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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 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 price
BonesBones1Always187

CharmsEdit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
55%12%6%26%0.9–1%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 270,243 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 dagger1Uncommon3,755
Mithril chainbodyMithril chainbody1Uncommon1,108
Dragon chainbodyDragon chainbody1Very rare[1]261,612
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common133
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common195
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common33
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common92
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Common2,891
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Common4,398
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon2,976
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon6,286
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare4,201
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Rare6,772
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare3,561
Coins 1000Coins600; 1,500Common600–1,500
Ugthanki kebabUgthanki kebab2Uncommon1,150
Mithril barMithril bar(noted)Uncommon1,351
Bucket of sandBucket of sand(noted)Uncommon224
Soda ashSoda ash(noted)Common160
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Common2
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Common58
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Common75
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Common46
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Common554
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed1Common11
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed1Uncommon746
Soul runeSoul rune5Uncommon4,610
  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.
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 sapphire1Common1,003
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,182
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common3,224
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,881
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare219,645–268,455
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common19,128
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common25,276
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon13,583
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare611,235–747,065
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,115
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,897
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,252,080–1,530,320
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare950
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,417
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare561,255–935,425
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,159
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,547
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common21,357–25,893
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,053,675–1,287,825
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare72,324
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,410
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,170
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare505,180–637,304
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare155,675–196,390
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare49,250–68,950
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common14,445–17,655
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon249,975–305,525
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon26,064–32,580
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare304,920–372,680
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon35,400–194,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,960–15,840
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon209,340–255,860
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common40,012–45,728
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare385,830–471,570
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,001,880–1,224,520
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,475
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare622,125–760,375
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon438,570–536,030
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon483,930–591,470
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon292,365–357,335
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon180,000–220,000
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon10,528–12,032
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon8,778–10,032
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon390,232
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,492,900
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,050–4,950
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common11,025–13,475
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon143,550–175,450
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon12,920–15,580
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare128,250–156,750
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon38,970–47,630
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare657,180–803,220
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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