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OSRS (Old School RuneScape): 1-99 Slayer Guide

OSRS Slayer Guide 2023

Killing monsters and reaping rewards is vital to the Old School RuneScape experience. Whether it’s starting off with humble goblins or eventually fighting the dreaded Hydra, there is limitless loot and experience up for grabs! The Slayer skill in OSRS ties in with this mechanic well, offering players monster-specific assignments and allowing them to unlock fearsome creatures to battle. While it can be one of the most extended grinds in OSRS, it is also one of the most lucrative. Players can achieve hourly profit rates of up to 600K-1m GP dependent on experience, strategy, and luck. Here’s our 1-99 Slayer guide for OSRS so you can fight your way to the top!

The Ultimate OSRS 1-99 Slayer Guide

Ultimately, the only way to efficiently train the Slayer skill in OSRS is by undertaking many assignments from the Slayer Masters scattered around Gielinor.

The Master under which you train is determined by both your Combat Level and your Slayer Level. For players who are starting their Slayer journey at a low combat level (under 20), it is recommended to undergo tasks from Turael, who is located in Burthorpe. 

Starting off, it is advised to complete the Priest In Peril quest to unlock access to Morytania and therefore the Slayer Tower area.

The Slayer Tower contains conveniently placed monsters that tend to be given to players on assignment; it also has a Slayer Master – Mazchna – located in nearby Canafis. Players must be Combat Level 20 to take tasks from him, however. 

For the most part, the Slayer master players choose to train under does not matter. However, the higher the Combat Level requirement of the Slayer Master, the increased risk (and reward) which comes with the assignments.

Lower-level Slayer Masters will not offer the same high reward and high XP creatures that mid-and-high-level Slayer Masters such as Nieve and Duradel offer.

Players must choose carefully, train diligently, and plan accordingly should they attempt to kill creatures above their current capabilities, and consider training on lesser creatures first.

There is little more to Slayer training than the above in order to hit the elusive Level 99 spot.

All Slayer Masters – Which To Use and Which to Ignore

There are 9 Slayer Masters in OSRS that can help you train this skill. However, some of them are not worth the time and effort, while some are incredibly useful. Here is a list of all of the Slayer Masters in OSRS, along with their locations and usefulness:

  • Turael
    • Location: South-east Burthorpe – Games necklace teleport or Hot-air balloon
    • Requirements: N/A
    • Should You Use: Maybe
  • Spria
    • Location: Draynor Village – Amulet of glory teleport
    • Requirements: A Porcine of Interest Quest
    • Should You Use: No
  • Krystilia
    • Location: Edgeville – Amulet of glory teleport
    • Requirements: N/A
    • Should You Use: Maybe
  • Mazchna
    • Location: North-east Canifis on the bridge – Ectophial, fairy ring (c k s) or Kharyrll Teleport 
    • Requirements: 20 Combat, Priest in Peril Quest
    • Should You Use: No
  • Vannaka
    • Location: Edgeville Dungeon, east of the Wilderness gate – Paddewwa Teleport or Amulet of glory
    • Requirements: 40 Combat
    • Should You Use: No
  • Chaeldar
    • Location: Zanaris Fairy Queen’s court – fairy ring hub
    • Requirements: 70 Combat, Lost City Quest
    • Should You Use: Yes
  • Konar quo Maten
    • Location: Mount Karuulm – fairy ring (c i r) then run north.
    • Requirements: 75 Combat
    • Should You Use: Maybe
  • Nieve
    • Location: Tree Gnome Stronghold, near the magic trees and the southern bank.
    • Requirements: 85 Combat
    • Should You Use: Yes
  • Duradel
    • Location: Shilo Village, top floor of the Fishing store – fairy ring (c k r), Gnome glider, Karamja gloves 3 or the Shilo Village cart system
    • Requirements: 100 Combat, 50 Slayer
    • Should You Use: Yes

OSRS Slayer Quests To Gain Easy Experience

Not only is killing monsters on players’ agendas but there are several quests scattered around the world of OSRS that can give a much-needed experience boost in between Slayer grinds.

Some have rather high requirements and others can be started almost instantly. Here are some of the best:

  • The Varrock Museum Natural History Quiz; This has no requirements and is not technically a quest, but offers 1,000 Slayer experience for completion. To find and complete it, players should go to the bottom floor of Varrock Museum (located in the east of the town), and speak with Orlando Smith. Each display on the bottom floor of the museum contains a quiz question; if all are answered correctly, Orlando Smith will reward 1000 Hunter and Slayer XP.
  • A Porcine Of Interest; This is a fantastic quest to introduce the Slayer skill itself, and gives a nice storyline to follow in the meantime. It has no requirements, but players should prepare for a fight with a level 37 enemy. To begin the quest, read the notice board in Draynor Village, behind the wine shop. Along with Reinforced Goggles and 1000 Slayer EXP, players will also receive 30 Slayer Reward points to help towards unlocking perks (listed below).
  • Monkey Madness II; This quest is for the elite and high-leveled players who are looking for a fun quest and a significant skill boost. It requires 69 Slayer (amongst 70 Crafting, 60 Hunter, 55 Agility, 55 Thieving, and some other quests to complete), but offers an immense 80,000 Slayer Experience for completion, along with unlocking some additional monsters to kill.

OSRS Slayer Quests To Unlock Monsters

Not only do quests in OSRS offer Slayer Experience, but some also unlock new monsters to be assigned to players throughout their Slayer career.

These can vary from fairly unimportant ones to vital ones that make both fantastic money and irresistible XP. Here are some of the best monsters to unlock through quests:

  • Dust Devils; These are one of the best money makers in Slayer that require little effort once players are at a high enough level. To unlock them, Desert Treasure must be at least started (but does not have to be completed).
  • Demonic Gorillas; These are very high-level and complex creatures to kill, but are also some of the most lucrative in the Slayer skill outside of the bosses. Players must complete Monkey Madness II in order to unlock the ability to hunt them.
  • Jungle/Cave Horrors; These are an early-game money maker for some players, as the Cave Horrors drop the elusive Black Mask which has a selling price of around 900k-1M. To unlock them, players must complete the fairly easy Cabin Fever quest.

Recommended OSRS Slayer Perks 

While training the Slayer skill, players will earn Slayer points for each assignment successfully completed. These points can then be exchanged for helpful perks or assignment extensions as players go about their monster-hunting adventures.

Here is a list of recommended perks to unlock as quickly as possible to maximize profits and make the most of OSRS Slayer assignments:

  1. Bigger And Badder. This is a no-brainer for all Slayer tasks, as it unlocks the chance of a rare, elite variant of the monster players are currently hunting to appear. This elite variant has a similar loot table to most ‘original’ monsters but also has a chance to drop some coveted items, including the Imbued Heart (50-70M GP).
  1. Task Extensions. Most Slayer tasks can be ‘extended’ through their own appropriate perk, which increases the number of monsters that players will have to kill in order to complete their assignment. Recommended monsters to extend are: Dust Devils, Gargoyles, and Nechyrael.
  1. Slayer Helm. This is another perk that is vital to the Slayer experience on OSRS. The Slayer Helm requires 55 Crafting to create and combines the Black Mask (combat buff), nose pegs, earmuffs, face mask, a spiny helmet, and reinforced goggles to create the ultimate protection against specific monsters. Players will also receive a 16.6% Melee combat boost while wearing the Helm. 
  1. Rune Pouch and Herb Sack. These are separate perks but are equally important to one another. The Rune Pouch allows players to store 15,000 of 3 different runes within it, saving vital inventory space for food, potions, or loot. The Herb Sack acts similarly, but instead allows players to store 30 of each type of Herb – both grimy and clean variants – that can be dropped by monsters on Slayer tasks, making it an essential choice for looters.

And that is all you need to know about Slayer in OSRS. Check out other interesting OSRS guides and articles:

Based in Manchester, United Kingdom, Jordan McEvoy is a Freelance Writer for Raider King.
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