|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 70
Weapons and armourEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Steel axe 1 Common 34 Rune arrow 12 Common 1,692 Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,614 Red d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon 1,986 Earth battlestaff 1 Rare 9,179 Dragon chainbody 1 Very rare(1/32,768) 1,746,543
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Fire rune 15; 37; 150 Common 75–750 Chaos rune 5 Uncommon 510 Soul rune 2; 5 Uncommon 392–980
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 15 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 16 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 68 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 530 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 8,381 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,209 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,306 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 2,717 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 2,106 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,652 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 1,672
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 15; 25; 50; 60; 300 Common Not sold Ugthanki kebab 1; 2 Uncommon 1,012–2,024 Mithril bar 1 Uncommon 1,239
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 1,628 Loop half of key 1 Common 8,697 Tooth half of key 1 Common 31,868 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,917 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,069 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 783 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 305 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 21,306 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,928 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,551 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 26,896 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 41,825 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 4,195 Rune javelin 5 Rare 3,405 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 9,900 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 3,200 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,202 Steel arrow 150 Rare 6,000 Rune arrow 42 Rare 5,922 Law rune 45 Rare 11,610 Death rune 45 Rare 14,085 Dragonstone 1 Rare 31,301 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,048 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 62,939 Shield left half 1 Very rare 71,575 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 81,510
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