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This article is a strategy guide for Tormented demon.
All information on mechanics, setups, and strategy is on this page.

This article contains information for players seeking to kill tormented demons. Recommended equipment, levels, and strategy are all covered here.

Tormented demons can be slain in a group or alone; this article applies to both groups and individual players who wish to solo them.

RequirementsEdit

  • Completion of While Guthix Sleeps
  • A sapphire lantern (keep a spare in your bank in case you die, if you do not wish to reclaim from Death)
    • A sapphire lantern is not needed if a player has 88 Summoning or access to the Max Guild, as a light creature familiar and Max Guild PvM portal teleports players outside the temple without use of a lantern.
  • At least two combat styles (of Melee, Magic, and Ranged)
  • A means to remove the fire shields (Darklight or holy water)

Skill level recommendationsEdit

Additionally, the following levels may prove useful:

PreparationEdit

InventoryEdit

DarklightEnhanced ExcaliburChaotic staff300Winter storage scroll
5000Air rune5000Fire runeOverload flask (6)Overload flask (6)
Prayer renewal flask (6)Prayer renewal flask (6)Prayer flask (6)Prayer flask (6)
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Prayer flask (6)Prayer flask (6)Prayer flask (6)Rocktail
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RocktailRocktailSapphire lantern (lit)1Teleport to house
  • Sapphire lantern - used for the light creatures.
    • This item is not needed if using the Max Guild PvM portal or Light Creature's teleport.
  • Darklight or many vials of holy water
  • Gear for at least two combat styles (swapping combat style is a must as the demons use 100% protection prayers)
  • Extreme potions or overloads
  • Healing - While high-healing food (sharks or better) should be brought, do not rely on it for your primary source of healing. A healing familiar, such as a bunyip or unicorn stallion, is highly effective. One option is to bring a beast of burden filled with food, then dismiss it once it is empty and summon a healer. If using a godsword, consider a Saradomin godsword.
  • Prayer flasks - it is essential to use protection prayers/deflection curses while fighting the demons. For the first few trips, bring fewer flasks as it is unlikely that you will have enough food to sustain your prayer flasks. As you get experienced over time, bring more flasks.
  • Super restore - bring one to restore Summoning points to renew your familiar as the demons do not drop Summoning or super restore potions and there are no obelisks near them.
  • Spring cleaner - if the player owns a spring cleaner, it is possible to convert the rune armour and weapon drops into 1 runite ore and 8 coal for each bar it would have taken to smith the drop. These ores will then be sent to the bank. This will generally return a better profit than simply selling or alchemising the drops, and should be strongly considered to save inventory space on drops.
  • Alchemy runes - to alch any drops the spring cleaner may have missed.
  • Attuned ectoplasmator - use in conjunction with the demon horn necklace to restore prayer when you kill a demon.

EquipmentEdit

Because more than one combat style is required to kill tormented demons, hybrid armour is advised if fighting alone. Hybrid armour has lower defence than tank armour, but that does not matter much, as the demons are rather accurate and protection prayers nullify their damage to 1 per hit.

Tormented demons have relatively high accuracy with their attacks, so accuracy and/or prayer bonuses are helpful when fighting them. Dragon Rider is relatively cheap and provides very good prayer bonuses which allows the player to last longer. However, with a Demon horn necklace and Attuned ectoplasmator, void gives a better choice as it will ensure more accuracy and the player will restore 150 prayer points for every tormented demon killed.

If going with another partner, one combat style is often used while iron or steel titans are used. In this case, melee and magic are used since the titan's ability will deal ranged damage.

The ring of wealth increases the drop rate of ruined dragon platebody pieces, and possibly other dragon items.

Recommended equipment for Hybrid
Slot Item (most effective → least effective)
Head slot * Void Knight helmet for two styles / Dragon Rider helm / Slayer helmet (when on task) Warpriest helm N/A N/A N/A
Neck slot Demon horn necklace / Amulet of souls / Blood amulet of fury Amulet of fury / Dragon Rider amulet Amulet of glory N/A N/A
Cape slot Completionist cape / Max cape Spirit cape Cape of Accomplishment Soul Wars cape / Obsidian cape Legends cape
Torso slot * Elite void knight top / * Void knight top / Dragon Rider body Warpriest cuirass N/A N/A N/A
Legs slot * Elite void knight robe / * Void knight robe / Dragon Rider chaps Warpriest greaves N/A N/A N/A
Weapon slot See below suggestions See below suggestions See below suggestions See below suggestions See below suggestions
2h slot See below suggestions See below suggestions See below suggestions See below suggestions See below suggestions
Off-hand weapon slot See below suggestions See below suggestions See below suggestions See below suggestions See below suggestions
Ammo slot Tirannwn quiver N/A N/A N/A N/A
Gloves slot * Void knight gloves / Culinaromancer's gloves 10 / Superior Dragon Rider gloves Warpriest gauntlets / Dragon rider gloves N/A N/A N/A
Feet slot Superior Dragon Rider boots Warpriest boots / Dragon rider boots N/A N/A N/A
Ring slot Asylum surgeon's ring Sixth-Age circuit Onyx ring (i) Berserker ring (i) Berserker ring
Aura slot Equilibrium aura / Vampyrism aura / Penance aura N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pocket slot Sign of life Charming imp Holy wrench N/A N/A

* All pieces of Void Knight equipment are to be used together or not at all.

Recommended equipment for Melee
Slot Item (most effective → least effective)
Head slot Malevolent helm Superior tetsu helm Torva full helm Bandos helmet / Verac's helm N/A
Neck slot Demon horn necklace / Amulet of souls / Blood amulet of fury Amulet of fury/Dragon rider amulet Amulet of glory Brawler's knockout necklace N/A
Cape slot Completionist cape Max cape / Spirit cape Cape of Accomplishment / TokHaar-Kal Fire cape Soul Wars cape / Obsidian cape
Torso slot Malevolent cuirass Superior tetsu body Torva platebody Bandos chestplate / Verac's brassard N/A
Legs slot Malevolent greaves Superior tetsu legs Torva platelegs Bandos tassets / Verac's plateskirt N/A
Weapon slot Darklight (after upgrading it from Dimension of Disaster) Drygore rapier / Drygore mace / drygore longsword Chaotic rapier / Chaotic claw / Chaotic longsword Korasi's sword N/A
2h slot Noxious scythe Chaotic spear / Chaotic maul Godsword Saradomin sword / Zamorakian spear N/A
Off-hand weapon slot Off-hand drygore rapier / Off-hand drygore mace / Off-hand drygore longsword Off-hand chaotic rapier / Off-hand chaotic claw /Off-hand chaotic longsword Jessika's sword Enhanced Excalibur N/A
Ammo slot Tirannwn quiver N/A N/A N/A N/A
Gloves slot Razorback gauntlets Torva gloves Culinaromancer's gloves 10 Bandos gloves N/A
Feet slot Torva boots Steadfast boots Bandos boots N/A N/A
Ring slot Asylum surgeon's ring Sixth-Age circuit Onyx ring (i) Warrior ring (i) N/A
Aura slot Equilibrium aura / Vampyrism aura / Penance aura N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pocket slot Sign of life Charming imp Holy wrench N/A N/A
Recommended equipment for Magic
Slot Item (most effective → least effective)
Head slot Tectonic mask Superior sea singer's hood > Sea singer's hood Virtus mask Ganodermic visor Hood of subjugation / Ahrim's hood
Neck slot Demon horn necklace / Amulet of souls / Blood amulet of fury Amulet of fury / Dragon Rider amulet Amulet of glory Arcane stream necklace N/A
Cape slot Completionist cape Max cape / Spirit cape Cape of Accomplishment TokHaar-Kal-Mej / God cape Soul Wars cape / Obsidian cape
Torso slot Tectonic robe top Superior sea singer's robe top > Sea singer's robe top Virtus robe top Ganodermic poncho Garb of subjugation / Ahrim's robe top
Legs slot Tectonic robe bottom Superior sea singer's robe bottoms > Sea singer's robe bottom Virtus robe legs Ganodermic leggings Gown of subjugation / Ahrim's robe skirt
Weapon slot Seismic wand Virtus wand Wand of treachery / Abyssal wand Ahrim's wand N/A
2h slot Noxious staff Chaotic staff Armadyl battlestaff Polypore staff / Staff of light / Greater runic staff N/A
Off-hand weapon slot Seismic singularity Virtus book Abyssal orb Ahrim's book of magic N/A
Ammo slot Fire Surge > your best surge spell Polypore Strike (with polypore staff) Fire Wave N/A N/A
Gloves slot Virtus gloves / Spellcaster gloves Culinaromancer's gloves 10 Static gloves Gloves of subjugation Ganodermic gloves
Feet slot Ragefire boots Virtus boots Ganodermic boots Boots of subjugation N/A
Ring slot Asylum surgeon's ring Sixth-Age circuit Onyx ring (i) Berserker ring (i) N/A
Aura slot Equilibrium aura / Vampyrism aura / Penance aura N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pocket slot Sign of life Charming imp Holy wrench N/A N/A
Recommended equipment for Ranged
Slot Item (most effective → least effective)
Head slot Sirenic mask Superior death lotus hood Death lotus hood Pernix cowl Armadyl helmet / Karil's coif
Neck slot Amulet of souls / Blood amulet of fury Amulet of fury / Dragon Rider amulet Amulet of glory Farsight sniper necklace N/A
Cape slot Completionist cape Max cape / Spirit cape Cape of Accomplishment Ava's alerter > Ava's accumulator > Ava's attractor Soul Wars cape / Obsidian cape
Torso slot Sirenic hauberk Superior death lotus chestplate Death lotus chestplate Pernix body Armadyl chestplate / Karil's top
Legs slot Sirenic chaps Superior death lotus chaps Death lotus chaps Pernix chaps Armadyl chainskirt / Karil's skirt
Weapon slot Ascension crossbow Death lotus dart Chaotic crossbow / Attuned crystal chakram Karil's pistol crossbow N/A
2h slot Noxious bow Zaryte bow / Royal crossbow / Attuned crystal bow Hand cannon Karil's crossbow N/A
Off-hand weapon slot Off-hand ascension crossbow Off-hand death lotus dart Off-hand chaotic crossbow / Off-hand attuned crystal chakram Karil's off-hand pistol crossbow N/A
Ammo slot Ascension bolts (with ascension crossbow) Royal bolts (with royal or chaotic crossbows) Hand cannon shot (with hand cannon) Bolt racks (with Karil's crossbows) N/A
Gloves slot Tracking gloves Pernix gloves / Swift gloves Armadyl gloves / Culinaromancer's gloves 10 N/A N/A
Feet slot Glaiven boots Pernix boots Armadyl boots N/A N/A
Ring slot Asylum surgeon's ring Sixth-Age circuit Onyx ring (i) Berserker ring (i) N/A
Aura slot Equilibrium aura / Vampyrism aura / Penance aura N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pocket slot Sign of life Charming imp Holy wrench N/A N/A

Action barEdit

Good use of the action bar can aid you when fighting tormented demons.

Having Revolution activated reduces the intensity of fighting demons, and is recommended if new to them. Once experienced, however, using abilities manually can yield significantly faster kills, as proper ability usage can maximize damage dealt before the demon changes its prayer. This becomes even easier if using the equilibrium aura.

A suggested single action bar for tormented demons (ranged/magic):

  • Sonic Wave
  • Wrack
  • Dragon Breath
  • Dazing Shot
  • Piercing Shot
  • Snipe
  • Wild Magic
  • Asphyxiate
  • Snap Shot
  • Rapid Fire
  • Protect from Magic
  • Protect from Missiles
  • Augury
  • Rigour


If not activating abilities from the action bar, one can use the bar to manage their prayers, equipment, and life and prayer points, as demonstrated below (melee/ranged):

  • Prayer potion (4)
  • Shark
  • Deflect Magic
  • Deflect Missiles
  • Deflect Melee
  • Darklight
  • Void knight melee helm
  • Saradomin godsword
  • Turmoil
  • Void knight ranger helm
  • Royal crossbow
  • Anguish

FamiliarsEdit

When killing tormented demons, players may choose to bring a beast of burden filled with food, and summon a bunyip or unicorn stallion once it is empty. Beast of Burdens are useful for inexperienced players. While the Pack yak can also be used for its winter storage scroll to send drops to the bank, it is not needed if you have a spring cleaner and alch runes.

The talon beast and iron titan both use primarily melee attacks, and are advised if fighting with ranged and magic, so that demons never protect from your familiar's attacks. The steel titan is another option if not using ranged and magic together. If using scrolls, you can store them in your familiar so they can be used automatically. Also know that for your familiar to fight, you must engage the demons in a relatively open place where it can move freely.

Dreadnips can also be used, and will cause the demons to switch prayers to the combat style they're using in addition to doing extra damage.

Though a player must inflict 3100 damage to change a demon's prayer, a familiar only needs to inflict 310; the demon treats the familiar's damage as 10x of whatever damage it does. This is not an issue, as all the hits of a titan's special move should land before the demon changes its prayer.

TipsEdit

  • When a Tormented demon spawns, it always uses Protect from Melee, has an active shield, and uses magic attacks.
    • Begin with Protect/Deflect Magic to block most of the damage.
    • The fire shield blocks all but 1/6th of the damage that would have been dealt to the demon.
    • The demons swap prayer at approximately 520 life points worth of damage while the shield is on.
  • If a player uses a Ranged attack and quickly swaps to Darklight, as long as the attack succeeds, the demon's shield will weaken, allowing the player to avoid attacking directly with Darklight.
  • Holy water can be used to remove the shield. It counts as a ranged weapon, so the shield can be disabled without having to force the demon to switch prayers first.
  • Using the right protection/deflection prayers reduces the demon's attack to 1 life point.
  • Tormented demons often "roar". When this happens, they usually switch combat styles, using the one that they can use effectively. For example, if a Tormented demon is four spaces north of a player without any obstacles to hinder it, when it roars it has a 50% chance to use the other two combat styles it didn't use before it roared. If you attack quickly when the demon changes to melee attacks, the demon will return to magic/range attacks.
  • Avoid being attacked by multiple demons. Even though prayer may block their damage to 1, it can be somewhat annoying and fatal if multiple demons attack you with different combat styles on the same tick.

LuringEdit

Tormented demon luring locations

Because being attacked by multiple demons is hazardous, you can lure demons that would threaten you so they become trapped behind obstacles in the room, thus preventing such a dilemma. It is not necessary to lure the demons, as the demons rarely cross over to the other side unless they're chasing after someone. With decent gear and experience, you can kill a demon before another one notices you.

The image at right illustrates the approximate spawning locations of the six tormented demons (red dots) as well as the most common places from which to fight them (green boxes).

Lured tormented demons

The provided luring example should result in something like this.

Here is one example of how to lure the demons:

  1. Enter the room from the northern side of the entrance. Catch the attention of the north-west demon (make sure the south-west demon doesn't see you) and lure it over to the large pillar.
  2. Run to the northern safespot (topmost green square). The north-west demon should follow you and get stuck behind a rock. The northernmost demon should see you and follow, becoming stuck between the two northern rocks shown on the map.
  3. With the north-west and northernmost demons trapped, move around to the eastern side of the rock (the other green square in the north) and lure the north-east demon to you. (Be careful not to move too far away from the second green square, or one of the other demons you trapped might be able to attack you and, more importantly, move out of its trapped position.)
  4. From here, you are free to kill the northernmost (middle) demon at your leisure, safe from the attacks of the other two. Use the large rock for cover if necessary to eat, drink potions, etc.

With enough healing sources or experience, a player can hunt all six demons instead, although it is still recommended to avoid being attacked by more than two at a time. Although you may end up taking more damage and will need more attention to swap prayers, it will be much faster than waiting for a demon to respawn with the luring method. The pillars and haphazard rocks can serve as temporary safespots against other demons while attacking another one. By doing this, you can improve your kills per hour considerably, and even exceed 140 kills per hour with enough practice.

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