|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 53
Weapons and armourEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Steel axe 1 Common 20 Rune arrow 12 Common 1,572 Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,606 Red d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon 1,927 Earth battlestaff 1 Rare 9,147 Dragon chainbody 1 Very rare (1/32,768) 1,319,705
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Fire rune 15; 37; 150 Common 60–600 Chaos rune 5 Uncommon 510 Soul rune 2; 5 Uncommon 418–1,045
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 13 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 10 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 60 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 549 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 9,144 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,289 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 3,166 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 2,766 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,813 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,932 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 1,737
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 15; 25; 50; 60; 300 Common Not sold Ugthanki kebab 1; 2 Uncommon 1,044–2,088 Mithril bar 1 Uncommon 1,202 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 1,633 Loop half of key 1 Common 9,167 Tooth half of key 1 Common 30,649 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 2,300 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,297 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 359 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 178 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 19,966 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,273 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,288 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 26,744 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 40,053 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 4,067 Rune javelin 5 Rare 550 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 11,300 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 780 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,757 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,250 Rune arrow 42 Rare 5,502 Law rune 45 Rare 12,375 Death rune 45 Rare 13,590 Dragonstone 1 Rare 30,888 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 35,690 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 61,082 Shield left half 1 Very rare 73,871 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 52,330
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|Catacombs of Kourend|
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