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Lesser demons are a kind of demon weaker than the closely-related greater demons, categorized by the absence of wings. They have 5000 life points, a maximum hit of 200 damage, hit at the speed of a scimitar or mace, and regenerate at an average rate of 20 life points per minute. All lesser demons use a magic projectile attack.

Lesser demons originate on Infernus, where they were called Byzroth, 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.

In Free to play worlds, higher levels are recommended to train Magic on these monsters as they provide one of the best experience rates for Magic. Though they have inferior drops compared to similarly-levelled monsters, like the cockroach soldier, one can still make a decent amount of money per hour while training Magic. Lesser demons also always drop accursed ashes for training prayer. Also, it's best to train on lesser demons and avoid cockroach soldiers if you're training range. This is because lesser demons have a weakness to ranged attacks and cockroach soldiers don't. Therefore, medium level players sometimes kill these monsters for ranged experience as they have low defence, especially against bolts. However, it is advised that higher-levelled players train melee on deadly red spiders instead.

The lesser demon is the fourth strongest non-revenant, non-quest monster in free-to-play, only to be beaten by greater demons in the Wilderness, hellhounds in the Wilderness Volcano, and deadly red spiders which are located in various locations. They are one of the strongest free-to-play monsters found outside of the Wilderness. This is the fourth monster to have the title: Strongest Monster in RuneScape from RuneScape Classic. It was the strongest monster available to Instant Demo players.


Lesser demons are effective training monsters for players that are medium to high levelled (above 140 combat level). Since Karamja has many fishing spots, players may fish for food on the island if they run out, or members can go through the cave and go to the bank in TzHaar City to re-stock on food. Fighting the lesser demon in the Wizards' Tower can be good for training Magic, Ranged, or alternatively melee using a halberd since the demon spawns inside of a magical ward. The respawn time of a lesser demon is quick, which means experience may be gained quickly killing them. It is recommended for meleers to wear strong armour such as adamant, rune or Barrows armour, and rangers and mages should take a few pieces of good food in case they are attacked while the lesser demons are aggressive. With blue dragonhide and a good bow, a player could easily kill a lesser demon, although a few pieces of food may be necessary.

Lesser demons are affected by the powers of Silverlight and Darklight, which increase damage inflicted by 60%. However, many players find these weapons to still be rather inaccurate. F2P players are instead recommended to use a rune weapon. The type of weapon doesn't matter as the demons are weak to ranged attacks and not melee, but ideal choices include the 2h sword for its damage output and the mace for its prayer bonus and attack speed. Members should use a dragon weapon or barrows weapon; higher level weapons are not necessary for a monster of this level.

New players who are using Magic or Ranged may go to the Wizards' Tower and kill the trapped lesser demon. However, this spot often gets crowded, and players may not get much experience. Bringing a few law runes and a staff of air to tele-grab any good drops (such as the rune helm) is advised. Otherwise it will not be possible to pick up any of the demon's drops. Using urns, it is possible to train prayer at this location as well, without using tele-grab; when the demon is slain, its accursed ashes are directly added to the accursed urn without any action by the player.

A rapid way to kill demons and bank their drops or pick up food is to use the explorer's ring 3 or higher. Cabbage-port, run to the pier, go to the Karamja dungeon, kill demons, cabbage-port when you have enough, and deposit the drops at the deposit box near the Entrana ship or pick up food at the Draynor bank. The ring will double up as an emergency teleport as its animation is unhindered by attacks. This method was somewhat outdated with the introduction of lodestones; the Port Sarim lodestone in combination with the Edgeville stone and bank may be faster. Lodestone teleport is interupted by combat and cannot be used as an emergency teleport.

Prayer Training (F2P) Edit

Medium-Higher level players using magic may opt to use these for free prayer training, in conjunction with accursed urns. At level 90+ magic, the player can kill lesser demons at a rate of 1 per 10 seconds, or about 360 per hour, which amounts to 5,375 xp/hr while using accursed urns. If compared to big bones, one would save 213,480 coins an hour.

In addition, players training at the Karamja volcano have the option of picking up two regular bone spawns that appear quite frequently.

Locations and PlacesEdit

Free-to-play (F2P)Edit

Members (P2P)Edit

Champions' ChallengeEdit

Lesser demons are one of the 'races' who have lesser champions in the Champions' Challenge Distraction and Diversion. To fight the Lesser Demon Champion, the player must kill lesser demons until one drops a Champion scroll, which is an extremely rare drop (1 in 5000).



  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Accursed ashes Accursed ashes 1 1 Always 555

Charms (members Only)Edit

Charm drop percentages
No charms Gold charm Green charm Crimson charm Blue charm






Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 39,403 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
Black hatchet Black hatchet 1 2 Common 80
Black 2h sword Black 2h sword 1 2 Common 710
Black longsword Black longsword 1 2 Common 216
Off-hand black longsword Off-hand black longsword 1 2 Common 526
Black kiteshield Black kiteshield 1 2 Common 877
Mithril platelegs Mithril platelegs 1 2 Common 1,015
Mithril 2h sword Mithril 2h sword 1 3 Uncommon 998
Mithril sq shield Mithril sq shield 1 3 Uncommon 496
Mithril chainbody Mithril chainbody 1 3 Uncommon 680
Rune helm Rune helm 1 4 Rare 10,688


  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Fire rune Fire rune 4–120 3 Uncommon 148–4,440
Chaos rune Chaos rune 6–24 3 Uncommon 246–984
Death rune Death rune 10 3 Uncommon 1,170


  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1 2 Common 516
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 2 Common 39
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 2 Common 78
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander (m) 1 4 Rare 210
Grimy irit Grimy irit (m) 1 4 Rare 2,821
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed (m) 1 4 Rare 10,592
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr (m) 1 4 Rare 3,013
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe (m) 1 4 Rare 4,713
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm (m) 1 4 Rare 2,909
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine (m) 1 4 Rare 1,973
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme (m) 1 4 Rare 9,177


  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Coins 1000 Coins 10–1,655 2 Common Not sold
Gold ore Gold ore 1–3 (noted) 3 Uncommon 378–1,134
Grapes Grapes 1 (noted) 3 Uncommon 2,048
Jug of wine Jug of wine 1 3 Uncommon 67
Spirit sapphire Spirit sapphire 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit emerald Spirit emerald 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit ruby Spirit ruby 1 4 Rare Not sold
Court summons Court Summons (m) 1 4 Rare Not sold
Champion's scroll (lesser demon) Champion scroll (lesser demon) (m) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Ancient effigy Starved ancient effigy (m) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Clue scroll Clue scroll (medium) (m) 1 5 Very rare Not sold

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Coins 250 Coins 250 – 450; 3,000;
9,000; 10,000; 12,000
2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,338
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 3,129
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,288
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 6,912
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 19,344
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 40,944
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 14,721
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 9,881
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,641
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,166
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 890
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,140
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,607
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,312
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,111
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 832,050
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,283
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,599
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,558
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 60,114
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 11,800
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,260,300
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 4 Rare 22,650–75,500
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,607,600
Air orb Air orb 1,000 (noted) 4 Rare 2,913,000
Fire orb Fire orb 1,000 (noted) 4 Rare 2,086,000
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 140,908
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 11,495
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 35,825–50,155
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 47,050–65,870
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 633
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 464
Pure essence Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 6,500–195,000
Nature rune Nature rune 20–80 4 Rare 6,360–25,440
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 2,880
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 12,960
Death rune Death rune 50, 121 4 Rare 5,850–14,157
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 10,400
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 40,875–327,000
Raw shark Raw shark 250–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 419,750–839,500
Big bones Big bones 150–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 88,950–296,500
Coal Coal 150–7,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 28,800–1,440,000
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) 3 Uncommon 376,200–2,006,400
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 10,100
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,059,900
Adamant bar Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) 4 Rare 3,406,000–23,842,000
Rune bar Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) 4 Rare 13,067–1,960,050
Clean ranarr Clean ranarr 33 (noted) 3 Uncommon 103,059
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 105,300–1,053,000
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) 3 Uncommon 131,460–525,840
Clean torstol Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) 3 Uncommon 65,930–659,300
Saradomin brew (4) Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) 5 Very rare 99,250
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 8,517
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1–50 4 Rare 69,712–3,485,600
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1–7 4 Rare 156,652–1,096,564
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,019,270
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 4 Rare 1,394
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1–31 4 Rare 17,547–543,957
Fellstalk seed 5 Fellstalk seed 2 4 Rare 1,796
Yew logs Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) 4 Rare 27,300–10,920,000
Crystal triskelion fragment 1 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2 Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3 Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 5 Very rare Not sold

Universal dropsEdit

Universal drops are dropped by every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Key token Key token 1 4 Rare Not sold



  • The Lesser demons fought during Do No Evil still use their old graphics, although they use the correct ones in the Dominion Tower.
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