Slayer is a members-only skill which is considered to be one of the hardest skills to reach level 99 in.
The way that the skill works is players are assigned a set amount of NPCs to kill by a Slayer master. These NPCs will then provide a set amount of Slayer experience. As a player's Slayer level increases, the more valuable the potential rewards that the NPCs drop.
The Slayer experience provided is divided into two categories; Most damage overall & Last hit. This means that 50% of the experience gained will be for inflicting the most damage on the NPC and 50% of the experience is rewarded for the killing blow.
Players can make in excess of 1 billion gold on their journey to 99 Slayer dependant on the method that they choose to pursue.
Players are only able to have one Slayer task at a time. If a player feels as though they're unable to complete the task then they are able to use Slayer points (mentioned below) to cancel or block it, providing they have enough to do so.
If a player does not have enough Slayer points to cancel the task, they are able to speak to Turael in Burthorpe and he will give the player an easy task.
BEWARE: THIS WILL RESET YOUR CURRENT SLAYER TASK STREAK TO ZERO, MEANING YOU WILL NEED TO COMPLETE 5 TASKS TO RECEIVE SLAYER POINTS AGAIN
Upon completing 5 Slayer tasks, players will start receiving Slayer reward points after each task that they finish, with the exception of Turael whose tasks will not give any points at all.
Bonus points are also awarded for every 10th, 50th, 100th, 250th & 1000th task that a player completes.
Slayer reward points can be used for various unlocks which include but are not limited to:
Skipping/blocking tasks, unlocking items such as the Herb Sack, unlocking training methods such as Broad Bolt/Arrow fletching, unlocking teleportation methods with Slayer rings & Slayer-specific related unlocks such as superior monsters, boss tasks & extended tasks.
|Points per task||Points per 10th||Points per 50th||Points per 100th||Points per 250th||Points per 1,000th||Location||Notes|
|Turael||0||0||0||0||0||0||Burthorpe||Changing a task with Turael resets their task streak, making the player need to do another four tasks to receive points once again. Completing tasks set by him contributes to the four needed to start gaining points. Players should not use this Slayer Master, especially if near a milestone task (e.g. 10th, 50th, etc.).|
|Mazchna||2||5||15||50||70||100||Canafis||Mazchna's tasks are fast and easy, players should use him if they wish to start earning points at a low level.
|Vannaka||4||20||60||100||140||200||Edgeville Dungeon||Vannaka gives more experience per task than Machzna. However, his tasks will take longer.|
|Chaeldar||10||50||150||250||350||500||Zanaris||Players who find that they complete Vannaka's tasks quickly should switch to Chaeldar, for better experience and more Slayer points. These tasks are longer than Vannaka's.|
|Nieve / Steve||12
|Gnome Stronghold||Nieve's tasks are similar to Duradel's - the main difference is that Nieve sets fewer monsters. With the completion of the Western Provinces elite diary, players will receive more Slayer points per task from Nieve.|
|Duradel||15||75||225||375||525||750||Shilo Village||Duradel is not recommended for the first four tasks, as his tasks are long and relatively difficult. However, they are highly recommended for all tasks after, due to the comparatively high amount of points received upon completing his tasks.|
|Konar quo Maten||18
|Mount Karuulm||Konar's tasks provide the most points outside of the Wilderness, but her tasks can only be completed by killing monsters where she tells you to kill them. Killing them elsewhere would not reduce the amount needed and would provide no experience. The amount of Slayer points received increases if the player has completed the Kourend & Kebos elite diary.|
|Krystilia||25||125||375||625||875||1,250||Edgeville||Krystilia's tasks offer the most points, but her tasks can only be completed by killing monsters found within the Wilderness. Assignments from her have a separate task completion counter from standard assignments.|
Slayer points can be used for the following rewards:
|Image||Unlock||Cost in points||Notes|
|Gargoyle smasher||120||Gargoyles are automatically dealt the finishing blow if the player has a Rock hammer in their inventory.|
|Slug salter||80||Rock slugs are automatically dealt the finishing blow if the player has a Bag of salt in their inventory.|
|Reptile freezer||90||Desert lizards are automatically dealt the finishing blow if the player has an Ice cooler in their inventory.|
|'Shroom sprayer||110||Mutated zygomites are automatically dealt the finishing blow if the player has Fungicide spray.|
|Broader fletching||300||Learn to fletch Broad arrow (level 52 Fletching), Broad bolts (level 55 Fletching), and Amethyst broad bolts (level 76 Fletching).|
|Malevolent masquerade||400||Learn to assemble a Slayer helmet. Requires level 55 Crafting.|
|Ring bling||300||Learn to craft a Slayer ring, which requires level 75 Crafting.|
|Seeing red||50||Konar, Duradel and Nieve will be able to assign you Red dragons as your task.|
|I hope you mith me||80||Konar, Duradel and Nieve will be able to assign you Mithril dragons as your task.|
|Watch the birdie||80||Konar, Duradel, Nieve and Chaeldar will be able to assign you Aviansies as your task.|
|Hot stuff||100||Duradel, Nieve and Chaeldar will be able to assign TzHaar as your task. You may also be offered a chance to slay TzTok-Jad.|
|Reptile got ripped||75||Konar, Duradel, Nieve, and Chaeldar will be able to assign Lizardmen as your task.|
|Like a boss||200||Konar, Duradel and Nieve will be able to assign boss monsters as your task, excluding the Corporeal Beast.|
|Bigger and Badder||150||Increase the risk against certain slayer monsters with the chance of a superior version spawning whilst on a slayer task.|
|King black bonnet||1,000||Learn how to combine a KBD head with your slayer helm to colour it black.|
|Kalphite khat||1,000||Learn how to combine a Kalphite Queen head with your slayer helm to colour it green.|
|Unholy helmet||1,000||Learn how to combine an Abyssal Demon head with your slayer helm to colour it red.|
|Dark Mantle||1,000||Learn how to combine a Dark Claw with your slayer helm to colour it purple.|
|Undead Head||1,000||Learn how to combine Vorkath's head with your slayer helm to colour it turquoise.|
|Use more head||1,000||Learn how to combine a Hydra head with your slayer helm to colour it like the Alchemical Hydra.|
|Duly noted||200||Mithril dragons drop mithril bars in banknote form while killed on assignment.|
|Stop the Wyvern||500||Stops you getting Fossil Island Wyvern tasks, without counting towards your blocked task limit.|
|Double Trouble||500||Slaying the Grotesque Guardians now count for two kills towards your task rather than one.|
|Need more darkness||100||Number of dark beasts assigned is increased to 100-149.|
|Ankou very much||100||Number of ankous assigned is increased to 91-149.|
|Suq-a-nother one||100||Number of suqahs assigned is increased to 185-250.|
|Fire & Darkness||50||Number of black dragons assigned is increased to 40-60.|
|Pedal to the metals||100||Number of bronze, iron and steel dragons assigned is increased to 30-50, 60-100 and 40-60, respectively.|
|I really mith you||120||Number of Mithril dragons assigned is increased to 20-40.|
|Ada'mind some more||100||Number of Adamant dragons assigned is increased to 20-30.|
|RUUUUUNE||100||Number of Rune dragons assigned is increased to 30-60.|
|Spiritual fervour||100||Number of Spiritual creatures assigned is increased to 181-250.|
|Birds of a Feather||100||Number of aviansies assigned is increased to 130-250.|
|Greater challenge||100||Number of Greater demons assigned is increased to 150-200.|
|It's dark in here||100||Number of Black demons assigned is increased to 200-250.|
|Bleed me dry||75||Number of Bloodvelds assigned is increased to 200-250.|
|Smell ya later||100||Number of Aberrant spectres assigned is increased to 200-250.|
|Horrorific||100||Number of Cave horrors assigned is increased to 200-250.|
|To dust you shall return||100||Number of Dust devils assigned is increased to 200-250.|
|Wyver-nother one||100||Number of Skeletal Wyverns assigned is increased to 50-70.|
|Get smashed||100||Number of Gargoyles assigned is increased to 200-250.|
|Nechs please||100||Number of Nechryaels assigned is increased to 200-250.|
|Augment my abbies||100||Number of Abyssal demons assigned is increased to 200-250.|
|Krack on||100||Number of Cave krakens assigned is increased to 150-200.|
|Get scabaright on it||50||Number of Scabarites assigned is increased to 130-170.|
|Wyver-nother two||100||Number of Fossil Island wyverns assigned is increased to 55-75.|
|Slayer ring||75||An equippable ring that provides all the functions of an Enchanted gem, and provides 8 charges for teleporting to useful Slayer sites.|
|250 x||Broad bolts x 250||35||Bolts that can damage Turoths and Kurask. Level 55 Slayer and 61 Ranged, and a Rune crossbow, Dragon crossbow, or Armadyl crossbow is required to fire these bolts.|
|250 x||Broad arrows x 250||35||Arrows that can damage Turoths and Kurask. Level 55 Slayer and 50 Ranged, and a magic shortbow/longbow or better, are required to fire these arrows.|
|Herb sack||750||Stores up to 30 of each type of grimy herb (for a total of 420 herbs). Level 58 Herblore is required to use it.|
|Rune pouch||1,250||Stores up to 16,000 of three types of runes. Only one can be owned.|
|Skip task||30||Skips the player's current assignment without penalties.|
|Block task||100||Skips the player's current assignment and stops the player from being able to receive the task again - unless the block is removed.
If the player is considering pursuing Slayer long term, they would benefit from unlocking the following items:
- Slayer Helmet (ei) - Purchase ability to make Slayer helmets using Black Mask and various Slayer related headgear (all can be bought from a Slayer master), Completion of Tarn's Lair miniquest, 1,250,000 Nightmare Zone points.
- Herb Sack - Purchase for 750 Slayer points from any Slayer Master.
- Soulbearer - Complete the Bear your Soul miniquest.
- Gem Bag - Purchased from Prospector Percy inside of the Motherlode mine for 100 golden nuggets.
- Rune Pouch (for alchs) - Purchased from the emblem trader for 1,000,000 Bounty Hunter points.
- Proselyte armour - Completion of Wanted! quest.
Quest Experience Rewards
Questing is a great way for a player to gain some easy experience. The following quests offer Slayer experience as part of their rewards:
- Varrock Museum (Miniquest) - 1,000 Slayer experience
- Recipe for Disaster (Mountain Dwarf subquest) - 1,000 Slayer experience
- Animal Magnetism - 1,000 Slayer experience
- The General's Shadow (Miniquest) - 2,000 Slayer experience
- Royal Trouble - 5,000 Slayer experience
- Wanted! - 5,000 Slayer experience
- Lair of Tarn Razorlor (Miniquest) - 5,000 Slayer experience
- Monkey Madness II - 25,300 Slayer experience
Total experience: - 45,000 Slayer Experience
Suggested Training Route(s)
The NPC's that a player is assigned are dependant on 5 variables.
- The player's combat level
- The player's Slayer level
- The quests that the player has completed
- The task's weighting in comparison to other tasks.
- The Slayer master chosen
Location is also a factor in the cases of Krystillia and Konar Quo Maten, respectively.
It is because of this that there is no suggested training route but rather guidance dependant on the player's goal.
Point Boosting (Safe):
If the player is looking to boost their points safely, they should visit Turael in Burthorpe for 9 tasks straight, utilising a Dwarf Cannon and Blowpipe to slay the monsters effectively.
For the 10th task, the player should use Konar Quo Maten. If Konar is not a viable option for the player, they should choose a Slayer master more suitable for their combat level.
The 10th task must always be a multiple of 10. This method will not work if you start at 18 tasks for example, as the point boost only happens on the 10th increment.
Players looking to make the most potential GP per task should complete all of their tasks with Konar Quo Maten (75 Combat required) as NPCs have a chance of dropping Brimstone Keys, which allow you to open the Brimstone chest next to Konar (average loot is ~100k)
The downside to using Konar is her tasks are also location restricted, meaning that killing NPCs of the same type outside of the area that she assigns the player does not count towards their task.
This also means that usage of a cannon is not possible in certain areas, bringing the experience per hour down by a lot.
Players looking to optimise experience would benefit from using Nieve/Steve, or Duradel if they're looking to make slightly more profit. Most players opt for this route of Slayer.
Pursuing this method of Slayer training would also net the Player huge profits on the way to 99. Players may want to switch to Konar Quo Maten for their bonus reward streaks to maximise points.
Most tasks on these Slayer master's task lists are cannon friendly as the player is able to choose where they want to slay the NPC. Players concerned solely about experience should utilise a Dwarf Cannon at any time possible.
Players willing to risk their items in the wilderness in exchange for Slayer experience are able to get tasks from Krystillia.
Krystillia's tasks do not factor the player's combat level in when selecting a task, so a level 3 account could be assigned high combat NPCs such as Black Demons.
Her tasks can only be completed inside of the wilderness. PVP worlds do not count unless the task is completed inside of the wilderness on the PVP world.
Wilderness Slayer tasks operate on a different counter from regular Slayer tasks and do not count towards your existing Slayer task streak.
When slaying inside of the wilderness, players have the opportunity to receive Mysterious Emblems, which can exchanged for points at the Emblem trader north of Edgeville bank.
Players also have a chance at receiving Larran's Keys, which can open chests inside of the wilderness for more rewards.
Wilderness slayer is also a great way to gain slayer experience if the player has a Dwarf Cannon, though they should be careful of PKers whilst in the wilderness and should not pick up their cannon if attacked.