|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 - 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.||”|
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.
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 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 forgo 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.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Bones 1 Always 330
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 230,535 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 12 Common 1,800 Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,304 Red d'hide vambraces 1 Uncommon 1,805 Earth battlestaff 1 Rare 8,921 Dragon chainbody 1 Very rare 1,962,249
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Fire rune 37, 150 Common 1,591–6,450 Chaos rune 5, 10 Uncommon 205–410 Soul rune 2, 5 Uncommon 268–670 Law rune 1 Very rare 296
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy guam 1 Common 515 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 78 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 40 Grimy harralander 1 Common 201 Grimy ranarr 1 Common 3,116 Grimy irit 1 Common 3,002 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 4,487 Grimy cadantine 1 Uncommon 2,034 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 9,440 Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 2,876 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 10,082
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 15, 25, 50, 60 Common Not sold Anagogic ort 20 Common Not sold Ugthanki kebab 2 Common 2,018 Mithril bar 1 Uncommon 1,972 Spirit sapphire 1 Rare Not sold Spirit emerald 1 Rare Not sold Spirit ruby 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 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 1,387 Uncut emerald 1 Common 3,026 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,294 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 6,687 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 21,945 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 42,746 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 14,154 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,379 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,692 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,227 Rune javelin 5 Rare 865 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,200 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,388 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,420 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,114 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 834,600 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,475 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,642 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,729 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 60,141 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 11,400 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,254,000 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,500–75,000 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,611,400 Air orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 2,647,000 Fire orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 2,158,000 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 136,971 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 11,420 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 36,525–51,135 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 55,825–78,155 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 526 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 517 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 6,000–180,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 6,820–27,280 Soul rune 20 Rare 2,680 Law rune 45 Rare 13,320 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 5,550–13,431 Blood rune 50 Rare 11,000 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 41,750–334,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 438,000–876,000 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 89,100–297,000 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 28,800–1,440,000 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 375,150–2,000,800 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 10,200 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,091,400 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 3,410,000–23,870,000 Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) Rare 13,043–1,956,450 Clean ranarr 33 (noted) Uncommon 106,161 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 107,925–1,079,250 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 123,780–495,120 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 66,990–669,900 Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) Very rare 98,750 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 9,213 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 70,800–3,540,000 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 162,101–1,134,707 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,067,490 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 1,366 Torstol seed 1–31 Rare 18,781–582,211 Fellstalk seed 2 Rare 1,962 Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) Rare 27,200–10,880,000 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
- Universal drops are dropped by every monster outside of Daemonheim.
- These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Key token 1 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.