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Vannaka
Vannaka
Release date 24 September 2002 (Update)
Combat level 146
Race Human
Members NPC? No (Slayer Shop is Members)
Quest NPC? No
Location Edgeville Dungeon (Slayer Master)
Sells items? Slayer Shop
Gender Male
Examine He looks dangerous!
Notable features Slayer Master in Edgeville Dungeon
Vannaka map
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Vannaka (formerly called the combat instructor on Tutorial Island) is a medium-level Slayer master in RuneScape and used to be Duradel's student. 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, 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 File:Slayer master icon.png. He gives Slayer assignments to members level 40 or higher. He is now one of the few Slayer Masters with no Quest requirements, including Turael and Mazchna.

After completion of the Varrock Tasks, he can change players' Varrock Teleport location between Varrock Square and the main Grand Exchange entrance. However, he can only do this in person and not via the NPC Contact spell.

Slayer points

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.

Assignments

Monster Number Combat Level Slayer Experience Slayer Level Required
Aberrant spectre
60 - 120
96
90
60
Ankou
60 - 120
75,82,86
68,70,72
1
Banshee
60 - 120
23,90
22,85
15
Basilisk
60 - 120
61
75
40
Bloodveld
60 - 120
76,81,126,146
112,134,178,196
50
Brine rat
60 - 120
70
50
47
Cockatrice
60 - 120
37
37
25
Crocodile
30 - 60
63,89
63,72
1
Cyclops
60 - 120
56,76,81
75,100
1
Dust devil
60 - 120
93
105
65
Earth warrior
30 - 60
51
54
1
Ghoul
60 - 120
42
50
1
Green dragon
30 - 60
79
75
1
Harpie bug swarm
60 - 120
46
25
33
Hill giant
60 - 120
28
35
1
Ice giant
60 - 120
53
70
1
Ice warrior
60 - 120
53,57,87
59
1
Infernal mage
60 - 120
66
60
45
Jelly
60 - 120
78
75
52
Jungle horror
60 - 120
70
50
1
Killerwatt
60 - 120
71
51
37
Lesser demon
60 - 120
82,650*
79
1
Mogre
60 - 120
60
48
32
Molanisk
60 - 120
51
52
39
Moss giant
60 - 120
42,48,84
60,85,120
1
Ogre
60 - 120
53,58,63
60
1
Otherworldly being
60 - 120
64
66
1
Pyrefiend
60 - 120
43,48
45
30
Sea snake
30 - 60
62
50
1
Shade
60 - 120
40,60,80,83,100,120
38,56,74,3.5,90,110
1
Shadow warrior
60 - 120
48
67
1
Turoth
60 - 120
83,85,87,88,89
76,77,79,80,81
55
Vampyre (monster)
60 - 120
61,72,77
40,50,60
1
Werewolf
60 - 120
88,93
90,100
1

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, K'ril Tsutsaroth was classified as a lesser demon.

NOTE: Slayer masters assign higher-levelled monsters more frequently if the player's combat level is high.

Slayer Challenge

After a player has performed several slayer tasks for Vannaka, he will occasionally 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 scales. Multiple scales of the same type of dragon can be obtained, but extras are destroyed when the task is complete. These scales are only available as drops when the player is on this special task. Note that the challenge is only complete when the scales are brought to Vannaka; simply collecting all four scales does not finish the task.

Trivia

  • His Strength level (112) was revealed in Postbag from the Hedge 14.
  • 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 posess, 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.


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