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Dust Devil
Dust Devil
Release date 18 April 2005 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat 93
Hit points 105
Slayer level 65
Slayer XP 105
Aggressive No
Poisonous No
Immune to poison? No
Attack style Melee
Attack speed Monster attack speed 6
Max hit 8
Weakness Ranged, Stab
Always drops Bones
The vacuumed face of evil.
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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.

Killing a dust devil grants 420 experience in the attack style that the player is training, as well as 139.7 Hitpoints experience.


  • 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.

Players need at least level 65 Slayer to fight these creatures. The protective headgear is also required just to survive in the Smoke Dungeon, which is the dust devil's only habitat.

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.



Item Quantity Rarity
Bones Bones 1 1; Always

Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity
Steel axe Steel axe 1 2; Common
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 12 2; Common
Rune dagger Rune dagger 1 3; Uncommon
Red d'hide vamb Red d'hide vamb 1 3; Uncommon
Earth battlestaff Earth battlestaff 1 4; Rare
Dragon chainbody Dragon chainbody 1 5; Very rare (1/32,768)


Item Quantity Rarity
Fire rune Fire rune 15; 37; 150 2; Common
Chaos rune Chaos rune 5 3; Uncommon
Soul rune Soul rune 2; 5 3; Uncommon


Item Quantity Rarity
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 2; Common
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 2; Common
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 2; Common
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 3; Uncommon
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 3; Uncommon
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 3; Uncommon
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 3; Uncommon
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 3; Uncommon
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 4; Rare
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 4; Rare
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 4; Rare


Item Quantity Rarity
Coins 100 Coins 15; 25; 50; 60; 300 2; Common
Ugthanki kebab Ugthanki kebab 1; 2 3; Uncommon
Mithril bar Mithril bar 1 3; Uncommon

Rare drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster also has access to the rare drop table.

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Item Quantity Rarity
Coins 100 Coins 3,000 2; Common
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2; Common
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 2; Common
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 2; Common
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 3; Uncommon
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 3; Uncommon
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3; Uncommon
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3; Uncommon
Nature rune Nature rune 67 3; Uncommon
Runite bar Runite bar 1 3; Uncommon
Rune spear Rune spear 1 4; Rare
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4; Rare
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 4; Rare
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 4; Rare
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4; Rare
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4; Rare
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 4; Rare
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 4; Rare
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 4; Rare
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 4; Rare
Law rune Law rune 45 4; Rare
Death rune Death rune 45 4; Rare
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4; Rare
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 4; Rare
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 4; Rare
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5; Very rare
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5; Very rare

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