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Tormented demons are massive demons summoned and controlled by the Mahjarrat Lucien. They first appear in the Grandmaster quest While Guthix Sleeps, wherein Lucien uses Daemonicas Abhoris to summon two demons in the Ancient Guthix Temple and place them into a state of perpetual physical agony, healing their bodies as they burn and making them extremely hostile and aggressive. After the quest is complete, a total of six tormented demons may be found in the Temple. The ability to have them assigned as slayer tasks by Kuradal and Morvran can be purchased using 50 slayer points after completion of While Guthix Sleeps.

Tormented demons possess a number of formidable powers. They can attack with all three combat styles, shield themselves from damage, and even use protection prayers. They are often killed (either by single players, or teams of players) for their unique drops, namely dragon limbs, used to forge the dragon crossbow (which is in turn used to forge the Ascension crossbow), as well as the pieces of the dragon platebody. They also drop the dragon claw and off-hand dragon claw, both as part of the same drop, which are used to craft chaotic claws. Aside from these, they have a number of other valuable drops, such as charms, herbs, armour and weapons, and clue scrolls. Tormented demons drop rune equipment so is it a good idea to bring a charged spring cleaner set with dismantle mode which may bank the raw materials used to make the rune equipment, negating the need to fill the player's inventory as it goes straight to their banks and is more profit than selling the items themselves.

Despite being demons, these monsters do not take increased damage from holy water, although it does remove their fire shield. Additionally, dwarf multicannons cannot be set up in the tormented demons' lair. They can be easily killed with two combat styles, or one if a player uses a Steel titan to aid killing them.

Combat characteristicsEdit

Tormented demon Roar

The tormented demon's roar

Tormented demon fire shield

Damage being absorbed by the fire shield

Tormented demons attack with melee, Magic and Ranged, though they only use one style at a time. They can hit up to 1150 damage with any of these attack styles, and with very high accuracy; their attacks often hit players regardless of Defence level or armour quality. Fortunately, protection prayers fully block their attacks, so prayer switching is an effective and essential tactic when fighting them. Tormented demons change attack styles every 16 seconds or so; when they do, they rear back and roar, creating an area-of-effect Magic attack that can hit players behind cover. Their weakness changes randomly.

Defensively, tormented demons use protection prayers based on the combat style that is dealing the most damage to them. Once a tormented demon takes 3100 damage from a given attack style, it changes its protection prayer to defend against that style. For this purpose, any hit below 200 damage counts as 200 damage, unless the attack misses. Tormented demons' protection prayers do not run out, and for this reason at least two combat styles are necessary when fighting the demons. In addition to their protection prayers, each tormented demon is surrounded by a fire shield that reduces all damage dealt to them by roughly 75%. This shield can be taken down for 60 seconds by a successful hit with Darklight or Holy water. Each non-zero hit from either weapon resets the 60-second counter, and both auto-attacks and abilities work. (Note that for the purposes of their prayer-switching, hits through the fire shield are counted without the damage reduction.) The shield cannot be taken down with Darklight while the demon is using Protect from Melee, or with holy water and Protect from Ranged. Once stripped of their shields, tormented demons have relatively low Defence for their combat level.

Finally, the six tormented demons in the Ancient Guthix Temple are fairly close together. It is highly dangerous to be attacked by multiple demons at once because, as previously stated, their attacks are highly accurate. The most common tactic for dealing with their numbers is to lure all but one demon into a position where they become trapped, and then engage the remaining demon in combat.

Ancient Guthix Temple map
Tormented demon spawns. Click to view a larger version (opens on a new page).



100% DropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Infernal ashesInfernal ashes1Always1,957


Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 2,171 kills.
3 charms are dropped at a time.
Please add to the log.
(Only if 50 or more creatures are killed)


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant battleaxeAdamant battleaxe1Common1,924
Rune maceRune mace1Common7,882
Rune swordRune sword1Common11,954
Dragon clawDragon claw1Rare [1][2]120,424
Off-hand dragon clawOff-hand dragon claw1Rare [2]107,929


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune sq shieldRune sq shield1Common22,214
Rune chainbodyRune chainbody1Uncommon29,099
Rune full helmRune full helm1Uncommon20,206


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Herb seed 5Avantoe seed1–2Common1,086–2,172
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Common119
Herb seed 5Harralander seed1–2Common9–18
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1–3Common1–3
Herb seed 5Marrentill seed1–2Common5–10
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore1Common14
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1–3Common121–363
Herb seed 5Kwuarm seed1–2Common266–532
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed4–10Uncommon260–650
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1–2Uncommon960–1,920
Herb seed 5Ranarr seed1–3Uncommon1,018–3,054
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1–2Uncommon360–720
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1–4Uncommon456–1,824
Herb seed 5Toadflax seed1–2Uncommon487–974
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1–3Uncommon8–24
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed1–2Uncommon24,826–49,652
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed1–2Uncommon17,943–35,886
Grapevine seed 5Grapevine seed3Uncommon4,752
Herb seed 5Cadantine seed1–3Uncommon453–1,359


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1–11 (noted)Common377–4,147
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1–11 (noted)Common169–1,859
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1–11 (noted)Common24–264
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1–11 (noted)Common110–1,210
Grimy iritGrimy irit1–11 (noted)Common2,723–29,953
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1–11 (noted)Common5,770–63,470
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1–11 (noted)Common6,211–68,321
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1–11 (noted)Common2,923–32,153
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1–11 (noted)Common7,672–84,392
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1–11 (noted)Uncommon3,788–41,668
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1–11 (noted)Uncommon8,555–94,105

Gems and BarsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
DiamondDiamond4 (noted)Common7,980
Adamant barAdamant bar4 (noted)Common13,316

Runes and TalismansEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Death runeDeath rune20–40Common7,300–14,600
Law runeLaw rune20–45Common6,800–15,300
Fire talismanFire talisman4 (noted)Common16,244
Blood runeBlood rune10–20; 43Uncommon5,110–21,973

Other dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 10000Coins3,000–15,000CommonNot sold
Clue scroll (hard)Clue scroll (hard)1UncommonNot sold
Anagogic ortAnagogic ort20UncommonNot sold
Ruined dragon armour sliceRuined dragon armour slice1Very rare [3]569,208
Ruined dragon armour lumpRuined dragon armour lump1Very rare [3]440,382
Ruined dragon armour shardRuined dragon armour shard1Very rare [3]490,838
Dragon limbsDragon limbs1Rare [4]11,812,871
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1RareNot sold
Clue scroll (elite)Clue scroll (elite)1Very rareNot sold
Court summonsCourt summons1Very rareNot sold
  1. ^ Estimated at 1/299 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  2. ^ a b Main hand and off hand Dragon claw are dropped together
  3. ^ a b c Estimated between 1/1,091 and 1/1,205 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  4. ^ Drop rate roughly same as dragon claws 1/299.

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 1000Coins50; 250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common1,124
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,093
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Uncommon2,910
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1; 2; 45–55 (noted)Uncommon5,212–286,660
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon24,545
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon34,487
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1; 45–55 (noted)Uncommon13,375–735,625
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Uncommon57,845
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,246
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,406,160–1,718,640
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare895
Rune platebodyRune platebody18–22 (noted)Uncommon686,214–838,706
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,612
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,874
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Uncommon22,035–26,715
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Uncommon1,136,430–1,388,970
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon71,211
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Uncommon954,460–1,204,088
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Uncommon293,735–370,558
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Uncommon101,525–142,135
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon586
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon303
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon47,385–57,915
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon270,900–331,100
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon37,120–41,760
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon433,980–530,420
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon64,400–354,200
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Uncommon20,070–24,530
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon251,820–307,780
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common49,935
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare449,415–549,285
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare962,460–1,176,340
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,669
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare640,035–782,265
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon683,190–835,010
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon458,910–560,890
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon198,045–242,055
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon188,370–230,230
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon251,202–287,088
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon347,564–397,216
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon622,100
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Uncommon1,452,880
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Uncommon33,300–40,700
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Uncommon13,950–17,050
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon110,250–134,750
Yew logsYew logs68–82; 675–825 (noted)Uncommon21,148–256,575
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon46,395–56,705
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Uncommon686,880–839,520
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

Trivia Edit

  • Upon slaying a number of tormented demons, a player's Adventurer's Log reads "I killed X tormented demons, fewer tormented souls in the world must be a good thing." Upon slaying 100 or more tormented demons, a player's Adventurer's Log reads "I killed many Tormented Demons."
  • If a Tormented demon uses melee during the fight and is lured into a position where the player is diagonally across from the demon and attacks, it will not switch combat styles. This has yet to be fixed by Jagex.
  • Upon completion of Ritual of the Mahjarrat the examine text stays the same, as if Lucien was still alive.
  • There is a likeness of Lucien's face under the Tormented demon when it uses its fire shield.
  • A Tormented demon's attack does 1 damage, along with a few other monsters if the correct prayer is used. However, unlike other monsters, if Deflect curses were used, the demon still suffers from reflected damage (so if a hit that would be 360 be turned into 1, the demon would take 90 reflection damage). This has yet to be fixed by Jagex.
  • One of the two tormented demons fought during While Guthix sleeps doesn't have a dragon metal helmet and its burned face and grin can be seen. The concept art of Tormented Demon also lacks the helmet.
  • During the start of While Guthix Sleeps, Thaerisk Cemphier had reports of Lucien roving the Wilderness raising heroes from the dead. In Postbag from the Hedge 45, Phentes the Tormented says "Yet endlessly my death delayed". The armour they wear and their ability to use Prayer suggests that tormented demons might have once been these Wilderness warriors during or before the Third Age.
  • Tormented demons and Imps haven't been graphically updated with their fellow demons due to their unique models.
  • Unlike most demons, Tormented demons fade away instead of blowing up. Their death animation is similar to their attack changing animation.
  • Dragon platebody parts can be found on the Tormented demon. The ruined armour lump is the head, the ruined armour slice is the left arm and the ruined armour shard is the right leg.
  • On 4 February 2014, Tormented demons received an overhaul to their drop tables along with other demon species as chosen by the players from a Player Power poll.

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