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Following the purchase of the Golden Compass and defeating the Necromancers Palace, you now have access to Golden Cloud Mountains, the penultimate Slayer Area in the . These 3 mobs drop the highest level, most powerful, weapons in the game that are extremely helpful in completing the following slayer area, as well as the Throne of the Herald. These can be extremely long grinds due to the difficulty of the monsters, and require quite a bit of preparation. Each weapon requires 100 fragments, and the fragments have a 2% drop rate. That's 5,000 kills on average. The player will also need to collect 10 extra fragments to purchase the Golden Shard adding another 500 kills for a total of 5,500 average kills required with no item doubling.
We recommend acquiring them while fighting each monster as a slayer task, this will require you to turn OFF auto-slayer, and will encourage semi-frequent check-ins. Doing these on task will increase your damage dealt to them from various buffs. This will make the order you obtain the weapons in effectively random, but if you don't want to deal with the hassle of rerolling, or simply want to do them in a specific order, the guide will recommend the following order:
The order you obtain these items in is not particularly important, and considering each separate item can be a huge upgrade individually, it is often recommended to fight each mob for only a short time before equipping the newly obtained armour and switching to the next, repeating this until the player has completed the sets.
Doing these grinds simultaneously with the grinds for the t120 Armor can also be a good idea,
A roughly complete order for finishing Slayer as efficiently as possible would look like:
- Torvair / Arctair / Harkair
- Vorloran Devastator
- Vorloran Watcher
- Vorloran Protector
Many players combine the grinding of these weapons with the grind for the Slayer Gear Upgrade Kit (Mythical). An added benefit is the increased damage given by buffs like the Slayer Skillcape and Astrology while fighting Slayer Tasks. Another benefit is the ability to buy Prayer Points, Light Runes, and Food at a profit with the use of Bountiful Resupply.
Below are some gear suggestions. Depending on what Prayer, Potions, and Agility buffs you use or have access to, your optimal gear can change.
There are very few hard requirements beyond the ability to survive and the entry requirement of Slayer Level 116 and the completion of the Necromancers Palace, but there are several skills and items that will make this grind significantly easier, and we would be remiss to not mention them
- For Melee, use Battleborn and Valor or the highest level combat style prayers you have available.
- For Ranged, use Battleborn and Avidity or the highest level combat style prayers you have available.
- For Magic, use Battleborn and Divination or the highest level combat style prayers you have available.
For all combat styles, use Damage Reduction Potion IV
For all combat styles, use Spectre and Occultist. This synergy adds a ridiculous amount to the player's chance to hit, even with otherwise maxed stats, and helps a lot in actually landing hits.
Alternatively, use Fox and Dragon to deal a significant amount of unavoidable damage when the player is otherwise having trouble hitting the target
Checking your setups with the Combat Simulator before engaging any of these monsters is highly recommended. These setups have not been fully tested, and may not prove to be perfectly optimal.
While the Slayer Area Effect of Golden Cloud Mountains provides a large amount of Lifesteal, each monster ALSO has a passive ability that grants them +500% Lifesteal from Bleed. This makes Area Effect Negation not particularly effective, coupled with the fact that wearing Slayer armor can also prove detrimental to the player's Damage Reduction, it is best to not worry about the regular lifesteal, and focus on reducing the amount of ticks of Bleed the player takes.
This make Bleed Burner Cape critically important for defeating these enemies efficiently. Possibly due to a bug, the way this cape's effect works causes each tick of bleed (there are 20 over the duration of a typical bleed) to each have a chance of completely removing the effect. For example, while the Bleed Burner Cape gives the player a 50% chance to completely ignore the bleed before it is applied, it is also possible for the bleed to suddenly expire after only dealing 1 or 2 ticks of damage, massively reducing the damage the player takes, and therefore the Lifesteal the enemy receives.
Torvair drops Agile Wings Rapier Shard to create the Agile Wings Rapier
To be able to idle Torvair with Magic, the following build has 99% Damage Reduction out of combat (75% in combat) and 1,220 Hitpoints.
With Slicing Maelstrom Wand, use Slicing Maelstrom, Despair, and Surge II.
With Archaic Wand or Calamity Wand, use Infernal Power, Despair, and Surge II.
Arctair drops Feather Storm Crossbow Shard to create the Feather Storm Crossbow
To be able to idle Arctair with Melee, the following build has 95% Damage Reduction out of combat (70% in combat) and 1,220 Hitpoints.
Harkair drops Slicing Maelstrom Wand Shard to create the Slicing Maelstrom Wand
To be able to idle Harkair with Ranged, the following build has 93% Damage Reduction out of combat (67% in combat) and 1,220 Hitpoints.
With Feather Storm Crossbow, use Zephyte Bolts or Decay Bolts.
With Divine Crossbow, use Meteorite Bolts.