This article is about the Slayer monster. For the boss, see Abyssal Sire. However, for the superior variant, see Greater abyssal demon.

Normal Catacombs of Kourend

Abyssal demon icon

Abyssal demons are one of the strongest types of demons, requiring level 85 Slayer to be damaged. Along with dark beasts, they are some of the highest levelled Slayer monsters that can be killed off task for a reasonable amount of profit, due to their rare drops and a reasonable drop rate on ensouled abyssal heads. They are the only creatures in the game to drop the much coveted abyssal whip. Like their boss variant, the demons can also drop the abyssal dagger, although very rarely.

In combat, abyssal demons are capable of teleporting either themselves or the player around, meaning that safespotting is not possible. When you are teleported, you will stop attacking the demon, so make sure Auto Retaliate is active so when the demon attacks you, you will continue to fight back. They also have relatively high accuracy, so bringing a full set of Guthan's is recommended to prolong trips.

Being a demon, this creature is affected by the powers of Silverlight, Darklight, and Arclight.



100% drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Ashes Ashes 1 Always 28


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Black sword Black sword 1 Common 300
Black axe Black axe 1 Common 511
Steel battleaxe Steel battleaxe 1 Common 185
Abyssal whip Abyssal whip 1 Rare (1/512) 2,508,304
Abyssal dagger Abyssal dagger 1 Very rare (1/32,768) 8,180,196


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril kiteshield Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,060
Rune chainbody Rune chainbody 1 Uncommon 29,565
Rune med helm Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,131


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 19
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 24
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 149
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 705
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,768
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 830
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,075
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,235
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,591
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,642
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 556


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air rune Air rune 50 Common 250
Blood rune Blood rune 7 Common 2,352
Chaos rune Chaos rune 10 Common 830
Law rune Law rune 3 Uncommon 579


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 30; 44; 132; 220; 460 Common Not sold
Rare drop table Rare drop table 1 Common (1/16) Not sold
Lobster Lobster 1 Common 127
Pure essence Pure essence 60 (noted) Common 120
Cosmic talisman Cosmic talisman 1 Uncommon 548
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 450
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 1 Uncommon 2,012
Defence potion(3) Defence potion(3) 1 Uncommon 214
Ensouled abyssal head Ensouled abyssal head 1 Uncommon (1/25) 6,077
Clue scroll (hard) Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare (1/128) Not sold
Ancient shard Ancient shard 1 Rare (1/233.33)[1] Not sold
Dark totem base Dark totem base 1 Rare (1/350)[1] Not sold
Dark totem middle Dark totem middle 1 Rare (1/350)[1] Not sold
Dark totem top Dark totem top 1 Rare (1/350)[1] Not sold
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Very rare (1/1,200) Not sold
Abyssal head Abyssal head 1 Very rare (1/6,000) Not sold
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Only dropped by those found within the Catacombs of Kourend.

Rare drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster has access to the standard rare drop table.

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Rare Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Rare 10,469
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare 10,225
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 531
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare 12,466
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Very rare 679
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Very rare 14,539
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,938
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,511
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 726
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare 8,685
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare 9,360
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,800
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 3,528
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,320
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,521
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,891
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 6,400
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,452
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,150
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,175
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,926
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,459
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,869
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 3,089
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 860


  • Abyssal demons did not drop the dagger until the patch note updates on 30 June 2016.
  • The iconic weapon dropped by the abyssal demon, the abyssal whip, is the spine of the creature.

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