|Release date||6 December 2004 (Update)|
|XP per kill||583.8 (and 192.7 experience)|
|Examine text||A Greater Jungle demon. A magical aura emanates from its hide.|
The Jungle demon is a quest monster fought during the Monkey Madness quest. It uses extremely strong magic attacks and a halberd-like melee attack. It rarely hits below 150, and its spells rarely splash. It is possible to let the gnome guards around it take it to low life (about one quarter life points left), then range it from near a bridge to defeat it.
Another way to weaken the demon is with Silverlight or Darklight, though the demon will melee you when you're within range. You cannot let the 10th squad do all the work, or the demon will heal to 10% of its full health.
The Jungle Demon alternates between all four blast spells for its magic attacks, and its melee attack is like a halberd (which means that it can hit over a tile). Both types of attacks can hit up to 323 damage.
The recommended equipment to bring when fighting the Jungle Demon would probably be 2-3 four dose prayer potions depending on your prayer level (37 for Protect from Magic makes the fight considerably easier). Without Protect from Magic, a high magic defence and lots of food may be required. The rest of your inventory should have monkfish or better, as well as magic or ranging equipment, depending on your method of attack.
For weaker players, (not having 37 prayer) one could run to a safespot and let strong basic abilities cool down.
Melee is a possible way to defeat the demon, but it can hit up to 320 with both magic and melee, so it is recommended to stay as far away as physically possible. Use melee as a last resort.
Another method is just to stand right where you are teleported to for the fight (make sure to turn Auto Retaliate off), he will only use magic if you don't move from that spot, so just turn on Protect from Magic, and use range or magic attacks until he's dead. A few prayer potions would be useful in ensuring that you don't run out of prayer.
Using a cannon, fewer than twenty (20) cannonballs may be used, making the cannon the most effective way to kill the jungle demon. However, bringing a crossbow with the best bolts available to you is also very effective.
Although most demons are very weak to magic, the jungle demon is very resistant even against higher level blast spells, so it is not recommended.
There are bridges on the sides of the platform you can stand on but you cannot range the demon there. If you try, you will just run out and shoot where the demon can reach you. The demon cannot reach you when you are on the bridge though.
Try to lure the demon to where most of the 10th squad is so that they would do the most damage. However, the 10th squad will only do around 1-10 damage for each member, so do not rely solely on them, as it would take a very long time. The player must make the last attack against the demon or it will regenerate.
The Jungle Demon was for a long time the highest level quest monster in RuneScape, but since 15 May 2007, has been overshadowed by The Inadequacy, The Untouchable and The Everlasting, all of which are fought in Dream Mentor. Since 15 September 2008, these monsters also eventually were overtaken, making the Jungle Demon only the sixth highest level quest monster.
This monster's examine suggests that it is not unique, but part of a separate group of demons. The jungle demon is described as a greater jungle demon in the examine text, indicating that there are more than one of this breed and that there are possibly lesser jungle demons as well.
- Despite being considered a boss demon, it did not drop Infernal ashes after they were released. It drops regular ashes. This might be a mistake of Jagex.
- If you kill the demon as it kills you (or if kill it using Retribution or Wrath), the kill will count and you will be able to go finish the quest.
- The Questhelp for Monkey madness jokingly states that the Jungle Demon's gender is unknown and that "ignorance may be bliss in this matter".
|Preceded by||Title||Succeeded by|
|Nezikchened||Strongest quest monster in RuneScape (December 6, 2004 - March 15, 2006)||Black Dragon (Freeing Sir Amik Varze)|
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