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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.

LocationsEdit

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.

DropsEdit

100% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
BonesBones1Always136

CharmsEdit

Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
55%12%6%26%0.9–1%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 264,227 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 dagger1Uncommon4,211
Mithril chainbodyMithril chainbody1Uncommon673
Dragon chainbodyDragon chainbody1Very rare[1]178,397
  1. ^ Estimated at 1/34,227 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common307
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common186
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common41
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common119
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Common2,722
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Common2,515
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon4,988
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon6,161
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare6,823
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Rare6,607
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare6,811

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Soul runeSoul rune5Uncommon1,820

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins600; 1,500UncommonNot sold
Anagogic ortAnagogic ort20CommonNot sold
Ugthanki kebabUgthanki kebab2Uncommon1,028
Mithril barMithril bar1 (noted)Uncommon1,345
Bucket of sandBucket of sand4 (noted)Uncommon208
AshesSoda ash4 (noted)Common108
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; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common886
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,639
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,669
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,252
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare191,340–233,860
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon18,224
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon39,377
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon13,302
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare598,590–731,610
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,819
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,586
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,289,880–1,576,520
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare900
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,002
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare570,030–950,050
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,310
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,915
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common24,182–29,318
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,124,010–1,373,790
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon40,426
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon879
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon514
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare795,015–1,002,942
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare228,150–287,820
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare82,350–115,290
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon25,650–31,350
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon212,175–259,325
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon28,756–32,760
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon357,120–436,480
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon73,200–402,600
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common13,950–17,050
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon236,520–289,080
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common45,525
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare409,725–500,775
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare912,870–1,115,730
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,051
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare630,765–770,935
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon501,930–613,470
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon379,800–464,200
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon194,085–237,215
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon131,985–161,315
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon104,762–119,728
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon118,510–135,440
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon379,060
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,543,710
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common11,250–13,750
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common6,975–8,525
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon85,500–104,500
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon14,620–17,630
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare145,125–177,375
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon31,140–38,060
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare629,100–768,900
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

  • 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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