This is a comprehensive Slayer Guide for OSRS.
In this guide, you will learn everything there is to know about the slayer skill.
This guide is helpful for both complete beginners, returning players, and even those with slayer experience.
Depending on your level of knowledge, you may way to use the navigation below to navigate this Slayer Guide.
How does Slayer Work?
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You train slayer by speaking to a slayer master and obtaining a slayer task. You then have to complete the task in order to get the next one and so forth.
While you are on the task, you will receive slayer experience (alongside other combat experience) for every single kill until the task is finished.
Some monsters will require you to wear certain equipment to defeat them. This equipment can be bought from the slayer masters.
Different slayer masters are available based on your combat level. Each slayer master will have unique monsters in their task list and will have their own reward system.
We’ll go over the slayer masters later in this guide.
|A great introduction to the slayer skill is the introduction quest called ‘A Porcine of Interest‘.|
Every slayer master has a dedicated amount of points to give for each completed slayer task.
|Nieve/Steve||12 (15 with Elite Western Provinces Diary)|
|Konar||18 (20 with Elite Kourend Diary)|
For every 10th, 50th, 100th, 250th, and 1000th task you will get a multiplier. (assuming you didn’t break the slayer streak)
Unlike other skills, slayer is based on combat and this means that the higher your combat level, the better tasks you will have and the more experience you will gain.
Because slayer requires combat and higher-level monsters give better experience, it is recommended to wait to train slayer until you are at least level 70 combat or higher.
Training slayer before that will really just be a waste of time.
In the mean time, you can of course knock out some of the slayer quests to gain experience.
|If you want to know how to train your combat efficiently, check out our efficient combat training guide.|
Quests that give Slayer Experience
|Quest Name||Slayer Exp||Requirements|
|Varrock Museum Mini Quest||1,000 exp||Nothing|
|Recipe for Disaster (Mountain Dwarf)||1,000 exp||– Fishing Contest|
– Recipe for Disaster started
|A Porcine of Interest||1,000 exp||Nothing|
|Wanted!||5,000 exp||– 32 Quest Points|
– Recruitment Drive
– The Lost Tribe
– Priest in Peril
– Enter the Abyss
|Animal Magnetism||1,000 exp||– 18 slayer, 19 crafting, 30 ranged, 35 woodcutting|
– The Restless Ghost
– Priest in Peril
– Ernest the Chicken
|The General’s Shadow||2,000 exp||– 10 slayer, 50 firemaking, 10 thieving, 10 herblore, 50 magic, 40 ranged, 20 smithing, 53 thieving|
– Fight Arena
– Started Desert Treasure (ghostly robes & ring of visibility)
|Royal Trouble||5,000 exp||– 40 slayer, 40 agility, 10 farming, 35 fishing, 30 mining, 45 woodcutting|
|Lair of Razorlor||5,000 exp||– 40 slayer, 15 agility, 35 crafting|
|The Fremennik Exiles||15,000 exp||– 60 slayer, 65 crafting, 60 smithing, 60 fishing, 55 runecrafting|
|Monkey Madness 2||25,000 exp||– 69 slayer, 55 agility, 70 cooking, 5 construction, 60 firemaking, 60 hunter, 46 magic, 55 thieving|
– Enlightened Journey
– Monkey Madness 1
– Recipe for Disaster (Awowogei)
– Troll Stronghold
|Before you get started with Slayer, you should complete the Varrock Museum Quiz and the quest ‘A porcine of Interest’ this will boost you all the way to level 13 slayer. If you have the requirements, you should also knock out other quests to quickly make your way through the initial levels of slayer (which can be quite boring).|
Osrs Slayer Guide
Now that you know how slayer works, it’s time to get some slayer levels.
This guide will be a little bit different from our other guides as slayer training is different from the other skills in osrs.
These upcoming sections will help you further in this guide:
- Slayer Masters
- Slayer Strategies
- Slayer Armour
- Slayer Locations
We recommend that you thoroughly read through the slayer master section as choosing the correct slayer master is very important.
Next up is Slayer Strategies which will give you an idea of ways to earn more slayer reward points, get faster experience, or even train the skill while AFKing through the use of prayer enhancing gear.
Our Slayer Gear Guide will help you pick the most suitable gear for the slaying.
And finally, we show off the best Slayer Locations in Gielinor.
These are all the slayer masters that are available in Gielinor.
This part is color-coded for your convenience.
|Slayer Masters in Red should never be used to train slayer with.|
|Slayer Masters in Yellow should only be used under special circumstances. (e.g. Turael Boost)|
|Slayer Masters in Green should always be used. Use the highest possible slayer master for your combat level.|
Fastest Slayer Experience: Using a Cannon to Speed up Tasks
Slayer is a very slow skill.
Your experience rates depend on how many monsters you can kill per hour.
So in order to get the fastest slayer experience, you’ll need a dwarf cannon to help you slay the monsters faster.
A Dwarf Cannon can be bought for 750K GP after completing of the similarly named quest.
Keep in mind, using a dwarf cannon is VERY expensive.
The cannonballs will set you back about 400K GP PER HOUR.
For this reason, cannoning slayer tasks, is only recommended to those with money to blow.
You also won’t be able to use a cannon on every single task. Some monsters aren’t cannon-able, and some slayer caves do not allow the use of cannons.
Slayer Caves where you can use a cannon:
- Chasm of Fire
- Stronghold Slayer Cave
- Kalphite Slayer Cave
Slayer Caves where you cannot use a cannon:
- Fremmenik Slayer Cave
- Catacombs of Kourend
Great Cannon Tasks:
Fastest Slayer Experience: Bursting Tasks
Those with Ancient Magicks unlocked (requires the Desert Treasure quest) and over 70+ Magic as well as 65+ Slayer, unlock the ability to start bursting on task.
Bursting/barraging allows you to target multiple opponents at the same time and thus you will increase your experience rates by A LOT.
Great Bursting Tasks:
- Dust Devils
- Smoke Devils
Below is a great bursting slayer guide.
Turael Boost: Farm Slayer Reward Points
Turael is a low-requirement slayer master that assigns VERY quick tasks.
For this reason, he is often used to farm Slayer Reward Points.
This Slayer Training Method is referred to as Turael Boosting.
Here’s how it works:
- You use Turael for task 1 – 9
- You use a high-level slayer master (Nieve/Konar/Duradel) for task 10
This way, you can quickly skip to the 10th task to get the massive slayer reward bonus.
You can even go to the 50th, 100th task, and so forth.
Krystilia Boost: Farm Reward Points
Another way to farm points is to use the Wilderness Slayer Master Krystilia.
Krystilia gives a whopping 25 points for every completed task.
Every 10th task gets you 125 reward points and the 50th task gets you 375 reward points.
What’s cool about Krystilia is that you can do it alongside your other slayer streak because her streak is completely different from your regular slayer streak.
Of course, this slayer master gives tasks in the deep wilderness which aren’t ideal because you will get pked A LOT.
AFK Slayer Training
Slayer can be a pretty AFK task when done right.
In order to achieve this, you’ll need to have a massive prayer bonus so that you don’t have to continuously sip your prayer potion.
The higher your prayer bonus and the higher your prayer, the longer you will be able to AFK.
The best way to get a high prayer bonus is by wearing Proselyte Armour in combination with a blessing (Rada’s Blessing 4 is recommended) and a stole/holy symbol.
A bone crusher from the Morytania Hard Diary will also help you stay AFK for longer.
Use our Slayer Gear Guide below to find out how to properly gear up for AFKing.
When slaying, you want to optimize for DPS.
More DPS = more experience, simple as that.
Keep in mind that some tasks will require certain protection equipment.
|You can also use the Slayer Gear Helper developed by JosephsPlace.|
1. The Slayer Gear Helper works as follows:
2. Enter your combat stats
3. Choose your current Slayer Task
4. Select a combat style
5. Get your gear recommendations
Stronghold Slayer Cave
– Use Slayer Ring
– Use the Spirit Tree to Gnome Stronghold and run southwest
– Use Slayer Ring
– Use the Spirit Tree to Gnome Stronghold and run southwest
Catacombs of Kourend
– Xeric’s Talisman (Xeric’s Heart)
– Kourend Castle Teleport (66 Magic)
Chasm of Fire
Getting There: Fairy ring DJR
Player Owned House Setup for Slayer
Having a decent house setup is HUGELY beneficial to your slayer grind.
The idea is to have as many teleports available to slayer caves and slayer masters to speed up trips.
Slayer Money making
The following portion of this slayer guide will teach you how you can make money using this skill.
Please be aware that a decent slayer level (70+) is required before you will start seeing decent drops.
Best Slayer Masters for Making Money
Duradel is hands down the best slayer master to use when looking to make money from Slayer.
Konar can be a bit annoying as her tasks are location-based but the monster do drop brimstone keys which do increase your hourly loot by a lot.
Nieve is your best option if you don’t have the combat requirements for Duradel and you can’t stand Konar’s location-based tasks.
Profitable Slayer Tasks
|Slayer Task||Slayer Requirement||Money per hour|
|Blue Dragons||0||365k GP per hour (osrs wiki)|
|Kurasks||70||400k – 600K GP per hour|
|Wyverns||72||780k GP per hour (osrs wiki)|
|Gargoyles||75||300k – 600k GP per hour (osrs wiki)|
|Brutal Black Dragons||77||1M GP per hour (osrs wiki)|
|Greater Nechryaels||80||600k GP per hour|
|Abyssal Sire (BOSS)||85||1.3M GP per hour (osrs wiki)|
|Kraken (BOSS)||87||1M GP per hour (osrs wiki)|
|Thermonuclear Smoke Devils||93||1M GP per hour (osrs wiki)|
Tasks You Should Block (Low Value Drops)
The following tasks should be on your block list as they will make you VERY little profit.
Slayer Reward to Unlock
You basically want to unlock as many task increases as possible for profitable monsters such as Gargoyles, Wyverns, Kurasks, and so forth.
Slayer Rewards to Unlock
Every slayer master has a slayer reward store where you can spend your Slayer Reward Points.
Here are some of the most useful unlocks.
|Bigger and Badder||150 pts||(first unlock)|
Gives a chance at getting bigger monsters on a slayer task. These will give LOTS of experience as well as have their own drop table. Many players make this their first unlock as it will speed up experience slayer rates.
|Broader Fletcher||300 pts||Allows you to fletch broad bolts. This unlock is very useful for ironmen accounts.|
|Slayer Helmet||400 pts||Allows you to make the Slayer Helmet from a Black Mask. Wearing it counts as wearing a nose peg, earmuffs, facemas, and so on. You also get a 16.6% melee damage boost. When imbued at the Nightmare zone or Soul Wars, this helmet gives a 15% damage boost in magic and ranged as well.|
|Ring Bling||300 pts||Allows you to craft slayer rings that can teleport you to different slayer caves. Crafting the ring requires 75 crafting.|
|Gargoyle Smasher||120 pts||This unlock will make slaying Gargoyles a lot more enjoyable as you will no longer need to use a rock hammer to finish them off.|
|Get Smashed||100 pts||The number of Gargoyles assigned is increased to 200 – 250 every time you get the task. This is great for money making as Gargoyles are very profitable.|
Slayer Monster Guides
Want more in-depth slayer guides for individual monsters? Check out our monster slayer guides below.
|Fire Giant Slayer Guide|
|Hellhound Slayer Guide|
|Wyrms Slayer Guide|
|Cave Horror Slayer Guide|
|Kurask Slayer Guide|
|Dust Devil Slayer Guide|
|Bloodveld Slayer Guide|
|Gargoyle Slayer Guide (coming soon)|
Hopefully, this OSRS Slayer Guide has been helpful to you.
If you’ve made it this far in the guide, you should have a pretty good idea of how to train Slayer as efficiently as possible.
Remember, slayer is best started beyond combat level 70 when you can unlock higher-level monsters and better slayer masters.
You should also complete the Varrock Museum Quiz and the Quest ‘A Porcine of Interest’ before training slayer as this will boost you all the way to level 13 slayer before you even get started.
Remember to take things slow, slayer is a very slow skill and you will burn very quickly if you try to go too hard.
Best of luck in your slayer training!
Check out some of our other skilling guides as well.