The slayer helmet is a single item worn in the head slot that combines multiple pieces of protective and beneficial slayer gear. It may be assembled after a player spends 400 Slayer reward points to learn how to craft one. In addition, it requires level 55 Crafting and level 35 Slayer, which is also needed to complete the pre-requisite quest Smoking Kills. When worn, the helmet provides the special effects of all of the Slayer equipment that it was made from. Masked earmuffs will not work when crafting the slayer helmet; they must first be disassembled.
|Spiny helmet||1,096 [graph]|
|Nose peg||820 [graph]|
|Face mask||981 [graph]|
|Black mask||1,598,265 [graph]|
After an update on 8 February 2010, the slayer helmet can be upgraded to the full slayer helmet by combining it with a hexcrest and a focus sight. Similar to the black mask, these improve magic and range accuracy by 12.5% during slayer tasks. Hexcrests are dropped by Jungle Strykewyrms (73 Slayer required) and focus sights are dropped by Desert Strykewyrms (77 Slayer required).
|Armour||40||PvM: 0.2%||PvP: 0.375%|
|Life points||0||Style bonuses|
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Assembling the helmet
If a player were to use only one slayer master, the minimum number of tasks needed to be completed to earn the points required is as follows (this includes the 4 no-point tasks, and excludes any special task):
|Master||Before Smoking Kills||After Smoking Kills|
One way to decrease the time it takes to get 400 points is by doing 9 low-level tasks, and on the 10th completing a harder slayer master's task.
After unlocking the ability to make the helmet, a message appears in the chat window stating: The secret is yours. You can now combine a black mask, face mask, spiny helm, nosepeg and earmuffs into one useful item.
The items used to make the slayer helmet are:
- An uncharged Black Mask, which gives a 12.5% Melee damage boost and 12.5% Melee accuracy bonus against the player's current slayer assignment.
- A pair of earmuffs, which deafens the screams of banshees
- A face mask, which allows the player to breathe in smoky dungeons
- A nose peg, which blocks the aberrant spectres' stench
- A spiny helmet, which protects the player from wall beasts when traversing the Lumbridge Swamp Caves
All of the aforementioned items are required to craft the helmet, as well as a Crafting level of 55 (cannot be assisted). The helmet retains the abilities of all the items used to make it. It still gives the effect that the black mask does, but with better defence and bonuses, making it one of the best helms for slayer assignments.
For a player to construct the helmet, they must use one item on another if all the necessary items are in the player's inventory. The quest Smoking Kills is required to make the slayer helmet, and therefore must be completed before the Slayer helmet can be crafted, and worn. After being made, the slayer helmet may be disassembled and reassembled at any time.
The slayer helmet costs 1,601,721 coins assuming all the components are bought from the Grand Exchange.
|Item quantity required||1|
|Base junk chance||78.0%|
Slayer helmet variants