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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 and hellhounds in the Wilderness, 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.

TrainingEdit

Lesser demons are effective training monsters for players that are medium to high levelled (above 80 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 as an emergency teleport, as its animation is unhindered by attacks. This method became somewhat outdated with the introduction of lodestones; the Port Sarim lodestone in combination with the Edgeville stone and bank may be faster. However, lodestone teleport is interrupted 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 165,600 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.

LocationsEdit

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)[source needed].

DropsEdit

100%Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Accursed ashesAccursed ashes1Always260

Charms (m)Edit

Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
94%2%0.7–0.8%3%0.6–0.7%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 42,300 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
Please add to the log.
(Only if 50 or more creatures are killed)

Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Black hatchetBlack hatchet1Common86
Black 2h swordBlack 2h sword1Common693
Black longswordBlack longsword1Common255
Off-hand black longswordOff-hand black longsword (m)1Common190
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield1Common789
Mithril platelegsMithril platelegs1Common1,001
Mithril 2h swordMithril 2h sword1Uncommon941
Mithril sq shieldMithril sq shield1Uncommon441
Mithril chainbodyMithril chainbody1Uncommon650
Rune helmRune helm1Rare10,627

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Fire runeFire rune4–120Uncommon244–7,320
Chaos runeChaos rune6–24Uncommon300–1,200
Death runeDeath rune10–20Uncommon3,380–6,760

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common383
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common26
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common175
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander (m)1Rare117
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr (m)1Rare3,277
Grimy iritGrimy irit (m)1Rare2,837
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe (m)1Rare5,584
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm (m)1Rare6,069
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine (m)1Rare3,375
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme (m)1Rare7,625
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed (m)1Rare8,468

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins10–2,543CommonNot sold
Gold oreGold ore1–3 (noted)Uncommon222–666
GrapesGrapes1 (noted)Uncommon1,349
LobsterLobster1Uncommon352
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire (m)1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald (m)1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby (m)1RareNot sold
Court summonsCourt summons (m)1RareNot sold
Champion's scroll (lesser demon)Champion's scroll (lesser demon) (m)1Very rareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy (m)1Very rareNot sold
Clue scroll (medium)Clue scroll (medium) (m)1Very rareNot 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 1000Coins50; 250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common1,171
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,024
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Uncommon3,029
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1; 2; 45–55 (noted)Uncommon5,464–300,520
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon24,552
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon36,222
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1; 45–55 (noted)Uncommon13,677–752,235
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Uncommon57,878
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,366
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,385,100–1,692,900
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,099
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,777
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,926
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Uncommon21,470–26,030
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Uncommon1,139,265–1,392,435
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon70,436
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Uncommon949,000–1,197,200
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Uncommon312,845–394,666
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Uncommon106,125–148,575
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon585
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon312
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon45,765–55,935
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon252,900–309,100
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon36,800–41,400
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon386,640–472,560
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon61,200–336,600
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Uncommon19,980–24,420
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon234,360–286,440
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common43,545
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare391,905–478,995
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare952,920–1,164,680
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,630
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare639,450–781,550
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon637,920–779,680
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon415,440–507,760
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon227,700–278,300
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon185,535–226,765
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon236,292–270,048
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon335,902–383,888
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon597,552
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Uncommon1,305,080
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Uncommon34,650–42,350
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Uncommon13,950–17,050
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon99,900–122,100
Yew logsYew logs68–82; 675–825 (noted)Uncommon20,332–246,675
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon44,910–54,890
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Uncommon660,150–806,850
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1RareNot 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 market price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold

VarietiesEdit

TriviaEdit

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