|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 and the Catacombs of Kourend. The use of a facemask 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.
- 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 facemask (or a slayer helmet) 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. A facemask is still required and if not worn your stats will get reduced similar to Abberrant Spectres when a nosepeg is not worn.
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 14s on you. 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 neutralise 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 1-4 Ugthanki kebab drop.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Bones 1 Always 64
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Rune arrow 12 Common 1,260 Adamant axe 1 Uncommon 2,137 Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,619 Red d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon 1,994 Black d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon 2,503 Air battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,116 Earth battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,138 Mystic air staff 1 Rare 27,541 Mystic earth staff 1 Rare 27,773 Dragon dagger 1 Rare (1/128) 19,101 Dust battlestaff 1 Very rare (1/4,000) 79,509 Dragon chainbody 1 Very rare (1/32,768) 1,396,902
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Dust rune 200 Common 600 Earth rune 300 Common 1,500 Fire rune 50; 300 Common 250–1,500 Chaos rune 80 Uncommon 8,000 Soul rune 20; 50 Uncommon 2,820–7,050
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 12 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 16 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 146 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 594 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 6,606 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,517 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,522 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 3,046 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 2,514 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 2,093 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 1,323
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 2,000–4,000 Common Not sold Ugthanki kebab 4 Uncommon 4,328 Mithril bar 10 (noted) Uncommon 8,410 Adamantite bar 4 (noted) Rare 10,032 Ancient shard 1 Rare (1/246.66) 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
- ↑ Twitter - 5 October 2016
- ↑ Twitter - 15 October 2016
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Only dropped by those found within the Catacombs of Kourend.
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 1,671 Loop half of key 1 Common 8,260 Tooth half of key 1 Common 18,895 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,085 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,149 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 688 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 572 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 17,889 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,765 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,759 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 26,661 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 41,506 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 4,007 Rune javelin 5 Rare 475 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 14,800 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 760 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,753 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,410 Law rune 45 Rare 8,280 Death rune 45 Rare 14,805 Dragonstone 1 Rare 17,130 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,293 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 62,159 Shield left half 1 Very rare 73,022 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 41,640
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