|Release date||18 April 2005 (Update)|
|The vacuumed face of evil.|
|Release date||9 June 2016 (Update)|
|The vacuumed face of evil.|
A dust devil is a Slayer monster that requires level 65 Slayer to kill. They are located in the Smoke Dungeon. The use of a face mask is required to fight Dust Devils as they use clouds of dust, sand, ash, and whatever else they can inhale to blind and disorient their victims.
The dust devil attacks with Melee, so bring the best Armour you have.
- Smoke Dungeon - Found in the western part of the dungeon. You will also need to have started the Desert Treasure Quest (and do it up to the point where you make and look into the mirrors) to gain access to the well. The entire time you are in the Smoke Dungeon, you will need the face mask (or a Slayer helm) on, or you will die very quickly.
- Catacombs of Kourend - stronger Dust devils can be found here; having a combat level of 110 with 130 hitpoints and a higher max hit.
If you don't wear a facemask, slayer helmet or slayer helmet (i), you will not be able to damage dust devils. Along with this effect, your prayer points will be rapidly drained to zero, whilst the dust devil hits constant 14's on you. Dust devils are vulnerable to Ranged and stab attacks. They attack with melee at close range. Their dusty, gritty attack, even if it causes no damage to hitpoints, has the special effect of greatly reducing an unprotected player's combat skill levels. A single attack can reduce Attack, Strength, Ranged, and Magic to 0 whilst halving a player's prayer points. However, a facemask, Slayer helmet or slayer helmet (i) can completely neutralize the dust devil's deadly special effect.
Players need at least level 65 Slayer to fight these creatures. The protective headgear is also required to fight them.
A good healing strategy is to use the spell Bones to Peaches to maximise one's stay. Players with 80+ defence and a Saradomin godsword shouldn't need much more than 5 sharks for a slayer task. However, those with high Defence and good defensive armour may not require any food, especially due to the occasional 1-2 Ugthanki kebab drop.
If using range or magic, there is a safespot on a certain square just to the east of the lava pit located north-west of the entrance to the room with the burnt chest. This safespot only works if the player stands on exactly the correct square. To get to it, the player can position him/herself at the southernmost tip of the lava pit and then walk two squares east and two squares north. This spot can be used to safely kill the two Dust Devils spawning to the north-east on the safespot.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Bones 1 Always 54
Weapons and armourEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Steel axe 1 Common 24 Rune arrow 12 Common 1,548 Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,635 Red d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon 1,991 Earth battlestaff 1 Rare 9,182 Dragon chainbody 1 Very rare (1/32,768) 1,843,045
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Fire rune 15; 37; 150 Common 75–750 Chaos rune 5 Uncommon 505 Soul rune 2; 5 Uncommon 440–1,100
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 12 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 9 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 62 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 587 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 9,224 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,389 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 3,111 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 2,944 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,666 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,927 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 1,895
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 15; 25; 50; 60; 300 Common Not sold Ugthanki kebab 1; 2 Uncommon 1,289–2,578 Mithril bar 1 Uncommon 1,214 Ancient shard 1 Rare (1/185) Not sold Dark totem base 1 Rare (1/370) Not sold Dark totem middle 1 Rare (1/370) Not sold Dark totem top 1 Rare (1/370) Not sold
Rare drop table
In addition to the drops above, this monster also has access to the rare drop table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 3,000 Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,580 Loop half of key 1 Common 8,750 Tooth half of key 1 Common 29,577 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 2,817 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,321 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 540 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 276 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 20,502 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,453 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,477 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 26,786 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 40,856 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 4,368 Rune javelin 5 Rare 635 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 10,700 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 760 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,924 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,550 Rune arrow 42 Rare 5,418 Law rune 45 Rare 12,330 Death rune 45 Rare 13,725 Dragonstone 1 Rare 27,966 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 35,648 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 62,524 Shield left half 1 Very rare 74,743 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 43,863
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|Catacombs of Kourend|
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