OSRS Dust Devil Slayer Task Guide

30.06.2024 - 15:10:34
Game Guides , Runescape

OSRS Dust Devil Slayer Task Guide

A dust devil slayer task is one of the best tasks you can receive from a Slayer master without a doubt. This monster surpasses nechryaels in terms of EXP/H since they are super weak and can be killed much more quicker. You can start killing these as early as level 65 Slayer. Let us explore the best ways to quickly farm these creatures and complete your task.

Best Places to Kill

There are 3 locations in total for this creature, all of them are extremely good and have minimal differences between them but here are the best two out of the three:

Catacombs of Kourend

If you are not using Wilderness the best place to do your slayer task for this monster is in the Catacombs of Kourend. This dungeon is completely a multi-combat area, and dust devils are the perfect creature to kill using ancient magicks. Bring along your iron darts, Dinh’s bulwark and tag all of the dust devils in an area, after that stack them up by moving back and forth really quickly and let your auto-retaliate plus Ice barrage take care of the rest. There is also another reason why catacombs are the best for this task. Unlike nechryaels, dust devils drop bones and you can use a bone crusher necklace to automatically crush these bones and here is where it gets better, each bone you bury in these catacombs restores your prayer points, so you will never run out of prayer points while on this task.

Wilderness Slayer Cave

If you are using Wilderness, the absolute best place to kill this monster is the Wilderness Slayer Cave. All the monsters in this cave have access to an extra drop table making the gold that you will get from this already lucrative task higher. Also just like the catacombs this place is multi-combat as well. You can use the same method of tagging all the dust devils and stacking them up to kill them in one go. This method also becomes much cheaper and effective here as you can simply use “Blighted Ice Sacks'' to cast ice barrage and use a accursed sceptre to get a massive buff to your accuracy and damage. Make sure you are ready to escape if you see any PKer.


All monsters in Old School Runescape have weaknesses against some combat style or weapon. The biggest weakness of these creatures is magic, which makes it perfect to kill them in groups!

Stab Defence

Slash Defence

Crush Defence

Magic Defence

Dart Defence

Arrow Defence

Bolt Defence




0 + No elemental weakness




Best Gear Setups

Your gear setups should always be according to the weakness of the monster and it should almost always be the best in slot gear for that combat style. Here is a example for dust devils:


Magic is the only thing you should be using against these creatures, otherwise you will be killing them one at a time at a really slow pace. Here is the best setup that you can use:

  • Helmet: Slayer Helmet (i)

  • Neck: Occult Necklace or Bonecrusher Necklace (recommended if killing in catacombs)

  • Ammo: Holy blessing 

  • Cape: Imbued God cape

  • Body: Virtus robe top

  • Legs: Virtus robe bottom

  • Weapon: Kodai wand/Master wand/Ancient staff/Accursed sceptre (a) (If wilderness slayer)

  • Shield: Elidnis’ ward (f)/Arcane spirit shield/Elidnis’ ward/Book of darkness

  • Boots: Eternal boots

  • Gloves: Tormented bracelet or Barrows gloves

  • Ring: Magus ring/Seers ring (i)/Ring of the gods (i)

  • Tagging monsters: Iron darts/Dinh’s bulwark

  • For longer trips: Explorer’s ring 3-4 for high level alchemy

Virtus robes are great for this task as they directly buff your ancient spells. If you can’t afford them however, we would recommend getting any robes that provide you with a magic damage bonus.


  • Rune pouch containing runes for your spells

  • Prayer potions 2-6

  • Herb sack

  • Holy wrench (optional)

  • Teleport to safety, like house tabs

  • Iron darts

  • Dinh’s bulwark

  • Imbued/saturated heart (optional)

Best Drops

These creatures have a superior variant so you should unlock “Bigger and Badder” if possible before this task. These creatures drop a lot of alchable items so it is best to bring an explorer ring 4 to high level alchemy said items.

  • Imbued heart: 124M - 1/680 drop rate (Only from choke devils)

  • Eternal gem: 11.7M - 1/680 drop rate (Only from choke devils)

  • Dragon chainbody: 220K - 3x 1/32768 drop rate

  • Dust battle staff: 18K - 3x 1/4000 drop rate

  • Mystic air staff: 25K - 3x 1/128 drop rate

  • Mystic earth staff: 25K - 3x 1/128 drop rate

  • Dragon dagger: 17K - 3x 1/128 drop rate

Other locations

Other locations that dust devils resides in are as follows:

  • Smoke dungeon

This location has an area that is specifically for people on a slayer task. You should kill these creatures there with the same magic method.

Happy efficient dust devil slaying out there!

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