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Dust devil
Dust devil
Release date 18 April 2005 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 93
Always drops Bones
Examine
The vacuumed face of evil.
Combat info
Hitpoints 105
Aggressive No
Poisonous No
Max hit 8
Weakness Magic
Attack Styles
Melee
Slayer-icon Slayer info
Slayer level 65
Slayer XP 105
Category Dust devil
Assigned by
Vannaka chatheadChaeldar chatheadNieve chatheadDuradel chathead
Combat-icon Combat stats
Attack-icon Strength-icon Defence-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
105 70 40 1 1
Attack-icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Defence-icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Other bonuses Immunities
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon Attack-icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+0 +0 +0 Not immune Not immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6
Dust devil
Dust devil
Release date 9 June 2016 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 110
Always drops Bones
Examine
The vacuumed face of evil.
Combat info
Hitpoints 130
Aggressive No
Poisonous No
Max hit 10
Weakness Magic
Attack Styles
Melee
Slayer-icon Slayer info
Slayer level 65
Slayer XP 130
Category Dust devil
Assigned by
Vannaka chatheadChaeldar chatheadNieve chatheadDuradel chathead
Combat-icon Combat stats
Attack-icon Strength-icon Defence-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
120 90 40 1 1
Attack-icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Defence-icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Other bonuses Immunities
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon Attack-icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+0 +0 +0 Not immune Not immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6

























Dust devil icon

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.

The dust devil attacks with Melee, so bring the best armour you have.

LocationEdit

  • 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 105 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.

StrategyEdit

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.

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.

An effective yet cost-inefficient 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.

DropsEdit

100%Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bones Bones 1 Always 55

Weapons/ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 12 Common 996
Adamant axe Adamant axe 1 Uncommon 861
Rune dagger Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,601
Red d'hide vamb Red d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon 1,973
Black d'hide vamb Black d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon 2,716
Air battlestaff Air battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,068
Earth battlestaff Earth battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,081
Mystic air staff Mystic air staff 1 Rare 25,204
Mystic earth staff Mystic earth staff 1 Rare 25,108
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 Rare (1/128)[1] 17,657
Dust battlestaff Dust battlestaff 1 Very rare (1/4,000)[2] 32,286
Dragon chainbody Dragon chainbody 1 Very rare (1/32,768) 606,207

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Dust rune Dust rune 200 Common 400
Earth rune Earth rune 300 Common 1,500
Fire rune Fire rune 50; 300 Common 250–1,500
Chaos rune Chaos rune 80 Uncommon 8,000
Soul rune Soul rune 20; 50 Uncommon 2,840–7,100

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 14
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 18
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 107
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 508
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,253
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,047
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,299
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 2,391
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,611
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,844
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 1,011

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 2,000–4,000 Common Not sold
Ugthanki kebab Ugthanki kebab 4 Uncommon (1/64) 3,312
Mithril bar Mithril bar 10 (noted) Uncommon 8,050
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 4 (noted) Rare 8,748
Ancient shard Ancient shard 1 Rare (1/246.66)[3] Not sold
Dark totem base Dark totem base 1 Rare (1/370)[3] Not sold
Dark totem middle Dark totem middle 1 Rare (1/370)[3] Not sold
Dark totem top Dark totem top 1 Rare (1/370)[3] Not sold
  1. Twitter - 5 October 2016
  2. Twitter - 15 October 2016
  3. 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 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 8,631
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 19,258
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 449
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 871
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 950
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,701
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 558
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,950
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,486
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 600
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,260
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,357
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 15,075
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 9,855
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 10,575
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,665
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,917
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,686
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,900
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 17,602
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,448
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,351
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,333
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,143
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,714
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,175



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