|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 62
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Rune arrow 12 Common 1,128 Adamant axe 1 Uncommon 920 Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,524 Red d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon 1,954 Black d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon 2,502 Air battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,082 Earth battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,071 Mystic air staff 1 Rare 25,013 Mystic earth staff 1 Rare 24,704 Dragon dagger 1 Rare (1/128) 17,553 Dust battlestaff 1 Very rare (1/4,000) 42,219 Dragon chainbody 1 Very rare (1/32,768) 753,226
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 7,600 Soul rune 20; 50 Uncommon 2,860–7,150
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 6 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 17 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 130 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 492 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 8,232 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,124 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,643 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 2,663 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,534 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,927 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 947
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 2,000–4,000 Common Not sold Ugthanki kebab 4 Uncommon (1/64) 3,412 Mithril bar 10 (noted) Uncommon 7,490 Adamantite bar 4 (noted) Rare 9,092 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 1,493 Loop half of key 1 Common 9,093 Tooth half of key 1 Common 17,412 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 907 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,819 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 972 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 364 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 14,204 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,444 Rune spear 1 Rare 11,832 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,385 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 37,842 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,524 Rune javelin 5 Rare 570 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,200 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,460 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 22,495 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,700 Rune arrow 42 Rare 3,948 Law rune 45 Rare 7,875 Death rune 45 Rare 11,655 Dragonstone 1 Rare 15,916 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,218 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 58,763 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,305 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,660
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