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Slayer Guide

Introduction

Slayer is a members only skill. The key to slayer is learning the enemy's weakness and killing it accordingly. In slayer, you get an assignment from a slayer master to kill a specific number of a certain type of monster. These assignments can vary from 10 spiders to 200 iron dragons and depend a lot on which slayer master you choose. To get started on the skill, go to a slayer master and ask for an assignment. He/she will tell you what monster to kill. The slayer experience for each kill equals the monster's hit points. If you kill it with two people, the one that does the most damage will get half the exp and the one that inflicts the final blow the other half. If you do both, or attack it on your own, you get the full exp. Also, there are various monsters that can only be assigned and killed at certain slayer levels.

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Enchanted gem

When you first start slayer you will get an enchanted gem. You can buy a new one for 1 gp at any slayer master. Click on the enchanted gem to communicate with a slayer master. You will talk to the master most appropriate for you. You can ask for info on his/her location but most importantly, you can find out how many monsters are left to kill to complete your assignment. This is very useful during a mission, so try to take it with you. The slayer master can also give you a tip about the monster you are assigned to kill.

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Slayer masters

The Burthorpe slayer master is the easiest and the Shilo Village slayer master the hardest. If you get an assignment you don't like, you can go to the master in Burthorpe to get an easier one. You can't change an assignment you get from the Burthorpe master though, so it's not possible to keep changing until you get one you like. Each slayer master has his/her own selection of monsters to give as assignment. Higher masters give more and harder monsters. The slayer masters will assign you either normal monsters to kill or special slayer creatures as explained later on.

Slayer master locations
Master Required Level Location Map
Turael Turael Combat 3 Burthorpe
In the small house South of the general shop
Turael location minimap
Mazchna Mazchna Combat 20 Canifis
To the northeast of the village at the passageway to the haunted woods.
Mazchna location minimap
Vannaka Vannaka Combat 40 Edgeville dungeon
At the gate to the wilderness; instead of entering, go East.
Vannaka location minimap
Chaeldar Chaeldar Combat 70 Lost City of Zanaris
In the throne room, south of the entrance.
Chaeldar location minimap
Duradel Duradel Combat 100 and Slayer 50 Shilo village
Up the ladder of the fishing shop and to the North.
Duradel location minimap
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Slayer assignments

Each slayer master can assign you a certain number of monsters. The monsters each slayer master can assign are listed below.

Search our bestiary for information about your monster:

Note: Do not search for plurals - search for "Cow" rather than "Cows".
Burthorpe (Turael) Assignments
  • Banshees
  • Bats
  • Bears
  • Birds
  • Cave Bugs
  • Cave Crawlers
  • Cave Slimes
  • Cows
  • Crawling Hands
  • Desert Lizards
  • Dogs
  • Dwarves
  • Ghosts
  • Goblins
  • Icefiends
  • Kalphites
  • Minotaurs
  • Monkeys
  • Moss Giants
  • Rats
  • Scorpions
  • Skeletons
  • Spiders
  • Werewolves
  • Wolves
  • Zombies
Canifis (Mazchna) Assignments
  • Banshees
  • Basilisks
  • Bats
  • Bloodvelds
  • Blue Dragons
  • Bronze Dragons
  • Cave Bugs
  • Cave Crawlers
  • Cave Slimes
  • Catablepons
  • Cockatrices
  • Crawling Hands
  • Daggannoths
  • Desert Lizards
  • Dogs
  • Earth Warriors
  • Elves
  • Flesh Crawlers
  • Ghouls
  • Green Dragons
  • Hellhounds
  • Hill Giants
  • Hobgoblins
  • Ice Giants
  • Ice Warriors
  • Infernal Mages
  • Jellies
  • Kalphites
  • Lesser Demons
  • Moss Giants
  • Mogres
  • Ogres
  • Other Worldly Beings
  • Pyrefiends
  • Rock Slugs
  • Shadow Warriors
  • Skeletons
  • Shades
  • Trolls
  • Vampires
  • Wall Beasts
  • Werewolves
  • Wolves
  • Zombies
Edgeville Dungeon (Vannaka) Assignments
  • Aberrant Specters
  • Ankous
  • Banshees
  • Basilisks
  • Blue Dragons
  • Bloodvelds
  • Bronze Dragons
  • Cave Bugs
  • Cave Crawlers
  • Cockatrices
  • Crawling Hands
  • Crocodiles
  • Dagannoths
  • Desert Lizards
  • Dust Devils
  • Earth Warriors
  • Elves
  • Fire Giants
  • Goblins
  • Green Dragons
  • Ghouls
  • Harpie Bug Swarms
  • Hellhounds
  • Hill Giants
  • Ice Giants
  • Ice Warriors
  • Infernal Mages
  • Jellies
  • Jungle Horrors
  • Kalphites
  • Killerwatts
  • Kurasks
  • Lesser Demons
  • Mogres
  • Moss Giants
  • Other Worldly Beings
  • Ogres
  • Pyrefiends
  • Rock Slugs
  • Sea Snakes
  • Shades
  • Shadow Warriors
  • Trolls
  • Turoths
  • Terror dogs
  • Vampires
  • Wall Beasts
  • Werewolves
Lost City (Chaeldar) Assignments
  • Aberrant Specters
  • Abyssal Demons
  • Banshees
  • Basilisks
  • Black Demons
  • Bronze Dragons
  • Bloodvelds
  • Blue Dragons
  • Cave Bugs
  • Cave Crawlers
  • Cave Horrors
  • Cave Slimes
  • Cockatrices
  • Crawling Hands
  • Crocodiles
  • Dagannoths
  • Desert Lizards
  • Dust Devils
  • Elves
  • Fever Spiders
  • Fire Giants
  • Gargoyles
  • Greater Demons
  • Harpie Bug Swarms
  • Hellhounds
  • Iron Dragons
  • Infernal Mages
  • Jellies
  • Jungle Horrors
  • Kalphites
  • Kurasks
  • Lesser Demons
  • Mogres
  • Nechryaels
  • Pyrefiends
  • Rock Slugs
  • Shadow Warriors
  • Skeletal Wyverns
  • Steel Dragons
  • Trolls
  • Turoths
  • Wall Beasts
  • Werewolves
  • Zygomites
Shilo Village (Duradel) Assignments
  • Aberrant Specters
  • Abyssal Demons
  • Ankous
  • Basilisks
  • Black Demons
  • Black Dragons
  • Bloodvelds
  • Blue Dragons
  • Cave Horrors
  • Cockatrices
  • Crawling Hands
  • Dagannoths
  • Dark Beasts
  • Dust Devils
  • Elves
  • Fever Spiders
  • Fire giants
  • Gargoyles
  • Greater Demons
  • Harpie Bug Swarms
  • Hellhounds
  • Infernal Mages
  • Iron Dragons
  • Jellies
  • Jungle Horrors
  • Kalphites
  • Kurasks
  • Mogres
  • Mutated Zygomites
  • Nechryaels
  • Pyrefiends
  • Rockslugs
  • Steel Dragons
  • Suqahs
  • Turoths
  • Wall Beasts
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Slayer creatures

There are special slayer creatures which can only be killed at or above a certain slayer skill level. These monsters offer rare drops and better treasure than normal monsters. Locations for each of these creatures are discussed in the next section.

Slayer creatures
Name Slayer required Equipment needed Monster level(s) Location
Crawling hand 5 none 8, 12 Tower
Cave bug Cave bug 7 none 6 Lumbridge Cave
Cave crawler Cave crawler 10 none 23 Dungeon, Lumbridge Cave
Banshee Banshee 15 Earmuffs 23 Tower
Cave slime Cave slime 17 none 23 Lumbridge Cave
Rockslug Rockslug 20 Bag of salt 29 Dungeon
Desert Lizard Desert Lizard 22 Ice Cooler 12, 24, 42 South Uzer
Cockatrice Cockatrice 25 Mirror shield 37 Dungeon
Pyrefiend Pyrefiend 30 none 43 Dungeon
Mogre Mogre 32 Fishing Explosive 60 Mudskipper Point
Harpie Bug Swarm Harpie Bug Swarm 33 Lantern 46 Northeast of Tai Bwo Wannai Village
Wall Beast Wall Beast 35 Spiney Helmet 49 Lumbridge Cave
Killerwatt Killerwatt 37 Insulated Boots 55 Draynor Manor Rift
Basilisk Basilisk 40 Mirror shield 61 Dungeon
Terror DogTerror Dog 40 none 100, 110 Tarn's Lair
Fever Spider Fever Spider 42 Slayer Gloves 49 Braindeath Island
Infernal Mage Infernal Mage 45 none 68 Tower
Bloodveld Bloodveld 50 none 76 Tower
Jelly Jelly 52 none 78 Dungeon
Turoth Turoth 55 Leaf-Bladed Spear, Broad Arrows, or Slayer's Staff 83, 85, 87, 89 Dungeon
Zygomite Zygomite 57 Fungicide 74, 86 Zanaris
Cave Horror Cave Horror 58 Witchwood Icon 80 Mos Le'Harmless Caves
Aberrant Specter Aberrant Specter 60 Nosepeg 96 Tower
Dust Devil Dust Devil 65 Facemask 93 Smoke Dungeon
Kurask Kurask 70 Leaf-Bladed Spear, Broad Arrows, or Slayer's Staff 106 Dungeon
Skeletal Wyvern Skeletal Wyvern 72 Elemental shield. 142 Ice caves
Gargoyle Gargoyle 75 Rock hammer 111 Tower
Nechryael Nechryael 80 none 115 Tower
Abyssal Demon Abyssal Demon 85 none 124 Tower
Dark Beast 90 None 182 Light Temple Path
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Locations

There are two main locations where the largest variety of slayer monsters can be found:

  • Slayer tower
    Located to the north of Canifis and shown quite large on the world map
  • Slayer dungeon
    A dungeon east of the golden apple tree, which is to the east of Rellekka in the Fremennik province.

Minor locations include the following:

  • Lumbridge Caves
    Located in the middle of Lumbridge Swamps, marked by a Dungeon exclamation point.
  • South Uzer
    An open desert area southeast of Shantay Pass, East of the bridge. Bring waterskins.
  • Mudskipper Point
    Beach south of Rimmington, near Thurgo. A mini-quest is required to access this area, refer to the Mogre Bestiary entry for a description.
  • Northeast of Tai Bwo Wannai Village
    Southern Karamja's north shore, between Rogues' Purse dungeon and Ardrigal peninsula.
  • Draynor Manor Rift
    Accessed through Professor Oddenstein's laboratory on the top floor of Draynor Manor, after completing the Ernest the Chicken quest.
  • Braindeath Island
    Accessed by starting the Rum Deal quest.
  • Zanaris (Lost City)
    Accessed by wielding Dramen staff and entering small empty hut towards east side of Lumbridge Swamp, after completing the Lost City quest.
  • Smoke Dungeon
    Located in the desert (down a well east of the Bandit Camp and west of Pollnivneach), this dungeon is part of the Desert Treasure quest.
  • Ice Caves
    The dungeon near Thurgo, South of both Rimmington and Port Sarim.
  • Light Temple Path
    Accessed through the Mourners' Headquarters in West Ardougne, this dungeon is part of the Mourning's Ends Part 2 quest.
  • Mos Le'Harmless Caves
    A cave east of Mos Le'Harmless. Accessed by completing the Cabin Fever quest.
  • Tarn's Lair
    The lair of Tarn the Necromancer. Filled with agility traps and other monsters, located in the Haunted Mines, west of Burgh De Rott.
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Equipment

Slayer equipment can be bought from any slayer master. The equipment requires a certain slayer level to use and possibly some other level requirements.

Equipment table
Pic Name Slayer required Used for Other required
Bag of salt Bag of salt 1 Killing weakened Rockslugs None
Rock Hammer Rock Hammer 1 Killing weakened Gargoyles None
Spiney Helmet Spiney Helmet 1 Protection against Wall Beasts 5 Defense
Facemask Facemask 10 Protection against Dust Devils None
Earmuffs Earmuffs 15 Protection against Banshees None
Ice Cooler Ice Cooler 22 Killing weakened Desert Lizards None
Mirror Shield Mirror Shield 25 Killing Cockatrices and Basilisks 20 Defense
Fishing Explosive Fishing Explosive 32 Luring Mogres None
Bug Lantern Bug Lantern 33 Fighting Harpie Bug Swarms 33 Firemaking to light
Insulated Boots Insulated Boots 37 Killing Killerwatts None
Slayer Gloves Slayer Gloves 42 Protection from Fever Spiders None
Leaf-Bladed Spear Leaf-Bladed Spear 55 Killing Turoths and Kurasks 50 Attack
Broad Arrows Broad Arrows 55 Killing Turoths and Kurasks 50 Range
Slayer Staff Slayer's Staff 55 Use Magic Dart spell to kill Turoths and Kurasks 50 Magic
Fungicide Fungicide 57 Use to kill Zygomites None
Witchwood Icon Witchwood Icon 35 Used to kill Cave Horrors None
Nose Peg Nosepeg 60 Protection against Aberrant Specters None
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Special slayer monster drops

Some slayer monsters drop unique items that can only be obtained using slayer. These items are listed below.

Special drops
Item Dropped by
Bronze boots Cave crawler
Mystic gloves Rockslug, Banshee, Desert Lizard
Mystic boots Cockatrice, Desert Lizard, Infernal Mage
Iron boots Cockatrice, Cave Slime
Steel boots Pyrefiend, Harpie Bug Swarms
Mystic hat Basilisk, Infernal Mage, Wall Beast
Black boots Bloodveld
Mithril boots Jelly
Black Mask Cave Horror
Mystic robe bottom Turoth, Aberrant Specter
Mystic robe top Kurask, Gargoyle
Adamant boots Gargoyle
Granite maul Gargoyle
Granite helm Terror Dog
Granite legs Skeletal Wyvern
Rune boots Nechryael
Abyssal whip Abyssal Demon

Special note: For White and Gold Mystic, kill monsters found in the Slayer Dungeon, or Desert Lizards. For Black and Red Mystic, kill monsters in the Slayer Tower.

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Tips, tricks and notes

  • It is better to range some creatures, such as Elves. Other creatures may be in multi-player combat areas. Try a few types of attack and equipment to see what you should use.
  • If an assignment turns out to be too hard halfway, don't hesitate to get a new one. You get experience per monster, not for an assignment overall.
  • Start with the right slayer master. If you go to one that's too high, you might have to go back to Burthorpe and get an even worse assignment.
  • If you can't kill the enemies assigned by the slayer master for your level (the one called by your enchanted gem), try training your combat to a higher level.
  • Using a cannon to hit higher does not affect the amount of slayer experience you receive from a kill. So using a cannon is a quick way of training. The cannon cannot be set up in the Slayer Dungeon nor in the Slayer Tower. Learn about the cannon in our Ranged Skill Guide.
  • Training slayer and combat go hand in hand. For each monster you kill as part of an assignment, you receive the normal combat xp as usual, as well as slayer xp.
  • If you complete the Tarn's Lair by defeating Tarn, you will receive 5000 slayer xp. This can only be done once.
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Credits

Original Guide by: Empror1

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Last updated by: Albosky

Last updated on: 21-Feb-2007

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