Tormented Demon Guide

Overview

Combat Level 170 Life Points 20,000
Maximum Hit 1,100 Attack Style All
Drop Summary

Tormented demons are the only monsters to drop the following:

Requirements And Recommendations

To access Tormented Demons, complete the While Guthix Sleeps quest.

For efficient kills, we recommend the following minimum levels:

  • 90 Attack, Magic, Ranged, and Strength
  • 80 Dungeoneering ?
  • 79 Summoning
  • 43 Prayer

To weaken this monster, you'll need one of the following items:

To reach Tormented Demons, you must have a lit Sapphire Lantern. We recommend having a backup in your bank in-case of death.

History

Tormented Demons are a powerful kind of demon. They are bound to eternally regrow their flesh which is then burned away, resulting in the agony which gives them their name. They have been summoned from their realm by Lucien to wreak havoc upon the Guthixian Temple, where they become available after the While Guthix Sleeps quest.

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Getting There

Enter the Lumbridge Swamp caves, beneath the Lumbridge Castle, and then head south to the Tears of Guthix area where the light creatures are flying around. Use your Sapphire Lantern with one of them and select the second option to go into the chasm. This will bring you to the Guthixian Temple entrance. Your sapphire lantern is no longer of any use beyond this point.

Proceed south until you reach two sets of walls to climb. Climb both walls and enter cave opening - the mouth of the skull. You'll now be in the Guthixian Temple.

Continue south past the stone table and Guthix symbol on the floor until you come to the Tormented Demon lair, seen below outlined in red.

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Equipment

Tormented Demons are one of the few bosses in RuneScape where defense plays no role. Because the player is consistently using protection prayers, gear is primarily focused around damage output. The only time a player is vulnerable to attacks is after a Demon switches attack styles or when fighting more then one at a time. For these reasons, a small healing method, such as food, scrimshaws, auras, or familiars, should be used.

As magic and ranged lack useful thresholds for killing Tormented Demons, it's not recommended to bring both styles. For this reason, this guide will only include a combination of magic and ranged with melee. If you lack the levels or funds for the items specified, downgrade to the lower tier equivalent. If you lack the level for a steel titan, downgrade to the highest level healing familiar you can access.

Equipment And Inventory
Ability Bar
Equipment And Inventory
Ability Bar
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Luring

To correctly lure a Tormented Demon, you must first understand a few basic movement mechanics. There are very things you can do to manipulate a Demon into going exactly where you want it to. A few of these are:

  • They always walk diagonally first.
  • Walking beneath them will cause them to walk south.
  • If you're standing beneath a Demon and the area to the south is inaccessible, it will walk east.
  • Tormented Demons occupy a 3x3 area on the RuneScape grid.

Most players beginning to take on this boss can only attack one at a time. There are siz Tormented Demons roaming their lair. For this reason, trapping them can be essential to survival. Don't over think it! Use the objects and pillars to your advantage!

Tormented Demon Luring

The image above correctly shows how to perform the south lure with two Tormented Demons. It utilizes the objects nearby as well as their movement mechanics. You can see how walking beneath them is a much easier way to push them into position, where you would have otherwise had to run further south behind the pillar which we're hiding.

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Fighting

Combat Mecanics

While fighting Tormented Demons, you'll immediately notice two unique combat mechanics. Firstly, they're the only monster in RuneScape that you must weaken to effectively kill. Secondly, you'll notice when you arrive that they can utilize protection prayers - although they will change their prayers when a sum of 3,100 damage of another attack style is dealt. If no damage is dealt, or the attack misses, it is counted as an invisible 200 toward this sum.

During the kill, the Tormented Demon will use a variety of attacks. These are magic, melee, ranged, and splash. It is vital that you use protection curses or prayers to prevent taking damage, as they're very accurate. After blocking five attacks of a given style, the Tormented Demon will randomly switch to another after a brief roaring animation. If the roar is audible, it will then use a single splash attack.

Each attack has its own unique animation. These, as well as some notes regarding its attack, can be seen below.

Animation Notes
Tormented Demon Magic
  • The magic attack will target a single player.
  • This attack appears as a red ball of fire after a brief nodding animation.
  • After switching to this style, unless you preemptively protect magic, it's almost impossible to enable protection prayers in time.
  • Protecting magic will reduce the damage to a zero or one.
  • This attack takes time to travel. A greater distance means a greater delay before the damage is dealt, allowing time to activate correct prayers.
Animation Notes
Tormented Demon Melee
  • The melee attack will target a single player.
  • After switching to this style, unless you preemptively protect melee, it's almost impossible to enable protection prayers in time.
  • A Tormented Demon can switch to melee bypassing the switching animation.
  • Protecting melee will reduce the damage to a zero or one.
  • Using Soul Split will prevent the Demon from switching attack styles but is not recommended.
  • While standing outside of melee distance is safe, attacking using magic or ranged will cause an instant switch in styles.
Animation Notes
Tormented Demon Ranged
  • The ranged attack will target a single player.
  • This attack appears as a number of spikes after a flicking animation.
  • After switching to this style, the spikes will temporarily appear over the Demon's left shoulder allowing you to activate protection prayers in time.
  • Protecting mranged will reduce the damage to a zero or one.
  • This attack takes time to travel. A greater distance means a greater delay before the damage is dealt, allowing time to activate correct prayers.
Animation Notes
Tormented Demon Splash
  • The splash attack will target a multiple players.
  • This attack appears as a red ball of fire during the switching animation.
  • Protecting magic will not reduce the damage of this attack.
  • A Tormented Demon will only use this attack during its switching animation.
  • If an audible roar is heard during the switching animation, a splash attack will be cast.
  • This attack can be cast from behind objects and when the Demon is not focused on a target.

Weakening

To begin a kill, lure a Tormented Demon as shown above. It helps to know that when a Tormented Demon spawns, until it is attacked, it will protect against melee and use its magic attack. Once the Tormented Demon is lured you'll need to weaken it. Either attack it using your Holy Water or deal roughly 310 magic or ranged damage to switch its prayer - allowing you to hit and weaken it with the Darklight. Once weakened, the Tormented Demon will remain vulnerable for 60 seconds until its shield returns.

When killing Tormented Demons in groups, the common term to notify your team that the demon has been weakened is SD - standing for shield down.

Strategies

To kill Tormented Demons effectively, it is essential that you attempt to keep your adrenaline at roughly 65% or higher between kills. This is because thresholds are critical to fast kills.

Every kill can be done in the relatively same pattern, using the same abilities and strategy each time. In short, the fastest pattern to follow is (assuming 65% adrenaline):

Magic:
  • Use your 3 basic abilities until to Tormented Demon prays magic.
  • Equip your melee equipment, including the Darklight, and hit once to weaken the Demon.
  • Equip your main melee weapon.
  • Immediately use Assault.
  • As soon as the Assault animation begins, start changing to your magic gear. This will not interrupt your hits!
  • Immediately use Wild Magic.
  • As soon as the Wild Magic animation begins, start changing back to your melee gear. This will not interrupt your hits!
  • Immediately use Destroy.
  • Finish the Tormented Demon with basic abilities.
Ranged:
  • Use your Holy Water to weaken the Tormented Demon.
  • Use your 3 basic abilities until the Tormented Demon prays ranged.
  • Equip your melee equipment.
  • Immediately use Assault.
  • As soon as the Assault animation begins, start changing to your ranged gear. This will not interrupt your hits!
  • Immediately use Snap Shot.
  • As soon as the Snap Shot animation begins, start changing back to your melee gear. This will not interrupt your hits!
  • Immediately use Destroy.
  • Finish the Tormented Demon with basic abilities.

Using this strategy, often times the Tormented Demon will be nearly dead by the end of your Destroy ability - sometimes it will die as a result of Destroy. This results in the most efficient Tormented Demon kills. In the very unlikely event that a threshold misses, simply continue with basic abilities until reaching the next step.

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Credits

Original Guide by: Warriormonkx

Rewritten by: Quyneax

Thanks to: Artemis1330, brainymidget, Daynuh, Diddy999999, etpelletier, GanonSheik, Jaffy1, Jard_Y_Dooku, kinggabe, lalala7324, Latin, Mungo0, piesofdoom, pokemama, Runeguy154, The_Great_One, tonguetamer3, Troll Al Day, Wachtwoord, Zaaps1

Last updated by: Stev

Last updated: 03-Mar-2014


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