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Vannaka
Vannaka
Release date 24 September 2002 (Update)
Combat level 146 (formerly)
Race Human
Members only? No
Quest NPC? No
Location Edgeville Dungeon, Tutorial Island (formerly)
Sells items? Slayer shop
Gender Male
Examine He looks dangerous!
Vannaka location
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Vannaka chathead

Vannaka (formerly called the combat instructor on Tutorial Island) is a medium-level Slayer master in RuneScape. Vannaka is also one of the NPCs associated with the Varrock Tasks. His mastery in swordsmanship and combat is shown by his high combat level of 146 (pre EoC), strength level of 112, and the fact that he wields both a steel two-handed sword and dragon square shield at the same time. According to Duradel, another Slayer Master, Vannaka was once a student of his, and does not wish to challenge him due to his master's great skill.

He instructed new players in fighting with a shortsword/wooden shield and a bow back when Tutorial Island was still accessible.

Vannaka can be found in Edgeville Dungeon southeast of the wilderness entrance at the slayer master icon Slayer master map icon. He gives Slayer assignments to members level 60 or higher. He is now one of the few Slayer Masters with no Quest requirements, along with Turael and Mazchna.

After completion of the Varrock Tasks, he can change players' Varrock Teleport location between Varrock Square, the south entrance to the Grand Exchange, or to the north Varrock Altar. However, he can only do this in person and not via the NPC Contact spell. To change locations, "Talk to" Vannaka, select "About the Task System", then select "I'd like to change my teleport point."

Slayer pointsEdit

After the Smoking Kills quest, players can receive Slayer reward points for completing slayer tasks, based on how many tasks players have accomplished in a row. Completion of a task assigned by Vannaka will grant you:

  • 4 slayer points per normal task
  • 20 for every 10th
  • 60 for every 50th

This means that if using Vannaka over the long term, an average of 6.4 points will be granted per task.

AssignmentsEdit

Monster

Number Combat Level Slayer Experience Slayer Level Required Weakness Weighting
Aberrant spectre
60 - 120
96
90
60 Thrown weakness icon Thrown
Arrow weakness icon Arrows
25
Ankou
60 - 120
75,82,86
68,70,72
1 Earth weakness icon Earth spells
10
Banshee
60 - 120
23,90
22,85
15 Arrow weakness icon Arrows
15
Basilisk
60 - 120
61
75
40 Air weakness icon Air spells
10
Bloodveld
60 - 120
50 Thrown weakness icon Thrown
Water weakness icon Water spells
Fire weakness icon Fire spells
20
Brine rat
60 - 120
70
50
47 Fire weakness icon Fire spells
20
Cockatrice
60 - 120
64
37
25 Crush weakness icon Crush
10
Crocodile
30 - 60
63,89
63,72
1 Air weakness icon Air spells
10
Cyclops
60 - 120
56,76,81
75,100
1 Melee weakness icon Melee
10
Dust devil
60 - 120
93
105
65 Crush weakness icon Crush
25
Earth warrior
30 - 60
112
54
1 Water weakness icon Water spells
15
Ghoul
60 - 120
42
50
1 Fire weakness icon Fire spells
10
Green dragon
30 - 60
79
75
1 Arrow weakness icon Arrows
10
Grotworm
60 - 120
90
90
1 Bolt weakness icon Bolts
15
Harpie bug swarm
60 - 120
46
25
33 Crush weakness icon Crush
20
Hill giant
60 - 120
64
39
1 Air weakness icon Air spells
10
Ice giant
60 - 120
53
70
1 Fire weakness icon Fire spells
10
Ice warrior
60 - 120
53,57,87
59
1 Fire weakness icon Fire spells
10
Infernal mage
60 - 120
66
60
45 Arrow weakness icon Arrows
10
Jelly
60 - 120
78
75
52 Crush weakness icon Crush
20
Jungle horror
60 - 120
70
50
1 Water weakness icon Water spells
10
Killerwatt
60 - 120
71
51
37 Crush weakness icon Crush
20
Lesser demon
60 - 120
100,210*
79
1 Bolt weakness icon Bolts
10
Mogre
60 - 120
60
48
32 Air weakness icon Air spells
10
Molanisk
60 - 120
51
52
39 Crush weakness icon Crush
10
Moss giant
60 - 120
42,48,84
60,85,120
1 Slash weakness icon Slash
10
Ogre
60 - 120
53,58,63
60
1 Air weakness icon Air spells
10
Otherworldly being
60 - 120
64
66
1 Thrown weakness icon Thrown
10
Pyrefiend
60 - 120
88,92
45
30 Bolt weakness icon Bolts
10
Sea snake
30 - 60
62
50
1 Slash weakness icon Slash
10
Shade
60 - 120
1 Arrow weakness icon Arrows
Fire weakness icon Fire spells
10
Shadow warrior
60 - 120
48
67
1 Air weakness icon Air spells
10
Turoth
60 - 120
83,85,87,88,89
76,77,79,80,81
55 Stab weakness icon Stab
20
Vampyre (monster)
60 - 120
61,72,77
40,50,60
1 Fire weakness icon Fire spells
15
Werewolf
60 - 120
88,93
90,100
1 Water weakness icon Water spells
10

K'ril Tsutsaroth is classified as a greater demon; thus, killing him counts towards any greater demon Slayer Task, and also allows a player to take advantage of the abilities of a black mask or Slayer helmet, if they have a greater demon Slayer task. Players will earn 350.5 Slayer experience if they slay K'ril Tsutsaroth on their greater demon slayer task. Before 31 December 2010, K'ril Tsutsaroth was classified as a lesser demon.

Slayer challengeEdit

Vannaka will occasionally (or randomly) offer a special task in place of a regular slayer task. The player can decline to take the special task without penalty. If the player accepts the special task, completing the task:

  • Earns 4000 extra slayer experience.
  • Earns 14 Slayer reward points, if the player has completed the Smoking Kills quest.
  • Counts as a task for the player's consecutive task count, which is used for slayer reward points.

Vannaka's special task is for the player to bring him one scale from each of the four types of chromatic dragons:

Both adult and baby chromatic dragons can drop perfect scales, which are only found while on this special task. It seems that you now always get the scale on the first kill of each type of dragon, and no further will drop when you already have one. Previously, multiple scales of the same type of dragon could be obtained, but extras were destroyed when the task was complete. It may still be possible to obtain multiple scales by killing several dragons before picking up the drops. Note that the challenge is only complete when the scales are given to Vannaka; simply collecting all four scales does not finish the task.

Task weightingEdit

The percentage chance of getting assigned a given slayer task can be calculated using the formula

\frac{w}{S} \times 100%

where w is the task's weight and S is the sum of all weights for the particular slayer master. Note that the weights of all blocked tasks, as well as tasks toggled off have to be subtracted from the sum S. Preferring a task doubles its chance of being assigned.

TriviaEdit

  • His Strength level (112) was revealed in Postbag from the Hedge 14. The Evolution of Combat's combat level system would make him at least level 174.
  • Postbag from the Hedge 20 revealed that Vannaka was Duradel's student and had lost while attempting to challenge his master.
  • In issue 27 of the God Letters, it is revealed that at one point, before he went into exile on tutorial island, Vannaka was a follower of Saradomin. Saradomin states "It is somewhat of a pity that his glory days are behind him, and his self-imposed exile to tutorial island is in place, for I would deeply desire to see him overcome his shame for his past actions, and take up his place at the vanguard of my holy warriors once again." It could be that the 'shame' Saradomin speaks of was Vannaka's defeat at the hands of Duradel, though what made Vannaka leave Saradomin's service and tutor under Duradel in the first place is still unknown. Vannaka was clearly in the army of Saradomin at one point, because Saradomin states he wishes him (Vannaka) to take up his (Vannaka's) place with His (Saradomin's) holy warriors once more.
  • Vannaka is most well known because of his ability to wield a steel 2h sword, and a dragon sq shield at the same time. This issue was addressed by a player to Saradomin, who replied, "The fearsome Vannaka is one of the strongest warriors to ever grace this world, and as such he has the power to wield what would normally be considered to be a two handed sword single-handedly. This is a strength that most mortals do not possess, and it adds to his fearsome reputation as a great swordsman. It is somewhat of a pity that his glory days are behind him, and his self-imposed exile to tutorial island is in place, for I would deeply desire to see him overcome his shame for his past actions, and take up his place at the vanguard of my holy warriors once again. Perhaps the best we may see of him is his current role as Slayer Master and Combat Instructor, although I suspect his thirst for adventure may bring him back for one last battle, so that he may end his days in glory..." This indicates that Vannaka is a follower of the God of Order. Saradomin also responds, to the player's query of the kind of shield Vannaka wields, "The shield Vannaka wields is the mighty Square Shield of the Dragon, an ancient and powerful artefact possessed only by a few members of this world lucky enough to have found one. He has earnt the right to wield it many times over, and it is something of a trophy for him of past glories."
  • It is assumed that Vannaka is a member of Legends Guild, because he can wield the Dragon Square Shield.
  • Vannaka has not received a graphical update for his dragon sq shield.
  • Vannaka is the only tutor from Tutorial Island to still currently exist in game.

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