Slayer is a unique skill in OSRS that involves killing specific monsters assigned by Slayer masters, in addition to buying OSRS gold. As you level up in Slayer, you will receive more challenging tasks, which often yield better rewards and experience. To start your Slayer journey, you must first complete the “Priest in Peril” quest and speak to a Slayer master.
Before you embark on your journey to 99 Slayer, there are some fundamental steps to follow:
1. Train Your Combat Stats
To be effective in Slayer, you need strong combat skills. Focus on leveling up Attack, Strength, and Defense, as well as Ranged and Magic for certain tasks. Aim for at least 70 in these stats to tackle most Slayer assignments efficiently.
2. Acquire Slayer Equipment
Invest in essential Slayer gear such as a Slayer helmet (or its variants), a Black Mask, a Slayer ring, and a herb sack. These items will make your Slayer tasks more efficient and profitable.
3. Unlock Useful Perks
Complete the “Fremennik Isles” and “Lunar Diplomacy” quests to unlock the ability to wear the “Fremennik Helm” and “Lunar Helm,” both of which provide Slayer bonuses. Additionally, acquiring the “Herblore Habitat” and “Loyalty Points” can enhance your Slayer experience.
Slayer tasks are assigned by various Slayer masters across Gielinor. Each Slayer master has different requirements and tasks, so it’s important to choose the right one for your level and preferences:
1. Turael (Spria)
Turael is the easiest Slayer master and is suitable for lower-level players. He provides simple tasks with low-level monsters.
Mazchna is the next step up, offering more challenging tasks for intermediate-level players. You can find him in Canifis.
Chaeldar is an advanced Slayer master, available after completing the “Lost City” quest. She assigns more difficult tasks but also offers greater rewards.
5. Duradel (Lapalok)
Duradel is the highest-level Slayer master and assigns the toughest tasks. To unlock him, you must have at least 100 combat and complete “Shilo Village.”
Efficient Task Management
To achieve 99 Slayer efficiently, you should prioritize certain tasks and skip others:
1. Block and Extend Tasks
Use Slayer reward points to block tasks you dislike and extend those with valuable drops or high experience rates. For example, many players choose to block tasks like “Cave Krakens” and extend tasks like “Dust Devils.”
2. Bursting and Cannoning
In some tasks, such as “Dust Devils” and “Smoke Devils,” using Ice Burst or Ice Barrage spells alongside a Dwarf Multicannon can significantly speed up your kills and experience gains.
3. Task Stacking
Whenever possible, stack tasks that share the same location or monsters. This minimizes travel time and maximizes efficiency.
Slayer can be a lucrative skill if done correctly. Here are some tips to make the most profit:
1. Slayer Bosses
2. Rare Drops
Keep an eye out for valuable rare drops from Slayer monsters, such as the Abyssal Whip, Abyssal Dagger, and Kraken Tentacle. These items can fetch a high price on the Grand Exchange.
3. Slayer Rings
Crafting and enchanting Slayer rings can be a profitable side activity. Slayer rings are used for quick teleportation to Slayer destinations and can be sold to other players.
Grinding to 99 Slayer can be a long and demanding journey, so it’s important to stay motivated:
1. Set Milestones
Break down your goal into smaller milestones, such as reaching level 70, 80, or 90 Slayer. Celebrate these achievements to maintain enthusiasm.
2. Join a Clan
Being part of a social clan can provide support, motivation, and advice from experienced players. It can make the journey more enjoyable and less solitary.
3. Alternate Activities
Take breaks from Slayer to engage in other activities like bossing, skilling, or mini-games to prevent burnout.