|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 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.
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-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.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Bones 1 Always 53
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Rune arrow 12 Common 948 Adamant axe 1 Uncommon 1,013 Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,564 Red d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon 1,960 Black d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon 2,423 Air battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,067 Earth battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,082 Mystic air staff 1 Rare 24,905 Mystic earth staff 1 Rare 24,935 Dragon dagger 1 Rare (1/128) 17,651 Dust battlestaff 1 Very rare (1/4,000) 32,255 Dragon chainbody 1 Very rare (1/32,768) 836,972
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 7,760 Soul rune 20; 50 Uncommon 2,820–7,050
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 13 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 13 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 125 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 521 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 6,816 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 962 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,420 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 2,288 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,609 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,771 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 933
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 2,000–4,000 Common Not sold Ugthanki kebab 4 Uncommon (1/64) 2,876 Mithril bar 10 (noted) Uncommon 8,080 Adamantite bar 4 (noted) Rare 8,604 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 9,360 Tooth half of key 1 Common 20,773 Chaos talisman 1 Common 445 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 765 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 865 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,587 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 337 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,650 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,318 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 610 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,180 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,505 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 14,204 Law rune 45 Uncommon 9,585 Death rune 45 Uncommon 10,800 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,612 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 38,011 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,558 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,100 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 20,410 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,672 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 58,982 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,267 Rune spear 1 Rare 11,931 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,225 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,359
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