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For the elite version, see Dust devil (elite).
For the corrupted version requiring 97 Slayer, see Corrupted dust devil.
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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.
 
— 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 commonly drop two ugthanki kebabs at a time, which can be consumed for to heal for 25% of the player's maximum health, up to 1750 life points. 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 price
BonesBones1Always230

CharmsEdit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
55%12%6%26%0.9–1%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 275,189 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow15Uncommon2,280
Rune daggerRune dagger1Uncommon4,046
Mithril chainbodyMithril chainbody1Uncommon3,064
Dragon chainbodyDragon chainbody1Very rare[1]169,709
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common271
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common25
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common320
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common63
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Common2,708
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Common3,300
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon1,687
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon3,253
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare3,251
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Rare5,223
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare2,246
Coins 1000Coins600; 1,500Common600–1,500
Ugthanki kebabUgthanki kebab2Common960
Mithril barMithril bar(noted)Uncommon1,647
Bucket of sandBucket of sand(noted)Common220
Soda ashSoda ash(noted)Common20
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Common2
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Uncommon54
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Uncommon115
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Common37
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Common53
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Uncommon744
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Common994
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed1Uncommon9
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed1Common15
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed1Uncommon24
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed1Uncommon947
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Uncommon986
Irit seed 5Irit seed1Uncommon421
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon4,624
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Uncommon670
Soul runeSoul rune5Uncommon1,880
  1. ^ Estimated at 1/34,227 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Anagogic ortAnagogic ort20; 40Common[1]Not sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Court summonsCourt summons1Very rareNot sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
  1. ^ Dropped alongside herbs.

Rare drop tableEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves 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 sapphire1Common901
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,971
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,002
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,817
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare171,765–209,935
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common20,763
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common23,957
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,893
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare535,185–654,115
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,430
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,196
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,097,280–1,341,120
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare895
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,767
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare566,505–944,175
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,155
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,670
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common29,719–36,031
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,052,190–1,286,010
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,212
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,175
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare381,615–481,422
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare105,430–133,004
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare30,650–42,910
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common25,785–31,515
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon299,475–366,025
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon15,480–19,350
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare295,920–361,680
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon28,800–158,400
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common15,930–19,470
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon282,780–345,620
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common43,638–49,872
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare420,795–514,305
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,011,150–1,235,850
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,355
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare620,325–758,175
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon360,360–440,440
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon230,580–281,820
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon234,945–287,155
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon172,575–210,925
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon8,540–9,760
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,380–10,720
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon408,504
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,737,050
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common18,450–22,550
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common12,285–15,015
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon225,900–276,100
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,328–16,072
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare132,300–161,700
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon35,865–43,835
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare442,530–540,870
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon1,991
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*216,995
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,804,467,420
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

TriviaEdit

  • 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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