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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, Helm of Keening 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.


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 life points. 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


Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 265,341 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow15Uncommon2,265
Rune daggerRune dagger1Uncommon4,179
Mithril chainbodyMithril chainbody1Uncommon630
Dragon chainbodyDragon chainbody1Very rare[1]284,131
  1. ^ Estimated at 1/34,227 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common224
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common203
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common54
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common152
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Common2,231
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Common1,686
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon3,614
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon4,851
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare4,680
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Rare4,912
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare4,780


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Soul runeSoul rune5Uncommon1,325


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins600; 1,500Uncommon600–1,500
Anagogic ortAnagogic ort20CommonNot sold
Ugthanki kebabUgthanki kebab2Uncommon1,032
Mithril barMithril bar1 (noted)Uncommon1,082
Bucket of sandBucket of sand4 (noted)Uncommon164
AshesSoda ash4 (noted)Common100
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Court summonsCourt summons1Very rareNot sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot 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 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common870
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,345
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,258
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,080
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare183,600–224,400
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon17,258
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon32,397
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,937
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare537,165–656,535
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,727
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,986
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,309,860–1,600,940
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare915
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,008
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare570,120–950,200
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,902
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,173
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common22,713–27,537
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,128,195–1,378,905
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon52,293
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon784
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon733
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare527,605–665,594
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare134,160–169,248
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare41,575–58,205
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon22,545–27,555
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon250,650–306,350
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon28,914–32,940
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon484,740–592,460
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon83,800–460,900
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common11,520–14,080
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon251,460–307,340
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common39,630
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare356,670–435,930
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare917,910–1,121,890
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,768
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare641,520–784,080
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon411,210–502,590
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon307,890–376,310
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon186,570–228,030
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon118,440–144,760
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon49,266–56,304
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon63,350–72,400
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon410,924
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,497,210
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common9,000–11,000
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common5,985–7,315
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon162,900–199,100
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon14,144–17,056
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare140,400–171,600
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon27,360–33,440
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare551,880–674,520
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


  • 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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