Dust devil

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For the elite version, see Dust devil (elite).
For the corrupted version requiring 97 Slayer, see Corrupted dust devil.
Dust devil icon.png

A dust devil is a slayer monster that requires level 65 Slayer to kill. A face mask, masked earmuffsslayer helmet, Helm of Devilry, Helm of Keening, or Mask of Dust is required to slay them, whether in the Smoke Dungeon or Chaos Tunnels, because of their effects on players without protection.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Strengths and weaknesses[edit | edit source]

Dust devils use clouds of dust, sand, ash and whatever else they can inhale to blind and disorientate their victims. Good luck on obtaining a dragon chainmail from their dusty remains.
— Slayer task hint

Dust devils use Ranged attacks to fight, and a Slayer level of at least 65 is required to kill them. They can drain a player's combat stats to 1, lower Prayer and Summoning points to nothing, and deal rapid hits of 350 damage. Furthermore, their Smoke Dungeon habitat also deals rapid damage to unprotected players. To prevent this, it is mandatory to wear protective face gear; a face mask, masked earmuffs, any slayer helm variant, a mask of Dust, or the helm of Devilry. Any of these will block both the environmental and the dust devil's stat-lowering attacks, meaning only Ranged damage will be dealt.

Dust devils are weak to crush weapons. This means the most effective weapons to use on them are dual-wielded drygore maces, the chaotic maul, a superior kyzaj, or a Saradomin sword.

For players who struggle to kill dust devils without losing a lot of health, there are several methods that can be used to heal without bringing food along. Dust devils commonly drop two ugthanki kebabs at a time, which can be consumed to heal for 25% of the player's maximum health, up to 1750 life points. The Regenerate ability can be used to heal while out of combat, at the cost of adrenaline; it is recommended to use this when at 100% adrenaline. The Vampyrism aura, scrimshaw or superior scrimshaw of Vampyrism, the off-hand enhanced excalibur sword, the Saradomin godsword, or Soul Split ancient curse can all be used to heal as damage is dealt to the dust devils. Guthan's equipment is not recommended for use in the Smoke Dungeon, but can be used on monsters surrounding the dust devils in the Chaos Tunnels to heal life points. The Bones to Peaches spell can be used to turn the dust devils' 100% bone drop into healing peaches, if unlocked from the Mage Training Arena, or a bunyip Summoning familiar can be used to heal over time.

If players use Soul Split, they should forego using Bones to Peaches, and should instead use a combination of the bonecrusher and demon horn or split dragontooth necklace Dungeoneering rewards to automatically restore Prayer points while killing dust devils.

Drops[edit | edit source]

100% drop[edit | edit source]

Charms[edit | edit source]

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55%12%6%26%0.9–1%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 280,209 kills.
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Main drop[edit | edit source]

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

Rare drop table[edit | edit source]

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items are not required to access the table, but they will increase the chance of accessing the rare drop table and may also improve the loot received from it.
Rare drop table.png Rare drop table:
Rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Coins_250.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500Coins250–500Common250-500High Level Alchemy icon.png250-500
Coins_25.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 50Coins50Common[d 1]50High Level Alchemy icon.png50
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphire1Common57515
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emerald1Common32130
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut ruby1Common33860
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamond1Common853120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare38,385-46,9155,400-6,600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)1Uncommon6,003600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)45–55 (noted)Rare270,135-330,16527,000-33,000
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)1Common9,9601
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)1Common10,2641
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Crystal triskelion fragment 1 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 1 (m)1Very rare[d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 2.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Crystal triskelion fragment 2 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 2 (m)1Very rare[d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 3.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Crystal triskelion fragment 3 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 3 (m)1Very rare[d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)1Common57,75960,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)1Common57,66060,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)1Rare35,69537,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)180–220 (noted)Rare708,840-866,360756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelin5Rare9301,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvage1Uncommon38,63640,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvage18–22 (noted)Rare695,448-849,992720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)1Rare66,51166,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)1Uncommon58,35660,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheads113–137Common20,227-24,523678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)135–165Very rare964,305-1,178,5951,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talisman68–82 (noted)Rare54,604-65,846136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talisman68–82 (noted)Rare10,812-13,038136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobster135–165 (noted)Common46,845-57,25522,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)225–275 (noted)Uncommon238,050-290,95040,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon18,088-21,81268-82
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare447,120-546,480180-220
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit25–35Uncommon7,500-10,500Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit2Common506Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit25–30Uncommon9,575-11,490Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit2Common766Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit25–30Rare6,325-7,590Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spirit3Common5,046Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit25–35Rare4,400-6,160Not alchemisable
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)14–16Uncommon5,740-6,560532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)14–16Uncommon28,084-32,096532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)4Uncommon191,7601,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)10Rare30,8801,520
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)90–110 (noted)Uncommon1,284,660-1,570,14090-110
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)90–110 (noted)Uncommon135,810-165,99090-110
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Dust devil drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)45–55 (noted)Uncommon130,320-159,2808,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Dust devil drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon484,560-592,2405,130-6,270
Flax.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)Flax450–550 (noted)Common53,550-65,4501,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)45–55 (noted)Common30,150-36,85045-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon448,200-547,800450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon20,332-24,5186,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logs675–825 (noted)Rare201,825-246,67564,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)45–55 (noted)Uncommon28,440-34,76013,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)270–330 (noted)Rare468,990-573,210243,000-297,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Dust devil drops Brawling gloves (Melee) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Melee) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Magic).png: RS3 Dust devil drops Brawling gloves (Magic) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Magic) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Ranged).png: RS3 Dust devil drops Brawling gloves (Ranged) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Ranged) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Agility).png: RS3 Dust devil drops Brawling gloves (Agility) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Agility) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Cooking).png: RS3 Dust devil drops Brawling gloves (Cooking) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Cooking) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (FM).png: RS3 Dust devil drops Brawling gloves (FM) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (FM) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Fishing).png: RS3 Dust devil drops Brawling gloves (Fishing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Fishing) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Hunter).png: RS3 Dust devil drops Brawling gloves (Hunter) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Hunter) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Mining).png: RS3 Dust devil drops Brawling gloves (Mining) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Mining) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Prayer).png: RS3 Dust devil drops Brawling gloves (Prayer) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Prayer) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Smithing).png: RS3 Dust devil drops Brawling gloves (Smithing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Smithing) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Thieving).png: RS3 Dust devil drops Brawling gloves (Thieving) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Thieving) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (WC).png: RS3 Dust devil drops Brawling gloves (WC) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (WC) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Vecna skull with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)1Very rare[d 3][d 4]316,7006,000
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)1Very rare[d 5]5371
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)1Very rare[d 6]18,70718
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Dust devil drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)1Very rare[d 7]2,147,483,647300,000
  1. ^ Replaces members' only drops in free-to-play.
  2. ^ a b c Triskelion fragments are dropped in order.
  3. ^ a b Jagex. Mod Timbo's Twitter account. 19 January 2018. (Archived from the original on 22 January 2019.) Mod Timbo: "1/1280 if you hit the RDT, requires T4 luck to be worn in order to get a hold of it. Of course there are tons of different ways to access the RDT so it changes massively depending on what you're fighting, what you're wearing etc."
  4. ^ Vecna skull requires tier 4 luck. Chance is 1/1280 per roll of the rare drop table with the tier 4 luck requirement.[d 3]
  5. ^ Cheese+tom batta indicates a roll for Hazelmere's signet ring without tier 4 luck.
  6. ^ Blurberry Special indicates a failed 1/10 roll for Hazelmere's signet ring with tier 4 luck.
  7. ^ Hazelmere's signet ring requires tier 4 luck. Rarer than the vecna skull.

Universal drops[edit | edit source]

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These items are dropped alongside main drops.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

  • Sand in My Loot (RuneScore.png 0) – Obtained a collection of unique drops from Slayer monsters located within the Kharidian desert.

Graphical updates[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • patch 22 July 2014 (Update):
    • Dust and smoke devils have been graphically updated.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Both "dirt devil" and "dust devil" are brands of a vacuum cleaner, hence the examine text; "The vacuumed face of evil".
  • In real life, dust devils are a miniature whirlwind strong enough to whip dust and leaves into the air.
  • As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for this monster was 60,000 kills.[2]
    • This had not increased by 6 May 2018.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Muthirat, "File Under: Low Priority", RuneScape.
  2. ^ Mod Shauny. Top 10 killers per Slayer Creature. Reddit. 2 February 2018. (Archived from the original on 28 February 2020.) Mod Shauny: "Here are the top 10 kills for each Slayer creature in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"
  3. ^ Mod Shauny. Top Slayer Killers - 6th May 2018. Reddit. 6 May 2018. (Archived from the original on 28 February 2020.) Mod Shauny: "Here are the top 10 kills for each Slayer creature in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"