Dust devil

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This article is about the slayer monster. For the superior variant, see Choke devil.
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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. Dust devils cannot be assigned as a Slayer task until starting Desert Treasure.[1]

Location[edit | edit source]

  • 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 must have the facemask or Slayer helmet equipped, 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.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Players need at least level 65 Slayer to fight these creatures. Protective headgear is also required to fight them; if players don't wear a facemask, slayer helmet or slayer helmet (i), dust devils will deal 16 damage with each hit instead of 8 (10 in the catacombs). In addition, players will not be able to damage dust devils, as a single attack from them, even under the effect of Protect from Melee, will reduce Attack, Strength, Ranged, and Magic to 0 whilst halving a player's prayer points and defence level.

An effective method to kill dust devils in the Catacombs of Kourend is to use Ice Burst or Ice Barrage. 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/Barrage. Since the dust devils have very little Magic defence, magical accuracy doesn't matter much, and players may choose to use equipment with high Prayer bonus to save Prayer potion doses, though you will want to keep your magic attack bonus higher than about -20. Equipment that increases magic strength, such as a Tormented bracelet, Ancestral robes, Imbued god cape, and Occult necklace are still worth bringing for their ability to increase your max hit. Additionally, having a bonecrusher helps in this regard since burying bones inside the Catacombs of Kourend also restores Prayer points.

A good healing strategy for non-overhead prayer users 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 4 Ugthanki kebab drop. Another way to heal is to bring full Guthans and heal on the Moss Giants in the room located to the west of them, this method is only used for the catacombs as you do need to wear the proper protection to slay them.

If using Magic or Ranged in the Smoke Dungeon, some of the lava pits can be used as safespots. One of them is the lava pit located northwest of the door leading to the burnt chest.

A safe spot in the Catacombs, just south of the Warped Jellies.

Drops[edit | edit source]

Drop rates estimated based on 784,134 kills from the Old School RuneScape Wiki drop log project, unless otherwise cited.

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Bones.png: Dust devil drops Bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Bones1Always460

Uniques[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Dust battlestaff.png: Dust devil drops Dust battlestaff with rarity 1/4,000 in quantity 1Dust battlestaff11/4,000[2]19,6639,300
Dragon chainbody.png: Dust devil drops Dragon chainbody with rarity 1/32,768 in quantity 1Dragon chainbody11/32,768708,427150,000

Weapons and Armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Rune arrow.png: Dust devil drops Rune arrow with rarity 5/128 in quantity 12Rune arrow125/1281,0082,880
Adamant axe.png: Dust devil drops Adamant axe with rarity 3/128 in quantity 1Adamant axe13/128689768
Rune dagger.png: Dust devil drops Rune dagger with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Rune dagger12/1284,4124,800
Red d'hide vamb.png: Dust devil drops Red d'hide vamb with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Red d'hide vamb12/1281,8382,160
Black d'hide vamb.png: Dust devil drops Black d'hide vamb with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Black d'hide vamb11/1282,3732,592
Air battlestaff.png: Dust devil drops Air battlestaff with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Air battlestaff12/1289,0109,300
Earth battlestaff.png: Dust devil drops Earth battlestaff with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Earth battlestaff12/1289,0199,300
Mystic air staff.png: Dust devil drops Mystic air staff with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Mystic air staff11/12825,22225,500
Mystic earth staff.png: Dust devil drops Mystic earth staff with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Mystic earth staff11/12825,25825,500
Dragon dagger.png: Dust devil drops Dragon dagger with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Dragon dagger11/12817,48918,000

Runes[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Dust rune.png: Dust devil drops Dust rune with rarity 10/128 in quantity 200Dust rune20010/1288002,400
Earth rune.png: Dust devil drops Earth rune with rarity 10/128 in quantity 300Earth rune30010/1281,200600
Fire rune.png: Dust devil drops Fire rune with rarity 10/128 in quantity 300Fire rune30010/1281,200600
Fire rune.png: Dust devil drops Fire rune with rarity 1/128 in quantity 50Fire rune501/128200100
Chaos rune.png: Dust devil drops Chaos rune with rarity 7/128 in quantity 80Chaos rune807/1286,6404,320
Soul rune.png: Dust devil drops Soul rune with rarity 4/128 in quantity 20Soul rune204/1282,9403,600
Soul rune.png: Dust devil drops Soul rune with rarity 1/128 in quantity 50Soul rune501/1287,3509,000

Herbs[edit | edit source]

There is a 8/128 chance of rolling the herb drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Grimy guam leaf.png: Dust devil drops Grimy guam leaf with rarity 1/64 in quantity 1Grimy guam leaf11/64197
Grimy marrentill.png: Dust devil drops Grimy marrentill with rarity 1/85.3 in quantity 1Grimy marrentill11/85.3238
Grimy tarromin.png: Dust devil drops Grimy tarromin with rarity 1/113.8 in quantity 1Grimy tarromin11/113.81509
Grimy harralander.png: Dust devil drops Grimy harralander with rarity 1/146.3 in quantity 1Grimy harralander11/146.37229
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Dust devil drops Grimy ranarr weed with rarity 1/186.2 in quantity 1Grimy ranarr weed11/186.27,74918
Grimy irit leaf.png: Dust devil drops Grimy irit leaf with rarity 1/256 in quantity 1Grimy irit leaf11/25682610
Grimy avantoe.png: Dust devil drops Grimy avantoe with rarity 1/341.3 in quantity 1Grimy avantoe11/341.32,07310
Grimy kwuarm.png: Dust devil drops Grimy kwuarm with rarity 1/409.6 in quantity 1Grimy kwuarm11/409.61,21212
Grimy cadantine.png: Dust devil drops Grimy cadantine with rarity 1/512 in quantity 1Grimy cadantine11/5121,61613
Grimy lantadyme.png: Dust devil drops Grimy lantadyme with rarity 1/682.7 in quantity 1Grimy lantadyme11/682.71,65813
Grimy dwarf weed.png: Dust devil drops Grimy dwarf weed with rarity 1/682.7 in quantity 1Grimy dwarf weed11/682.754714

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_1000.png: Dust devil drops Coins with rarity 32/128 in quantity 2000-4000Coins2,000–4,00032/1282,000-4,0002,000-4,000
Ugthanki kebab.png: Dust devil drops Ugthanki kebab with rarity 2/128 in quantity 4Ugthanki kebab42/1282,48848
Mithril bar.png: Dust devil drops Mithril bar with rarity 3/128 in quantity 10 (noted)Mithril bar10 (noted)3/1286,6701,800
Adamantite bar.png: Dust devil drops Adamantite bar with rarity 1/128 in quantity 4 (noted)Adamantite bar(noted)1/1288,0281,536

Gem drop table[edit | edit source]

There is a 8/128 chance of rolling the gem drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Uncut sapphire.png: Dust devil drops Uncut sapphire with rarity 1/64 in quantity 1Uncut sapphire11/64; 1/32.5[d 1]53215
Uncut emerald.png: Dust devil drops Uncut emerald with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Uncut emerald11/128; 1/65[d 1]70830
Uncut ruby.png: Dust devil drops Uncut ruby with rarity 1/256 in quantity 1Uncut ruby11/256; 1/130[d 1]1,40660
Nature talisman.png: Dust devil drops Nature talisman with rarity 1/682.67 in quantity 1Nature talisman11/682.67; 1/346.67[d 1]7072
Uncut diamond.png: Dust devil drops Uncut diamond with rarity 1/1,024 in quantity 1Uncut diamond11/1,024; 1/520[d 1]3,002120
Loop half of key.png: Dust devil drops Loop half of key with rarity 1/2,048 in quantity 1Loop half of key11/2,048; 1/1,040[d 1]10,34260
Tooth half of key.png: Dust devil drops Tooth half of key with rarity 1/2,048 in quantity 1Tooth half of key11/2,048; 1/1,040[d 1]10,20660
Rune javelin.png: Dust devil drops Rune javelin with rarity 1/2,048 in quantity 5Rune javelin51/2,048; 1/1,040[d 1]8551,200
Rune spear.png: Dust devil drops Rune spear with rarity 1/32,768 in quantity 1Rune spear11/32,768; 1/1,950[d 1][d 2]12,01612,480
Shield left half.png: Dust devil drops Shield left half with rarity 1/65,536 in quantity 1Shield left half11/65,536; 1/3,900[d 1][d 2]65,79366,000
Dragon spear.png: Dust devil drops Dragon spear with rarity 1/87,381.33 in quantity 1Dragon spear11/87,381.33; 1/5,200[d 1][d 2]38,09337,440
  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 The drop rate of this item is increased when wearing a Ring of wealth.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Rune spear, Shield left half and Dragon spear will only be dropped if Legend's Quest has been started, or else a talisman will be dropped as a replacement.

Tertiary[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Brimstone key.png: Dust devil drops Brimstone key with rarity 1/109.8 in quantity 1Brimstone key11/109.8; 1/98[d 1]Not soldN/A
Ancient shard.png: Dust devil drops Ancient shard with rarity 1/246.66 in quantity 1Ancient shard11/246.66[d 2]Not sold122
Dark totem base.png: Dust devil drops Dark totem base with rarity 1/370 in quantity 1Dark totem base11/370[d 2]Not sold123
Dark totem middle.png: Dust devil drops Dark totem middle with rarity 1/370 in quantity 1Dark totem middle11/370[d 2]Not sold123
Dark totem top.png: Dust devil drops Dark totem top with rarity 1/370 in quantity 1Dark totem top11/370[d 2]Not sold123
  1. Only dropped if killed on a slayer assignment given by Konar quo Maten. There is a 1/109.8 chance of obtaining this item from the level 93 dust devils, and a 1/98 chance from the level 110 dust devil.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Only dropped by those found within the Catacombs of Kourend.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
15 September 2016
(update | poll)
The drop table was improved to include more valuable drops.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 1 Oct 2017. Mod Ash: "I think all three of the checks you list are still in effect on the creatures in question. Reducing requirements tends not to be popular."
  2. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 28 March 2019. Mod Ash: "No, it's 1/4k. Cheers."