|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 72
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Rune arrow 12 Common 1,332 Adamant axe 1 Uncommon 705 Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,598 Red d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon 2,033 Black d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon 2,666 Air battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,100 Earth battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,125 Mystic air staff 1 Rare 26,471 Mystic earth staff 1 Rare 26,783 Dragon dagger 1 Rare (1/128) 18,998 Dust battlestaff 1 Very rare (1/4,000) 50,846 Dragon chainbody 1 Very rare (1/32,768) 936,154
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 8,000 Soul rune 20; 50 Uncommon 2,860–7,150
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 9 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 13 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 114 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 478 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,860 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 923 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,338 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 2,155 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,282 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,726 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 867
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 2,000–4,000 Common Not sold Ugthanki kebab 4 Uncommon (1/64) 3,328 Mithril bar 10 (noted) Uncommon 7,970 Adamantite bar 4 (noted) Rare 8,656 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 1,399 Loop half of key 1 Common 10,359 Tooth half of key 1 Common 15,730 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 817 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,814 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,014 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 502 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 15,075 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,551 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,176 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 25,400 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 39,646 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,622 Rune javelin 5 Rare 570 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,800 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,360 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 23,232 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,550 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,662 Law rune 45 Rare 8,730 Death rune 45 Rare 15,660 Dragonstone 1 Rare 16,751 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 34,297 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 61,068 Shield left half 1 Very rare 71,695 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 41,130
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