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For the elite version, see Dust devil (elite).
For the corrupted version requiring 97 Slayer, see Corrupted dust devil.
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A dust devil is a slayer monster that requires level 65 Slayer to kill. A face mask, masked earmuffsslayer helmet, Helm of Devilry, Helm of Keening or Mask of Dust is required to slay them, whether in the Smoke Dungeon or Chaos Tunnels, because of their effects on players without protection.

Locations

  • Smoke Dungeon - Contains 18 Dust devils. Dust devils are located in the Western section of the dungeon; the dwarf multicannon can be used here.
  • Chaos Tunnels - Contains 8 Dust devils. Easily reached by entering the rift north of Edgeville Monastery in the wilderness, (not the artefact north of the monastery as that takes you to the King Black Dragon's lair) then taking the north-west portal from the gargoyles, running west through the mummies and taking the north-west portal, finally taking the north-east portal from monks of Zamorak.

Strengths and weaknesses

Dust devils use clouds of dust, sand, ash and whatever else they can inhale to blind and disorientate their victims. Good luck on obtaining a dragon chainmail from their dusty remains.
 
— Slayer task hint

Dust devils use Ranged attacks to fight, and a Slayer level of at least 65 is required in order to kill them. They are capable of draining a player's combat stats to 1, lowering Prayer and Summoning points to nothing, and dealing rapid hits of 350 damage. In addition to this, their Smoke Dungeon habitat also deals rapid damage to unprotected players. To prevent this, it is mandatory to wear protective face gear; a face mask, masked earmuffs, any slayer helm variant, a mask of Dust, or the helm of Devilry. Any of these will block both the environmental and the dust devil's stat-lowering attacks, meaning that only Ranged damage will be dealt.

Dust devils are weak to crush weapons. This means the most effective weapons to use on them are dual-wielded drygore maces, the chaotic maul, a superior kyzaj or a Saradomin sword.

For players who struggle to kill dust devils without losing a lot of health, there are several methods that can be used to heal without bringing food along. Dust devils commonly drop two ugthanki kebabs at a time, which can be consumed to heal for 25% of the player's maximum health, up to 1750 life points. The Regenerate ability can be used to heal while out of combat, at the cost of adrenaline; it is recommended to use this when at 100% adrenaline. The Vampyrism aura, scrimshaw or superior scrimshaw of Vampyrism, the off-hand enhanced excalibur sword, the Saradomin godsword or Soul Split ancient curse can all be used to heal as damage is dealt to the dust devils. Guthan's equipment is not recommended for use in the Smoke Dungeon, but can be used on monsters surrounding the dust devils in the Chaos Tunnels, to heal life points. The Bones to Peaches spell can be used to turn the dust devils' 100% bone drop into healing peaches, if unlocked from the Mage Training Arena, or a bunyip Summoning familiar can be used to heal over time.

If players choose to use Soul Split, they should forego the use of Bones to Peaches, and should instead use a combination of the bonecrusher and demon horn or split dragontooth necklace Dungeoneering rewards to automatically restore Prayer points as they kill dust devils.

Drops

100% drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
BonesBones1Always225

Charms

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
55%12%6%26%0.9–1%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 277,730 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Off-hand rune daggerOff-hand rune dagger1Uncommon3,842
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow15Common2,250
Rune daggerRune dagger1Uncommon4,141
Mithril chainbodyMithril chainbody1Uncommon2,619
Dragon chainbodyDragon chainbody1Very rare[1]152,941
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common589
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common96
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common4,111
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common267
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Common2,078
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Common4,834
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon1,119
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon3,026
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare9,512
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Rare12,380
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare9,309
Coins 1000Coins600; 1,500Common600–1,500
Ugthanki kebabUgthanki kebab2; 4Common486–972
Mithril barMithril bar(noted)Uncommon667
Bucket of sandBucket of sand(noted)Common288
Soda ashSoda ash(noted)Common32
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Common25
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Uncommon151
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Uncommon132
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Common121
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Common1,291
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Uncommon3,669
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Common5,058
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed1Uncommon145
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed1Common213
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed1Uncommon284
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed1Uncommon986
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Uncommon23,855
Irit seed 5Irit seed1Uncommon918
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon34,397
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Uncommon1,480
Soul runeSoul rune5Uncommon3,455
  1. ^ Estimated at 1/34,227 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Court summonsCourt summons1Very rareNot sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold


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 sapphire1Common431
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common757
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,294
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,679
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare120,555–147,345
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,324
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common14,790
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,316
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare554,220–677,380
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,224
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,520
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare600,120–733,480
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,213
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,832
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common14,238–17,262
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,047,600–1,280,400
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,506
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,249
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare196,235–247,558
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare12,480–15,744
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare8,100–11,340
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common77,625–94,875
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon249,525–304,975
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,512–15,088
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare411,660–503,140
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon24,000–132,000
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common33,570–41,030
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon42,660–52,140
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common20,510–23,440
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare197,775–241,725
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare79,920–97,680
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common6,267
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare94,005–114,895
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon658,530–804,870
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon166,320–203,280
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon150,615–184,085
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon164,205–200,695
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon35,518–40,592
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon20,720–23,680
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon357,528
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare817,830
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common42,300–51,700
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common14,040–17,160
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon228,150–278,850
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,328–16,072
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare132,300–161,700
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon13,905–16,995
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare230,040–281,160
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon14,964
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*96,580
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,621,945,897
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 rare6,989

Trivia

  • Both "dirt devil" and "dust devil" are brands of a vacuum cleaner, hence the examine text; "The vacuumed face of evil".
  • In real life, dust devils are a miniature whirlwind strong enough to whip dust and leaves into the air.
  • As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for this monster was 60,000 kills[1].
    • This had not increased by 6 May 2018.[2]

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!"*
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