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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
BonesBones1Always182

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]147,564
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common357
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common92
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common2,978
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common269
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Common1,751
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Common3,967
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon1,077
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon2,232
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare6,946
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Rare10,149
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare7,084
Coins 1000Coins600; 1,500Common600–1,500
Ugthanki kebabUgthanki kebab2; 4Common428–856
Mithril barMithril bar(noted)Uncommon649
Bucket of sandBucket of sand(noted)Common208
Soda ashSoda ash(noted)Common28
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Common22
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Uncommon57
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Uncommon75
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Common42
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Common282
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Uncommon2,159
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Common710
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed1Uncommon74
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed1Common119
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed1Uncommon122
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed1Uncommon811
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Uncommon4,741
Irit seed 5Irit seed1Uncommon728
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon10,660
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Uncommon450
Soul runeSoul rune5Uncommon2,490
  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 sapphire1Common478
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common822
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,270
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,681
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare120,645–147,455
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common12,113
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common15,367
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,491
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare562,095–687,005
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,303
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,211
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare673,200–822,800
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,310
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,977
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common14,464–17,536
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,072,305–1,310,595
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,143
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,156
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare245,440–309,632
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare13,455–16,974
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare11,200–15,680
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common55,080–67,320
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon194,400–237,600
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,016–13,284
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare314,640–384,560
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon20,800–114,400
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common33,300–40,700
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon42,840–52,360
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common20,342–23,248
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare196,155–239,745
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare92,160–112,640
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common6,798
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare101,970–124,630
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon610,920–746,680
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon183,960–224,840
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon172,530–210,870
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon147,645–180,455
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon8,442–9,648
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon6,300–7,200
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon168,616
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare461,900
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common41,850–51,150
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common13,185–16,115
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon263,250–321,750
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,832–14,268
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare117,450–143,550
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon13,770–16,830
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare224,100–273,900
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon9,513
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*95,118
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,590,640,621
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 rare9,410

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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