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A dust devil is a slayer monster that requires level 65 Slayer to kill. A face mask, masked earmuffsslayer helmet, Helm of Devilry or Mask of Dust is required to slay them, whether in the Smoke Dungeon or Chaos Tunnels, because of their effects on players without protection.


  • Smoke Dungeon - western section of the dungeon
  • Chaos Tunnels - easily reached by entering the rift north of Edgeville Monastery, (do not use the artefact north of the monestary as it will take you to the king black dragons lair)  then taking the north-west portal from the gargoyles, running west through the mummies and taking the north-west portal, finally taking the north-east portal from monks of Zamorak.

Strengths and weaknessesEdit

Dust devils use clouds of dust, sand, ash and whatever else they can inhale to blind and disorientate their victims. Good luck on obtaining a dragon chainmail from their dusty remains.
— Kuradal

Dust devils use Ranged attacks to fight, and a Slayer level of at least 65 is required in order to kill them. They are capable of draining a player's combat stats to 1, lowering Prayer and Summoning points to nothing, and dealing rapid hits of 350 damage. In addition to this, their Smoke Dungeon habitat also deals rapid damage to unprotected players. To prevent this, it is mandatory to wear protective face gear; a face mask, masked earmuffs, any slayer helm variant, a mask of Dust, or the helm of Devilry. Any of these will block both the environmental and the dust devil's stat-lowering attacks, meaning that only Ranged damage will be dealt.

Dust devils are weak to crush weapons. This means the most effective weapons to use on them are dual-wielded drygore maces, the chaotic maul, a superior kyzaj or a Saradomin sword.

For players who struggle to kill dust devils without losing a lot of health, there are several methods that can be used to heal without bringing food along. Dust devils drop one or two ugthanki kebabs at a time, which can be consumed for a random amount of healing. The Regenerate ability can be used to heal while out of combat, at the cost of adrenaline; it is recommended to use this when at 100% adrenaline. The Vampyrism aura, scrimshaw or superior scrimshaw of Vampyrism, the off-hand enhanced excalibur sword, the Saradomin Godsword or Soul Split ancient curse can all be used to heal as damage is dealt to the dust devils. Guthan's equipment is not recommended for use in the Smoke Dungeon, but can be used on monsters surrounding the dust devils in the Chaos Tunnels, to heal lifepoints. The Bones to Peaches spell can be used to turn the dust devils' 100% bone drop into healing peaches, if unlocked from the Mage Training Arena, or a bunyip Summoning familiar can be used to heal over time.

If players choose to use Soul Split, they should forego the use of Bones to Peaches, and should instead use a combination of the bonecrusher and demon horn or split dragontooth necklace Dungeoneering rewards to automatically restore Prayer points as they kill dust devils.


100% dropEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Bones Bones 1 1 Always 384


Charm drop percentages
No charms Gold charm Green charm Crimson charm Blue charm






Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 246,057 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.

Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).

Weapons and armourEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 12 2 Common 1,740
Rune dagger Rune dagger 1 3 Uncommon 4,358
Red d'hide vambraces Red d'hide vambraces 1 3 Uncommon 1,834
Earth battlestaff Earth battlestaff 1 4 Rare 8,901
Dragon chainbody Dragon chainbody 1 5 Very rare [1] 1,835,227
  1. ^ Estimated at 1/34,227 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.


  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Fire rune Fire rune 37, 150 2 Common 1,258–5,100
Chaos rune Chaos rune 5, 10 3 Uncommon 205–410
Soul rune Soul rune 2, 5 3 Uncommon 296–740
Law rune Law rune 1 5 Very rare 264


  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1 2 Common 937
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 2 Common 79
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 2 Common 34
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 2 Common 202
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1 2 Common 3,179
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1 2 Common 3,087
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 3 Uncommon 4,770
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 3 Uncommon 2,179
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 4 Rare 9,048
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 4 Rare 4,828
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 4 Rare 10,809


  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Coins 1000 Coins 15, 25, 50, 60 2 Common Not sold
Anagogic ort Anagogic ort 20 2 Common Not sold
Ugthanki kebab Ugthanki kebab 1, 2 2 Common 850–1,700
Mithril bar Mithril bar 1 3 Uncommon 1,828
Spirit sapphire Spirit sapphire 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit emerald Spirit emerald 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit ruby Spirit ruby 1 4 Rare Not sold
Ancient effigy Starved ancient effigy 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Court summons Court summons 1 5 Very rare Not sold

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 250 Coins 250 – 450; 3,000;
9,000; 10,000; 12,000
2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,408
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,726
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,643
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 6,590
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 19,005
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 40,326
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 15,867
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,237
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,300
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,098
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 900
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,220
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,522
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,433
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,247
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 815,000
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,368
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,840
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,133
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,345
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 20,600
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,264,050
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 4 Rare 21,750–72,500
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,634,200
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 90,003
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 12,984
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 87,225–122,115
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 93,875–131,425
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 984
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 303
Pure essence Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 7,500–225,000
Nature rune Nature rune 20–80 4 Rare 5,640–22,560
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 2,960
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 11,880
Death rune Death rune 50, 121 4 Rare 7,150–17,303
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 12,500
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 52,750–422,000
Raw shark Raw shark 250–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 450,500–901,000
Big bones Big bones 150–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 98,550–328,500
Coal Coal 150–7,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 34,200–1,710,000
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) 3 Uncommon 301,500–1,608,000
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 10,600
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,128,700
Adamant bar Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) 4 Rare 3,264,000–22,848,000
Rune bar Rune bar 1, 50 (noted) 4 Rare 14,190–709,500
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 129,700–1,297,000
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) 3 Uncommon 127,020–508,080
Clean torstol Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) 3 Uncommon 75,720–757,200
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 6,666
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1–50 4 Rare 66,914–3,345,700
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1–7 4 Rare 133,460–934,220
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,055,080
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 4 Rare 2,045
Yew logs Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) 4 Rare 20,000–8,000,000
Crystal triskelion fragment 1 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2 Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3 Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Melee) Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Magic) Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged) Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Agility) Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking) Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (FM) Brawling gloves (FM) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing) Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter) Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Mining) Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer) Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing) Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving) Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (WC) Brawling gloves (WC) 1 5 Very rare Not 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 token Key token 1 4 Rare Not sold


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  • After an update on 17 June 2013, Dust Devils "have been made tougher and more aggressive".
  • Both "dirt devil" and "dust devil" are brands of a vacuum cleaner, hence the examine text; "The vacuumed face of evil".
  • Many of their drops are the colour of dragon metal (crimson charm, red d'hide vambraces). This often misleads players, making them think that they have received a Dragon chainbody drop. However, due to the beam of light update, this should no longer be a problem.
  • In real life, dust devils are a miniature whirlwind strong enough to whip dust and leaves into the air.

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