axe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior Morrigan's throwing axeSuperior Morrigan's throwing axe / Superior Morrigan's javelin.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superior Morrigan's javelinSuperior Morrigan's javelinShadow glaive.png: RS3 Inventory image of Shadow glaiveShadow glaive / Death Lotus dart.png: RS3 Inventory image of Death Lotus dartDeath Lotus dartChaotic crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaotic crossbowChaotic crossbow / Attuned crystal chakram.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal chakramAttuned crystal chakram
Two-handed weaponEldritch crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Eldritch crossbowEldritch crossbow / Seren godbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seren godbowSeren godbow / Hexhunter bow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Hexhunter bowHexhunter bow (magic classed enemies)Noxious longbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Noxious longbowNoxious longbowDecimation.png: RS3 Inventory image of DecimationDecimationStrykebow.png: RS3 Inventory image of StrykebowStrykebow / Wyvern crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Wyvern crossbowWyvern crossbowRoyal crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Royal crossbowRoyal crossbow / Attuned crystal bow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal bowAttuned crystal bow
Off-hand weaponOff-hand Blightbound crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand Blightbound crossbowOff-hand Blightbound crossbowOff-hand ascension crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand ascension crossbowOff-hand ascension crossbowOff-hand Elite Death Lotus dart.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand Elite Death Lotus dartOff-hand Elite Death Lotus dartOff-hand shadow glaive.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand shadow glaiveOff-hand shadow glaive / Off-hand Death Lotus dart.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand Death Lotus dartOff-hand Death Lotus dartOff-hand chaotic crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand chaotic crossbowOff-hand chaotic crossbow / Off-hand attuned crystal chakram.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand attuned crystal chakramOff-hand attuned crystal chakram
Ammo/SpellTirannwn quiver 4.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tirannwn quiver 4Tirannwn quiver 4N/AN/AN/AN/A
GlovesCinderbane gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cinderbane glovesCinderbane gloves / Nightmare gauntlets.png: RS3 Inventory image of Nightmare gauntletsNightmare gauntletsAscension grips.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ascension gripsAscension gripsPernix gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix glovesPernix glovesSwift gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Swift glovesSwift glovesArmadyl gloves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl glovesArmadyl gloves
FeetPernix boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pernix bootsPernix bootsArmadyl boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Armadyl bootsArmadyl bootsSilverhawk boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Silverhawk bootsSilverhawk bootsN/AN/A
RingLuck of the Dwarves (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Luck of the Dwarves (i)Luck of the Dwarves (i) / Luck of the Dwarves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Luck of the DwarvesLuck of the DwarvesAsylum surgeon's ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Asylum surgeon's ring (i)Asylum surgeon's ring (i) / Asylum surgeon's ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Asylum surgeon's ringAsylum surgeon's ringRing of death (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of death (i)Ring of death (i) / Ring of death.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring of deathRing of deathArchers' ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Archers' ring (i)Archers' ring (i)Sixth-Age circuit.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sixth-Age circuitSixth-Age circuit / Onyx ring (i).png: RS3 Inventory image of Onyx ring (i)Onyx ring (i)
AuraReckless aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Reckless auraReckless auraSharpshooter aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sharpshooter auraSharpshooter auraDark magic aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dark magic auraDark magic auraVampyrism aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Vampyrism auraVampyrism auraInspiration aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Inspiration auraInspiration aura / Invigorate aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Invigorate auraInvigorate aura
PocketIlluminated god book.png: RS3 Inventory image of Illuminated god bookIlluminated god bookGod book.png: RS3 Inventory image of God bookGod bookScrimshaw of vampyrism.png: RS3 Inventory image of Scrimshaw of vampyrismScrimshaw of vampyrismN/AN/A

Notes:

  • Players who reach 100% hit chance should opt in for the Amulet of souls and Dark magic aura if Maniacal aura is on cooldown.
  • Players should use the best weapons they can for damage, preferably tier 90, and at least tier 80 power armour.
  • The noxious scythe and Dragon Rider lance are far superior to other melee options due to their increased range and synergy with area of effect abilities.
  • Cinderbane gloves are extremely useful against monsters that are not immune to poison, as they apply a poisonous effect to all monsters the player is in combat with.

Perks[edit source]

Weapon gizmo detail.png

Using good perks on augmented items through Invention and Ancient invention will highly increase the damage dealt and thus increase overall Slayer experience per hour. To unlock Invention you need level 80 in Divination, Crafting, and Smithing. To unlock Ancient invention you simply need to purchase and read the the 'Ancient gizmos' blueprint.png: RS3 Inventory image of 'Ancient gizmos' blueprint'Ancient gizmos' blueprint.

Recommended perks for slayer are given below.

Perk Type Max Tier Description
Aftershock.png: RS3 Inventory image of AftershockAftershock Weapon 4 After dealing 50,000 damage, create an explosion centered on your current target, dealing up to 40% per rank weapon damage to nearby enemies.
Precise.png: RS3 Inventory image of PrecisePrecise Weapon 6 Increases your minimum damage by 1.5% per rank of your maximum damage.
Equilibrium.png: RS3 Inventory image of EquilibriumEquilibrium Weapon 4 Increases minimum hit by 3% per rank, and decreases maximum hit by 1% per rank.
Biting.png: RS3 Inventory image of BitingBiting Weapon, Armour 4 +2% chance per rank to critically hit opponents.
Genocidal.png: RS3 Inventory image of GenocidalGenocidal Weapon, Armour 1 Deal up to 7% extra damage depending on how far you are through your Slayer task. Highly recommended perk to use when on slayer tasks.
Crackling.png: RS3 Inventory image of CracklingCrackling Weapon, Armour 4 Periodically zaps your combat target for 50% per rank of your weapon's damage. 1 minute cooldown.
Undead Slayer.png: RS3 Inventory image of Undead SlayerUndead Slayer Weapon, Armour 1 Deal 7% additional damage to undead.
Demon Slayer (perk).png: RS3 Inventory image of Demon Slayer (perk)Demon Slayer Weapon, Armour 1 Deal 7% additional damage to demons.
Dragon Slayer (perk).png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon Slayer (perk)Dragon Slayer Weapon, Armour 1 Deal 7% additional damage to dragons.
Impatient.png: RS3 Inventory image of ImpatientImpatient Weapon, Armour 4 9% chance per rank for basic abilities to generate 3 extra adrenaline.
Scavenging.png: RS3 Inventory image of ScavengingScavenging Weapon, Armour 4 1% chance per rank to get an uncommon Invention component as a drop from combat (with a 1% chance it will be a rare component instead).
Planted Feet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Planted FeetPlanted Feet Weapon 1 The duration of Sunshine and Death's Swiftness is increased by 25%, but they no longer deal periodic damage to your target.

Mid-level perks[edit source]

A recommended perk setup useful for monsters upto level 99 Slayer is as follows.

This has a level requirement of Invention Invention 85, or Invention 68+ with extreme invention potions.

Equipment Type Perk Icons Perks Cost
Weapon Precise.png Genocidal.png Precise 6 + Genocidal 551,480 for 1 x Small crate (historic components)
Equilibrium.png Equilibrium 4 286,112 for 1 x Small crate (timeworn components)
Top Biting.png Mobile.png Biting 2 + Mobile 1,002,624 for 84 x Huge blunt adamant salvage
Crackling.png Relentless.png Crackling 4 + Relentless 3 703,587 for 1 x Hand cannon and 1 x Small crate (vintage components)
Bottom Impatient.png Devoted.png Impatient 4 + Devoted 4
(Devoted is optional)
3,817,437 for 0.2 x Virtus wand and 1 x Zamorak godsword
Scavenging.png
Demon Slayer (perk).png
Dragon Slayer (perk).png
Scavenging 4 or
Demon Slayer or
Dragon Slayer
118,100 for 100 x Ring of slaying or
5,393,452 for 1 x Malevolent helm or
1,614,099 using 1 x Dragonfire shield
Total cost 6,479,340

High-level perks[edit source]

A recommended perk setup useful for monsters upto level 120 Slayer is as follows:

This has a level requirement of Invention Invention 99, and extreme invention potions are highly recommended.

Equipment Type Perk Icons Perks Cost
Weapon Precise.png Genocidal.png Precise 6 + Genocidal 551,480 for 1 x Small crate (historic components)
Aftershock.png Aftershock 4 56,547,141 for 1.5 x Anima Core Legs of Zaros
Top Biting.png Biting 4 51,612,054 for 0.3 x Noxious longbow
Crackling.png Relentless.png Crackling 4 + Relentless 5 10,075,618 for 5 x Large crate (vintage components)
Bottom Impatient.png Mobile.png Impatient 4 + Mobile 14,437,119 for 1.5 x Virtus wand and 1 x Zamorak godsword
Enhanced Devoted.png Enhanced Devoted 4 2,621,500 using 700 x Crystal flask
Total cost 135,844,911

A recommended augment for a weapon switch is as follows:

Equipment Type Perk Icons Perks Cost
Enhanced Excalibur or Sunspear Planted Feet.png Aftershock.png Planted Feet + Aftershock 1 26,298,032 for 0.5 x Anima Core Legs of Zaros and 1 x Orb of the Cywir elders

Notes:

  • Demon Slayer is recommended due to Ripper Demons being the best Slayer experience and best preferred task.
  • Dragon Slayer is useful if players prefer dragon slaying tasks

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Main article: Weapons

When training Slayer, it is important to have a sufficient variety of weapons to cover any task that you will be doing. The ideal weapon for the task will correspond to the target's exact weakness (e.g. crush, thrown, water spells etc.) A player's hit chance is dependent of your accuracy, the equipment you are wearing compared to the Defence level of your opponent and your opponent's weakness. When choosing the ideal weapon, one should consider the weakness type as well as the level.

Melee[edit | edit source]

In areas crowded with aggressive monsters, two-handed weapons may be preferred because of area-of-effect abilities. In areas with more passive creatures, it may be wiser to use weapon/abilities that do not have an area-of-effect. Nevertheless, all types of melee weapons are covered below.

A list of melee weapons and their attack types, requirements and other information can be found on the Melee weapons page.

Ranged[edit | edit source]

While all bows and crossbows can use ammunition of any tier, the damage will cap at the weapon's level.

A list of ranged weapons and their requirements and other information can be found on the Ranged weapons page.

Magic[edit | edit source]

Mages should be familiar with the damage scaling of elemental spells as well as the basics of hit chance (also called accuracy). With a good setup, ones accuracy will be 100% regardless of the element. In this case, one should choose element based on cost and/or desired effect (in the case of Ancient Magicks). Note that one should not necessarily choose the spell with the highest level requirement because of the two concepts of damage scaling and "capping at weapon levels"; these two concepts are described at Elemental spells.

For example, on the Standard spellbook, suppose that one has 99 Magic and a level 80 magic weapon, which is enough to guarantee 100% accuracy in a certain setting regardless of element. All four of the wave spells (Air wave, etc.) scale up to level 80, so they are equally strong. Air wave has the cheapest casting cost, so it is always the most preferable among the wave spells. Air blast only scales up to level 61, so its damage will be much less. Usually, the savings of one air rune per cast will not be worth it.

If you choose to go with magic, it can be quite effective to use a Wicked pouch with air runes if you want to save on inventory space to bring more food, or to carry more drops.

A list of magic weapons and their requirements and other information can be found on the Magic weapons page.

Armour[edit | edit source]

It is rather easy to decide what armour to take on Slayer because you only have to compare its tier, its type and its prayer bonus. The optimal choice of armour is gear to exploit your target's combat style (or specific weakness). This is particularly true for Slayer as all your targets are the same and thus there is usually no point in using hybrid armour. By wearing the appropriate armour type (Melee, Ranged, Magic) you will deal more damage to your opponent and take less damage from it. Unless you're fighting particularly hard targets it may also be a good idea to use non-degradable armour to avoid the cost of repair. Power armour is highly recommended when training Slayer.

Melee armour[edit | edit source]

  • Barrows equipment - level 70 melee armour with various set abilities. Can be useful to help train, depending on the task.
  • Defender - an off-hand weapon that provides a decent boost to armour, also allows for both defensive and offensive dual wield abilities to be used.
  • Dragonfire shield - for those without access to Super antifires, this is a superior alternative to the Anti dragon shield. It also has good defensive bonuses.
  • Proselyte armour - while it has very low defensive stats, its prayer bonus is substantial and may be considered worth it on easier tasks by some players.

Ranged armour[edit | edit source]

Magic armour[edit | edit source]

Hybrid armour[edit | edit source]

The following equipment can be used for Ranged, Magic, and Melee. It is worth noting that hybrid armour has hybrid defences; for example, wielding Barrows Gloves when using ranged will not provide any more magic defence than melee defence. Hybrid armour is usually a poor choice unless you're being attacked by enemies that are in different parts of the combat triangle.

Other useful information[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

  • Enchanted gem or Ring of slaying. These items are used for checking how many kills left in your assignment. The Ring of Slaying also provides teleport to several locations. The Rellekka Slayer Caves teleport brings the player close to a fairy ring. The Sumona teleport will bring the player close to the Slayer Master and the smoke dungeon. However, the "Slayer counter" in the Interface settings (subsection: Interface options) shows the remaining number of kills more conveniently.
  • NPC Contact (requires 67 Magic and the completion of Lunar Diplomacy) allows players to ask their Slayer Master for a new assignment remotely. This is only useful if you aren't planning on using Magic for a Slayer task, or have the Magic cape, as the cape provides the holder to switch their spellbook an unlimited number of times.
  • Ferocious rings can be used to teleport to Kuradal or Morvran up to five times. Wearing a Ferocious ring also increases damage dealt to monsters in Kuradal's Dungeon by 4%. (The ability to fuse Ferocious rings to Slayer helms can be unlocked for 500 Slayer points; the 4% damage boost is also transferred to the helm, freeing up the ring slot for a Ring of Wealth or a ring with combat bonuses.)
  • The Tokkul-Zo provides unlimited teleports to several locations inside Tzhaar city. (It is worth noting that there is a Fairy ring and a bank immediately next to the ring's teleport to the Fight caves.) The Tokkul-Zo also increases damage dealt to Tzhaar monsters by 10%.
  • Headhunter's thrill, for the chance of a kill to not affect the Slayer counter, but still award experience.
  • Slayer masks obtained from Shattered Worlds can grant additional drops and allows players to force a slayer master to assign a particular monster once per day.
  • Slayer VIP tickets allow players a choice between two different assignments, allowing players to avoid tasks they do not wish to do.
  • Each potency level of torstol incense sticks provides a 0.5% increase to base XP gain. The potency level will increase every 10 minutes and will reach its maximum at level 4 (+2% to base XP). Overloading consumes 6 sticks but instantly provides the maximum potency.

Combat Equipment and Supplies[edit | edit source]

  • Combat potions (e.g. Super set, Extreme potions, Overloads, and Combination potions) speed up most tasks immensely. Though high-level potions such as overloads are relatively expensive, the time one saves usually more than makes up for the cost.
  • Summoning pouches and scrolls. Beasts of Burden to carry extra supplies or drops; Healers to reduce food consumption or eliminate the need for it altogether. Combat familiar pouches for faster experience, in particular Nihil pouches, as these will damage your target, but will also boost the aligned attack style, whether it be Melee, Magic or Range 5%. The highest-levelled players will use a steel titan with their helmet and their inventory loaded with special attack scrolls for faster tasks even on dragon tasks, using a Bonecrusher for those tasks. A unicorn would be brought if a steel titan may not.
  • Demon horn necklace (or weaker variant) with a Bonecrusher (for monsters that drop bones) or an Ectoplasmator (for monsters that drop demonic ashes). Using the necklace with one of these items can provide an effectively unlimited supply of prayer points, as long as target monsters are slain quickly.
  • The Holy wrench passively increases the Prayer points restored from potions. (This includes Super prayer potions, Prayer renewal potions, and Super restore potions). The Wrench can be worn in the pocket slot to save inventory space.
  • Dwarf multicannon and Cannonballs - for faster killing; moderately expensive to use but usually speeds up tasks and experience up considerably; faster kill rates mean time saved that could have been spent doing more Slayer tasks or making money to make up for the cost of cannonballs. Although higher levelled players might find cannoning all possible tasks to be the most efficient route, lower levelled players or those on a budget should consider cannoning only the tasks with monsters that are aggressive (Dagannoths, Hellhounds, Warped terrorbirds, Suqahs, and Kalphites).
  • Dreadnips may help fasten kills on higher-level monsters.
  • Armour spikes and Armour spikes (alloy) may help fasten melee tasks.
  • An Enhanced Excalibur may help sustain harder tasks.
  • Several items allow to collect loot easily, such as the Gem bag (upgraded), the Herb bag, the Spirit gem bag and the Gold accumulator.

Teleportation[edit | edit source]

Player-Owned Houses[edit | edit source]

Some players use their house teleport as an advantage to quickly train Slayer.

Note that there are many cases where using player-owned houses are not the most efficient method, not all of the following advantages are relevant to those who have unlocked high level teleports.

After completing Love Story, using teleport to house tablets with a chisel allows players to create chipped teleport to house tablets, allowing players to teleport to any POH portal without moving their house.

Location Advantages Disadvantages
Rimmington Close to Mudskipper Point for mogre, ice warrior and skeletal wyvern tasks.Can be reached easily with an Explorer´s ring (3) teleport (cabbage port). Far from a Slayer Master to exchange Slayer points.

Fairy ring code AIQ teleports directly to Mudskipper Point.

The amulet of glory teleports to Draynor, rendering the time saved minimal.

Taverley Somewhat close to Trollheim for troll, spiritual mage, spiritual ranger, and spiritual warrior tasks
Close to the Heroes' Guild and Taverley Dungeon for blue dragon tasks
Close to Burthorpe Slayer Master for reassignment of tasks
The games necklace and Home Teleport teleports closer to all these locations. (except blue dragons). The Taverley lodestone gives quick access to the Burthorpe Slayer Master, and the Burthorpe lodestone is faster than using Taverley POH.
Pollnivneach Close to Sumona
Close to the Smoke Dungeon
The magic broom, Camulet and Bandit camp lodestone are somewhat slower but cheaper.

Ring of slaying can directly teleport to Sumona's house.

Rellekka

Quick access to Lunar Isle for a spellbook swap
Close to Fremennik Slayer Dungeon
Close to the Lighthouse for dagannoth tasks

Close to Waterbirth Island Dungeon for high-level dagannoth kills (level 90 Dagannoth and Dagannoth Kings)

Close to Ice strykewyrms.

Far from a Slayer Master to exchange Slayer points.

Enchanted lyre teleports close to POH portal.

Fairy rings are faster to Ice strykewyrms. Games necklace is closer to the Lighthouse dagannoths. Lunar lodestone is faster to getting to Lunar Isle.

Brimhaven

Close to the Brimhaven Dungeon
Fastest way to Duradel without the use of the NPC Contact or any means of teleportation such as Karamja Gloves 3 other than using the spirit tree patch followed by the cart-ride. Close to bank.

Few non-Slayer uses.

Karamja lodestone can be used to access the Brimhaven dungeon for free.

Yanille Close to blue dragons and greater demons in the Ogre Encampment. Far from a Slayer Master to exchange Slayer points.

Watchtower teleport is close.

Using the Lodestone is a little bit faster.

Prifddinas A fast way to Morvran without the use of the NPC Contact.

Close to bank.

Access to the grand exchange.

The Prifddinas lodestone teleport can also be used for quick access to Morvran.

Summoning[edit | edit source]

There are generally three classes of familiars used to help with completing Slayer tasks, Beasts of Burden, Healers and Fighters.

Beast of Burden class familiars have their own inventories that help increase a player's carrying capacity which allows for longer stays on Slayer assignments by either allowing the player to bring more food and/or equipment while also allowing the player to pick up more items before having to return to the bank. Beasts' of Burden can be useful at profitable Slayer tasks by using their Winter Storage scroll to transfer drops to the bank

Healer class familiars provide sources of health restoration. This may consist of a constant healing over time, a scroll use spell, or the capability of creating food to eat. A healer familiar will still heal a player even if that player has no Summoning points left.

Fighter class familiars consist of most familiars. A majority of the familiars you can summon have some degree of combat level and can be used to fight. A full list of summoning familiars can be found here.

There is a fourth class of familiars, skill enhancing familiars, that may be selected for a specific task to receive the desired effect. An example of this would be using a Macaw familiar while on an aberrant spectre assignment to improve the quality of herbs dropped.

Regardless of what class of familiar is selected, some thought must be taken when selecting a familiar for a particular Slayer assignment. What works for one player may not work for another. For example, you won't need to use a familiar for most Slayer tasks, but some tasks may need a beast of burden. A player will be happier to have a pack yak supply food for them when fighting wyverns than having a healing familiar support them.

A free and reasonably quick way to recharge Summoning points for extended Slayer training is the Tribute stone very near the Falador Lodestone.

Archaeology[edit | edit source]

With the introduction of the Archaeology skill players can activate Relic powers to assist them with training alternate skills.

The skills which can directly benefit Slayer training are:

  • Players with level 116 Archaeology can activate the Inspire Love relic power at the mysterious monolith for a 2% experience increase to support skills.
  • Players with level 119 Archaeology can activate the Slayer Introspection relic power at the mysterious monolith to have a choice between the minimum and maximum assignment amounts when starting a new Slayer assignment.

Alternative methods of gaining experience[edit | edit source]

Apart from general bonuses, such as treasure hunter lamps and stars, special event xp rewards and Tears of Guthix the following methods award Slayer XP:

Phoenix lair[edit | edit source]

500 Slayer XP, 5,000 the first time.

Wild Jade Vine[edit | edit source]

The Wild Jade Vine can yield 2,500 XP every 19 hours.

Daily challenge[edit | edit source]

Completion of a daily Slayer challenge gives experience equal to that of a huge XP lamp (68,816 XP at level 98 and above).

Wilderness warbands[edit | edit source]

If the warband leader is slain and you had dealt damage to him, you get Slayer XP (half of that given by the master jack of trades aura, capping at level 99 Slayer) based on your current (unboosted) Slayer level.

Menaphos scarabs[edit | edit source]

Corrupted scarabs provide a significant amount of XP daily, with the XP per scarab dropping as you proceed.

God Statues[edit | edit source]

God Statues yield the equivalent of a medium XP lamp (max 17,204) each on a monthly basis a total of up to 86,020 XP, provided the "wrong" statue is built at each site, and the fanatic defeated after praying.

Killing Bork[edit | edit source]

Bork is a level 107 ork which may be killed once a day after doing The Hunt for Surok miniquest. Every kill after the very first one rewards the player with 1,500 Slayer experience, in addition to a fixed amount of various uncut gems and Summoning charms. Completing the Hard Varrock achievements, The Mighty Fall, or both, increases all the mentioned rewards, including the player earning up to a maximum of 8,000 Slayer experience per kill.

Killing the Skeletal horror[edit | edit source]

The Skeletal horror is a level 91 monster which may be killed once a week after doing the Rag and Bone Man and Fur 'n' Seek wish list miniquests, where the latter requires 73 Slayer to complete. Killing it rewards the player with Slayer experience ranging from around 9,000 to 15,125 experience depending on the player's level, as well as Prayer experience and a guaranteed elite clue scroll drop.

Player-owned port[edit | edit source]

Complete special experience voyages with The Assassin. Requires Slayer level 90.

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

The Arc[edit | edit source]

After unlocking The Assassin in your Player-owned port you can go to speak to her on Aminishi after completing the Impressing the Locals quest to receive contracts.

When spoken to, she will give the player Slayer contracts to kill the Acolytes of Seiryu on the island. She can hand out three contracts per day (shared with Sojobo and Hubbub), but this can be increased to up to seven by buying "Contracts Per Day Increases" from Boni on Waiko. If you have main island contracts disabled on the board by Sojobo, the game will claim you do not have the requirements for any of Ling's contracts.

The Acolytes of Seiryu in the Temple of Aminishi also count towards the contract so it's best if you complete it within there so you can also get Dungeoneering experience and the Elite Dungeon rewards along with the Slayer experience.

Completing quests[edit | edit source]

Main article: Quest experience rewards - Slayer

Total: 186,000 Experience

  • 4 x 10,000 experience from lamps after the Carnillean Rising quest may be used for the Slayer skill
  • 3 x 50,000 experience from lamps after the The Branches of Darkmeyer quest may be used for the Slayer skill
  • 3 x 75,000 experience from lamps after the Lord of Vampyrium quest may be used for the Slayer skill
  • 4 x 100,000 experience from Idria after the While Guthix Sleeps quest may be used for the Slayer skill if the player is level 65 or higher.
  • 3 x 80,000 experience from lamps after the Ritual of the Mahjarrat quest may be used for the Slayer skill if the player is level 72 or higher.
  • Full list...

Total: 586,000 Experience