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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 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

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 charm.pngGreen charm.pngCrimson charm.pngBlue charm.png
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 5.pngFellstalk seed2Common1,450
Morchella mushroom spore 5.pngMorchella mushroom spore3Rare396
Grimy guam.pngGrimy guam1–5 (noted)Common709–3,545
Grimy marrentill.pngGrimy marrentill1–3 (noted)Common2,307–6,921
Grimy tarromin.pngGrimy tarromin1–3 (noted)Common105–315
Grimy harralander.pngGrimy harralander1–3 (noted)Common741–2,223
Grimy ranarr.pngGrimy ranarr1–3 (noted)Common1,860–5,580
Grimy irit.pngGrimy irit1–3 (noted)Common5,008–15,024
Grimy avantoe.pngGrimy avantoe1–3 (noted)Common1,043–3,129
Grimy kwuarm.pngGrimy kwuarm1–4 (noted)Uncommon11,782–47,128
Grimy cadantine.pngGrimy cadantine1–3 (noted)Uncommon4,322–12,966
Grimy lantadyme.pngGrimy lantadyme1–3 (noted)Uncommon7,551–22,653
Grimy dwarf weed.pngGrimy dwarf weed1–3 (noted)Rare8,476–25,428
Rune mace.pngRune mace1Common7,165
Off-hand rune mace.pngOff-hand rune mace1Common7,202
Lava battlestaff.pngLava battlestaff1Uncommon9,062
Rune full helm.pngRune full helm1Uncommon20,892
Dark mystic robe bottom.pngDark mystic robe bottom1Rare9,936
Snape grass.pngSnape grass(noted)Common1,072
Jangerberries.pngJangerberries(noted)Common1,732
Swamp tar.pngSwamp tar25Common2,875
Coins 1000.pngCoins250–3,456Uncommon250–3,456

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Ghostly essence.pngGhostly essence7–18Rare44,961–115,614
Sealed clue scroll (hard).pngSealed clue scroll (hard)1RareNot sold
Spirit sapphire.pngSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emerald.pngSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit ruby.pngSpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Aberrant Spectre Champion's scroll.pngAberrant Spectre Champion's scroll1Very rare[1]Not sold
Court summons.pngCourt summons1Very rareNot sold
Starved ancient effigy.pngStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Ghost hunter goggles (70).pngGhost hunter goggles1Very rareNot sold
Ghost hunter body (70).pngGhost hunter body1Very rareNot sold
Ghost hunter legs.pngGhost hunter legs1Very rareNot sold
Ghost hunter backpack.pngGhost hunter backpack1Very rareNot sold
Ectoplasmator.pngEctoplasmator1Very rareNot sold
Deployable herb burner.pngDeployable herb burner1Very rareNot sold
Cremation.pngCremation1Very 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 250.pngCoins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphire.pngUncut sapphire1Common809
Uncut emerald.pngUncut emerald1Common2,555
Uncut ruby.pngUncut ruby1Common1,842
Uncut diamond.pngUncut diamond1Common4,843
Uncut diamond.pngUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare217,935–266,365
Loop half of a key.pngLoop half of a key1Common11,053
Tooth half of a key.pngTooth half of a key1Common11,538
Uncut dragonstone.pngUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,077
Uncut dragonstone.pngUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare543,465–664,235
Dragon longsword.pngDragon longsword1Common56,212
Dragon spear.pngDragon spear1Rare35,861
Battlestaff.pngBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare542,160–662,640
Rune javelin.pngRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebody.pngRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebody.pngRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left half.pngShield left half1Rare64,399
Dragon helm.pngDragon helm1Uncommon58,601
Rune arrowheads 5.pngRune arrowheads113–137Common14,916–18,084
Onyx bolts 5.pngOnyx bolts135–165Very rare1,003,725–1,226,775
Chaos talisman.pngChaos talisman1Rare1,923
Nature talisman.pngNature talisman1Rare1,473
Water talisman.pngWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare164,320–207,296
Earth talisman.pngEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare12,025–15,170
Fire talisman.pngFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare5,225–7,315
Raw lobster.pngRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common47,655–58,245
Raw shark.pngRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon321,075–392,425
Big bones.pngBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,804–16,646
Dragon bones.pngDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare384,480–469,920
Coal.pngCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon22,400–123,200
Gold ore.pngGold ore90–110 (noted)Common52,830–64,570
Adamantite ore.pngAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon40,860–49,940
Adamant bar.pngAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common24,654–28,176
Adamant bar.pngAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare237,735–290,565
Runite ore.pngRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare127,710–156,090
Rune bar.pngRune bar(noted)Common8,955
Rune bar.pngRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare134,325–164,175
Grimy torstol.pngGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon485,010–592,790
Grimy snapdragon.pngGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon161,010–196,790
Super restore (4).pngSuper restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon125,910–153,890
Prayer potion (4).pngPrayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon130,950–160,050
Lantadyme seed 5.pngLantadyme seed14–16Uncommon10,164–11,616
Dwarf weed seed 5.pngDwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon11,508–13,152
Magic seed 5.pngMagic seed4Uncommon209,856
Palm tree seed 5.pngPalm tree seed10Rare396,000
Flax.pngFlax450–550 (noted)Common43,200–52,800
Molten glass.pngMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common27,585–33,715
Soft clay.pngSoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon188,550–230,450
Yew logs.pngYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,356–13,694
Yew logs.pngYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare112,725–137,775
Teak plank.pngTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon16,740–20,460
Mahogany plank.pngMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare356,670–435,930
Blurberry Special.pngBlurberry Special1Uncommon12,008
Vecna skull.pngVecna skull1Very rare*124,871
Hazelmere's signet ring.pngHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,432,268,388
Brawling gloves (Melee).pngBrawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic).pngBrawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged).pngBrawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility).pngBrawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking).pngBrawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM).pngBrawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing).pngBrawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter).pngBrawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining).pngBrawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer).pngBrawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing).pngBrawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving).pngBrawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC).pngBrawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.pngCrystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2.pngCrystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3.pngCrystal 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 token.pngKey token1RareNot sold
Mimic kill token.pngMimic kill token1Very rare5,575

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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