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An Overview of Slayer

Introduction

Slayer is a combat-based skill, where XP is awarded for killing the mobs tasked to you by a slayer master, with harder mobs generally giving more XP.

Choosing a slayer master

Generally, using the highest levelled slayer master is always advised, with the exception of Mandrith who only offers wilderness tasks. Some tasks are higher weighted than others. Use tables on the wiki to check which tasks are more likely to appear, blocking the tasks that have high weight but low XP/h.

Early Slayer - When starting out, early slayer tasks offer poor XP rates, so the player should aim to gain slayer XP from other methods, such as:

⬥ Squashing Scarabs in Menaphos menaphoslode

⬥ Reaper tasks death

⬥ Completing quests.

Most slayer monsters requiring less than 85 slayer offer low XP mobs. However, a greater demon task can be used to kill Greater Demon Berserkers for disproportionately EXP. With these methods, low-level, poor XP tasks can be avoided.

Due to damage mitigation such as animatedead and healing sources such as vampscrim vampaura, most slayer tasks can be AFK'd with relative ease, although generally active methods still achieve much higher KPH and thus XP rates. All in all, gaining slayer XP is proportional to the effort put in.

Whether doing tasks actively or AFK, AOE damage is king. Most higher slayer tasks are thus generally done with melee melee or magic magic

⬥ Melee strategies generally utilise the large attack range of halberd weapons lanispear noxscythe and capitalise on melee's strong AoE abilities meteorstrike cane quake cleave bd dragonhalberd eofspec

⬥ Magic tasks capitalise on the style's strong damage reduction with tank armour ganohelm seasingershood cryptbloomhelm and Animate Dead animatedead, along with its strong AoE abilities such as gchain corruptblast dbreath tsunami magmatempest or AoE blood spells which also provide small amounts of healing bloodbarrage bloodburst

Ranged range is also used for certain tasks, but is not generally preferred over the other styles are its AoE damage is mostly restricted to mechchin which has a relatively small AoE of 3x3.

Presets and Relics

Some base presets are shown below

Base Melee Preset

Base Magic Preset

Base Ranged Preset

Note: The gear shown above isn't indicative of what one should wear on every slayer task, as many tasks require specific gear or items, the presets are just a general idea of what to remember to take with you.

Action Bars

Some base action bars are shown below. Specific tasks may require their own action bars, due to requiring certain abilities like Devotion devo or Anticipate anti in a specific spot, or if AoE is not viable. These bars should be taken as a baseline and not as a one-size-fits-all bars. The ranged bar assumes 1v1 combat, as AoE ranged is usually in the form of Mechanised Chinchompas mechchin.

Basic Melee Afk Bar

Basic Magic Afk Bar

Basic Ranged Afk Bar

Slayer Tips

General Tips and Tricks

⬥ There are a lot of tasks that benefit from using aggression potions to lure mobs together, often in conjunction with the Dwarven Multicannon cannon or Oldak Coil oldakcoil to achieve a stronger effect.

⬥ Prayer should ALWAYS be used when doing slayer.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Prayer restoring items, such as Super Restores restore or Super Prayer Renewals superprayerrenewal are extremely cheap, so prayers should always be used when slaying.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• On tasks dropping bones, the demon horn necklace demonhornnecklace may be taken for prayer upkeep.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• On tasks dropping ashes, demonhornnecklace can be paired with a charged ectoplasmator for prayer upkeep.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• penanceaura is also a popular choice for prayer upkeep during slayer.

⬥ As soon as the player hits 105 slayer, the highest priority is to obtain the Dinosaur Tooth drop, a 1/800 drop from slayer creatures on Anachronia. The droprate is further boosted under the effect of the Osseous Roar, to 1/720. Whilst 105 slayer is not required, the lowest level slayer creature on anachronia is level 90 slayer, Venomous dinosaurs are easily afk-able and give high kph. The Dinosaur Tooth is used to build the slayer helmet stand, which allows the Slayer Helm slayerhelm buff to be available at all times without wearing it, making it extremely ideal for all slayer tasks.

⬥ Slayer points should be spent

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Firstly on building a good block + prefer list, unlocking good tasks such as Nightmare creatures, and upgrading the Slayer Helm slayerhelm

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• After that, toolbelt upgrades for the seedicide, gold accumulator, bonecrusher and charming imp, then abilities such as broader fletching and crafting slayer rings.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• If the player plans to do Gargoyles early on, Finishing blows is a higher priority, however a Legendary Pet can be used for the same effect without purchasing the ability.

Armours

Recommendations

T70 GW1 Armour subjgarb / armaplate / bandoschest - Cheap but good gear, these armours are ideal for most slayer tasks, providing suitable armour, augmentable for perks, and good damage bonus.

Custom-Fit Trimmed Masterwork tmwbody - exceptionally powerful slayer armour due to it's non-degrade whilst on task feature, highest level armour in the game currently.

Note: Never use hybrid armour, the damage gained from slayer perks does not cover damage lost by not using power armour, most slayer perks are cheap and t70 gear has a low drain rate which suffices for most tasks. If necessary, an item such as Akrisae's Robe Skirt can be used with universal perks.

Useful Items for Slayer

Gear

Slayer Helm slayerhelm - The single strongest piece of gear, vital for any slayer task. Highest tier provides a 14.5% damage and accuracy boost to mobs whilst on task.

Halberd Weapon noxscythe - For melee AOE, these weapons have a 2-square range, allowing AoEs to hit in a 5x5 area.

Mechanised Chinchompas mechchin - For ranged AOE, all non-AoE abilities now hit every target in a 3x3 area.

Ring of Vigour rov - Refunds 10% adrenaline on use of an ultimate ability.

Kethsi Ring - Provides a 4% damage buff against metal dragons, 8% inside Kuradal's dungeon.

Darklight - Upgraded after the Dimension of Disaster quest, BiS mainhand weapon for killing demons.

Tirannwn Quiver quiver - Provides a 5% damage buff against Shadow Creatures, Elves and Dark Beasts, depending on the tier of achievements completed.

Dragon Slayer Gloves - Provides a 10% accuracy buff against dragons, alongside a 15% slayer experience boost. Can be obtained with 100 thaler, or an hour of Fist of Guthix boosting.

Scrimshaw of Sacrifice - At the cost of all primary and secondary drops, increases the slayer and combat XP gained by 50%.

Enhanced Excalibur EnhancedExcalibur - After completion of the Elite Seer's Village tasks, heals the player for 40% of their max hp over time when activated.

Blood Amulets - BiS amulets for low-hp AoE tasks, damages nearby targets for 200-500 damage every 15s and heals the player for the same amount, cheap to use.

Annihilation annihilation - When stored in an Essence of Finality amulet eofor, the special attack becomes very strong for AoE mobs, building stacks quickly. Similar to a zgs for damage boost and adrenaline cost, without sharing a cooldown. Stacks are cleared upon splashing, so use for low defence mobs. This can be a much cheaper alternative for the zgs, however will not be nearly as useful for general pvm, just AoE slayer.

Perks

Slayer Perks demonslayerperk / dragonslayerperk / undeadslayerperk - Demon/Undead/Dragon slayer perks increase the damage taken by their respective mobs by 7%. A must have if you plan to do a large amount of these types of mobs.

Scavenging - Generates uncommon + rare Invention components upon killing mobs, 1% per rank chance of activation, with a further 1% chance for the component to be rare. A good gp generator when killing mass amounts of mobs.

Enhanced Devoted enhdev4 - Has a 4.5% chance per rank to activate and make protection prayers 100% effective for 3s. Heavily reduces damage taken on a large amount of slayer tasks.

Genocidal genocidal - As the task progresses, this perk provides a damage buff to the player, up to 7%.

Abilities

Bladed Dive bd - Purchaseable from Shattered Worlds, this ability deals 127% ability damage in a 5x5 area if using Laceration, and resets it's cooldown if the target dies. Extremely powerful for slayer, must be manually activated.

Corruption corruptshot / corruptblast - AoE abilities for magic/ranged, very strong for AoE damage.

Death's Swiftness/Sunshine deathsswift / sunshine - Damage boosting ultimate abilities, unlockable upon completing The World Wakes quest, boosts damage by 50% for 30s.

Slayer's Insight - Purchaseable from Shattered Worlds, this ability increases the slayer XP gained by 10% for 30 seconds, with a 120s cooldown.

Aggression - Purchaseable from Shattered Worlds, this ability draws the aggression of all nearby mobs, with a 90s cooldown.

Kuradal's Favour - Purchaseable from Shattered Worlds, this ability instantly respawns all dead mobs inside Kuradal's dungeon, with a 60s cooldown.

Sacrifice Sacrifice - This ability heals the player for 25% of the damage it deals, or 100% if it kills the target. Useful for healing off low HP mobs.

Devotion devo - When activated, this ability makes protection prayers 100% effective for 10s, and is extended by 5s for every mob killed up to 10s.

Tuskas Wrath Tuskas - This ability, when used on a slayer task, hits the target for 100x the player's slayer level, capping at 15000 damage. Has a 2 minute cooldown when used on task.

Relics

Slayer's Introspection slayerintrospection - Unlockable at 118 Archaeology, this relic allows the player to choose either the minimum or maximum for a task, helpful for drop hunting, xp and gp.

Berserker's Fury berserkersfury - Unlockable at 56 Archaeology, this relic provides a damage buff of up to 5.5% as the player's lifepoints decreases.

Luck of the Dwarves - Unlockable at 83 Archaeology, this relic provides the luck enhancing effect of the Luck of the Dwarves ring LotD, whilst allowing the player to use another ring.

Death Note - Unlockable at 108 Archaeology, this relic makes all bone and ash drops noted by default.

Auras

Penance penance - Gain prayer points equal to 5% of the damage you receive.

Vampyrism vamp - Gain lifepoints equal to 5% of the damage you deal, capped at 50 lifepoints per hit.

Inspiration inspiration - Gain 0.5% adrenaline for each successful hit, useful on large aoe tasks.

Berserker berserker / mani / reckless - Provides a 10% damage buff, boosts the combat levels by 10%, increases accuracy by 10% at the cost of reducing the player's defence by 15%.

Other

Slayer Helmet Stand - Available after upgrading the Slayer lodge at Anachronia Base camp to T3. Allows the player to receive the effect of the slayerhelm at all times, without having to wear it.

Slayer VIP Tickets slayervip - An absolute must for all slayer tasks, provides the ability to pick between two tasks when receiving a new task. Obtainable through various means, via the Travelling merchant or Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza minigame.

Cannon Upgrades - Purchaseable with Artisan's Workshop Respect, the Dwarven Multicannon cannon , and it's melee and magic variants, the Kinetic Cyclone kineticcyclone and Oldak Coil oldakcoil, can be upgraded in their capacity and with an auto-reloading perk. A total of 250% respect is required to fully upgrade the cannon.

Slayer Codex - Contains information on the souls collected by the player, and provides bonuses at certain numbers of souls collected. Every 10 souls provides a 1% slayer experience increase, up to a maximum of 5%. At 50 souls collected, the Codex unlocks the ability to teleport the player directly to the Player-Owned Slayer dungeon.

Corbicula Perk corbicula - Grants a 20% additive critical hit chance increase to meteor strike meteorstrike per tier, up to 40%. Granted by having an elder Corbicula Rex in each large pen in the Ranch out of time.

Armour/Alloy Spikes armourspike - Smithable at 90/99 smithing respectively, these deal damage to a target equal to the player's Smithing level, Alloy spikes have a 10% chance to do 10x normal spike damage. Only useable with melee, these are useful when dealing with poisonable mobs, and they aid healing with vampyrism aura/scrimshaw.

Permanent Gold Accumulator - Purchaseable for 1.5m Dungeoneering tokens, this picks up all gold drops at 90% value, able to be placed in the toolbelt for 500 slayer points.

Spring Cleaner - Craftable at 43 Invention, the Spring Cleaner provides the ability to alch salvage drops, dissassemble salvage, and break down common slayer creature drops. Extremely useful for passive gp gain and drop cleaning.

Bonecrusher/Ectoplasmator bonecrusher - Another drop cleaner, destroys bones/ashes respectively, used in conjunction with the Demon Horn Necklace to regain prayer points.

Gem Bag - Stores gems, up to 30/60 of each type, purchaseable and upgradeable with 2000/20,000 dungeoneering tokens.

Dominion Mines dommine - Deployable twice every minute, deals up to 10,000 damage each to a target below 138 combat level, useful on high hp creatures such as Rune Dragons, Living Wyverns, Acheron Mammoths, and Soulgazers.

Wilder Pie - Provides a +6 static slayer level boost for 6 minutes, useful for killing higher levelled mobs for more XP.

Premier Artefact premierartefact - Usable once per day, the Premier Artefact has a function that has a 10% chance of not decreasing your slayer task counter for each mob killed, lasts 1 hour.

Note: This category is ordered loosely in priority of unlock.

Slayer Points Farming slayer^^

Introduction

⬥ This method consists of doing 9 slayer tasks with Jacquelyn jacquelyn (Lumbridge Slayer Master), followed by the 10th task with Laniakea laniakea (highest-level Slayer Master, requiring level 90 slayer and 120 combat).

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• This is done to take advantage of the 10th and 50th task points bonus (110 and 330 respectively, from Laniakea), while doing the nine tasks in between as fast as possible.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎⬩ Ideally, you set up a block list that allows you to do all of Jacquelyn tasks inside the Lumbridge Catacombs, and use the NPC Contact spell to receive a new one without leaving the catacombs, speeding this up further.

⬥ This method can net you an average of 660 slayer points/hour.

⬥ The Blood Pact quest completed (mandatory)

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Required to access the Lumbridge Catacombs

⬥ Gchain gchain with Caroming 4 caroming4 (highly recommended)

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• If using Melee, Bladed Dive bd with halberd-style weapon (noxscythe lanispear dragonriderlance masutaspear) and Laceration boots Laceration

⬥ Slayer VIP Tickets slayervip (highly recommended)

⬥ Lunar Diplomacy quest completed

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Gives access to SBS SBS and NPC Contact npccontact spells

⬥ Slayer Introspection relic slayerintrospection

⬥ Slayer (master) cape slayercape

⬥ Slayer Masks (Abyss, Dagannoth, Ganodermic)

Presets

inquisitorstaff with Caroming 4 caroming4 (any staff works, can use staffoflimitlessair to save runes)

GownofSubjugation with Scavenging 4

demonhornnecklace alongside bonecrusher to upkeep torment soulsplit

scriptureofful inactive for passive stats (optional)

graspingpouchblack Bloodrune Astralrune Bodyrune Soulrune

graspingpouchpink Deathrune Earthrune Lawrune Cosmicrune

graspingpouchblue Chaosrune Airrune Waterrune Firerune

(Runes for exsanguinate SBS npccontact)

Action Bar

Block List

Method

Jacquelyn jacquelyn (1-9th tasks)

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Start by going to the Lumbridge Catacombs by teleporting to the Lumbridge Lodestone and walking south to the cemetery.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• Once inside, climb down stairs twice to reach the lower catacombs.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• There, SBS + npccontact to get assigned your first task.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎⬩ If you do not have npccontact unlocked, get your tasks directly from Jacquelyn, who is located at the Lumbridge's castle entrance, by teleporting via the slayercape or Lumbridge Lodestone.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• This method can be done efficiently in two ways.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎⬩ It can be done with Magic Magic using the preset and action bar above

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎⬩ Alternatively, it can be done with Melee melee by killing the mobs with Bladed Dive bd while using an halberd-style weapon (e.g. noxscythe) and Laceration boots Laceration for the increased AoE (5x5)

Laniakea laniakea (10th task)

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• After completing your 9 tasks with Jacquelyn, you must go to Laniakea to get assigned your 10th task.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎• To get there, teleport using the slayercape or the Anachronia lodestone and walk NE to the slayer lodge inside your base camp.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎⬩ It is highly advised that you use either slayer masks (namely Abyss, Dagannoth or Ganodermic) or Slayer VIP Tickets slayervip to get assigned quick tasks, maximizing your slayer points/hour.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎⬩ Using the Slayer Introspection relic slayerintrospection in order to select the minimum amount of kills for each assignment will further speed up this method.

‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎⬩ If owned, slayercape can be useful aswell due to its 20% chance to choose what your next task will be.