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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 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, arms & armour, 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. Since the release of Evolution of Combat, they can also be poisoned. 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 all 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.(It doesn't count if 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. Spamming abilities can help combo the demons in an effective way i.e. using threshold ability and interrupting it with a basic one to perform a combo. This works ideally along with a steel titan special attack which can make them switch prayers easily and continue combo-ing with 1 type of combat style. 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 2,753

CharmsEdit

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

25–27%

12–14%

8–9%

14–15%

37–39%

Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 7,180 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 1,962
Rune mace Rune mace 1 2 Common 7,851
Rune sword Rune sword 1 2 Common 11,974
Dragon claw Dragon claw 1 4 Rare [1][2] 388,049
Off-hand dragon claw Off-hand dragon claw 1 4 Rare [2] 368,125

ArmourEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 2 Common 22,378
Rune chainbody Rune chainbody 1 3 Uncommon 29,184
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 3 Uncommon 20,405

SeedsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1–2 2 Common 2,662–5,324
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 2 Common 88
Herb seed 5 Harralander seed 1–2 2 Common 9–18
Jangerberry seed 5 Jangerberry seed 1–3 2 Common 1–3
Herb seed 5 Marrentill seed 1–2 2 Common 8–16
Bittercap mushroom spore 5 Bittercap mushroom spore 1 2 Common 18
Wildblood seed 5 Wildblood seed 1–3 2 Common 152–456
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1–2 2 Common 1,256–2,512
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 4–10 3 Uncommon 68–170
Limpwurt seed 5 Limpwurt seed 1–2 3 Uncommon 968–1,936
Herb seed 5 Ranarr seed 1–3 3 Uncommon 1,742–5,226
Spirit weed seed 5 Spirit weed seed 1–2 3 Uncommon 320–640
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 1–4 3 Uncommon 407–1,628
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1–2 3 Uncommon 2,205–4,410
Whiteberry seed 5 Whiteberry seed 1–3 3 Uncommon 3–9
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1–2 3 Uncommon 44,438–88,876
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1–2 3 Uncommon 30,984–61,968
Grapevine seed 5 Grapevine seed 3 3 Uncommon 29,268
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1–3 3 Uncommon 842–2,526

HerbsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1–11 (noted) 2 Common 760–8,360
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1–11 (noted) 2 Common 92–1,012
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1–11 (noted) 2 Common 36–396
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1–11 (noted) 2 Common 172–1,892
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1–11 (noted) 2 Common 2,890–31,790
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1–11 (noted) 2 Common 4,586–50,446
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1–11 (noted) 2 Common 4,853–53,383
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1–11 (noted) 2 Common 2,127–23,397
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1–11 (noted) 2 Common 8,922–98,142
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1–11 (noted) 3 Uncommon 3,041–33,451
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1–11 (noted) 3 Uncommon 10,008–110,088

Gems and BarsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Diamond Diamond 4 (noted) 2 Common 8,920
Adamant bar Adamant bar 4 (noted) 2 Common 12,372

Runes and TalismansEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Death rune Death rune 20–40 2 Common 3,060–6,120
Law rune Law rune 20–45 2 Common 5,140–11,565
Fire talisman Fire talisman 4 (noted) 2 Common 14,852
Blood rune Blood rune 10–20, 43 3 Uncommon 2,540–10,922

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 4 Rare [3] 1,073,844
Ruined dragon armour lump Ruined dragon armour lump 1 4 Rare [3] 730,003
Ruined dragon armour shard Ruined dragon armour shard 1 4 Rare [3] 825,390
Dragon limbs Dragon limbs 1 4 Rare [4] 14,986,179
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 250 – 450; 3,000;
9,000; 10,000; 12,000
2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,333
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,733
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,695
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 6,479
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 18,316
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 41,921
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 16,139
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,128
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,448
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,156
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 905
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,200
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,426
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,395
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,028
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 822,400
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,378
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,540
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,448
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,179
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 19,200
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,265,250
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 4 Rare 22,350–74,500
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,619,600
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 89,113
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 13,233
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 95,250–133,350
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 92,825–129,955
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 998
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 232
Pure essence Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 7,500–225,000
Nature rune Nature rune 20–80 4 Rare 5,320–21,280
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 2,780
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 11,565
Death rune Death rune 50, 121 4 Rare 7,650–18,513
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 12,700
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 49,375–395,000
Raw shark Raw shark 250–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 458,500–917,000
Big bones Big bones 150–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 94,050–313,500
Coal Coal 150–7,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 35,250–1,762,500
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) 3 Uncommon 293,100–1,563,200
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 9,900
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,118,500
Adamant bar Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) 4 Rare 3,093,000–21,651,000
Rune bar Rune bar 1, 50 (noted) 4 Rare 14,257–712,850
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 128,925–1,289,250
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) 3 Uncommon 124,470–497,880
Clean torstol Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) 3 Uncommon 77,230–772,300
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 6,456
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1–50 4 Rare 65,737–3,286,850
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1–7 4 Rare 129,935–909,545
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,041,540
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 4 Rare 1,800
Yew logs Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) 4 Rare 19,850–7,940,000
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

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 armor 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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