Strategies for Abyssal demon

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This article is a strategy guide for Abyssal demon.
Information on mechanics, setups, and tactics is on this page.

Abyssal demons are one of the higher level demons in RuneScape. Players require a Slayer level of 85 to damage them, which can be boosted starting at 80 using wild pies. They provide good Slayer, Invention, and combat experience.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Location Spawns Pros Cons
Slayer Tower roof 10 Can take advantage of Slayer contracts and Morytania legs 4. Often crowded; can be difficult to find an empty world.
Morytania Slayer Tower dungeon 16 Backup spot for the Slayer Tower, generally empty. Requires 100 Dungeoneering, spawns spread apart in two rooms effectively making it eight spawns.
Kuradal's Dungeon 10 Often less crowded as these abyssal demons can only be killed on task. Required to be on task.
Abyssal Area -- Almost always empty. Few and far spread spawns (one spawn in most locations, two otherwise). Other aggressive monsters can be irritating. Requires partial completion of A Fairy Tale II - Cure a Queen.
Wilderness 18 Usually empty. Has the most spawns, and players can use demonic skull and Wilderness slayer contracts to increase experience rates. Also below level 20 Wilderness allowing for the use of teleport tabs as a one-click getaway, with a banker nearby to store drops. Easily reached with the Carrallangar teleport spell or by wilderness obelisks. Multi-combat area meaning numerous players can attack you if you don't have a demonic skull or hellfire bow equipped; do not take items you are not willing to lose.
Sunken Pyramid Up to 5 Have your own personal dungeon filled with 5 Abyssal demons in a small area. 99 Slayer required, along with a fairly spread out room in addition to five spawns, resulting in lower kill rates.

It is recommended to kill them either in Kuradal's Dungeon or the Slayer Tower. If players choose to kill them in Kuradal's Dungeon, they should equip the ferocious ring. If players choose to kill them in the Slayer Tower, they may want to equip the Morytania legs 4 (provided they have done the Morytania elite tasks) for a 10% slayer experience boost on task.

The Slayer Tower location is recommended for players with access to Soul Split. By using aggression potions, players can get many abyssal demons attacking them without needing to move around. The top of the tower is recommended for this method as it has the most spawns. Players should use area of effect abilities as much as possible to do damage to many abyssal demons at once.

Slayer strategies[edit | edit source]

See Slayer/Recommended equipment for guidelines of equipment to use

All styles can be effective when killing abyssal demons. Players using ranged should use mechanised chinchompas or Decimation for their area of effect abilities. Players using melee should use a noxious scythe or a Dragon Rider lance whilst prioritising the use of area of effect abilities. An Attuned crystal halberd can be equally effective, granting slightly more damage than the Dragon Rider lance depending on Agility level at the cost of lower Invention experience when siphoned. An Abyssal bane 2h sword can also be a very effective weapon due to its large damage bonus, especially if augmented. Since the Abyssal bane 2h sword is relatively cheap to replace, it can be disassembled for Invention experience if disassembling a noxious scythe, dragon rider lance, or attuned crystal halberd is considered too expensive, effectively getting faster Invention experience than when syphoning more expensive weaponry. The highest kills per hour can be achieved with the use of Caroming and Aftershock whilst using magic.

Useful Invention perks to use here are Aftershock, Caroming, Demon Slayer and Scavenging. Aftershock deals additional damage in an area of effect radius, and Caroming enables Chain to hit a total of 6 enemies. Scavenging allows players to potentially gain rare components upon killing an abyssal demon. Demon Slayer gives a 7% damage boost. It is worth noting that Caroming is niche as it is not effective in single target PvM, therefore should only be used if planning to camp for very long periods of time.

Players may want to consider using demon slayer equipment to improve their damage output and receive extra experience. Although this is classified as range armour, it is possible for players with access to curses, overloads, and tier 90 weaponry to achieve 100% hit chance regardless of the accuracy penalty.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Provides 2% increased combat experience, a 4% Damage boost, and 1% more Slayer experience per piece worn
  2. ^ a b c If using Attuned ectoplasmator which will provide unlimited prayer points
  3. ^ a b c d e f Augmented version of the body with the perk Scavenging and Demon Slayer or Crackling and Genocidal / Biting
  4. ^ a b Augmented version of the weapon with the perks Aftershock and Precise

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Aggroverload (6).pngAggroverload (6).pngSuper restore flask (6).pngSuper restore flask (6).png
Fire rune.pngNature rune.pngSpring cleaner 9000.pngAttuned ectoplasmator.png
Ghostly essence.pngGem bag.pngShark.pngShark.png
Equipment siphon.png

If the player is not using an attuned ectoplasmator then replace it and the ghostly essence with super restore flasks, infernal urns, and an urn enhancer. Use the alchemy runes to high alch any drops not disassembled by your spring cleaner

Aggression flasks will keep the abyssal demons aggressive towards the player at all times. Aggroverloads can be split up into overloads and aggression potions if necessary.

Combat training strategies[edit | edit source]

Abyssal demons are one of the highest combat experience per hour training methods in the game that also grant one of the highest rates of crimson charms per hour. It is also possible for the player to profit as well from training at abyssal demons.

Abyssal demons can grant 900,000-1,000,000 experience per hour in the desired combat style as well as 440 crimson charms per hour. The average profit per hour while using an attuned ectoplasmator is around 2,000,000-3,000,000 gp. This means a player can gain combat experience, Invention experience, and Prayer experience while still managing to make a profit.

It is recommended that a player brings a pack yak as well as high alchemy runes in order to maximise their profit per hour.

Players will use the loot area option in order to loot multiple drops at once. It is possible to stay at the abyssal demons in the slayer tower for six or more hours at a time without banking. This ensures that a player will not lose their world while banking when staying for longer periods of time for training. It is advised the player stand 4 or 5 squares east of the western wall, and 1 or 2 squares north of the hole in the floor when killing abyssal demons in the Slayer Tower on the top floor.

If a player uses an attuned ectoplasmator with a demon horn necklace they will have unlimited prayer points and will not need to take as many super restore flasks. One or two super restore flasks will still be needed so the player can regain their summoning points. Bringing a spring cleaner will disassemble the rune and adamant drops for the player, and bringing high alchemy runes will allow the player to high alch any drops missed by the spring cleaner. An upgraded gem bag is recommended as abyssal demons drop uncut rubies and uncut diamonds quite commonly. Once filled up it is not needed to pick the gem drops up as it is not a significant impact on gp/h.

Players should use soul split and the respective curses to match their combat style while killing abyssal demons.

In order to maximise profit per hour while also training Invention, it is recommended to only bring one augmented armour piece, and the augmented weapons. The rest of the player's armour should be demon slayer equipment due to its increased % to damage and combat experience against demons.

Suggested skills[edit | edit source]

Suggested items[edit | edit source]

Equipment[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Provides 2% increased combat experience, a 4% Damage boost, and 1% more Slayer experience per piece worn
  2. ^ a b c If using Attuned ectoplasmator which will provide unlimited prayer points
  3. ^ a b c Augmented version of the body with the perk Scavenging and Demon Slayer. Only bring an augmented body if using demon slayer skirt
  4. ^ a b c Augmented version of the body with the perk Scavenging and Demon Slayer. Only bring an augmented body if using demon slayer torso
  5. ^ a b Augmented version of the weapon with the perks Aftershock and Precise

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Overload flask (6).pngOverload flask (6).pngOverload flask (6).pngOverload flask (6).png
Aggression flask (6).pngAggression flask (6).pngAggression flask (6).pngAggression flask (6).png
Super restore flask (6).pngPack yak pouch.pngFire rune.pngNature rune.png
Spring cleaner 9001.pngAttuned ectoplasmator.pngGhostly essence.pngGem bag.png
Mask of the Abyss.pngPack Yak scroll (Winter Storage).png

Players should not need to take food with them if they are maxed and if they are using soul split. Only one super restore flask is needed to restore summoning points if the player is using an attuned ectoplasmator with a demon horn necklace.

Beast of burden inventory[edit | edit source]

Zealots method[edit | edit source]

One strategy is to use Superior scrimshaw of vampyrism (tradeable version works too) with Amulet of zealots, Ultimate Strength and Holy overload potions (no need for any other prayer restoration) for a 16% damage boost. Cheaper than using Attuned ectoplasmator - the downside is that the ashes clutter your Area looting interface and some drops won't be picked up, so it's best used if you have an Advanced gold accumulator, possibly with a legendary pet to pick things up. This can be avoided by adding 20 infernal urns to your preset, which gives an experience boost and is a lot cheaper than ectoplasmator.

With Leech Curses a damage boost of up to 18% can be gained, beating even Malevolence, Desolation and Affliction at 12%.

Legacy Blood Barrage[edit | edit source]

Utilizing the above methods of Aggression potions, combined with auto-casting the spell Blood Barrage on Legacy Combat mode can be an effective way to quickly complete slayer tasks. Players should run diagonally after attacking several demons, as their teleporting ability will cause them to be stacked in straight lines instead of crowded around the player. Little healing is necessary due to the spells 5% of damage healing the player, and frequent drops of Sharks. This is a fast way to complete tasks, although it can be expensive.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Infernal urns may be helpful as they will automatically collect their ashes, especially as they now stack.
  • An attuned ectoplasmator and demon horn necklace combination can be used to restore prayer to help save players from using the penance aura or prayer potions/super restores.
  • Due to the common drop of uncut rubies and the uncommon drop of uncut diamonds, it is useful to bring a gem bag (upgraded).
  • For high level players, consider using a royal dwarf multicannon in level 18 wilderness with the death note relic from archaeology. If you have the slayer helmet on your helmet stand in Anachronia, instead of using the demon circlet, use the Mask of the Abyss which has the passive of doubling the 10th drop (including RDT drops and wilderness drop table drops), up to 900 kills stored in the mask- which can be reset with a spirit of battle obtained from Treasure Hunter or Shattered Worlds.