Greater demon

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For the elite version, see Greater demon (elite).
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Greater demons are demonic beings found in many remote locations throughout RuneScape. As most other demons do, they follow the god Zamorak. Greater demons are more powerful than lesser demons, with highly accurate magic attacks. They are distinguished from them by their large wings and slightly greater stature. Like all demons, they are weak to Silverlight and holy water. A famous demon slayer known to have fought these creatures is Gaalsien.

Greater demons originate on Infernus, where they were called Alyaroth, as the other demons seen in RuneScape do. They are part of the Avernic race, tribal and primitive, and slaves to whomever was ruling Infernus. At the time of Palkeera's memory of the realm, they were enslaved by the cannibalistic Chthonians, who were unable to consume the Avernics for some reason. Among the Avernic demons, the Tsutsaroth were the dominant tribe, ruling over the Alyaroth and Byzroth in a brutal manner.

Greater demons are often killed as a good source of crimson charms and as frequent droppers of clue scrolls. They provide good experience as a slayer task due to their low defence. K'ril Tsutsaroth and his bodyguard Tstanon Karlak in the God Wars Dungeon counts as greater demons for slayer tasks, allowing for a more challenging option. Alternatively the Champion of Infernus and Butcher demons found and summoned in the Heart of Gielinor also counts as greater demons for slayer tasks.

Accursed or infernal urns can be useful when killing greater demons to collect the dropped ashes and grant 20% more prayer experience than just scattering them.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Strategies[edit | edit source]

Main article: /Strategies

Drops[edit | edit source]

100% drop[edit | edit source]

Charms[edit | edit source]

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62%7%4%26%0.9–1%
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Main drop[edit | edit source]

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Only in Kuradal's Dungeon.

Rare drop table[edit | edit source]

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of Wealth or luck of the Dwarves are not required to access the table.
Rare drop table.png Rare drop table:
Rare drop table
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Coins_250.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500CoinsF2P icon.png250–500Common250-500250-500
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Common89215
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common2,41330
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common2,21760
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common6,591120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare296,595-362,5055,400-6,600
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common14,6260
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common14,8630
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon11,886600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare534,870-653,73027,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,88760,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,47160,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare36,19837,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare560,700-685,300756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare9301,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon38,88140,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png18–22 (noted)Rare699,858-855,382720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare102,01766,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon58,82160,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common15,255-18,495678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare1,034,505-1,264,3951,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare228,072-275,028136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare9,180-11,070136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common50,490-61,71022,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon461,250-563,75040,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon15,912-19,1880
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare342,000-418,0000
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Uncommon10,250-14,350Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common5,896Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Uncommon11,825-14,190Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common946Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Rare73,700-88,440Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common3,699Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Rare8,075-11,305Not alchemisable
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon477,000-583,0000
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon157,230-192,1700
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Greater demon drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon111,330-136,0708,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Greater demon drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)F2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon187,380-229,0205,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon9,618-10,992532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon31,360-35,840532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon122,9521,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare254,7601,520
Flax.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common55,350-67,6501,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common28,530-34,87045-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon324,000-396,000450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,600-16,4006,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare135,000-165,00064,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon25,965-31,73513,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare540,000-660,000243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]198,0936,000
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]11,37718
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 3]4361
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 4]1,400,846,250300,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Greater demon drops Brawling gloves (Melee) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Melee) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Magic).png: RS3 Greater demon drops Brawling gloves (Magic) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Magic) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Ranged).png: RS3 Greater demon drops Brawling gloves (Ranged) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Ranged) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Agility).png: RS3 Greater demon drops Brawling gloves (Agility) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Agility) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Cooking).png: RS3 Greater demon drops Brawling gloves (Cooking) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Cooking) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (FM).png: RS3 Greater demon drops Brawling gloves (FM) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (FM) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Fishing).png: RS3 Greater demon drops Brawling gloves (Fishing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Fishing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Hunter).png: RS3 Greater demon drops Brawling gloves (Hunter) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Hunter) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Mining).png: RS3 Greater demon drops Brawling gloves (Mining) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Mining) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Prayer).png: RS3 Greater demon drops Brawling gloves (Prayer) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Prayer) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Smithing).png: RS3 Greater demon drops Brawling gloves (Smithing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Smithing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Thieving).png: RS3 Greater demon drops Brawling gloves (Thieving) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Thieving) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (WC).png: RS3 Greater demon drops Brawling gloves (WC) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (WC) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Crystal triskelion fragment 1 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 1 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 2.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Crystal triskelion fragment 2 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 2 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 3.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Crystal triskelion fragment 3 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 3 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ 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."
  2. ^ Indicates a failed 1/10 roll for Hazelmere's signet ring.
  3. ^ Indicates a roll for Hazelmere's signet ring without tier 4 luck.
  4. ^ Requires tier 4 luck. Rarer than the vecna skull.

Wilderness shared loot table[edit | edit source]

This monster has access to the Wilderness shared loot table, which is a tertiary drop. To access the table, it has to be killed inside the Wilderness.
Luck-enhancing items are not required to access the table, but do increase the chance of doing so, as does doing higher-level content.
Skull.png Wilderness shared loot table:
Rare drop table
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Wilderness hilt.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Wilderness hilt with rarity Rare in quantity 1Wilderness hilt (m)P2P icon.png1Rare82,95848,000
Adrenaline crystal.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Adrenaline crystal with rarity Uncommon in quantity 5-15 (noted)Adrenaline crystal (m)P2P icon.png5–15 (noted)Uncommon335,765-1,007,29512,000-36,000
Preserved meat.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Preserved meat with rarity Common in quantity 1Preserved meat (m)P2P icon.png1CommonNot soldNot alchemisable
Fremennik equipment patch.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Fremennik equipment patch with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Fremennik equipment patch (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon29,644Not alchemisable
Ancient warriors' equipment patch.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Ancient warriors' equipment patch with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Ancient warriors' equipment patch (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare7,515,914Not alchemisable
Revenant drop enhancer.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Revenant drop enhancer with rarity Rare in quantity 1Revenant drop enhancer (m)P2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Bloodweed seed.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Bloodweed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-3Bloodweed seed (m)P2P icon.png1–3Uncommon82,583-247,74938-114
Brawling gloves (Agility).png: RS3 Greater demon drops Brawling gloves (Agility) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Agility) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Cooking).png: RS3 Greater demon drops Brawling gloves (Cooking) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Cooking) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Fishing).png: RS3 Greater demon drops Brawling gloves (Fishing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Fishing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (FM).png: RS3 Greater demon drops Brawling gloves (FM) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (FM) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Hunter).png: RS3 Greater demon drops Brawling gloves (Hunter) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Hunter) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Magic).png: RS3 Greater demon drops Brawling gloves (Magic) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Magic) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Greater demon drops Brawling gloves (Melee) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Melee) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Mining).png: RS3 Greater demon drops Brawling gloves (Mining) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Mining) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Prayer).png: RS3 Greater demon drops Brawling gloves (Prayer) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Prayer) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Ranged).png: RS3 Greater demon drops Brawling gloves (Ranged) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Ranged) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Smithing).png: RS3 Greater demon drops Brawling gloves (Smithing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Smithing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Thieving).png: RS3 Greater demon drops Brawling gloves (Thieving) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Thieving) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (WC).png: RS3 Greater demon drops Brawling gloves (WC) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (WC) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000

Universal drops[edit | edit source]

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

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 4 December 2017 (Update):
    • (Elite) greater demons can now drop off-hand rune maces on free worlds.
  • ninja 25 April 2016 (Update):
    • Improved respawn rates for Greater demons.
  • patch 2 November 2015 (Update):
    • Maximum hit has been increased

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Before they were given a graphical update on 28 January 2013, they had heads which resembled that of a horse, or the old head of all the dragons, as well as long thin limbs, fangs, and a solid red skin tone. One variant of demon was purple and sported a different examine text of "Big, purple, and incredibly evil." This variant was changed to red along with its examine during the graphical rework.
  • On 4 February 2014 the greater demon underwent a drop table rework which resulted in them dropping more valuable and useful items.
  • They are the fifth highest-levelled and second most accurate free-to-play monster, and have the third highest maximum hit for a free-to-play monster, excluding revenants, Quest monsters, or Dungeoneering monsters. In accuracy and maximum damage per hit, they were surpassed by the level 85 skeletons from the Stronghold of Security in 2006, and then by the hellhound in 2009.

References[edit | edit source]