|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 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.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Bones 1 Always 73
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Rune arrow 12 Common 1,188 Adamant axe 1 Uncommon 811 Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,604 Red d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon 1,960 Black d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon 2,571 Air battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,101 Earth battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,137 Mystic air staff 1 Rare 28,110 Mystic earth staff 1 Rare 28,057 Dragon dagger 1 Rare (1/128) 19,497 Dust battlestaff 1 Very rare (1/4,000) 37,804 Dragon chainbody 1 Very rare (1/32,768) 849,413
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Dust rune 200 Common 600 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 2,740–6,850
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 8 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 10 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 113 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 485 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,020 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 998 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,115 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,945 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,413 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,962 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 884
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 2,000–4,000 Common Not sold Ugthanki kebab 4 Uncommon (1/64) 3,444 Mithril bar 10 (noted) Uncommon 7,770 Adamantite bar 4 (noted) Rare 9,008 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 1,604 Loop half of key 1 Common 11,418 Tooth half of key 1 Common 15,982 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 937 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,976 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,810 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 226 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 15,946 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,563 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,485 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 27,428 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 40,733 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,872 Rune javelin 5 Rare 580 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,700 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,300 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,963 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,158 Law rune 45 Rare 8,505 Death rune 45 Rare 14,265 Dragonstone 1 Rare 15,955 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,540 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 63,816 Shield left half 1 Very rare 73,636 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 42,575
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