|Release date||18 April 2005 (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. Its vulnerability to ranged attacks and very good drops make it an excellent monster to train on.
Its melee attacks are not magic-based, so it is not recommended to bring dragon hide or other magic defence armour. It is most commonly killed for Slayer assignments.
- 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.
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.
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 58
Weapons and armourEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Steel axe 1 Common 30 Rune arrow 12 Common 1,548 Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,597 Red d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon 1,991 Earth battlestaff 1 Rare 9,111 Dragon chainbody 1 Very rare(1/32,768) 1,440,840
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Fire rune 15; 37; 150 Common 75–750 Chaos rune 5 Uncommon 495 Soul rune 2; 5 Uncommon 476–1,190
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 13 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 14 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 53 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 481 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 8,814 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,118 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,799 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 2,621 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,829 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,546 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 1,602
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 15; 25; 50; 60; 300 Common Not sold Ugthanki kebab 1; 2 Uncommon 1,004–2,008 Mithril bar 1 Uncommon 1,112
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 1,599 Loop half of key 1 Common 9,439 Tooth half of key 1 Common 28,431 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,736 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,027 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 504 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 171 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 20,301 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,957 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,715 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 26,576 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 39,634 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,924 Rune javelin 5 Rare 1,315 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 10,900 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,220 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,688 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,700 Rune arrow 42 Rare 5,418 Law rune 45 Rare 10,485 Death rune 45 Rare 13,275 Dragonstone 1 Rare 28,353 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 35,517 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 62,933 Shield left half 1 Very rare 74,221 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 83,182
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