|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 42
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Rune arrow 12 Common 780 Adamant axe 1 Uncommon 790 Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,558 Red d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon 1,931 Black d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon 2,466 Air battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,072 Earth battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,065 Mystic air staff 1 Rare 25,210 Mystic earth staff 1 Rare 25,102 Dragon dagger 1 Rare (1/128) 17,581 Dust battlestaff 1 Very rare (1/4,000) 31,701 Dragon chainbody 1 Very rare (1/32,768) 578,097
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 2,960–7,400
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 8 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 19 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 105 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 516 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,085 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 841 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,137 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 2,220 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,701 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,720 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 844
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 2,000–4,000 Common Not sold Ugthanki kebab 4 Uncommon (1/64) 2,564 Mithril bar 10 (noted) Uncommon 7,350 Adamantite bar 4 (noted) Rare 8,196 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 7,501 Tooth half of key 1 Common 18,184 Chaos talisman 1 Common 228 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 828 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 811 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,602 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 479 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,800 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 2,730 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 655 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,120 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,564 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 14,740 Law rune 45 Uncommon 9,810 Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,720 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,565 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,949 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,642 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,300 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 15,925 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,290 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,182 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,220 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,040 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,381 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,908
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