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This article is about the slayer monster. For the superior variant, see Choke devil.
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A dust devil is a Slayer monster that requires level 65 Slayer to kill. They are located in the Smoke Dungeon and the Catacombs of Kourend. The use of a facemask or a Slayer helmet is required to fight dust devils as they use clouds of dust, sand, ash, and whatever else they can inhale to blind and disorient their victims. Dust devils cannot be assigned as a Slayer task until starting Desert Treasure.[1]

Location

  • Smoke Dungeon - Found in the western part of the dungeon. You will also need to have started the Desert Treasure quest (and do it up to the point where you make and look into the mirrors) to gain access to the well. The entire time you are in the Smoke Dungeon, you must have the facemask or Slayer helmet equipped, or you will die very quickly.
  • Catacombs of Kourend - stronger dust devils can be found here; having a combat level of 110 with 130 hitpoints and a higher max hit. A facemask is still required and if not worn your stats will get reduced similar to aberrant spectres when a nosepeg is not worn.

Strategy

Players need at least level 65 Slayer to fight these creatures. Protective headgear is also required to fight them; if players don't wear a facemask, slayer helmet or slayer helmet (i), they will not be able to damage dust devils, as a single attack from them unprotected will reduce Attack, Strength, Ranged, and Magic to 0 whilst halving a player's prayer points.

An effective method to kill dust devils in the Catacombs of Kourend is to use Ice Burst or Ice Barrage. Turn on Protect from Melee, then attack the dust devils with a fast ranged weapon (such as darts or toxic blowpipe) to get them aggressive towards you. Run to a side which has two corners adjacent to each other and run back and forth between the two corners so that the dust devils clump into a small area. Switch to magic attack and use Ice Burst/Barrage. Since the dust devils have very little Magic defence, magical accuracy doesn't matter much, and players may choose to use equipment with high Prayer bonus to save Prayer potion doses. Equipment that increases magic strength, such as a Tormented bracelet, Ancestral robes, and Occult necklace are still worth bringing for their ability to increase your max hit. Additionally, having a bonecrusher helps in this regard since burying bones inside the Catacombs of Kourend also restores Prayer points.

A good healing strategy is to use the spell Bones to Peaches to maximise one's stay. Players with 80+ Defence and a Saradomin godsword shouldn't need much more than 5 sharks for a slayer task. However, those with high Defence and good defensive armour may not require any food, especially due to the occasional 4 Ugthanki kebab drop.

If using Magic or Ranged in the Smoke Dungeon, some of the lava pits can be used as safespots. One of them is the lava pit located northwest of the door leading to the burnt chest.

Dust devil Catacombs safespot

A safe spot in the Catacombs, just south of the Warped Jellies.

Drops

100%

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bones Bones 1 Always 52

Weapons/Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 12 Common 1,236
Adamant axe Adamant axe 1 Uncommon 590
Rune dagger Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,530
Red d'hide vamb Red d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon 1,894
Black d'hide vamb Black d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon 2,432
Air battlestaff Air battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,038
Earth battlestaff Earth battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,043
Mystic air staff Mystic air staff 1 Rare 25,191
Mystic earth staff Mystic earth staff 1 Rare 25,200
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 Rare (1/128)[2] 17,624
Dust battlestaff Dust battlestaff 1 Very rare (1/4,000)[3] 27,374
Dragon chainbody Dragon chainbody 1 Very rare (1/32,768) 888,262

Runes

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Dust rune Dust rune 200 Common 400
Earth rune Earth rune 300 Common 1,500
Fire rune Fire rune 50; 300 Common 250–1,500
Chaos rune Chaos rune 80 Uncommon 7,840
Soul rune Soul rune 20; 50 Uncommon 2,940–7,350

Herbs

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 17
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 16
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 153
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,549
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 782
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 842
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,019
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 6,833
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,192
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,187
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 585

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 2,000–4,000 Common Not sold
Ugthanki kebab Ugthanki kebab 4 Uncommon (1/64) 2,632
Mithril bar Mithril bar 10 (noted) Uncommon 6,520
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 4 (noted) Rare 8,336
Ancient shard Ancient shard 1 Rare (1/246.66)[4] Not sold
Dark totem base Dark totem base 1 Rare (1/370)[4] Not sold
Dark totem middle Dark totem middle 1 Rare (1/370)[4] Not sold
Dark totem top Dark totem top 1 Rare (1/370)[4] Not sold
  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 1 Oct 2017. Mod Ash: "I think all three of the checks you list are still in effect on the creatures in question. Reducing requirements tends not to be popular."
  2. Twitter - 5 October 2016
  3. Twitter - 15 October 2016
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Only dropped by those found within the Catacombs of Kourend.

Rare drop table

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

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 11,663
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 9,633
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 456
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 631
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 766
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,392
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 712
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,500
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 4,326
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 800
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,180
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,476
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 14,003
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 8,910
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 10,125
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,568
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,973
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,574
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,400
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 12,040
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,867
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,114
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,220
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,007
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,613
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,888