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The Thermonuclear smoke devil is a boss variant of the normal Smoke devil, requiring 93 Slayer to kill. As it is also in the Stronghold Slayer Cave, they can only be killed when given a smoke devil task. It is not as popular as the Kraken, as its common drops are less valuable, but it is still killed for those seeking the Smoke battlestaff or pet smoke devil.

How to get thereEdit

Stronghold Slayer Cave map

Follow the path to the Fire giant area. There will be a crevice in the first fire giant room to the side, which leads to the smoke devils. Upon entering, toggle the smoke off (to see clearer) and run northwest from the smoke devil chamber to find another crevice leading to the boss' chamber.




StrategyEdit

The Thermonuclear smoke devil only attacks with magical ranged, so bringing ranged armour such as Karil's will help reduce the accuracy of the boss' hits. It deals the least amount of damage out of all the slayer bosses with a max hit of 8, but it compensates for its low max hit with an extremely fast attack speed of 8 (1.2) ticks and very high accuracy.

Like their dust cousins, a Face mask or equivalent (slayer helmet) is required, as failure to do so will result in the Thermonuclear smoke devil dealing rapid damage and draining the player's stats, and the smoke environment will damage the player.

As a demi-boss, the Thermonuclear smoke devil does not have any special attacks. The most effective method to kill it is by attacking it once, then moving under until you are ready to attack again. This prevents the smoke devil from attacking and will save a good amount of food.

With magic, one can cast their best ice spell on the Thermonuclear smoke devil and farcast it with the "Long range" option on the Trident of the seas or swamp. Alternatively, the six smaller smoke devils in the chamber can also be attacked and stacked with the boss itself for blood burst/blood barrage. This does require a bit more attention since all seven smoke devils need to be stacked on top of each other to get the most out of your blood spells.

Much like the Kraken, Protect from Ranged will not reduce or block the accuracy of the Thermonuclear smoke devil's attacks.

The Thermonuclear smoke devil is weak to melee attacks, specifically slash. While it is relatively weak to all forms of melee, its lowest defence is in slash (+4 slash, +9 crush, +11 stab); however, it does have a high defence level of 360. Magic can also be used, despite its magic defence of +800, since it only has 1 Magic. Ranging is not recommended due to its high defence and ranged defence bonus (+900 ranged defence).

After finishing your trip, either use a Ring of dueling and teleport to Clan Wars, or to your house if you have an Ornate rejuvenation pool and restock on supplies.

Recommended GearEdit

The normal setup is used to fight the Thermonuclear smoke devil at a reasonable kill rate with minimum input put into supplies.


Slayer helmet
Fire cape
Amulet of torture
Ammo slot
Abyssal tentacle
Karil&#039;s leathertop
Dragon defender
Karil&#039;s leatherskirt
Barrows gloves
Primordial boots
Berserker ring (i)
Melee Gear

Skills:

  • 90+ Multicombat
  • 93+ Slayer-icon
  • 90+ Hitpoints-icon
Equipment
Slot Most effective -> Least effective
Head slot Slayer helmet (i) Slayer helmet Facemask
Neck slot Amulet of torture Amulet of fury Amulet of glory
Torso slot Karils leathertop Black d'hide body N/A
Legs slot Karils leatherskirt Black d'hide chaps N/A
Boots slot Primordial boots Dragon boots Rune boots
Cape slot Fire cape Ardougne cloak 4 Obsidian cape
Shield slot Dragon defender N/A N/A
Gloves slot Barrows gloves Combat bracelet N/A
Ring slot Berserker ring (i) Berserker ring Warrior ring (i)
Weapon slot Abyssal tentacle Abyssal whip Godswords


Saradomin godsword
Super attack(4)
Super strength(4)
Prayer potion(4)
Prayer potion(4)
Prayer potion(4)
Prayer potion(4)
Shark
Shark
Shark
Shark
Shark
Shark
Shark
Shark
Shark
Shark
Shark
Shark
Shark
Shark
Shark
Shark
Shark
Shark
Shark
Shark
Teleport to house


Inventory:

Since the Thermonuclear smoke devil is incapable of dealing hits over 9 damage, another way to kill the boss for a longer trip (but at a higher supply cost) involves the Redemption prayer, which will heal you when you fall below 10% of your maximum hitpoints. Since the boss has a max hit of 8, you will need at least 90+ Hitpoints, or you risk the possibility of getting killed rather then having Redemption activate instead.


Slayer helmet
Fire cape
Amulet of torture
Ammo slot
Abyssal tentacle
Armadyl chestplate
Dragon defender
Armadyl chainskirt
Barrows gloves
Primordial boots
Berserker ring (i)
Melee Gear

Skills:

  • 93+ Slayer-icon
  • 90+ Multicombat
  • 90+ Hitpoints-icon
Equipment
Slot Most effective -> Least effective
Head slot Slayer helmet (i) Slayer helmet Facemask
Neck slot Amulet of torture Amulet of fury Amulet of glory
Torso slot Armadyl chestplate Karils leathertop Black d'hide body
Legs slot Armadyl chainskirt Karils leatherskirt Black d'hide chaps
Boots slot Primordial boots Dragon boots Rune boots
Cape slot Fire cape Ardougne cloak 4 Obsidian cape
Shield slot Dragon defender N/A N/A
Gloves slot Barrows gloves Combat bracelet N/A
Ring slot Berserker ring (i) Berserker ring Warrior ring (i)
Weapon slot Abyssal tentacle Abyssal whip Godswords


Saradomin godsword
Super attack(4)
Super strength(4)
Prayer potion(4)
Prayer potion(4)
Prayer potion(4)
Prayer potion(4)
Prayer potion(4)
Prayer potion(4)
Prayer potion(4)
Prayer potion(4)
Prayer potion(4)
Prayer potion(4)
Prayer potion(4)
Prayer potion(4)
Prayer potion(4)
Prayer potion(4)
Prayer potion(4)
Prayer potion(4)
Prayer potion(4)
Prayer potion(4)
Prayer potion(4)
Prayer potion(4)
Prayer potion(4)
Prayer potion(4)
Prayer potion(4)
Prayer potion(4)
Teleport to house


Inventory:

  • Saradomin godsword (use a dragon or crystal halberd if you cannot afford it)
  • 1 Super strength and attack potion
  • Emergency teleport (to escape)
  • Rest of inventory spaces to be filled with prayer potions (you may want to leave 2-3 slots empty for picking up items)

Magic is another way to fight the Thermonuclear smoke devil. Despite its magic defence of +800, its Magic level of 1 means that much like Karil the Tainted and the Crazy archaeologist, its magic defence is very poor. Since magic robes can result in a lot of damage due to its magical ranged attack, farcasting is recommended to reduce the amount of damage you will take fighting the boss.

Slayer helmet
Zamorak cape
Occult necklace
Ammo slot
Trident of the swamp
Ahrim&#039;s robetop
Malediction ward
Ahrim&#039;s robeskirt
Tormented bracelet
Eternal boots
Seers ring (i)
Magic Gear

Skills:

  • 94+ Magic-icon
  • 93+ Slayer-icon
  • 90+ Hitpoints-icon
Equipment
Slot Most effective -> Least effective
Head slot Slayer helmet (i) Slayer helmet Facemask
Neck slot Occult necklace Amulet of fury Amulet of glory
Torso slot Ahrim's robetop N/A N/A
Legs slot Ahrim's robeskirt N/A N/A
Boots slot Eternal boots Infinity boots Wizard boots
Cape slot Zamorak cape N/A N/A
Shield slot Malediction ward Book of darkness N/A
Gloves slot Tormented bracelet Barrows gloves Combat bracelet
Ring slot Seers ring (i) Seers ring N/A
Weapon slot Trident of the swamp Trident of the seas N/A


Saradomin godsword
Imbued heart
Prayer potion(4)
Prayer potion(4)
Prayer potion(4)
Prayer potion(4)
Prayer potion(4)
Rune pouch
Shark
Shark
Shark
Shark
Shark
Shark
Shark
Shark
Shark
Shark
Shark
Shark
Shark
Shark
Shark
Shark
Shark
Shark
Shark
Teleport to house


Inventory:

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