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Greater demons are relatively strong demonic beings found in many remote locations throughout RuneScape. As most other demons do, they follow the god Zamorak. They are the fifth highest-levelled and second most accurate free-to-play monster, and have the third highest maximum hit for a free-to-play monster, excluding revenants, Quest monsters, or Dungeoneering monsters. In accuracy and maximum damage per hit, they were surpassed by the level 85 skeletons from the Stronghold of Security in 2006, and then by the hellhound in 2009.

Greater demons are more powerful than lesser demons, with highly accurate magic attacks. They are distinguished from lesser demons by their large wings and slightly greater stature.

Greater demons originate on Infernus, where they were called Alyaroth, as the other demons seen in Gielinor do. They are part of the Avernic race, which were tribal and primitive, and slaves to whoever was ruling Infernus at the time. At the time of Palkeera's memory of the realm, they were enslaved by the cannibalistic Chthonians, who were unable to consume the Avernics for some reason. Among the Avernic demons, the Tsutsaroth were the dominant tribe, ruling over the Alyaroth and Byzroth in a brutal manner.

Greater demons are often killed as a good source of crimson charms and as frequent droppers of clue scrolls. They provide good XP as a slayer task due to their low Defence. K'ril Tsutsaroth in the God Wars Dungeon counts as a greater demon for slayer tasks, allowing for a more challenging alternative.

Infernal urns can be useful when killing greater demons to collect the dropped ashes and grant 20% more prayer XP than just scattering them.

Strengths and weaknessesEdit

Greater demons only attack with magic and can hit accurately. This can make for a short trip for lower level players that may not have the proper gear to defend against these attacks. While greater demons can hit hard they do have a relatively low Defence, making them easier to kill than their level suggests. They are also classified as a big monster, taking up nine (3x3) squares. Players that choose to fight greater demons in close combat need to make sure they are prepared for the fight. As greater demons are available to be killed in both F2P and P2P worlds, the actual level of difficulty will vary depending on equipment available and skills trained. Armour with high defence against magic attacks is recommended when killing greater demons. Using a crossbow and bolts is the best attacking type against greater demons, and ranged is generally more effective than other attack classes. Use of a shield can be helpful, especially for those that are lower in Defence or are using rune armour. Lower-levelled players who have never killed greater demons before should bring plenty of good food and possibly an emergency teleport in case a hasty exit is needed. This will allow for the player to judge exactly how much damage they are taking and can adjust equipment as they see fit. At higher combat levels (104+), Greater Demons will pose little to no risk, though food or other supplies may still be necessary if killing large numbers of demons, such as for a slayer task.

Greater demons are weak to Darklight and holy water, like all demons. Although after Evolution of Combat, Silverlight is no longer a weakness.

LocationsEdit

Entrana Dungeon (m)Edit

The Entrana Dungeon is not a recommended spot for training, as no weapons or armour can be brought onto Entrana. It is almost completely unusable for warriors, and mages will not be able to cast spells because they can't bring a weapon, despite runes being allowed. If you wish to use ranged, it is suggested to bring bolts or arrows, an unfinished c'bow or bow, c'bow string or bowstring, threads, a needle, and several hides for making your armour. Be sure to not make any of the armour until you have gone into the dungeon or you will be forced off the island.

Brimhaven Dungeon (m)Edit

Brimhaven Dungeon is far from the nearest bank, but Edgeville/Burthorpe/Lunar Isle/Prifddinas lodestones for banking and Karamja lodestone for returning makes trips very short. The wild dogs there can also be killed for use with Bones to Peaches to extend your trip. There are plenty of greater demons in this location that are relatively easy to kill with very little damage if your combat level is above 125. The dungeon entrance fee is 875 coins; however with the use of Karamja gloves 3 (do not need to be worn) the entrance fee will be waived.

Forinthry DungeonEdit

The Forinthry Dungeon is dangerous as it is a PvP area and there is the threat of player killers. It is highly recommended to bring a one-click teleport such as a house teleport or wear a ring of life because you will drop all but 3 of your items if you die in the Wilderness. It is advised that you use the protect item prayer at all times. It is possible for a player to collect their things after dying to a greater demon here.

Ogre Enclave (m)Edit

The Ogre Enclave is a decent spot for mages and rangers. A single greater demon can be found wandering in one corner of the dungeon. There is also a cage full of demons in the opposite corner. Be aware though that ammunition may not be retrieved, other than with Telekinetic Grab. Halberds can also reach the demons, making it a viable location for warriors as well.

Kuradal's Dungeon (m)Edit

Kuradal's Dungeon may only be used by those with a greater demon task assigned by Kuradal (requires 110 combat and 75 slayer) or her superior Morvran, but is still a good location to fight them. For players with 80+ ranged, a Royal crossbow with royal bolts and a ferocious ring can kill the demons quite rapidly and cheaply. In this location aggression must be triggered by attacking one; after the first one is killed, the remainder of the demons will be aggressive towards the player that initiated combat.

Demonic RuinsEdit

For those desiring to stay a long trip at the Demonic Ruins, there is a nearby lobster fishing spot, ideal for players with at least level 40 Fishing, providing they have the means to cook the lobsters. It is very far from a bank and the Wilderness obelisks (the fastest way to reach the location besides Annakarl teleport in the Ancient Magicks spellbook) can be unreliable and unpredictable. Since it is located in the Wilderness, be aware that other players may attack you, and if you die, you will drop all but 3 of your items. This place is normally empty in many worlds due to its location (high 40s in the wilderness), meaning that if you are lucky enough to avoid PKers, you can gain up to 50-60k combat XP per hour here.

Wilderness VolcanoEdit

When ranging at the Wilderness Volcano and you have less than level 70, you should use an elder shortbow or an elder shieldbow. If you have a Ranged level of less than level 55, ranging these demons is not advised. However, the volcano is located in the Wilderness, they can also be found north of Edgeville Level 22, in between the Wilderness lodestone and the Dark Warriors' Fortress. Be careful as other players can attack you. Note that if you are killed by other players, you will drop all but 3 of your items. Teleport runes are advised and players training here should be aware of player killers who could appear at any time, though the area is seldom crowded.

Lava MazeEdit

The Lava Maze comes with both the risk of being attacked by other players and the risk of being attacked by poison spiders, which makes it unattractive to some players. Additionally, this area seems to have become more crowded recently. The Lava Maze is also located fairly far from a bank and other teleports makes this location more difficult to reach compared to other habitats of greater demons. However, if players manage to keep away from the poison spiders and player killers, they may be able to attain several uninterrupted kills here however it is not recommended as other locations are much easier to utilise.

StrategiesEdit

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DropsEdit

100% dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Accursed ashesAccursed ashes1Always204

CharmsEdit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
62%7%4%26%0.9–1%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 198,780 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Mithril platelegsMithril platelegs1Common1,239
Adamant 2h swordAdamant 2h sword1Common5,825
Adamant platelegsAdamant platelegs1Uncommon3,131
Rune maceRune mace1Rare7,615
Off-hand rune maceOff-hand rune mace1Rare8,254
Rune full helmRune full helm1Rare19,231

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common122
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon156
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon35
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(m)1Uncommon97
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Uncommon2,703
Grimy iritGrimy irit(m)1Uncommon2,421
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(m)1Uncommon2,701
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(m)1Uncommon5,083
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(m)1Uncommon4,811
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(m)1Uncommon3,714
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(m)1Uncommon3,592

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins50–2,384Common50–2,384
Pure essencePure essence55–66 (noted)Common1,485–1,782
Iron oreIron ore(noted)Common650
Gold oreGold ore(noted)Common568
Yew logsYew logs(noted)Common1,014
Ferocious ring (5)Ferocious ring(m)1Uncommon[1]Not sold
Wine of ZamorakWine of Zamorak1Rare8,731
Clue scroll (hard)Clue scroll (hard)(m)1RareNot sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy(m)1Very rareNot sold
  1. ^ Only in Kuradal's Dungeon.

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
A ring of wealth 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 sapphire1Common939
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,018
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common3,174
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,751
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare168,795–206,305
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common15,781
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common26,666
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,740
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare573,300–700,700
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,599
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,029
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,208,340–1,476,860
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare930
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon36,722
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare550,830–918,050
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,757
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,337
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common20,227–24,523
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,083,105–1,323,795
Vecna skullVecna skull1Rare73,659
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare959
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,219
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare444,795–561,126
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare111,605–140,794
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare42,900–60,060
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common15,390–18,810
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon200,475–245,025
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon26,149–29,790
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare311,400–380,600
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon38,800–213,400
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,780–15,620
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon130,860–159,940
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common36,218–41,392
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare349,245–426,855
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare971,730–1,187,670
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,166
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare617,490–754,710
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon416,430–508,970
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon423,990–518,210
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon213,930–261,470
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon152,505–186,395
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon13,328–15,232
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon13,118–14,992
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon261,568
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,028,250
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common6,750–8,250
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common12,195–14,905
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon175,950–215,050
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon11,492–13,858
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare114,075–139,425
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon30,285–37,015
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare565,650–691,350
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

Different appearanceEdit

Before graphical updateEdit

Before demons were updated, they had heads which resembled that of a horse, or the old head of all the dragons, as well as long thin limbs, fangs, and a solid red skin tone.

TriviaEdit

  • Before they were given a graphical overhaul on 28 January 2013, one variant of demon was purple and sported a different examine text of "Big, purple, and incredibly evil." This variant was changed to red along with its examine during the graphical rework.
  • On 4 February 2014 the greater demon underwent a drop table rework which resulted in them dropping more valuable and useful items.

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