Old School Runescape Slayer Assignments

Nieve is the second-to-highest level Slayer master, behind Duradel. She is located in the Tree Gnome Stronghold, next to the Stronghold Slayer Cave near the magic trees and the southern bank. She only assigns tasks to players with a combat level of at least 85.

Nieve wields a Zamorakian hasta, full Bandos armour, an amulet of fury, a pirate's hook, an elysian spirit shield, and a fire cape. She has made an appearance with a cave kraken in Prifddinas during Old School RuneScape's first birthday event along with other NPCs.

Treasure TrailsEdit

Nieve is the solution to the medium anagram clue: I EVEN. The answer to her challenge is 2.

Nieve's familyEdit

Nieve has many cousins, all of whom operate slayer task only areas, like her. Steve resides in the Asgarnia Ice Dungeon and controls the upper level in the Skeletal Wyvern area. Slieve and Eve operate out of the Taverley Dungeon, controlling the Black and Blue dragon areas, respectively. Lieve McCracken oversees Kraken Cove. Hieve runs a separate metal dragon area in the Brimhaven Dungeon, and is the older brother of Pieve and Steve. Lastly, Nieve's uncle Breive maintains the Smoke Devil Dungeon.

After Monkey Madness II, Steve moves to the Gnome Stronghold and takes over Nieve's role, and Pieve takes over Steve's role in the Asgarnian Ice Dungeon.

Monkey Madness IIEdit

In Monkey Madness II, she is recruited by the player to stop Glough and his experiments from running amok after his airship crashed north of the Tree Gnome Stronghold. Nieve helps the player against the tortured gorillas invading the Stronghold.

After the 10th Squad secures the Stronghold, she, along with the player, pursue Glough in the Crash Site Cavern, where she assists the player in defeating Glough's tortured and demonic gorillas. She is ultimately killed by a mutated Glough when he knocks her back to a wall, causing a boulder to fall and crush her.

After the quest, her gravestone can be found between the small swamp and the Grand Tree's north-western entrance, next to the exit that leads to the Crash Site Cavern. Her gravestone also functions as the player's kill count for tortured and demonic gorillas. Her younger cousin, Steve, replaces her as the Slayer Master, and Pieve replaces her brother at the Asgarnian Ice Dungeon.

Slayer pointsEdit

Players can receive Slayer reward points for completing Slayer assignments—this is based on how many tasks players have accomplished in a row. Completion of a task assigned by Nieve will grant you:

  • 12 Slayer points for every normal task
  • 60 for every 10th
  • 180 for every 50th
  • 300 for every 100th
  • 420 for every 250th
  • 600 for every 1,000th

Completing all of the elite tasks in the Western Provinces Diary will increase the Slayer points awarded by Nieve to match those of Duradel (15 per task, 75 per 10th, 225 per 50th, 375 per 100th, 525 per 250th, and 750 per 1,000th).

Useful fairy ring codesEdit


Monster Name Amount Combat Level Slayer Exp Slayer Level Location Task weight
Aberrant spectre120-185 96 90 60 Slayer Tower (1st2nd floor[?]), Stronghold Slayer Cave6
Abyssal demon120-185 124 150 85 Slayer Tower, Abyssal Area, Catacombs of Kourend9
Adamant dragon[1]3-7 338 325 1 Lithkren Vault2
Ankou50-90 75, 82, 86 70 1 Stronghold of Security (4th level), Stronghold Slayer Cave, Catacombs of Kourend, The Forgotten Cemetery5
Aviansie[2]120-200 69, 71, 83, 89, 131 70-139 1 God Wars Dungeon, Wilderness God Wars Dungeon6
Black demon120-185 172 157.5 1 Edgeville Dungeon (in the Wilderness section), Taverley Dungeon, Brimhaven Dungeon, Catacombs of Kourend, Chasm of Fire9
Black dragon10-40 227 199.4 1 Taverley Dungeon, Evil Chicken's Lair, Lava Maze Dungeon6
Bloodveld120-185 76, 81 120 50 Slayer Tower, God Wars Dungeon, Stronghold Slayer Cave9
Blue dragon120-185 48, 111 50, 107.5 1 Taverley Dungeon, Heroes' Guild, Ogre Enclave4
Boss[3][4]3-35 Varies5,000 None Varies8
Brine rat160-200 70 50 47 Brine Rat Cavern3
Cave horror[5]120-185 80 55 58 Mos Le'Harmless Caves5
Cave kraken100-125 127 125 87 Kraken Cove6
Dagannoth[6]120-185 74, 88, 90, 92, 303 70, 120 1 Lighthouse, Waterbirth Island Dungeon, Catacombs of Kourend8
Dark beast[7]10-20 182 220 90 Mourner Tunnels, Catacombs of Kourend5
Dust devil[8]120-185 93, 110 105 65 Smoke Dungeon, Catacombs of Kourend6
Elves[9]60-90 90, 108 107.5 1 Elf Camp, Lletya, Mourner Tunnels4
Fire giant120-190 86 111 1 Waterfall Dungeon, Smoke Dungeon, Brimhaven Dungeon, Stronghold Slayer Cave, Catacombs of Kourend, Deep Wilderness Dungeon9
Fossil Island Wyvern[10]20-60 139, 147, 152, 210 205 (spitting, taloned, long-tailed), 315 (ancient) 66 (spitting, taloned, long-tailed), 82 (ancient) Wyvern Cave5
Gargoyle120-185 111 105 75 Slayer Tower6
Greater demon120-185 92 87 1 Brimhaven Dungeon, Demonic Ruins, Lava Maze Dungeon, Entrana Dungeon, Ogre Enclave, Catacombs of Kourend, Chasm of Fire7
Hellhound120-185 122 116 1 Taverley Dungeon, Witchaven Dungeon, God Wars Dungeon, Stronghold Slayer Cave, Catacombs of Kourend, Wilderness Resource Area (surrounding area) 8
Iron dragon25-60 189 173.2 1 Brimhaven Dungeon, Catacombs of Kourend5
Kalphites120-185 28, 85, 141 40, 90, 170 1 Kalphite Lair, Kalphite Cave9
Kurask120-185 106 97 70 Fremennik Slayer Dungeon3
Lizardmen[11][12]90-120 53, 62, 73, 150 Varies 1 Lizardman Canyon, Lizardman Settlement8
Mithril dragon[13]4-9 304 273 1 Ancient Cavern5
Nechryael120-185 115 105 80 Slayer Tower, Catacombs of Kourend7
Red dragon[14]30-80 152 143 1 Brimhaven Dungeon5
Rune dragon[1]3-6 380 330 1 Lithkren Vault2
Scabarites[15]30-60 90-100 Varies 1 Sophanem Dungeon4
Skeletal Wyvern3-70 140 210 72 Asgarnian Ice Dungeon5
Smoke devil110-185 160 185 93 Smoke Devil Dungeon7
Spiritual creatures[16]120-241 Varies Varies 63 (rangers), 68 (warriors), 83 (mages) God Wars Dungeon, Wilderness God Wars Dungeon6
Steel dragon30-110 246 220.4 1 Brimhaven Dungeon, Catacombs of Kourend5
Suqah[17]130-185 111 107.5 1 Lunar Isle8
Troll120-185 69, 71, 113 90, 150.5 1 Death Plateau, Rellekka (in a cave near to the entrance to Keldagrim), Troll Stronghold (west of Trollheim), Trollweiss Mountain, Jatizso, Neitiznot6
Turoth120-185 83, 85, 87, 89 76, 77, 81 55 Fremennik Slayer Dungeon3
TzHaar[18]130-200 22, 32, 45, 74, 85, 90, 103, 108, 133, 141, 149, 165, 180, 240, 250, 360, 370, 490, 702[19], 900, 1400[20]10, 20, 40, 80, 100, 120, 140, 160, 25,000[19], 100,000[20]1 Mor Ul Rek, TzHaar Fight Cave, Inferno10
Zygomite[21]10-25 74, 86, 109 65, 75, 154 57 Zanaris, Mushroom Forest (ancient) 2
  1. 1.01.1Completion of Dragon Slayer II is required to receive these as a task.
  2. ↑Only assigned to players who have unlocked the Watch the birdy ability via spending 80 Slayer reward points.
  3. ↑Only assigned to players who have unlocked the Like a boss ability via spending 200 Slayer reward points
  4. ↑The odds of getting a specific task from the boss category is much smaller than getting a normal task, since there are two rolls for that task: one roll for the boss task, and one roll for the specific task within the boss category.
  5. ↑Completion of Cabin Fever is required to receive these as a task.
  6. ↑Completion of Horror from the Deep is required to receive these as a task.
  7. ↑Starting Mourning's Ends Part II is required to receive these as a task.
  8. ↑Starting the Desert Treasure quest is required to receive these as a task in order to access Smokey Well.
  9. ↑Starting Regicide is required to receive these as a task.
  10. ↑Completion of Bone Voyage is required to receive these as a task.
  11. ↑Only after paying 75 Slayer points to toggle on the ability to be assigned them, in addition to gaining at least 5% favour with the Shayzien House. No favour is required for killing them in the Lizardman Settlement.
  12. ↑For lizardman shamans, 100% favour with the Shayzien House is required, but no favour is required for killing them in the Lizardman Settlement.
  13. ↑Only after paying 80 Slayer points to toggle on the ability to be assigned them. Also requires partial completion of Barbarian Training.
  14. ↑Only after paying 50 Slayer points to toggle on the ability to be assigned them.
  15. ↑Completion of Contact! is required to receive these as a task.
  16. ↑Completion of Death Plateau, in addition to level 60 in Strength or Agility, is required to receive these as a task.
  17. ↑Partial completion of Lunar Diplomacy is required to receive these as a task.
  18. ↑Only after paying 100 Slayer reward points to toggle on the ability to be assigned them.
  19. 19.019.1Players may be given a chance to slay TzTok-Jad, giving 25,000 bonus Slayerexperience as well as any experience gained throughout the cave.
  20. 20.020.1Players may be given a chance to slay TzKal-Zuk, provided they have already killed it once before, giving 100,000 bonus Slayerexperience as well as any experience gained throughout the Inferno.
  21. ↑Completion of Lost City is required to receive these as a task.

Increased task numbersEdit

Main article: Slayer reward point#Extend

Unlocking abilities to increase your task numbers for certain Slayer monsters can be done by spending Slayer reward points from any Slayer master.


  • Prior to an update on 17 September 2015, Nieve did not wield an Elysian spirit shield. In addition, her old examine text was shared with other Slayer masters, which was "She looks dangerous!"
  • Originally, Nieve wore an onyx amulet. This was likely an oversight by the developers as it was later changed to an amulet of fury.
  • Nieve's examine text implies that she purchased some or all of her equipment on the Grand Exchange.
  • "Nieve" is an archaic Scottish term for a clenched fist. It also means "snow" in Spanish.
  • Nieve seems to be very skilled; she wears some of the most powerful equipment available to players and guards the Stronghold Slayer Cave. Furthermore, she is able to telepathically communicate with players inside the cave, preventing them from attacking monsters outside of their slayer assignments. This suggests that she has a scrying pool or some sort to watch the entire dungeon. Most of the monsters in the cave are also not found around the local area, suggesting that she may have captured them.
  • After completing all of the elite tasks in the Western Provinces Diary, the difference between Nieve and Duradel is that she assigns brine rats

A Slayer monster is a monster that can only be killed using the Slayer skill. All Slayer monsters require one or both of the following: a Slayer level above 1 or a piece of Slayer equipment (usually purchased from a Slayer Master). Some monsters can only be killed when on an assignment (e.g. cave krakens). Not all of them require special equipment.

Some monsters have lower leveled substitutes that count toward the task. For a list of these, see Slayer substitutes.

List of Slayer monstersEdit

Slayer LevelIconMonster NameCombat Level(s)HP/Slayer ExpSlayer EquipmentUnique DropsLocation
Crawling Hand8/1216/19NoneCrawling hand, coloured glovesCanifis Slayer Tower
Cave bug6, 965/5, 95/93NoneNoneLumbridge Swamp Caves, Dorgesh-Kaan South Dungeon
Cave crawler2322NoneBronze bootsFremennik Slayer Dungeon
Banshee2322EarmuffsBlack/red Mystic glovesCanifis Slayer Tower
Twisted Banshee89100Catacombs of Kourend
Cave slime2325/25NoneIron bootsLumbridge Swamp Caves
Rockslug2927Bag of saltWhite/gold Mystic glovesFremennik Slayer Dungeon and Lumbridge Swamp Caves
Desert lizard12/24/4215/25/40Ice coolerWhite/gold Mystic bootsSouth of the Uzer and east across the river from Pollnivneach
Cockatrice3737Mirror shieldWhite/gold Mystic boots, Cockatrice head, Iron bootsFremennik Slayer Dungeon
Pyrefiend4345NoneSteel bootsFremennik Slayer Dungeon
Mogre6048Fishing explosiveFlippers/Mudskipper hatMudskipper Point
Harpie Bug Swarm4625Lit bug lanternSteel bootsNorthern most beach of Karamja
Wall beast49105Spiny helmetWhite/gold Mystic hatLumbridge Swamp Caves
Killerwatt5551Insulated bootsNoneKillerwatt Plane
Molanisk5152Slayer bellMole clawsDorgesh-Kaan South Dungeon
Basilisk6175Mirror shieldWhite/gold Mystic hat, Basilisk headFremennik Slayer Dungeon
Terror dog100/11085/89NoneGranite helmTarn's Lair
Sea snake62, 9050, 85NoneNoneMiscellania and Etceteria Dungeon
Fever spider4940Slayer glovesNone (they only drop kwuarm)Braindeath Island, in the basement of the Pirates' Brewery
Infernal Mage6860NoneBlack/red Mystic boots, Black/red Mystic hatCanifis Slayer Tower
Brine rat7050NoneBrine sabreBrine Rat Cavern
Bloodveld76120NoneBlack bootsCanifis Slayer Tower
Mutated Bloodveld123170Catacombs of Kourend
Jelly7875NoneMithril bootsFremennik Slayer Dungeon
Warped Jelly112140Catacombs of Kourend
Turoth83/85/87/8976/77/79/81Leaf-bladed spear/Broad arrows/Magic Dart (hence Slayer staff)White/gold Mystic robe bottomFremennik Slayer Dungeon
Mutated Zygomite74,8665,75Fungicide sprayNoneZanaris
Ancient Zygomite109150Fossil Island
Cave horror8055Witchwood iconBlack maskMos Le'Harmless Caves
Aberrant spectre9690NosepegBlack/red Mystic robe bottom, Lava battlestaffCanifis Slayer Tower
Deviant spectre169190Catacombs of Kourend
Spiritual ranger115, 118, 122, 12790NoneNoneGod Wars Dungeon
Dust devil93105FacemaskDragon chainbodySmoke Dungeon west of Pollnivneach
Spitting Wyvern146200Mind/Elemental/Dragonfire/Ancient wyvern shieldNoneWyvern Cave
Taloned Wyvern154
Long-tailed Wyvern159
Spiritual Warrior115, 123, 125, 13498-134NoneRune halberdGod Wars Dungeon
Kurask10697Leaf-bladed spear/Broad arrows/Magic Dart (hence Slayer staff)White/gold Mystic robe top, Kurask head, Leaf-bladed battleaxeFremennik Slayer Dungeon
Skeletal Wyvern140210Mind/Elemental/Dragonfire/Ancient wyvern shieldGranite legs, Draconic visage, Dragon platelegs, Dragon plateskirtAsgarnian Ice Caves

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