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|Release date||11 June 2001 (Update)|
|XP per kill||250.2 (and 82.5 experience)|
|Always drops||Accursed ashes|
|Examine text||Lesser, but still pretty big.|
|Assigned by||Chaeldar, Vannaka|
|Release date||28 January 2013 (Update)|
|XP per kill||938 (and 309.5 experience)|
|Always drops||Accursed ashes|
|Examine text||A herald of something bigger and scarier.|
|Assigned by||Chaeldar, Vannaka|
|Release date||1 December 2010 (Update)|
|XP per kill||221.5 (and 73 experience)|
|Examine text||This demon is under Eruni's influence.|
|Slayer XP||Unknown edit|
|Assigned by||Chaeldar, Vannaka|
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.
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 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 216,360 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.
- Wizards' Tower (trapped). Note: can only be attacked by magic spells, ranged or halberd. Can be taunted to make it say "Graaaagh!". See here for more info.
- Crandor and Karamja Dungeon
- Karamja Volcano resource dungeon
- Crandor island
- Melzar's Maze basement (1 only), See here for more info.
- Level 42-47 Wilderness, in the Demonic Ruins area (1 only)
- Lava Maze
- Wilderness Volcano
- Forinthry Dungeon
- Taverley Dungeon
- Temple of Ikov dungeon, near the Guardians of Armadyl
- Viyeldi caves (used during the Legends' Quest)
- With a Demon boss during a Demon Flash Mob Distraction and Diversion.
- Summoned by Eruni during the Do No Evil quest, and afterwards in the Dominion Tower.
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 1 Always 496
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 40,321 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 1 Common 178 Black 2h sword 1 Common 745 Black longsword 1 Common 269 Off-hand black longsword (m) 1 Common 200 Black kiteshield 1 Common 867 Mithril platelegs 1 Common 1,011 Mithril 2h sword 1 Uncommon 1,032 Mithril sq shield 1 Uncommon 498 Mithril chainbody 1 Uncommon 658 Rune helm 1 Rare 10,641
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Fire rune 4–120 Uncommon 200–6,000 Chaos rune 6–24 Uncommon 246–984 Death rune 10–20 Uncommon 1,690–3,380
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy guam 1 Common 741 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 34 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 72 Grimy harralander (m) 1 Rare 183 Grimy ranarr (m) 1 Rare 3,235 Grimy irit (m) 1 Rare 2,685 Grimy avantoe (m) 1 Rare 4,633 Grimy kwuarm (m) 1 Rare 4,476 Grimy cadantine (m) 1 Rare 1,695 Grimy lantadyme (m) 1 Rare 10,139 Grimy dwarf weed (m) 1 Rare 12,534
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 10–2,543 Common Not sold Gold ore 1–3 (noted) Uncommon 340–1,020 Grapes 1 (noted) Uncommon 1,598 Spirit sapphire (m) 1 Rare Not sold Spirit emerald (m) 1 Rare Not sold Spirit ruby (m) 1 Rare Not sold Court summons (m) 1 Rare Not sold Champion's scroll (lesser demon) (m) 1 Very rare Not sold Starved ancient effigy (m) 1 Very rare Not sold Clue scroll (medium) (m) 1 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.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 250 – 450; 3,000;
9,000; 10,000; 12,000
Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,498 Uncut emerald 1 Common 3,035 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,586 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 7,427 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 18,544 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 42,254 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 15,600 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,551 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 15,835 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,260 Rune javelin 5 Rare 865 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,160 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,179 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,439 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 35,969 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 791,750 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,275 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,737 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,381 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 58,739 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 19,400 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,268,250 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,200–74,000 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,621,800 Air orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 2,565,000 Fire orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 2,135,000 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 100,064 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 13,268 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 81,725–114,415 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 80,025–112,035 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 1,054 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 372 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 9,500–285,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 6,080–24,320 Soul rune 20 Rare 3,200 Law rune 45 Rare 14,535 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 8,450–20,449 Blood rune 50 Rare 15,700 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 47,500–380,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 369,000–738,000 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 90,150–300,500 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 34,050–1,702,500 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 366,750–1,956,000 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 10,500 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,185,600 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 3,439,000–24,073,000 Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) Rare 14,516–2,177,400 Clean ranarr 33 (noted) Uncommon 110,154 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 120,125–1,201,250 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 146,280–585,120 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 77,020–770,200 Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) Very rare 211,750 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 6,360 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 68,499–3,424,950 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 161,158–1,128,106 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,074,350 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 2,425 Torstol seed 1–31 Rare 25,317–784,827 Fellstalk seed 2 Rare 2,352 Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) Rare 24,950–9,980,000 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (FM) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (WC) 1 Very rare Not sold
- 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 1 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.
|Preceded by||Title||Succeeded by|
|Ice giant||Strongest monster in RuneScape||Greater demon|