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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 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.

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).

StrategyEdit

DropsEdit

100% DropsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Infernal ashes Infernal ashes 1 1 Always 2,120

CharmsEdit

Charm drop percentages
No charms Gold charm Green charm Crimson charm Blue charm

24–27%

12–15%

8–10%

14–16%

36–40%

Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 1,902 kills.
3 charms are dropped at a time.

Please add to the log (only if 15 or more creatures killed).


WeaponsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant battleaxe Adamant battleaxe 1 2 Common 1,985
Rune mace Rune mace 1 2 Common 7,837
Rune sword Rune sword 1 2 Common 11,810
Dragon claw Dragon claw 1 4 Rare [1][2] 252,526
Off-hand dragon claw Off-hand dragon claw 1 4 Rare [2] 123,909

ArmourEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 2 Common 22,386
Rune chainbody Rune chainbody 1 3 Uncommon 29,041
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 3 Uncommon 20,029

SeedsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1–2 2 Common 2,679–5,358
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 2 Common 66
Herb seed 5 Harralander seed 1–2 2 Common 11–22
Jangerberry seed 5 Jangerberry seed 1–3 2 Common 1–3
Herb seed 5 Marrentill seed 1–2 2 Common 31–62
Bittercap mushroom spore 5 Bittercap mushroom spore 1 2 Common 13
Wildblood seed 5 Wildblood seed 1–3 2 Common 220–660
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1–2 2 Common 133–266
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 4–10 3 Uncommon 144–360
Limpwurt seed 5 Limpwurt seed 1–2 3 Uncommon 1,494–2,988
Herb seed 5 Ranarr seed 1–3 3 Uncommon 1,214–3,642
Spirit weed seed 5 Spirit weed seed 1–2 3 Uncommon 438–876
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 1–4 3 Uncommon 367–1,468
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1–2 3 Uncommon 1,004–2,008
Whiteberry seed 5 Whiteberry seed 1–3 3 Uncommon 6–18
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1–2 3 Uncommon 39,689–79,378
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1–2 3 Uncommon 32,446–64,892
Grapevine seed 5 Grapevine seed 3 3 Uncommon 3,414
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1–3 3 Uncommon 824–2,472

HerbsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1–11 (noted) 2 Common 496–5,456
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1–11 (noted) 2 Common 97–1,067
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1–11 (noted) 2 Common 39–429
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1–11 (noted) 2 Common 138–1,518
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1–11 (noted) 2 Common 2,885–31,735
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1–11 (noted) 2 Common 4,613–50,743
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1–11 (noted) 2 Common 3,849–42,339
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1–11 (noted) 2 Common 2,416–26,576
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1–11 (noted) 2 Common 8,867–97,537
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1–11 (noted) 3 Uncommon 3,282–36,102
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1–11 (noted) 3 Uncommon 8,857–97,427

Gems and BarsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Diamond Diamond 4 (noted) 2 Common 8,476
Adamant bar Adamant bar 4 (noted) 2 Common 12,080

Runes and TalismansEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Death rune Death rune 20–40 2 Common 4,420–8,840
Law rune Law rune 20–45 2 Common 7,680–17,280
Fire talisman Fire talisman 4 (noted) 2 Common 21,532
Blood rune Blood rune 10–20, 43 3 Uncommon 4,390–18,877

Misc.Edit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000–15,000 2 Common Not sold
Clue scroll Clue scroll (hard) 1 3 Uncommon Not sold
Anagogic ort Anagogic ort 20 3 Uncommon Not sold
Ruined dragon armour slice Ruined dragon armour slice 1 5 Very rare [3] 773,262
Ruined dragon armour lump Ruined dragon armour lump 1 5 Very rare [3] 575,488
Ruined dragon armour shard Ruined dragon armour shard 1 5 Very rare [3] 663,449
Dragon limbs Dragon limbs 1 4 Rare [4] 11,089,199
Ancient effigy Starved ancient effigy 1 4 Rare Not sold
Clue scroll Clue scroll (elite) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Court summons Court summons 1 5 Very rare Not 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 250 Coins 200–350,3,000 2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,351
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,851
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,425
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 5,795
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 31,319
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 39,390
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 15,659
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,311
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,499
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,238
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 890
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,240
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,247
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,315
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,181
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,495,200
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,386
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,745
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,792
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,003
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 12,800
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,268,550
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150 4 Rare 22,650
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 112,856
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 16,165
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 139,575–195,405
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 134,575–188,405
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 840
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 514
Pure essence Pure essence 1,000–1,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 16,000–24,000
Nature rune Nature rune 60–80 4 Rare 17,460–23,280
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 4,020
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 17,280
Death rune Death rune 50 4 Rare 11,050
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 21,950
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 56,000–112,000
Raw shark Raw shark 250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 345,750
Big bones Big bones 150–180 (noted) 3 Uncommon 84,600–101,520
Coal Coal 550–700 (noted) 3 Uncommon 136,950–174,300
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 274,800–458,000
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 8,800
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,054,700
Rune bar Rune bar 1 2 Common 13,910
Rune bar Rune bar 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 695,500
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) 3 Uncommon 143,570–184,590
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 150,510–175,595
Clean torstol Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) 3 Uncommon 127,296–270,504
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 2 Common 2,443
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 3 Uncommon 28,297
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 5,595
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 3–7 4 Rare 414,150–966,350
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,175,980
Yew logs Yew logs 450–550 (noted) 4 Rare 165,600–202,400
Crystal triskelion fragment 1 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2 Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3 Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Melee) Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Magic) Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged) Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Agility) Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking) Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (FM) Brawling gloves (FM) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing) Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter) Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Mining) Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer) Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing) Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving) Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (WC) Brawling gloves (WC) 1 5 Very rare Not 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 token Key token 1 4 Rare Not sold
Ghostweave Ghostweave 10–30 4 Rare Not 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 February 4th, 2014, Tormented Demons received an overhaul to their drop tables along with other demon species as chosen by the players during a poll.
  • When a player receives dragon limbs as a drop, they now appear in the news feed of that particular world the player is on.

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