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.
- 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.
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.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Bones 1 Always 89
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Rune arrow 12 Common 840 Adamant axe 1 Uncommon 520 Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,391 Red d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon 1,792 Black d'hide vamb 1 Uncommon 2,362 Air battlestaff 1 Uncommon 8,948 Earth battlestaff 1 Uncommon 8,973 Mystic air staff 1 Rare 24,974 Mystic earth staff 1 Rare 25,022 Dragon dagger 1 Rare (1/128) 17,505 Dust battlestaff 1 Very rare (1/4,000) 45,418 Dragon chainbody 1 Very rare (1/32,768) 375,127
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Dust rune 200 Common 800 Earth rune 300 Common 1,200 Fire rune 50; 300 Common 250–1,500 Chaos rune 80 Uncommon 7,120 Soul rune 20; 50 Uncommon 2,920–7,300
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 15 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 13 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 132 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,814 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 674 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 775 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,165 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,640 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,312 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,391 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 448
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 2,000–4,000 Common Not sold Ugthanki kebab 4 Uncommon (1/64) 3,256 Mithril bar 10 (noted) Uncommon 6,620 Adamantite bar 4 (noted) Rare 7,616 Ancient shard 1 Rare (1/246.66) Not sold Dark totem base 1 Rare (1/370) Not sold Dark totem middle 1 Rare (1/370) Not sold Dark totem top 1 Rare (1/370) Not sold
- 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."
- Twitter - 5 October 2016
- Twitter - 15 October 2016
- 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.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 3,000 Common Not sold Loop half of key 1 Common 10,307 Tooth half of key 1 Common 10,840 Chaos talisman 1 Common 505 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 455 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 679 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,249 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 744 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,800 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 2,940 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 875 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,220 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,368 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 14,539 Law rune 45 Uncommon 7,470 Death rune 45 Uncommon 9,135 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,487 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,758 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,459 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,000 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,932 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,627 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 58,488 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,015 Rune spear 1 Rare 11,933 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,697 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,226
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