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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

  • 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

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.

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. Equipment that increases magic strength, such as a Tormented bracelet, Ancestral robes, 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 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.

Dust devil Catacombs safespot

A safe spot in the Catacombs, just south of the Warped Jellies.

Drops

100%

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bones Bones 1 Always 72

Weapons/Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 12 Common 756
Adamant axe Adamant axe 1 Uncommon 724
Rune dagger Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,520
Red d'hide vamb Red d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon 1,931
Black d'hide vamb Black d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon 2,385
Air battlestaff Air battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,032
Earth battlestaff Earth battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,030
Mystic air staff Mystic air staff 1 Rare 25,148
Mystic earth staff Mystic earth staff 1 Rare 25,136
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 Rare (1/128)[2] 17,559
Dust battlestaff Dust battlestaff 1 Very rare (1/4,000)[3] 36,583
Dragon chainbody Dragon chainbody 1 Very rare (1/32,768) 1,062,872

Runes

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Dust rune Dust rune 200 Common 600
Earth rune Earth rune 300 Common 1,500
Fire rune Fire rune 50; 300 Common 250–1,500
Chaos rune Chaos rune 80 Uncommon 8,080
Soul rune Soul rune 20; 50 Uncommon 2,920–7,300

Herbs

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 19
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 11
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 136
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,649
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 792
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 921
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,286
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,936
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,365
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,243
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 799

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 2,000–4,000 Common Not sold
Ugthanki kebab Ugthanki kebab 4 Uncommon (1/64) 3,076
Mithril bar Mithril bar 10 (noted) Uncommon 7,830
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 4 (noted) Rare 8,312
Ancient shard Ancient shard 1 Rare (1/246.66)[4] Not sold
Dark totem base Dark totem base 1 Rare (1/370)[4] Not sold
Dark totem middle Dark totem middle 1 Rare (1/370)[4] Not sold
Dark totem top Dark totem top 1 Rare (1/370)[4] 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. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 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.

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 8,562
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 13,634
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 457
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 859
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 900
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,545
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 810
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,950
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 2,646
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 750
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 860
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,436
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 17,152
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 12,735
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 11,070
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,591
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,980
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,657
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,900
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 12,000
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,016
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,116
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,215
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,091
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,694
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,233