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Dust devil
Dust devil
Release date 18 April 2005 (Update)
Members? Yes
Always drops Bones
The vacuumed face of evil.
Combat info
Combat level 93
Hitpoints 105
Aggressive No
Poisonous No
Max hit 8
Weakness Magic
Attack Styles
Slayer-icon Slayer info
Slayer level 65
Slayer XP 105
Category Dust Devil
Assigned by
Vannaka chatheadChaeldar chatheadNieve chatheadDuradel chathead
Combat-icon Combat stats
Attack-icon Strength-icon Defence-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
105 70 40 1 1
Attack-icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Defence-icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Other bonuses Immunities
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon Attack-icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+0 +0 +0 No No
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6
Dust devil icon

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.

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.

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 Bones 1 Always 58

Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steel axe Steel axe 1 Common 30
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 12 Common 1,548
Rune dagger Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,597
Red d'hide vamb Red d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon 1,991
Earth battlestaff Earth battlestaff 1 Rare 9,111
Dragon chainbody Dragon chainbody 1 Very rare(1/32,768) 1,440,840


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Fire rune Fire rune 15; 37; 150 Common 75–750
Chaos rune Chaos rune 5 Uncommon 495
Soul rune Soul rune 2; 5 Uncommon 476–1,190


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 13
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 14
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 53
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 481
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 8,814
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,118
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,799
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 2,621
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,829
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,546
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 1,602


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 15; 25; 50; 60; 300 Common Not sold
Ugthanki kebab Ugthanki kebab 1; 2 Uncommon 1,004–2,008
Mithril bar 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.

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,599
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 9,439
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 28,431
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,736
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,027
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 504
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 171
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 20,301
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,957
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,715
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 26,576
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 39,634
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,924
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Rare 1,315
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 10,900
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,220
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,688
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,700
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Rare 5,418
Law rune Law rune 45 Rare 10,485
Death rune Death rune 45 Rare 13,275
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Rare 28,353
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 35,517
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 62,933
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 74,221
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 83,182

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