|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. Dust devils cannot be assigned as a Slayer task until starting 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 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.
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.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Bones 1 Always 61
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Rune arrow 12 Common 1,164 Adamant axe 1 Uncommon 630 Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,492 Red d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon 1,876 Black d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon 2,484 Air battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,043 Earth battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,042 Mystic air staff 1 Rare 25,158 Mystic earth staff 1 Rare 25,068 Dragon dagger 1 Rare (1/128) 17,627 Dust battlestaff 1 Very rare (1/4,000) 41,024 Dragon chainbody 1 Very rare (1/32,768) 710,190
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Dust rune 200 Common 800 Earth rune 300 Common 1,500 Fire rune 50; 300 Common 300–1,800 Chaos rune 80 Uncommon 8,080 Soul rune 20; 50 Uncommon 2,960–7,400
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 9 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 13 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 127 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,197 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 817 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 881 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,781 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,767 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,570 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,575 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 1,055
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 2,000–4,000 Common Not sold Ugthanki kebab 4 Uncommon (1/64) 3,324 Mithril bar 10 (noted) Uncommon 7,650 Adamantite bar 4 (noted) Rare 8,308 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
- ↑ 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."
- ↑ Twitter - 5 October 2016
- ↑ Twitter - 15 October 2016
- ↑ 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.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 3,000 Common Not sold Loop half of key 1 Common 9,183 Tooth half of key 1 Common 13,691 Chaos talisman 1 Common 857 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 970 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 921 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,736 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,342 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 6,300 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 4,074 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 755 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,360 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,435 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 17,018 Law rune 45 Uncommon 11,385 Death rune 45 Uncommon 12,825 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,536 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,873 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,599 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 8,100 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,943 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,769 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,158 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,154 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,040 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,395 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,187
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