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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
BonesBones1Always191

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 dagger1Uncommon3,787
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow15Common2,235
Rune daggerRune dagger1Uncommon4,001
Mithril chainbodyMithril chainbody1Uncommon2,760
Dragon chainbodyDragon chainbody1Very rare[1]172,510
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common298
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common26
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common349
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common53
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Common1,693
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Common3,160
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon699
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon2,385
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare3,228
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Rare4,699
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare3,089
Coins 1000Coins600; 1,500Common600–1,500
Ugthanki kebabUgthanki kebab2; 4Common746–1,492
Mithril barMithril bar(noted)Uncommon1,253
Bucket of sandBucket of sand(noted)Common108
Soda ashSoda ash(noted)Common20
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Common9
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Uncommon43
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Uncommon139
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Common75
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Common415
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Uncommon1,606
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Common307
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed1Uncommon46
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed1Common19
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed1Uncommon54
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed1Uncommon814
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Uncommon6,673
Irit seed 5Irit seed1Uncommon553
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon11,771
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Uncommon368
Soul runeSoul rune5Uncommon2,045
  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 sapphire1Common406
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,114
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,046
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,278
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare102,510–125,290
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common16,106
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common18,063
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,130
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare500,850–612,150
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,068
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,033
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,124,100–1,373,900
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare925
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,778
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare566,670–944,450
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,843
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,770
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common19,775–23,975
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,072,980–1,311,420
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,062
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare776
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare516,490–651,572
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare133,250–168,100
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare51,825–72,555
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common20,790–25,410
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon229,725–280,775
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,308–14,842
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare300,600–367,400
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon26,200–144,100
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common15,660–19,140
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon266,220–325,380
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common38,052–43,488
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare366,930–448,470
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,087,920–1,329,680
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,820
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare627,300–766,700
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon270,810–330,990
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon76,230–93,170
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon131,580–160,820
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon123,300–150,700
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon2,716–3,104
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon5,152–5,888
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon309,332
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare669,920
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common24,300–29,700
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common4,365–5,335
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon179,550–219,450
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon9,384–11,316
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare93,150–113,850
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon17,190–21,010
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare231,930–283,470
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon8,307
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*209,484
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*2,138,409,151
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 rare8,870

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!"*