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Ripper Demons are Slayer monsters that can be found in a cave under the Abbey of St. Elspeth Citharede. They require level 96 Slayer to be killed. They are Chthonian demons and are affected by Silverlight and Darklight, as well as the Demon Slayer perk. When killing Ripper Demons, an elite version called Slasher Demon may spawn.

According to the miner journals and the diary of Jebediah Omnis, a prospector named Jebediah Omnis hired a group of miners to excavate a new mine underneath the Abbey. The miners reluctantly agreed, finding no ore in the process. One night, when they tried to leave the mine, they found that the entrance had mysteriously disappeared. Jebediah reanimated the mangled corpse of The Ripper, allowing it to search for new hosts. Over the course of the several days that they spent trapped in the mine, the remains of the previous Ripper started to latch onto the excavation party, painfully warping their bodies and turning them into ripper demons themselves. Jebediah Omnis turned out to be a vengeful Zarosian zealot who wanted to please his lord in reviving the legend of The Ripper.

Elite Mobs concept art - Ripper demon

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Ripper Demons can be found in an abandoned mine under the Abbey of St. Elspeth Citharede. To access the mine, climb down the steps near to the Abbey, east of Al Kharid's east gate. Even though the area can be entered through the Kharidian Desert, the steps on the path to the Abbey are faster.


When killing Ripper Demons, it is highly advised to use Protect from Melee/Deflect Melee along with Devotion and the Devoted/Enhanced Devoted perks (if available) in order to mitigate as much damage as possible. The demon attacks very hard (a max hit of around 1,700), are very accurate, and in a manner similar to Nail beasts, are capable of hitting up to 3 times per attack (Ripper demons can hit anywhere from 1-3 times per attack).

While Ripper Demons move around normally, upon being attacked, they stay static, only moving if the player is under them. If the demon cannot reach the player, they will immediately teleport to them and use Slaughter.

As the mine they are in is very cramped, area-of-effect abilities like Bombardment or Flurry are highly discouraged as they can hit multiple demons, especially in the main chamber where there are plenty of demons. A smaller chamber is next to the main chamber, which only contains three demons.

During the battle, when the Ripper Demon attacks the player, they will gain adrenaline (this is unaffected by Siphon and Natural Instinct). The amount of adrenaline they gain varies depending on how many hits they deal per attack; one hit fills up the bar rather slowly, while three hits per attack can fill it at an alarming rate. Once this bar fills, the demon has the ability to perform a special attack at any time; they may use it immediately, or wait for a long time before using it.

When the Ripper Demon performs the special attack, it will leap up into the air and disappear. Shortly afterwards, a shadow appears to the west of your location; this is where the Ripper Demon will appear. Players should note that if the demon cannot appear west of the player's location, the shadow may appear on top of them instead. If the player is next to or directly under the shadow, the demon will deal 32,000 damage, essentially killing the player in one hit. Resonance, Reflect and Debilitate have no effect on this damage, though it is possible to reduce it to safe amounts via the Lucky perk or the Saradomin/Zamorak warpriest set effects, though relying on them is highly discouraged. Immortality and Barricade will also work against this attack. Players should be aware that while Immortality heals 40% of your max health, it is dangerously close to 35% threshold. After avoiding the attack, the demon will not attack the player for a few seconds; use this time to quickly run back into melee distance before the demon attempts to use Slaughter on you. The Barge ability is useful for this purpose when using melee. Their adrenaline bar will also disappear for a while after using their special attack. There are some indications that they will only use their special attack once while in combat with a player similar to the Kal'gerion demon.

At all times, players should keep their health at 50% or higher. If their current health falls below 35% of their maximum amount, nearby demons will turn aggressive on the player and will most likely hit them with Slaughter. It is highly advised to teleport out if multiple demons attack you at once.

When the demon reaches 0 life points, it will perform a last-ditch struggle attack. The demon will spin uncontrollably on the spot, dealing 950 damage per tick to nearby players before dying. This damage can be reduced/blocked, though it is best to stay away until the demon drops onto the floor.


100% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Infernal ashesInfernal ashes1Always1,381


No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 2,514 kills.
4 charms are dropped at a time.
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Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Rune clawRune claw[note 1]1Common7,088
Off-hand rune clawOff-hand rune claw[note 1]1Common4,198
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,639
Rune platelegsRune platelegs1Uncommon36,960
Grimy iritGrimy irit(noted)Common9,240
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(noted)Common4,662
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(noted)Common14,955
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(noted)Common6,408
Coins 10000Coins10,003–11,939Common10,003–11,939
CoalCoal85–120 (noted)Uncommon11,815–16,680
Blood runeBlood rune36–47Common21,240–27,730
Wine of ZamorakWine of Zamorak2–6 (noted)Common18,708–56,124
Weapon poison++ (3)Weapon poison++ (3)1Uncommon17,950
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone2Uncommon23,444
  1. ^ a b A rune claw and an off-hand rune claw are dropped together.

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Raptor key part 2Raptor key part 21Rare[note 1]Not sold
Miner's journal 1Miner's journal 11Rare[note 2]Not sold
Miner's journal 2Miner's journal 21Rare[note 2]Not sold
Miner's journal 3Miner's journal 31Rare[note 2]Not sold
Miner's journal 4Miner's journal 41Rare[note 2]Not sold
Miner's journal 5Miner's journal 51Rare[note 2]Not sold
The diary of Jebediah OmnisThe diary of Jebediah Omnis1Rare[note 2]Not sold
Ripper clawRipper claw1Very rare[note 3]1,345,514
Off-hand ripper clawOff-hand ripper claw1Very rare[note 3]1,061,437
  1. ^ 1/512 chance;[1] only drops during Slayer tasks.
  2. ^ a b c d e f 1/100 chance of dropping.[2] These are dropped in numerical order with the diary being the final journal; each journal must be read to receive the next one. 100% drop rate when the player reaches 200, 400, 600, 800, 1,000 and 1,200 kills respectively.
  3. ^ a b 1/1,000 for either main or off-hand Ripper claws, 1/5,000 off-task.[3]

Rare drop tableEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common885
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,048
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,844
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,614
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare162,630–198,770
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,967
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common21,105
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,722
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare527,490–644,710
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,908
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,867
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,104,660–1,350,140
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare880
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,639
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare564,585–940,975
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare65,160
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,595
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common26,781–32,469
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,059,750–1,295,250
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,461
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,432
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare410,800–518,240
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare115,960–146,288
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare38,500–53,900
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common29,970–36,630
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon266,850–326,150
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,668–16,482
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare321,840–393,360
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon27,800–152,900
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common15,300–18,700
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon216,720–264,880
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common39,816–45,504
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare383,940–469,260
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,082,880–1,323,520
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common42,060
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare630,900–771,100
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon341,550–417,450
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon181,620–221,980
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon190,800–233,200
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon169,650–207,350
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon9,296–10,624
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,800–11,200
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon438,480
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,048,570
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common15,750–19,250
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common13,770–16,830
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon213,300–260,700
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,192–15,908
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare130,950–160,050
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon33,840–41,360
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare389,880–476,520
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon2,615
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*268,789
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,885,212,297
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot 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 price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare37,153



  • Upon release, Ripper Demons had the following properties that were changed on 28 November 2016:
    • Their spin attack dealt melee damage, but Protect/Deflect Melee and damage reducing abilities would be unable to reduce this damage. They can now be reduced/blocked.
    • Ripper Demons used to be aggressive if the player was at 50% or lower life points. This was changed to 35%.
    • The Ripper Demon's time to use their instant-kill attack was significantly prolonged.
    • Ripper Demons' drop tables were "substantially" buffed.
  • A bug caused a single Ripper Demon to attack the player as soon as they entered the mine, regardless of their current life points. This was fixed on 28 November 2016.
  • There is a glitch where after using their special attack, if the player has a non-combatant familiar, they will get a message the familiar only attacks in self-defence, even if the player did not order the familiar to attack the demon.
  • Using the Oldak coil as well as the best weapons/armour/potions/etc. while running in a circle, players can earn up to 1,130,000 Slayer experience per hour at Ripper Demons.
  • As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for these monsters was 13,763 kills[4].


  1. ^ Mod Timbo. "Dev Blog: Revealing Drop Rates." 17 November 2017. Existing Game Content Forums.
  2. ^ Mod Manti. "Dev Blog v2: QP master cape." 11 November 2015. Ninja Team Forums.
  3. ^ Mod Shauny. "Dev Blog: Revealing Drop Rates." 1 December 2017. Existing Game Content Forums.
  4. ^ Mod Shauny. Top 10 killers per Boss. 2 Feb 2018. "Here are the top 10 kills for each Slayer creature in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"