The equipment tables below are recommended equipment setups for each style to use in slayer. It also serves as a good basis to choose equipment for bossing. The main factors used to determine the recommended pieces of equipment for each tier were utility, cost and requirements. Hence, Anima Core helms are not included due to their high upfront cost in comparison to headgear in the same tier such as Nex and Ancient Warrior's. Likewise, shadow glaives are recommended over Death Lotus darts as they do not require access to Player-owned ports, and the additional accuracy is more versatile for bosses.

Tank armour has been intentionally omitted from the table because it does not offer any offensive bonuses. Despite having high armour values, the lack of offensive bonuses from tank armour leads to a loss in kills per hour for the majority of slayer monsters. The offensive bonuses derived from power armour does in fact usually lead to a reduction in damage taken per kill, as faster kills result in monsters having less attacks with which to deal damage. The offensive bonuses can also substantially increase healing received from Soul Split and Sacrifice.

An important note regarding gear upgrades is that weapon upgrades should be prioritised over armour upgrades. Upgrading a weapon tier will increase damage dealt(and therefore a reduction in damage taken per kill) far more than an equivalent armour tier upgrade. A player using a Noxious staff with Robes of subjugation will perform better than a player using Obliteration with Virtus equipment.

The most effective method for each slayer monster is detailed on their individual strategy page. It is recommended to have a look at the strategies outlined for each monster, as this will help players decide which styles and equipment to bring, in addition to niche items useful for that particular monster.

Recommended Setup

Note: Several higher level equipment have been intentionally omitted due to high maintenance costs and may not be worth using. Players may opt to use them at their own will.


Recommended equipment for Ranged
Slot Item (most effective → least effective)
Head slot Full slayer helmet Full slayer helmet (If on assignment) Pernix cowl Pernix cowl / Morrigan's coif Morrigan's coif Armadyl helmet Armadyl helmet Demon slayer circlet Demon slayer circlet Spined helm Spined helm
Neck slot Farsight blood necklace Farsight blood necklace Farsight sniper necklace Farsight sniper necklace Saradomin's murmur Saradomin's murmur Dragon Rider amulet Dragon Rider amulet Amulet of fury (t) Amulet of fury (t)
Back slot Completionist cape Completionist cape TokHaar-Kal-Xil TokHaar-Kal-Xil Max cape Max cape Ava's alerter Ava's alerter Ava's accumulator Ava's accumulator
Torso slot Pernix body Pernix body / Anima Core body of Zamorak Anima Core body of Zamorak Armadyl chestplate Armadyl chestplate Demon slayer torso Demon slayer torso Spined body Spined body N/A
Legs slot Pernix chaps Pernix chaps Armadyl chainskirt Armadyl chainskirt Demon slayer skirt Demon slayer skirt Spined chaps Spined chaps N/A
Main hand slot Ascension crossbow Ascension crossbow Shadow glaive Shadow glaive Death Lotus dart Death lotus dart Attuned crystal chakram Attuned crystal chakram / Chaotic crossbow Chaotic crossbow Karil's pistol crossbow Karil's pistol crossbow
2h slot Seren godbow Seren godbow Noxious longbow Noxious longbow Decimation Decimation Attuned crystal bow Attuned crystal bow / Royal crossbow Royal crossbow Black salamander Black salamander
Off-hand weapon slot Off-hand Ascension crossbow Off-hand Ascension crossbow Off-hand shadow glaive Off-hand shadow glaive Off-hand Death Lotus dart Off-hand death lotus dart Off-hand attuned crystal chakram Off-hand attuned crystal chakram / Off-hand chaotic crossbow Off-hand chaotic crossbow Karil's off-hand pistol crossbow Karil's off-hand pistol crossbow
Ammo slot Tirannwn quiver 4 Tirannwn quiver with Ascension bolts 4 Ascension bolts / Araxyte arrow 5 Araxyte arrow Wyvern spines 5 Wyvern spines / Wild arrow 5 Wild arrow Royal bolts 5 Royal bolts Harralander tar Harralander tar Other ranged ammunition
Gloves slot Nightmare gauntlets Nightmare gauntlets Swift gloves (black) Swift gloves Pernix gloves Pernix gloves Armadyl gloves Armadyl gloves Demon slayer gloves Demon slayer gloves
Feet slot Pernix boots Pernix boots Armadyl boots Armadyl boots Demon slayer boots Demon slayer boots Spined boots Spined boots N/A
Ring slot Luck of the dwarves Luck of the dwarves Asylum surgeon's ring Asylum surgeon's ring Sixth-Age circuit Sixth-Age circuit Archers' ring Archers' ring Ring of vigour Ring of vigour / Ring of fortune Ring of fortune
Aura slot Vampyrism aura Vampyrism aura Penance aura Penance aura N/A N/A N/A
Pocket slot Berserk blood essence Berserk blood essence (if not using overloads) Illuminated Book of Wisdom Illuminated godbook Holy wrench Holy wrench N/A N/A

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