|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 or a slayer helmet 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 Aberrant 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.
An effective yet cost-efficent way to kill dust devils in the Catacombs of Kourend is to use Ice Burst. Turn on Protect from Melee, then attack the dust devils with a fast ranged weapon (such as darts or toxic blowpipe) to get them aggressive towards you. Run to a side which has two corners adjacent to each other and run back and forth between the two corners so that the dust devils clump into a small area. Switch to magic attack and use Ice Burst. Since the dust devils have very little Magic defence and therefore magical accuracy doesn't matter much, players may choose to use equipment with high Prayer bonus to save Prayer potion doses. Additionally, having a bonecrusher helps in this regard since burying bones inside the Catacombs of Kourend also restores Prayer points.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Bones 1 Always 70
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Rune arrow 12 Common 1,332 Adamant axe 1 Uncommon 706 Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,592 Red d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon 2,005 Black d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon 2,741 Air battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,092 Earth battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,090 Mystic air staff 1 Rare 25,195 Mystic earth staff 1 Rare 25,252 Dragon dagger 1 Rare (1/128) 17,892 Dust battlestaff 1 Very rare (1/4,000) 46,116 Dragon chainbody 1 Very rare (1/32,768) 908,590
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Dust rune 200 Common 400 Earth rune 300 Common 1,500 Fire rune 50; 300 Common 250–1,500 Chaos rune 80 Uncommon 8,080 Soul rune 20; 50 Uncommon 2,800–7,000
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 9 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 14 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 103 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 485 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,436 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 920 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,179 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,918 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,168 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,722 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 871
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 2,000–4,000 Common Not sold Ugthanki kebab 4 Uncommon (1/64) 3,360 Mithril bar 10 (noted) Uncommon 8,200 Adamantite bar 4 (noted) Rare 8,876 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 1,424 Loop half of key 1 Common 10,231 Tooth half of key 1 Common 15,868 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 835 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,788 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,022 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 474 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 15,276 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,545 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,093 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,728 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 38,069 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,692 Rune javelin 5 Rare 570 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,800 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,380 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 22,686 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,400 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,662 Law rune 45 Rare 8,595 Death rune 45 Rare 16,380 Dragonstone 1 Rare 16,766 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,805 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,412 Shield left half 1 Very rare 69,990 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,663
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