|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.
In order to be assigned dust devils as a slayer task, players must have started Desert Treasure.
- 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 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 can reduce Attack, Strength, Ranged, and Magic to 0 whilst halving a player's prayer points.
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 method 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, magical accuracy doesn't matter much, and 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 43
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Rune arrow 12 Common 792 Adamant axe 1 Uncommon 800 Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,587 Red d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon 1,951 Black d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon 2,418 Air battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,071 Earth battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,077 Mystic air staff 1 Rare 25,177 Mystic earth staff 1 Rare 25,140 Dragon dagger 1 Rare (1/128) 17,763 Dust battlestaff 1 Very rare (1/4,000) 34,952 Dragon chainbody 1 Very rare (1/32,768) 513,789
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Dust rune 200 Common 600 Earth rune 300 Common 1,500 Fire rune 50; 300 Common 250–1,500 Chaos rune 80 Uncommon 7,520 Soul rune 20; 50 Uncommon 2,980–7,450
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 8 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 17 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 102 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 518 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 6,953 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 842 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,124 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 2,271 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,702 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,732 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 850
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 2,000–4,000 Common Not sold Ugthanki kebab 4 Uncommon (1/64) 2,472 Mithril bar 10 (noted) Uncommon 7,260 Adamantite bar 4 (noted) Rare 8,176 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 Loop half of key 1 Common 7,722 Tooth half of key 1 Common 17,878 Chaos talisman 1 Common 220 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 839 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 827 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,591 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 515 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,800 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 2,772 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 675 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,120 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,529 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 14,606 Law rune 45 Uncommon 10,125 Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,945 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,609 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,926 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,601 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,300 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 15,841 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,215 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,186 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,189 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,081 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,482 Dragon spear 1 Rare 38,247
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