Smoke devil/Strategies

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Smoke devils, are a slayer monster requiring 93 Slayer to kill. When using Ice Barrage and a cannon, smoke devils can provide high Slayer experience rates of up to 180,000 per hour, depending on how well the player can not lose any time attacking during grouping them and collecting their loot, but a rate of 120,000 is more realistic for a player paying only moderate attention. Valuable common drops like the rune chainbody as well as fire and air battlestaves generally compensate the rune and cannonball costs, and the rarer occult necklace drops can provide a net profit.

Requirements[edit | edit source]

Recommendations[edit | edit source]

Getting there[edit | edit source]

Bank at Castle Wars then run southwest of the building, where the entrance to the Smoke Devil Dungeon. Alternatively, use a bank of your choice and use the fairy ring bkp to teleport south-west of the dungeon. Run to centre of the room to the cannon spot.

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

Attack styles[edit | edit source]

The smoke devils attack only with a ranged attack. Protect from Ranged will prevent all damage.

Smoke[edit | edit source]

The smoke devils are located in a smoky environment. Players not wearing a facemask or slayer helmet will take 10 damage occasionally while in the dungeon, and attacks from the smoke devils will deal very rapid damage that also drain stats. When using the slayer helmet to check how many kills you have left on the task, take care not to misclick on unequipping the helmet; this can quickly lead to a death with smoke devils attacking you. This also applies on not misclicking rune full helms in the inventory that smoke devils drop as loot.

Tips[edit | edit source]

Grouping[edit | edit source]

The cannon's optimal placement is on the tile marked with green. The tiles marked with blue around the cluster of bones can be used to group smoke devils from each direction.

Smoke devils must be grouped to maximise barrage hits. Place the cannon in the centre of the room to get them attacking, then run around each side of the skeleton to the west to group up the smoke devils.

It is also possible to lure smoke devils with a ranged weapon, such as a magic shortbow, although this results in lower experience rates and is typically only worth for some ironman accounts, particularly ultimate ironmen.

Autocasting vs manually casting spells[edit | edit source]

Autocasting spells has 1 tick delay between player clicking a target and the spell being cast. To achieve maximum xp rates the player should manually cast every spell from the spellbook after moving. This way the spell is cast immediately, saving a lot of time in the long run.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Magic[edit | edit source]

Slayer helmet (i).png
Imbued saradomin cape.png
Occult necklace.png
Rada's blessing 4.png
Kodai wand.png
Ancestral robe top.png
Arcane spirit shield.png
Ancestral robe bottom.png
Tormented bracelet.png
Eternal boots.png
Seers ring (i).png
Volatile nightmare staff.pngSuper restore(4).pngSuper restore(4).pngCannonball.png
Cannon stand.pngCannon furnace.pngCannon barrels.pngCannon base.png
Imbued heart.pngTeleport to house (tablet).pngRune pouch.png
Water rune.pngBlood rune.pngDeath rune.png

This is the best-in-slot available equipment for maging smoke devils. Unlike dust devils, smoke devils have some magic defence, so gear that provides magic accuracy is beneficial. See the table below for an overview of equipment alternatives in case this setup is not accessible or too expensive.

Notes[edit | edit source]

Equipment upgrades and downgrades[edit | edit source]

SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadSlayer helmet (i).pngSlayer helmet (i)Facemask.pngFacemaskN/AN/AN/A
NeckOccult necklace.pngOccult necklace3rd age amulet.png3rd age amuletAmulet of fury.pngAmulet of furyAmulet of glory.pngAmulet of gloryAmulet of magic.pngAmulet of magic
BackImbued god capes.gifImbued god capeGod capes.gifGod capeArdougne cloak 4.pngArdougne cloak 4Ardougne cloak 3.pngArdougne cloak 3
Ghostly cloak.pngGhostly cloak
Ardougne cloak 2.pngArdougne cloak 2
BodyAncestral robe top.pngAncestral robe topAhrim's robetop.pngAhrim's robetopDagon'hai robe top.pngDagon'hai robe top3rd age robe top.png3rd age robe topInfinity top.pngInfinity top
LegsAncestral robe bottom.pngAncestral robe bottomAhrim's robeskirt.pngAhrim's robeskirt3rd age robe.png3rd age robeDagon'hai robe bottom.pngDagon'hai robe bottomInfinity bottoms.pngInfinity bottoms
WeaponKodai wand.pngKodai wandVolatile nightmare staff.pngVolatile nightmare staffNightmare staff.pngNightmare staffMaster wand.pngMaster wandAncient staff.pngAncient staff
ShieldArcane spirit shield.pngArcane spirit shieldAncient wyvern shield.pngAncient wyvern shield
Mage's book.pngMage's book
Malediction ward.pngMalediction wardBook of darkness.pngBook of darknessBroodoo shield (blue).pngBroodoo shield (blue)
Ammo/SpellRada's blessing 4.pngRada's blessing 4God blessing.gifGod blessing
Rada's blessing 3.pngRada's blessing 3/2
GlovesBracelet of slaughter.pngBracelet of slaughterTormented bracelet.pngTormented braceletBarrows gloves.pngBarrows glovesDragon gloves.pngDragon gloves
Infinity gloves.pngInfinity gloves
Rune gloves.pngRune gloves
Adamant gloves.pngAdamant gloves
Lunar gloves.pngLunar gloves
BootsEternal boots.pngEternal bootsInfinity boots.pngInfinity bootsDevout boots.pngDevout bootsWizard boots.pngWizard bootsBoots of brimstone.pngBoots of brimstone
Boots of darkness.pngBoots of darkness
RingSeers ring (i).pngSeers ring (i)Seers ring.pngSeers ringBrimstone ring.pngBrimstone ringRing of the gods (i).pngRing of the gods (i)Ring of wealth.pngRing of wealth
Special attackVolatile nightmare staff.pngVolatile nightmare staffCrystal halberd.pngCrystal halberdSaradomin godsword.pngSaradomin godswordN/AN/A