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Tormented demons are massive demons summoned and controlled by the Mahjarrat Lucien. They first appear in the Grandmaster quest While Guthix Sleeps, wherein Lucien uses Daemonicas Abhoris to summon two demons in the Ancient Guthix Temple and place them into a state of perpetual physical agony, healing their bodies as they burn and making them extremely hostile and aggressive. After the quest is complete, a total of six tormented demons may be found in the Temple. The ability to have them assigned as slayer tasks by Kuradal, Morvran, and Laniakea can be purchased using 50 slayer points after completion of While Guthix Sleeps.

Tormented demons possess a number of formidable powers. They can attack with all three combat styles, shield themselves from damage, and even use protection prayers. They are often killed (either by single players, or teams of players) for their unique drops, namely dragon limbs, used to forge the dragon crossbow (which is in turn used to forge the Ascension crossbow), as well as the pieces of the dragon platebody. They also drop the dragon claw and off-hand dragon claw, both as part of the same drop, which are used to craft chaotic claws. Aside from these, they have a number of other valuable drops, such as charms, herbs, armour and weapons, and clue scrolls. Tormented demons commonly drop rune salvage so is it a good idea to bring a charged spring cleaner set to high alch or disassembly mode to process the rune salvage, negating the need to fill the player's inventory.

Despite being demons, these monsters do not take increased damage from holy water, although it does remove their fire shield. Additionally, dwarf multicannons cannot be set up in the tormented demons' lair. They can be easily killed with two combat styles, or one if a player uses a steel titan.

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

The tormented demon's roar
Damage being absorbed by the fire shield

Tormented demons attack with melee, Magic, and Ranged, though they only use one style at a time. They can hit up to 1150 damage with any of these attack styles, and with very high accuracy; their attacks often hit players regardless of Defence level or armour quality. Fortunately, protection prayers reduce this damage to 1, so prayer switching is an effective and essential tactic when fighting them. Tormented demons change attack styles every 16 seconds or so; when they do, they rear back and roar, creating an area-of-effect Magic attack that can hit players behind cover. Like Crystal shapeshifters, the tormented demon's affinity values change accordingly depending on the combat style used; magic demons are weak to bolts, ranged to stab attacks and melee to fire spells.

Defensively, tormented demons use protection prayers based on the combat style that is dealing the most damage to them. Once a tormented demon takes 3100 damage from a given attack style, it changes its protection prayer to defend against that style. For this purpose, any hit below 200 damage counts as 200 damage, unless the attack misses. When attacked by familiars, tormented demons treat the damage as if it was 10 times higher, so a hit of 450 damage would be treated as 4500. Tormented demons' protection prayers do not run out, and for this reason at least two combat styles are necessary when fighting the demons. In addition to their protection prayers, each tormented demon is initially surrounded by a fire shield reducing all incoming damage by 75%.

This shield can be taken down for 60 seconds by a successful hit with Darklight or Holy water. Each non-zero hit from either weapon resets the 60-second counter, and both auto-attacks and abilities work. (Note that for the purposes of their prayer-switching, hits through the fire shield are counted without the damage reduction.) The shield cannot be taken down with Darklight while the demon is using Protect from Melee, or with holy water and Protect from Ranged. If the player has upgraded Darklight after completing Dimension of Disaster, it will act as a powerful weapon, and the demons will take more damage before using Protect from Melee.

Finally, the six tormented demons in the Ancient Guthix Temple are reasonably close to each other. There are two groups of three demons; one on the north, and the other in the south. While they usually don't wander across to the other side, tormented demons will always focus on whoever they attacked, only changing aggression when their original target leaves the server or is attacked by another player. It is recommended to avoid fighting multiple demons at once, and if the player is attacked by multiple demons, attempt to tank one or two of them while trapping the remaining behind the walls and pillars that dot the edges. Demons in the temple always start with magic attacks and have the Protect from Melee prayer active.

They may be placed in the Sunken Pyramid through an Ushabti. This also requires obtaining a soul from the Ancient Guthix Temple beforehand. The primary advantage of this is that players may choose other weak monsters such as chickens for prayer restoration, resulting in extremely fast and cheap prayer renewal, and a very safe environment with extremely fast access. However, there are a few drawbacks; two can be placed at most in each room (due to the unique respawn timer of the pyramid), as three or more demons in the same room can be extremely dangerous, and the demons spawn with a different combat style and overhead prayer.

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Strategy[edit | edit source]

Drops[edit | edit source]

100% drops[edit | edit source]

Charms[edit | edit source]

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11–12%20–21%10–11%20–21%36–37%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 12,866 kills.
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Main drop[edit | edit source]

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Mod Shauny. "Revealing Drop Rates." 01 December 2017. Developers' Blogs.
  2. ^ a b Main hand and off hand Dragon claw are dropped together
  3. ^ Drop rate estimated to be approximately 1/125 based off of a sample size of 10,000 kills.
  4. ^ This drop only attempts to roll should you fail to roll a hard clue, should you get this item, there's a 1% chance it'll be upgraded to a sealed clue scroll (master).

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 Tormented demon drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500CoinsF2P icon.png250–500Common250-500250-500
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Common82115
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common2,34630
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common2,13160
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common6,160120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare277,200-338,8005,400-6,600
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common15,1310
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common15,1660
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon11,743600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare528,435-645,86527,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,72260,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,29760,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare35,99437,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare559,980-684,420756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare9101,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon38,86440,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png18–22 (noted)Rare699,552-855,008720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare96,75266,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon58,80660,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common14,916-18,084678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare1,031,670-1,260,9301,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare212,976-256,824136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare7,956-9,594136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common49,275-60,22522,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon429,750-525,25040,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,804-16,6460
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare343,800-420,2000
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Uncommon8,525-11,935Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common5,530Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Uncommon11,500-13,800Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common920Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Rare69,125-82,950Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common3,078Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Rare5,400-7,560Not alchemisable
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon452,790-553,4100
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon143,640-175,5600
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon116,910-142,8908,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)F2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon177,750-217,2505,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon9,366-10,704532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon28,784-32,896532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon137,8401,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare286,6601,520
Flax.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common58,500-71,5001,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common27,900-34,10045-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon347,400-424,600450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,872-16,7286,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare137,700-168,30064,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon24,210-29,59013,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare531,360-649,440243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]212,3656,000
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Tormented demon drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]11,16118
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Tormented 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 Tormented 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 Tormented 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 Tormented 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 Tormented 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 Tormented 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 Tormented 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 Tormented 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 Tormented 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 Tormented 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 Tormented 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 Tormented 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 Tormented 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 Tormented 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 Tormented 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 Tormented 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 Tormented 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 Tormented 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.

Universal drops[edit | edit source]

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

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 7 March 2016 (Update):
    • Tormented demons have had their combat stats rebalanced (quest only variants).
  • patch 20 July 2015 (Update):
    • The requirement to teleport to tormented demons using a light creature familiar has been corrected.
  • hotfix 4 February 2014 (Update):
    • Tormented Demons once again drop Dragon Claws in pairs.
  • patch 25 September 2013 (Update):
    • Tormented demon prayer switching is now reflected in the combat overlay quicker.
  • patch 10 January 2011 (Update):
    • Attacking this monster with the ancient mace's special attack no longer does nothing.
  • patch 4 January 2011 (Update):
    • Fixed health bar being at an inappropriate height.
  • patch 17 March 2009 (Update):
    • Tormented demons should now be considered demons by the Darklight weapon.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Upon slaying a number of tormented demons, a player's RuneMetrics Event Log reads "I killed X tormented demons, fewer tormented souls in the world must be a good thing." Upon slaying 100 or more tormented demons, a player's Event Log reads "I killed many Tormented Demons."
  • One of the two tormented demons fought during While Guthix Sleeps doesn't have a dragon metal helmet and its burned face and grin can be seen. The concept art of Tormented Demon also lacks the helmet.
    • This variant of the demon is never encountered following completion of the quest in the Ancient Guthixian Temple, instead appearing as a random spawn if placed in the Sunken Pyramid.
  • Dragon platebody parts can be found on the Tormented demon. The ruined armour lump is the head, the ruined armour slice is the left arm and the ruined armour shard is the right leg.
  • On 4 February 2014, tormented demons received an overhaul to their drop tables along with other demon species as chosen by the players from a Player Power poll.
  • Tormented demons previously always had one stat out of attack, strength, magic, and ranged increased while the others were decreased outside of their base values.
  • Tormented demons, like several other monsters, are always aggressive to players. However, whereas most monsters would simply return idling around if the player leaves, tormented demons will still attempt to track the player unless they enter an instance, die or log out.
  • As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for these monsters was 142,993 kills.[1]
    • This had increased to 144,081 by 6 May 2018.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ 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!"
  2. ^ 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!"