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), they will not be able to damage dust devils, as a single attack from them unprotected will reduce Attack, Strength, Ranged, and Magic to 0 whilst halving a player's prayer points and defence level. In addition, if the player is not using protection from melee the dust devil will deal 16 damage with each hit.

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.

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]

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bones.png: Dust devil can drop the item Bones with rarity Always in quantity 1 Bones 1 Always 52

Weapons/Armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune arrow.png: Dust devil can drop the item Rune arrow with rarity Common in quantity 12 Rune arrow 12 Common 1,236
Adamant axe.png: Dust devil can drop the item Adamant axe with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Adamant axe 1 Uncommon 590
Rune dagger.png: Dust devil can drop the item Rune dagger with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,530
Red d'hide vamb.png: Dust devil can drop the item Red d'hide vamb with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Red d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon 1,894
Black d'hide vamb.png: Dust devil can drop the item Black d'hide vamb with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Black d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon 2,432
Air battlestaff.png: Dust devil can drop the item Air battlestaff with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Air battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,038
Earth battlestaff.png: Dust devil can drop the item Earth battlestaff with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Earth battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,042
Mystic air staff.png: Dust devil can drop the item Mystic air staff with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Mystic air staff 1 Rare 25,220
Mystic earth staff.png: Dust devil can drop the item Mystic earth staff with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Mystic earth staff 1 Rare 25,200
Dragon dagger.png: Dust devil can drop the item Dragon dagger with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Dragon dagger 1 Rare (1/128)[2] 17,624
Dust battlestaff.png: Dust devil can drop the item Dust battlestaff with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Dust battlestaff 1 Very rare (1/4,000)[3] 26,248
Dragon chainbody.png: Dust devil can drop the item Dragon chainbody with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Dragon chainbody 1 Very rare (1/32,768) 882,936

Runes[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Dust rune.png: Dust devil can drop the item Dust rune with rarity Common in quantity 200 Dust rune 200 Common 400
Earth rune.png: Dust devil can drop the item Earth rune with rarity Common in quantity 300 Earth rune 300 Common 1,500
Fire rune.png: Dust devil can drop the item Fire rune with rarity Common in quantity 50, 300 Fire rune 50; 300 Common 250–1,500
Chaos rune.png: Dust devil can drop the item Chaos rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 80 Chaos rune 80 Uncommon 7,840
Soul rune.png: Dust devil can drop the item Soul rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 20, 50 Soul rune 20; 50 Uncommon 2,940–7,350

Herbs[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf.png: Dust devil can drop the item Grimy guam leaf with rarity Common in quantity 1 Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 17
Grimy marrentill.png: Dust devil can drop the item Grimy marrentill with rarity Common in quantity 1 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 16
Grimy tarromin.png: Dust devil can drop the item Grimy tarromin with rarity Common in quantity 1 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 159
Grimy avantoe.png: Dust devil can drop the item Grimy avantoe with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,501
Grimy harralander.png: Dust devil can drop the item Grimy harralander with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 782
Grimy irit leaf.png: Dust devil can drop the item Grimy irit leaf with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 790
Grimy kwuarm.png: Dust devil can drop the item Grimy kwuarm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,019
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Dust devil can drop the item Grimy ranarr weed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 6,782
Grimy cadantine.png: Dust devil can drop the item Grimy cadantine with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,192
Grimy lantadyme.png: Dust devil can drop the item Grimy lantadyme with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,209
Grimy dwarf weed.png: Dust devil can drop the item Grimy dwarf weed with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 585

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000.png: Dust devil can drop the item Coins with rarity Common in quantity 2000-4000 Coins 2,000–4,000 Common Not sold
Ugthanki kebab.png: Dust devil can drop the item Ugthanki kebab with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4 Ugthanki kebab 4 Uncommon (1/64) 2,676
Mithril bar.png: Dust devil can drop the item Mithril bar with rarity Uncommon in quantity 10 (noted) Mithril bar 10 (noted) Uncommon 6,600
Adamantite bar.png: Dust devil can drop the item Adamantite bar with rarity Rare in quantity 4 (noted) Adamantite bar 4 (noted) Rare 8,336
Brimstone key.png: Dust devil can drop the item Brimstone key with rarity Varies in quantity 1 Brimstone key 1 Varies [4] Not sold
Ancient shard.png: Dust devil can drop the item Ancient shard with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Ancient shard 1 Rare (1/246.66)[5] Not sold
Dark totem base.png: Dust devil can drop the item Dark totem base with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Dark totem base 1 Rare (1/370)[5] Not sold
Dark totem middle.png: Dust devil can drop the item Dark totem middle with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Dark totem middle 1 Rare (1/370)[5] Not sold
Dark totem top.png: Dust devil can drop the item Dark totem top with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Dark totem top 1 Rare (1/370)[5] Not sold
  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. Twitter - 5 October 2016
  3. Twitter - 15 October 2016
  4. Only dropped if killed on a slayer assignment given by Konar quo Maten.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Only dropped by those found within the Catacombs of Kourend.

Gem drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster has access to the gem drop table.

Show/hide gem drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Uncut sapphire.png: Dust devil can drop the item Uncut sapphire with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 626
Uncut emerald.png: Dust devil can drop the item Uncut emerald with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Uncut emerald 1 Rare 752
Uncut ruby.png: Dust devil can drop the item Uncut ruby with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Uncut ruby 1 Rare 1,392
Nature talisman.png: Dust devil can drop the item Nature talisman with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Nature talisman 1 Very rare Not sold
Uncut diamond.png: Dust devil can drop the item Uncut diamond with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,874
Rune javelin.png: Dust devil can drop the item Rune javelin with rarity Very rare in quantity 5 Rune javelin 5 Very rare 800
Loop half of key.png: Dust devil can drop the item Loop half of key with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Loop half of key 1 Very rare 11,663
Tooth half of key.png: Dust devil can drop the item Tooth half of key with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Tooth half of key 1 Very rare 9,635
Rune spear.png: Dust devil can drop the item Rune spear with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,007
Shield left half.png: Dust devil can drop the item Shield left half with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,742
Dragon spear.png: Dust devil can drop the item Dragon spear with rarity Very rare in quantity 1 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,439
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 The drop rate is increased when wearing a Ring of wealth.

Changes[edit | edit source]

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