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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.

Mechanics

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 alongside their protection prayer. 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, and the demons will take more damage before using 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 reasonably close to each other. There are two groups of three demons; one on the north, and the other in the south. While they usually don't wander across to the other side, tormented demons will always focus on whoever they attacked, only changing aggression when their original target leaves the server or is attacked by another player. It is recommended to avoid fighting multiple demons at once, and if the player is attacked by multiple demons, attempt to tank one or two of them while trapping the remaining behind the walls and pillars that dot the edges.

They may be placed in the Sunken Pyramid through an Ushabti. This spawns both the standard and quest variant of the demon. This also requires obtaining a soul from the Ancient Guthix Temple beforehand. The primary advantage of this is that players may choose other weak monsters such as chickens for prayer restoration, resulting in extremely fast and cheap prayer renewal, and a very safe environment with extremely fast access. However, there are a few drawbacks; only one spawn can be placed inside, and demons in the pyramid start with a random overhead prayer and combat style.

Ancient Guthix Temple map

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Strategy

Drops

100% drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Infernal ashesInfernal ashes1Always1,205

Charms

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
11–12%20–21%10–11%20–21%36–37%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 12,866 kills.
3 charms are dropped at a time.
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Main drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Rune maceRune mace1Common7,333
Rune swordRune sword1Common11,177
Dragon clawDragon claw1Rare (1/256)[1][2]94,578
Off-hand dragon clawOff-hand dragon claw1Rare (1/256)[1][2]53,143
Rune sq shieldRune sq shield1Uncommon21,908
Rune chainbodyRune chainbody1Uncommon28,735
Rune full helmRune full helm1Uncommon19,803
Avantoe seed 5Avantoe seed1–2Common255–510
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1–2Uncommon531–1,062
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed1–2Uncommon4,021–8,042
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed1–2Uncommon661–1,322
Grapevine seed 5Grapevine seed3Rare[3]107,733
Cadantine seed 5Cadantine seed1–3Uncommon1,220–3,660
Grimy iritGrimy irit1–11 (noted)Common3,159–34,749
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1–11 (noted)Common933–10,263
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1–11 (noted)Common2,476–27,236
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1–11 (noted)Common2,622–28,842
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1–11 (noted)Uncommon2,128–23,408
DiamondDiamond(noted)Common4,236
Adamant barAdamant bar(noted)Common10,744
Death runeDeath rune20–40; 52Common2,820–7,332
Law runeLaw rune20–45Common7,420–16,695
Fire talismanFire talisman(noted)Common7,288
Blood runeBlood rune10–20; 41; 43Uncommon6,090–26,187
Coins 10000Coins3,000–15,000Common3,000–15,000
Ruined dragon armour sliceRuined dragon armour slice1Very rare (1/352)[1]186,773
Ruined dragon armour lumpRuined dragon armour lump1Very rare (1/352)[1]254,983
Ruined dragon armour shardRuined dragon armour shard1Very rare (1/352)[1]200,785
Dragon limbsDragon limbs1Rare (1/256)[1]5,105,250
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Sealed clue scroll (hard)Sealed clue scroll (hard)1RareNot sold
Sealed clue scroll (elite)Sealed clue scroll (elite)1Very rare[4]Not sold
Court summonsCourt summons1Very rareNot sold
  1. ^ a b c d e f Mod Shauny. "Revealing Drop Rates." 01 December 2017. Developers' Blogs.
  2. ^ a b Main hand and off hand Dragon claw are dropped together
  3. ^ Drop rate estimated to be approximately 1/125 based off of a sample size of 10,000 kills.
  4. ^ There is a 1% chance of this being a sealed clue scroll (master) instead

Rare drop table

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 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common683
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,575
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,181
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,147
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare96,615–118,085
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,695
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common19,243
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon10,932
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare491,940–601,260
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,024
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,204
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,094,760–1,338,040
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare910
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,905
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare568,575–947,625
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,688
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,863
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common22,035–26,715
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,070,010–1,307,790
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,526
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,437
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare473,915–597,862
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare151,385–190,978
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare45,550–63,770
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common20,925–25,575
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon231,300–282,700
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon16,592–20,008
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare312,300–381,700
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon26,800–147,400
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,850–18,150
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon261,720–319,880
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common37,604–42,976
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare362,610–443,190
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,052,640–1,286,560
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common40,881
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare613,215–749,485
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon286,200–349,800
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon88,650–108,350
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon130,230–159,170
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon140,940–172,260
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon5,306–6,064
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,254–10,576
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon394,820
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare859,470
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common18,900–23,100
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common8,820–10,780
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon216,000–264,000
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon10,336–12,464
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare102,600–125,400
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon33,660–41,140
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare287,550–351,450
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon7,734
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*241,411
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*2,052,582,424
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 drops

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
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare10,059

Trivia

  • Upon slaying a number of tormented demons, a player's RuneMetrics Event 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 Event 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.
  • As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for these monsters was 142,993 kills[1].
    • This had increased to 144,081 by 6 May 2018.[2]

References

  1. ^ Mod Shauny. Top 10 killers per Boss. 2 Feb 2018. "Here are the top 10 kills for each Slayer creature in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"*
  2. ^ Mod Shauny. Top Slayer Killers - 6th May 2018. 6 May 2018. "Here are the top 10 kills for each Slayer creature in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"