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Abyssal demons are one of the strongest types of demons, located at the top of the Slayer Tower in Morytania, in Kuradal's Dungeon, and in the depths of the dark Abyssal Area, accessible through fairy rings code A•L•R. Abyssal demons require level 85 Slayer to be damaged. Abyssal demons are the only monsters that are capable of dropping the Abyssal whip, the Abyssal wand, and the Abyssal orb.

HistoryEdit

Abyssal demons are among the remnants of the Chthonian race of demons. As revealed in Palkeera's memory, the Chthonians were once rulers of Infernus, and by extension all of demonkind after rising up and overthrowing their predecessors, the Infernal demons. They were said to be cannibals, actually eager at the idea of consuming their own kin, and they were able to steal the power, or essence, of whomever they consumed. Despite this, their culture is said to be highly based on rules and laws, and they formed a complex bureaucracy in stark contrast to the Avernic's tribal ways. They came to be nobles in both the Infernal dimension and under the Zarosian empire, but lived in 'distant luxury' that made them unaware of the brewing conflicts that surround them.

At length, the Mahjarrat Zamorak managed to sway many Avernic to his side in his secret coup against Zaros, promising to help them overthrow the Chthonians. After his success and armed with his newfound godly powers, Zamorak travelled with the Avernic demons back to Infernus to do just that. The Chthonian resistance was so fierce that even with his godly powers, it took Zamorak and his Avernic legions nearly twenty years to kill or banish every last Chthonian to the Abyss.

Chthonian demons now reside in the Abyss, for the most part. The abyssal demons found on Gielinor were originally summoned by a team of researchers in Viggora's Folly, who opened a portal to the abyss. The abyssal demons remain there to this day, also being found in the Abyssal Area and Kuradal's Dungeon.

Strengths and weaknessesEdit

Since they are a type of demon, they are affected by the powers of Silverlight and Darklight, which makes these weapons useful considering the demons' weakness against slashing weapons. Abyssal demons have a fairly low max hit, but hit quite accurately; because of this, players that wish to kill abyssal demons should use good food, a familiar, or some alternate method of healing. Despite their accuracy, they are fairly good targets when using Guthan's or Dharok's sets due to their weakness against melee, especially to the slashing capabilities of Dharok's set. However, if using Dharok's set, players should consider activating Protect from Melee to halve damage taken, or flashing Soul Split.

Abyssal demons have the unusual ability of teleporting around the room while also teleporting the player at the same time. While the player always ends up in one of the eight spaces next to the abyssal demon, it is possible that the ending position will prevent ordinary melee combat, or interrupt certain combo attacks. For example, if the demon teleports east of a terrain feature and the player south of it, melee combat is not possible (except if the player has a long weapon like a Halberd). If auto-retaliate is turned off, the player will have to click or right-click to resume attacking. Ranging or maging will usually prevent running back to combat.

Long trips can be made more profitable by bringing a gem bag to collect uncut diamonds and rubies (or gem bag upgrade for uncut dragonstones) and High Level Alchemy runes to alchemise drops such as adamant battleaxes, rune helms, rune chainbodies, etc.

StrategiesEdit

LocationsEdit

Abyssal demons

Abyssal demons in the Slayer Tower

Abyssal demon concept art

Concept art for the abyssal demon graphical update

Abyssal demon concept art 2

Unused concept art for the abyssal demon graphical update

Kuradal's DungeonEdit

Kuradal's Dungeon can only be used while having a task from Kuradal or Morvran. There are 8 abyssal demons in here and are all crowded together, making it quite easy to target another one. Players with 85 Agility can use one summer pie to bypass several rooms to make it quicker. Bank runs are somewhat cumbersome, so using Infernal urns and picking up the good drops is highly recommended to avoid waste of inventory space or ferocious ring charges. However, if a player has a pack yak familiar, they can use its special move to bank the ashes for a hefty profit. Quick access to here can be gained by the twice-daily teleports from the mask of the Abyss/helm of Warping, a ferocious ring teleport, or a fused full slayer helm with ferocious ring charges on it.

Abyssal AreaEdit

This Abyssal Area is somewhat unrelenting for most players. This area is usually empty of players due to the other aggressive abyss creatures that lurk in the area. Partial completion of Fairy Tale II - Cure a Queen must be used to access this area as it needs the use of a fairy ring to get into. The best spot is west from the fairy ring as the abyssal leech can be easily killed and there is an abyssal demon nearby. There are around 11 abyssal demons scattered around the abyssal plane. Get here by using the code A•L•R on the fairy ring.

Slayer TowerEdit

Abyssal demons can be found in the Slayer Tower in the south-west part of the top floor and on part of the roof, which is accessible over an Agility shortcut. Twice a day, players can use the teleport in the Mask of the Abyss/Helm of Warping to teleport here.

If killing demons here without a Slayer task, players can get a Slayer contract for 30 or 200 kills, which will give a slight amount of Slayer experience for each kill. Players using the Tower's abyssal demons to complete their Slayer task can instead get a Special slayer contract, which will give increased experience per kill. It should be noted, however, that obtaining an off-task contract will not allow the player to obtain the abyssal wand and orb. Morytania legs 4 can also be used to further boost slayer experience.

DropsEdit

100% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Infernal ashesInfernal ashes1Always1,465

CharmsEdit

Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
52–53%8–9%4%33–34%1%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 174,765 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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WeaponsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant battleaxeAdamant battleaxe1Common1,894
Rune daggerRune dagger1Common3,887
Abyssal whipAbyssal whip1Very rare[drops 1][1]74,872
Abyssal wandAbyssal wand1Very rare[drops 2]667,213
Abyssal orbAbyssal orb1Very rare[drops 2]144,569
  1. ^ 1/1024 chance of dropping, as revealed in the Demon Drop Revolution FAQ.
  2. ^ a b Can only be dropped during a task. A Slayer contract doesn't count as being on a task. Is a rarer drop than the whip.

ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune chainbodyRune chainbody1Uncommon29,087
Rune helmRune helm1Uncommon10,448

ResourcesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Pure essencePure essence72–152 (noted)Common1,944–4,104
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,246
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Uncommon4,000
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Rare12,674
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore2 (noted)Uncommon2,440
Runite oreRunite ore1 (noted)Rare10,330
Magic logsMagic logs6 (noted)Uncommon5,454
Fire orbFire orb2 (noted)Uncommon3,342

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins1,920–3,600CommonNot sold
SharkShark1Uncommon806
Ferocious ringFerocious ring1Uncommon[drops2 1]Not sold
Clue scroll (hard)Clue scroll (hard)1UncommonNot sold
Court summonsCourt summons1RareNot sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Abyssal headAbyssal head1Very rareNot sold
  1. ^ Only in Kuradal's Dungeon

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common687
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,513
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,246
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,000
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare180,000–220,000
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon14,863
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon33,811
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,674
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare570,330–697,070
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,829
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,887
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,288,800–1,575,200
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare880
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,914
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare568,710–947,850
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,415
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,976
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common25,764–31,236
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,140,075–1,393,425
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon40,543
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon903
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon292
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare769,275–970,470
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare199,355–251,494
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare74,050–103,670
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon31,590–38,610
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon186,750–228,250
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon28,993–33,030
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon304,740–372,460
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon73,800–405,900
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,490–17,710
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon219,600–268,400
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common39,690
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare357,210–436,590
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare929,700–1,136,300
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,459
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare636,885–778,415
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon434,520–531,080
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon380,970–465,630
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon157,275–192,225
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon126,090–154,110
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon83,090–94,960
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon140,910–161,040
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon411,640
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,525,170
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common10,800–13,200
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common6,750–8,250
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon84,150–102,850
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon17,204–20,746
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare170,775–208,725
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon29,880–36,520
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare591,030–722,370
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1RareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot sold

Universal dropsEdit

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold

TriviaEdit

  • When the Evolution of Combat was first released, Abyssal demons were weak to bolts, like most other demons. This was later changed to slashing weapons in an unknown update. In the beta version of the EoC, they were weak to water spells.
  • Although the game says Abyssal Demons are weak to slashing weapons, they still appear to be weak to water spells. This would make sense, as according to the combat triangle, monsters that use melee should be weak to magic.
  • Jagex greatly increased the life points of Abyssal demons among other common Slayer creatures in a hidden update on 25 February 2013. They stated that "they were too easy to kill for low-levelled players."
  • While a player is attacking them and performing a combo attack, Abyssal demons are incapable of teleporting the player, however they can still teleport themselves.
  • The abyssal demons that attempt to escape Kuradal's Dungeon have not been updated following the Evolution of Combat. When Kuradal's Fire Surge hits the demon, it shows a hitsplat of 150 (their health prior to the update).
  • If an abyssal demon is killed as it is teleporting, it will have no death animation.
  • Abyssal demons received a drop revamp on 4 February 2014, removing most drops and replacing with more expensive drops, and allowing them to drop the abyssal wand and orb for players on abyssal demon tasks.
  • Palkeera's memory heavily implies that Abyssal demons are part of a race of demons called Chthonians, which is later confirmed by Mod Jack on the Mahjarrat Memories FAQ. Mod Jack also stated that the Abyssal demons in the Slayer Tower are relatively weaker ones, and the Dukes are much stronger.
  • Demon slayer gear does not seem to work with Abyssal demons.
  • Abyssal demons received a graphical update on 27 August 2014.
  • Abyssal demons can teleport outside their area in Kuradal's Dungeon, if they are attacking you and you travel through the barrier.

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