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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 ashes1Always1,298

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 battleaxe1Common3,202
Rune maceRune mace1Common6,804
Rune swordRune sword1Common11,893
Dragon clawDragon claw1Rare[1][2]172,137
Off-hand dragon clawOff-hand dragon claw1Rare[2]112,933
Rune sq shieldRune sq shield1Common21,684
Rune chainbodyRune chainbody1Uncommon28,035
Rune full helmRune full helm1Uncommon19,229
Avantoe seed 5Avantoe seed1–2Common715–1,430
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Common343
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed1–2Common22–44
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1–3Common5–15
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed1–2Common22–44
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore1Common39
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1–3Common83–249
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1–2Common7,766–15,532
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed4–10Uncommon892–2,230
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1–2Uncommon932–1,864
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed1–3Uncommon1,851–5,553
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1–2Uncommon338–676
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1–4Uncommon93–372
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed1–2Uncommon3,313–6,626
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1–3Uncommon25–75
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed1–2Uncommon1,898–3,796
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1–2Uncommon2,050–4,100
Grapevine seed 5Grapevine seed3Uncommon36,336
Cadantine seed 5Cadantine seed1–3Uncommon5,530–16,590
Grimy guamGrimy guam1–11 (noted)Common194–2,134
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1–11 (noted)Common206–2,266
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1–11 (noted)Common35–385
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1–11 (noted)Common89–979
Grimy iritGrimy irit1–11 (noted)Common3,533–38,863
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1–11 (noted)Common2,531–27,841
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1–11 (noted)Common5,715–62,865
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1–11 (noted)Common5,549–61,039
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1–11 (noted)Common3,953–43,483
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1–11 (noted)Uncommon3,451–37,961
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1–11 (noted)Uncommon2,940–32,340
DiamondDiamond(noted)Common8,512
Adamant barAdamant bar(noted)Common12,616
Death runeDeath rune20–40; 52Common3,220–8,372
Law runeLaw rune20–45Common5,620–12,645
Fire talismanFire talisman(noted)Common6,348
Blood runeBlood rune10–20; 41; 43Uncommon5,520–23,736
Coins 10000Coins3,000–15,000Common3,000–15,000
Ruined dragon armour sliceRuined dragon armour slice1Very rare[3]286,205
Ruined dragon armour lumpRuined dragon armour lump1Very rare[3]256,780
Ruined dragon armour shardRuined dragon armour shard1Very rare[3]283,674
Dragon limbsDragon limbs1Rare[4]11,098,280
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.
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 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common979
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,311
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,852
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,300
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare193,500–236,500
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common19,735
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common22,606
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,064
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare542,880–663,520
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common55,243
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare37,295
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,243,440–1,519,760
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare895
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon36,844
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare552,660–921,100
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,949
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,568
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common21,583–26,167
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,050,570–1,284,030
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,590
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,042
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare379,600–478,880
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare126,750–159,900
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare39,675–55,545
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common15,795–19,305
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon258,975–316,525
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon26,856–33,570
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare310,320–379,280
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon35,600–195,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common13,590–16,610
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon230,580–281,820
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common44,156–50,464
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare425,790–520,410
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare975,150–1,191,850
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,892
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare628,380–768,020
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon408,960–499,840
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon309,870–378,730
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon264,285–323,015
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon224,055–273,845
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon28,700–32,800
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon26,572–30,368
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon442,952
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare2,030,790
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common5,400–6,600
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common15,570–19,030
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon175,500–214,500
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon14,144–17,056
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare140,400–171,600
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon39,645–48,455
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare656,100–801,900
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon1,792
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*67,590
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*15,689,056
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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