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Abyssal demons are one of the strongest types of demons, requiring level 85 Slayer to be damaged. Abyssal demons are the only monsters that are capable of dropping the Abyssal whip, the Abyssal wand, and the Abyssal orb.

History

Abyssal demons are among the remnants of the Chthonian race of demons. As revealed in Palkeera's memory, the Chthonians were once rulers of Infernus, and by extension all of demonkind after rising up and overthrowing their predecessors, the Infernal demons. They were said to be cannibals, actually eager at the idea of consuming their own kin, and they were able to steal the power, or essence, of whomever they consumed. Despite this, their culture is said to be highly based on rules and laws, and they formed a complex bureaucracy in stark contrast to the Avernic's tribal ways. They came to be nobles in both the Infernal dimension and under the Zarosian empire, but lived in 'distant luxury' that made them unaware of the brewing conflicts that surround them.

At length, the Mahjarrat Zamorak managed to sway many Avernic to his side in his secret coup against Zaros, promising to help them overthrow the Chthonians. After his success and armed with his newfound godly powers, Zamorak travelled with the Avernic demons back to Infernus to do just that. The Chthonian resistance was so fierce that even with his godly powers, it took Zamorak and his Avernic legions nearly twenty years to kill or banish every last Chthonian to the Abyss.

Chthonian demons now reside in the Abyss, for the most part. The abyssal demons found on Gielinor were originally summoned by a team of researchers in Viggora's Folly, who opened a portal to the abyss. The abyssal demons remain there to this day, also being found in the Abyssal Area and Kuradal's Dungeon.

Strengths and weaknesses

Since they are a type of demon, they are affected by the powers of Silverlight and Darklight, which makes these weapons useful considering the demons' weakness against slashing weapons. Abyssal demons have a fairly low max hit, but hit quite accurately; because of this, players that wish to kill abyssal demons should use good food, a familiar, or some alternate method of healing. Despite their accuracy, they are fairly good targets when using Guthan's or Dharok's sets due to their weakness against melee, especially to the slashing capabilities of Dharok's set. However, if using Dharok's set, players should consider activating Protect from Melee to halve damage taken, or flashing Soul Split.

Abyssal demons have the unusual ability of teleporting around the area. They are also able to teleport the player around the area, but only while using Full Manual. While the player always ends up in one of the eight spaces next to the abyssal demon, it is possible that the ending position will prevent ordinary melee combat, or interrupt certain combo attacks. For example, if the demon teleports east of a terrain feature and the player south of it, melee combat is not possible (except if the player has a long weapon like a Halberd). If auto-retaliate is turned off, the player will have to click or right-click to resume attacking. Ranging or maging will usually prevent running back to combat.

Long trips can be made more profitable by bringing a gem bag to collect uncut diamonds and rubies (or gem bag upgrade for uncut dragonstones), High Level Alchemy runes to alchemise drops (or the Spring cleaner to process drops) such as adamant battleaxes, rune helms, rune chainbodies, etc.

Strategies

Locations

Abyssal demons

Abyssal demons in the Slayer Tower

Abyssal demon concept art

Concept art for the abyssal demon graphical update

Abyssal demon concept art 2

Unused concept art for the abyssal demon graphical update

Kuradal's Dungeon

Kuradal's Dungeon can only be used while having a task from Kuradal or Morvran. There are 10 abyssal demons in here and are all crowded together, making it quite easy to target another one. Players with 85 Agility can use one summer pie to bypass several rooms to make it quicker. Bank runs are somewhat cumbersome, so using Infernal urns and picking up the good drops is highly recommended to avoid waste of inventory space or ferocious ring charges. However, if a player has a pack yak familiar, they can use its special move to bank the ashes for a hefty profit. Quick access to here can be gained by the twice-daily teleports from the mask of the Abyss/helm of Warping, a ferocious ring teleport, or a fused full slayer helm with ferocious ring charges on it.

Abyssal Area

This Abyssal Area is somewhat unrelenting for most players. This area is usually empty of players due to the other aggressive abyss creatures that lurk in the area. Partial completion of Fairy Tale II - Cure a Queen must be used to access this area as it needs the use of a fairy ring (ALR) to get into. Given the fact that the demons here are scattered, it is best to kill them in other locations.

Slayer Tower

Abyssal demons can be found in the Slayer Tower, six in the south-west part of the top floor and ten on part of the roof, which is accessible over an Agility shortcut. Twice a day, players can use the teleport in the Mask of the Abyss/Helm of Warping to teleport here.

If killing demons here without a Slayer task, players can get a Slayer contract for 30 or 200 kills, which will give 58.2 experience per kill for a regular contract, or 332.6 for a special contract. Players using the Tower's abyssal demons to complete their Slayer task can instead get a Special slayer contract, which will give increased experience per kill. It should be noted, however, that obtaining an off-task contract will not allow the player to obtain the abyssal wand and orb. Morytania legs 4 can also be used to further boost slayer experience.

Wilderness

A group of 17 abyssal demons are found south of the Graveyard of Shadows in level 17-19 Wilderness. This area also has a nearby Wilderness obelisk, and is in a multi-way area.

If the player is killing abyssal demons for a Slayer assignment at this location then they can gain 20% additional Slayer experience by equipping a demonic skull. They can gain another 20% extra experience per kill if they accept a special slayer contract from Erskine while assigned abyssal demons as a Slayer task. These experience bonuses stack, meaning the player may gain 40% extra Slayer experience. Completing a special slayer contract rewards the player with a choice of coins or combat experience.

Drops

100% drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Infernal ashesInfernal ashes1Always1,140

Charms

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
53%9%4%33%1%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 236,770 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Adamant battleaxeAdamant battleaxe1Common4,996
Off-hand adamant battleaxeOff-hand adamant battleaxe1Common3,052
Rune daggerRune dagger1Common3,875
Off-hand rune daggerOff-hand rune dagger1Common3,819
Abyssal whipAbyssal whip1Very rare[1]71,019
Rune chainbodyRune chainbody1Uncommon28,725
Rune helmRune helm1Uncommon10,290
Coins 1000Coins1,920–3,600Common1,920–3,600
SharkShark1Uncommon906
Pure essencePure essence72–152 (noted)Common1,728–3,648
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,334
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Uncommon2,918
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore(noted)Uncommon2,922
Magic logsMagic logs(noted)Uncommon2,388
Fire orbFire orb(noted)Uncommon4,662
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Rare11,761
Runite oreRunite ore(noted)Rare11,968
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Abyssal wandAbyssal wand1Very rare[2]102,367
Abyssal orbAbyssal orb1Very rare[2]74,830
Ferocious ring (5)Ferocious ring (5)1Uncommon[3]Not sold
Sealed clue scroll (hard)Sealed clue scroll (hard)1UncommonNot sold
Court summonsCourt summons1RareNot sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 1[4]1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 2[4]1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 3[4]1Very rareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Abyssal headAbyssal head1Very rareNot sold
  1. ^ 1/1024 chance of dropping, as revealed in the Demon Drop Revolution FAQ: http://www.webcitation.org/6NJr3HH6i
  2. ^ a b Can only be dropped during a task. A Slayer contract doesn't count as being on a task. Is a rarer drop than the whip.
  3. ^ Only in Kuradal's Dungeon
  4. ^ a b c Triskelion fragments are dropped in order.

Rare drop table

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common553
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,530
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,334
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,918
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare131,310–160,490
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common16,512
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common19,083
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,761
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare529,245–646,855
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,117
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare34,257
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,154,340–1,410,860
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare915
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,794
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare566,910–944,850
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,613
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,782
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common27,572–33,428
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,059,615–1,295,085
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,257
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,097
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare584,935–737,918
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare192,725–243,130
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare69,850–97,790
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common23,895–29,205
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon261,225–319,275
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon19,176–23,124
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare302,760–370,040
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon27,200–149,600
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common15,390–18,810
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon262,980–321,420
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common45,556–52,064
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare439,290–536,910
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,077,120–1,316,480
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,364
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare620,460–758,340
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon327,510–400,290
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon98,370–120,230
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon119,070–145,530
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon130,050–158,950
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon4,690–5,360
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon6,384–7,296
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon318,300
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare675,530
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common22,050–26,950
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common7,020–8,580
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon205,200–250,800
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon10,268–12,382
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare101,925–124,575
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon29,430–35,970
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare282,690–345,510
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon8,268
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*223,376
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*2,052,582,424
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot sold

Universal drops

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare9,737

Trivia

  • When the Evolution of Combat was first released, Abyssal demons were weak to bolts, like most other demons. This was later changed to slashing weapons in an unknown update. In the beta version of the EoC, they were weak to water spells.
  • Although the game says Abyssal demons are weak to slashing weapons, they still appear to be weak to magic. This is actually due to their affinity being higher against magic than against melee attacks other than slashing. This would make sense, as according to the combat triangle, monsters that use melee should be weak to magic.
  • Jagex greatly increased the life points of Abyssal demons among other common Slayer creatures in a hidden update on 25 February 2013. They stated that "they were too easy to kill for low-levelled players."
  • While a player is attacking them and performing a combo attack, Abyssal demons are incapable of teleporting the player, however they can still teleport themselves.
  • The abyssal demons that attempt to escape Kuradal's Dungeon were not updated following the Evolution of Combat. When Kuradal's Fire Surge hits the demon, it showed a hitsplat of 150 (their health prior to the update). This has been fixed.
  • If an abyssal demon is killed as it is teleporting, it will have no death animation.
  • Abyssal demons received a drop revamp on 4 February 2014, removing most drops and replacing with more expensive drops, and allowing them to drop the abyssal wand and orb for players on abyssal demon tasks.
  • Palkeera's memory heavily implies that Abyssal demons are part of a race of demons called Chthonians, which is later confirmed by Mod Jack on the Mahjarrat Memories FAQ. Mod Jack also stated that the Abyssal demons in the Slayer Tower are relatively weaker ones, and the Dukes are much stronger.
  • Abyssal demons received a graphical update on 27 August 2014.
  • With the release of their Slayer mask, the mask appears to resemble the unused red coloured concept art, rather than the tentacle design which was eventually applied.
  • When the Wilderness was rejuvenated with the update on 8 August 2016, Abyssal demons were placed north of the Bandit Camp. This area was a single-way area. Player feedback eventually moved the abyssal demons to their current position near the Graveyard of Shadows to allow the demons to give experience rates on par with other slayer monsters in the Wilderness.
  • As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for this monster was 1,221,227 kills[1].
    • This had increased to 1,380,000 by 6 May 2018.[2]
  • Abyssal demons had a level of 124 when released.

References

  1. ^ Mod Shauny. Top 10 killers per Boss. 2 Feb 2018. "Here are the top 10 kills for each Slayer creature in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"*
  2. ^ Mod Shauny. Top Slayer Killers - 6th May 2018. 6 May 2018. "Here are the top 10 kills for each Slayer creature in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"*