|Release date||18 April 2005 (Update)|
|XP per kill||424.8 (and 140.1 experience)|
|Examine text||The vacuumed face of evil.|
|Assigned by||Chaeldar, Sumona, Vannaka, Duradel or Lapalok, Kuradal|
A dust devil is a slayer monster that requires level 65 Slayer to kill. A face mask, masked earmuffs, slayer 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 - in the western part 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, then 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.||”|
Dust devils primarily use Ranged attacks, and are weak to crushing weapons. A Face mask, Masked earmuffs, a Mask of Dust, a Helm of Devilry, a slayer helm, or a full slayer helm is mandatory when fighting them. If none of these items are worn, dust devils will drain a player's combat stats to 1. In addition, they will dramatically lower the player's prayer and summoning points, and deal rapid hits of 350 damage. This can quickly kill the player, so caution should be advised if one is attacked by accident without proper protection.
As they are weak to crush, the best way to kill these is with a Chaotic Maul or dual-wield Drygore maces. If your dungeoneering is low or you cannot afford the maces, a Saradomin Sword is a good alternative.
For players who find it difficult to kill more than 30 of these without eating then you could also bring a one-handed melee weapon (such as a chaotic rapier/longsword or abyssal whip) and any kind of shield. Using the Ultimate Ability Rejuvenate you can switch from your chaotic maul/Saradomin sword to your shield and 1-handed weapon and then heal 40% of your life points over a short period of time. While this strategy is very useful, it will not generate the fastest kill rate, since the mentioned weapons do not cover the dust devils' crush weakness. In addition, Rejuvenate can only be used once every five minutes, though, so it is advised to bring food anyway. Regenerate can also be used as an alternative, as it doesn't require a shield, but is much less effective on the other hand.
Players need at least level 65 Slayer to fight these creatures. The protective headgear is also required just to survive in the Smoke Dungeon, one of the dust devil's habitats. In the Chaos Tunnels, their other habitat, the protective equipment is only required when fighting the devils themselves.
A good healing strategy is to use the spell Bones to Peaches to maximise one's stay. It is possible to use Guthans armour to heal, although players must be careful switching the helm with the face mask or the dungeon will hit them for 200 life points every 12 seconds or so, only allowing 3-4 hits in before having to switch back to the face mask. Use Guthan's armour to heal only on nearby fire elementals, pyrefiends, or fire giants.
If the player chooses to use the Chaos Tunnels instead, they will still need the facemask to kill the Dust devils themselves, but since there is no environmental smoke, Guthan's can be used to heal on the giant crypt rats, black demons, infernal mages, Zamorak warriors or the monks of Zamorak that surround the dust devil's chamber. The dust devils here are also closer to each other than the Smoke Dungeon allowing players to attack multiple dust devils at once to speed up their Slayer task, especially if players do not mind wasting their prayer points for Soul Split. Also a player will be able to use a combat familiar while in the Chaos Tunnels; it is recommended a player use a melee familiar, as dust devils are weak to melee (crush). A ghast familiar is also a decent option if one has completed Temple Trekking; its attack speed is higher than most familiars, and its special move can restore prayer if one uses Soul Split.
Players should also bring super sets if they are on a slayer task and want to finish it quickly. Alternatively, players with 68 Summoning can use a Bunyip to stay for long periods of time. It generally takes two pouches to complete a task. The vampyrism aura from the membership loyalty program can also keep your life points up. Most players will need to bring along supplemental food, however those with high Defence and good defensive armour may not require any, especially due to the occasional 1-2 Ugthanki kebab drop.
Dust devils are weak to crush attacks, but an abyssal whip coupled with a dragon defender, Enhanced excalibur, or an off-hand dragon mace will work fine whilst having momentum active. Players with 85 attack and strength can easily kill them with minimal hits thus making them very fast to kill.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Bones 1 Always 236
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 224,529 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 Steel hatchet 1 Common 31 Rune arrow 12, 24 Common 1,788–3,576 Red d'hide vambraces 1 Uncommon 1,859 Earth battlestaff 1 Rare 8,839 Rune dagger 1 Rare 4,460 Rune javelin 5 Rare 880 Dragon chainbody 1 Very rare 2,338,010
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Fire rune 37, 150, 300 Common 777–6,300 Chaos rune 5 Uncommon 210 Soul rune 2, 3, 5 Uncommon 254–635 Law rune 1 Very rare 355
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy guam 1 Common 540 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 62 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 52 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 200 Grimy ranarr 1 Uncommon 1,974 Grimy irit 1 Uncommon 2,741 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 4,721 Grimy cadantine 1 Uncommon 3,234 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 10,194 Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 2,769 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 11,745
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 15, 25, 50, 60, 150, 300, 396 Common Not sold Anagogic ort 20 Common Not sold Mithril bar 1 Common 2,149 Ugthanki kebab 1–2 Uncommon 1,124–2,248 Spin ticket 1 Rare Not sold Starved ancient effigy 1 Very rare Not sold Court summons 1 Very rare Not sold
Rare drop table dropsEdit
- This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth improves the chances when equipped but is not required to access the table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 250 – 450, 3,000, 9,000, 10,000, 12,000 Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,752 Uncut emerald 1 Common 3,259 Uncut ruby 1 Common 4,669 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 8,651 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 24,402 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 39,824 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 16,883 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,204 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,622 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,326 Rune javelin 5 Rare 880 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,060 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,428 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,185 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,452 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 831,100 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,417 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,363 Shield left half 1 Very rare 66,362 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,680 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 12,400 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,269,900 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,350–74,500 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,511,800 Air orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 4,082,000 Fire orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 3,286,000 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 89,088 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 10,979 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 16,875–23,625 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 83,550–116,970 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 99 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 132 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 10,500–315,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 5,640–22,560 Soul rune 20 Rare 2,540 Law rune 45 Rare 15,975 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 4,900–11,858 Blood rune 50 Rare 11,200 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 37,500–300,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 454,000–908,000 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 83,250–277,500 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 24,450–1,222,500 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 454,200–2,422,400 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 11,200 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,028,200 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 3,822,000–26,754,000 Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) Rare 13,008–1,951,200 Clean ranarr 33 (noted) Uncommon 67,386 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 109,025–1,090,250 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 135,330–541,320 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 59,610–596,100 Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) Very rare 52,250 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 8,943 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 72,350–3,617,500 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 157,799–1,104,593 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,536,690 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 2,509 Torstol seed 1–31 Rare 20,025–620,775 Fellstalk seed 2 Rare 1,052 Yew logs 100–20,000 (noted) Rare 48,600–9,720,000 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 Very rare Not sold
- 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".
- They also have a resemblance to the stress release toy Popping Martian (Martian Popper, Bug Out Bob).
- Although they drop bones, Dust devils do not appear to have bones, as they are supposedly filled with air.
- Many of their drops are the colour of dragon metal (crimson charm, red d'hide vambraces, uncut ruby). This often misleads players, making them think that they have received a Dragon chainbody drop.
- In real life, dust devils are a miniature whirlwind strong enough to whip dust and leaves into the air.