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The Black Mask For Slayer Tasks
A few weeks ago I went to kill Cave Horrors, not for slayer I rarely get them for slayer tasks but because I wanted to try a black mask, I knew very little about them and I wanted to try it and see how well it worked.
After about an hour I got a Mask, Black Mask (10) and I used it, after a slayer task I noticed it was down to Black Mask (3), I was a bit concerned that all this work to get the mask and it would be useless in a few slayer assignments.
I carried on and noticed it had just become a Black Mask, I did a search on the internet and could not find any information about it anywhere, I thought its carp and got my mate to sell it, he got 400k which I thought was good for an inert mask (The description on the examine option).
Having done another search I found the Runescape Knowledge base and it has a mention of the Mask Properties.
Apparently the 1 to 10 is a secondary spell to the main use of the mask, the mask itself in any state gives a 15 bonus to attack and strength if wearing it for your slayer assignment, the 1 to 10 options reduce your opponents defence by 3 to 10 when fighting for slayer or non slayer monsters.
So the secondary part is pretty pointless reduce the defence level on 10 monsters randomly selected, its not going to make any great deal of difference.
After my new found knowledge I went back to get another, the cave horror place is a place that is heaven for rangers, there are so many places to range there and many monsters spread about and the best defence is mage defence so dragon hide is ideal.
I am training strength so I took Guthans to prolong my stay with dragon scimmy and zammy book, taking Guthans was a mistake as I said earlier they are mage based attack and the mage resistance on Guthans is minimal I was constantly taking damage and healing, very little time to use the scimmy.
I spend the whole day there about 3 hours on and off trying to get the mask and gave up, I went off to do the clue I had got, got full rune out of that (Minus shield) so not too bad a break.
Yesterday I did the new Quest, I enjoyed the quest but got a carpy anchor as a reward, its worth the 50k to get it repaired just to have the walk when carrying it but I was hitting 18 fighting with it.
Anyway after the quest I went back to Cave Horrors and after 3 or 4 hours I got the Mask, I was out of there like a shot and off to my slayer task Suqah.
I normally range Suqah because its so easy but I am training strength so meleed them, god I love that mask, my normal max with my dragon scimmy is about 27 with 96 strength, with the mask I was regularly hitting 31's and the occasional 32, to me that is more than 15% but who cares its well 'ard.
I am so glad I eventually found out what the mask does, I don't like buying things that I can get myself so I was well pleased that I got one yesterday, the time was not wasted I bumped up my strength as well so its a win win situation.
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