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Slayer Tower Pollnivneach Dungeon


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Aberrant spectres are Slayer monsters that require level 60 Slayer to kill. They frequently drop large amounts of valuable herbs and herb seeds. A Macaw Summoning familiar is helpful as it will improve herb drops (requires level 41 Summoning), as will herb gloves (a reward from the Fist of Guthix minigame). They are an excellent source of medium-high level herbs such as ranarrs and lantadymes, and also drop various low and high-priced seeds.

Strengths and weaknessesEdit

Aberrant spectres have an extremely potent stench that drains stats and life points very quickly, so they are very deadly to fight without proper protection. A nose peg, slayer helmet, or full slayer helmet protects against the stench.

They are weak against either thrown weapons or arrows, depending on their location – spectres in Morytania Slayer Tower are weak to thrown weapons, whereas spectres in Pollnivneach Slayer Dungeon are weak to arrows.

Spectres use a rapid and quite accurate Magic attack with a max hit of 297, which will hit fairly often even with good magic defence. If fought without a nose peg or slayer helmet you will be hit for heavy damage every hit, and suffer massive stat drains.

Note that their attacks can be especially hard on dual-use beast of burden/combat familiars like the spirit terrorbird, to the point that one's stay is usually limited by the familiar's lifespan, rather than one's own. 

If a tank approach is desired when killing aberrant spectres, a shield or shield-bow is of utmost importance, as it enables the use of defensive and healing abilities. It is possible for a player in Karil's armour with a dark bow or blisterwood stakes and a shield to stay for an extended period of time with minimal food or prayer if Rejuvenate, with shield, or Guthix's Blessing, without shield, is used upon filling the adrenaline bar.

Another easy and fast method to kill aberrant spectres in the Slayer Tower would be to use Blisterwood stakes, Sagaies, or Dragon darts with either offhand dragon darts or a d'hide shield with full dragonhide armour along with the proper protection while using ranged abilities, using rejuvenate and regenerate as and when needed. Using this method along with ava's accumulator will allow for extended trips with minimal loss of ammunition and food. Using sacrifice appropriately will eliminate the need of food and any defensive abilities if you are above level 130 combat.

Spectres have a short-range magical attack. Players can take advantage of this in the Slayer Tower and Pollnivneach Slayer Dungeon by luring them into an obstacle and using a weapon with a large attack range. Spectres were made aggressive in the July 14th 2014 update.


Morytania Slayer Tower (middle floor)Edit

Slaying spectres

Slaying spectres in the Tower.

These aberrant spectres are located on the middle (first) floor of the Morytania Slayer Tower, on the east side. There are gates that can be opened to get to them at the entrances to their area.

There are a number of ways to reach the slayer tower. The fastest is ring of slaying, which teleports a player directly outside the tower. Alternatively, the C•K•S fairy ring, Canifis Lodestone, Kharyrll teleport or Kharyryll Portal will teleport players close-by to return. The player can also use a Mask of Broken Fingers, a Mask of the Abyss or their upgraded versions to teleport to the tower.

The spectres here are weak to thrown weapons, so the best option is to use sagaies or blisterwood stakes. Other Tier 70 ranged weapons such as Crystal bow and Karil's crossbow are also viable options, as they can always hit the spectres.

In addition, the spectres in the tower are in lower numbers than the Pollnivneach Slayer Dungeon and are fairly spread out, so players may need to wait for the spectres to respawn on occasion. Extra combat xp or cash is available at this location by taking a Slayer contract with Markus so many players come here to do their tasks. If you are interested only in faster kills it might be suggested to use other locations for a slayer task.

Killing aberrant spectres at the Slayer Tower is often used as a way to make money, due to the short distance between the tower and the bank in Canifis. Fast teleport options to a bank, such as the ring of kinship or TokKul-Zo, will reduce banking time further. Another possibility is to use the Tool leprechaun at the farming patch due south of the Slayer Tower to note the herb drops and then return to the tower.

Should a player die, it will take around 2–3 minutes to run from Canifis to their gravestone.

Players who use Summoning familiars can recharge their summoning points at the obelisk on the way to the tower (players with a menagerie at their house can also recharge summoning there).

Pollnivneach Slayer DungeonEdit

Aberrant spectre concept art

Concept art of aberrant spectres.

These aberrant spectres are located in Pollnivneach Slayer Dungeon, in the central area of the bottom floor of the dungeon. The dungeon is accessed by descending the well in Pollnivneach. Players will need to have completed the Smoking Kills quest to access the dungeon. In the dungeon you will be subjected to harmful smoke as well as the Aberrant spectre's stench, so using a slayer helmet is mandatory. Using only the individual components of the helmet will result in almost certain death, either from the spectres' stench or the smoke in the well.

Quick access to the dungeon can be gained by using ring of slaying to teleport to Sumona, moving one's house to Pollnivneach and using Teleport to House, or using a Pollnivneach tablet (requires completion of the Love Story quest).

These spectres are weak against arrows, so a crystal bow or magic shieldbow with broad arrows or above is very helpful in dispatching them quickly. They are non-aggressive. Utilising a combat familiar would greatly speed up kills, as there is a Summoning obelisk in the same area as the spectres.

This place is more deserted than the Slayer Tower, making it an ideal option to finish a slayer task quickly and efficiently. A cannon may be used here, allowing for much faster kills. However, this will cause many spectres to attack at once, making protection prayers a must to tank their attacks. With the Evolution of Combat update, it is recommended to use a cannon here with healing abilities such as Soul Split and Rejuvenate, as protection prayers only offer 50% protection against their magic attacks.

Champions' ChallengeEdit

Aberrant spectres are one of the races who have lesser champions in the Champions' Challenge distraction and diversion. To fight the Aberrant Spectre Champion, the player must kill aberrant spectres until one drops a Champion scroll, which is an extremely rare drop.



Charm drop percentages
No charms Gold charm Green charm Crimson charm Blue charm






Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 156,286 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.

Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).


  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 3 Uncommon 73
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 3 Uncommon 24
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 3 Uncommon 6
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 2 Common 256
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 3 Uncommon 3,242
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 3 Uncommon 2,656
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 3 Uncommon 1,066
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 4 Rare 1,001
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 4 Rare 35,771
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 4 Rare 40,170
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 4 Rare 37,360
Fellstalk seed 5 Fellstalk seed [1] 1 3 Uncommon 1,073
Morchella mushroom spore 5 Morchella mushroom spore [1] 3 4 Rare 3,138
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed [1] 1 4 Rare 1,673
  1. ^ a b c Anagogic orts do NOT drop along these seed drops.


  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1–3 2 Common 730–2,190
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1–3 2 Common 117–351
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1–3 2 Common 42–126
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1–3 2 Common 173–519
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1–3 2 Common 3,010–9,030
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1–3 2 Common 3,210–9,630
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1–3 2 Common 4,562–13,686
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1–3 3 Uncommon 4,560–13,680
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1–3 3 Uncommon 2,435–7,305
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1–3 3 Uncommon 8,961–26,883
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1–3 4 Rare 9,066–27,198

Weapons and armourEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Steel hatchet Steel hatchet 1 3 Uncommon 41
Mithril kiteshield Mithril kiteshield 1 4 Rare 761
Lava battlestaff Lava battlestaff 1 4 Rare 9,576
Adamant platelegs Adamant platelegs 1 4 Rare 3,311
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 4 Rare 20,473
Mystic robe bottom (dark) Mystic robe bottom (dark) 1 4 Rare 46,606

Other dropsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Coins 250 Coins 460, 496 5 Very rare Not sold
Anagogic ort Anagogic ort 20, 40, 60 2 Common Not sold
Clue scroll Clue scroll (hard) 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit sapphire Spirit sapphire 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit emerald Spirit emerald 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit ruby Spirit ruby 1 4 Rare Not sold
Champion's scroll (aberrant spectre) Champion's scroll (aberrant spectre) (m) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Court summons Court summons 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Ectoplasmator Ectoplasmator 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Ancient effigy Starved ancient effigy 1 5 Very rare Not sold

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Coins 250 Coins 250 – 450; 3,000;
9,000; 10,000; 12,000
2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,715
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,854
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 4,440
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 6,533
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 19,822
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 43,084
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 15,595
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,681
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,653
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,235
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 855
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,240
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,632
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,513
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 35,966
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 832,650
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,351
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,753
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,434
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,659
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 15,600
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,267,050
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 4 Rare 22,800–76,000
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,598,800
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 105,870
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 16,104
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 88,475–123,865
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 88,675–124,145
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 976
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 373
Pure essence Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 11,000–330,000
Nature rune Nature rune 20–80 4 Rare 5,900–23,600
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 4,840
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 18,405
Death rune Death rune 50, 121 4 Rare 9,550–23,111
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 15,050
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 51,625–413,000
Raw shark Raw shark 250–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 422,250–844,500
Big bones Big bones 150–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 104,550–348,500
Coal Coal 150–7,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 36,900–1,845,000
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) 3 Uncommon 363,900–1,940,800
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 8,800
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,103,000
Adamant bar Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) 4 Rare 3,579,000–25,053,000
Rune bar Rune bar 1, 50 (noted) 4 Rare 14,351–717,550
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 124,525–1,245,250
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) 3 Uncommon 144,780–579,120
Clean torstol Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) 3 Uncommon 103,110–1,031,100
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 7,677
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1–50 4 Rare 70,608–3,530,400
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1–7 4 Rare 127,971–895,797
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,337,320
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 4 Rare 1,673
Yew logs Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) 4 Rare 20,500–8,200,000
Crystal triskelion fragment 1 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2 Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3 Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Melee) Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Magic) Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged) Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Agility) Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking) Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (FM) Brawling gloves (FM) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing) Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter) Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Mining) Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer) Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing) Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving) Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (WC) Brawling gloves (WC) 1 5 Very rare Not sold

Universal dropsEdit

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Key token Key token 1 4 Rare Not sold


  • Aberrant means absurd or abnormal, spectre means ghost.
  • The name of the monster used to be spelled "Aberrant specter", but it was changed to the British -re ending in a hidden update several years ago.
  • This monsters examine is similar to that of the Plague frogs, which is "A very smelly frog."
  • With the bloom lighting update on 28 November 2011, the appearance of aberrant spectres changed for players who enabled the feature.

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