Training slayer is usually one of the most popular activities and skills to do in Runescape 3. The skill is loved for its variety, allowing players to travel around the map killing various monsters. This can also be highly lucrative at high-levels, netting huge amounts of profit and rewards. This guide will go over some of the best ways to level the slayer skill and everything you need to know about slayer masters, slayer points, gear and much more.
The best and fastest way to gain slayer experience in RS3 is to use the best slayer master available to you. As they generally provide the best experience, loot and slayer points that you can get. Below is a table of the available slayer masters with their requirements and locations.
|Turael / Spria||None||Burnthorpe|
|The Raptor||35 Combat|
Unwelcome Guest Quest
Lost City Quest
|Sumona||90 Combat & 35 Slayer|
Smoking Kills Quest
|Duradel / Lapalok||100 Combat & 50 Slayer|
Shilo Village Quest
|Kuradel||110 Combat & 75 Slayer||Ancient Cavern|
|Morvran||120 Combat & 85 Slayer|
Plague’s End Quest
|Laniakea||120 Combat & 90 Slayer||Anachronia|
|Mandrith||120 Combat & 95 Slayer||Deep Wilderness|
After every successful task completion, players will be rewarded with slayer points, providing it is not with Turael or Spria, who reward 0 points. Every 10th and 50th task, a significantly larger amount of slayer points is rewarded, on the 10th it is 5 times as many points and on the 50th it is 15 times as many. These points are valuable as they can be used to redeem important rewards from slayer masters.
In addition to Turael and Spria not rewarding the player with any points, they will also reset the players task count when changing a task to them. Since you only start receiving slayer points after your 5th successful task, it is therefore not recommended to do this unless you absolutely need to. Furthermore, players should ensure they have completed the Smoking Kills quest as soon as possible. Players who have not done so will receive half the amount of points as in the table below.
|Slayer Master||Points Per Task||Points per 10th Task||Points per 50th Task|
|Turael / Spria||0||0||0|
|The Raptor||15||Up to 105||Up to 315|
|Duradel / Lapalok||15||75||225|
Slayer Gear & Equipment
How you gear for slayer is important as it sets you up in the perfect position to make the best gains possible. Minimising the amount you need to spend on supplies, while maximising your overall profit and experience rates when training the skill. Some general guidance to follow in regards to equipment for slayer is as follows:
- Always use power armour over tank armour for slayer.
- Avoid gear that degrades or is expensive to up-keep, unless you have access to the best money making methods.
- Always use a slayer helmet if you have one.
- Demon Horn Necklace is best in slot for monsters that do drop bones.
- Blood Amulet of Fury good for monsters that don’t drop bones.
- Use two-handed weapons for all styles of combat if possible. They are usually better due to their area of effect abilities. Halberd weapons are a particularly effective melee weapon.
The Importance of the Slayer Helmet
The Slayer Helmet is by far the most important piece of slayer equipment available to players. It should be among the first unlock players make with their slayer points. It provides a significant boost of between 12.5% and 14.5% to all damage and accuracy against monster you are assigned as a slayer task. The helmet also incorporates the effects of all slayer headgear.
There are a number of different slayer helmets, each with a different set of stats and bonuses. The corrupted slayer helmet is currently the best, to get this item you will need a total of 2,500 slayer points.
Players can add up to 5 fully charged rings of slaying and 6 fully charge ferocious rings to the slayer helmet. This requires level 60 crafting and the ability to do so must be unlocked for 500 slayer points.