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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.
— Slayer task hint

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 price


No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 269,209 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow15Uncommon2,265
Rune daggerRune dagger1Uncommon3,730
Mithril chainbodyMithril chainbody1Uncommon1,305
Dragon chainbodyDragon chainbody1Very rare[1]257,613
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common85
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common114
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common35
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common78
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Common2,500
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Common3,010
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon2,430
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon4,984
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare3,584
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Rare4,780
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare3,454
Coins 1000Coins600; 1,500Common600–1,500
Ugthanki kebabUgthanki kebab2Uncommon1,154
Mithril barMithril bar(noted)Uncommon1,201
Bucket of sandBucket of sand(noted)Uncommon312
Soda ashSoda ash(noted)Common236
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Common3
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Common80
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Common64
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Common119
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Common737
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed1Common10
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed1Uncommon1,019
Soul runeSoul rune5Uncommon3,420
  1. ^ Estimated at 1/34,227 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
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 tableEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
A ring of wealth, luck potion or collector's insignia are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common872
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,561
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,489
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,922
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare176,490–215,710
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,640
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common24,473
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,898
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare535,410–654,390
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,287
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,763
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,267,020–1,548,580
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare930
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,537
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare563,055–938,425
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,809
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,177
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common19,323–23,427
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,087,290–1,328,910
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare71,285
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,141
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare991
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare366,405–462,234
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare112,255–141,614
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare37,500–52,500
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common13,365–16,335
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon231,975–283,525
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon25,560–31,950
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare292,140–357,060
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon36,600–201,300
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common13,230–16,170
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon225,000–275,000
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common32,942–37,648
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare317,655–388,245
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,034,100–1,263,900
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common42,105
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare631,575–771,925
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon378,450–462,550
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon362,160–442,640
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon227,025–277,475
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon149,355–182,545
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon13,790–15,760
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon13,874–15,856
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon478,728
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,725,730
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,500–5,500
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,945–12,155
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon182,700–223,300
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon12,648–15,252
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare125,550–153,450
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon27,630–33,770
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare571,320–698,280
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot 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 price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold


  • Both "dirt devil" and "dust devil" are brands of a vacuum cleaner, hence the examine text; "The vacuumed face of evil".
  • In real life, dust devils are a miniature whirlwind strong enough to whip dust and leaves into the air.

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