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For the variant encountered in Daemonheim, see Greater demon (Dungeoneering).
For the elite version, see Greater demon (elite).
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Greater demons are demonic beings found in many remote locations throughout RuneScape. As most other demons do, they follow the god Zamorak. Greater demons are more powerful than lesser demons, with highly accurate magic attacks. They are distinguished from them by their large wings and slightly greater stature. Like all demons, they are weak to Silverlight and holy water. A famous demon slayer known to have fought these creatures is Gaalsien.

Greater demons originate on Infernus, where they were called Alyaroth, as the other demons seen in RuneScape do. They are part of the Avernic race, tribal and primitive, and slaves to whomever was ruling Infernus. At the time of Palkeera's memory of the realm, they were enslaved by the cannibalistic Chthonians, who were unable to consume the Avernics for some reason. Among the Avernic demons, the Tsutsaroth were the dominant tribe, ruling over the Alyaroth and Byzroth in a brutal manner.

Greater demons are often killed as a good source of crimson charms and as frequent droppers of clue scrolls. They provide good experience as a slayer task due to their low defence. K'ril Tsutsaroth in the God Wars Dungeon counts as a greater demon for slayer tasks, allowing for a more challenging alternative.

Accursed or infernal urns can be useful when killing greater demons to collect the dropped ashes and grant 20% more prayer experience than just scattering them.

Locations

If the player is killing greater demons for a Slayer assignment then they can gain 20% additional Slayer experience by equipping a demonic skull while killing greater demons in the Wilderness. They can gain another 20% extra experience per kill at these locations if they accept a special slayer contract from Erskine while assigned greater demons as a Slayer assignment. 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.

Strategies

Main article: /Strategies

Drops

100% drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Accursed ashesAccursed ashes1Always413

Charms

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
62%7%4%26%0.9–1%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 205,304 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins50–2,384Common50–2,384
Mithril platelegsMithril platelegs1Common2,574
Adamant 2h swordAdamant 2h sword1Common8,231
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common564
Pure essencePure essence55–66 (noted)Common1,485–1,782
Iron oreIron ore(noted)Common716
Gold oreGold ore(noted)Common1,620
Yew logsYew logs(noted)Common1,014
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon1,860
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon103
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(m)1Uncommon471
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Uncommon1,774
Grimy iritGrimy irit(m)1Uncommon4,080
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(m)1Uncommon893
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(m)1Uncommon8,158
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(m)1Uncommon2,911
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(m)1Uncommon6,789
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(m)1Uncommon6,311
Adamant platelegsAdamant platelegs1Uncommon8,325
Rune maceRune mace1Rare7,165
Off-hand rune maceOff-hand rune mace1Rare7,202
Rune full helmRune full helm1Rare20,892
Wine of ZamorakWine of Zamorak1Rare12,222
Rare drop tableRare drop table1Very rareNot sold

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Ferocious ring (5)Ferocious ring(m)1Uncommon[1]Not sold
Sealed clue scroll (hard)Sealed clue scroll (hard)(m)1RareNot sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy(m)1Very rareNot sold
  1. ^ Only in Kuradal's Dungeon.

Rare drop table drops

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 sapphire1Common633
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,050
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,272
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,892
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare130,140–159,060
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common8,764
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common10,331
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,996
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare539,820–659,780
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,087
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare34,028
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare503,100–614,900
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare915
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,042
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon57,959
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common12,882–15,618
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,004,535–1,227,765
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,254
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,853
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare135,135–170,478
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare8,580–10,824
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare8,275–11,585
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common52,650–64,350
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon316,350–386,650
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon20,196–24,354
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare478,980–585,420
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon20,200–111,100
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common36,450–44,550
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon42,480–51,920
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common15,974–18,256
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare154,035–188,265
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare77,130–94,270
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common5,682
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare85,230–104,170
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon489,780–598,620
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon123,480–150,920
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon104,130–127,270
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon119,835–146,465
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon18,774–21,456
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon10,192–11,648
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon216,436
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare571,980
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common47,700–58,300
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common16,830–20,570
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon180,450–220,550
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,492–13,858
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare114,075–139,425
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon13,410–16,390
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare233,550–285,450
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon13,399
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*104,168
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,747,789,117
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 rare7,385

Different appearance

Trivia

  • Before they were given a graphical update on 28 January 2013, they had heads which resembled that of a horse, or the old head of all the dragons, as well as long thin limbs, fangs, and a solid red skin tone. One variant of demon was purple and sported a different examine text of "Big, purple, and incredibly evil." This variant was changed to red along with its examine during the graphical rework.
  • On 4 February 2014 the greater demon underwent a drop table rework which resulted in them dropping more valuable and useful items.
  • They are the fifth highest-levelled and second most accurate free-to-play monster, and have the third highest maximum hit for a free-to-play monster, excluding revenants, Quest monsters, or Dungeoneering monsters. In accuracy and maximum damage per hit, they were surpassed by the level 85 skeletons from the Stronghold of Security in 2006, and then by the hellhound in 2009.
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