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This article is about the normal variant. For the stronger variant, see Deviant spectre. However, for the superior variant, see Abhorrent spectre.
Aberrant spectre
Aberrant spectre
Release date 26 January 2005 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 96
Always drops Nothing
A very smelly ghost.
Combat info
Hitpoints 90
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 11 (14 through protection prayers without a nose peg)
Weakness Ranged
Attack Styles
Slayer-icon Slayer info
Slayer level 60
Slayer XP 90
Category Aberrant spectre
Assigned by
Vannaka chatheadChaeldar chatheadNieve chatheadDuradel chathead
Combat-icon Combat stats
Attack-icon Strength-icon Defence-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
1 1 90 1 105
Attack-icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Defence-icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+20 +20 +20 +0 +15
Other bonuses Immunities
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon Attack-icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+0 +0 +0 Not immune Not immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6
Aberrant spectre icon

Aberrant spectres are Slayer monsters that require level 60 Slayer to kill. They frequently drop large amounts of grimy herbs and herb seeds. Because of this, bringing a herb sack and seed box when killing them is recommended.

Deviant spectres, found in the Catacombs of Kourend, can be killed in their place if you are assigned aberrant spectres.


Strengths and weaknessesEdit

A nose peg or slayer helmet is required when fighting aberrant spectres; if you do not, their attacks will always hit and drain your combat stats extremely fast.

They attack using Magic, so the Protect from Magic prayer can be helpful, or players can wear dragonhide armour. Using a Salve amulet or Salve amulet (e) will give you a large advantage, since they are an undead monster. However, bonuses do not stack with a Slayer helm/black mask. It should also be noted that using Protect from Magic does not counter their stat-reducing abilities. 

Note: It is possible to use a dwarf multicannon inside the Stronghold Slayer Cave. This is recommended for fastest Slayer experience.

It is also possible to safe-spot one of the aberrant spectres by using the south-eastern corner of the wall of the staircase-room, but only with a long-ranged attack. This only works with Ranged or Magic, as there has to be at least six spaces between the player and the aberrant spectre before the player gets out of the spectre's attack range. It's not possible to use halberds or thrown weapons such as throwing knives and throwing axes without getting hit as their attack range is not long enough.

It's possible to safe-spot in the Slayer Tower by standing on the brick pile just west of the Agility chain shortcut and pulling spectres just in front of the suit of armour from the room south of the shortcut. A crossbow's rapid attack style will be able to target aberrant spectres from this distance, making it a very useful spot.



Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 Common 53
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 Common 316
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 Common 79
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 Common 2,792
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 Common 1,241
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 Uncommon 1,341
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 Uncommon 1,325
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 703
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 Uncommon 2,240
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 365
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 48,184
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 Rare (1/750) 83,359


Up to three herbs are dropped when the herb table is rolled.

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1–3 Common 16–48
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1–3 Common 18–54
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1–3 Common 149–447
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1–3 Common 619–1,857
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1–3 Common 7,338–22,014
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1–3 Common 977–2,931
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1–3 Common 2,412–7,236
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1–3 Common 2,266–6,798
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1–3 Uncommon 1,832–5,496
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1–3 Uncommon 1,777–5,331
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1–3 Uncommon 812–2,436
Grimy snapdragon Grimy snapdragon 1–2 Very rare 8,378–16,756

Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steel axe Steel axe 1 Uncommon 105
Mithril kiteshield Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,127
Lava battlestaff Lava battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,672
Adamant platelegs Adamant platelegs 1 Uncommon 3,610
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 Uncommon 20,726
Mystic robe bottom (dark) Mystic robe bottom (dark) 1 Rare (1/512) 49,330

Other dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 460 Uncommon Not sold
Clue scroll (hard) Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare (1/128) Not sold

Rare drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster also has access to the rare drop table.

Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 5,708
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 14,811
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 230
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 748
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 757
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,514
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 616
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 5,550
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,108
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 690
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,040
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,461
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,534
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 9,090
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 11,295
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,654
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,962
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,596
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,600
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,256
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,002
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,105
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,229
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 11,930
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,397
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 38,256