Old School RuneScape (OSRS) – How to Start Slayer Training

How to Get Started with Slayer Training in Old School RuneScape

Slayer is an incredibly profitable and engaging skill to train in Old School RuneScape. It offers players the opportunity to level up their combat stats, take on challenging bosses, and acquire valuable loot. Whether you’re a new player or someone who has just become a member, starting Slayer training can feel a little confusing. In this article, we’ll explore how you can begin your Slayer journey in Old School RuneScape!

Table of Contents

  • How to Start Training Slayer in Old School RuneScape
  • A Porcine of Interest Quest – An Introduction to Slayer
  • Slayer Equipment
  • Slayer Helmet/Black Mask
  • Slayer Masters Explained
  • In Conclusion

How to Start Training Slayer in Old School RuneScape

There are multiple ways to start training the Slayer skill in Old School RuneScape. You can either complete a beginner-level quest that introduces the skill or visit a Slayer Master directly. It’s worth noting that there are no base combat requirements to start Slayer, but having at least base 40 combat stats is recommended. If you’re looking for a brief introduction to how Slayer works, the “A Porcine of Interest” quest is a great option. This quest provides valuable insights into the Slayer skill. Additionally, there are lower-level Slayer Masters like Tureal, Mazchna, and Spria who assign low-level monsters for you to kill.

A Porcine of Interest Quest – An Introduction to Slayer

The “A Porcine of Interest” quest was added in 2020 with the aim of introducing players to the Slayer skill. This quest is relatively short and doesn’t have any specific requirements to complete it. However, towards the end, you’ll need to defeat a level-37 Sourhog. Upon completing the quest, you’ll receive 1 Quest point, 1k Slayer exp, 30 Slayer reward points, and a pair of Reinforced goggles. This quest allows you to understand the basic cycle of Slayer – receiving an assignment, killing creatures, and earning Slayer exp and rewards. You’ll also learn about the importance of Slayer items and how they are required to defeat certain monsters.

Slayer Equipment

There are several items necessary for killing specific Slayer creatures. Here’s a table that outlines the Slayer level needed and the corresponding Slayer equipment:

Slayer Level NeededSlayer EquipmentUses
1Enchanted gemUsed to contact Slayer masters and check remaining kills for a task.
1Spiny helmetUsed to protect against Wall beasts.
1Reinforced gogglesUsed to fight Sourhogs.

Slayer Helmet/Black Mask

The Black mask, obtained from Cave horrors or bought from the Grand Exchange, provides a 16.6% Attack and Strength boost during Slayer tasks. It can be imbued at the Nightmare Zone or Soul Wars to extend this boost to Ranged and Magic Attack as well. With 55 Crafting, players can unlock the “Malevolent Masquerade” from a Slayer Master, allowing them to combine the Black mask with other items to create a Slayer helmet. The Slayer helmet combines the effects of various Slayer items, including the ability to contact a Slayer master using the Enchanted gem. Like the Black mask, the Slayer helmet can also be imbued to provide additional Ranged and Magic bonuses.

Slayer Masters Explained

In Old School RuneScape, players need to speak to a Slayer Master to receive a Slayer task. There are multiple Slayer Masters available, but if you’re starting out, you’ll likely interact with Turael, Spria, Mazchna, or Vannaka. Each Slayer Master has specific requirements and assigns different levels of monsters as tasks. Some higher-level Slayer Masters, like Nieve/Steve and Duradel, offer more challenging tasks that are often more profitable. It’s important to choose a Slayer Master that matches your combat style and level to ensure you’re not assigned monsters that are too difficult for you.

In Conclusion

Starting Slayer training in Old School RuneScape may seem daunting at first, but by choosing the right Slayer Master and familiarizing yourself with the different Slayer items, you’ll find success. Make sure to save up Slayer reward points to unlock the Slayer helmet, as it provides significant benefits during Slayer tasks. Slayer is an excellent skill to train, offering both lucrative rewards and the opportunity to explore the diverse world of Gielinor. We hope this guide has provided valuable insights and tips for starting your Slayer journey. If you have any input or suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comment section below!