|Release date||18 April 2005 (Update)|
|XP per kill||416.2 (and 137.3 experience)|
|Assigned by||Chaeldar, Sumona, Vannaka, Duradel or Lapalok, Kuradal|
|Examine text||The vacuumed face of evil.|
A dust devil is a slayer monster that requires level 65 Slayer to kill. A face mask, masked earmuffs, or slayer helmet is required to slay them, whether in the Smoke Dungeon or Chaos Tunnels, because of their effects on players without protection. Some players choose to train on dust devils for the coveted dragon chainbody, although it is a very rare drop.
- Smoke Dungeon - in the western part of the dungeon
- Chaos Tunnels - easily reached by entering the rift north of Edgeville Monastery, then taking the north-west portal from the gargoyles, running west through the mummies and taking the north-west portal, then 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 primarily use Ranged attacks, and are weak to crushing weapons. A Face mask, Masked earmuffs, a slayer helm, or a full slayer helm is mandatory when fighting them. If none of these items are worn, dust devils will drain a player's combat stats to 1. In addition, they will dramatically lower the player's prayer and summoning points, and deal rapid hits of 350 damage. This can quickly kill the player, so caution should be advised if one is attacked by accident without proper protection.
As they are weak to crush, the best way to kill these is with a Chaotic Maul or dual-wield Drygore maces. If your dungeoneering is low or you cannot afford the maces, a Saradomin Sword is a good alternative.
For players who find it difficult to kill more than 30 of these without eating then you could also bring a one-handed melee weapon (such as a chaotic rapier/longsword or abyssal whip) and any kind of shield. Using the Ultimate Ability Rejuvenate you can switch from your chaotic maul/Saradomin sword to your shield and 1-handed weapon and then heal 40% of your hitpoints over a short period of time. While this strategy is very useful, it will not generate the fastest kill rate, since the mentioned weapons do not cover the dust devils' crush weakness. In addition, Rejuvenate can only be used once every five minutes, though, so it is advised to bring food anyway. Regenerate can also be used as an alternative, as it doesn't require a shield, but is much less effective on the other hand.
Players need at least level 65 Slayer to fight these creatures. The protective headgear is also required just to survive in the Smoke Dungeon, one of the dust devil's habitats. In the Chaos Tunnels, their other habitat, the protective equipment is only required when fighting the devils themselves.
A good healing strategy is to use the spell Bones to Peaches to maximise one's stay. It is possible to use Guthans armour to heal, although players must be careful switching the helm with the face mask or the dungeon will hit them for 200 life points every 12 seconds or so, only allowing 3-4 hits in before having to switch back to the face mask. Use Guthan's armour to heal only on nearby fire elementals, pyrefiends, or fire giants.
If the player chooses to use the Chaos Tunnels instead, they will still need the facemask to kill the Dust devils themselves, but since there is no environmental smoke, Guthan's can be used to heal on the giant crypt rats, black demons, infernal mages, Zamorak warriors or the monks of Zamorak that surround the dust devil's chamber. The dust devils here are also closer to each other than the Smoke Dungeon allowing players to attack multiple dust devils at once to speed up their Slayer task, especially if players do not mind wasting their prayer points for Soul Split. Also a player will be able to use a combat familiar while in the Chaos Tunnels; it is recommended a player use a melee familiar, as dust devils are weak to melee (crush). A ghast familiar is also a decent option if one has completed Temple Trekking; its attack speed is higher than most familiars, and its special move can restore prayer if one uses Soul Split.
Players should also bring super sets if they are on a slayer task and want to finish it quickly. Alternatively, players with 68 Summoning can use a Bunyip to stay for long periods of time. It generally takes two pouches to complete a task. The vampyrism aura from the membership loyalty program can also keep your hitpoints up. Most players will need to bring along supplemental food, however those with high Defence and good defensive armour may not require any, especially due to the occasional 1-2 Ugthanki kebab drop.
Dust devils are weak to crush attacks, but an abyssal whip coupled with a dragon defender, Enhanced excalibur, or an off-hand dragon mace will work fine whilst having momentum active. Players with 85 attack and strength can easily kill them with minimal hits thus making them very fast to kill.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Bones 1 Always 83
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 212,467 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 Steel hatchet 1 Common 35 Rune arrow 12 Common 2,388 Red d'hide vambraces 1 Uncommon 2,009 Earth battlestaff 1 Rare 8,938 Rune dagger 1 Rare 4,357 Rune javelin 5 Rare 1,270 Dragon chainbody 1 Very rare 2,842,150
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Fire rune 37, 150, 300 Common 370–3,000 Chaos rune 5 Uncommon 205 Soul rune 2, 3, 5 Uncommon 242–605 Law rune 1 Very rare 180
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy guam 1 Common 539 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 44 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 249 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 652 Grimy ranarr 1 Uncommon 2,160 Grimy irit 1 Uncommon 1,743 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 4,171 Grimy cadantine 1 Uncommon 2,507 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 7,733 Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 2,471 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 8,019
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 15, 25, 50, 60, 150, 300, 396 Common Not sold Anagogic ort 20 Common Not sold Mithril bar 1 Common 1,525 Ugthanki kebab 1–2 Uncommon 636–1,272 Spin ticket 1 Rare Not sold Starved ancient effigy 1 Very rare Not sold Court summons 1 Very rare Not sold
Rare drop table dropsEdit
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- 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.
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