Golden Cloud Mountains/Guide

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t120 Farming

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:

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:

  1. Torvair / Arctair / Harkair
  2. Vorloran Devastator
  3. Torvair
  4. Vorloran Watcher
  5. Harkair
  6. Vorloran Protector
  7. Arctair

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.

Buffs

Requirements

There are very few hard requirements beyond the ability to survive and the entry requirement of Slayer 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

Suggestion Benefit
Hitpoints Level 120 Less need for DR
Agility Level 120 Pillar of Combat and Elite Pillar of Conflict
Summoning Level 115 Spectre and Fox Synergies
Prayer Level 118 Battleborn
Vorloran Protector Armor High damage reduction Melee armor.
Vorloran Watcher Armor High damage reduction Ranged armor.
Vorloran Devastator Armor High damage reduction Magic armor.

Agility

# Obstacle Reason
1 X
2 X
3 Pipe Climb No particular reason beyond being the only obstacle that grants any combat benefits.
4 Coal Stones No negative modifiers, technically saves some food.
5 Cliff Balance +20 HP.
6 Lake Swim +5% Damage, +1% DR. Rocky Waters can be used instead.
7 Boulder Trap No negative combat modifiers.
8 Pipe Crawl More damage. Raft Building can be used instead.
9 Water Jump More damage. The 20 HP from Ice Jump is not necessary.
10 Ocean Rafting Free damage!
P Pillar of Combat Lots of beneficial combat bonuses.
11 Pipe Maze More damage.
12 Boulder Balance Lower attack interval and more damage for the low price of lower accuracy.
13 Balance Trap This obstacle tier does not grant any direct bonuses to these grinds.
14 Gap Climb More damage and Area Negation - also more coins if doing this grind on Task
15 Waterfall Crossing Is the equivalent of a permanent diamond luck potion, which frees up a potion slot for Damage Reduction Potion IV It is necessary to have this obstacle at 99 mastery to halve the -100hp modifier.
EP Elite Pillar of Conflict Lots of beneficial combat bonuses.

Prayer

  • 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.

Potions

For all combat styles, use Damage Reduction Potion IV

Summoning

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

Notes

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

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.

Post-120s

Slot Better to Worse
Head Vorloran Devastator Helmet Mask of Despair
Body Vorloran Devastator Platebody Freezing Touch Body
Leggings Vorloran Devastator Platelegs Lightning Mythical Bottoms
Boots Vorloran Devastator Boots Frostspark Boots
Hands Vorloran Devastator Gauntlets (U) Carrion Vambraces
Cape Bleed Burner Cape
Neck Fury of the Elemental Zodiacs Allure Amulet
Ring Burning Madness Ring Blood Ring
Passive Ring of Power Gauntlets of Rage
Weapon Slicing Maelstrom Wand Archaic Wand
Offhand Shield of Magic Power Leviathan Shield

Arctair

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.

Post-120s

Slot Better to Worse
Head Mask of Madness Vorloran Protector Helmet
Body Ward of Flame Platebody Vorloran Protector Platebody
Leggings Vorloran Protector Platelegs Burning Protection Platelegs
Boots Frostspark Boots Vorloran Protector Boots
Hands Vorloran Protector Gauntlets (U) Carrion Vambraces
Cape Bleed Burner Cape
Neck Fury of the Elemental Zodiacs FrostSpark Amulet
Ring Ring of Power Blood Ring
Passive Fighter Amulet Shield of Melee Power
Weapon Agile Wings Rapier FrostSpark 1H Sword
Offhand Leviathan Shield (P) Divine Shield

Harkair

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.

Post-120s

Slot Better to Worse
Head Mask of Madness Vorloran Watcher Helmet
Body Vorloran Watcher Platebody Bundled Protection Body
Leggings Vorloran Watcher Platelegs Perfect Sight Legs
Boots Vorloran Watcher Boots Frostspark Boots
Hands Vorloran Watcher Gauntlets (U) Carrion Vambraces
Cape Bleed Burner Cape
Neck Deadeye Amulet Fury of the Elemental Zodiacs
Ring Blood Ring Poison Virulence Ring
Passive Ring of Power Gauntlets of Rage
Weapon Feather Storm Crossbow Divine Crossbow
Offhand Shield of Ranged Power Leviathan Shield