OSRS Slayer GUIDE

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


Slayer Points

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.
Warning: Even though the first 4 tasks do not give Slayer points, they count as 4 of the first 10 for higher amounts of reward points.
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
(15)
60
(75)
180
(225)
300
(375)
420
(525)
600
(750)
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
(20)
90
(100)
270
(300)
450
(500)
630
(700)
900
(1,000)
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.

Rewards

Slayer points can be used for the following rewards:

Image Unlock Cost in points Notes
Gargoyle icon.png Gargoyle smasher 120 Gargoyles are automatically dealt the finishing blow if the player has a Rock hammer in their inventory.
Rockslug icon.png Slug salter 80 Rock slugs are automatically dealt the finishing blow if the player has a Bag of salt in their inventory.
Desert Lizard icon.png Reptile freezer 90 Desert lizards are automatically dealt the finishing blow if the player has an Ice cooler in their inventory.
Mutated zygomite icon.png 'Shroom sprayer 110 Mutated zygomites are automatically dealt the finishing blow if the player has Fungicide spray.
Broad arrowheads.png Broader fletching 300 Learn to fletch Broad arrow (level 52 Fletching), Broad bolts (level 55 Fletching), and Amethyst broad bolts (level 76 Fletching).
Slayer helmet.png Malevolent masquerade 400 Learn to assemble a Slayer helmet. Requires level 55 Crafting.
Slayer ring.png Ring bling 300 Learn to craft a Slayer ring, which requires level 75 Crafting.
Red dragon icon.png Seeing red 50 Konar, Duradel and Nieve will be able to assign you Red dragons as your task.
Mithril dragon icon.png I hope you mith me 80 Konar, Duradel and Nieve will be able to assign you Mithril dragons as your task.
Aviansie icon.png Watch the birdie 80 Konar, Duradel, Nieve and Chaeldar will be able to assign you Aviansies as your task.
Tok-Xil icon.png 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.
Lizardmen icon.png Reptile got ripped 75 Konar, Duradel, Nieve, and Chaeldar will be able to assign Lizardmen as your task.
Like a boss.png 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.png Bigger and Badder 150 Increase the risk against certain slayer monsters with the chance of a superior version spawning whilst on a slayer task.
Black slayer helmet.png King black bonnet 1,000 Learn how to combine a KBD head with your slayer helm to colour it black.
Green slayer helmet.png Kalphite khat 1,000 Learn how to combine a Kalphite Queen head with your slayer helm to colour it green.
Red slayer helmet.png Unholy helmet 1,000 Learn how to combine an Abyssal Demon head with your slayer helm to colour it red.
Purple slayer helmet.png Dark Mantle 1,000 Learn how to combine a Dark Claw with your slayer helm to colour it purple.
Turquoise slayer helmet.png Undead Head 1,000 Learn how to combine Vorkath's head with your slayer helm to colour it turquoise.
Hydra slayer helmet.png 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.png Duly noted 200 Mithril dragons drop mithril bars in banknote form while killed on assignment.
Wyvern bones.png Stop the Wyvern 500 Stops you getting Fossil Island Wyvern tasks, without counting towards your blocked task limit.
Midnight.png Double Trouble 500 Slaying the Grotesque Guardians now count for two kills towards your task rather than one.

Extensions

Image Unlock Points cost Notes
Dark beast icon.png Need more darkness 100 Number of dark beasts assigned is increased to 100-149.
Ankou icon.png Ankou very much 100 Number of ankous assigned is increased to 91-149.
Suqah leather.png Suq-a-nother one 100 Number of suqahs assigned is increased to 185-250.
Black dragon icon.png Fire & Darkness 50 Number of black dragons assigned is increased to 40-60.
Steel dragon icon.png Pedal to the metals 100 Number of bronze, iron and steel dragons assigned is increased to 30-50, 60-100 and 40-60, respectively.
Mithril dragon icon.png I really mith you 120 Number of Mithril dragons assigned is increased to 20-40.
Adamant dragon icon.png Ada'mind some more 100 Number of Adamant dragons assigned is increased to 20-30.
Rune dragon icon.png RUUUUUNE 100 Number of Rune dragons assigned is increased to 30-60.
Spiritual mage icon.png Spiritual fervour 100 Number of Spiritual creatures assigned is increased to 181-250.
Aviansie icon.png Birds of a Feather 100 Number of aviansies assigned is increased to 130-250.
Greater demon icon.png Greater challenge 100 Number of Greater demons assigned is increased to 150-200.
Black demon icon.png It's dark in here 100 Number of Black demons assigned is increased to 200-250.
Bloodveld icon.png Bleed me dry 75 Number of Bloodvelds assigned is increased to 200-250.
Aberrant spectre icon.png Smell ya later 100 Number of Aberrant spectres assigned is increased to 200-250.
Cave horror icon.png Horrorific 100 Number of Cave horrors assigned is increased to 200-250.
Dust devil icon.png To dust you shall return 100 Number of Dust devils assigned is increased to 200-250.
Skeletal Wyvern icon.png Wyver-nother one 100 Number of Skeletal Wyverns assigned is increased to 50-70.
Gargoyle icon.png Get smashed 100 Number of Gargoyles assigned is increased to 200-250.
Nechryael icon.png Nechs please 100 Number of Nechryaels assigned is increased to 200-250.
Abyssal demon icon.png Augment my abbies 100 Number of Abyssal demons assigned is increased to 200-250.
Cave kraken icon.png Krack on 100 Number of Cave krakens assigned is increased to 150-200.
Get scabaright on it.png Get scabaright on it 50 Number of Scabarites assigned is increased to 130-170.
Fossil Island wyverns icon.png Wyver-nother two 100 Number of Fossil Island wyverns assigned is increased to 55-75.

Buy

Image Item Points cost Notes
Slayer ring.png 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 5.png 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 arrow 5.png 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.png 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.png Rune pouch 1,250 Stores up to 16,000 of three types of runes. Only one can be owned.

Task

Action Points cost Notes
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.
Note: Cancelling the removal of monsters allows the monster to be assigned again, but does not refund points spent removing the monster.

Useful Unlocks:

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.


Profit (Safe):

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.


Experience:

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.


Wilderness:

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.

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