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.


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.


100% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price


No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 277,100 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow15Uncommon2,235
Rune daggerRune dagger1Uncommon3,825
Mithril chainbodyMithril chainbody1Uncommon2,540
Dragon chainbodyDragon chainbody1Very rare[1]186,607
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common265
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common30
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common293
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common72
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Common2,224
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Common3,112
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon1,550
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon2,751
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare2,823
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Rare5,098
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare2,151
Coins 1000Coins600; 1,500Common600–1,500
Ugthanki kebabUgthanki kebab2Common782
Mithril barMithril bar(noted)Uncommon1,539
Bucket of sandBucket of sand(noted)Common248
Soda ashSoda ash(noted)Common24
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Common10
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Uncommon50
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Uncommon183
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Common65
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Common62
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Uncommon1,025
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Common607
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed1Uncommon26
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed1Common20
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed1Uncommon41
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed1Uncommon1,641
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Uncommon1,236
Irit seed 5Irit seed1Uncommon690
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon7,767
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Uncommon684
Soul runeSoul rune5Uncommon2,360
  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 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common884
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,119
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,851
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,585
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare161,325–197,175
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,175
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common20,645
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,683
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare525,735–642,565
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,641
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,005
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,088,100–1,329,900
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare890
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,585
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare563,775–939,625
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare65,160
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,570
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common26,781–32,469
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,059,750–1,295,250
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,461
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,432
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare408,265–515,042
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare114,855–144,894
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare38,375–53,725
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common30,780–37,620
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon269,100–328,900
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon14,616–18,270
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare330,660–404,140
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon27,800–152,900
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common15,120–18,480
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon211,500–258,500
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common39,116–44,704
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare377,190–461,010
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,077,120–1,316,480
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common42,060
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare630,900–771,100
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon336,600–411,400
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon182,970–223,630
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon186,435–227,865
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon162,855–199,045
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon9,044–10,336
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,576–10,944
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon428,304
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,067,860
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common17,100–20,900
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common14,265–17,435
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon213,300–260,700
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,192–15,908
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare130,950–160,050
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon33,750–41,250
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare388,530–474,870
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon2,375
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*268,789
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,885,212,297
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
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare40,774


  • 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.
  • As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for this monster was 60,000 kills[1].


  1. ^ Mod Shauny. Top 10 killers per Boss. 2 Feb 2018. "Here are the top 10 kills for each Slayer creature in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"