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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
BonesBones1Always279

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 arrow15Common2,265
Rune daggerRune dagger1Uncommon4,141
Mithril chainbodyMithril chainbody1Uncommon2,619
Dragon chainbodyDragon chainbody1Very rare[1]160,218
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common731
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common101
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common2,360
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common701
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Common1,922
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Common5,070
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon1,028
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon4,528
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare7,747
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Rare11,222
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare8,317
Coins 1000Coins600; 1,500Common600–1,500
Ugthanki kebabUgthanki kebab2; 4Common714–1,428
Mithril barMithril bar(noted)Uncommon682
Bucket of sandBucket of sand(noted)Common1,076
Soda ashSoda ash(noted)Common36
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Common72
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Uncommon136
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Uncommon316
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Common192
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Common1,029
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Uncommon3,616
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Common5,230
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed1Uncommon123
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed1Common166
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed1Uncommon196
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed1Uncommon986
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Uncommon71,955
Irit seed 5Irit seed1Uncommon1,059
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon13,108
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Uncommon861
Soul runeSoul rune5Uncommon6,190
  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 sapphire1Common764
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,721
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,762
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,604
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare207,180–253,220
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,200
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common11,576
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,173
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare547,785–669,515
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,071
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,984
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare558,000–682,000
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare915
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,896
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,628
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common14,803–17,947
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,003,320–1,226,280
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,834
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,495
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare166,400–209,920
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare13,260–16,728
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare5,050–7,070
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common46,305–56,595
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon336,825–411,675
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,124–15,826
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare404,640–494,560
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon22,200–122,100
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common52,470–64,130
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon40,860–49,940
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common26,698–30,512
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare257,445–314,655
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare145,080–177,320
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common8,994
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare134,910–164,890
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon486,180–594,220
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon162,990–199,210
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon124,110–151,690
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon130,500–159,500
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon10,780–12,320
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon12,054–13,776
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon226,736
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare412,350
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common42,750–52,250
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common23,400–28,600
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon184,050–224,950
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,424–13,776
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare113,400–138,600
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon15,525–18,975
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare343,710–420,090
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon12,008
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*120,343
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,432,268,388
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 rare5,406

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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