Slayer is a skill in OSRS that allows players to hunt and kill various creatures, both regular and boss-level, as assigned by slayer masters. As you progress through the skill, you'll encounter unique monsters that drop valuable items and earn experience points to level up your Slayer skill. This guide will provide an overview of slayer masters, slayer monsters, slayer bosses, and different methods to efficiently train your Slayer skill.
In OSRS, there are several slayer masters located throughout the game world. Each slayer master assigns different tasks based on your combat level and slayer level. Here are the slayer masters and their requirements:
1. Turael/Spria: Is the lowest level Slayer Master, along with his daughter Spria. Turael resides in Burthorpe; the fastest way to reach him is to teleport to Burthorpe Games Room using a games necklace and running east to Turael's house, just south of the general store.
2. Mazchna/Achtryn: Mazchna (pronounced mash-ner) is the second-to-lowest level Slayer Master, giving tasks to players with a Combat level of 20 and above. He is located in north-eastern Canifis, and therefore completion of the Priest in Peril quest is required to access him. Mazchna is notable for giving Slayer tasks close to his area. His tasks are relatively easy and ideal for players with lower combat levels.
3. Vannaka: Vannaka is a highly accomplished fighter who serves as the Combat Instructor on Tutorial Island and a Slayer master in Edgeville Dungeon. He claims to be the greatest swordsman alive, which is suggested by his combat level of 146 and his ability to carry both a steel two-handed sword and dragon square shield at the same time, a trait unattainable by players.
4. Chaeldar: Chaeldar is the fourth most-advanced Slayer master in RuneScape. She is found in the throne room of Zanaris, directly south of the entrance from the Lumbridge Swamp, meaning completion of the Lost City quest is required to reach her. She gives out mid to high level Slayer tasks, which may only be attempted by players with a combat level of at least 70.
5. Nieve/Steve: Is the second-to-highest level Slayer master, behind Duradel. She is located in the Tree Gnome Stronghold, next to the Stronghold Slayer Cave near the magic trees and the southern bank. She only assigns tasks to players with a combat level of at least 85.
6. Duradel/Lapalok: Duradel is the highest level Slayer master. He's located in Shilo Village, which requires the completion of the Shilo Village quest to be accessed. He can be reached by climbing the ladder in the fishing shop located just south of the river. To receive Slayer tasks from Duradel, either a Combat level of 100 and a Slayer level of 50 is required, or any combat level if the player has achieved 99 Slayer and shows him the Slayer cape. Being assigned a Slayer task from him is a hard task in the Karamja Diary. Duradel appears to also be wielding Rune claws.
Players who have achieved 99 Slayer can purchase a Slayer cape from him for 99,000 coins.
7. Konar quo Maten: Is a Slayer master who is found in the Kahlith settlement on the summit of Mount Karuulm. Players must have a combat level of at least 75 to be assigned a Slayer task from her.
She is the only slayer master who can assign hydras as a slayer task.
Slayer tasks involve hunting specific monsters assigned by slayer masters. Here are some notable slayer monsters you'll encounter throughout your training:
1. Banshees: Typically found in the Slayer Tower, and wielding magic-based attacks. You'll need earmuffs or a Slayer helmet to negate their scream attack.
2. Abyssal demons: Demanding a Slayer level of 85, they are found in the Slayer Tower and Catacombs of Kourend. They drop the Abyssal whip and other valuable items.
3. Bloodvelds: Commonly found in the Slayer Tower and Catacombs of Kourend. They require 50 Slayer to kill and can drop the coveted Dragon boots.
4. Kalphite: Split into three varieties (Kalphite workers, soldiers, and guardians). Found in the Kalphite Lair and the Kalphite Cave. Slaying them can grant you Kalphite Queen boss tasks, which can result in valuable drops.
5. Dust devils: Located in the Smoke Dungeon and the Catacombs of Kourend. Players need a Slayer level of 65 to kill them. Wearing a facemask or a Slayer helmet is vital to prevent damage from their dust cloud attack.
6. Gargoyle: Gargoyles are Slayer monsters located in the Slayer Tower's top floor and basement, requiring 75 Slayer in order to be harmed. Those found in the basement are only available to players who are assigned gargoyles as their Slayer task. If they attempt to kill them off-task, Raulyn will prevent them from attacking.
7. Nechryael: Nechryael are demonic Slayer creatures, which require a Slayer level of 80 in order to harm. They are found in the Slayer Tower, and their stronger variant, Greater nechryael, can be found in the Catacombs of Kourend, Iorwerth Dungeon, and the Wilderness Slayer Cave. Nechryael are known for their rune boots drop, which are one of the few boots to provide a Strength bonus when worn. They are also known for their frequent drop rates of seeds and combat runes.
In addition to regular slayer monsters, certain boss-level creatures can be assigned as slayer tasks for additional challenge and rewards. Here are a few notable Slayer bosses in OSRS:
1. Abyssal Sire: Located in the Abyssal Nexus, requiring 85 Slayer to kill. It drops the Abyssal Bludgeon and other valuable items.
2. Cerberus: Cerberus is a level 318 hellhound boss who resides in her lair, deep beneath the Taverley Dungeon in the cave entrance in the north-east part of the hellhound area, which is found beyond the poisonous spiders. Defeating Cerberus requires a Slayer level of 91, along with a task of hellhounds or Cerberus herself. In the event of a hellhound or elite clue scroll task, wild pies may be used to boost the player's Slayer level.
3. Kraken: The Kraken is a stronger and larger version of the cave kraken. It requires level 87 Slayer to kill and cannot be boosted. Located at the Kraken Cove, it can only be attacked if the player has cave krakens as a Slayer task, which also requires level 50 Magic. Alongside its non-boss variants, it is the only monster that drops the trident of the seas and Kraken tentacle.
4. Hydra: Hydras are draconic creatures found in the lower level of the Karuulm Slayer Dungeon in Mount Karuulm, requiring level 95 Slayer to kill. They were created by a Dragonkin named Karuulm as a project which is not based on any prior work done by his fellow kin.
5. Smoke Devil: The smoke devil is a mutated version of a dust devil, found at the Smoke Devil Dungeon. These require a minimum of 93 Slayer and an active Slayer task to be harmed. A Slayer helmet, Slayer helmet (i), or a Facemask is required to kill these. This monster, along with its boss variant and superior variant, are the only monsters to drop the Occult necklace.
To efficiently train Slayer, there are a few fast methods you can employ:
1. Bursting tasks in the Catacombs of Kourend: This method requires Ice Burst spells, prayer potions, and a cannon. It allows you to kill multiple monsters simultaneously, speeding up your task completion time.
2. Cannoning tasks in specific locations: Using a cannon alongside your ranged/melee/magic attacks can significantly speed up task completion, especially in multi-combat areas.
3. Task that is recommended to prioritize to upload efficiently are: Bloodvelds, Kalphites, Fire Giants, Black demons, Dust devils, Hellhound (the cannon must be used in all of them)
Slayer reward points are rewarded after every completed Slayer task, from every Slayer Master except Turael and Spria. The higher level the Slayer Master, the more points are received. Additionally, bonus points are awarded after every 10th, 50th, 100th, 250th, and 1000th completed task. For example, completing 10 tasks in a row awards points on both the 10th and the 20th consecutive tasks. Slayer reward points can be traded in to any Slayer Master for various rewards.