|Released||18 April 2005 (Update)|
|The vacuumed face of evil.|
|Max hit||8 (16 without facemask)|
|+0||+0||+0||+0%||Not immune||Not immune|
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.
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.
Drops[edit | edit source]
100%[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Bones 1 Always 52
Weapons/Armour[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Rune arrow 12 Common 1,236 Adamant axe 1 Uncommon 590 Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,530 Red d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon 1,894 Black d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon 2,432 Air battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,038 Earth battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,042 Mystic air staff 1 Rare 25,220 Mystic earth staff 1 Rare 25,200 Dragon dagger 1 Rare (1/128) 17,624 Dust battlestaff 1 Very rare (1/4,000) 26,248 Dragon chainbody 1 Very rare (1/32,768) 882,936
Runes[edit | edit source]
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 7,840 Soul rune 20; 50 Uncommon 2,940–7,350
Herbs[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 17 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 16 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 159 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,501 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 782 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 790 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,019 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 6,782 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,192 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,209 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 585
Other[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 2,000–4,000 Common Not sold Ugthanki kebab 4 Uncommon (1/64) 2,676 Mithril bar 10 (noted) Uncommon 6,600 Adamantite bar 4 (noted) Rare 8,336 Brimstone key 1 Varies  Not sold 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
- 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."
- Twitter - 5 October 2016
- Twitter - 15 October 2016
- Only dropped if killed on a slayer assignment given by Konar quo Maten.
- 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 1 Rare 626 Uncut emerald 1 Rare 752 Uncut ruby 1 Rare 1,392 Nature talisman 1 Very rare Not sold Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,874 Rune javelin 5 Very rare 800 Loop half of key 1 Very rare 11,663 Tooth half of key 1 Very rare 9,635 Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,007 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,742 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,439
- The drop rate is increased when wearing a Ring of wealth.
Changes[edit | edit source]
|15 September 2016 (update | poll)||The drop table was improved to include more valuable drops.|