|Release date||18 April 2005 (Update)|
|The vacuumed face of evil.|
|Release date||9 June 2016 (Update)|
|The vacuumed face of evil.|
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.
- 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 will need the facemask (or a slayer helmet) on, 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.
If you don't wear a facemask, slayer helmet or slayer helmet (i), you will not be able to damage dust devils. Along with this effect, your prayer points will be rapidly drained to zero, whilst the dust devil hits constant 14s on you. They attack with melee at close range. Their dusty, gritty attack, even if it causes no damage to hitpoints, has the special effect of greatly reducing an unprotected player's combat skill levels. A single attack can reduce Attack, Strength, Ranged, and Magic to 0 whilst halving a player's prayer points. However, a facemask, slayer helmet or slayer helmet (i) can completely neutralise the dust devil's deadly special effect.
Players need at least level 65 Slayer to fight these creatures. The protective headgear is also required to fight them.
A good healing strategy 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 1-4 Ugthanki kebab drop.
An effective yet cost-efficent way to kill dust devils in the Catacombs of Kourend is to use Ice Burst. 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. Since the dust devils have very little Magic defence and therefore magical accuracy doesn't matter much, players may choose to use equipment with high Prayer bonus to save Prayer potion doses. Additionally, having a bonecrusher helps in this regard since burying bones inside the Catacombs of Kourend also restores Prayer points.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Bones 1 Always 71
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Rune arrow 12 Common 924 Adamant axe 1 Uncommon 912 Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,600 Red d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon 1,940 Black d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon 2,479 Air battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,102 Earth battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,101 Mystic air staff 1 Rare 25,104 Mystic earth staff 1 Rare 25,109 Dragon dagger 1 Rare (1/128) 17,633 Dust battlestaff 1 Very rare (1/4,000) 28,196 Dragon chainbody 1 Very rare (1/32,768) 679,870
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 8,080 Soul rune 20; 50 Uncommon 2,900–7,250
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 8 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 13 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 116 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 516 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,653 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,096 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,545 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 2,737 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,606 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,998 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 1,016
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 2,000–4,000 Common Not sold Ugthanki kebab 4 Uncommon (1/64) 3,228 Mithril bar 10 (noted) Uncommon 8,100 Adamantite bar 4 (noted) Rare 8,768 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
- ↑ Twitter - 5 October 2016
- ↑ Twitter - 15 October 2016
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Only dropped by those found within the Catacombs of Kourend.
Rare drop table
In addition to the drops above, this monster also has access to the rare drop table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 3,000 Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 947 Loop half of key 1 Common 8,691 Tooth half of key 1 Common 17,873 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 946 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,802 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 600 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 209 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,936 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,475 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,181 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,636 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 37,984 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,451 Rune javelin 5 Rare 520 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,800 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 800 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 22,648 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,400 Rune arrow 42 Rare 3,234 Law rune 45 Rare 10,440 Death rune 45 Rare 11,385 Dragonstone 1 Rare 17,549 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,315 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,373 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,504 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,350
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