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Does this boss give extra Slayer exp if you have basilisks as your task? --Andorin (Talk) (Contribs) 17:48, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

Not sure. I'm not going to slay it until they are anyway, since the Black mask benifits should be active if basilisks are your task. I'll see. Could be awhile 'til a basilisk task though -rolls eyes-. Weird gloop @Gaz#7521 15:41, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

You get xp regardless of your task. just tried while I had turoths as task and got my 1000 xp. Minish Man 14:38, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

Ah yes, but would you get extra experience for killing it while basilisks were your tasks? So 1000xp + whatever it's hitpoints are? (Thats a point - when I kill them, i'll use monster examine for their hits). Also, if they're you tasks, are the black mask's benifits of +15% attack and strength active for the basilisk boss, if basilisks are your tasks? Research is needed, methinks. Weird gloop @Gaz#7521 21:22, 28 July 2008 (UTC)
No I have basilisks as my task and i didnt get any extra exp. Jamesrules90 08:47, 7 August 2009 (UTC)
Well, I just got basilisks as a task and I got 1195 xp for killing it. So as of now, there's 195 extra xp for having it as a task. --Saftzie 07:25, August 22, 2010 (UTC)

Ranged vs Melee

The text used to say using ranged was easy, requiring 1 Restore and 1/2 a Prayer potion at level 83 ranged. Well, I'm level 87 ranged, and I went through 2 Super restores (8 doses) and several 10s of broad bolts only hitting the thing once. I ran away and came back with a leaf-bladed sword and combat potions (no super anything). I polished the thing off after 3 doses of combat and 0 doses of prayer, using only 25 prayer points start to finish. By comparison, my attack and strength are each level 72. So either I'm one very unlucky ranger or ranged is not the way to go. I've edited the text not to recommend ranged so highly. --Saftzie 07:35, August 22, 2010 (UTC)

Stab or Crush

The article says you should use a crush weapon, while the infotable on the right suggests stab as it's weakness. Which one is right? :O Jeree95 14:51, January 5, 2012 (UTC)

Weaknesses are typically edited by people who don't understand them. The only way to know for sure is to use something like a spear (or in this case, maybe a hasta and mirror shield) which has the same attack bonus for all attack types and see which type hits more often. "Weakness" is about hit/miss ratio, not damage amount. (Damage amount depends on strength, which is independent of attack type.) Since each person can only fight one of these, it's hard to collect good data. You have two options: fight it like a regular basilisk (since it probably has the same weakness) or just use whatever your favorite one-handed weapon is. --Saftzie (talk) 21:20, January 26, 2012 (UTC)