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 32


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Black sword Black sword 1 Common 316
Black axe Black axe 1 Common 573
Steel battleaxe Steel battleaxe 1 Common 175
Abyssal whip Abyssal whip 1 Rare (1/512) 2,594,463
Abyssal dagger Abyssal dagger 1 Very rare (1/32,768) 9,498,240


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril kiteshield Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,103
Rune chainbody Rune chainbody 1 Uncommon 29,683
Rune med helm Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,196


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 17
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 15
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 170
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 827
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,641
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 833
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,492
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,175
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,349
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,161
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 626


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air rune Air rune 50 Common 250
Blood rune Blood rune 7 Common 1,904
Chaos rune Chaos rune 10 Common 1,000
Law rune Law rune 3 Uncommon 663


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 173
Pure essence Pure essence 60 (noted) Common 240
Cosmic talisman Cosmic talisman 1 Uncommon 610
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 541
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 1 Uncommon 2,095
Defence potion(3) Defence potion(3) 1 Uncommon 231
Ensouled abyssal head Ensouled abyssal head 1 Uncommon (1/25) 5,652
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 9,508
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare 12,240
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 702
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare 12,405
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Very rare 851
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Very rare 14,539
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,948
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,588
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 826
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare 9,945
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare 10,170
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,650
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 4,704
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,000
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,648
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare 12,004
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,900
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,488
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,212
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,291
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,082
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,684
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 38,429
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,794
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 815


  • 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.