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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 commonly 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.

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. They are always aggressive, unlike other monsters, which lose aggressiveness after a period of time.

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. If the player has upgraded Darklight after completing Dimension of Disaster, it will act as a powerful weapon as well as significantly increase the damage cap at which the demon will switch to protect from melee. 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

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StrategyEdit

DropsEdit

100% dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Infernal ashesInfernal ashes1Always1,078

CharmsEdit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
24–27%13–15%8–10%14–17%35–39%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 2,290 kills.
3 charms are dropped at a time.
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Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Adamant battleaxeAdamant battleaxe1Common4,259
Rune maceRune mace1Common6,858
Rune swordRune sword1Common12,188
Dragon clawDragon claw1Rare[1][2]156,441
Off-hand dragon clawOff-hand dragon claw1Rare[2]121,797
Rune sq shieldRune sq shield1Common21,580
Rune chainbodyRune chainbody1Uncommon28,281
Rune full helmRune full helm1Uncommon19,423
Avantoe seed 5Avantoe seed1–2Common816–1,632
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Common504
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed1–2Common23–46
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1–3Common6–18
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed1–2Common13–26
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore1Common29
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1–3Common82–246
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1–2Common6,856–13,712
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed4–10Uncommon1,104–2,760
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1–2Uncommon919–1,838
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed1–3Uncommon1,211–3,633
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1–2Uncommon371–742
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1–4Uncommon71–284
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed1–2Uncommon3,968–7,936
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1–3Uncommon24–72
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed1–2Uncommon1,799–3,598
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1–2Uncommon2,088–4,176
Grapevine seed 5Grapevine seed3Uncommon49,068
Cadantine seed 5Cadantine seed1–3Uncommon6,894–20,682
Grimy guamGrimy guam1–11 (noted)Common173–1,903
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1–11 (noted)Common227–2,497
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1–11 (noted)Common37–407
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1–11 (noted)Common100–1,100
Grimy iritGrimy irit1–11 (noted)Common2,969–32,659
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1–11 (noted)Common2,337–25,707
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1–11 (noted)Common5,179–56,969
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1–11 (noted)Common4,565–50,215
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1–11 (noted)Common3,363–36,993
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1–11 (noted)Uncommon3,820–42,020
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1–11 (noted)Uncommon2,742–30,162
DiamondDiamond(noted)Common8,916
Adamant barAdamant bar(noted)Common10,360
Death runeDeath rune20–40; 52Common3,400–8,840
Law runeLaw rune20–45Common5,540–12,465
Fire talismanFire talisman(noted)Common5,680
Blood runeBlood rune10–20; 41; 43Uncommon5,450–23,435
Coins 10000Coins3,000–15,000Common3,000–15,000
Ruined dragon armour sliceRuined dragon armour slice1Very rare[3]297,034
Ruined dragon armour lumpRuined dragon armour lump1Very rare[3]274,891
Ruined dragon armour shardRuined dragon armour shard1Very rare[3]296,805
Dragon limbsDragon limbs1Rare[4]11,039,333
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1RareNot sold
Clue scroll (hard)Clue scroll (hard)1UncommonNot 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 tableEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
A ring of wealth, luck potion or collector's insignia are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common1,017
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,107
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,672
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,921
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare176,445–215,655
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common18,690
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common24,793
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon10,955
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare492,975–602,525
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common55,541
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,364
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,208,160–1,476,640
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare885
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,341
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare560,115–933,525
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,619
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,238
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common18,645–22,605
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,045,980–1,278,420
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare53,827
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,419
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,065
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare321,165–405,162
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare109,200–137,760
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare35,500–49,700
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common13,770–16,830
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon223,200–272,800
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon25,128–31,410
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare287,280–351,120
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon35,800–196,900
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,870–15,730
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon203,580–248,820
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common36,260–41,440
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare349,650–427,350
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,002,330–1,225,070
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,865
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare627,975–767,525
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon372,240–454,960
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon289,620–353,980
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon254,205–310,695
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon214,245–261,855
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon29,232–33,408
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon25,186–28,784
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon390,356
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,850,920
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common5,400–6,600
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common11,295–13,805
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon153,000–187,000
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,872–16,728
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare137,700–168,300
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon31,905–38,995
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare561,600–686,400
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

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."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Tormented demons previously always had one stat out of attack, strength, magic, and ranged increased while the others were decreased outside of their base values.

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