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This article is about the lesser demon outside of Daemonheim. For the lesser demon in Daemonheim, see Lesser demon (Daemonheim).
|Release date||11 June 2001 (Update)|
|XP per kill||Unknown edit|
|Assigned by||Chaeldar, Vannaka|
|Always drops||Accursed ashes, Green Key (Melzar's Maze only)|
|Examine text||Lesser, but still pretty big.|
Lesser demons (commonly known as lessers), are a kind of demon, weaker than the closely-related greater demons. They have a maximum hit of 84 damage, 790 life points, hit at the speed of a scimitar, and regenerate at an average rate of 20 life points per minute. Lesser demons found within Daemonheim can use magic as well as melee attacks. When assigned by Vannaka or Chaeldar as a slayer assignment, killing a demon grants 78.6 slayer experience. Previously, K'ril Tsutsaroth and his body guards were classified as lesser demons and could be defeated to receive Slayer experience. However, this was changed by Jagex and is no longer the case.
Medium level players sometimes kill these monsters for experience as they have low defence, especially against magic. Higher levels are recommended to avoid training on these monsters as they have poor drops for their level compared to similarly-levelled monsters (the rune helm drop is too rare to amass decent profits). In free to play, players can train on cockroach soldiers as they have similar levels but much better drops. Keep in mind, though, that cockroach soldiers do not have the low defence that attracts so many players to train on lesser demons.
The lesser demon is the sixth strongest non-revenant, non-quest monster in free-to-play, only to be beaten by ankous in the Stronghold of Security, level 85 skeletons in the Stronghold of Security and Wilderness Volcano, cockroach soldiers in the Stronghold of Player Safety, greater demons in the Wilderness, and hellhounds in the Wilderness Volcano. They are very popular monsters to kill. One is fought as a boss in Melzar's Maze during Dragon Slayer in order to obtain the Green Key required for one of the map pieces. 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 (around mid 70s 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 lesser demons in the Wizards' Tower can be good for training Magic, Ranged, or alternatively melee using a halberd since the demon spawns inside of a cage. 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 for meleers, and rangers and mages should take a few pieces of good food in case they are attacked while the lesser demons are aggressive. With rune armour and a good weapon, a level 50 player could easily kill a lesser demon, although a few pieces of food may be necessary. It is also recommended for mages and rangers to find some sort of safe spot from which they may attack.
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, preferably the scimitar, longsword, or battleaxe. Two-handed swords are very accurate on demons due to their slash bonus, but they are only recommended for players with good defence, as they are two-handed. Members should use a dragon weapon or barrows weapon; higher level weapons are not necessary for a monster of this level.
There is a safespot for ranging, maging, and halberding in the Taverley Dungeon which can be used once the demons are no longer aggressive. This is not a multicombat area so it is also possible to attack while hiding behind other demons. There are also three safespots for ranging, maging, and halberding in the Crandor and Karamja Dungeon that are very useful, however this dungeon often becomes crowded on non-member servers. In Crandor, there are two lesser demons to train on with a few safe spots. This is a good spot for rangers (wearing full d'hide and using arrows/bolts of steel or better is recommended). Some of these safespots may not work anymore.
New players who are using Magic or Ranged may go to the Wizards' Tower and kill the caged lesser demon. However, this spot often gets crowded, and players may not get much experience. Bringing a few air and law runes 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. With the recent update that introduced 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. 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.
Prayer Training (F2P)
Medium-Higher level players using melee or any safe-spotters may opt to use these for free prayer training, in conjunction with accursed urns. With 790 LP, Assuming the player can kill at a rate of 1 per 15–30 seconds, one could earn 375xp per 6–13 minutes, averaging 37.5xp/min. At this rate, if compared to big bones, one would save 65850 coins an hour. Optimally, if one could defeat one lesser every 10 seconds, this rate would become 900xp/min, or 158040 coins an hour. This method can be extremely effective as it saves time by not having to pick up and scatter ashes, and is highly effective for rangers or mages that do not want to leave the safe spot, saving precious money already lost through runes or arrows.
In addition, players training at the Karamja volcano have the option of picking up two regular bone spawns that appear quite frequently.
Locations and Places
- Wizards' Tower (caged). Note: can only be attacked by magic spells, ranged or halberd. Can be taunted to make it say "Graaaagh!".
- Crandor and Karamja Dungeon
- Karamja Volcano resource dungeon
- Crandor island
- Melzar's Maze basement
- Level 42-47 Wilderness, in the Demonic Ruins area.
- Lava Maze
- Wilderness Volcano
- Forinthry Dungeon
- Taverley Dungeon
- Temple of Ikov dungeon, near the Guardians of Armadyl
- Viyeldi caves (used during the Legends' Quest)
- Champions' Guild basement, during the Champions' Challenge. (This is the Lesser Demon Champion which fights differently than regular lesser demons.)
Lesser demons are one of the 'races' who have lesser champions in the Champions' Challenge activity. 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 397
Charms (members Only)
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 37,965 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
- Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).
Weapons and armour
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Steel hatchet 1 Common 34 Steel scimitar 1 Common 124 Steel full helm 1 Common 198 Black 2h sword 1 Common 995 Mithril sq shield 1 Uncommon 719 Mithril chainbody 1 Uncommon 927 Rune helm 1 Rare 11,000 Black kiteshield 1 Rare 1,330
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Fire rune 6,30, 37, 45, 60, 120 Uncommon 60–1,200 Chaos rune 7, 12, 13, 24 Uncommon 287–984 Death rune 3,6 Rare 279–558
Herbs (members only)
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy guam 1 Rare 568 Grimy tarromin 1 Rare 258 Grimy marrentill 1 Rare 44 Grimy harralander 1 Rare 684 Grimy irit 1 Rare 1,750 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 7,998 Grimy ranarr 1 Rare 2,322 Grimy avantoe 1 Rare 4,033 Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 2,518 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 2,563 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 8,349
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 10–650 Common Not sold Gold ore 1–3 (2 or 3 noted) Uncommon 350–1,050 Jug of wine 1 Uncommon 73 Spin Ticket 1 Rare Not sold Champion scroll (lesser demon) (m) 1 Very rare Not sold Court Summons (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 drops
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- As of the 29 August 2006 update, the lesser demons' appearances were tweaked by Jagex, giving the demons a more unique and distinguished look than prior to this update. There are also different "forms" of lesser demon that look different.
- In another update, their defending animation and sounds were updated.
- The lesser demon located in the Wizards' tower holds the name "Lemmy", as mentioned by Saradomin in one of his god letters. However, in the 2011 Christmas event it is called Timmy. Another is named Carrot, from the first Postbag from the Hedge.
- Greater demon
- Black demon
- Abyssal demon
- Revenant demon
- Lesser Demon Champion
- Treasure Room (player owned house)
|Preceded by||Title||Succeeded by|
|Ice giant||Strongest monster in RuneScape||Greater demon|
|God Wars Dungeon|