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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 (however herbs will no longer be noted) (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 weaknesses

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, mask of stench/helm of foulness, slayer helmet, or full slayer helmet protects against the stench. A Gas Mask will NOT protect you against these creatures.

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.

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 off-hand 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 for 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 14 July 2014 update.

A salve amulet, or a salve amulet(e), may also prove to be useful.

Locations

Morytania Slayer Tower (middle floor)

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 the teleport from the Mask of Stench/Helm of Foulness to just outside the door to the spectres. A ring of slaying teleports a player directly outside the tower. Alternatively, the CKS fairy ring, Canifis Lodestone, Kharyrll teleport or Kharyryll Portal will teleport players near-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 other floors of the Slayer Tower and then use the central stairs.

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. If your range level isn't that high, any other weapons below 70 are fine.

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. The contract gives an extra 22 Slayer experience per kill, regardless of whether or not you have aberrant spectres as your task. 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.

Players who use Summoning familiars can recharge their summoning points at the obelisk on the way to the tower.

Pollnivneach Slayer Dungeon

Aberrant spectre concept art

Concept art of aberrant spectres.

These aberrant spectres are located in the 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.

The fastest access is the teleport from the Mask of Stench/Helm of Foulness to just outside the barrier to the spectres. Quick access to the dungeon can also be gained by using a 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 killing them quickly. 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. 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' Challenge

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's scroll, a very rare drop.

Drops

Charms

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
73%12%6%4%5%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 203,438 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Fellstalk seed 5Fellstalk seed2Common2,184
Morchella mushroom spore 5Morchella mushroom spore3Rare843
Grimy guamGrimy guam1–5 (noted)Common594–2,970
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1–3 (noted)Common3,232–9,696
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1–3 (noted)Common98–294
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1–3 (noted)Common549–1,647
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1–3 (noted)Common2,158–6,474
Grimy iritGrimy irit1–3 (noted)Common6,086–18,258
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1–3 (noted)Common1,214–3,642
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1–4 (noted)Uncommon13,539–54,156
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1–3 (noted)Uncommon4,380–13,140
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1–3 (noted)Uncommon11,676–35,028
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1–3 (noted)Rare11,322–33,966
Rune maceRune mace1Common7,165
Off-hand rune maceOff-hand rune mace1Common7,202
Lava battlestaffLava battlestaff1Uncommon9,156
Rune full helmRune full helm1Uncommon20,892
Dark mystic robe bottomDark mystic robe bottom1Rare6,579
Snape grassSnape grass(noted)Common1,568
JangerberriesJangerberries(noted)Common1,694
Swamp tarSwamp tar25Common2,225
Coins 1000Coins250–3,456Uncommon250–3,456

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Ghostly essenceGhostly essence7–18Rare43,092–110,808
Sealed clue scroll (hard)Sealed clue scroll (hard)1RareNot sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Aberrant Spectre Champion's scrollAberrant Spectre Champion's scroll1Very rare[1]Not sold
Court summonsCourt summons1Very rareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Ghost hunter goggles (70)Ghost hunter goggles1Very rareNot sold
Ghost hunter body (70)Ghost hunter body1Very rareNot sold
Ghost hunter legsGhost hunter legs1Very rareNot sold
Ghost hunter backpackGhost hunter backpack1Very rareNot sold
EctoplasmatorEctoplasmator1Very rareNot sold
Deployable herb burnerDeployable herb burner1Very rareNot sold
CremationCremation1Very rareNot sold
  1. ^ 1/5000 drop rate

Rare drop table drops

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common576
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,038
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,427
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,946
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare132,570–162,030
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,880
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common15,227
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,801
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare576,045–704,055
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,688
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,416
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare562,140–687,060
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare860
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,844
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,632
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common14,238–17,262
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,037,745–1,268,355
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,338
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,318
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare207,220–261,416
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare12,675–15,990
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare9,075–12,705
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common65,475–80,025
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon252,675–308,825
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,648–15,252
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare386,640–472,560
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon23,000–126,500
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common33,030–40,370
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon42,660–52,140
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common19,726–22,544
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare190,215–232,485
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare76,050–92,950
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common6,192
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare92,880–113,520
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon780,840–954,360
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon147,600–180,400
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon166,365–203,335
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon205,200–250,800
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon48,034–54,896
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon23,870–27,280
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon329,568
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare877,320
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common60,300–73,700
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common18,810–22,990
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon225,450–275,550
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,920–15,580
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare128,250–156,750
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon18,225–22,275
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare296,730–362,670
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon14,380
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*109,035
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,621,945,897
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot sold

Universal drops

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare6,078

Trivia

  • 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 monster's 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.
  • Their arrival at the Slayer Tower is mentioned in a journal found in a bookcase near their location in the Tower.
  • As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for this monster was 101,439 kills[1].
    • This had not increased by 6 May 2018.[2]

References

  1. ^ Mod Shauny. Top 10 killers per Boss. 2 Feb 2018. "Here are the top 10 kills for each Slayer creature in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"*
  2. ^ Mod Shauny. Top Slayer Killers - 6th May 2018. 6 May 2018. "Here are the top 10 kills for each Slayer creature in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"*
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