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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 ashes1Always433

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 guam1Common582
Pure essencePure essence55–66 (noted)Common1,430–1,716
Iron oreIron ore(noted)Common726
Gold oreGold ore(noted)Common1,564
Yew logsYew logs(noted)Common1,050
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon1,958
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon105
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(m)1Uncommon471
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Uncommon1,724
Grimy iritGrimy irit(m)1Uncommon4,011
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(m)1Uncommon894
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(m)1Uncommon7,994
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(m)1Uncommon2,806
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(m)1Uncommon6,719
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(m)1Uncommon6,276
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 Zamorak1Rare11,758
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 sapphire1Common615
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,019
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,224
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,849
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare128,205–156,695
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common8,888
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common10,378
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,083
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare543,735–664,565
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,966
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare33,695
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare503,100–614,900
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare900
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare62,942
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon57,542
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common12,543–15,207
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,004,535–1,227,765
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,254
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,853
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare137,735–173,758
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare8,970–11,316
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare8,450–11,830
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common55,485–67,815
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon325,575–397,925
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon21,080–25,420
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare466,740–570,460
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon20,000–110,000
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common35,190–43,010
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon42,480–51,920
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common15,862–18,128
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare152,955–186,945
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare79,470–97,130
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common5,535
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare83,025–101,475
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon506,070–618,530
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon121,770–148,830
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon108,045–132,055
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon125,190–153,010
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon19,558–22,352
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon10,640–12,160
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon222,376
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare602,090
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common48,150–58,850
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common16,155–19,745
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon182,700–223,300
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,900–14,350
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare118,125–144,375
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon13,365–16,335
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare227,340–277,860
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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