|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 66
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Rune arrow 12 Common 1,116 Adamant axe 1 Uncommon 650 Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,592 Red d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon 2,020 Black d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon 2,584 Air battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,075 Earth battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,116 Mystic air staff 1 Rare 28,129 Mystic earth staff 1 Rare 28,014 Dragon dagger 1 Rare (1/128) 19,452 Dust battlestaff 1 Very rare (1/4,000) 57,577 Dragon chainbody 1 Very rare (1/32,768) 924,768
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Dust rune 200 Common 600 Earth rune 300 Common 1,200 Fire rune 50; 300 Common 250–1,500 Chaos rune 80 Uncommon 8,000 Soul rune 20; 50 Uncommon 2,840–7,100
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 8 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 17 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 101 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 460 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 6,650 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,192 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,199 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 2,344 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,641 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,720 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 955
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 2,000–4,000 Common Not sold Ugthanki kebab 4 Uncommon 3,632 Mithril bar 10 (noted) Uncommon 7,750 Adamantite bar 4 (noted) Rare 9,256 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 1,621 Loop half of key 1 Common 8,599 Tooth half of key 1 Common 16,764 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,059 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,013 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,254 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 287 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 16,683 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,569 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,781 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 27,375 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 40,856 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,931 Rune javelin 5 Rare 630 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,500 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,240 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 25,064 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,250 Rune arrow 42 Rare 3,906 Law rune 45 Rare 7,695 Death rune 45 Rare 14,085 Dragonstone 1 Rare 16,819 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,470 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 61,904 Shield left half 1 Very rare 74,635 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 41,368
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