Greater demon

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Greater demons are demonic beings found in many remote locations throughout RuneScape. As with most other demons, they serve 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 count 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%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 208,396 kills.
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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 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 Greater demon drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500Coins250–500Common250-500High Level Alchemy icon.png250-500
Coins_25.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 50Coins50Common[d 1]50High Level Alchemy icon.png50
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphire1Common58615
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emerald1Common33630
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut ruby1Common34860
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamond1Common845120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare38,025-46,4755,400-6,600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)1Uncommon5,912600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)45–55 (noted)Rare266,040-325,16027,000-33,000
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)1Common10,2891
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)1Common10,3761
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.png: RS3 Greater demon 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 Greater demon 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 Greater demon 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 Greater demon drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)1Common57,64260,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)1Common57,18760,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)1Rare35,48037,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)180–220 (noted)Rare718,740-878,460756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelin5Rare9301,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvage1Uncommon38,82540,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvage18–22 (noted)Rare698,850-854,150720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)1Rare66,51166,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)1Uncommon58,44860,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheads113–137Common20,679-25,071678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Greater demon 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 Greater demon drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talisman68–82 (noted)Rare53,924-65,026136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talisman68–82 (noted)Rare11,152-13,448136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobster135–165 (noted)Common47,115-57,58522,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)225–275 (noted)Uncommon245,025-299,47540,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon18,088-21,81268-82
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare456,660-558,140180-220
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit25–35Uncommon7,475-10,465Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit2Common498Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit25–30Uncommon9,775-11,730Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit2Common782Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit25–30Rare6,225-7,470Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spirit3Common5,010Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit25–35Rare4,450-6,230Not alchemisable
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)14–16Uncommon5,852-6,688532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)14–16Uncommon28,826-32,944532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)4Uncommon185,7641,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)10Rare31,0801,520
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)90–110 (noted)Uncommon1,241,010-1,516,79090-110
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)90–110 (noted)Uncommon136,800-167,20090-110
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Greater demon drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)45–55 (noted)Uncommon135,990-166,2108,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Greater demon drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon478,260-584,5405,130-6,270
Flax.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)Flax450–550 (noted)Common53,100-64,9001,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)45–55 (noted)Common30,375-37,12545-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon472,050-576,950450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon20,128-24,2726,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logs675–825 (noted)Rare199,800-244,20064,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)45–55 (noted)Uncommon29,970-36,63013,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)270–330 (noted)Rare472,500-577,500243,000-297,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Greater demon 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 Greater demon 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 Greater demon 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 Greater demon 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 Greater demon 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 Greater demon 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 Greater demon 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 Greater demon 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 Greater demon 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 Greater demon 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 Greater demon 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 Greater demon 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 Greater demon 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 Greater demon 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 Greater demon drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)1Very rare[d 5]5371
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)1Very rare[d 6]18,70718
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Greater demon 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.

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 Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Wilderness hilt.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Wilderness hilt with rarity Rare in quantity 1Wilderness hilt1Rare79,41848,000
Adrenaline crystal.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Adrenaline crystal with rarity Uncommon in quantity 5-15 (noted)Adrenaline crystal5–15 (noted)Uncommon39,990-119,97012,000-36,000
Preserved meat.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Preserved meat with rarity Common in quantity 1Preserved meat1CommonNot soldNot alchemisable
Fremennik equipment patch.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Fremennik equipment patch with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Fremennik equipment patch1Uncommon33,773Not alchemisable
Ancient warriors' equipment patch.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Ancient warriors' equipment patch with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Ancient warriors' equipment patch1Very rare7,921,033Not alchemisable
Revenant drop enhancer.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Revenant drop enhancer with rarity Rare in quantity 1Revenant drop enhancer1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Bloodweed seed.png: RS3 Greater demon drops Bloodweed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-3Bloodweed seed1–3Uncommon122,360-367,08038-114
Brawling gloves (Agility).png: RS3 Greater demon drops Brawling gloves (Agility) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very 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)1Very 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)1Very 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)1Very 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)1Very 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)1Very 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)1Very 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)1Very 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)1Very 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)1Very 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)1Very 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)1Very 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)1Very 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]

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 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
  • patch 13 August 2013 (Update):
    • Demon fireball animations are now in sync with the player’s defend animation.

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]