|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 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 will 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 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. 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.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Bones 1 Always 62
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Rune arrow 12 Common 876 Adamant axe 1 Uncommon 727 Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,541 Red d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon 1,957 Black d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon 2,488 Air battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,069 Earth battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,081 Mystic air staff 1 Rare 25,172 Mystic earth staff 1 Rare 25,206 Dragon dagger 1 Rare (1/128) 17,578 Dust battlestaff 1 Very rare (1/4,000) 25,504 Dragon chainbody 1 Very rare (1/32,768) 348,347
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Dust rune 200 Common 600 Earth rune 300 Common 1,500 Fire rune 50; 300 Common 300–1,800 Chaos rune 80 Uncommon 7,520 Soul rune 20; 50 Uncommon 2,940–7,350
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 14 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 12 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 146 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,210 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 633 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 905 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,964 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,012 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,258 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,597 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 648
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 2,000–4,000 Common Not sold Ugthanki kebab 4 Uncommon (1/64) 3,292 Mithril bar 10 (noted) Uncommon 7,330 Adamantite bar 4 (noted) Rare 8,144 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 6,630 Tooth half of key 1 Common 15,361 Chaos talisman 1 Common 411 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 801 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 726 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,502 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 666 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 6,000 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,066 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 735 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,060 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,477 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 12,864 Law rune 45 Uncommon 8,145 Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,900 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,652 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,924 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,645 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,400 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,550 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,185 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,116 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,214 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,006 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,349 Dragon spear 1 Rare 38,061
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