This article is about high-levelled slayer training. For the general slayer guide, see slayer training.
This is a guide on how to train Slayer in the most efficient manner possible purely in terms of maximising Slayer experience per hour. It is aimed towards players with high levels in the various combat and combat-related stats, including Summoning, Prayer, and Herblore, which provide access to various methods of augmenting the rate at which Slayer is trained. It is also targeted towards players who are able to make money at a fairly high rate, and thus would value their time enough to utilize more expensive methods in the interest of saving time. Due to the intended audience of this guide, not everything will be explained in detail, as the reader is expected to know the basics of RuneScape and the Slayer skill itself. This guide assumes you will be using Kuradal exclusively as your Slayer master. This is a guide and while the user is encouraged to follow it as closely as possible for maximum efficiency, players are free to choose which parts to follow and which to ignore subject to their own opinions, stats, gear, cash, potential to make cash, and personal task preference.
Note: Since this guide is focused on maximum slayer experience per hour, tasks that award decent quanities of gold may be overlooked. The player is encouraged to research each and every slayer monster page for strategies and potential wealth gains, as these topics will not be included in this guide.
Cancelling and Blocking TasksEdit
Tasks that the player does not wish to ever do can be permanently blocked at the cost of 100 reward points. Up to six assigned monsters, or group of monsters such as grotworms or mutated jadinkos, can be blocked in this manner, with one block allowed per 50 quest points.
Cancelling the block costs 30 points. The monster must be the currently assigned task for it to be blocked. In order to maximise efficiency, players should cancel tasks which are commonly assigned yet offer slow rates of Slayer experience, often due to issues such as the inability to use a cannon and/or a titan, low life points, or other factors, such as long animations or specialised killing methods. Please see the task summary section below to determine which tasks should be considered for the use of a block.
Players are recommended to use the cancel option as often as it can be used while maintaining a stable level of Slayer reward points. This will ensure that the player spends as much time as possible doing tasks which offer fast Slayer experience.
The task summary section of this guide will tell you which tasks to block, what to skip, and the ones to complete if you are running low on slayer points. For example, a player that is running low on points may do a hellhound or greater demon task despite the fact that these tasks are usually cancelled. These tasks also give out more ferocious rings if done in Kuradal's cave.
Note: For quick reference, your blocked tasks should include Vyrewatch, Warped Tortoises, Aberrant Spectres, and Jungle Strykewyrms. See the task summary table below for more information.
This high level slayer guide assumes you have 95 prayer for curses. Curses will speed up tasks 15-20%, and should be used on every task. Bring prayer potions/renewals. Turmoil (or its counterparts) should be used the entire task. Along with Turmoil, Berserker can be used to slightly increase potion endurance, but note that this does not work with overloads. Soul Split can also greatly extend the duration spend at your slayer location -- banking is never needed. You can complete all tasks that Kuradal has to offer without frequent bank trips.
Note: Because this guide assumes you have 95+ prayer, it also assumes you will not be picking up infernal ashes or bones for cash. It is up to the player to decide if they want to do so, but make note you will not receive even half of the listed experience per hour. If your prayer level is not 99, it is recommended to bring Infernal urns or use Bonecrusher / Demon Horn Necklace combo to work toward 99 prayer.
This high leveled slayer guide assumes you have access to extreme potions and use super antifires. Overloads will give you better experience rates than what is in the table, but only by a small margin. If you do not have extremes and super antifires, you will not be able to obtain the best slayer experience per hour.
Post EoC the cannon has become significantly worse to use. It is no longer a high damage machine and the experience is not as good, but it does slightly speed up slayer tasks with its damage. The main benefit of the cannon is to group all the monsters around you so you can deal more damage to them with aoe, and spend less time running around attacking them.
The Full Slayer helmet is better than an uncharged black mask, and should be used for every task. The bonuses of the helmet plus the ability to be store familiar scrolls make it an essential part of any serious Slayer's gear. Remember to refill your stored scrolls of choice after using them up.
As for the rest of the equipment, it is assumed you will be using at the very least God War Dungeon power armor. For tasks that reside in the dungeon itself, the table assumes you have a piece of ancient Nex gear on allowing you to wear the best ranging equipment you can, and not random gear for the four different gods.
Remember: After the armour update, it is important that you follow the combat triangle. Doing anything else will slow down your slayer experience considerably, unless you have drygore weaponry.
Getting a task and transportEdit
Ferocious rings allow fast transport to Kuradal, and are always the fastest and best option when obtaining a new task. However, players may find that they are running out of the rings if they are not performing enough tasks in Kuradal's Dungeon. Therefore, players may wish to use a slayer ring, which should be brought to every task, to reach Kuradal when their task is complete. Simply use the ring to teleport to the Rellekka Slayer Caves and then use the nearby fairy ring (code B-J-Q) to reach Kuradal. (Slayer rings should be made in batches and treated as disposable to allow more loot to be banked.)
For Slayers using the Lunar spellbook, the NPC Contact spell can be used to get a new task. However, the rewards interface cannot be accessed this way, so travel to any Slayer master may be necessary to cancel.
The TokKul-Zo, obtained after the Fight Kiln Quest, is great for transport during slayer. while charged, it has unlimited teleports to the entrance to the Fight Caves, along with several other locations. The Fight Caves teleport location has a bank and is extremely close to a fairy ring.
With the addition of Slayer contracts, the Slayer Tower is now the best place to complete assignments for any monster that resides in it. The task summary will assume you are doing a contract for Abyssal Demons, Abberant Spectres, Gargoyles, and Nechryaels. The bonus 20% experience of the slayer contracts stack with the 10% bonus for wearing Morytania legs 4, the reward for Morytania Elite Tasks.
Task Summary TableEdit
This is a list of all monsters assigned by Kuradal, along with the pros and cons of completing the task, as well as, an analysis of tasks experience per hour.
Assignments have updated for EoC post combat triangle fix. It is assuming that you follow the combat triangle. The Maximum xp/hr rates of the table will be edited over the next week as I get assigned the tasks. Thank you for your patience.
|Slayer level||Combat level||Pros||Cons||Skip/Do/Ban||Maximum xp/hr|
|Aberrant spectres||138||60||104||Inside the Slayer Tower||Lifepoints are way too high for the slayer experience they give||Block|
|332.5||85||140||Inside the Slayer Tower for bonus experience on contract||They constantly teleport which can be annoying to deal with||Do w/contract||126k|
|Ascension members||147.5-1923||81||120, 130, 150, 175||
Chance of receiving signets if killing bosses
Can be very good profit
Gladius has a crimson charm rate of ~80%.
|Slow compared to other tasks you could be doing||Do|
|Automatons||665.5||67||165||If doing guardians and are good with stuns you take no damage.||
Must access The World Wakes full reward to access to them.
Hard hitting especially with special attack if not trapped correctly.
|Aviansies||150-226||1||128, 132, 136||Can wrack up kills fast while making a large profit.||Requires proper equipment (be it from all four sides or from Nex) to deter aggression from enemies if opting for the best xp/hr||Do|
|Aquanites||109||78||136||Do not have to unlock them||Far Away, bad experience, have to spend reward points to unlock and cancel tasks||Skip / Don't Unlock|
|Black demons||295||1||140||High numbers are assigned allowing for great experience gains without travelling. Good source of crimson charms||Takes a long time to travel to if you do not have 70 Agility, unless you plan to kill them in Chaos Tunnels/Chaos Tunnels resource dungeon.||Do||93k|
|Black dragons||257.6||1||144||Fast task if done at Evil Chicken's Lair which is the best location for the greatest xp/hr.||Requires partial completion of Recipe For Disaster to obtain access to the Evil Chicken's Lair||Do||100k|
|Mutated bloodvelds (Bloodveld task)||216, 239.6||50||130, 136||Draken's medallion/Wicked Hood for fast teleports. Legacy of Seergaze required for easy access||Do / Skip||80k|
Extremely easy to kill, even without ranged,
Gvies a pitiful amount of slayer xp per kill.
Less profit and xp overall than black dragons.
|Dagannoth Kings (Dagannoth task)||See Dagannoth Kings Article||1||See Dagannoth Kings Article||High amount of experience per king, also a nice profit from the drops.||Required all types of combat. Another player is required in order to access the lair where the kings reside.||Do / Skip (If you can't find a partner)||120k|
|Dark beasts||331.5||90||150||Close together and quick to kill with Drygores||Very high life points and accurate attacks.||Do||110k|
|Desert strykewyrms||316.8||77||148||Can string kills together at a decent rate||
Wasted time starting combat with them
|Dust devils||139||65||122||Decent crimson charms||
Slow compared to other tasks you could be doing
Have to run through the Wilderness for the best experience rates
|Do / Skip|
|Fire giants||169||1||122||Can be found in large amounts in the Waterfall Dungeon||Slow compared to other tasks you could be doing||Do / Skip||70k|
|Ganodermic creatures||593,692||95||160,166||Excellent source of money, giving drops such as expensive tree seeds, the polypore stick and large quantities of ganodermic flakes||You need a high Dungeoneering level or agility level for the least competiton.||Do||140k|
|Gargoyles||237||75||134||Very good xp / hr at Slayer Tower||Need to purchase the ability to deliver killing blows quicker for 400 slayer reward points before it is worth it to do||Do w/contract||117k|
|Greater Demons||142||1||118||Close to Kuradal, decent source of crimson charms||Slow compared to other tasks you could be doing||Do / Skip|
|Grifolapines||293.4||88||148||These are very fast kills||They charge toward you which can be annoying.||Do||120k|
|Grifolaroos||340.5||82||154||Very close to fairy ring||They jump around which can be very annoying if you mistime your thresholds||Do/Skip||100k|
Mature Grotworms (Grotworm task)
|343.5||1||140||Drop a lot of adamant and rune items which can be alched. No longer bot infested.||Their hp is quite high.||Do / Skip||70k|
|Hellhounds||98.6||1||132||Very close to Kuradal, can be killed quickly with AoE abilities||No drops apart from charms/clues/bones, Slow compared to other tasks you could be doing||Do / Skip|
|Ice strykewyrms||485.6||93||152||Fire spells do double damage to them||You need a fire cape/TokHaar-Kal or spend 2000 Slayer Points on convincing Kuradal||Do||160k|
|Iron Dragons||257.2||1||140||Extremely easy to kill, very fast task||Its dragonfire attack can deal damage continuously on player without proper protection.||Do||120k|
|Jungle strykewyrms||185.6||73||134||Midrange slayer experience per kill||Assigned often, spread out, takes time to start combat, far away from anything||Block|
|Exiled kalphite guardians (Kalphite task)||240.4||1||140||Clustered together, ~25% crimson & blue charm rate. Damaged chitin also provide good money or could be used to repair your own drygore weapons.||For best xp / hr rates, Ancient spellbook must be unlocked by completing Desert Treasure quest||Do / Skip||86k|
|Living Rock Creatures||164||1||132||Clustered together. Drops a lot of noted gems and ores.||Slow compared to other tasks you could be doing.||Do / Skip||70k|
|Mithril dragons||593||1||160||Incredibly rewarding in both experience and profit.||Not assigned very often, you can get overwhelmed in combat with multiple dragons||Do||140k|
(The highest level you can manage)
|98.6, 188.4, 209.6||
80, 86, 91
|134, 138, 144||Very fast task, lots of profit from stackable drops||No cons||Do||96k|
|Nechryaels||301.5||80||138||Great task if done in the Slayer Tower, decent source of crimson charms||Can be crowded sometimes||Do w/contract||144k|
|Skeletal wyverns||511||72||156||These are killed fairly quick with the use of fire spells.
Drygore Mainhands work pretty well
|Far to travel.
Requires the use of a dragonfire or elemental workshop shield
|Spiritual mages||229||83||140||To kill these without being attacked by other monsters in the dungeon, you need to wear a piece of ancient armour from Nex or equipment from all four sides.||Do||101k|
Very fast and easy task
Decent profit from the dragon bones and other drops
|No cons as long as you have adequate dragonfire protection.||Do||154k|
|Suqahs||49.8||1||105||Not assigned very often||Everything about these is a con||Skip|
|Terror dogs||69, 79||40||88, 94||Not assigned very often||Everything about these is a con||Skip|
|Tzhaar||81||1||124||Not assigned very often||Very slow task, but can be good experience if Cauldron's done||Do/Skip(If The Brink of Extinction isn't completed)||46k|
|TzHaar Fight Cave creatures (Slayer Challenge)||76,162, 40, 280, 361, 25000||75||122,124, 126,128, 130, 140(TzTok-Jad)||Gives an additional fire cape or tokkul when completed||
The fight caves can be a struggle if it has not been completed before. A guide to it can be found here. ~76k Exp for all the monstes.
|120||67||140||Fast kills if stakes are unlocked to maximum||Vyrewatch outside Darkmeyer have no drops other than their corpses and without blisterwood weapons, the kills are very slow||Do/Skip(If Blisterwood isn't unlocked)|
|Warped Tortoises||99.8||56||104||Completely avoidable if you don't complete The Path of Glouphrie. Tortoise shells can bring in over 500k per task.||Slayer experience is low for their lifepoints||Block|
|Waterfiends||353||1||154||Extremely good source of ranged xp and crimson charms||
Can get crowded from people farming crimson charms
Can hit pretty hard with their magic attack, even on rangers