Slayer Helm OSRS Guide: How To Get A Slayer Helmet

The Old School Runescape doesn’t have the graphics of newer machines and games, but that doesn’t mean that your character can’t roam around in style!

The Slayer Helm (or Helmet) is a piece of headgear that requires some work to get, unlike some of the other armors in the game world. In fact, with all of the armors and weapons littered around Gielinor, you might forget that you want to buy or craft a certain piece!

Still, if you’ve got your heart set on a Slayer Helm, then you are in luck! We’ve outlined all the steps you need to undertake to make it, and after some grinding and work, you will be able to create a helmet of your very own. It’s not that hard, just take a look at our guide that will give you this wonderful helm.

What Is A Slayer Helm?

The Slayer Helm is a helmet, worn on the head that provides bonuses based on what Slayer equipment you combined to create it.

Stats wise, it upgrades your defenses against stab, slash, crush, and ranged weapons while lowering your defense to magic. Additionally you take a hit to your bonuses for ranged and magic attacks while wearing this helm.

However, it does carry the bonuses from the items used to create it, and allows you to do extra damage to and be protected from Slayer monsters .

You can also imbue it through the Soul Wars or the Nightmare Zone to give you a 15% bonus to range and magic. It’s a pretty useful item to take with you through the mid to higher levels of your Slayer training, and most players should rush it right away.

Where Can You Find A Slayer Helm In OSRS?

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Sadly, this isn’t an item drop or treasure that you will find while exploring the world. Instead, you will need to unlock the ability to craft it.

You can purchase the recipe from any Slayer master in the game for just 400 Slayer points. This might seem like a lot of points, but you will be able to grind them out in less time than you think.

Getting Quick Slayer Points

Slayer tasks are very difficult, as most will have you going up against slayer monsters which can be very dangerous to those who are uninformed.

Make sure to get a few levels and some decent combat skills to increase your survivability in those areas before taking on the quests. If you want to get your helm quickly you can abuse the reward system.

For the Slayer Masters, every 10th, 50th, 100th, 250, and 1000th task will give bonus points based on the level of the slayer master who hired you for the task. If the master is of a higher level, the more bonus points you will get.

You will need to complete four tasks for free before you are eligible to start receiving points, and then you can go to Canifis to do tasks for the Slayer Master Mazchna.

The game keeps track of the number of quests you do, and after you complete these 9 easy tasks, you will need to find the highest level Slayer Master you can and complete a task for him. See why we told you to level up your combat skills first?

Using this method, and depending on what Slayer Masters you use, you can complete around 60 tasks to get the 400 points you need. That’s a lot less gametime than you would expect, especially if you use certain rings and certain magical effects.

What Else Do I Need To Get The Slayer Helm?

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Once you have the 400 points needed to purchase the recipe, you will also need to level up your crafting to level 55 in order to craft the item. You will also need various items in order to get the most benefits from your Slayer Helm.

  • A Black Mask: Gives a 16.67% boost to melee damage and accuracy against the player’s current Slayer Task.
  • Earmuffs: to protect against banshee screams
  • The Facemask: Allows the player to breathe in the Smoke and Smoke Devil Dungeon
  • A Nose Peg: Blocks the stench of aberrant specters
  • A Spiny Helmet: Protects from wall beasts in the Swamp Caves
  • An enchanted gem: Allows you to contact the Slayer Master for a kill count and tips on your current task
  • Reinforced Goggles: Allows the player to fight Sourhogs

Most of these items are able to be bought from Slayer Masters, are given for free upon the completion of quests, or can be farmed from various creatures. All of these items are required to create the Slayer Helm. If you have all the items, just use one item on the other and the Slayer Helm will be created.

Can I Upgrade My Slayer Helm?

Yes! The Slayer Helm’s stats can be further increased by playing the Nightmare Zone or Soul Wars minigame.

You will either need to get 1,250,000 Nightmare Zone reward points or 500 Soul Wars Zeal tokens to upgrade Slayer Helmet to Slayer Helmet (i).

You need to meet the prerequisites for going into these locations though, so you may have to complete some quests to make sure you are allowed entry and can survive.

The Slayer Helmet (i) will add a 15% damage boost to your magic and ranged, has a +10 magic defense bonus, a +3 magic attack bonus, and a +3 ranged attack bonus.

Finally, once you have completed the hard Kourend & Kebos Diary, you can talk to Captain Cielve and he will show you how to use the Slayer Helmet to fight Lizardman shamans in place of using a Shayzien Helm (5). You must have the Shayzien Helm (5) with you to get this option.

How To Easily Upgrade The Slayer Helm

It’s a bit of a workaround, but you can use the Black Mask (i) in place of the normal Black Mask when creating the Slayer Helm. It requires the same actions as getting the Slayer Helm(i), with 1,250,000 Nightmare Zone points or 500 Soul Wars Zeal tokens, so you’ll be doing the same actions anyway.

Still, if you want to do that step first you will get the Slayer Helm (i) at the end of it all.

Are Their Cosmetics For My Slayer Helm?

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Of course, you will be able to customize the look for your Slayer Helm without too much trouble. Each of the 7 purchasable variants cost 1,000 slayer points each or 7,000 in total. You will be able to recolor the Slayer Helm or the imbued variant with the slayer points and an item.

You can also disassemble the various cosmetics to get your item back should you require. You can even mix and match between cosmetics by disassembling and reassembling the helmet multiple times.

Every single cosmetic item is identical stats-wise to the Slayer Helm or the Slayer Helm (i), and provides a different look only with no gameplay effects.

The 7 variants and the items you need for each are listed below:

  • King Black Bonnet: Gives a black slayer helmet and is created with king black dragon beads
  • The Kalphite Hat: A green slayer helmet created with a kalphite queen head
  • The Unholy Helmet: Gives a red slayer helmet created with an abyssal demon head
  • The Dark Mantle: A purple slayer helmet created with a dark claw
  • The Undread Head: A turquoise slayer helmet created by using vorkath’s head
  • The Use More Head: The hydra slayer helmet created with alchemical hydra heads
  • The Twisted Vision: This creates the twisted slayer helmet with the twisted horns

Most of these items have a very low drop rate from their associated monsters, so if you want to collect all the cosmetics you will need to start farming!

There are three other variants that can be earned by completing various combat achievements.

  • The Tztok Slayer Helmet can be earned by completing the Elite Combat Achievements
  • The Vampire Slayer Helmet can be earned by completing the Master Combat Achievements
  • The Tzkal slayer helmet can be earned by completing the Grandmaster Combat Achievements

Each of these achievements will require you to have unlocked various weapons, completed various tasks, and acquired various skills.

FAQ’s

If you still have a few more questions, here are some ways to get them answered.

Question: Do I Need To Complete The Quest ‘A Porcine Of Interest’ To Get The Helm?

Answer: The list of supplies for the Slayer helm includes the reinforced goggles, which you can get free during the quest ‘A Porcine of Interest.’ They must be worn for the battle with the sourhogs, and you can either get them with the quest or from any Slayer Master after the quest.

You will need to complete this quest, to either get a pair of free goggles or to unlock the ability to buy them from Slayer Masters.

Question: What Armor Works With A Slayer Helm?

Answer: This is one of the questions that we get asked a lot. In order to battle against the Slayer monsters, which are some of the toughest enemies in the game, you will need the best armor available to handle these bad guys.

Now, if you focus on the best armor available, you need to focus on armor that boosts your magical damage.

Almost all slayer monsters are weak to magical damage, so make sure you can dish it out! You should also take a look at getting the black mask (either the imbued version or the regular version) which expands upon the accuracy and damages the monsters on the task.

Additionally, you can wear the bracelet of slaughter and the expeditious bracelet to help you complete your quests. The bracelet of slaughter has a 25% chance to have a kill not count towards the number, but will give you the same experience. This helps your quests last longer to give you even more experience.

The Expeditious bracelet does the reverse and has a 25% chance for one monster kill to count as two, making the task much shorter. Perfect for the tasks you need to grind through that you might not like as much.

Still, the best armor that you have that will also augment your magical damage is one of the best things to use against Slayers.

Also, make sure to have some proper levels in your melee combat skills before you delve into the Slayer training, it will only increase your survivability. Ranged combat isn’t effective against the Slayers, so upping your magic and melee damage will be essential.

Question: Do I Need A Slayer Helmet?

Answer: Of course, with so many pieces of armor in the game, as well as the workload required to get the Slayer Helm and the Slayer Helm (i) you might wonder if it is really worth it.

The Slayer Helm is certainly worth all the work. Not only does it give you the extra damage against Slayer monsters during your task, but the various immunities and resources it provides you with will prevent a cluttered inventory space.

Instead of needing to have earmuffs, the facemask, the nose peg, the spiny helmet, and more all put together inside your inventory, you will have it all in one.

Plus, you will be able to be protected against and fight against banshees, wall beasts, sourhogs, and other monsters all in one without having to swap gear for different locations.

If you want to progress in your slayer training or be able to hold your own against the various slayer monsters, then the Slayer Helmet is certainly a must-have for you!

Question: Do I Need To Complete The Quest ‘A Porcine Of Interest’ To Get The Helm?

Answer: The list of supplies for the Slayer helm includes the reinforced goggles, which you can get free during the quest ‘A Porcine of Interest.’ They must be worn for the battle with the sourhogs, and you can either get them with the quest or from any Slayer Master after the quest.

You will need to complete this quest, to either get a pair of free goggles or to unlock the ability to buy them from Slayer Masters.

Question: What Armor Works With A Slayer Helm?

Answer: This is one of the questions that we get asked a lot. In order to battle against the Slayer monsters, which are some of the toughest enemies in the game, you will need the best armor available to handle these bad guys.

Now, if you focus on the best armor available, you need to focus on armor that boosts your magical damage.

Almost all slayer monsters are weak to magical damage, so make sure you can dish it out! You should also take a look at getting the black mask (either the imbued version or the regular version) which expands upon the accuracy and damages the monsters on the task.

Additionally, you can wear the bracelet of slaughter and the expeditious bracelet to help you complete your quests. The bracelet of slaughter has a 25% chance to have a kill not count towards the number, but will give you the same experience. This helps your quests last longer to give you even more experience.

The Expeditious bracelet does the reverse and has a 25% chance for one monster kill to count as two, making the task much shorter. Perfect for the tasks you need to grind through that you might not like as much.

Still, the best armor that you have that will also augment your magical damage is one of the best things to use against Slayers.
Also, make sure to have some proper levels in your melee combat skills before you delve into the Slayer training, it will only increase your survivability. Ranged combat isn’t effective against the Slayers, so upping your magic and melee damage will be essential.

Question: Do I Need A Slayer Helmet?

Answer: Of course, with so many pieces of armor in the game, as well as the workload required to get the Slayer Helm and the Slayer Helm (i) you might wonder if it is really worth it.

The Slayer Helm is certainly worth all the work. Not only does it give you the extra damage against Slayer monsters during your task, but the various immunities and resources it provides you with will prevent a cluttered inventory space.

Instead of needing to have earmuffs, the facemask, the nose peg, the spiny helmet, and more all put together inside your inventory, you will have it all in one.

Plus, you will be able to be protected against and fight against banshees, wall beasts, sourhogs, and other monsters all in one without having to swap gear for different locations.

If you want to progress in your slayer training or be able to hold your own against the various slayer monsters, then the Slayer Helmet is certainly a must-have for you!

Final Thoughts

This is the all-in-one guidebook for getting your Slayer Helm fast and also knowing how to use it! What did you think about the guide? Was it helpful for you? What other items for OSRS do you want us to cover in these guides? Please let us know and thank you for reading!

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